Digital Dating: How We Market Ourselves

Josh Spencer Digital Innovation, Mobile Technology

We’ve all seen movies showing people from the 50’s dating.  A couple would share conversation over a milkshake at their local burger joint. People often dated their high school sweetheart or someone they met at their job during this time. At this point, media wasn’t frequently used to help people find their partner, but then came the 70’s. In 1975, 31-year-old Marilyn J. Applerberg became the editor of a publication known as Single News. Instead of meeting at the local church or in a classroom, people started to meet at singles bars or discos and by putting personal ads in physical …

Virality is Not Always a Good Thing

Josh Spencer Mobile Technology, Social Media

  All of us share content on social media every day, but many of us don’t stop and take the time to think about where the content comes from. Outside of news stories and media platforms, there is something called a content creator. Ninety percent of marketing companies use content marketing as part of their strategy, but that doesn’t mean all the content they create is top-notching, compelling and valuable content. In the world of social media, there are people who seek fame through the platform of their choosing including Facebook, Instagram, twitter, snapchat and more. People with successful accounts …

All About Pinterest Marketing

Josh Spencer Advertising, Company, Mobile Technology, Social Media, Technology

Pinterest has helped you make tons of delicious meals, complete DIY projects, and throw great parties but many people miss the mark entirely when it comes to Pinterest marketing. Just like with any social media platform, Pinterest can help you reach your goals and objectives if you use it correctly. Here are some helpful tips to boost your brand with the power of Pinterest. Keywords Pinterest has very strong search capabilities. You can help even more people find your business by using keywords in the board titles. Make sure that you select a category for each board to help people …

Pushing Forward in Smartphone Marketing

Josh Spencer Mobile Technology

All Smartphone users are starting to notice something strange about their phones. You leave work on a regular workday; your phone alerts you that you are 12 miles from home and it’s ready to navigate you through the traffic. It gets even spookier! You go to the gym every Wednesday for a spin class, and before you leave, your phone has caught on that you are going to the gym. Don’t worry, your phone didn’t hear you cancel your plans with your friends because you are going to the gym. It’s all about location services. 30% of the smartphone-using population …

Instagram Marketing

Josh Spencer Mobile Technology, Social Media, Timeline

5 Benefits Of Instagram Marketing Instagram marketing is one of the few, easy to use, free marketing tools that every entrepreneur or business owner can utilize. With over 700 million users, Instagram has become one of the best and most popular photo sharing platforms, enabling you to engage with your followers by posting photographs, images, and even short videos. When someone takes the time to edit and post a picture to Instagram, that photo means something. People don’t just upload any old selfie to Instagram; they make sure it has the perfect lighting and filter before posting. With all the …

Using Videos for Marketing: A Call to Arms

Josh Spencer Digital Innovation, Mobile Technology, Social Media

When it comes to building your online brand, video marketing has taken off largely for one reason: video provides a richer storytelling format for advertisers. In fact, Facebook released a statement on their Facebook for Business page that reads: “Compelling sight, sound and motion are often integral components of great marketing campaigns, particularly when brands want to increase awareness and attention ov er a short period of time. From launching new products to shifting brand sentiment, this video format is ideal for marketers who are looking to make a large-scale impact, and for people who will discover more great content …

9 Apps to Improve Your Mardi Gras Experience

Josh Spencer Mobile Technology, New Orleans

One of the things about working in technology is that it is easy to see how technology can help make things better and Mardi Gras is no exception. As the Fat Tuesday weekend gets underway we wanted to give you a few apps that might help you avoid some headaches and enjoy the weekend ahead. Getting there and Getting Home Waze If you are driving I’d recommend Waze. The more people on the road the better it’s crowd-sourced traffic data works, making Mardi Gras the perfect time to use it. Waze alerts you to traffic jams, accidents, road hazards, and …

GOOGLE: Better Than YELP

Josh Spencer Mobile Technology, New Orleans

To YELP quite literally means “to Howl, Yap, Screech, or Cry.” Think about that the next time you regard a “Yelper” as a legitimate anything. Since moving to New Orleans from the REAL culinary capital of the South, Lafayette, my girlfriend and I have made it a goal to try a different culinary establishment each week and give it a true taste-test. Being the Google AdWords Manager at Velocity Agency, it is my natural instinct to Google “Best Restaurant Near Me” rather than ask locals. Upon searching, there is a bevy of places that pop up. I narrow my destination …

Virtual reality in the palm of your hand

Josh Spencer Digital Innovation, Mobile Technology

As technology increases at an exponential rate, the public is being integrated into the technological realm faster and faster. With advancements such as 3D printers, voice recognition software and hover boards, the world we inhabit is slowly becoming what was once only imagined in a sci-fi movie. Thanks to another innovation by Google, virtual reality has become a physical reality. Google Cardboard has brought the world of virtual reality to the comfort of your home, in the palm of your hand. Cardboard gives the user full submersion into a 360-degree virtual world. The purpose of Cardboard is to encourage the …

Smartphone App Fatigue

Josh Spencer Mobile Technology, Research

Smartphone users are suffering from app fatigue. It seems like every week there is a new app I’m downloading: Uber, GetMyBoat, Afterlight, Enlight, PDF Pro, etc. The bad news for app makers is that I probably won’t keep the apps very long. It’s not just personal experience saying this, it’s data. A new survey conducted by Research Now reports that 49% of US smartphone users use 6-10 smartphone apps a week. A Pew Research Center report adds a little more depth and says 30% of US smartphone app downloaders had 1-10 apps downloaded on their phone as of February; another …