The New Agency Species

Recently I attended a seminar in Florida called “The New Agency Species.” The program was presented by the Second Wind Network, which represents small- to medium-size advertising agencies across the country. The seminar was very well attended by agencies from more than 30 different states and Canada. We discussed what agencies should be focused on…
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Can We Save the QR Code?

I hate QR codes. They seem to be everywhere, yet no one uses them. They aren’t very attractive and people don’t use them. They would be great … if people used them. Not too long ago, marketers were eager to use the technology to send smartphone users to websites and collect the data. No more…
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The Next Generation of Content

Think you’re the best in the business? Prove it with robust blogs, engaging e-blasts and savvy social sharing. Content marketing makes one of the most effective means for corralling new customers. Unfortunately, making time or finding resources to generate compelling content can be a tough sell to small businesses. Content marketing has reached a tipping…
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Chat Apps Draw Teens, But Can Marketers Follow?

While I firmly believe the death of Facebook is greatly exaggerated, it’s impossible to ignore that teens – a key demographic in many a marketing strategy – are heading elsewhere. I decided to dive right into a few of these services with pretty uncool results (see screenshot). Just as I feared, at age 32, I’m…
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