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Mindgruve Wins Outstanding Website for Kandji at the 2019 WebAwards

Designed and developed by Mindgruve, Kandji has been recognized at the 2019 WebAwards as an “Outstanding Website” in the Technology category. Now in its 17th year, the WebAwards represent the longest running annual website competition. It remains dedicated to naming the best websites while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. According to…

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Mindgruve Recognized on Adweek 100: Fastest Growing Agencies List

Landing on the first-ever Adweek 100: Fast Growing Agencies list, Mindgruve comes in at number 71. The list honors organizations of all sizes from all over the world. According to Adweek, the leading source of news and insight for six million marketing professionals, the “new distinction is awarded to those companies that have achieved significant…

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The Gray Zebra Sanctuary

When it comes to marketing analytics, the executive summary is king. Few decision-makers want a 10-page performance report, or to find themselves in the weeds. Most want the thirty-thousand-foot perspective and the top-line, need-to-know, hyper-efficient and invaluable dashboard—also known as the Executive Summary. There’s nothing wrong with this, time is money after all. However, it’s…

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Mindgruve Lands on Inc. 5000’s List of Fastest Growing Companies For Second Consecutive Year

Recognized for the second consecutive year, Mindgruve has risen nearly 2,100 spots to rank #1828 on the Inc. 5000 list. Published by Inc. Magazine, the list recognizes the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurial success within the most dynamic segment of the American economy. According to the renowned publication, “This achievement puts you…

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Mindgruve to Lead Global SEO and Analytics for Skullcandy

Mindgruve has been selected to lead global SEO and website analytics for Skullcandy, the electronics brand that revolutionized the audio industry by producing earbuds, wired and wireless headphones and speakers featuring an unmistakable design and exceptional performance. Mindgruve’s SEO team will optimize Skullcandy’s website to improve visibility in organic search results, increase traffic and ultimately…

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The Creative That Stands Out

We asked members of the creative team to share their favorite pieces of work to date from Mindgruve’s portfolio. Each was selected for different reasons. All required a combination of research, strategy, concepting, writing, designing and production.    Unibet “Luck’s Got Nothing To Do With It”  Work Alexis, Sr. Designer The Unibet campaign is one…

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Mindgruve Signs Marketing Deal With PCA SKIN, A Colgate-Palmolive Company

Mindgruve has been selected to lead direct to consumer digital marketing efforts for PCA SKIN. Owned by Colgate-Palmolive Company, PCA SKIN is a leader in professional skin care products trusted by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and aestheticians. Mindgruve will develop an integrated marketing strategy to optimize the company’s digital presence and increase online sales. “PCA SKIN…

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Chad Robley Selected as Finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s 2019 CEO of the Year Awards

Mindgruve CEO Chad Robley has been selected as a Finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s 2019 CEO of the Year Awards. The event recognizes the great achievements of local industry leaders both within their respective companies and the community at large. More specifically, finalists and winners are recognized for demonstrating vision and leadership that achieved…

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Why Your Agency’s Project Manager is Worth Every Penny

Assigns resources. Validates estimates. Fine-tunes scopes. Creates timelines. Runs burn reports. Tracks approvals. Coordinates vendors. “QAs” and troubleshoots. Reconciles budgets and billing. The job description for agency project managers goes on and on. Saying they wear multiple hats is an understatement. These are the people behind the scenes, planning, organizing and prioritizing resources and tasks…

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Mindgruve’s Media Team Talks Programmatic Advertising

Twenty years after its introduction, advertising via programmatic buying is now widely considered effective, efficient and reliable. In fact, with capabilities like real time data and insights, immediate placements and hyper-focused targeting, advertisers in the U.S. are expected to spend $84 billion on programmatic campaigns in 2019 alone. Mindgruve’s media team is well versed in…

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Digiday Future of TV Summit Takeaways

Mindgruve attended the Digiday Future of TV Summit in Palm Springs this past April. The conference hosted brands and agencies from around the country to discuss TV advertising in the streaming era. Television ratings are down, TV ad costs are up and the state of the tactic is in flux as new publishers emerge and…

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Content Is The New Ad

Creating a successful marketing plan is about finding balance. Balance between tactics that drive massive awareness and tactics that engage potential consumers at a deeper level. When seeking reach, it’s not uncommon for marketers to experience limits to the scale of effectiveness when utilizing popular digital tactics such as  banners, native or social ads. While…

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“Inside Out” Advances to Nationals of American Advertising Awards

“Inside Out,” an integrated campaign produced by Mindgruve for Neurocore, is advancing to the Nationals of the American Advertising Awards after receiving a Silver ADDY in the Elements of Advertising category at the District level. It was judged alongside more than 250 submissions out of Orange County, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Nationals represents the…

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Martinelli’s Website Recognized as Webby Honoree

The Martinelli’s website, designed and developed by Mindgruve as part of a larger rebranding project for the 150-year-old beverage company, has been recognized as a 2019 Webby Awards Honoree in the category of Websites: Best Visual Design – Aesthetic. Out of more than 13,000 entries from 70 countries around the world, only the top 20%…

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Mindgruve Receives Eight Awards, Including One Gold, at the 2019 ADDYs

Mindgruve received one Gold, two Silvers, four Bronzes and a People’s Choice Award at the 2019 San Diego ADDYs hosted by SDX. Inside Out, an integrated campaign produced for Neurocore, stood out among the agency’s submissions. It received top honors in the Elements of Advertising category. Another integrated campaign produced for Renovate America titled A…

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Effective Strategies for Retail Brands on Amazon

Amazon accounts for nearly half of all online retail spend, according to eMarketer. This staggering statistic means brands must balance their approaches to boosting revenue and brand equity with the need to maximize their presence on the world’s leading digital marketplace. What are the most effective tactics? Is it possible to increase product sales without…

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Don’t Underestimate The Value of Voice for Your Business

It’s 2019 and nearly everyone has a built in assistant – voice assistant that is. Voice technology and its underlying software – voice recognition, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and beyond – is evolving rapidly and becoming omnipresent. With the rise of position zero, the coveted search result spot that voice assistants are pulling from,…

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What the disruption to TV advertising means for marketers

TV advertising is still one of the most powerful and influential tactics. Since the 1950s, the television has been the centerpiece in living rooms across the country. As soap operas, sitcoms, documentaries and more captivated people, marketers were afforded opportunities to do the same, creating one of the most effective advertising mediums ever. Today, TVs…

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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…

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