October 7, 2015

University of Virginia Medical Center Chooses ab+c Creative Intelligence for Recruitment Marketing

UVA Medical Center has called ab+c in to provide recruiting , digital and traditional marketing tactics.

UVA Medical Center has called ab+c in to provide recruiting , digital and traditional marketing tactics.

The University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center has selected ab+c Creative Intelligence, a full-service marketing communications agency, to assist it in recruitment marketing and media efforts. UVA joins the agency’s roster of healthcare clients that rely on strategic thinking and creative communication to recruit top talent. ab+c will provide direct recruitment, digital and traditional marketing tactics to support the client in recruiting nurses, pharmacists, dialysis technicians, IT staff and other key associates as the organization grows to meet the demand of its community.Read full post...

August 24, 2015

ab+c Creative Intelligence Wins Eight Digital Health Awards

Wilmington, Del.—ab+c Creative Intelligence was an eight-time winner at the 17th annual Digital Health Awards. The competition, organized twice yearly by The Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), features 80 categories that honor the world’s best digital health resources. Classifications are: Web-based Digital Health; Mobile Digital Health Resources; Personal Digital Health Devices/Wearables; Digital Health Media/Publications; Digital Health—Social Media; and Connected Digital Health. ab+c won gold, silver, bronze and merit awards for various digital advertisements, website designs, rich media and social media content.

“The Heroin Trap” website won gold—the highest award—in the category of Interactive Content/Rich Media for Web-based Digital Health. AtlantiCare’s “Well 4 Life” also received a gold award for Digital Health Curation in the same classification.Read full post...

July 21, 2014

How Promoted Posts on Facebook increase reach

We recently launched a skin cancer campaign for the state of Delaware that included two testimonials — Samantha’s story about how she lost her 28-year-old husband Brett six months after he was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma, and Terri’s story about the seven surgeries she had on her face after years of indoor and outdoor tanning. We placed both videos on Healthy Delaware’s Facebook page to encourage Delawareans to be sun-smart and get screened for skin cancer.How promoted posts increase reach
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Taxicab advertising goes digital!

Taxicabs now offer digital advertising on their signature roof-mounted displays.

Taxicabs now offer digital advertising on their signature roof-mounted displays.

When it comes to media outlets our ever-increasing demand for interaction has forced certain traditional forms of advertising to evolve — or risk the fate of the eight-track player.

What comes to mind when you picture taxicab advertising — probably a small billboard atop a yellow car, right?

Well think again. Read full post...

April 23, 2014

ab+c Creative Intelligence Achieves Google Partner Status

WILMINGTON, DE — ab+c Creative Intelligence, with offices in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, and Bloomsburg, PA, is now a Google Partner. Achieving Google Partner status required the agency to pass certification in AdWords, demonstrate mastery of Google’s certification exams and show an “active and healthy” book of business.

Google Partner Badge

Google Partner Badge

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Tell me a story: Shaking up what’s interesting in your numbers

Working in the media department, I’ve been learning how to put together digital media reports. And I’ve learned that, while there is great power in facts and figures, a well-told story can move mountains. Numbers are forgotten over time. To engage our clients, we need to shape those numbers into stories.

In our reporting, we use colorful charts to tell a story about impact and growth. For example, in the stacked bar chart below, we show how social media and paid media affect overall website traffic. By breaking out the different traffic drivers, we show month-over-month increases and decreases in site traffic, as well as the dramatic consequences of pulling media campaigns in November.

How social and paid media affect overall website traffic

Using bright colors and simple shapes makes the data visually appealing and helps the audience understand the insights behind the numbers.

Know your audience. If your clients are familiar with analytics, you may want to tell your story with more emphasis on certain data to help them make more informed decisions, decide their next steps and see the bigger picture.Read full post...

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Bench that benchmark—and target your marketing campaign results!

Bench the benchmark, set a target.

Bench the benchmark, set a target.

Last June, Bank of America’s Small Business Community asked me about setting benchmarks for digital campaigns. There’s no denying benchmarks have a lot of value. We use them to see how our campaigns perform based on the industry standard. Having a hard and fast number definitely draws the line in the sand between what is considered “good performance” and “bad performance.”

But a benchmark is just a number. As much as we want to match our number to someone else’s number, and label it “good” or “bad,” a benchmark can only tell a small part of the story.

Digital marketing is not a one-size-fits-all discipline. One percentage number is not going to determine if the campaign passes or fails. What if we drive only a small number of visitors to our site, but they are extremely engaged, spending ten minutes viewing multiple pages of content? What if those few visitors become ten strong leads or convert into hundreds of purchases?Read full post...

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Distribution takes a seat on the throne

Content has reigned supreme for decades, but now distribution is assuming the throne (or at least sharing it).

Content has reigned supreme for decades, but now distribution is assuming the throne (or at least sharing it).

If you’re a marketer or small-business owner, you should be creating high-quality content that gets shared and ranks high in search engines. But with more than 750 million websites competing for people’s attention, how can you make sure your online audience is receiving your message?

The answer is effective distribution.

Most of us have heard that “content is king.” And it’s true — no one is going to read your message if it’s not intriguing. According to Chad Pollitt, director of marketing at DigitialRelevance, great content goes unread everyday, and tweeting or posting it on Facebook isn’t going to cut it. In this day and age, you need to create a distribution strategy to connect your content to a larger audience.

Here’s how to get started:Read full post...