The Road Ahead for Digital and Social

2018-08-30T12:44:16+00:00April 11th, 2018|Digital Marketing, Marketing, Social Media|

It’s been a long month for digital and social media. On March 16, Facebook made headlines when it suspended Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL Group, a private British behavior research and strategic communication company, for not deleting data from a developer that violated platform policies. Within a couple of days, the case

Keeping Connected AND Staying Creative

2018-08-30T12:49:34+00:00March 15th, 2018|Advertising, Digital Marketing, Social Media|

The digital world, the world of social media and online marketing, is constantly changing. Today, companies have a plethora of opportunities to enhance marketing capabilities with new platforms, more audience choices, and even changes instated by service vendors like Google. We find with this state of change comes renewed potential to enhance creativity. Yet

Google and Artificial Intelligence Continue to Change the Game

2018-08-30T14:00:00+00:00March 13th, 2018|Digital Marketing|

Recently, we wrote a piece about artificial intelligence. Most people will agree that they notice how Google, in particular, utilizes AI to help deliver relevant content and advertising to individual users. Google uses a program called RankBrain to sort through billions of web pages and finds the ones that are most pertinent to the

Artificial Intelligence

2018-08-30T13:58:43+00:00March 8th, 2018|Digital Marketing|

What is it? Where is it heading? How does it help? In the movies, filmmakers have imagined a world where machines take life and intermix with humans seamlessly. Iconic robotic characters like R2D2 or C3PO from Star Wars endear viewers with quirky sound effects, genius technical fixes for sticky situations and enough personality to

How to Leverage Digital in Banking Communications

2018-08-30T14:07:26+00:00January 19th, 2018|Bank Marketing, Digital Marketing|

Not long after the emergence of the digital advertising channel, most industries embraced the new medium, realizing the myriad of benefits. Digital advertising can be a cost-effective way to audience target based on very specific traits. It can also deliver customized messages and collect real-time performance metrics. Banks and other financial institutions, however, have

Trust, Its Loss and Its Opportunity

2018-08-30T14:09:16+00:00January 10th, 2018|Advertising, Branding, Digital Marketing, Social Media|

“Your word is your bond.” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard. But today, with the seemingly never-ending cases of corporate scandal, corruption, sensationalism and overpromising while under-delivering, it feels more often that words are just sales tactics and not the tacit agreement they once symbolized. And people have taken notice. In fact, they’re fed

Learning the Basics of Audience Targeting

2017-12-15T14:33:58+00:00December 15th, 2017|Digital Marketing, Trends|

There you sit, searching online, maybe looking at a comfy new sweater or pair of boots to get you through winter. Or, maybe you’re looking at that 65” TV you hope Santa brings you for Christmas. Next thing you know, it seems like digital ads for those same products are following you around online for

12 Major Marketing Trends for Financial Institutions in 2018

2017-12-15T09:05:17+00:00December 15th, 2017|Advertising, Digital Marketing, Trends|

The article below was published on December 4, 2017 on The Financial Brand, written by Jeffry Pilcher. 1. Smashing Silos: Cross-Departmental Integration The financial industry has long been plagued by org charts built around departmental silos. In banking, everyone works on their own initiatives with separate goals. Seldom is there collaboration between teams. Sometimes, the

Mobile and Live-Streaming Video are the New Content King

2017-08-31T08:32:05+00:00August 31st, 2017|Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Trends, Video Marketing|

Over the past couple years, we’ve seen marked changes in the ways people engage with video. Today you can watch an entire season of a series at your leisure or a live concert from thousands of miles away, communicate with friends via Snapchat, see breaking news from wherever you may be and, of course, create

Don’t ignore the massive communications transformation

2017-07-26T07:00:04+00:00July 26th, 2017|Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Trends|

The article below was published on July 20, 2017 by Employee Benefit Adviser, written by Tom Greene. There are seminal events in our lives of such magnitude that they burn into our memory bank. Do you recall the first time you saw the Internet? In one generation, we've already experienced three major communications transformations and