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Dave Florin

4 Tips for Developing Marketing Strategies That Lead to Big Ideas

The power of an idea is big, and that’s the reason many of us got into marketing in the first place. It’s also why we approach each and every project with fresh vigor

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Limitations Turned Strengths – A Hiebing Book Report

At our latest agency book club, we discussed “Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected.” In the book, Nnedi Okorafor takes us along her journey from star athlete to paralyzed patient – showing us how our biggest perceived weaknesses have the potential to inspire us to dig deep, get creative and leave our limits behind. If you […]

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No Production, No Problem: 6 Tips for Creating Fresh Content During COVID-19

This year we’ve all had to come up with creative solutions to problems very specific to living with COVID-19: How do I get my 4-year-old to sit still for online learning? How can I celebrate my college graduation with friends and family? How can I support my team while we’re working from home? As brand […]

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Now Serving Elder Z

Now Serving Elder Z: What Restaurant Marketers Need to Know Now

For most of the decade, millennials guided restaurant trends, with avocado toast and artisanal coffee becoming staples of their generational diet. But as Gen Z ages and their appetites evolve, brands need to be looking ahead at what influences these future mealtime champions. To learn more about Gen Z and their appetites, our agency recently […]

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Marketing To Generation Z– A Hiebing Book Report

At our latest agency book club meeting, we discussed “Instabrain: The New Rules for Marketing to Generation Z” by Sarah Weise. Why care about the rules?

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10 Tips to Make Your Content Marketing Program Work Smarter and Harder

Content is at the heart of many successful marketing plans, and like any discipline in our industry, it’s rapidly evolving.

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All About Balance – A Hiebing Book Report

At our latest agency book club meeting, we discussed “The Dichotomy of Leadership” by former Navy Seal officers Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Through the course of their service, they witnessed leadership in all forms. Upon their return to civilian life, they were able to use their training and combat experiences to recognize many of […]

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2020 marketing trends have shifted dramatically

2020 Marketing Trends to Watch Revisited

In January, we predicted that the pace of change would escalate across the year and generate opportunities for brands to elevate their marketing programs. However, the vision we had for 2020 didn’t turn out to be, well, 20/20

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Achieving True Brand Integration in a Transparent World

The challenges of 2020 haven’t been easy for anyone, including brands, which have been thrust into a new world where their values and priorities are on full display and painstakingly dissected. While the challenges marketers are facing in this moment are indeed daunting, the global pandemic and social unrest aren’t the root causes of them.

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Leading With Innovation – A Hiebing Book Report

At our latest agency book club meeting, we discussed “The Three Box Solution” by Vijay Govindarajan.

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