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Rethinking HTML5: Updates on Digital Predictions for 2017

Rethinking HTML5: Updates on Digital Predictions for 2017

In my hot take from last time, I prophesied that HTML5 use would decline:

“HTML5 animated ads don’t necessarily have a better CTR (click-through rate) than static ones. They also take longer to produce, so their ROI needs to rise accordingly.”

We’ve been watching our HTML5 performance closely, and while the sample size is limited the data is pretty clear. Here are stats from a sample campaign – I won’t name the client, but let’s just say they’re a national QSR brand specializing in sandwich artistry.

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Smart(er) Cookies.

Smart(er) Cookies.

When a local Girl Scout council asks you to help sell a million boxes of Girl Scout cookies, you say yes. The Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana set this goal every cookie season, and this year they surpassed it by 200,000 boxes. Asher enjoyed creating and executing a social media strategy just as much as eating the “samples” of the new S’mores cookie. We helped GSNI-M reach over 338,000 potential customers on Facebook, an increase in audience reach of 306% over last year. Through backend analytics we gained insight into what type of user engages with GSNI-M and what type of content triggers engagement. The campaign’s success translated into more cookies sold and a few lessons learned.

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Assisting Indiana Tech with content marketing: what we’ve learned along the way

Assisting Indiana Tech with content marketing: what we’ve learned along the way

I recently wrote about the increasing importance of content marketing and the opportunities inherent in treating your brand as a media outlet unto itself. In this post, I’m sharing an example of how Asher has helped one of its clients—Indiana Tech—with content marketing. Here’s what we’ve been working on—and what we’ve learned along the way.

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Setting Your Brand Apart: Four Steps to Content Marketing Success

Setting Your Brand Apart: Four Steps to Content Marketing Success

When I started my career, brands primarily told their stories via mass media channels: running ads on TV, pitching stories to print outlets, and putting up billboards. While these tactics are very much still part of the marketing mix, significant shifts during the past decade have presented new opportunities and challenges. In short, due to the rise of peer-to-peer sharing and the fragmentation of the consumer audience, brands now have the potential to become media channels of their own—or become irrelevant if they remain inert. The most successful brands are responding to this new reality by developing robust content marketing strategies—the means by which they harness and tell their best stories in a way that’s aligned with overarching strategic goals.
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