Highly Effective Habits of Genius Brands

Highly Effective Habits of Genius Brands

Genius brands are exceptional. They are creative and original. But unlike Lady Gaga, they were not born this way. According to Homa Zaryouni, L2 conducted an extensive research study ranking 1,481 brands across 25 Digital IQ Index® studies and came up with distinct traits that make brands stand apart from the rest. We added to their list to develop 10 highly effective habits that can turn an ordinary brand into an extraordinary one.

The Top Social Media Trends of 2016

The Top Social Media Trends of 2016

Social media has continued to evolve with new features, applications and experiences on each major platform. As these major platforms overlap we will begin to watch some of the larger players erode faster than you can say MySpace. There just isn’t enough time in the day to invest in that many social media sites. So what will define success in the battle of the media platforms? Here’s a hint: it isn’t more content. Forbes provided 7 of the top trends that are shaping social media engagement--we added a few more.

Say Hello to Genevieve – Our New Account Lead

Say Hello to Genevieve – Our New Account Lead

Looney Advertising & New Media from Montclair, New Jersey has named Genevieve Gigi Account Lead this month. With more than 20 years of leadership experience on the agency-side of the business she will report to agency co-founders Sean and Debbie Looney. Prior to joining Looney, Genevieve held senior management roles at Sigma Group and LG&P on accounts like Panasonic, Hunter Douglas, Brut, DeLonghi and Under Armour.

Overcome Your Marketing Fears

Overcome Your Marketing Fears

Automation can be a terrifying concept to marketers that relish in having control over everything, especially with the overwhelming technology solutions that are available on the market. Fear of something going wrong can cripple not only a person but a brand as well. As Jones, Upstart, states, “Most of the time I see fear hold people back when it comes to marketing, including the costs of hiring new people, investing in new software and especially putting new money into ad and promotional campaigns.”

Closing the Loop: Facebook Launches Tool to Measure Success of Local Advertising in Real Time

Closing the Loop: Facebook Launches Tool to Measure Success of Local Advertising in Real Time

In 2015 Facebook initiated Local Awareness Ads, an advertising tool that allows businesses to specifically target Facebook users in close proximity to their location. This function ensures that small companies and local businesses are reaching the audience they need to access most – the consumers right in their neighborhood. This year Facebook is taking things a step further with the introduction of a tool that will not only facilitate the reach of Facebook advertisements to local consumers, but actually track the success of the advertisement in real time.