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TV is more alive than ever! People say “TV is dying”, however, in truth, TV is more alive than ever. It continues to be the biggest mass media channel and the “go-to” for brands that desire to make an impact in the marketplace and spread their message to as many people as possible at once. …
Facebook says its ads work better with TV than previously thought By Jennifer Faull-02 June 2017 16:45pm Facebook says its ads are more effective if combined with TV  Facebook has previously lauded its ability to help TV advertisers reach more people. But, this week it revealed that TV and Facebook work together better than its…
We have talked about storytelling in analytics, as well as good data practices here on our blog. Another huge part of our highly evolved analytics here at Modus Direct is effective communication. We pride ourselves on the fact that we treat people, like people—not data crunching robots! Communication in marketing is largely governed by the…
This year, I attended the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas. This conference gave “Money Revolutionaries” the opportunity to meet and discuss many challenges, including the following. Creating Momentum The major insight I extracted is how difficult it is to communicate brand appeal in the financial Industry because let’s face it, mortgages, loans and account…
A lot of time is spent behind the scenes coming up with great ideas for TV spots: internal brainstorming meetings, long calls and presentations with clients, focus groups, scripting, various rounds of revisions…. the list goes on and on.  Don’t get me wrong, it is a fun process, even one of the main reasons I…
We see it and hear it every day, how do we reach Millennials? They consume media differently than other generations. But as you research how to target this generation, you may be missing out on what the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finance states is wealthiest demographic with 23x the net worth of Millennials and…
According to Kantar Media over $6.75 billion was spent on Television and Radio media promoting the 2018 mid-term gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Before this number even came rolling in we knew it was going to be a challenging 2018 media environment – especially for our clients that advertise locally. The media tightening started in…
  As it is often said, over a lifetime you end up spending more time with those you work with than your immediate family. Sigh. And just as those relationships with individuals you are related to via birth or marriage are not always a walk in the park, the most successful and satisfying unions get…
With the fast growth of the Hispanic market in the United States,  it has become more important for brands to market to that demographic. With overall population growth, higher HHI and a strong purchasing power, brands can no longer ignore that market if they want to grow their ROI. However, it is not as simple…
Do not stop to think about the reasons for what you are doing, about why you are questioning.  The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. …
You may be thinking, I don’t have time to read this blog let alone request an independent media audit, I know my media is airing exactly what I approved. Or you may be thinking, I know my media isn’t perfect but is anything perfect? I will tell you in four words why you need an…
Don’t get caught up in the big data hype. It could be costly. Since 1994 I have been reviewing the performance of client advertising campaigns – mostly direct response.  In 1994 campaigns utilizing direct response principles were typically direct mail, television (with a TFN only), print and radio. In those days, tracking performance was relatively…
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