A New Face For Social Media

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As business continues to boom Velocity Agency continues to grow. We’d like to introduce you to the newest person to join our team, Danielle Doty. Danielle will be handling the social media accounts for some of our beloved clients. Danielle was born a military brat (her words) in southern California. Not long after she was born her family was stationed in New Orleans, LA. She had the quintessential NOLA childhood filled with crawfish, Mardi Gras, and many rides on the Ladybug at City Park. In 2011, she decided she needed a DRASTIC change of scenery. She moved to the snowy mountain town …

Holiday Sales: What You’re Doing Wrong

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Wow, where has the time gone? 2016 has seemingly flown by and we are looking at the start of a new year. However, if you are a business owner you know that you don’t want to get too far ahead of yourself. After all, the end of the year push can equal big sales. The National Retail Federation estimated that holiday sales in 2016 (sales from November and December) would rise 3.6% over the same period last year. Just how much sales are we talking about? $655.8 billion. That is a staggering number, one that can leave your head spinning …

Say Hey To Our New Guy

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Wow, where does the time go? We have been so busy here at Velocity Agency that we nearly forgot to introduce you to our newest member. Meet Jared Stanton Jared comes to us from… well, he’s sort of from everywhere having made a living doing everything. Jared grew up in northwest New Jersey, working in the resort industry. Shortly, after graduating from Lock Haven University in 2007, he spent a brief time working as an EMT. Yes, that’s right an EMT. Keeping it Short To keep this brief we will just say that he has worked as a web development project …

Have You Evolved? The Evolution of Casino Marketing

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There is no question that in the gaming industry the winds of change are blowing. The combination of constantly changing technology with the ever changing tastes of millennials have left some casinos scratching their heads. However, not all change is bad, and perhaps most importantly not all change is unexpected. Back in November, 2015 Global Gaming Business Magazine (GGBM) published Ten Trends for 2016,  an article where they discussed in detail trends that were expected to impact the gaming industry in 2016. So, how accurate were these predicted trends? I’d like to call your attention to the their third trend …

Using Videos for Marketing: A Call to Arms

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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 …

The Influence of Social Media in Sports Marketing

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Social media has an enormous impact in the sports marketing industry. If athletes aren’t connected and tuned in, they’re not even in the game. All sports have extremely loyal fan bases. Most fans have participated in competition within their preferred sport, whether youth, collegiate, corporate, intermural, or through other avenues. This is why fans support the sports industry. It offers a relatable experience. Most professional athletes get to live a lifestyle the average fan can only dream about. They are participating in something they love and are given the physical ability to showcase their talents on a grand stage. Most …

McDonalds Mascot For Happy Meal: Happy | Velocity Agency

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McDonald’s let Twitter followers in on a happy little addition last week when they released a photo of their new mascot. Bulging eyeballs and big smiling teeth, a Happy Meal box appropriately named “Happy” made his debut to the internet. This fictional character was created as “an ambassador for balanced and wholesome eating” pushing the idea that kids will be happy to choose healthier options like apples and yogurt in place of french fries in their McDonald’s boxes. These good intentions that began in France in 2009 have sparked mainly negative jokes about the new face of the fast-food chain …

#HashFlag #Twitter #WorldCup | Velocity Agency | New Orleans

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Twitter scores, again. Creative and colorful, the network is bringing back the ever popular #hashflags to utilize hashtags for World Cup series in 2014. This promoted bit allows Twitter users to hashtag the national three-letter code (e.g. GER, FRA, USA) with the flag emoji of that particular country appearing along side of the tweet. A patriotic element just added to Twitter for the World Cup 2014, this item is a fun way for World Cup game watchers and Twitter users to show support to their favorite teams throughout the series. Although the feature hasn’t been around in a while, it …

Facebook provides marketers with web browsing history for better targeting

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Facebook announced earlier today that it would allow advertisers to utilize the information that was once only privy to Facebook, to other advertisers working to reach specific audiences. The multi-billion dollar company has access to this information by placing code on Facebook user’s desktops and laptops that collect the websites the user visits. On Facebook mobile, the app collects the same sort of information by determining which apps have been downloaded on the user’s phone. Facebook once kept this information private for security reasons, but in spite of resistance from some Facebook users, the company proceeded with the new feature …

MySpace Starts #TBT Campaign: Will It Work? | Velocity Agency

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Myspace is giving long-time social media users the ultimate “throwback Thursday” experience. The aged network has been trying to reach a new audience and take back their old one for almost 10 years, and are using your old, embarrassing MySpace photographs to do it. “Myspace has been reaching out to connect past users to re-engage them through personalized experience,” a spokesperson for MySpace stated in an interview with Mashable. The site, which hit peak popularity in the early 2000’s are now e-mailing former MySpacer’s decade old photos of themselves labeled “the good, the rad, and what were you thinking?” with …