Are You Listening?

Social media listening is a form of organic social marketing that consists of monitoring social media platforms to communicate with consumers about a company’s ideas and products. Some may think that this form of advertisement can be a waste of time, but on the contrary, it plays a crucial role in expanding the company’s brand awareness. The impact that social media listening has is way more beneficial to a company, and its consumers than one may expect. Why do you think McDonald’s started selling items off of their breakfast menu all day? Because of Social Media Listening.  Continue Reading



4 Social Media Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Right Now

social media podcasts listWho doesn’t love good, spirited conversation about fascinating topics? Let me go ahead and answer that for you: no one. Lucky for you, we live in a time where thousands of hours of great content is readily available at your fingertips. Continue Reading



Creative Outdoor Brand Advertisements

When it comes to an outdoor brand, like Patagonia or L.L. Bean, there are a lot of creative options for advertising their products. Starting out with traditional outdoor advertising, outdoor brands can put a creative spin on billboards to stand out on the road. Continue Reading



How to Create a Successful Marketing Internship Program

It’s no secret that good relationships have a stable foundation of equity and trust. These relationships can span from the confines of a boardroom to the comforts of your own home. The partnership your company forms with its interns should be no different. initiate-it has operated an internship program since our inception in 2011, but we watched it spread its wings wide in 2016, after placing some formality behind our process.

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Get Creative With Your Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor advertising is everywhere. We’re used to it. When you drive on a highway, it would be weird not to see billboards flanking the road. When you’re standing at a bus stop or in the subway, it would be strange not to see the face of your local lawyer or insurance agent on the walls. Does that mean that outdoor advertising is a waste of time? It no longer interrupts our experience and isn’t that the point of advertising? Continue Reading



Top Ads of the Winter Games

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Every two years, the world is treated to a spectacle of the greatest athletes alive, sporting, sweating, and striving for glory with their respective countries cheering at their backs. However, athletes are not the only ones competing during these elite international competitions – sponsors and advertisers are in a contest with the ultimate prize being viewers’ attention. Continue Reading