Posts Tagged ‘Strategy’

How $10 and the iPhone 7 Earned This Startup 1.5 Million Visitors in a Day

Nick Bowersox | September 26th, 2016 Apple Plug

Image credit: Apple When Apple held their Special Event keynote on September 7th, their live video stream garnered the highest-ever video traffic for an Apple event. In the days following the announcement, almost every technology publication, blogger, and influencer posted some kind of content related to the new iPhone. The phone’s release took over the news […]

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How FX Marketing President Stephanie Gibbons Stuck the American Horror Story Promotional Landing

Lauren Nelson | September 20th, 2016 american-horror-story-season-6

You might not be an American Horror Story fan. I wouldn’t blame you. The extravagant horror anthology from Ryan Murphy is at turns decadent, grotesque, and terrifying, and that’s not for everyone. But even if the scary stuff isn’t your thing, you should definitely be a fan of FX President of Marketing Stephanie Gibbons after […]

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Elements of a Great Unboxing Experience

Jason Byer | September 16th, 2016

If you have a new product, customers are cautious right from the beginning. This is what your customers are thinking before the package ever shows up: Will it arrive broken? Will the instructions be adequate? Will they send the right color? Are my credit card details stored safely? Will it arrive late? Will I have […]

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Can A Hoodie Increase Brand Equity?

Nick Bowersox | September 12th, 2016 hero-twitch-logo-purple-hoodie

Image credit: Twitch   In 2014, video streaming platform Twitch announced that they were launching their online store with one product: a purple zip-up hoodie with the Twitch logo on the left chest. To those outside the gaming world, it was just another hoodie. To attendees of gaming conventions and tournaments, it was a chance […]

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5 Ways to Tackle the Tricky Business of Measuring Branding and Marketing ROI

Lauren Nelson | August 2nd, 2016 Return on investment

  One of the major benefits of the digital age is that marketers now have far more meaningful metrics by which to evaluate the success of their initiatives. It’s no longer just about creative swagger and assumptions regarding your audience. We have an avalanche of data on consumer preferences and behavior, website usage, content engagement, and more […]

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Startup Marketing: 5 Startups that changed their name (and why)

Nick Bowersox | July 28th, 2016 startup_name_change_header_image

A lot of time can be spent choosing the perfect startup name. Conventional wisdom says that the name should be less than 10 characters, easy to remember, and the .com has to be acquirable. Startup names can be descriptive (PayPal), suggestive (Amazon), or even fanciful (Apple). Once you find the perfect name for your startup, […]

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More than a Logo: 5 Additional Ways to Leverage the Crowd for Your Creative Needs

Lauren Nelson | July 27th, 2016 creative_hands

  When we talk about crowdsourcing creative work, the primary focus of the conversation is frequently on graphic design, and, more specifically, logo design. In all fairness, that makes some sense. After all, that’s the concept that’s been part of the digital marketing narrative for the longest period of time. But as time has gone […]

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What Comic-Con Can Teach Businesses About Promotional Products

Lauren Nelson | July 25th, 2016 GettyImages578546498

Once a year, San Diego becomes the nerdiest, most magical place in the world as thousands of super fans convene for the International Comic-Con. This year continued the tradition of fantastical celebration, with major announcements from DC and Marvel, the history making premiere of Star Trek Beyond, a brand new Blair Witch, and a Skype-endorsement from Edward […]

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How Businesses Can Brace Themselves for the Post-Brexit Fallout

Lauren Nelson | June 28th, 2016 brexit

A year or two ago, it would have been unthinkable. Even as the vote grew closer, most predicted it would fail. The exit polls suggested we were safe. But when the more than 33 million votes cast were finally counted, it became a dizzying reality: Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Global markets […]

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How One Book, Science, and This Article Will Change Your Productivity and Happiness

Arielle Kimbarovsky | June 15th, 2016

The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss is one of my favorite business books. When I first read it several years ago, I had no experience working a self-directed, flexible schedule. With one short exception, I had always been exposed to specific timetables, exclusively hard deadlines, and the mentality that “more is more”. The sole […]

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