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Based on a survey of nearly a thousand internet customers, more than 70% of mid- and fiber-tier respondents described their residence as a freestanding home. Just over 80% of mid- and fiber-tier respondents share their home internet with at least one other person (this number drops significantly for the basic tier).

Just under 80% of both mid- and fiber-tier respondents believe that their home internet service is a “basic amenity,” viewed on par with running water or electricity. From smart televisions to smart thermostats, the number of household electronics that require an internet connection is growing.

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Branding | Pet | Retail | Strategy

You Want Your Agency to Make You Nervous

Marketing your company, or its products or services, can be a stressful job. There is a lot at stake, and every move you make as a marketer is scrutinized by, well, everyone.

9 A.M. on a Tuesday morning, the only thing standing between me and the professional world was two heavy, ceiling to floor glass doors, staring right at the illuminated Trone Brand Energy sign hanging over the reception desk.

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Content Marketing | Digital | Strategy

Using Analytics to Understand Your Users

Website analytics have been around since the early days of the web, and have grown into complex reporting tools. Analytics have mainly been used by marketing professionals and business units to understand how a particular website is performing. However, they can also be used to help understand your users and their activity on your website.

While throwing around the idea of doing a post on building an awesome infographic, it occurred to us, why not build an infographic to show how to build an awesome infographic? So here it is, complete with mermaid examples, our guide to making an amazing infographic. Enjoy.

customer services
Branding | Digital | Pet | Retail | Strategy

Why Customer Service is Really a Part of Your Marketing Team

Most of us have had an experience at some point or another when a brand’s customer service has wowed us and turned a negative experience into a positive one. For me, a standout was the time I was rush-shipped a new sound machine for our infant daughter after it suddenly stopped working in the middle of the night.

millennial matchmaker
Branding | Content Marketing | Pet | | Strategy

Pets, the Millennials' Matchmakers

Through our recent 2016 Changing Pet Ownership Study, we uncovered generational insights among Millennial, Gen X and Boomer pet owners. Not surprisingly, Millennials are driving the most significant changes in pet ownership.

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Content Marketing | Digital | Strategy | User Experience (UX) | Website Design

How Your Digital Presence Can Up Your Convenience Factor

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing digital environment, consumers literally have the world at their fingertips. And with more information and options available than ever before, consumer expectations have reached an all-time high.

We constantly rely on data to point our clients in the right direction when shaping their brands. The quality of the solutions we deliver can only be as good as the data our research provides. Recently, we learned an important lesson in how sample size can affect both research results and the conclusions we draw from it.

In 2014, Trone Brand Energy fielded a proprietary study that examined how pet parents care for their animals. The goal was to help brands speak the health language of their audience. We explored trends, consumer perceptions and the differences between wellness and prevention to determine the opportunities and challenges facing brands today.

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Branding | Digital | Pet | User Experience (UX)

Why Aren’t Brand Experiences More Experiential?

North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference, the first veterinary conference of the year is behind us. As February kicks off, I am reminded of the 11 months of conferences still ahead. Having attended these conferences for nearly two decades, I’ve seen many great brand ideas break through the clutter.

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