YouTube Marketing Trend: The Rise of Holiday Shopping Guides

Posted by Carolyn Ripp on Dec 22, 2016 3:50:00 PM

We all know about the rise of Internet shopping. Hello, does anyone shop at a brick and mortar store anymore? But the next Internet shopping trend that is taking off and that companies, for the most part, have not yet caught on to is the popularity of YouTube holiday shopping guides.

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Topics: Group, Videos

Influencer Marketing for B2B: Tips We Learned from Kim Kardashian + Other Social Media Stars

Posted by Kaitlin Badolato on Nov 14, 2016 5:10:20 PM

"Lazy," "entitled" and "narcissistic" – just a selection of common superlatives used to describe the millennial generation by Baby Boomers and Gen Xers alike.

Until now.

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Topics: Blog

Inbound Marketing for the Travel and Tourism Industry

Posted by Kahala Bonsignore on Oct 4, 2016 4:50:26 PM

Travel and tourism is one of the hottest categories for innovative marketing. There are so many possibilities for content from destination photography to travel blog posts to local guide ebooks that inbound marketing for the travel and tourism industry only makes sense. Content for travel marketing comes naturally as guests provide a steady stream  of posts and images documenting their adventures. If your organization is involved in the travel and tourism industry and its not already implementing inbound marketing strategies, it's time to step up to the plate.

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Topics: Blog

How 3 Manufacturing Brands Use Twitter to Kill it on Social Media

Posted by Kaitlin Badolato on Sep 26, 2016 3:42:18 PM

Like most social media platforms, when first created, Twitter was designed with individuals in mind. The creation of Twitter in 2006 gave early tech adopters another digital gathering space to share their thoughts and ideas (in under 140 characters or less.) 

Twitter’s rise as one of the top social media platforms has caught the attention of brands worldwide. Slowly, industrial and manufacturing brands began to use Twitter’s business generating abilities to grind their social media gears!

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Topics: Blog

Why Marketing Parties Are So Much Fun

Posted by David Snyder on Sep 16, 2016 4:55:02 PM

Snyder Group's annual Deck Party brought together an amazing mix of professionals who collectively have us immersed in marketing campaigns including search engine optimization, website design/builds, inbound, content, social and database marketing. As we shrug off the fading summer and head into what will be our 21st year as an advertising and marketing agency,  I look back at a year that has been both dynamic and fast paced.

Five really cool things that have happened since our last Deck Party:

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The 5 Best Marketing Podcasts Anytime and Anywhere

Posted by Kahala Bonsignore on Sep 5, 2016 12:28:42 PM

According to AdWeek, podcasts are on the rise, particularly with the millennial generation, and the lifecycle of the blog is slowly dragging along.

And yes, this is a blog post about blogs dying—well, more so about podcasts thriving.

In this digitally-immersed culture, connecting with your audience is a more crucial element of your marketing strategy than ever. The consumers and the decision makers you are looking to attract to your company are constantly on the go, and the time they have to direct their full attention to reading your blog is null.

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Topics: Blog

Why Your Sports Marketing Strategy Should Include a Mobile App

Posted by Kahala Bonsignore on Aug 29, 2016 3:35:04 PM

The Olympics ended a week ago, but you're craving more sports?  We've got you covered. Sports marketing has found its niche in the increasing technological integration of our daily lives—that is, with mobile apps. As with all mobile apps, the biggest challenge is not necessarily getting users to download the app, but to keep them sticking around after their first use. According to Andrew Chen, a member of Uber's Growth team, and his work with mobile intelligence startup, Quettra, and its CEO Ankit Jain, average app usage within the first 3 days of installation drops by 77%. Thus we see that there is a very critical period, within the first 5 days of installation, in which the app must hook the user in.

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Topics: Blog

Inbound Marketing Ideas for Industrial and Manufacturing Companies

Posted by Charles Roth on Aug 22, 2016 3:56:13 PM

Inbound marketing is awesome for industrial and manufacturing companies. At least that's what we have experienced in working with our clients. If you can manufacture a real-world product that you know helps your customers, then you can 100% manufacture a sales generation machine for yourself. Here are some marketing ideas that we think every industrial or manufacturing company should explore.

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Topics: Tips

The 10 Best Advertisements from the 2016 Olympics

Posted by Abbey Fernandez on Aug 12, 2016 12:44:24 PM

If you consider yourself a NARP (non-athletic regular person), like many of us, you’re likely to experience feelings of inadequacy and depression while watching the Olympics. Thanks to the insanely talented athletes, cough cough Phelps, it’s normal to feel like a lazy piece of s*** when you watch the Olympics. Especially when you realize the age of some of the competing athletes. Luckily, though, the slew of high-quality advertisements can cheer us up as we watch and bask in our lack of athleticism. Below are SGI’s 10 favorite advertisements from this year’s summer Olympics.

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Topics: Blog

Using Instagram for Business: The Power of the Visual

Posted by Abbey Fernandez on Aug 4, 2016 3:40:17 PM

If you’re not living under a rock these days, there are a few things you know to be true: the 2016 election dominates the news; Pokemon has made a comeback; and people can barely make it an hour without checking their Instagram feeds.

Indeed, with more than 500 million active users, Instagram has created a highly engaged global community centered on the appeal of photo sharing. But Instagram is no longer just a social media site for people to share photos of their personal lives– vacations, babies, new shoes, etc. Businesses have tapped into this powerful resource for brand visibility, growth and development.

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Topics: Blog

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