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Magic Spaces: When Virtual and Real Worlds Connect

Erika Stutzman, November 3, 2017

One of the most impressive haunted houses we saw this week wasn’t on our Halloween trick-or-treat route. It was on Pinterest and featured inspired ideas — Pinterest’s forte for every holiday — but importantly: A ton of creative, branded digital advertising.

It reflected an important trend in digital content marketing: Connecting virtual reality or augmented reality with brands as a way to connect with fans and consumers. That trend, in addition to real-world experiences created to exist online, shows that our virtual worlds and reality are increasingly combining in inventive ways.

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Meet Amazon Spark: The Next MySpace

Pete Hall, John Franklin and James Thorpe, October 19, 2017

You could be forgiven for never having heard of Amazon Spark. But not us. We’re a digital agency, on top of the latest trends and platforms, and anxious to explore emerging technology as it arises. So we gathered a couple experts, and me, and we talked about Amazon’s attempt to become the next MySpace. Read More

Write Better Ad Copy

James Thorpe, September 13, 2017

Have you ever gone into a high-end, expensive restaurant where you had to order from a counter, take your meal on a tray and bus your own table? Probably not, because that sounds like a restaurant you would never go to. It’s not a cohesive experience, and unless that’s the point, customers are going to feel weird and turned off by the whole experience. Most copy on the internet is like that bad, weird, restaurant. So yes, this is a (probably needlessly) elaborate analogy for writing good, cohesive copy. Read More

Breathe Life into Your Live Videos

Brian Bishop, September 12, 2017

The future of video is live. Scroll through your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed and you’re bound to come across friends and brands hosting live videos, with varying degrees of success. In fact, the algorithms platforms use are giving live video better reach and precedence. But before you dive in and start going live, we want to share with you some pointers to help you make the most out of your live stream. Read More

Social Media: Is it Your Golden Ticket, or Empty Wallet?

Isaiah Cormier, August 9, 2017

The truth is, it’s all about the return on your investment. The audience is there, but the question is whether or not you can reach them.

With over 2 billion active users on Social Media, and a projected growth rate of 25 percent per year, it’s no doubt that this media has become a necessity in the marketing world. HubSpot says that 90 percent of U.S. brands maintain an active presence on social media. So… it’s a basic expectation. Read More

Making Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

Erika Stutzman, May 18, 2016

If you’re not already marketing yourself as an independent worker, the clock is ticking! More than 40 percent of American workers will be freelancers, contractors or temporary workers by 2020.

The key to your future success is in building real personal connections, and boosting your own brand.

One of the easiest ways to get started is by checking out your LinkedIn profile and … finishing it. (That’s not a joke.) Here are the Top 7 Tips for differentiating your LinkedIn presence. Read More

Make Your Facebook Events Shine

Erika Stutzman, May 9, 2016

If a tree falls in the forest and isn’t scheduled on Facebook, does it make a sound?

At this point, there are more than 1 billion daily Facebook users. Brands can tap into their current and potential event attendees by using the intuitive Facebook events feature.

Note: As with most things Facebooky, it’s dead simple. Your grandmother can do this. But with ease comes volume, so if you want to have a successful event on Facebook or elsewhere, follow these best practices for online events.

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Kick-Ass Visual Content for Social Media

Jason Cormier, May 6, 2016

A mantra for creatives: “Try everything. Fail fast.”

That’s the goal that drives the creative energy of Erica Griffiths, the digital producer at Room 214. Testing new methods, platforms and practices — and swiftly and cheerfully moving on from the few things that don’t work — is her passion. She pairs that passion with traditional storytelling skills and old-school media training in photography and film.

Griffiths talked about art, creativity and storytelling for brands with Jason Cormier.

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Top Tips From A Twitter Expert

Jason Cormier, April 25, 2016

Don’t Tweet and leave! That’s akin to arriving at a party, introducing yourself, and walking right out the door.

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Top Tips: Using Social for Storytelling

Erika Stutzman, March 25, 2016

Brands and their agencies know the  importance of storytelling in marketing. It draws people in, and engages them in a way that’s compelling, not transactional. We make human connections through storytelling and create a way to communicate our values, culture and purpose that way. But what are the best ways to tell a brand’s authentic story through social media?

We explore that topic, as well as garner very practical tips for using social media platforms for storytelling. Wilma Cruz, an account director at Room 214, joined Erika Stutzman to discuss the issue.
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