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The Cheese Has Moved: Why B2B Advertisers Are Streaming to Connected TV

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.

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2020: Programmatic Advertising Comes of Age

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?

 

How to Market During a Crisis

How to Market During a Crisis

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

The likely key to content marketing has been discovered Its probably not what you think

Differentiated Content: The Key to Content Marketing

The likely key to content marketing has been discovered; It's probably not what you think. Remarkably, 95 percent of CEOs whose companies use content marketing as a marketing tactic report they believe it has had no effect on their businesses...

AI Powered Marketing Offers One to One Personalization

AI-Powered Marketing Offers One-to-One Personalization

Artificial intelligence actually offers the data-crunching required to make a deeper impact on personalization. You have seen AI in action if you regularly purchase items on Amazon. “Items to consider…,” “Customers who bought this item also bought…” and “Frequently bought together” are examples of AI-powered marketing designed to influence your purchase habits...

Branding is Dead in the Amazon Economy

Branding is Dead in the Amazon Economy

Jack Trout helped put Naugahyde under our butts and Betty Crocker back in our kitchens, but most of all he put positioning top of mind for generations of marketers from Canton to China. When we think positioning, we think Jack Trout Positioning...

Halfpops uses fullygenius targeted digital promotion to gain exposure

#Halfpops uses #fullygenius targeted digital promotion to gain exposure

Who would have thought our very own web developers would be the prime audience for a highly targeted digital promotion? When I saw our web and content marketing team display a major affinity for Halfpops’ “coder challenge,” I had to investigate the campaign.

Its Time to Trust the Cloud

It's Time to Trust the Cloud

For years, you’ve heard the term “the cloud.” Some people trust it. But many don’t. Small- and mid-size business owners are often skeptical of the cloud. Those who leverage the cloud understand its power and advantages — many to the point of having a cloud marketing strategy.

Innis Maggiores Big Three 22You Better Get These Done22 Website Positioning Items in 2015

Innis Maggiore's Big Three: "You-Better-Get-These-Done" Website Positioning Items in 2015

Today, millions of consumers will log in to Amazon and other online retailers in a frantic search for the best Cyber Monday deal. But as you scour the web looking for deep discounts or simply conduct everyday business, take notice of certain features that websites use to make the online experience a little easier, faster or more secure. Looking ahead to 2015, it's time to ask yourself: Is your website up to par?

Search Still the Most Strategic Internet Marketing Tool

Search: Still the Most Strategic Internet Marketing Tool

It's 2012 so surely we've moved past the humdrum of basic search. Search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) are yesterday's news when it comes to strategic Internet marketing, right? ...

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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.

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.
October 13, 2020
CANTON, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2020) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned two Healthcare Advertising Awards, the oldest, largest and most widely respected advertising competition in the healthcare industry. One award is for the development of the Aultman Alliance Community Hospital website.