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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”

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.”

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”

Highly Effective Habits of Genius Brands

Genius brands are exceptional. They are creative and original. But unlike Lady Gaga, they were not born this way. According to Homa Zaryouni, L2 conducted an extensive research study ranking 1,481 brands across 25 Digital IQ Index® studies and came up with distinct traits that make brands stand apart from the rest. Continue reading “Highly Effective Habits of Genius Brands”

The Dirty Little Secret About Ad Blocking

Ad blockers are causing a stir in the advertising industry and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Consumers are using them, publishers are trying to stop them, and advertisers are panicking, all while ad blockers seem to be reaping the rewards. Continue reading “The Dirty Little Secret About Ad Blocking”

How to Make Ad Blocking Scams Irrelevant

Ad blocking started as a means of protecting personal information and reducing the amount of disruptive ad clutter while online. Now, it’s all a big scam. Continue reading “How to Make Ad Blocking Scams Irrelevant”

Overcome Your Marketing Fears

Automation can be a terrifying concept to marketers that relish in having control over everything, especially with the overwhelming technology solutions that are available on the market. Continue reading “Overcome Your Marketing Fears”

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