Where Have All The Visionary Money Makers Gone?

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The agency business in being pounded by a sea of rough and tumble changes today. Agencies are struggling to get lean and nimble, and MBA-toting bean counters are key to this reformulation. Unpopular though they may be, agency CFOs are nevertheless in high demand, says Jay Haines, CEO of global executive-search firm Grace Blue. One […]

What is Online Traffic Costing You? Six Tips To Maximize Your ROI

“When you’re planning on getting online traffic, you have to do a cost-benefit analysis in order to understand your current standings to work towards a maximized ROI,” says online marketing expert and author of 90% Of All Internet Businesses Will Fail Danny DeMichele. A cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is a systematic way of thinking about whether […]

10 Reasons to Try a Website Analysis Report Since Your Website Is Not Performing

A lot of websites are created and then left to operate without review. While many websites perform just fine, it is the websites that are constantly audited that eventually return a higher ROI to the owner. A thorough website analysis report can tell you a lot about your website, including errors that are costing you […]

CEOs Not Pleased With Creative Snots Who Pack No Data

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Generally speaking, clients across the board are not impressed. They want results and all ad people have to peddle is their sacrosanct creativity. That’s the news from The Fournaise Marketing Group (c/o Warc, which interviewed more than 1,200 chief executive officers and decision makers around the world for its 2013 Global Marketing Effectiveness Program. A […]

Do Digital Right: Create “An Increased Likelihood To Buy”

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Is digital a direct marketing medium or a brand building medium, or both? It’s a question that will continue to be asked by befuddled clients and their agency helpers alike. Personally, I think digital is a radical transparency machine that challenges brands to become better at marketing, product development and community relations. But back to […]

Marketers Are Brand Architects And Building Brands Takes More Than Math

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Fact: When it comes to marketing spending, analog still outstrips digital by a factor of three to one. Jake Sorofman, an analyst with Gartner, supplied the cold hard fact above in a Harvard Business Review article. It’s the kind of fact that my friend Bob Hoffman likes, and likes to use to convince CMOs and […]

People See The Poetry That Is Colorado, People Book A Vacation To Colorado

How do agencies prove their worth and secure more client dollars year in and year out? In an acronym, ROI. When you can prove return on investment, or even strongly suggest it, client checkbooks open. Tim Williams of The Ignition Group, a consultancy devoted to helping marketing firms create and capture more value, argues that […]