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Media Sep 29, 2017

The Roundup – September 2017 Edition

Each month, we recap the biggest industry news by rounding up a handful of can’t-miss articles. In September, we saw tech giants spend big on television, heard a call for marketers to refocus on awareness, noticed missed opportunities on YouTube and more.   Why Tech Giants Like Google and Amazon Are Spending Big On TV… Continue Reading

Technology Mar 17, 2017

Brands Embrace Virtual Reality as a Storytelling Tool for Their Content Marketing

As technology advances, the Jetsons-like future of self-driven cars, robot security guards, and smart devices is slowly becoming the norm. Virtual reality (VR), in particular, is no longer a distant pipe dream. While still new, a bit clunky, and expensive, it’s also emerging as a go-to tool for content marketing. As with any trend, brands… Continue Reading

Media 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

Media 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

Media 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

Media 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

Technology 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

Media Sep 15, 2014

What You Need To Know About Millennials

Being a Millennial isn’t as easy as it looks. For those of us born after 1981, we have to live with crushing student loan debt, being labeled as lazy or entitled and people waiting in line to tell us just what’s wrong with our generation. Not to mention, our childhood heroes are constantly being unceremoniously… Continue Reading

Media 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