A Digital Marketer's Checklist for GDPR

Posted by Jen Neumann on May 15, 2018 9:15:39 AM

The European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is all about how companies use the personal data of those they interact with. Everywhere we go on the internet, we leave a digital footprint. That footprint consists of our demographics, our behavior, our purchases and interactions, and it has become something of great value. (As the Economist says, “personal data is the world’s greatest resource.”) As is the case with anything of great value, it creates the need to protect that data from abuse—from benign misuse to serious breaches and malicious intent.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

What's Your Website's Shelf Life?

Posted by Jen Neumann on Apr 26, 2018 10:59:35 AM

You invested in a new website—how long should that website's design last?

The answer varies. It depends on the structure of your website. It depends on your ability to freshen up imagery and update the technology. And it depends on whether it's built on a platform that allows flexibility in the layout and functionality. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Web Development & SEO

Facebook vs. the General Data Protection Regulation

Posted by Max Johnson on Apr 20, 2018 2:33:00 PM

On May 28th, 2018, the European Union (EU) will begin enforcing new data protection laws giving web users more control over their personal details and how they're used on different social media networks. 

This new law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will have a significant impact on businesses around the world that collect, process, manage or store European citizens' data, but the one company we're focusing on is Facebook. 

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Topics: Digital Marketing

5 Reasons Blogs Don’t Live Up to Expectations

Posted by Kelly Stapella on Mar 27, 2018 12:49:22 PM

You’ve heard it a million times, in a million different ways: “You should be blogging.”

Well, should you?

Almost every company can benefit from maintaining a blogit makes your site more visible on search engine results pages. It helps you connect with customers. And it creates reusable content that you can promote across a variety of channels.

But blogging takes time. And there’s more to it than just writingyou also need compelling imagery to help your content stand out. You need a place to house it on your website. And you need a promotion strategy to make sure it gets read.

So before you jump into the water without measuring how deep it goes, ask yourself, “What can I reasonably expect from a blog?”

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Blogging

The Facebook Newsfeed Changed—Now What?

Posted by Ryan Shenefelt on Feb 27, 2018 9:32:00 AM

On January 11, 2018, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post that the company would make sweeping changes to its news feed.

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

Both a Mentor and a Mentee Be

Posted by Jen Neumann on Feb 23, 2018 9:50:39 AM

I remember, once upon my early thirties, my boss telling me I should have a mentor—specifically, I should find a mentor in a particular industry and geographic area. 

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Topics: Agency Lifestyle

What Does Marketing Have to Do With Events?

Posted by Heather Friedman on Jan 31, 2018 10:23:56 AM

In addition to marketing strategy, creative, branding, video and websites, de Novo also produces corporate events. At a recent client's holiday party, a longtime acquaintance approached me and asked "I knew you did all things marketing, but what do events have to do with marketing?" I smiled and gave her the much shorter version of this blog... 

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Topics: Experiential Marketing, Branding, Design

What ADA Compliance Means for Your Website

Posted by Mara Swenson on Jan 17, 2018 3:39:48 PM

You’re probably wondering, "What is ADA compliance and how does it pertain to my website?"

ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else, such as employment opportunities, purchasing goods and services, and participating in state and local government programs and services. 

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Topics: Web Development & SEO

de Novians React to Pantone's Color of the Year

Posted by Design Team on Dec 12, 2017 3:47:04 PM

It's official: Pantone has named "Ultra Violet" as their 2018 Color of the Year.

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Topics: Branding, Design

Your Customers Are People Too: Use Personas to Understand Them

Posted by Kelly Stapella on Dec 4, 2017 9:49:59 AM

The goal of consumer research is to mine as much data as possible so you can use it to psychologically manipulate your customers into buying more of your products or services. Right?

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

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