The 4 Keys to Great Cause-Related Marketing

Just because a company is not-for-profit doesn’t mean they aren’t in the marketing business as well. Marketing is an essential function of any organization, whether they’re for-profit or not. But in an industry that relies heavily on striking an emotional cord in the masses, it’s even more important for nonprofits to develop a “business model.”…
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What’s So Influential about Influencer Marketing?

The latest buzz word in marketing is “influencer.” It may seem that anyone with two thumbs, a semi-artistic eye for photography and a smartphone can be in influencer, but it’s actually a multi-million-dollar industry – one marketers need to pay attention to. Gone are the days of the Paris Hilton “it girl” types. Now, anyone…
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User or Lose It: A Beginner’s Guide to UGC

One of destination marketing’s most valuable assets often goes underutilized by brands that fail to stay up to date on the latest trends. The best part of this one, it’s easy on the budget. For decades, destinations have invested plenty to lure in journalists and other influencers with promises of accommodations and five-star experiences, all…
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When 30 Agencies Get in a Room …

ABC has been a member of the Second Wind Network since 2000. Over the years I have attended several of their conferences. One of my favorites is the annual Small Agency Idea Lab (SAIL) Conference. This is an opportunity for small- to medium-size agencies from all over the country to come together and share their…
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