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What Your Brand Can Learn from the “Sharknado” Phenomenon

  “Sharknado 2: the Second One,” like its predecessor telepic, came at the American public like a storm, racking up fierce numbers driven by a marketing campaign that went on … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Does Your Marketing Leadership Style Shine Through Your Brew? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mmmmm…. there’s nothing quite like that rich, delicious smell of coffee wafting through the air. For 83% of adult Americans, coffee is at least an occasional indulgence and for 75%, … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Ultimate #Hashtag How-to for Your Social Media Marketing

Increasingly, businesses are embracing the hashtag as a way to connect conversations with their fans, friends, and followers across social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Google+ and … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

3 Ways Your Brand Can Win the Newest Facebook Advertising Game

As marketers our brands’ ads have just 2.7 seconds to capture a Facebook user’s attention in their News Feed—and that’s if they don’t scroll over your ad entirely. With last … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 7 Comments

Social Media Promotions: Keep Them Engaging and Legal

There were 1,730,000,000 active users on social media by the end of 2013, a full quarter of the world’s population. Social Media continues to grow at an unfathomable rate , … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 9 Comments

4 Marketing Fast Facts and How You Can Apply Them Today!

  The marketing effectiveness of Facebook is overrated. With the advent of online product reviews, the need for live product sampling is dying. As so many Hispanics are blending into … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 21 Comments

How to Rock Your Marketing Strategies: Lessons Learned from the Superstars of Rock

Here’s a mid-week mind-teaser for all the music fans out there—name the first band that leaps to mind: Eternally ebullient, effusively happy, forever young, enthusiastic, and a bit esoteric. And … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 7 Comments

On the Go and in the Know: Marketer-friendly Mobile Apps and Strategies to Use

Here’s a truly astonishing bit of news: between April 2008 and April 2013, the time Twitter users spent shooting off tweets increased 3,712%, according to global information giant Nielsen. In … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 13 Comments

Five Key Principles to Empower Your Team

According to the 2013 Gallup poll on workplace satisfaction, only 30% of American workers are actively engaged in their work. Even given the economic downturn and the resulting downward pressure … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 12 Comments

Tradeshow Triumph: Five Proven Ways to Spark Success

Each year, nearly 500,000 conventions, tradeshows and conferences take place in the U.S. with some 40 million attendees. Brand marketers and sales professionals are eager to hype the features and … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 9 Comments

What’s the Story with Storytelling?

In a recent study, 78% of TV viewers said they are so drawn in by the stories they watch that they want to “friend” their favorite characters. It’s an age-old … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Branded Mobile Apps: The Lowdown on Downloads

Mobile devices and apps are growing faster than the population. By 2016, Cisco estimates there will be more mobile devices (8 billion) than people. Apple recently surpassed more than 25 … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Secrets for Pre-Roll Video Success

The popularity of online pre-roll video ads is undeniable due to its growing acceptance by online video viewers. Despite higher media costs over traditional static banners and annoying pop-up ads, … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Brands Winning the Hearts of Women

What half of our consumer base, according to Nielsen, controls $5 Trillion in annual spending and influences 80% of all purchases? The female half. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

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