//Marketing

Racist or Borderline Brilliant?

Last night, while doing some insomnia-induced Facebook feed flipping, I came across a piece of Equinox Gym's "Commit To Something" campaign as a sponsored ad. It showed up in my feed because 6 of my Friends "like" Equinox. My eyebrows were raised by seeing a bunch of white folks with somewhat unimpeachable looks being touted by [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:32:27+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Brand Experience, Marketing, Social Media, Strategy|0 Comments

Say It Ain’t So! More Great Cup ‘a Joe Tech?

This morning, while putting gas in my car, I pulled out my mobile device and placed a mobile order for a Venti Latte (1% Milk and No Foam) with around 5 button presses on the Starbucks mobile app. When the gas was filled, I jumped in the car and drove 100 yards to the nearest [...]

A New Form Of Superstar Athlete? A Little Bit Of Content Will Do…

It wasn't so long ago that people would provide a quizzical stare when presented the concept of eSports as an industry and an even shorter time since people would laugh at the thought of eSports becoming big business with a huge following. Now, adding to the list of new generational tastes and trends that bucked [...]

Don’t Let Your Brand Name Fall Flat On Your Audience

Often, there's a name that really sticks among the founders of the company. There's a ring to it... It makes people smile... It seems obviously right... Or, frequently, in these times, the cute omission of vowels in a product name is just plain cool. Unfortunately, some of those names get lost in translation. The BBC's [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:32:50+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Brand Experience, Core, Marketing|0 Comments

5 Facts That Affect GREAT Social

Holiday Inn Express has just gotten past the hump of their nine city, SelfiePancake Express truck tour and there's already a few pieces of learning to be gained from this strong social content event. Signing Rob Riggle as the "Creative Director" for this campaign touting Holiday Inn Express' newly launched 60-second pancake maker that includes [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:33:02+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Brand Experience, Marketing, Social Media, Strategy|2 Comments

The Best Brand Social Communication

Far too many brands fail by using social as arms of their PR team - where they announce and tell rather than join in a conversation. The reality is that probably less than 10% are doing their brand communication on social effectively. MediaPost's post on Sprout Social's recent study of brand response to their audience [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:33:07+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Brand Experience, Core, Marketing, Social Media, Strategy|0 Comments

The Path to Success In The Face Of Ad-Blocking Technology

Many publishers and planners alike are lamenting the adoption of ad-blocking technology and the growth in its use by consumers. Even with the race to the lower end of costs per impression/action/conversion/whatever, there are strong revenue models in place where many businesses are reliant on those traditional methods for survival. The thing is, there's a [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:33:12+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Brand Experience, Management, Marketing, Paid Media, Strategy|0 Comments

The CEO Tool For Driving Company Growth

No matter where you are in your company's evolution, it always helps to step back and evaluate unseen revenue growth opportunities. Most companies grow and evolve by way of executing the next biggest ideas and responding to emergencies – all while going at 1000 mph. Even the strongest of these systems show gaps in their [...]

Sound Strategy Can Leverage Fumbles Into Wins For Smart Companies

Too often, sports fans get upset when their opponent wins by way of a fumble recovery or one good play that enables a close victory. They exhort, "they were lucky!' Or, "it was just a lucky bounce." But the real truth is that the opposing team was just well prepared.  How many times are there [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:33:24+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Brand Experience, Core, Management, Marketing, Strategy|0 Comments

VidCon Teases Keys to Engagement in a Shifting Marketplace

John Green Presenting the VidCon 2015 Industry Opening Keynote Attending a conference like VidCon can wear a person out - especially if the person is not the predominant target. With the majority of attendees being teens and pre-teens that are exceedingly enthusiastic about the YouTube celebrities, it's far to easy to overlook what [...]