We have a lot to say. Admittedly, some of it probably shouldn’t be said in public, so we’ll keep it to the stuff that matters. Don’t expect us to only spew words or facts. We’ll tell you what we think, and more importantly, why it matters to you.

Apr 09, 2020

In a Time of Crisis, Turn to Maslow for Marketing Advice

Melissa Ross Advertising, Brainstorms, Return On Empathy, Strategy

My time during these past few weeks has been occupied much in the same way yours and many others’ has. I spend my time at home worrying. The irony is that we are all isolated while feeling the same sense of worry.   Is there going to be toilet paper when I brave the grocery store? Is my loved one going …

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Jul 10, 2019

Using Video to Boost Your Sales

Melissa Ross Brainstorms, Creative, Full Funnel Marketing, G/L Approach, Social Media, Strategy

It’s a known fact. The play button has become the most compelling digital call-to-action. In the past, video was used as a supporting element in digital marketing campaigns, but within the past five years, that notion began changing, and now video lead generation campaigns can be more powerful and effective than other marketing methods that don’t involve an interactive element. …

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Feb 18, 2019

Building Buyer Personas for Rural Lifestyle

Melissa Ross Advertising, Brainstorms, Communications Agency, G/L Work, Planning, Strategy

In marketing, what you’re communicating is just as important as defining who you’re communicating with. But most target audiences only manage to scratch the surface. For example, targeting men ages 25-65, with children at home and a household income of $100,000 is a good start, but have we really painted a picture of their everyday lives, responsibilities, and likes/dislikes? That’s …

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Aug 29, 2018

How User-Generated Content Is A Necessity For Brand Awareness

Mike Haueisen Brainstorms, General, Planning, Social Media, Strategy, Trending Now, Trends

If you’ve ever seen the movie The Truman Show with Jim Carrey, you probably remember laughing at the various “product placement” scenes. The premise of The Truman Show, for those who haven’t seen it, is that Jim Carrey is unknowingly the star of a reality TV show – his entire life is broadcast by hidden cameras, and every experience and …

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Jan 28, 2018

Finding Your Happy Place in Rural Areas

Tim Leon Brainstorms, Education, G/L Work, Planning, Public Relations, Strategy, Trends

I came across an interesting Washington Post blog concerning research recently published by the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University about the “geography of well-being” in Canada. The study covered Canada’s entire population, with over 400,000 responses from 1,200 communities across the country. The research indicated a correlation between population density (concentration of people in a given area) and …

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