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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

Digital Marketing Jul 22, 2014

TNT’s Integrated Marketing Campaign for Comic-Con

Author’s note: Warning! This article contains some Game of Thrones spoilers. Brace yourselves, San Diego. Comic-Con is coming. Whether you’re a visitor to our beautiful city or a local dreading the imminent Gaslamp traffic, you probably noticed that San Diego’s Gaslamp district is slowly transforming into a media planner’s dream. Storefronts will begin transforming into… Continue Reading

Digital Marketing May 27, 2014

The Evolving Brand Tagline

“Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.” “The ultimate driving machine.” “Just do it.” “I’m lovin’ it.” The common denominator of all these taglines is that they are all trying to sell their products to hungry consumers. And arguably, a great brand tagline is a memorable one. As you were reading the list above,… Continue Reading

Digital Marketing Dec 12, 2013

Native Advertising: Coming to a Comment Section Near You

Sponsored story. Branded content. Native advertising. Whatever you name it, it’s advertising. And studies show that readers prefer native advertising to the traditional banner ad, for the most part. According to the IPG Media Lab and Sharethrough study, “consumers looked at native ads 52% more frequently than banner ads.” Those are a lot of potential… Continue Reading

Digital Marketing Oct 24, 2013

8 Scary (Good and Bad) Ads

With Halloween just around the corner, we can’t help but think about some things that spook us. We’ve come across some freakishly good ads that make us jump out of our seats but inspire us to think bigger, and some ads, that well, have our heads scratching on how it passed their PR department.

Digital Marketing Sep 27, 2013

Welcome to Agency X – Can I Take Your Order?

Dunkin Donuts, Jack in the Box, Subway… agency? Franchises aren’t just for food anymore –with chain shops popping up around the US, media outlets are beginning to take interest in this unconventional format. In a recent AdAge article, Alexandra Bruell delves into the franchise model with a focus on ViaMark, an East Coast-based agency that… Continue Reading

Digital Marketing Sep 26, 2013

[INFOGRAPHIC] Online vs. Offline

Even with today’s heavy focus on digital content, more than half of web consumers are influenced by offline word-of-mouth recommendations, while 40% look beyond the Internet to inform purchasing decisions. Offline marketing is still a major player in overall marketing success, although it’s decidedly more enigmatic when it comes to pulling metrics. Get some insight… Continue Reading