Is Your Video Marketing Strategy Smart or Stupid

Your Brand, startup or organization is throwing video into the digital marketing mix like crazy, but are you putting enough smarts behind your video marketing strategy? Do you even have a strategy? Are you putting the same time and attention into video as you would into broadcast? There’s a lot of debate over the return…

How to Find the Best Video Production Company or Agency

The first step in selecting a video production company is deciding what videos you need and how you’ll use them toward your marketing goals. The second, is deciding between a production company and an agency. My digital creative agency gets inquiries that range from brands, businesses and startups that know exactly what they need, to…

The New Digital Marketing Strategy for Product Launches and Startups

Every startup and new product is different, but there are so many commonalities between the points of creative revelation, inception, research, development launch and success, regardless of industry, that they all warrant being offered a NEW process, designed to command: Attention Awareness Need Interest Value Decision Action Through establishing and Carrying Out: Goals Targets Budget Digital…

Social Media Isn’t Magic – It Takes Planning and Hard Work

Whether you’re a brand promoting products or services, a business trying to increase awareness of and interest in what you’re selling, or a startup clamoring for attention, you’ll need to be involved on some level with social media. Here’s the bad news. It isn’t magic. You don’t flick a switch and turn it on and…

5 Reasons Startups Should Pay Marketing Agencies More Than Brands Do

The myth out there is that startups don’t have very high budgets because they’re – you know – startups, so they shouldn’t pay marketing agencies, ad agencies, the gardener, the people at the counter at Burger King – or other professionals at the same rates that those nasty big brands do. They should pay more.…

Ignore The Marketing Barriers in Front of You and You’ll Walk Right Through

Right after I graduated from the University of Southern California, my first job was to party like a rockstar, mostly to suppress the disbelief that I had actually just graduated from college. You see, three years earlier, I had dropped out of college in Atlanta and moved to Hollywood to be an actual rockstar, but…

How to Make Your Social Media Marketing Drive Sales

Nobody really wants to talk about this. They’re too busy counting Twitter followers, Facebook likes, pins, Snaps and YouTube views, but how is all of this social media activity contributing to your bottom line… sales? Better yet, does your social media marketing strategy even involve sales? Brands, businesses and organizations are learning that social media…

4 Reasons to be Nicer to Your Social Media Manager Than Your CEO

Life has a funny habit of neglecting the worker bees. But as technology continues to transform our interactions with customers, your Social Media Manager, not your CEO, is the one who will make or break your organization. Here are four reasons to be nicer to them, seek their input and show more respect for their…