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‘Nike Knew Their Target Market’- a Note about the Kaepernick Ad

September 14, 2018

“#JustBurnIt,” said Twitter. “I stand with Nike, all day, every day,” said LeBron. “What was Nike thinking?” said Trump. By now, we’ve heard it all. But politics aside, the truth Read More

The Ins and Outs of Engaging Your Target Audience: Advice from Georgetown’s Marketing Maven

July 24, 2018

Consider the headlines below. What do they have in common? “Georgetown Soccer’s Hilarious Millennial Day Includes Participation Trophies and Safe Spaces” – Hero Sports, 15 August 2017 “Baseball Team Insults Read More

Marketing in the Post-GDPR World: Pros, Cons, and Predictions

June 11, 2018

When GDPR came up on the horizon, many businesses shuttered at its implications—if only because of the public paranoia it would induce around data collection, or laws that The New Read More

Six of the Best Strategies to Ace Customer Engagement

June 01, 2018

No matter what field you work in, customer engagement is just as essential as lead acquisition. In fact, 68% of marketers today say that their companies compete on the basis Read More

From Cookies to People: An Introduction to People-Based Marketing

March 01, 2018

When cookies crumble and panels disappoint, consider people-based marketing. For decades, Nielsen ratings have been the dominant currency for buying and selling ads in the media space—a flawed methodology, according Read More

When does marketing get too personal?

February 20, 2018

In the pursuit of success, personalization is likely high on your list. It’s no secret that today’s consumers demand relevant, well-timed content from brands as a prelude to a strong Read More

6 Traits You Should Know About Your Digital Consumers

January 16, 2018

There’s an abundance of data on your consumers online. And while we’re often told that the more data the better, it can be difficult to understand what to prioritize or Read More

The Rise of the Influencer Economy Through the Eyes of an Influencer Marketing Consultant

November 29, 2017

Shane Barker had never been preoccupied with sexy arms, sexy legs, or big booties—at least, not until he was asked to help sell them. The request came from Zoe Rodriguez, Read More

Using First-Party Data to Personalize Your Marketing

October 05, 2017

I rarely open marketing emails but this email from Spotify last week caught my attention.     Not only do I work in Reston, but I also could listen to Rodrigo Read More