Creativity

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SEOs Must Now Do More Than Just . . . Well, SEO

By Oliver J. Nelson In April of last year I wrote about RankBrain and its potential to alter how we approach good search engine optimization (SEO.)  In little under a year later, we have already started to notice the impact this change has had on our clients’ performance. It’s simply no longer good enough for… Continue reading »

Being Careful with Mobile Interstitials

By: Jess Carson I know, it seems like every two seconds the “all-powerful” Google is updating its algorithm to further enhance user experience (which is the holy grail because, let’s face it, users are difficult). Back in August of 2016, Google announced that it would start “cracking down” on “intrusive interstitials” (say that three times… Continue reading »

Fact or Fiction? The Dangers of Fake News in Advertising

By: Jason Gee In 2016, that question became a lot harder to discern, especially when it came to which news articles were authentic or fake. Traditionally, major news networks (e.g., NBC, ABC, CBS) and newspapers (e.g., The New York Times, The Washington Post) would be the leaders in news publishing, and most would agree that journalistic reporting… Continue reading »

Surviving Shifts in ROI Modeling

Marketers have long struggled to institutionalize measurement and ROI models for new media, often adopting approaches that roll out across the organization. These measurement models are shaped by the goals that advertising programs are crafted to address, the technology that can be brought to bear on measurement, and even the marketer’s view of the role… Continue reading »

Escaping Tunnel Vision in the New Year

By: Amanda Fiore Every year, whether we’re ready or not, Q4 rolls around, meaning one thing: enter tunnel vision. Tunnel vision can be defined as the tendency to focus exclusively on one thing, without taking into consideration the entire picture. During Q4, tunnel vision is seemingly inevitable: we’re wrapping up the entire fiscal year, in… Continue reading »

2017 Agency New Year’s Resolution

By: Lynnsey Rijos In such a busy environment as ours, it can be easy to fall into patterns, pick up bad habits, or invest energy on the wrong issues. In the new year, I encourage you to rethink your own patterns and bad habits, and meditate on what efforts you can make to go into… Continue reading »

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Cyber Monday Reigns

By: Martin Cahill Cyber Monday is eating Black Friday, and at the same time, morphing into a multi-day event that threatens to dwarf in-store sales. According to USA Today, while Cyber Monday, “yielded $3.45 billion in sales, a new online record,” the mobile and desktop buying on Black Friday “inched so close to Cyber Monday… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: catalyst s+f CEO John Durham

catalyst s+f CEO John Durham tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he’s excited to see brands pushing limits to get their messages out. Durham says that while technology has surged, and mobile is becoming the only screen that matters, wise brands remember that it’s always about people. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used… Continue reading »

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Compete – Why Competitive Search Campaigns Are A Must for Advertisers

By Amanda Fiore and Oliver Nelson  Competitive paid search campaigns should always be a cornerstone consideration for your SEM campaign. While many industries understand the advantages of bidding against competitive terms we find healthcare and pharmaceuticals, in particular, continue to lag behind in their employment of these campaigns; we’re shocked each time we transition existing… Continue reading »

The Power of Local Markets

While traveling for the up-coming Thanksgiving holiday, take close account of your surroundings for tips on how to be a better planner and/or buyer.  There are generally several nuances that you can pick-up on while traveling that you can tap into when it comes time to write and execute your media plan.  Here are a… Continue reading »

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