As advertising makes its way into the virtual reality (VR) world, a new model is necessary in order to positively impact players and drive them to revisit your brand after they’ve put their headsets down for the night.
A friend of mine was referred to a series of medical specialists recently and each doctor focused on their own very specific area of expertise. While they were able to rule out the cause within their narrow field, ultimately, none of them could really figure how to solve the real problem.
The financial services industry might not be known for change, but change is coming. Over the next five years, the consumer banking industry will need to embrace new ways to engage consumers as it vies with digital banks, upstart fintech companies, Amazon and Google.
Teenagers can be pretty socially awkward at times. I have two of them and their communication skills can sometimes be both painful to watch and fascinating at the same time—although they have the best intentions, vital pieces of info either get lost in the shuffle or never make it to the right person. Unfortunately, oftentimes it feels like déjà vu when I see brands and agencies trying to plan their marketing campaigns.
There’s a fair amount of bad marketing out there. Where did things go wrong? It’s usually well before the creative was developed or the media was planned. It’s right at the beginning during the brand strategy process…or perhaps lack thereof.
The agency pulls in more awards this year — The Communicator Gold Award of Excellence for ConnectPointz print and digital video and The Award of Distinction for Ironshore print campaign. Proving that great clients produce great work.
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.
It’s taken 75 years to prove that Brainstorming doesn’t really work. Anyone that’s really capable of generating ideas discovered this about 5 minutes after their first session, but if you ever said it out loud, especially in a big corporation, you risk sounding like a complete, self-righteous, egotistical ass.
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.
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.
Virtual reality. Augmented reality. 360-degree video. Telepresence robots. Smart glasses. With the explosion of new media and product offerings, how do we tell them apart? The main thing that distinguishes each of these media options is whether you are a spectator or a participant in the experience.