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By Dick Maggiore and Mark Vandegrift

Dick Maggiore


Infobesity Requires Differentiation Strategy

We’re All Suffering from ‘Infobesity’: Differentiation strategy key

In an era of information overload, brand differentiation strategy becomes more important than ever.

Determining Your Advertising Budget

Thinking about advertising budgets? Think like Henry Ford

Ad agency people frequently hear the question, “How much money should we spend on marketing?” The question is pretty basic, but the answer is not a simple sum or percentage.

Integration Answers Digital vs. Traditional Marketing

Digital vs. Traditional Marketing: Strategize first, then advertise

With so many media options, it’s difficult to know where to spend ad dollars with a comprehensive plan. Digital vs. traditional marketing decisions face us daily.

Advertising with Emotional Appeal

Emotional Appeal: If we win the heart, we will win the mind

We make decisions with the ‘emotional’ side of our brain, then we rationalize the decision with the ‘thinking’ side of our brain. Emotional appeal drives us to rational decision.

Years Past Super Bowl Marketing Strategy

Great ads build on strong Super Bowl marketing strategy

If success were easy, history would not be filled with numerous flops from advertisers. Not always are ads built on strong Super Bowl marketing strategy.

Stakes and Cost of Super Bowl Ads

Appreciating advertising’s greatest game through Super Bowl ads



Perception in marketing is reality

The foundation for a brand’s position is that it can only stand for one thing, but there are gray areas. For example, does the Heinz brand stand for the idea of “condiments?” If so, they can extend their line from ketchup to mustard, and even mayonnaise...

Steps for How to Brand Yourself

Personal Branding Builds the Value of ‘You, Inc.’: How to brand yourself

LeBron James, Donald Trump and many other celebrities know that each of us must be known for something. We need to market ourselves to further our careers.

Insights about Marketing to Consumers

Consumers Positioned to Rule in 2017: Marketing to consumers is vital

Companies want to sell more products and services to more consumers. The trouble is the growing list of media choices: traditional offline (radio, TV, newspaper, billboard, magazines) and online (social media, search engine optimization, banner ads, email, video). With so many options, how do we get our messages to consumers?

Value in Company Slogans

Great company slogans are difficult to create, but worth extra effort

Other than creating the brand’s name, the development of tagline might be marketer’s most important task.

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June 29, 2021

Advertisers have long been known for how well they accept change, pivot to new possibilities and adopt the newest technologies.

June 23, 2021

Many pundits in the world of marketing and advertising are obsessed with stuff dying. “Radio is dead in 10 years. This study proves it. ” “TV is dying.

April 7, 2021

Advertisers have long understood the potency of television (TV) as a brand-building medium for consumer products. However, business-to-business advertisers typically kept their distance, and for good reason.

April 7, 2021

The problem with mass marketing has finally been solved. The answer is programmatic advertising. Imagine two neighbors. Both watching ESPN. One sees your ad. The other doesn’t.

February 11, 2021

(Special to the Canton Repository) In this year's National Football League AFC Divisional Round playoff game, Cleveland Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski was accused of playing it safe.

Agency News

From associate promotions and new team members to awards and events, keep up with the growth and good things happening at Innis Maggiore.

November 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two fall interns, one in the Digital Marketing department and one in its Creative department.
October 26, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Oct. 26, 2021) – Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it has been awarded General Services Administration (GSA) approved certification. This certification allows the ad agency to sell to United States government agencies as well as state and local entities through the GSA.
October 12, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (October 12, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced that it earned a Healthcare Advertising Award, the oldest, largest and most widely respected advertising competition in the healthcare industry.
September 23, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (September 23, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced that Drew Dailey and Noah Whittington have joined the agency as web developers.
July 26, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (July 26, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced that four students from Kent State University at Stark have been awarded the Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications for 2021.