In November 2020, Strategic America became an agency with four Regional Emmy®-winning associates. Kasey Baker-VerMulm, Randy Belcher, Bruce Ganzer and Heath Smith took home the award for Community/Public Service (PSAs) for their work on the ‘See Yourself Hungry’ PSA for Food Bank of Iowa. The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences represents video and television professionals from more than 20 designated marketing areas in five states.
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No doubt about it—2020 has forced momentous changes upon our world. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in rapid and massive shifts in the way we work, live healthy lives, apply technology and manage our finances, which affects our lifestyles. By some estimates, technology has seen about five to ten years of accelerated impact in as little as three months.
What is Contextual Advertising? For marketers, serving relevant advertising to audiences is the name of the game. In the digital age, there are two main ways to do just that. First, there’s behavioral advertising. Just as the name suggests, this strategy takes into account the previous actions of the user. This could include pages they’ve previously visited, links they’ve followed or even purchases they’ve made.
Blog Contributors: Emily Bussiere, Amanda Glynn, Sara Huedepohl and Heather Weaverling While the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for individuals and organizations across the world, it has also created new opportunities. With a little care, companies are seeing new opportunities to expand their market share and grow profits. Here are five tips from the experts at Strategic America to help your organization adapt your marketing strategies to meet the changing environment created by the global pandemic.
According to Trendwatching, 2020 trends indicate metamorphic design will be critical to answering to consumer demand and relevance as a service. Metamorphic design is about adjusting your brand’s offerings to the changing lifestyles of your consumer. Consumer expectations are changing and blending together. Let’s start with accurate personalization. From the correct spelling of their name to order history, consumers demand perfection from brands they use the most.
In bygone days of advertising, measuring the success of a media campaign often relied on the client to confirm increased sales or in-store traffic. Industry advancements and digital technology now give agencies and clients new options to set meaningful goals and measure campaign success. However, more measurement tools mean more variables and metrics to sort through at campaign’s end.
If there’s one thing social media professionals are tired of, it’s the implication that social media is a less important part of the marketing mix. One that exists in a silo and doesn’t work with other strategies—and shouldn’t have to. It exists all on its own. In a world of digital connectivity, that’s a misconception we need to retire.
Political ad spend is increasing. That’s clear to anyone with a television or internet connection. But how much is it increasing this year? And how will that affect your ability to place advertising in the near future? Strategic America’s media team is here to answer these questions. If the flood of articles predicting record ad spend is to be trusted, we can expect quite a few placements to hit the schedule soon.
There’s nothing like a good food epiphany. From marshmallows and hot cocoa to BBQ sauce and chicken nuggets (or ranch on anything here in the Midwest, apparently), history is full of those “eureka” moments where two great tastes taste great together. One of the most popular and enduring food pairings is peanut butter and chocolate.
How has technology changed the way we tell stories? What are the benefits? It may seem like technology has changed the way we tell stories, but it’s really taken us back in time. We’ve all seen the memes comparing emojis to hieroglyphs. And I can’t help but picture my mom as a child sitting in front of the radio listening to her favorite program when I listen to a fiction podcast on my way to work.