Super Bowl LI is in the books, and according to FOX, it was the most-watched television program in U.S. history, with more than 172 million viewers. As the Falcons and Patriots made history on the field, there was plenty of non-football conversation surrounding what, for many, is the real star of the game—the commercials.
As we speed forward into 2017, it’s hard to believe that we are celebrating our 10th year as an agency. There have been highs and lows to be sure -- even days when pulling the sheet over my head and going back to sleep seemed like the best idea. But the sense of accomplishment that comes with building my own company has kept me energized, excited to keep learning and in a perpetual state of motion.
From notepads to iPads and textbooks to Facebook, technology and the way we receive information is shaping the way companies execute efficient marketing strategies. In response to the introduction of the smart phone and the exponential growth of social media users, digital marketing has become a vital part of effective marketing tactics. With each new social media platform comes the decision for a company on whether it will use the platform towards advertising efforts or make it the source for sharing the company’s brand.
If 2016 was a person, it wouldn't be described as a manly year, or even a girly one at that. It would be a fiery, spunky woman. A woman who broke barriers, changed lives and ran the news with her brilliant marketing stunts. Here are some women who changed the game in 2016:
Still wearing your eating pants, sitting in your recliner and watching bowl games?
Not to worry – you don’t even have to break a sweat with these social media resolutions. You’re already multiscreening, so toggle your laptop, tablet, mobile and remote to shape up your social media profile for 2017.
There’s an inherent conflict of interest between lawyers and public relations practitioners when it comes to corporate communications, particularly media relations. CEOs are caught in the middle, with an angel and a devil perched on each shoulder, whispering conflicting advice. I’ll leave it to you to decide who is the angel and who is the devil.
I don’t know the reason for the Taco Bell change, but I do agree the brand refresh was appropriate. In my mind, they made some good decisions and some not so good decisions.
What started as a call to go outside instead of to the malls on Black Friday has morphed into a rallying cry for people who are tired of having their Thanksgiving holidays defined by shopping. REI wants to create a new holiday tradition of heading outdoors instead of to the stores. This year, 600 organizations got more than 6 million people outside, according to the company. #OptOutside has officially grown beyond REI.
There has been a lot of news recently about, well, news.
Plenty of digital ink has been spilled in think pieces about two related topics that deal with how we consume news in the digital space.
Color can be a powerful marketing and branding tool when used correctly, but how do you actually know when to use what color? This infographic, designed by Fletcher’s Creative Director Andrea Truan, reveals the strategy behind choosing the right color to complement your company’s brand identity.