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Brand-Standing Steps Forward

April 9, 2019 - Branding

You don’t need a wily, 19th century Indian (I’m deliberately taking this cultural risk) shading his eyes to spot what’s coming at us that will shape marketing in 2020. Get ready to wade into the high-volume river of data and new marketing opportunities that technology keeps…

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Think that Gmail email you sent about your family secret or your wife’s confidential medical condition was private? Think again.

July 3, 2018 - Email Privacy

Google says they’ve finally stopped scanning the inboxes of Gmail users to personalize ads, but be aware that they still let outside software developers – hundreds of them –look at what you’re sending. If you’ve signed up for an email-based price comparison service, for instance…

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Going Through the Facebook Change: Don’t Sweat It – Embrace It.

October 25, 2017 - Advertising, Social Media

For about two years now, Facebook has been quietly interfering with the visibility of your company’s organic content. They made steady changes to their algorithm to increasingly favor paid posts, and unpaid content was much less visible – had less reach. But this week Facebook…

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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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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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Ad Blocking Software Makes Publishers Cry and PR Execs Celebrate

October 5, 2015 - Advertising, Marketing, Online marketing, Public relations, Social Media

Digital advertising is the backbone of the web’s economic model. It’s what makes the wheels turn and the electrons fly. So when Apple released their iOS 9 recently in the wake of the launch of Android’s AdBlock browser earlier this year, advertisers started to sweat….

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Setting Fire to Old School PR Stunts – Tinder Lights Up Twitter

August 13, 2015 - Journal, Marketing, Social Media

When marketing pundits drone on about how technology has changed the way PR works, we yawn, stretch and get ready for a catnap. But this week? This week there’s new meaning to the threadbare insights. Technology has indeed changed the way PR works, adding a…

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Changing the Television Channel

June 17, 2015 - TV

It’s high time to switch our thinking about television and how it’s consumed. It’s not just a screen in the living room anymore — television is everywhere. Programmed and curated on the back of an airplane seat. At a touch on everybody’s phone. On your…

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