Tag: Forbes Agency Council

Publicity Campaign

Planning A Publicity Campaign? Here Are Six Things To Consider First

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Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: February 5, 2019

How your business is perceived by the public has a major impact on sales and customer retention. A well-planned public relations campaign can rally brand supporters together and promote a positive public image. However, a poorly executed publicity stunt can destroy your business’ reputation.

If you’re itching to make a PR move in the near future, consider these tips from Forbes Agency Council before you plan and launch your campaign.

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How and Why Advertising Dollars

How – And Where – To Maximize Your Advertising Dollars in 2019

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Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: February 1, 2019

Advertising usually takes up a large percentage of companies’ budgets each year. To stay relevant, businesses cannot solely rely on what they’ve done in the past; they must also utilize up-and-coming platforms and strategies or risk getting lost in the shuffle. This new year is sure to be no exception, with new advertising tools and platforms trending throughout the year.

With so many advertising options to choose from,

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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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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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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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Midterm Elections and Media Buying

How Advertisers Can Navigate The Chaos Of Election Season

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Author: Jessica Hawthorne-Castro

Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: November 27, 2018

Huge surges in political ad spending are expected in the run-ups to presidential elections, but spending on the 2018 midterm elections happened on a scale rarely seen before.

Candidates in races across the country poured money into their campaigns and spent heavily on digital media. For example, Wesleyan University researchers found that Texas was the “most digitally wired” race in the country,

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Encourage more Diversity in the Agency World

12 Ways To Encourage More Diversity In The Agency World

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Author: Forbes Agency Council

Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: August 12, 2018

There’s been a lot of industry talk recently around diversity and inclusion. And rightfully so: Having a diverse team is important for many reasons, including the ability to envision, discuss and brainstorm ideas or campaigns from many different perspectives. But there’s more work that needs to be done to balance out the playing field.
We asked members of the Forbes Agency Council for their best hiring tips for a diverse workforce.

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12 Planning Strategies to Keep Your Editorial Calendar on Track

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Author: Forbes Agency Council

Original Publication: Forbes

Date Published: July 28, 2018

Creating content has quickly become one of the core activities for most brands’ marketing teams. Blog posts, social media, videos and other assets serve to establish a company’s expertise while building trust and interest with their current and potential customer base.

As the demand for unique, original content continues to grow, the best way to keep up is a solid,

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