Posts in Marketing Industry/Trends
B2B and B2C, but this time, it’s Personal

Business to Consumer brands (B2C) have always benefited from taking a humanistic approach to marketing, while Business to Business (B2B) brands seem more impersonal, dry, and buttoned up. The spike in automation and behavioral, social, and mobile data, however, has influenced how brands communicate with consumers. Now, the line between the B2B and B2C is beginning to blur.

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Super Bowl 2019: Brands Defending Their Home Turf

The last time there was a battle near Atlanta, the city ended up in flames. This time, a blue wave washed over Atlanta for the Super Bowl LIII weekend. In the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, Pepsi took over Coca-Cola’s turf, along with other foes to Atlanta-native brands, made their presence known.

How does a brand respond to such monstrosities? When their hometown, their sanctuary, is quickly overtaken by competitors?

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Marketing Tactics on the Chopping Block in 2019

Marketing is constantly evolving. In the past, keywords, SEO, experiential, AR/VR technology, live video, and social platforms have turned marketers’ heads. Now, marketers are trying to implement more and more voice search technology as it grows in popularity.

Each year brings some new invention that reshapes the marketing world. Marketers need to willingly evolve their marketing strategy as their priorities shift and technology evolves. Based on trends and performances in 2018, here are three marketing trends to keep an eye on in 2019.

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The Different Roles within Marketing Agency Departments

Just like how a marching band has multiple sections to sound good, a marketing agency has multiple departments to function properly. Navigating the different roles and purposes of each department can get confusing and overwhelming, however.

Here is a simple breakdown of some typical agency departments (and the roles within) for those interested in working in/for a marketing or advertising agency.

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Celebrating the New Year - Marketing Style

Whether it was underestimating the budget, having a lack of process, or missing the mark on campaigns...marketers could definitely do better in this next year. It’s time to set some solid resolutions and work towards achieving them in 2019.

New Year's resolutions typically include exercising, cleaning, eating healthy, being more active, and focusing on self. The following tips put a marketing spin on the usual New Year’s resolutions to help marketers make the epic, game-changing moves for their brand in 2019.

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4 Unique Black Friday Stories You May Not Have Heard

Since its ”humble” beginnings in the 1950s, Black Friday has cemented itself into our yearly festivities. People prioritize it, gather together, and camp out just to await the special deals that will define their holiday experience. This tradition is a day created for and centered around consumers and consumerism.

We all know Amazon sales soared, but which brands were the unsung heroes of Black Friday? What did we learn from their creative deals?

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Marketing? Who Needs It?

It’s a no brainer that marketing is the least important department in the C-suite. They’re like the appendix or the wisdom teeth of the body - useless, take up too much space, and cost a fortune to maintain or remove. With their booze and their boisterous personalities, it’s no use funding a department that makes strategic decisions solely based on fluffy, unsubstantial metrics.

If you’re still on the fence and find “value” in marketing, below is just the beginning of what is an endless list of unforgivable and unnecessary burdens marketing bestows on companies. Here is why marketing is ruining your business…

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5 Tips to Prepare Marketers for an Annual Performance Review

Whether you are a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), a content marketing manager, or social media specialist, you are going to have an annual review with your superior.

This is an opportunity for self reflection and professional development: Are you meant for this job? Are you meant for this company? Are you meeting expectations? Are you exceeding them?

Here are five tips to keep in mind when preparing for an annual performance review…

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CTA - SEO - PPC - WTF??? 16 Marketing Agency Acronyms You Need to Know

Between the APIs, ROIs, and BOPUS mumbo jumbo, there is a lot going on in the marketing world. But instead of saying TTYL (talk to you later) and leaving you guessing about these mysterious phrases, we are here to demystify the masses.

Here are the most important acronyms you need to know in the agency world.

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