Trends with benefits

Building Your Personal Brand

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 bowl advertising

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

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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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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RIP Organic Engagement?

March 28, 2016 - Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media

Did anyone else wake up this morning to an Instagram timeline filled with celebrities, brands and bloggers begging for you to turn on notifications to their posts? A couple weeks ago Instagram announced an impending departure from a chronological timeline to the now common algorithmic…

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The Next Step Might Be Teleporting!

March 16, 2016 - Mobile, Online marketing, Travel and Tourism

Our mobile phones seem to have become a bionic, add-on body part. Always handy, always on, and seemingly essential to navigating daily life. We have the world at our fingertips — literally. And the brilliant minds at Google saw this coming years ago, creating products…

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The Shift Has Hit Us Fans: Mobile Takes Over

March 2, 2016 - Marketing, Mobile, Online marketing, Social Media

Consumers are happily spending more time than ever hanging around in apps rather than watching TV, according to a study by eMarketer. Apps are the primary reason for the unbridled growth in mobile use, and there are no signs of slowing in the near term….

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