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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”

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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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.”

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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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”

Smart Creative Makes An Impact

Most college mailers say the same thing in the same format – a template letter with some type of glossy flyer or brochure. Continue reading “Smart Creative Makes An Impact”

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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