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Four Ways the Principles of Improv Can Help You Develop Award-Winning Communications Programs

Improv is most commonly thought of as a comedy incubator, the starting point for future great comic stars like Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Keegan Michael Key. But the principles of improv are also being adopted for business training and I believe that some of the best aspects of improv like being flexible, really listening […]

Celebrate the Journey

Reflections From the 2017 SABRE Awards

The outcomes at the Holmes Report 2017 North American SABRE Awards weren’t what we hoped. Our company was recognized in many ways: top five midsize agency to work for in North America, finalist for Corporate/B2B agency of the year, and national finalists for campaigns with Donate Life Ohio (Non-Profit Organization) and Highlights for Children (Branded […]

Never Let Go

Simple Tips to Re-Engage With Prospects

As direct marketers, we work hard to build and curate the contacts in our database and segmented lists are among our most treasured assets. We cultivate and nurture them. We work to understand what it is that will resonate with each of them as individuals. And we try to provide relevant content that inspires them to […]

Look the Other Way

Five Tips for Customer-Centric Marketing

Upon reflection of the year in B2B marketing: 2016 version, it seems too many marketers have their backs turned toward their customers and prospects. Corporate marketing and communications teams are so focused on internal initiatives and processes that they’re missing opportunities based on prospects’ interests and actions. It’s time to start looking at the world […]

Everyone’s Doing It!

But Is Video the Right Choice?

By Jeff Breckenridge, Senior Digital Designer and Claudia Dattilo, Media Connections Planning Director, with Marsha Hall, Senior Counselor If you rely on YouTube videos for everything from woodworking and lawn care to recipes and stain removal, you’re not alone. Today, U.S. adults invest a whopping 5.5 hours daily watching video content, according to eMarketer. And, […]

Suddenly You’re a Tech Company. Now What?

Three Lessons Industrial Companies Can Learn From Tech.

Historically, there has been a clear division between marketing communications and PR in the industrial sector and in the technology sector. Technology brands searched for PR professionals and agencies that understood the landscape, had the right relationships, and could move fast enough to capitalize on windows of opportunity measured in weeks or months. Industrial brands […]

Transparency in Social Analytics

Understanding Impressions, Reach, User Engagement and More

As social marketing becomes increasingly data-driven, the task of providing definition and substance to a practice bursting with jargon presents an ongoing challenge for all marketing professionals. Although there are differing opinions on how to quantify the value of social, the process can only begin with a sound understanding of the elements that could make […]