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News Aug 28, 2018

Mindgruve Named to Inc. 5000

Mindgruve was named to Inc. 5000, joining America’s fastest-growing private companies in 2018. To be eligible, companies must be independent and privately held U.S.-based businesses that generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2014 and at least $2 million in revenue in 2017.   Mindgruve ranks #3925 overall, #615 of 741 in California, #379 of… Continue Reading

Creative Jun 19, 2018

Big Idea, Small Thinking

Since the Creative Revolution in the 1960s, industry heavyweights like David Ogilvy and George Lois have touted the proverbial “big idea” as the driving force behind the world’s greatest advertising campaigns. They weren’t wrong. But every great campaign—hell, every great creative endeavor—begins with a microscopic thought or insight. Isaac Newton allegedly conceived the theory of… Continue Reading

News Jun 8, 2018

The First Annual Gruvie Awards

It was the black tie, black carpet event that made everyone question their careers. Winners were presented with trophies that left them feeling honored-ish. The rest were breathing sighs of relief between sips of their craft cocktails. The night was unforgettable. We’re pretty sure. Fortunately, we captured video and pictures. Or as the judge will… Continue Reading

News May 8, 2018

Mindgruve Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

Mindgruve is set to receive the Horizon Award from Serving Seniors, a local non-profit dedicated to serving free, healthy meals to underprivileged senior citizens. The award recognizes a standout company and its volunteers for their ongoing dedication to the organization.   Having worked with Serving Seniors for nearly a decade, Mindgruve Operations Manager Andy Bower captains… Continue Reading

News Mar 28, 2018

Mindgruve Takes Home Eight ADDYs

Mindgruve was honored with two Silvers, three Bronzes and three People’s Choice awards at the 2018 ADDYs. Junior Copywriter, Erik Sena, also received one Gold and two Silver ADDYs for student work. The full list included: SleepScore Identity System Silver, Cross Platform and People’s Choice   Martinelli’s Icons Silver, Elements of Advertising   Martinelli’s “Lost… Continue Reading

News Jan 19, 2018

Chad Robley Named to San Diego Business Journal’s 500 Influential Business Leaders List

Mindgruve co-founder and CEO Chad Robley has been named to San Diego Business Journal’s San Diego 500: The Book of Influential Business Leaders list. Curated by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom, this coveted list recognizes local business leaders across various industries who serve key roles within the community, champion civic initiatives and help strengthen… Continue Reading

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

News Aug 8, 2017

Mindgruve Expands Client Service Offerings With Macarta Partnership

Mindgruve, one of the fastest growing marketing and technology agencies in the nation, recently announced its strategic partnership with Macarta (www.macarta.com). Headquartered in Denver, CO, Macarta is a strategy consultancy firm and outsourcing partner focused on helping brands and retailers optimize sales and grow revenue on Amazon. “Amazon has reimagined the online retail world. Brands… Continue Reading

News Jun 1, 2017

Mindgruve Earns Five ADDYs at 2017 American Advertising Awards

Mindgruve was recognized for its creative excellence at the 2017 American Advertising Awards District 15 Competition, earning one Gold and four Silver ADDYs. The winning work included: Unity Point Health “Don’t Treat Yourself” Gold, Internet Commercial & Silver, Integrated Campaign   San Diego Zoo Anniversary Celebration Silver, Microsite (http://sandiegozoo100.org/)   Martinelli’s “First Love” Silver, Microsite… 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

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

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

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

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