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9
Apr

Get Your Audience to Buy, Not Say GoodBye

(Contributed to by Rebecca Rando) The average person is exposed to thousands of advertisements every single day, but with the rise of social media, consumers have exponentially more choices when it comes to what brands they want to see through organic marketing. While social media platforms for businesses are heavily used to promote a product or service, content that elicits

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29
Jan

Super Bowl Ad Tactics in Your Marketing

(Contributed to by Rebecca Rando) According to Fox Sports, Super Bowl LIV, which took place last year in Miami, was seen by roughly 148.5 million people. While many of these viewers are genuinely interested in the outcome of the game itself, everyone is undoubtedly eager to see the highly anticipated Super Bowl ads. With the incredibly high viewership of the

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19
Nov

4 Ways To Leverage Instagram Reels for Real Estate Marketing

(Contributed to by Briner Sealey) After the international popularity of  Tik Tok hit social media, other more established platforms are now jumping on the short looping video craze. In August, Instagram launched its own variation, called Instagram Reels. This new feature allows companies and creators to add captivating, fun and interactive elements to engage potential buyers and clients. Additionally, Reels

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23
Oct

AI’s Plan to Take Over the World

As robots have started to take over flipping burgers and kiosks have started taking my order, I began to wonder when some sort of artificial intelligence will be after my job. As it turns out, content and digital marketers are already in AI’s crosshairs. Think about it, Facebook and Google now have AI systems in place to allow anyone to

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15
Oct

When Did Apple Become a Technology Company?

You’re probably reading this headline and saying to yourself, “What are you talking about? Of course Apple is a technology company.” Sure, by the standard definition you are correct. However, ever since the days of Steve Jobs’ return to Apple when he unveiled the first iPod to the world, Apple established itself as the master of making the complex simple.

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9
Oct

The Future of Sustainable Marketing

(Contributed to by Briner Sealey) In Colorado, the price of a plastic bag is ten cents. This gives the shopper two options. Either they can spend a few extra dimes during their trip to the store, or they can bring their own reusable bags. Throughout the last decade, brands have faced a similar choice to store goers. Both are forced

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2
Oct

Red vs Blue Ocean Strategy

(Contributed to by Gillian Koonce) Every market place was once new. Someone created an innovative industry with little competition and developed products that satisfied a consumer need. But in such a noisy world filled with concentrated markets, how does your business stand out from the crowd? In 2005, W. Chan Kim and Renèe Mauborgne introduced a new strategic mindset that

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18
Sep

Gen Z in the Workforce

I was recently talking to a friend who works at another agency in Chicago and we were having a conversation about our experience with Gen Z’ers who are now entering the workforce. You know, those individuals in their early 20s who grew up with Instagram and iPhones and are considered to be the first 100% digitally native generation. Beyond realizing

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11
Sep

The Do’s and Don’ts of SMS Marketing

SMS marketing can be an extraordinarily powerful tool in the right hands. 90% of people open a text within 3 minutes and have an open rate of 98%, compared to emails at 20%. It gives brands the ability to reach their customers on a personal level at nearly every stage in the customer journey. Unfortunately, it can be like walking

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3
Sep

Consumer Behavior is Rapidly Changing

And What Businesses Need To Consider in Order To Keep Up (Contributed to by Gillian Koonce) Think about all of the unfamiliar, unusual habits we’ve had to adopt since quarantine began: wearing a mask, standing 6 feet apart, the inability to see our grandparents, Zoom meetings, and much more. Since the pandemic hit, we have had to adjust our behavior

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