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developing a creative brief
Advertising | Branding | branding | Creative Brief | Insights | Strategic Thinking

New Thoughts for an Evolving Creative Brief

We believe that the creative brief, like most things in marketing, is a living, responsive document that changes with time. This means that in order to develop a creative brief, we must continually challenge our own thinking to deliver more relevant strategies to account for the increased complexity of the marketing mix.

Since our earlier blog post about the telecom industry, Trone Brand Energy has taken another look at our Spring 2017 national survey of 980 home internet subscribers to uncover additional insights and ways for smaller, regional internet providers to more efficiently differentiate their telecom marketing strategy efforts from those of larger, nat

Digital content marketing infographic
Content Marketing | Digital | Digital Marketing | Insights |

Five Steps to Successful Digital Content Marketing [Infographic]

Content marketing could seem overwhelming as a concept. However, if broken down properly, it’s much more palatable and can be the largest weapon in your marketing arsenal. Whether you are looking to increase awareness, drive lead generation or create conversions, content marketing can provide the results you’re seeking.

Home Internet National Survey
Insights | Internet | Retail | Telecom

Segmenting Home Internet Subscribers

Through a national internet survey, we asked home internet subscribers how frequently they used their subscription for common daily activities such as emailing, surfing, shopping and even working from home. Four activities stood out—streaming videos, streaming music, listening to podcasts and online gaming.

AAHA
AAHA | Insights | Pet | Pet care | pet health | veterinarian

AAHA: The League of Champions

Seven leaders of the veterinary profession came together to form one of the country's greatest organizations: the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). It was and remains the only institution that accredits companion veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

We wanted to better understand the difference between how the subscribers of the biggest internet providers think compared to subscribers of the rest, including those who subscribe to smaller, regional internet providers.

A user’s experience with a website or app is made up of a variety of elements and moments in time. Every detail--from load time to aesthetics--has an impact. Luckily, Semantic Studios has created a big picture model of the components that influence user experience, also known as the UX Honeycomb.

Account planners at all levels should be familiar with the notion that brand planning is often an unexpected journey. For starters, you work within the scoped marketing budget to extract the best possible set of insights from primary research and existing data to get to a strategically-relevant brand story.

Many veterinarians have expressed concern about pet owners using the internet to seek advice about pet healthcare rather than visiting a veterinarian for an examination of their pet by a professional. Veterinarians fear that pet owners may even reduce their visits to the clinic due to the abundance of information readily available online.

dangerous client
Branding | Digital | Insights

Are You a Dangerous Client?

The criteria might surprise you. We find that the most dangerous clients are those who try to control the internet. Yes. You read that correctly. Those who try to control the internet. If you are guilty, it’s understandable. A brand can get crushed out there without a plan.

We all like websites that are easy to use better than hard ones, so it seems obvious to take the advice: “Make your website easy to use.” But it is truly worth the time and money?

The battle for pet pharmaceutical sales has grown to a point where brick-and-mortar retailers and Internet/mail order retailers accounted for a combined 42% of the nearly $8 billion in national pet medication sales in 2014 according to a report by the market research firm, Packaged Facts.

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