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Top Neuromarketing Trends to Watch in 2017

Our president Sean Looney has always been interested in how the brain works.  To keep up with some of the more promising Neuromarketing research in our industry check out his piece published in AdAge. Continue reading “Top Neuromarketing Trends to Watch in 2017”

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Brainstorming is a Complete Waste of Time

It’s taken 75 years to prove that Brainstorming doesn’t really work. Anyone that’s really capable of generating ideas discovered this about 5 minutes after their first session, but if you ever said it out loud, especially in a big corporation, you risk sounding like a complete, self-righteous, egotistical ass.

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The Top Social Media Trends of 2016

Social media has continued to evolve with new features, applications and experiences on each major platform. As these major platforms overlap we will begin to watch some of the larger players erode faster than you can say MySpace. There just isn’t enough time in the day to invest in that many social media sites. So what will define success in the battle of the media platforms? Here’s a hint: it isn’t more content. Forbes provided 7 of the top trends that are shaping social media engagement–we added a few more. Continue reading “The Top Social Media Trends of 2016”

Explosion of Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology

Virtual reality. Augmented reality. 360-degree video. Telepresence robots. Smart glasses. With the explosion of new media and product offerings, how do we tell them apart? The main thing that distinguishes each of these media options is whether you are a spectator or a participant in the experience. Here’s the run down: Continue reading “Explosion of Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology”

Closing the Loop: Facebook Launches Tool to Measure Success of Local Advertising in Real Time

In 2015 Facebook initiated Local Awareness Ads, an advertising tool that allows businesses to specifically target Facebook users in close proximity to their location. This function ensures that small companies and local businesses are reaching the audience they need to access most – the consumers right in their neighborhood. This year Facebook is taking things a step further with the introduction of a tool that will not only facilitate the reach of Facebook advertisements to local consumers, but actually track the success of the advertisement in real time.  Continue reading “Closing the Loop: Facebook Launches Tool to Measure Success of Local Advertising in Real Time”

Snapchat’s new Memories feature changes the game for marketers.

Snapchat built a company on posts that would be gone in the blink of an eye. The new Memories feature now allows users to save their favorite snaps. While this has shocked some in the industry, it’s a natural progression to engage an audience. Continue reading “Snapchat’s new Memories feature changes the game for marketers.”

Spector: the Design Tool that is Changing Typography As We Know It

We often get original fonts from clients without any file. We do our best to match the font, but without the original art it’s time consuming. Now we can replicate fonts quickly with Spector, a handheld tool that takes a photo and uploads the font directly into InDesign.  This gadget can even download any color and convert it to CMYK or RGB within InDesign as well.

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Artificial Intelligence in Advertising

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the web thanks to various companies, including Google. AI in the tech world is a supercomputer of connected hardware and software that mimicks the networks of neurons inside a human mind creating a system that analyzes information and learns. As Google engineer Jeff Dean states, “If you have lots and lots of these neurons and they’re all trained to pick up on different types of patterns, and there are other neurons that pick up on patterns that those neurons themselves have built on, you can build very complicated functions and systems that do pretty interesting things.”

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Top Marketing “Red Flags” Disrupting the Marketplace

Just when a brand has been cruising along with a solid engagement strategy, it may be time to change it or at least gauge it’s effectiveness. Each new technology innovation that launches creates a domino effect with how customers think, what they want and what you, as a brand, need to do to accommodate. It’s a new era of disruption where you need to better predict the future of marketing and quickly adjust in a way that benefits your bottom line. Continue reading “Top Marketing “Red Flags” Disrupting the Marketplace”

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