Some organizations boast dedicated search teams that rapidly respond to the stream of rule and algorithm changes from major search engines. For others, the Temple of Doom that is SEO and SEM is often a lollapalooza of torment and frustration.
Trade shows. Love them. Hate them. Necessary evil or opportunity to get out there and meet your people. Touring many shows today, one would believe that many companies view shows as necessary evils that they hate. Because that’s what it looks like.
You have a product, a company. You want to advertise your product, but you don’t want to be as obvious as “hey, my product does...” or “my service is the right choice for you because...”. Selling a product on its own merits is just so passé. What you really want is for people to feel good about your company. No. Not just good…righteous.
You just have to be open to stopping for a second, getting off your phone, looking up to enjoy it. Creativity and inspiration can be found in the strangest places.
My first reaction to watching the new Pantene ad (before even finishing) was to be skeptical of an ad for a beauty product trying to achieve cred as an “issues” company, ultimately to garner more sales.
Undoubtedly it's becoming harder and harder to come up with completely original concepts in a world where we are exposed to creative from around the world.
For some, choosing an agency to care for their brand and marketing can be a challenge. What to look for, what to believe, what to say to a prospective marketing partner as you search for the one who will get you and deliver on the opportunities available.
Scarecrow, Chipotle’s recent marketing campaign, has earned more than its share of column inches. Content marketing zealots were quick to diarize its creative prowess and slick production values, shouting its praises in industry publications and on association blog rolls immediately.