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Will Snapchat Rise Again?

August 1, 2019 - Advertising, Digital Marketing, Marketing, Social Media, Web Advertising

For most brands, the ROI on Snapchat has been nowhere near the effort required to build a worthwhile audience. In fact, just a few years ago some marketing analysts went as far as to say “Snapchat is over” after much of its active user base…

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Boeing Misses Messaging to the MAX

June 3, 2019 - Crisis communications, Marketing, Public relations

There is nothing worse for the leadership of a business than finding out one of your products may be responsible for someone’s death. For Boeing, multiply that by 346, the number of lives lost in two recent crashes involving the company’s 737 MAX 8 passenger…

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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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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: 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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Guest Post: Life at O’Donnell Agency

April 12, 2016 - Marketing, Public relations, Social Media

By: Hunter Durham, Palm Beach Atlantic University student and American Marketing Association member On March 29th, six Palm Beach Atlantic University Students (PBA), representing PBA’s chapter of the American Marketing Association, found themselves in the company of Carey O’Donnell, the recent winner of the prestigious…

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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 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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Social Media Channels Star in Starting Lineup for Super Bowl 50

February 2, 2016 - Advertising, Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media, TV

No Super Bowl 50 ticket? Don’t sweat it. This year, all you’ll need is your smartphone or tablet to feel like in the middle of the action at Levi’s Stadium. The Super Bowl is famous for its record-breaking ratings, but Super Bowl 50 will be…

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