The Secret Behind Marketing to Children During the Holidays
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The Secret Behind Marketing to Children During the Holidays

“I want it! Mommy, I want that! All my friends have one. I’ll die if I don’t get one. Pretty please? Don’t you want me to be happy?” This is what parents with young kids constantly hear at this time of year. It’s the holiday season and all the cool new products bust out their...

9 Ways to Boost Your Next Direct Mail Marketing Campaign
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9 Ways to Boost Your Next Direct Mail Marketing Campaign

In a digital world, direct mail is still a strong marketing strategy with up to 1100% ROI. Modern technology has found its way to integrate with direct mail marketing in new and exciting ways, some of which we’ve already seen and others that are in development. They are simple to use and easy to track....

How Brand Mascots Make Ordinary Products Memorable
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How Brand Mascots Make Ordinary Products Memorable

Recently when I wrote a blog about Halloween costumes based on TV commercial characters, I realized that most of them were from insurance companies. In fact, there are quite a few mascots that represent insurance companies. There’s Flo from Progressive, Jake from State Farm, Mayhem from Allstate, the Aflac duck, and Geico has three: the...

How Product Placement Helps Marketing Efforts
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How Product Placement Helps Marketing Efforts

Did Stranger Things make you crave Eggo waffles? Of course it did. Product placements have been a part of movies and TV for years now. From those unforgettable Ray-Bans Tom Cruise sports in Risky Business (which, according to Ray-Ban, resulted in the sale of over 360,000 pairs of Wayfarers) to James Bond opting for a Heineken instead...

4 Differences Between Marketing and Journalism
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4 Differences Between Marketing and Journalism

The journalism school at my college had two tracks of emphasis to choose from: news and information or strategic communication. News and information studied writing, reporting, and editing while strategic communication focused on marketing, advertising, and public relations. I did a little bit of both. My background in broadcast paid off when I shot and...

6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print
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6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print

In just a few short decades, we have seen the meteoric rise of the internet, cell phones, smartphones, ebooks, and countless other digital media. A popular contention is that the modern digital age has made printing obsolete, eventually going the way of typewriters and film cameras. The truth is print is still very valuable and...

4 Reasons Why Virtual Reality May Be Your New Marketing Channel
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4 Reasons Why Virtual Reality May Be Your New Marketing Channel

The term “virtual reality” has been around for a long time; used extensively as a plot device in such movies as The Matrix and Lawnmower Man and in a range of video game headsets like the Sega VR. Virtual reality has reached the masses in recent years in the form of headsets paired with smartphones...

Print Stays Strong Among Content Marketing Channels
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Print Stays Strong Among Content Marketing Channels

Are you winning in the content marketing game? The keys to success are right in front of you: Commitment. A documented strategy. Creativity. Meaningful goals and metrics. Experimentation. To note, according to the “B2B Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America” study, 62 percent of marketers are reporting more success from their strategies....

KC Podcast Helps Nonprofit Marketers
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KC Podcast Helps Nonprofit Marketers

Bonyen Lee-Gilmore from Planned Parenthood Great Plains earlier this year appeared on the M&C Nonprofit Marketing Talk podcast to discuss her job as marketing and communications director. “No matter what you do, no matter what kind of nonprofit you are, if we’re talking fundraising right now then you have to give people the ‘why,'” she said, “Why...

Telemedicine is Here, But Is it Being Marketed Correctly?
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Telemedicine is Here, But Is it Being Marketed Correctly?

Doctor appointments take a good chunk of time out of your day. When you are legitimately sick and need to have tests done, going to the office in person is a must. But what if you have a minor issue that the doctor can solve in a few minutes? Maybe you just need a new...

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