The Daily 6: Super Bowl, Real-Time Marketing, and the Grammys

The Daily 6: Great Content, Curated Daily

Welcome to Definition 6's Daily 6. This is where we collect some of the web's best stories throughout the day.

 

1) The Super Bowl is often the biggest marketing event of the year

New York's Super Bowl XLVIII The Ultimate Sports Marketing Case Study

 
“You can’t just drop a [few million dollars] on advertising around the game and expect to see an immediate impact to your bottom line,” says Tony Ponturo, former VP of Global Media and Sports Marketing at Anheuser-Busch.  ”While the NFL has a long tradition of building success relationships with its partners, sponsors still have to leverage their assets properly and that means maximizing the interaction they’re having with consumers,” he adds."
 
 
 
2) Digital storytelling wins all the business, wins all the prizes
 
 
"Images. They are critical in digital media today. In both social media as well as on blogs and websites, visual imagery has moved to the forefront and is something every digital marketer must master. Images captures attention, communicates more, and inspires engagement."
 
 
3) If you didn't believe mobile payments were important before, what about if the Apple CEO said it?
 
 
'“You can tell by looking at the demographics of our customers and the amount of commerce that goes through iOS devices versus the competition that it’s a big opportunity on the platform,” Cook said.'
 
 
4) Who says silly movies can't teach you lessons in marketing?
 
 
 
"Despite the occasional blurred lines between content marketing and advertisements, the whole point of content marketing is really quite simple: creating engaging content that attracts, engages and builds a relationship with an audience which may make a purchase in time."
 
 
5) Your customers aren't going to wait around forever for your answers
 
 
“When a customer or any random person posts a question, complaint or any type of comment on a company’s Facebook page, that individual has put him or herself out there and is undoubtedly watching and waiting for a response,” says Ellen Gipko of Social Media Today. “A company that doesn’t respond at all looks really bad, as if no one at the company cares. Those businesses need to hire a social media manager or give it up altogether. A social media page without a dedicated attendant is a very sad state of affairs.”
 
 
6) Everyone wants their real-time marketing strategy to be legendary
 
 
"If the Grammys were to award a brand for the best social media marketing move of the night, then Arby's would have definitely won. That's right Oreo, be afraid, be very afraid, as the now well-known tweet: "Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back? #GRAMMYs" has been the talk of social chatter all day and has garnered more than 10,000 retweets and 8,000 favorites in less than 24 hours."
 
 

Eager for more Definition 6 Insights and Curated Content? Sign up for our monthly newsletter, chock full of awesome stuff like this! 

0 Comments

Definition 6 Founder Leaves as New Management Team Grows

 

Atlanta, GA: After 16 years, founder Michael Kogon is leaving Definition 6 to pursue other opportunities. “We have built a great agency since 1997, growing from one office in Atlanta to several across the globe, including New York, London and San Francisco,” says Michael. In 2009 Navigation Capital Partners invested in Definition 6 and the agency quadrupled in size adding two significant acquisitions, Creative Bubble in 2009 and Synaptic Digital in 2012. The agency has since won 15 Emmys, 17 PRN Awards, 17 Telly’s, 4 National Addy’s, a Clio, and was selected as Small Agency of the Year by Ad Age in 2010.

In September 2013, Definition 6 announced the addition of Barry Sikes as new CEO. Mr. Sikes has since added a new CFO and today is excited to announce the addition of a new CRO joining the team. Corey Williams will be responsible for continued sales growth and client retention for Definition 6’s blue chip client base. Along with business development efforts, he will also be responsible for the ongoing marketing efforts of Definition 6.

“Corey Williams brings over 18 years of results-oriented senior sales leadership focused on customer success, sales execution and achieving overall business goals,” says Barry Sikes, Chief Executive Officer of Definition 6. “I had the pleasure of first meeting Corey while he was at Silverpop, Inc as Vice President of Global Sales. There he grew companies’ annual revenue goals by 25% for a number of years.” For the past year, Williams served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Customer Retention, and Marketing at Elateral, Ltd. There he completed the shortest successful sales cycle in the company’s 15 year history within his first five months. He achieved 115% of the bookings quota during the first two quarters, including a 400% increase at a longtime client.

“I am so very delighted to have Corey joining Definition 6 as the new CRO. He has a wonderful track record of success and a stellar reputation in the marketplace,” says Michael Kogon, founder of Definition 6. “As Definition 6 enters into 2014, Corey’s leadership will serve the company well.” 

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Definition 6,” says Williams. “With the support of such a talented, passionate and incredibly innovative group of people, I am looking forward to building on the company’s long history of helping the world’s leading brands connect with their customers using a seamless blend of marketing and technology.”

In the company’s 16 year history, Definition 6 has created over $15 billion in revenue for its customers which includes The Coca-Cola Company, HBO, Siemens, Mitsubishi Electric, La Quinta Inns & Suites, General Motors, Nickelodeon, USA Networks, and Cox Enterprises. The company’s growth took off following the investment from Navigation Capital. “The support of Navigation Capital, Larry Mock, O.G. Greene and their partners has been instrumental in the agency’s success these past 4+ years,” comments Kogon. “Along with knowing the hundreds of employees that have worked at Definition 6, I am grateful for having had the opportunity to create the business and grow it to this point.”

“2014 is about a year of exciting change and growth for Definition 6,” concludes Sikes, “We will miss Michael as he has created a great company and we wish him luck in his next adventure.”  The company will continue to be an industry leader and innovator at helping brands tell their story across the web, mobile, social, and broadcast landscape.

ABOUT DEFINITION 6

Definition 6 is a Unified Marketing Agency that creates experiences to unite brands and people in motion. Through imagination, innovation and insight, we execute ideas that deliver continued value across all brand interactions. The agency's Unified Communications Group aligns the disciplines of social media, content marketing and influencer communications to help brands develop and share their brand stories like never before. For the past 16.5 years, Definition 6 has helped clients redefine brand experiences, unifying the disciplines of marketing and technology.

With offices in Atlanta, New York, and London, Definition 6 supports a fast-growing client base that includes The Coca-Cola Company, HBO, Siemens, Mitsubishi Electric, La Quinta Inns & Suites, General Motors, Nickelodeon, USA Networks, and Cox Enterprises. For more information on Definition 6's Unified Marketing Services, or to learn more about the agency's award-winning work, please visit www.definition6.com.

---

For more information: 

Contact Definition 6 Marketing: marketing@definition6.com

0 Comments

The Dogs of Definition 6: Part 1

Company culture, especially within advertising and marketing, is an important aspect to productivity. At Definition 6 we’re constantly thinking of how to create another winning brand experience for our clients like Coca-Cola or HBO. The juices are always flowing and the gears are always grinding. It’s nice to add a little of flavor to the mix. Around the offices of Google you may find massage chairs and around the offices of Nike, hot showers. But around Definition 6, on any given day, you will find man’s best friend. We like to keep our K-9 companions close by in both of our offices in Atlanta and New York.

The daily grind can be a difficult pill to swallow, but our four-legged friends really shine some light into our office. COO and President, Jeff Katz, dropped a little bit of Def6 dog history on last week. This what he had to say, "Dogs have been a part of Definition 6 since  the early days when our CEOs dog had her own Board of Director’s seat.  You can’t help but smile when you see the D6 dogs interact.  We all know their schedules, when they make their rounds, they know the treat givers, the cat lovers and ball throwers.  Agency life can get stressful and believe it or not some of us may even be tempted to raise our voices, but for some reason people tend not to raise their voices when our 4 legged companions are in the room...

The privilege to bring your dog comes with great responsibility and the “dog owners” group does a pretty good job managing the canine community and helping new dogs (and their owners) get acclimated or sometimes encouraged to stay home.  Like all of us at D6 our pups work hard and play hard."

The dogs of Definition 6 have become a staple and many local businesses in the area remember us for the wagging tails upon entry in our Atlanta headquarters. Having our dogs around the office is one of the aspects that excited me about working at Definition 6. I loved that the office allowed pets, and I can attest that my dog is much happier coming into work every day with me instead of being left at home. Traffic coordinator, Amanda Hilyer, is grateful she can bring her pug into the def6 offices daily. "My dog is a huge part of my life. I take her everywhere and having the opportunity to take her to work is awesome! When I'm at work I don’t worry about her being locked in the house, having to go potty, or being late to feed her. It is one less stress in my life and gives me something to laugh at on hard days. I love bringing CoCo Chanel to work every day! Thanks Michael and Jeff!"

Social Media Director, Jon Accarrino, loves bringing in his pups and they love it too. “Frankie & Brandy, love to come to work. If you haven't already met them, Frankie is a not-so-miniature Dachshund (he has a food obsession) and Brandy is a Vizsla-Beagle mix. Sometimes I drive into work and bring both dogs, but usually I just bring Brandy. She's a service animal and I have special permits that allow me to bring her places most dogs aren’t like the subway.” 

Jon's dogs even tweet! “They both tweet under the same Twitter account: @TurdsandTreats or you can find photos of them on their Facebook fan page: TurdsandTreats." The dogs add some very funny and very furry character to the office, they brighten up everybody's day. It's hard to be in a bad mood when there is a 70 pound black lab at your feet.

Look out for the next dog blog to meet some of the office pups.

0 Comments

Working For the Right Brained Client

Recently I spoke at SXSW Interactive regarding presentations for right versus left brained audiences. I was asked about the ideal client and I brought up a past experience that I only recently discovered again. As anyone working in creative communicatons realizes, few logos and identity projects ever survive to maturity, just as most businesses fail in their first few years.

My ideal client at the time was Selima Salaun of Selima Optiques. I first met Selima in 1986 at the Alain Mikli Optique on 5th Avenue. I was a fan of Mikli eyeglass frame designs and owned several pairs of them. Selima was a creative spirit and a skilled designer and hat maker in Paris before opening the New York location for Mikli. We became friends as we were both fans of opera.

A few years passed and I received a call from Selima, who told me she was working on opening her own designer line of eyewear and had located a store space in Soho for her location. She had been thinking about her business name and the importance of the eye in her business, so she was calling to see if I could design a visual icon that would include both aspects for her new business: Selima Optique. I was living in Roswell at the time, so we would review over the phone and through digital files I sent. In the end, the right design came about from using a hand-drawn technique. It was distinctly different from other brands in that space at the time. Selima accepted the final comp and files, paid me and I lost touch with her over time.

Selima's Designer Glasses Line

Over 15 years passed, and then I rediscovered that Selima Optique was not only still in business but had expanded to Barney's, J.Crew and the Selima Optique brand was both trendy and global. Not being a celebrity or fashion follower, I never had an idea that she was doing custom designed shades for Bono, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson and others. But I cannot think of a more deserving person for this success.

So what makes a great creative client relationship? The client with a passion for their brand or vision goes a long way towards good work. And they must also really have the authority or ownership of the work. I have been involved in too many failure stories where the chief marketing officer took it upon themselves without much involvement from the ultimate owner or visionary (typically a chief executive officer). The result, no matter the level of the work, was not well received and died a quick death.

Another other most importance factor in success with brand work is having the courage to trust in the team you have engaged to build the work. Success comes to those that dare go the opposite direction of the competition. It requires a lot of bravery and trust and that is not common in general, let alone in building a significant brand.  The western corporate world is littered with “curving stroke logos” that frankly all owe their inspiration to the Nike mark. The original swoosh was created by a single designer working directly with a right-brained visionary.
 

0 Comments

Trendwatch: The Social Graph

What’s the biggest buzzword around social networking right now? If you guessed location-based services, it would be hard to argue with you. If we ask you again in six months, chances are good you’ll answer the social graph.

The social graph questions keep coming up in client and prospect meetings. What is the social graph? What do we need to know about the social graph? How can we use the social graph to deepen relationships with customers? So on and so forth...

While I can’t answer every question you have about the social graph, I can help to start framing the conversation for executives struggling to gain a deeper understanding of the impact social graphs will have on their business.

For starters, the social graph is just a fancy way of describing relationships or connections with people, places and things. It’s a map of your social connections and preferences – a visual data model if you will, with hubs and nodes. For you, your social graph could be the Connections you have on LinkedIn, the places you’ve checked in on FourSquare, or the brands you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook.

For illustrative purposes, there a few dozen lacrosse fans who are my Friends on Facebook. How many of them are from upstate New York? Syracuse fans? Of those, how many also listened to a lot of grunge in college, now live in Atlanta and work in marketing for an integrated interactive agency?

Granted, there’s probably not another one of me – at least not that specific, but you can see the potential. You’ve never been able to slice and dice data with this level of precision before. It’s this unprecedented level of targeting that gets innovative marketers excited, while privacy advocates reach for their pitchforks and torches.

Of course, my example above only illustrates relationships between connections and doesn’t get into activity, preference or myriad other social graphs that can be linked to one another. For example, who likes the same things or has been the same places as me? Who’s reading this article at the same time you are? These are questions you will be able to answer as social graphs get more sophisticated.

Where Did The Social Graph Come From?

Social graph has been popularized by Facebook, the world’s largest social network and the company most likely to serve as the epicenter for social graphs. While Facebook has plans to be the only social graph, recent announcements like its “Open Graph” suggest the company is happy remaining the epicenter of all social activity online. Plus, it’s unrealistic that Facebook could sustain a monopoly over the social graph – we all want to use other stuff.

With offerings like “Open Graph”, any electronic asset online can be linked to an individual’s social graph. In the months to come, look for this to include every place you go, everything you do, and everything you buy.

While Facebook has a lot of influence, there are no rules to the social graph. Any piece of social data can be woven into your graph to provide a more accurate picture of the interdependencies between your relationships and preferences. Privacy concerns aside (a future post perhaps), this stuff is truly amazing.

In the first wave of the Web, we were excited to discover new websites via links to other sites or search results. Early social networks encouraged us to link to one another, which dramatically accelerated our discovery of mutual relationships and made networking (the human kind) much faster – and in many ways enjoyable. Now everything is getting out there.

What’s All This Mean for Business?


For starters, you’ll start to have a crystal clear view into who your potential and current customers are. In the short-term, this will provide you with tremendous targeting advantages over your competition. For the 1st time ever, you’ll be able to customize incentives for all the 32 year old homemaker motor cross fans that have purchased a tofu burger from you in the past year.

Keep in mind, the more accurate you can target customers, the more accurate customers can target you. It is yet to be determined how consumers will react to the knowledge that they are your best customer. How much longer will it be before Foursquare mayors start demanding more incentives for the role they play in your viral marketing? What happens when Blippy users start demanding special incentives for all the purchases they’ve made?
These are good problems to have. Smarter brands and smarter consumers always forces us to innovate and push the needle farther. And who doesn’t love a good challenge?

Bottom line? The social graph takes a lot of the fun out of the guessing game of life – learning about people and things over time. Only time will tell whether or not instant gratification is a good thing or not. As marketers, it’s hard not to get excited about the potential to target with the greatest accuracy, reliability and ease ever. Bring it on.

At the same time, let’s tread forward lightly. We don’t want to create such huge concerns over privacy that regulation and oversight come in to drain the life out of the creative process.

What do you think? Are social graphs a good thing or a bad thing? Do you want people to know what kind of ice cream you like or what kind of car you drive? How much sharing is too much?


1 Comments

MIX 2010: Microsoft Steps Up Its Game With Designers and UX (and Bill Buxton Destroys Las Vegas)

MIX10 LogoI recently had the opportunity to attend MIX 2010, Microsoft's annual conference for web designers and developers focused on building great user experiences, in Las Vegas, along with Definition 6's two interactive Creative Directors from Atlanta and New York.

MIX 2010 is highly unlike most other Microsoft conferences where the topics frequently focus on .NET, Exchange, Office, and Windows. Instead it's chock full of design and UX goodness - a geeky love fest for all the cool tech that goes into creating great web, mobile, desktop, kiosk, and other assorted technically enabled experiences using the Microsoft platform.


It's hard to argue that this isn't an arena in which Microsoft is still playing a lot of catch-up. Adobe Creative Suite and Flash/Flex are still easily the staple of most creative and design departments. And many people definitely hug their MacBooks and frantically wave their iPhones about when asked to provide examples of great user interface design. But if there was one thing abundantly clear at MIX 2010 it is that Microsoft has no plans to cede the battle on these fronts, they are rapidly catching up in many areas, and even appear to be leading the way in a few. Seriously.

Microsoft is a marathon runner, not a sprinter. And as Steve Ballmer said at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference last year regarding questions as to why Microsoft doesn't cede such battles as Search and Advertising and retreat back home to their core Windows, Office, or SQL Server business lines, "We. Don't. Go. Home." Anyone who doesn't believe him should have been at MIX. And do you really have to look further than an example like the Xbox?

Windows Phone 7 SeriesProbably the hottest subject of discussion and presentations was Windows Phone 7 Series. I am, admittedly, an avid iPhone user who stood in line the first week they came out. I happily ditched my old Windows Mobile device and it's BlackBerry predecessors back then to live in Apple's world and I've never been seriously tempted to use something else until I saw WP7.

I really believe WP7 is a game changer for Microsoft and the mobile industry. Sure, it has some shortcomings. I don't know how they could decide to not include copy-and-paste as a feature in the first release. And like iPhone, they also do not have application multi-tasking and they appear to have similarly stringent plans regarding their app store.

But the interface is fantastic, I love the "hub" metaphors, streaming video and even Xbox Live over the phone looked amazing. Not sure exactly how badly those things will kill battery life, but they sure looked impressive. For heavy Outlook users, the Outlook mobile experience on WP7 may alone be enough to get you to switch. Just awesome. And there's a chance it could finally be the breakthrough that Zune has been looking for.

Silverlight 4 is definitely another big step in the right direction. They continue to slowly chip away at adoption and now claim that it's at 60% market penetration, probably mostly attributable to the Olympics and adoption and rollouts of Windows 7.

Tools like Expression Blend keep getting better, and Sketchflow may even be better than the competition, it is simply cool. IE9 beta demos also got big buzz. It appears they have surpassed Firefox on overall performance, are coming close to Chrome in many aspects, and for certain functions like handling of video and HTML5 they could end up being even faster and better (when running on a Windows platform of course) by taking better advantage of your computer's processor and using a form of background hardware-based acceleration. The head-to-head examples showing some really slick use of animation and video in HTML5 were really amazing.

The one thing that Microsoft has which no one else can offer (not Google, not Adobe, not Apple, not anyone) is an end-to-end story on tools and capabilities in this arena. The depth and breadth of their tools and services is truly staggering when you put it all together. And I'm not just talking about the typical story of Windows + Visual Studio + .NET + SQL Server. On top of that throw in Expression Studio with SketchFlow + Project "Dallas" + Azure + Silverlight + Surface + Windows Phone 7 + OpenData + IE9 + Bing Search and Maps and on and on. Sure you can poke certain holes in individual pieces versus their competitors. But the cohesive power of all that together makes for a truly impressive lineup.

Channel9 Live StreamingThere definitely were a few other good tidbits at MIX. Announcements around Orchard, freely available tools for WP7 development, great live streaming of Channel9 straight from the event, strengthening support for JQuery, and a surprising number of atypical logos on screens being talked about as friends (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal, PHP, etc.).

And the keynotes included fantastic sessions by Scott Guthrie (@scottgu), VP of Microsoft's Developer Division, and great demonstrations by consummate tech presenter Scott Hanselman (@shanselman). But for me, the highlight of MIX was the opportunity to see Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher Microsoft Research, speak live. He is simply brilliant and one of the most passionate people alive when it comes to interface design and technology.

If you've never seen him speak it is worth your time to google (or bing) for videos of his speeches and spend an entire day just watching them. As the conference organizer, Microsoft's Thomas Lewis (@TommyLee), put it in a tweet during Bill Buxton's keynote: "OMFG! Buxton's brutality has destroyed Vegas! Only zombies, mushrooms & lavender frogs have survived! DESIGN IS GOD!". I couldn't have put it better myself. Buxton's speeches are often too filled with memorable lines to count, though my favorite at MIX included "The most important thing in the system is the wetware... the human being" during a segment where he described the importance of taking into accountTwitter Post by TommyLee on Bill Buxton Keynote all the users different prior experiences within the specific environmental contexts of where, when and how they will use a system that you are designing.

Side note: I still don't understand how such an amazing guy who lives and breathes design and is considered the Father of Multi-Touch can have such a horrible personal web site, but I can only assume it's a "cobbler's children" thing.

And last but not least, the overall crowd and dynamic of the attendees at MIX was fantastic if not a bit quirky. It was a great group of highly intelligent people that are all passionate about great design and truly unafraid to ask the hard questions of Microsoft and dole out praise as well as tough love in person in the sessions and in torrents over Twitter. Unlike typical creative and design conferences it's definitely rooted in a true developer core (e.g. more guys still talking about compilers as opposed to a more mixed-gender crowd talking about heuristics and having used many tools like these for years), but unlike normal View from Tweetup at MIX Lounge at THEhotelMicrosoft conferences it's a large group of people who love great creative design and have been dying for Microsoft to bring these kinds of things to the table.

This conference in Vegas was more WXSW for geeks than it was the concurrently running SXSW, but Twitter and Foursquare definitely reigned supreme there as well as the tools that joined everyone together digitally during the sessions, into the evening, around the bars, and throughout the event. Sunday evening even kicked off the conference with a massive tweetup at the MIX Lounge at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. There is a real embrace of Twitter showing through by Microsoft that is really uncanny with regard to how they normally react to any tech service that they don't build and own.

At Definition 6, we do use a lot of tools and services across platforms including a very significant amount of work in the Microsoft platform. And we do use tools and design for platforms that are competitive to many of those that were showcased at MIX 2010. But there is no doubt that what we saw there has given us a lot to think about, some great ideas, and a few new weapons to put in our arsenal. We look forward to using many of these to create great solutions for our customers and to seeing them continue to evolve and improve.

0 Comments

Definition 6 Acquires Creative Bubble

I’m excited to share with you that Definition 6 has recently acquired Creative Bubble , a leading New York City video editorial, design, sound and production company. This acquisition comes on the heels of our recent private equity investment  and solidifies our commitment to expanding both our capabilities as a full-service interactive agency, as well as our national presence by creating our New York office.

I’m most excited about the expanded capabilities we are now able to provide clients around rich media and video production. Through this move, our expanded team now includes a team of professionals that have been recognized by numerous organizations for its technical and creative accomplishments, including the receipt of 7 Emmy Awards and 13 Emmy Nominations for their work developing original and re-purposed content for cable and broadcast television programming.

There is no question that the addition of Creative Bubble greatly expands our ability to provide clients with a new range of services, build on technology, innovation and outstanding creative, to help capitalize on new and emerging opportunities for digital content production and distribution.

Over the course of the past couple of years, Creative Bubble has established itself as a leading provider of rich media and video production services in the New York market. You’ve seen their work for Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, Nick At Night, TV Land, Food Network, HBO, MTV, CBS Sports, Court TV, Comedy Central, Showtime, Lifetime Discovery Kids, TRIO and USA Network.

Through the addition of Creative Bubble, Definition 6 will continue to serve clients from both offices with the latest in interactive marketing, rich media and video production services. For now, please review our new Rich Media and Video Production Services overview and view the video that highlights some of Creative Bubble’s work.

We look forward to sharing this news with you individually as we move forward and invite you to contact us to learn more about our expanded rich media and video production capabilities.
0 Comments

Marketing Integration. Technology Innovation. Building Brands that Matter.

And so it begins...

Over the past 15 years we have seen the rise of the digital age.  Well, we’ve seen the rise, fall, and rebirth of digital over that time frame.  Out of the ashes of the dotcom bust came a stronger, smarter marketer.  A marketer that understands the importance of measurement, ROI, brand, and business objective.  Also, out of the ashes came a smarter consumer.  A consumer who suddenly realized they have a voice, and the power to initiate change.  This combination has resulted in interactive marketing going from an afterthought in a CMO’s marketing plan to a focal point.  The web is now the hub of most marketing initiatives.  It is the place where we can create the deepest engagement, measure the most activity, and impact the audience the most by creating true brand experiences and real interaction with the brand. 

So traditional is dead, right?  Wrong.  Traditional mediums continue to be important. I have not thrown my HD flat screen out on the lawn yet.  My IPOD and my radio take turns in my car.  Occasionally, I still even read a magazine.  The real problem for marketers now is this: the interactive medium has gone from the smaller part of the overall mix, to the key driving factor that is the glue that enables a truly integrated experience for the user.  The advertising and marketing world has gone from a push to a pull.  Marketers need agencies who can execute a truly integrated plan by developing real interactive strategy…one message, one brand, many channels, multiple experiences. 
This fact has been the driving force for the recent growth and expansion of Definition 6.  For 13 years, Definition 6 has been creating interactive solutions that deliver measureable results for our clients.  We have taken great strides to build integrated strategies that work with our clients’ entire marketing plans.  And so today we announce the next evolution in Definition 6.

Definition 6 has acquired Creative Bubble  – A New York Based video design, production, and editing firm.  Creative Bubble is an Emmy Award Winning agency working with some of the best and brightest networks in the entertainment field including Nickelodeon, HBO, ESPN, Showtime, and USA Networks just to name a few.  This acquisition means a several things for Definition 6 and our clients...

First, we now have full in-house video production and editing capabilities, from script to screen.  As the lines between digital and traditional continue to blur, content becomes king.  We now have the ability to 100% in-house develop rich video content, coupled with our digital experience, enables us to develop and execute full integrated marketing campaigns that can be distributed across multiple mediums…Definition 6 has the capability to develop across the three screens that really matter: TV, Internet, and Mobile.  We also now have a fully functioning office in New York, the epicenter for the media world.  Again, with our existing strategy, social media, and analytics practices, we can develop more effective campaigns more efficiently that deliver real, quantifiable impact to the businesses of our clients. 

There will certainly be more news in the coming months from Definition 6.  But we are beginning to see the vision we’ve had for years come to fruition and we are very excited.  Marketing Integration.  Technology Innovation.  Building Brands that Matter.  That’s what Definition 6 has set out to do for our clients.  The game is changing everyday…and we can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

0 Comments

Pay-Per-Click Campaigns and Click Fraud

Click fraud in Pay-Per-Click campaigns is on the rise as the economy tanks and firms look for ways to thwart their competitors.  A recent article on NewYorkTimes.com states that click fraud can represent anywhere from 1% to 15% of Pay-Per-Click costs and clicks.  Click Forensics, a click fraud detection business in Austin, Texas also discovered that in the 4th quarter of 2008,  17% of all online ad clicks were fraudulent.

If Pay-Per-Click is part of your Interactive Marketing Plan, be sure that you are actively reviewing web analytics and Pay-Per-Click reports to spot suspicious behaviour before your funds are depleted -- or make sure that you have a reputable Interactive Marketing Agency that can analyze the data for you.

0 Comments