On a recent visit to Stark/Raving, a Boston-area branding firm, agency owner Matthew Stumm offered his take on strategic partnerships: “Clients and prospects are no longer put off by the concept of hiring a virtual agency."
What does it mean to be fearless? This question can be answered in so many different ways. After all, fears come in all shapes and sizes. What’s scary to one person is no big deal to another. Being fearless doesn’t necessarily mean you are never afraid. I would argue that fearlessness simply implies a willingness to face one’s challenges head-on.
Over the past 14 years, I have been a Legacy Partner, which means I am a “Guardian of the Holocaust.” I have accepted this lifelong pursuit to ensure that the world remembers the survivors and victims of the Holocaust.
As a strategic media planning and buying agency, we negotiate and manage advertising campaigns and work with brands to raise their profiles across multiple delivery platforms. As a part of that effort, we often help our clients improve their SEO either in advance of or in concert with an advertising campaign.
In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress declared March to be Women's History Month. Today, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum work together to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. We chose to add our voices to the chorus by highlighting some of the women who have inspired us most, starting with Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African American to hold the post of Librarian of Congress.
As media planners and buyers, we rely upon partnerships with media vendors, graphic designers, web developers, copywriters, SEO specialists, creative agencies and anyone involved in a client's marketing effort. It takes a team-based approach to see our strategy come to fruition in the form of a thoughtful, professionally-executed advertising campaign. And so, from time to time, we like to profile our partners. Today, we'd like to introduce you to Marco Mottola of Trigger Digital.
Digital display is a form of advertising that is served across websites on mobile devices and desktops. Display ads play an important role in today’s comprehensive media campaigns. Whether your goal is to build awareness of your brand or convert leads, creative implementation of display ads within larger, multi-layered strategies drives traffic to dedicated landing pages or company websites. When choosing to use display ads in combination with other types of digital media vehicles within a multi-faceted program, advertisers’ messages effectively (and often repetitively) target users as they consume information throughout their daily lives.
As a media planner who relies heavily on data for setting up and optimizing her clients’ paid media campaigns, I consider it my job to be well-informed on the topic of media campaign performance metrics and web analytics. Sure, keeping track of data can be time consuming, sometimes even complicated, and the benchmarks are constantly changing. However, there’s really no excuse for even the busiest media folks not to stay on top of the latest metrics. A lack of knowledge is entirely avoidable.
As someone who takes a walk almost every day, I'm no stranger to its fitness benefits and other positive attributes. I love this quote about walking by the writer, Kenneth Grahame, 1959-1932, who's perhaps best known for his classic children's book, The Wind in the Willows. Clearly, Grahame relished being outside in the elements and appreciated the importance of his daily constitutional. Thought I'd share his words here to remind us all to get up from our desks, take a breather and put the day into wider perspective.
Media. It’s one of those words that is now used so often by so many types of marketing and advertising companies, that its meaning has become murky. A media agency can be anything from a web development company to a platform like Facebook to a digital marketing company to an old-fashioned print magazine. For our purposes, we’ll define media as the main means of mass communication—broadcasting, publishing, radio, billboards and the internet, to name a few—regarded collectively. In other words, media includes all of the various platforms and channels you might use to present your message in an advertising campaign.