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Marketing Dec 15, 2016

7 Need to Know 2017 Marketing Trends

1. Digital ad spend is on par with TV now. The balance shifted faster than expected and digital spend will likely exceed TV next year. Spend isn’t moving away from TV to digital, but rather from Print and Local media, according to eMarketer. For the digital space, we’re seeing a consolidation of tech and publishing… Continue Reading

News Nov 28, 2016

Mindgruve Named 2016 Agency of the Year

Mindgruve was recently named Agency of the Year at the 2016 Brand Diego Awards. The event is sanctioned by the American Advertising Federation, the industry’s largest and most representative competition recognizing the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. Among other criteria, agencies are judged based on the uniqueness of their positioning and… Continue Reading

Advertising Nov 23, 2016

What Is Your Optimal Media Mix?

Over the past twenty years, as digital outlets evolved into what they are today, marketing decision-making has become increasingly complex. Consumers’ attention is split across a multitude of vehicles—gone are the days of bucketing your budget into TV, print and radio while feeling confident that your target customer is receiving your message. So, too, are… Continue Reading

News Jan 29, 2016

Chad Robley Selected as Finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award

Mindgruve leader among San Diego’s top bosses vying for highest honor SAN DIEGO, Calif. Jan. 29, 2016. Mindgruve CEO Chad Robley has been chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Most Admired CEO. Awarded by the San Diego Business Journal, San Diego’s highest business honor recognizes CEO’s for outstanding achievements both in business and the… Continue Reading

Digital Marketing Sep 24, 2015

Programmatic TV: What is it, How Does it Work and What are the Benefits?

What is programmatic TV? As Digiday.com explains, programmatic TV is “[t]he technology automated and data driven way to buy and deliver ads against TV content. This includes digital TV ads served across web, mobile devices and connected TV.” But how does programmatic TV buying actually work? What are the benefits? And if it is all that great,… Continue Reading

Digital Marketing Aug 3, 2015

Chad Robley & Lucie Greene Talk Gen Z

Lucie Greene, Worldwide Director of Innovation at J. Walter Thompson, recently published her Generation Z trend report, which includes more than 70 pages of research, analysis, and brand examples offering insights as to where our culture is headed and how to best reach our newest generation of consumers. During Interactive Day 2015’s keynote, Mindgruve’s CEO,… Continue Reading

Digital Marketing Jul 10, 2015

17 Facebook & Email Marketing Best Practices

Facebook is uniting efforts with several partners, including email marketing platform Mailchimp, to help small and medium businesses take advantage of their digital potential. On June 4th, the Boost Your Business with Facebook half-day conference stopped in San Diego. And of course Mindgruve had to be there! Expert panelists, guests, partners and the Facebook team… Continue Reading

News Mar 18, 2015

Brands Winning and Losing at SXSW

Thousands of the brightest minds in emerging technology descended upon Austin, Texas, as South By Southwest (SXSW) kicked off the Interactive portion of its annual festival March 11-15, 2015. Eager to engage the legions of technologists, marketers and agencies in attendance, a long list of brands set up shop inside the event and around the… Continue Reading

News Mar 10, 2015

Google Leadership Invites Mindgruve
Media Director to Collaborate at Google HQ

For a giant like Google, staying on top of its game means constantly improving its products and services. The best way to do that is by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of trusted industry partners. That’s why the Google team recently invited Mindgruve Media Director Steven Hellbusch – and only four other leading agency business… Continue Reading

Search Engine Optimization Dec 11, 2014

Why Mobile-Friendly Websites Will Win In 2015

Introducing Google’s New Mobile Guidelines & Tools It’s no longer a surprise, we all know that online mobile usage is growing at the speed of light and quickly taking over desktop usage across industries. As a result, mobile search and mobile applications are the first touchpoints between users and brands. 2014 was already announced as… Continue Reading

Chad Robley Oct 24, 2014

Chad Robley & Mike Hodges Awarded American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award

San Diego, CA – October 24, 2014 – Mindgruve Cofounder and CEO, Chad Robley, and U-T San Diego President and COO, Mike Hodges, were awarded the American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award at the Brand Diego Award ceremony on October 23. The AAF Silver Medal Award Program recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions… Continue Reading