Open for Business? Get Ready for Questions

Posted by The Digital Team on Jun 30, 2020 8:20:34 AM

No one likes receiving mixed messages. Especially not your customers. And especially not during a global pandemic.

In Iowa, where most COVID-related restrictions have already been lifted, a good chunk of stores, restaurants and service-oriented businesses have reopened in person. Some have reduced their hours or seating capacity. Some require face masks and have added hand sanitizing stations. While others seem—almost—like it’s back to business as usual.

It's hard to tell what's normal these days, and most of us aren't sure what to expect when we walk into a business we haven't been to in months. During the first stretch of scattered re-openings, consumer experiences were all over the board. And to a large extent—they still are. 

People have been flexible and forgiving as businesses work to wrap their heads around what works and what doesn't. But they’re eager for a sense of consistency. And they just want to know what’s happening.

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Topics: Social Media, Digital Marketing

This Is How You OWN IT

Posted by Annie Sexton on Jun 17, 2020 2:26:43 PM

The de Novo team is SUPER excited to share that we have won an Award of Distinction from the 26th Annual Communicator Awards!

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Topics: Agency Lifestyle, Digital Marketing, Branding, Design, Video

Breaking the Valentine’s Marketing Mold

Posted by Matt Browning on Feb 13, 2020 10:06:18 AM

The lead-up to Valentine’s Day is saturated with ads featuring couples who are deeply in love and seemingly never see each other with a hair out of place. This is great for those who are already in love, but what about those who are single? Or those whose love has more of a “night on the couch in sweatpants” feel? Or even those who’s love isn’t romantic, but for their friends or children or cats?

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Topics: Agency Lifestyle, Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

deMystifying Digital Audience Targeting

Posted by Matt Browning on Apr 5, 2019 2:01:40 PM

Long gone are the days when you just slapped your message on a billboard and hoped the right people drove by. Companies and organizations now expect to be able to target a very defined and very specific audience with messaging tailored specifically for each audience segment.

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

The Time to Trust?

Posted by Ryan Shenefelt on Nov 5, 2018 2:32:14 PM

Brands, companies and politicians are in a trust economy. Whether you're staying in a hotel, buying a new hair straightener, grilling on your new grill, or voting for your United States Representative, there is an element of trust at play.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Politics

Jedi Data Analytics

Posted by Jen Neumann on Sep 7, 2018 3:08:13 PM

Data analytics is a powerful tool for marketing, operational efficiency and understanding your business' future growth path.  Just like any other tool (a light saber, for example), it can be used for both good and evil. But while we can all agree that the flashy red light sabers are pretty cool, who wants to join the dark side?

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Organizational Development

Q&A: Annie & Braden Answer Everything You Want to Know About Vertical Video

Posted by Kelly Stapella, Annie Sexton, Braden Kopf on Aug 7, 2018 12:33:18 PM

It's a familiar scene: you're browsing vids on YouTube when all of a sudden, you chance upon a video that looks something like this:

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Technology, Video

Bios, Blogs & Other Ways to Spotlight Your Team

Posted by Kelly Stapella on Jun 25, 2018 1:20:35 PM

Trust plays a big role in building long-lasting relationships with clients—and turning prospects into clients in the first place. But how do you build trust with a prospect you’ve never met?

One way is to shine a spotlight on the employees they’ll be working with so they’re familiar enough with your people, your values and your culture to feel comfortable reaching out and making that introduction.  You can do this in a number of ways, from writing staff bios to highlighting your team on social media.

Check out a few of our favorite ways to spotlight staff:

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Topics: Sales, Digital Marketing, 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

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