Billions are invested in advertising and marketing each year, in an effort to change perceptions and increase the bottom line. No marketing pro worth their salt would spend so many dollars and hours making and placing ads that tout less hassle, more choices or personal customer service without also ensuring staff was ready to respond, right? You might be surprised.
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If you took Psychology 101 back in the day, you might recall a Swiss chap named Carl Jung who wrote extensively about dream symbolism, the collective unconscious and a cool thing called, “Archetypes”. Turns out, understanding more about archetypes, can help us understand a lot more about ourselves and why we choose the companies and brands we do.
While ‘coding’ and ‘programming’ can seem like scary concepts, better left in the capable hands of developers and computer scientists, the truth is these activities are becoming more and more relevant for the general population. A recent blog post from Ali Askinas at Yashi highlights this growing trend. As a Millennial, Askinas grew up using computers for educational, entertainment and social purposes. Laptop, smartphone and social media use became second nature. She couldn’t grasp why her grandparents struggled so much with the computer, when it seemed so simple and intuitive to her. As she began to reflect on the technological habits of kids growing up today, she wondered what would seem inherent to them in the future that would stump current professionals. Her answer? Coding.
The Super Bowl—or more descriptively: the biggest marketing event of the year—generates a lot of hype among Americans. The game itself is supposedly the main event, but the advertising has become a bigger point of interest for many. So, what will it take for advertisers to provoke consumer engagement this Sunday?
There are lots of 2015 predictions out there. Some are obvious. Some not so much. As 2015 rolls on, we look beyond the trends already gaining momentum to ask what the bigger story might be. What will set the leading brands apart from the rest in the minds of consumers in the coming year? We see three big ‘trends behind the trends’ that we think will impact both consumers and brands throughout the year ahead.
The campaigns that are developed in the ad world are judged day-in and day-out by public opinion generated from the hundreds of thousands of people that are exposed to our messages as well as by the results we drive for our clients. Because of this, the advertising community also strives to continually challenge itself to break out of the norm, impact culture and open doors for brands.
For years, advertising agencies have sought out, valued, and fiercely competed for awards and recognition for their creativity. They’ve sometimes been criticized for their pursuit of creative awards, under the assumption that business results should come first. Has anything changed? Could a focus on creativity be a new driver of business success? Several studies, and business leaders, seem to think so.
PILGRIM employees recently helped reenact a classic video game race in Downtown Denver. Not only was it an entertaining event, it was also a very clever marketing stunt.
The race was a perfect example of “Experiential Marketing”, also known as engagement marketing, or participation marketing: where consumers are invited and encouraged to participate first hand in the evolution of a brand.
The World Cup is finally underway! An estimated 4 billion viewers will tune in to the matches whether they’re on television, mobile or digital. Let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable World Cup ads from years past. http://www.hlntv.com/article/
After only three years, real-time bidding has become a catalyst for tremendous growth in display advertising. It began by extending technology and placement strategies from search and applying them across the Web to display. Yet there is a growing sense that the real-time bidding revolution has not lived up to its potential.
As Colorado’s tax-exempt 529 college savings program, the majority of CollegeInvest’s enrollments come through its website. Yet over the years the organization had added more and more content to the site, and prospective enrollees, especially grandparents, found it increasingly difficult to navigate.