Trends with benefits

FROM OUR INTERN: Defining YOU – Building Your Personal Brand

April 6, 2017 - Branding, Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media, Travel and Tourism

Just like a corporate brand, a personal brand should define what you stand for, and express the essential value you bring to the lives of others. The keyword here is personal. A well-defined personal brand can help establish who you are, what you stand for,…

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Super Bowled Over by This Year’s Ad Rates

January 31, 2017 - Advertising, Marketing, Online marketing, Public relations, Social Media, TV

How much is too much? The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl spot has doubled since 2010, from $2.5 million to $5.5 million for the upcoming game. So clearly, the value of advertising on television’s biggest night is still very much in play. But the…

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First Live Super Bowl Spot is Oh-So-Sweet

January 27, 2017 - Advertising, Branding, Marketing, Mobile, Online marketing, Social Media, TV

Few words elicit more excitement and build anticipation for an event better than “Live!” It’s been the “it” word among social media marketers for the past year: “Facebook live,” “Instagram live,” “livestream,” and “360 video” have taken center stage. So, here comes the Super Bowl,…

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2017 social media and digital marketing trends and forecast.

2017 Digital & Social Media Forecast

December 15, 2016 - Mobile, Online marketing, Social Media, Video

Blink! It’s almost 2017, and in our annual attempt to see into the future, here’s a running start on what’s to come on the social media front. More changes, updates, new features, copycat functions and algorithm alterations than we can count are coming our way….

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Netflix Serves Up Bottomless Cup of Brilliance

October 5, 2016 - Advertising, Branding, Marketing

Devoted fans of Gilmore Girls – and anyone else getting their morning caffeine fix — got a delicious extra perk today, courtesy of Netflix. The entertainment company transformed 200 cafes and coffee shops around the country (including Subculture Coffee right here in Downtown West Palm…

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Social Media Brings Home the Gold

August 25, 2016 - Mobile, Social Media, TV

The biggest and brightest gold medal of the Games belongs to social media. NBC gets… the silver. Bloomberg News reports that primetime viewers dropped 18% from the 2012 Olympic broadcast and the media consumption habits of Millennials are to blame (aren’t we always?). But while…

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Intern Insights: PR and Social Media Worlds Collide

August 9, 2016 - Advertising, Branding, Graphic design, Marketing, Public relations, Social Media

When I first applied to intern at O’Donnell Agency, I knew of the firm’s reputation as a marketing innovator, but I never expected to be swept up in the excitement from my first day by getting real-world insight into ideas, strategy sessions and tactics at…

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Intern Insights: A Crash Course in the World of Agency Life

July 7, 2016 - Graphic design, Marketing, Online marketing, Public relations, Social Media

When I walked in the door at O’Donnell Agency as their first summer intern, I never expected that five weeks later I’d be able to deconstruct – and reconstruct – the elements of digital communication and understand the role they play in the fascinating world…

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Social Media: The New 1-800 Number

May 25, 2016 - Advertising, Customer Service, Marketing, Mobile, Online marketing, Social Media

Many brands have customer service teams that assist guests in person or by phone. If you haven’t adjusted your customer service strategy to include social media, you’re not operating at the expected level. Social media is now integral to the everyday customer service standards. Two-thirds…

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2016: The Snapchat Election?

April 21, 2016 - Mobile, Online marketing, Public relations, Social Media, Uncategorized

Tuesday was Primary Day in New York and the Bernie Sanders campaign deployed a special tactic to mobilize young voters: “New York Vote Bernie Today!” Snapchat geofilters featuring a cartoon-character Sanders standing next to Lady Liberty. This is not the first move out of their…

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