Can advertising make you smarter? It’s not a trick question. Advertising is expensive and where that budget goes is determined by ROI metrics. But that media spend should be generating more for you than just results. What you learn from digital advertising can be as valuable as what a campaign accomplishes. Win or lose, each campaign should improve your odds of winning next time. Best of all, it doesn’t cost any more to learn, but it does require some intentionality and effort.

Here are 5 ways that your digital advertising can make you smarter:

1. Discovery of New Audiences

By, Christine Johns

Generosity. It’s a win-win strategy. It’s the dynamic that occurs when one person gives selflessly to another, based on a mutual understanding of the relationship. Both parties benefit from the affinity which results, and hopefully, a lasting bond of trust is formed.

Who doesn’t love the thought of everybody winning? When it comes to your brand, you can’t afford to be insular and self-absorbed, especially in an age where loyalty and outcomes are the primary drivers of your audience.

Consider these statistics:

  • 56% of consumers said receiving a personalized incentive would improve consideration of the brand

Is Your Social Campaign Prepared for 2017?

Social media has transformed today’s society. It has literally integrated into almost all aspects of our lives changing the very way we communicate, broadcast, purchase, and even plan major events.

This year was no different as many trends emerged that once again shifted how businesses interact with their consumer base. Take a look into the social trends that took 2016 by storm. How will this impact your planning as you strategize for the upcoming year? 

Muted Videos

I’m sure you have noticed that video is increasingly dominating your NewsFeed and virtually every other social media platform out there. However, much

As the presidential election came to a close we found that some of us were either ecstatic, angry, fearful, relieved, confused, or a combination of all of them with some extra emotions trickled on. I get that!

Being one of the millennials in the office, I watched my social media feeds like a hawk to see what other people were saying, who they were voting for, the whole nine yards. During my regular scans for updates, my gears started to turn a little and an interesting thought begged a question in my mind. During the presidency of Barack Obama, there

What I am about to tell you is not found in any textbook and is not openly discussed among many of the social media elite.  It is a lesson learned from experience and honest observation.  The lesson is that every social media platform, particularly Facebook, has a point of critical mass that you must reach to be effective.  This critical mass is a function of size and engagement.

Defining Critical Mass

Everyone’s first question is “how many fans do I need to reach critical mass?” The answer is simple yet un-gratifying: it varies.  I have seen critical mass occur at