Branded Content

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Goodbye, Blockbuster.  Hello, Franchise Approach.

By: Amanda Fiore As the healthcare industry changes year over year, pharmaceutical companies must adapt to the ebb and flow. We have said goodbye to the “Age of the Blockbuster,” when high revenue-generating drugs took priority, bringing in at least $1 billion annually singlehandedly. Pharmaceutical companies typically launched one to two of these blockbuster drugs… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Nudge CEO Ben Young

Nudge Cofounder and CEO Ben Young tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that measuring the effectiveness of online marketing content is tricky. Moreover, contrary to conventional wisdom, many consumers prefer longer content. Young also describes an American business quirk that surprised him when he moved to NYC from New Zealand. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim… Continue reading »

Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions

By: Amanda Fiore Has your local hospital merged or been acquired recently?  For an increasing number of us in the U.S., the answer is yes. There has undoubtedly been a surge in hospital transactions over the past few years. Not only has the number of transactions increased, but also the variety of deals. From mergers… Continue reading »

Swimming Upstream: The Growing Power of Video Streaming

Video streaming has grown into a primary method for viewing video content. At the height of its popularity it was used as a means for “cord cutters” to save money by watching their favorite shows online, rather than paying a cable company. Armed with this insight, online video streaming companies have taken advantage of the plugged-in generation and have taken it one step… Continue reading »

Content Marketing Deserves Paid Support

By: Tom Hespos Websites.  Facebook pages.  YouTube channels.  Mobile apps.  What do they all have in common? They all represent investments made by brands over the years that had the tendency to be unsupported and thus never saw the light of day. In the mid-1990s, as many brands and companies established their first websites, agencies… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: trueffect CEO Alex Yoder

Trueffect CEO Alex Yoder tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that brands are now able to use data to avoid reaching consumers in ways that may be unhelpful or even unnerving. By capturing customer identification, trueffect determines the best way for a brand to interact, and serves content appropriate to that brand. Brands can now… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: California Sunday’s Chas Edwards

California Sunday President and Publisher Chas Edwards tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about the two paths publishers can take today. One path, Chas says, garners all revenue from digital platforms, so — because online advertising doesn’t pay much — such publishers focus on volume, producing many stories per day and disseminating them across social… Continue reading »

Four Simple Rules for Getting Started with Branded Content

Mark Means is the VP, Director of Communications Planning at Underscore Marketing, a boutique firm that creates and manages digital marketing programs. Mark is a 20-year veteran of media planning.  He has worked for a solid cross-section of media agencies, including Maxus, PHD, MPG, Initiative, Media Edge and Mindshare.  His media experience runs the gamut from packaged goods to retail… Continue reading »

The Content Marketing Dilemma, at What Point do You Need to Sell Your Brand?

Branded content isn’t new. John Deere was publishing a magazine for farmers as far back as 1895. But it’s bigger and better than ever before. According to a survey by the Custom Content Council and ContentWise, 37 percent of the total marketing budget went to content marketing in 2013. It took a while for some to catch… Continue reading »

Why These Branded Content Underdogs Command R-E-S-P-E-C-T

What you want Baby, I got What you need Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a lil respect when you come home… Oh, Aretha Franklin. She sure knows how to make you feel the power of those words. She may not have been a marketer, but even back then she… Continue reading »

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