Building Buzz with Teaser Campaigns

Want to create some buzz about an upcoming film? How about building hype for an upcoming product launch? Time for a teaser campaign. A teaser campaign, true to name, teases an audience by using suspenseful, mysterious advertisements to generate interest and engagement leading up to a larger campaign. Teaser campaigns can take many forms— aRead more

Queen Anne’s County Library Goes Digital

Ad for Queen Anne's County Library
In the digital age, long-standing community institutions like public libraries must adapt their service model to remain relevant. And when Queen Anne’s County Library approached us earlier this year to help increase their market penetration, that’s exactly what we told them. To remain eligible for an annual grant, the library had to increase their numberRead more

Feature Friday: Taylor Bank

Taylor Bank
With a ton of new restaurants and breweries popping up along the Eastern Shore, Taylor Bank wanted to attract young business owners to utilize their business banking services. To accomplish this goal, we highlighted several new, unique business partnerships in different verticals. We layered in the message that is central to most of Taylor Bank’sRead more

How to Reach Generation Z without Television

Generation Z kids don’t watch tv. No really…if you ask them they’ll tell you they don’t watch tv. While it’s not true in a technical sense, it is true that they consume television and video content quite differently than their previous cohorts. Born into a highly technological era, Generation Z consumers have shorter attention spansRead more

Make it Rain! Turning Weather Events in to Profitable Marketing Opportunities

With windstorms and springtime snow affecting most of the Maryland area, many residents are experiencing disruptions in their daily schedules. While this can be frustrating, it presents a unique opportunity for businesses— weather based marketing. This strategy utilizes real time weather data to trigger ads and personalize marketing messages based on your audience’s local weather.Read more

Don’t just Rebrand for #!@*s and Giggles

After about five years or so, most brands get itchy to rebrand. It’s a knee jerk reaction that is just that, an unwarranted, automatic way of (not) thinking. Imagine if we thought that way about other things in life. e.g. I’ve had the same ‘ol wife for 5 years, I think it’s time for anRead more

Thinking Outside the Box for Valentine’s Day Marketing

Valentine’s Day is upon us and with it, tons of increased consumer spending. Despite what traditional advertising would have you believe, you don’t have to be a flower shop, candy store or jeweler to get creative with marketing around this holiday. Here are some of our favorite “outside-the-box” Valentine’s Day themed advertising campaigns from recentRead more

Super Bowl 2018 Ad Analysis

After two weeks of seemingly endless predictions regarding what would occur during virtually every minute of the Super Bowl LII broadcast, last night answered which team would win, what Justin Timberlake would sing, and whose commercials would be good, bad, and ugly. Winner? The Eagles in a 41-33 shootout whose 1,152 offensive yards were theRead more

What Makes a Successful Influencer Campaign

In today’s highly-competitive hospitality market, a common question from clients is “How can we reach mass consumers on a limited budget?” This question came up as Blue Water Development tasked us with raising awareness, and ultimately reservations, at their three, luxury, resort-style RV campgrounds located on the Eastern Shore of Delaware and Virginia. Since customaryRead more

Our Most Cherished Holiday Ads

‘Tis the season for countless glasses of egg nog and of course our favorite part, countless jolly holiday advertisements! We’ve created a “nice” list of our most cherished holiday ads throughout the years. M&Ms Christmas Commercial: THEY DO EXIST! This classic M&Ms commercial has aired every Christmas since 1996. It cleverly juxtaposes a disbelief inRead more

Do You Still Need an Agency?

The prevalence of large stock libraries, easy to use and affordable drag-and-drop visual and web design tools paired with inexpensive freelance marketplaces have led to questions around the necessity of hiring a professional designer, developer or agency. Obtaining original design, smart strategy, and high performing digital is unlikely without investment. You can pump out socialRead more