Boo! Does Shock Advertising Really Work?

shock advertisingWhen marketing products or services, sometimes advertisers turn to scare tactics or shock advertising. This is the practice of violating social, religious, or political norms and presenting it to an audience with the intention of eliciting an emotional response.

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initiate-it RoundUp: October 2017

 

Marketing techniques and trends are always evolving. From social to SEM, changes are consistently made to make marketing tactics more effective. These changes not only help the marketer but will also help create a better customer experience. Stay in the know each month with the initiate-it RoundUp. Below are the top 5 marketing trends and changes that occurred in October 2017.

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Our Favorite Fall Activities in the RVA

There is so much to do during the Fall in Richmond. When the weather gets cool, new activities pop up throughout the area. There is something to do for every personality! Below is a list of our favorite fall activities.

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How Can You Be a Pioneer? – A CreativeMornings RVA Review

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I attended the October CreativeMornings’ Richmond session centered around the idea of being a pioneer. Evrim Dogu, the owner of Sub Rosa Bakery, was the guest speaker. For those who don’t know, Sub Rosa Bakery creates its baked goods utilizing a wood-fired oven and ingredients from local farms. Throughout his discussion, Evrim Dogu shared his beliefs on how he has brought the idea of being a pioneer in his work and personal journey.

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Women in Advertising Panel Review

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This week I attended the Ad Club’s Women in Advertising panel, and I captured many takeaways that I believe will help me in my day-to-day job. The panel consisted of a strong group of women in the advertising industry in Richmond, and I left feeling motivated and inspired to take what I learned and start applying it to my role.

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Is Your Spooky Landing Page Scaring Away Potential Leads?

Is Your Spooky Landing Page Scaring Away Potential Leads

In today’s marketing environment starting a campaign demands having a landing page. There is currently no better way to facilitate lead generation. Landing pages give people something they need and, in return, you get their information and the chance to create a relationship. While effective, landing pages can still be tricky because of today’s already-skeptical digital audience; people are hesitant to give out their information to just anyone. Is your landing page contributing to these fears? If you are utilizing too many graphics, dull copy and confusing calls to action, like the example above, you most likely are. To help you out, I have identified 5 best practices to adhere to when designing a landing page.

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