7 Immersive pop-ups and branding activations that built lasting impressions

To put it simply, branding activations—also known as experiential marketing—is the strategy of using events to reach your target audience in-person. In general, brands are adopting physical pop-up events in large numbers, with 79 percent planning to use it more in the coming years and 67 percent saying it’s an effective marketing strategy. And it’s […]

How Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ is breaking marketing boundaries

Last year, Netflix and Stranger Things took the world by storm when the first season took binge-watchers to the 1980s small-town Indiana and introduced them to a Stand By Me-esque band of kids who get wrapped up in the supernatural and a shady cover-up by secretive government agents. Currently, Stranger Things has a grasp on […]

7 marketing strategies behind Donald Trump’s success

Regardless of the politics surrounding the man, Donald Trump built a real estate empire and then, against almost all the odds, catapulted to the most powerful job in the world, thanks in large part to his exceptional ability to market his brand and himself. 1. There’s no such thing as bad publicity While it’s certainly […]

Effectively Branding in the Age of Social Media Influencers

Many brands find navigating the influencer marketing landscape to be relatively difficult due to the novelty of this new marketing concept. As a result, we discuss three most fundamental techniques and strategies for effective branding on various social media platforms. 1. Metrics and data Social media influencer landscape seems like the Wilde West of marketing. […]

Native Ads Resulting in Higher Brand Recognition and Click-through Rate,Study Finds

ANN ARBOR, MI — July 29, 2017.  A study conducted by Associate Professor of Marketing  Anocha Aribarg and Assistant Professor Eric Schwartz  at the University of Michigan,  found that Native ads can capture greater attention, resulting in higher brand recognition and click-through rate. Recent developments in regulatory and industry practice have raised questions regarding native advertising’s ethics […]