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Merging Print and Video: An Innovative B2B Idea

Posted by Jeff Jones on Fri, Jun 1, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

Goal: Communicate Autotrader’s new website experience to top customers in an environment that can’t be ignored.

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Topics: good media ideas, B2B marketing strategy

Unconventional Convention Support

Posted by Jeff Jones on Fri, Jun 1, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

Industry conventions and trade shows continue to be a vital component of business-to-business marketing. Successful brands recognize the opportunity to generate revenue at industry conventions by scheduling meetings in advance and driving booth traffic through unique tactics. Communication with your customers and prospects prior to these trade shows should include:

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Topics: B2B marketing strategy, convention support, trade show marketing

Client Success Story: B2B Programmatic Campaign results in Real Sales

Posted by Scott Christopher on Tue, May 8, 2018 @ 16:05 PM

From time to time, we like to highlight on the blog recent successes we've had with client campaigns. This one we worked on last year highlights the challenges that come with very narrow B2B sectors, especially when it comes to digital advertising.

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Topics: programmatic advertising, B2B media planning, B2B marketing strategy, media strategy, client success

SEM - The Do's and Do Not's

Posted by Drew Conklin on Wed, May 2, 2018 @ 14:05 PM

Many organizations, from "mom and pop" to large national companies, have at some point thought about or implemented an SEM (Search Engine Marketing) campaign for their business. Some of these implementations led to great results, while others have fallen flat on their back.

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Topics: good media idea, digital media, best practices, SEM, Google, media strategy, AdWords, Keywords

"We'll be right Back" - Unsold Inventory or Technical Glitch?

Posted by Scott Christopher on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 16:04 PM

We've all seen it. That commercial break screen on ESPN, CNN or other apps when streaming TV via your Over-the-Top (OTT) device of choice (Roku, Apple TV, etc.). It appears during a break that's supposed to show you 30 second commercials. Maybe it does show one or two - but for the majority of the commercial pod it's just that screen with the graphic and annoying music.

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Topics: digital advertising, online video, good media idea, Atlanta TV buying agencies, ott, TV streaming, broadcast tv buying, media strategy

What's lost when you don't have a media strategy

Posted by Scott Christopher on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 @ 15:11 PM

If you've never had a media strategy, you may wonder what the benefits are for going that route. It's just buying ads, right? How strategic can you really get? Well, the clients we work with at McCulloch + Company have come to know the benefits of goal alignment and developing a comprehensive media strategy with tactics to reach prospects at every stage of the buyer's journey. They've seen how helpful it is to develop a strategy based on their marketing goals, target demographic, geography, creative asset availability, budget and many other factors. If you're not there yet, perhaps it's helpful to see what you're missing out on by not having a media strategy.

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Topics: media planning, Atlanta media buying agancy, media strategy

What's your Brand's Story?

Posted by Scott Christopher on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 @ 16:10 PM

Good marketers tell good stories - concise, compelling, and engaging stories. They have done the hard work of distilling down their mission and value proposition into a simple story that can be easily understood by prospects. When told well, the story engages customers on an emotional level (yes, even B2B brands) and eliminates all the guesswork for them in understanding "What's in it for me?" Strong brands also have alignment company-wide on this story. From the C-Suite to sales, from PR to HR - all are bought in. This belief company-wide doesn't just impact marketing and creative, but customer service, product packaging, operations and more. This is why we--strategists at a media-only agency--care about our clients' stories. Our media plans can either help enhance that story, or detract from it.

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Topics: good media ideas, outdoor advertising, Rock City

3 Trends in Paid Social

Posted by Scott Christopher on Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 15:08 PM

When developing a media plan, we leave no stone unturned to help our client-partners reach their goals. Increasingly paid social is an important tactic to consider, especially as a platform's audience grows and/or they innovate with new advertising offerings. Lately there are more and more options in which to advertise to reach your audience without growing the duopoly. In this post, I'll highlight a few trends observed in paid social lately and their possible applications in a media strategy. 

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Topics: media buying atlanta, paid social advertising, media planning, social media, digital strategy

The State of Retail in the Age of Amazon

Posted by Scott Christopher on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

We like following the retail sector, working with several clients in the space. And I--as a shopper--enjoy seeing brands innovate to surprise and delight me to earn my business in this current era of e- and m-commerce. It has certainly been a tumultuous year for retail, though with weekly announcements of store closings by stalwart industry brands like Macy's and Sears. The evolution to online shopping by the average American consumer has been especially swift in recent months, led by e-commerce giant Amazon. Prime membership is now estimated to be up to 80 million in the US, most of them in affluent households; and Amazon has shown no signs of slowing its aggressive stance in retail, with announcements late last month aimed at disrupting both grocery (Whole Foods Market purchase) and clothing stores (Prime Wardrobe). The stakes for retailers couldn't be higher and the demand to adapt couldn't be greater. But does all this mean brick-and-mortar storefronts are dead? That all successful retail brands will be 100% online? I don't think so. Here's why....

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Topics: digital marketing, retail, amazon, whole foods

June Good Media Idea: Direct Mail

Posted by Jeff Jones on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Has your mailman seemed bored lately? It might be due to lower direct mail volume. According to the Direct & Marketing Association (DMA), direct mail usage is projected to experience a 19% decline over the next year as marketers continue to migrate to digital. However, with digital Click Through Rates (CTR) deteriorating, click fraud making headlines and most consumers blurry-eyed from screen fatigue, direct mail could be a good media idea for some brands. In the same DMA report, direct mail response rates are on the rise and it’s currently ranked third in ROI (27%) behind email (122%) and social media (28%).

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Topics: good media ideas, Traditional Advertising, direct mail

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