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Brands must be smart about their social media content strategy

Brands must be smart about their social media content strategy

Businesses churn out more and more messages, but ‘engagement’ from customers isn’t keeping pace. There’s only so much an audience can absorb...

 

Social Media Communication Social Is Anything But

Social Media Communication: Social Is Anything But

It is said social media has changed communication. It hasn't.Communication is the same as it always has been. Message. Sender.Receiver. But social media's problem is...

Social Marketing ROI July 2011 Update

Social Marketing ROI: July 2011 Update

In 2011 New Media Trends, I covered the trends we're seeing with Facebook and its climb to a billion members. According to its statistics page, the social network is now at 750 million plus members. One billion should be achieved by the end of 2011. Despite this soon-arriving monumental milestone, measuring the use of social media -- social marketing ROI -- is still a sore subject for many marketing experts...

An Introduction to YouTube Optimization

An Introduction To YouTube Optimization

You might be surprised to learn that YouTube is the second-largest search engine. It's bigger than both Yahoo and Bing, and second only to Google. YouTube optimization, however, is something we must not forget...

When to Use Social Media Advertising

When To Use Social Media Advertising

Google "social media advertising" and you will get all sorts of opinions on whether advertising in social media makes sense. One blog entry says that now's the time to start before it gets too crowded, and another says it's past its prime. Another blogger hates the cost-per-impression model and another loves how social media advertising is so cheap. Certainly, it's confusing. But most other media would certainly receive similar reviews...

Joining the Social Media Conversation

Joining the Social Media Conversation

The most popular question we are asked on the topic of social media is how to join the conversation. When joining social media (the third level of participation), an organization intentionally commits to developing relevant content published on a regular basis. Content and constancy -- the two essential keys to joining the social media conversation...

Planning Your Participation in Social Media

Planning Your Participation in Social Media

In the first two installments on planning social media, Innis Maggiore provided perspective and specific categories and examples that define the social media space. As part of planning your level of participation in social media, you'll first need to consider media from the available landscape listed in the second installment...

Uncovering the Social Media Landscape

Uncovering the Social Media Landscape

In the first installment on social media planning, Innis Maggiore suggested that you always insist on a media plan regardless of the media. Social media is simply a subset of all available (traditional and new) media. Avoid the newness hype and be wise. Any tactics used should be carefully planned and executed. Part two of this series will help you navigate the social media landscape...

Making Sense of Social Media Planning

Making Sense Of Social Media Planning

Innis Maggiore is often asked how we go about social media planning. Clients want to know what can be done in the social community space to create competitive advantage. With failure after failure of big corporations trying to "do social media," one reminder is clear: don't try to be what you aren't. Wal-Mart is low price, not a social community. Coke is the original beverage, not a social community. Like so many other companies and products, they've both failed and continue to fail miserably in their social media planning...

PositionistView®

PositionistView® is an inside look into Innis Maggiore's thinking, culture and talent. They're opinon pieces through the positioning filter. No jargon. No ad-speak babble.

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. If you are like most B2B advertisers, you don’t have the luxury of the large media budgets and soft accountabilities afforded consumer brands. With no way to target niche audiences, traditional TV has simply been too expensive and too wasteful to be considered viable in the B2B marketing mix.

April 7, 2021

Programmatic advertising, since the late 90s, had been waiting for a similar catapult, and 2020 brought it. While total ad spend in programmatic had grown by double digits each year since 2017, those in the know say it got the big boost from the pandemic, allowing 2020 to be dubbed, “the year of programmatic.” What was the inflection point?

 

February 11, 2021

In this year's National Football League AFC Divisional Round playoff game, Cleveland Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski was accused of playing it safe. Trailing by five, facing fourth and nine in the fourth quarter, he punted and put the game in the hands of his defense. Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid, later facing fourth and one, left his offense on the field and went for it.

August 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may be the biggest shock to our lives and livelihoods since the Spanish flu in 1918. Our lives and the economy have come to a near full halt. There’s major economic upheaval from Wall Street to Main Street. The ground below us has shaken.

April 20, 2020

The Chinese word for “crisis” is frequently cited for its use of two Chinese characters signifying “danger” and “opportunity.

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.

June 14, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (June 14, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Martha Belden to lead public relations to complement the agency’s full range of marketing services.
March 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (March 2, 2021) — Perfect Power Wash, Ohio’s leading professional-grade power washing company, has named Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, as its agency of record. The Innis Maggiore team is excited to work with Ohio’s leader in professional-grade power washing.
February 22, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned seven awards at the 2021 American Advertising Federation Awards (ADDY® Awards) ceremony Friday evening.
January 19, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Jan. 19, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Rose Browning as director of media services. Browning will lead Innis Maggiore’s media-related activities, including strategy, research, planning, buying, negotiating and reporting.
November 17, 2020
CANTON, Ohio (Nov. 17, 2020) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Tony Bell as director of client services.