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Standing out in a crowded marketplace

Just over twenty one years ago, several students gathered in a friend’s garage to incorporate their nascent search technology project. No human had yet uttered the phrase “google it.” And it was only fifteen years ago that a kid at Harvard launched “thefacebook.com” to help fellow students build their friendship network. It’s amazing to consider…

Immersive Experience Rules at SXSW 2019

It’s 2026. Hundreds of tiny sensors are observing your every gesture, and microphones are listening to your every command. The things around you respond like a robot orchestra as a virtual assistant feeds you personalized advice on everything from health and wellness to financial planning, all in real time. You head to a restaurant where…

Building the Jerusalem Podcast

Our team is in the midst of one of our most fascinating projects to date: building a podcast on the ancient city of Jerusalem. Last summer and fall, we traveled to Israel to plan, craft, and record content for the Philos Project’s upcoming auditory journey of the Holy City’s fascinating history. Jerusalem is indisputably among…

The Death of Desktop

It may be too soon to declare the desktop dead, but for marketers it may as well be. If you are still building digital marketing creative primarily for desktop, you’re likely either irritating your customers or failing to reach them entirely. There is one caveat: if you are a B2B company and you are primarily selling…

Advertainment: How Brands are Using Stories to Engage Audiences

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a fun and memorable Christmas song. But, it’s easy to forget that the story was created by Montgomery Ward department stores. The idea of using stories to draw customers is not new. Stories have a way of engendering affection, and affection is a coveted asset. But if you’ve paid attention…

Video Trends for 2018

There was a time not so long ago that quality video production was only for the major players in entertainment and advertising. Like so many other industries, technology has dramatically shrunk filmmaking costs across the board. Simultaneously, increases in data processing allow us to engage with motion-based graphics in a way that simply wasn’t possible…

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