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May 4th, 2021

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Episode 14: Exploring Everything from The Creative Process to Search Engine Optimization

Being a copywriter back in the Mad Men era was a lot different than it is today. Responsibilities now include anything from social content creation to guerrilla marketing to SEO. Join us in this episode of Marketing Then & Now as our senior copywriter, Kerrey Lubbe, explains the modern-day copywriter. She’ll talk us through brainstorming, how she stayed creative during the pandemic and, of course, the complex process of creating and implementing keywords and phrases that can help your website outperform your competitors. Read More

March 30th, 2021

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Episode 13: Know the Difference Between Consumer Insights and Research Findings

When people think of “market research,” most associate it with the quantitative type, which deals with numbers, graphs, surveys and statistics. While those methods are great for identifying or validating “the what,” qualitative research is better for explaining “the why.” And according to Keith Navratil, founder of needledrop, “Everyone needs the why.” From self-described “failed copywriter” to highly acclaimed market research consultant, Keith is the quintessential qual research guru, and we’ve partnered with him on many client projects. Read More

February 25th, 2021

Kelsey Pritchard

Bozell’s 360 Listening Minimizes 2021’s Marketing Question Marks

Two months into this new year, marketing can still feel too much like a round of Russian roulette. The Capitol riots and, more recently, the implications of February’s polar vortex added to an already exasperated nation dealing with sickness, joblessness, and unprecedented social isolation. It’s no wonder some brands continue to pull back on advertising. They’re struggling to know what to say and how to say it. Read More

February 24th, 2021

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Episode 12: Getting the Most Out of Your Social Media Accounts in 2021

You might think you know social, but we guarantee you’ll learn something new from our guest on this episode of Marketing Then & Now. Bozell’s very own social media specialist, Christie Do, shares some insights on how to get the most out of your social platforms. She discusses the importance of setting goals and staying true to your brand values – especially during the cancel-culture era. And she also introduces us to 360 Listening—a service that Bozell provides that combines search listening, Read More

January 26th, 2021

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Episode 11: Being a Woman in Advertising – The Good, The Bad & The Interesting

Being a successful woman in business is no easy task. And in this episode of Marketing Then & Now, Bozell President Robin Donovan is sharing all the struggles and successes she faced along the way – from “sexual tensions” while working in media buying during the Mad Men era in New York City to moving to the Midwest and becoming co-owner of a completely women-owned agency. Join us as Robin offers stories and advice to the many eager women who are looking to pave their way in this industry and get a seat at the table. Read More

January 22nd, 2021

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How to Stay Creative in 2021

Let’s face it. Creativity has taken a bit of a hit ever since the pandemic started. Working from home, virtual brainstorms – it all takes its toll on our artistic minds and spirits. But with a new year comes the chance for a new start. So I’ve asked members of our creative team at Bozell to share with me how they reignite their creative flames. And here’s what they had to say. Read More

January 6th, 2021

Kelsey Pritchard

Seven PR & Social Media Predictions for 2021

If you’re looking for a good laugh, type “Jan. 1, 2020 headlines” into your search engine. Some of my favorites are “the most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020” from CNN, “the bull market is charging into 2020” from The Wall Street Journal, and “12 things our critics are looking forward to in 2020” in The New York Times’ Arts section.

This time last year we were all blissfully ignorant of what was to come – marketers included. Read More

December 29th, 2020

Episode 10: Leveraging Software to Improve B2B Marketing & Sales

If you own or work for a B2B company, you’ve most likely experienced some difficulty acquiring new clients and/or cross-selling your current client base. With the absence of trade shows and in-person meetups, reaching your target audience has become more and more complicated. Luckily, in this episode of Marketing Then & Now, we invited our first outside guest, Joey Knecht. Joey is CEO and managing director of Proteus—a sales enablement platform that helps complex B2B sales teams engage with buyers and stakeholders—and we’ve worked with him to take our clients’ B2B strategies to the next level. Read More

November 19th, 2020

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Become BFFs with Change

“We have changes.”

These are the words no art director or copywriter wants to hear – doesn’t matter who says them. If we were in the office, you’d hear a large groan and maybe see a few eye rolls. Spoiler alert: Creatives always complain about changes. Just ask any account executive.

You see we’ve been caring for this obviously brilliant idea like it’s one of our own kids. We nurture it to its full potential and then anxiously send it out into the world, Read More

October 9th, 2020

Kelsey Pritchard

How Brands Can be Ready in an Age When Crisis is the Norm

“Nine times out of ten, it’s not a crisis.” That’s what I often told myself when I worked for a governor. The mantra was one of the things that helped me keep my cool when the pressure mounted from large volumes of letters, emails, calls, and social media comments from constituents and reporters.

Eight hundred emails from constituents on Syrian refugees?

The response can wait until the Department of Social Services weighs in.

Reporters camped outside demanding an answer on the transgender bathroom bill? Read More