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What the Atkins Diet Can Teach Us About Branding

Posted by Cameron Smith on Feb 22, 2018

When I was 14 years old, my mom went on the Atkins diet. She was not alone. In fact, at the height of its popularity, one in eleven North American adults claimed to be on a low-carb diet such as Atkins. Good for all of those adults willingly trying to live a better life, but no one mentions the casualties. I’m talking about the thousands of children, like myself, who were forced to go without pasta and bread for months on end. Because when mom goes on a diet, the entire house goes on a diet. My mom, like many, held the keys to the food kingdom. This was one of the first times in my life that I realized my mother was in complete and carb-free control.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Marketing

Posted by Derek Aleman on Feb 13, 2018

The phrase “artificial intelligence” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it rouses fear of sentient machines vying to control the world. For others, it is an example of incredible scientific achievement. Whether you fear A.I. or revere it, you can be certain of one thing: artificial intelligence isn’t the future. It’s the now.

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Typography Is Your Secret Weapon: A Lesson from Paula Scher 

Posted by David Hinds on Feb 12, 2018

If you ever feel like pulling back the curtain on the process of some of the world’s leading creators across multiple industries, do yourself a favor and tune into the Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design. More specifically, if you want to take a dive into the mind of a Graphic Designer, check out Episode 6. It features the life and work of Paula Scher. Unless you’re a designer or a typophile, you may not know who Paula Scher is, but you most certainly have seen her work. The Public Theater, Citibank and The Highline just to name a few. If you own or owned a vinyl record from the 70s, there’s a good chance she designed the type for it. The thing she’s known for is typography.

Content Marketing and Supporting the Sales Funnel

Posted by Avery Oden on Jan 11, 2018

If you’re reading this blog on a web browser in the US, there is a 30%* chance that you’re using an adblocker right now (roughly twice as likely as in 2014*). It’s pretty clear that internet users aren’t fond of spammy advertising on the internet.

Thanks to Technology and Data, Out-of-Home Advertising Continues to Thrive

Posted by Jennifer Manning on Jan 11, 2018

While TV and print budgets continue to decrease year after year, out-of-home budgets continue to grow with an estimated $29 billion for global out-of-home ad revenue in 2017. It’s projected to reach $33 billion by 2021, reported by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and MAGNA Intelligence Study. So how is it that the oldest form of advertising is still growing year after year? The answer is technology and data.

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Top 5 Factors of a Strong Brand

Posted by Tim Berney on Jan 11, 2018

In a world where consumers have virtually all of the control over retail purchases, they still make their choices based on brands. They know what they’re getting — whether it’s quality, price or street cred. There’s something that they value, so they choose the brand that delivers it. Those companies who have the most well-positioned brands are the easiest for consumers to choose from. But, what makes up a strong brand? These are the top five factors:

How to use LinkedIn in your B2B marketing strategy

Posted by Rachel Merritt on Jan 8, 2018

On its surface, LinkedIn is often thought of as a tool for professionals to connect to further their personal careers. However, I imagine if you’re reading this blog, you know it can be a powerful tool to execute a successful B2B marketing strategy. 

The (Positive) Effects of Cause-Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Bob Lausten on Dec 21, 2017

Have you ever purchased a pair of Toms shoes? Or Warby Parker glasses? Remember when the Honey Nut Cheerios bee disappeared from cereal boxes? Or that one time you were waiting in line at Walgreens and you noticed a large poster of Ben Stiller wearing a red clown nose behind the register?

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Social Media Trends to Watch in 2018

Posted by Harold Storey on Dec 21, 2017

Social media can be a game of cat and mouse. Just when we think we have a particular demographic pegged, something new comes along and changes the game. Determining your purpose behind using social in your overall marketing strategy can come down to a couple of questions. 

Employee Spotlight: Production Artist Jeff Bowman

Posted by Larry McAlister on Dec 20, 2017

To hear Jeff Bowman tell it, he’s got wayyyy too many hobbies. Turns out he just has wayyyy too many talents for a man his age, a modern-day Jeff-of-all-trades.