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In House Transparency

In-House Transparency: 13 Pros And Cons Of Full Disclosure

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Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: January 31, 2019

We’re all aware of the importance of transparency in marketing, especially when targeting younger demographics. People want to align not only with your company’s brand, but also your ethos and mission. Lately, the conversation about transparency has turned inward, with some agencies giving their team members full disclosure of the company’s financial well-being, such as revenue, profit and loss, and so on.

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Neuromarketing

How Neuroscience Can Strengthen Marketing Campaigns In 2019

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By Jessica Hawthorne-Castro (YPO Los Angeles)

Original Publication: YPO.Org

Marketing has always relied on tapping into the consumer’s subconscious — how they think, what they do, and why they make certain decisions. The ways of answering these questions, however, have grown more sophisticated over time thanks to advancements in science and technology.

Where marketers used to rely on observation, focus groups and intuition,

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Forbes 15 Challenges

15 Challenges Marketers Faced In 2018 (And What They Learned)

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Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: January 28, 2019

The marketing landscape is ever-changing, and it can be difficult to keep up. Even if you’ve been in the industry for years, there are always new trends emerging and and methods evolving.

Those who continue learning and growing will never fall too far behind, but that doesn’t mean they won’t face obstacles along the way. Below, 15 members of Forbes Agency Council share the biggest industry challenges they’ve faced this past year and how they plan to use that knowledge moving forward.

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As seen on DRTV

DRTV Lessons from Successful Brand Launches

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By George Leon, Chief Strategy Officer – Hawthorne

Original Publication: New Media and Marketing 

Date of Publication: January 23, 2019

When it comes to capitalizing on direct response television (DRTV) advertising, some of the best advice comes from privately held startups valued at over $1 billion. That’s because they’ve seemingly mastered the use of TV advertising that directly engages consumers, from launch to growth.

Successful brands like Experian,

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Forbes Agency Council

13 Things To Consider When Investing In A Digital Media Platform

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Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: January 4, 2019

Bloomberg recently reported that Snapchat is experiencing a steady decline in daily users, and its situation isn’t expected to improve any time soon. While Snapchat is certainly far from “dead” – there are still 186 million active daily users, according to Statista — many brands may opt to wait and see if engagement stabilizes before spending precious advertising dollars on the platform.

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Forbes 10 Tips In House

10 Things To Consider Before Bringing Your Agency Work In-House

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Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: December 19, 2018

As companies grow and gain more confidence in their capabilities, some consider bringing their agency work in-house. Some leaders may be looking for cost savings, while others may believe that no outside agency can truly understand their company as they do themselves. While switching from outsourced to on-staff marketing and PR can give you much more control over the process, it can also be a big risk — especially to those who rush the transition.

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Forbes Agency Podcasts

Eight Tips For Creating More Engaging Podcast Ads

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Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: December 13, 2018

Podcasts are rapidly growing, with businesses across several industries leveraging the format. According to research, consumers are more receptive to ads on podcasts than on any other medium. As the likelihood of ad spend on podcasts continues to rise, more brands will be looking to differentiate themselves through podcast advertising.

To capitalize on this opportunity, eight Forbes Agency Council members share their tips for creating podcast ads that boost engagement.

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John Francis, DBA

What Is Privacy Forward and Why Does it Matter for Marketers?

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By John Francis, DBA

Original Publication: Marketo

Date of Publication: November 12, 2018

When I worked as a webmaster at AOL in the early days, every employee had visibility into every member’s account. Then in 1999, a naval officer was outed by one of the employees after he logged into an alternate profile with a different screen name. AOL’s course of action was to immediately shut down access to all members’ data and hire an integrity assurance officer.

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Hawthorne Sweeps Up 21 Awards In 2nd Half of 2018 Honoring Creative Work and Agency Accolades

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Hawthorne, a creative, analytics and technology-driven advertising agency, announced today that it has won 21 creative and corporate awards in the second half of 2018, bringing its total awards for the year to an impressive 51. The awards were granted by four different organizations and recognized 12 different Hawthorne campaigns for 9 different clients. In addition, CEO and owner Jessica Hawthorne-Castro was honored with two awards for her leadership.

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BIA: Engagement, ROI Key For Advertisers. From InsideRadio

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Author: Paul Heine, Managing Editor of InsideRadio

Original Publication: InsideRadio

Date Published: December 3, 2018

A BIA survey of 1,500 local advertisers found customer-engagement benchmarks and expected ROI are the biggest determining factors in where they invest their marketing dollars. Among radio advertisers, expected ROI came in first (40%), followed by customer-engagement benchmarks (39%), business conditions (38.2%), expected revenues (37.8%) and money left after other expenses are paid (33.7%).

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