Marketing with an Environmental Impact Mindset

Marketing with an Environmental Impact Mindset

If you’ve taken in any news in the last twenty years, then you are no stranger to the concept of minding your environmental impact. For brands, assessing their impact and going green can sometimes mean the difference between loyal followers and unhappy consumers. But...

Marketing in the reset: COVID-19, health crises, and more

Marketing in the reset: COVID-19, health crises, and more

10-min 10-sec read, by Christina Brown In a short period, human and market behavior has undergone massive changes due to the rapid onset of COVID-19, or coronavirus. From running out of stock on staples to the closure of schools to cancellations of major international...

COVID-19 Update: Even Google is Quiet

COVID-19 Update: Even Google is Quiet

First of all, I and the entire Savy Agency team hope you and your loved ones are well. As you know, a global health crisis is impacting every single one of us. Our lives, our jobs, our kids' schooling, our economy—our 12-month projections—are at a halt, except for...

How Google’s Guaranteed Ads Might Impact Your Brand

How Google’s Guaranteed Ads Might Impact Your Brand

Few things in the SEO space are stagnant. It seems as if once one system becomes the standard, another takes its place. Before, it was Google AdWords shaking up the industry. Now, it’s Google Guaranteed ads.  So, what gives? Is this new system going to disrupt your...

Coronavirus: How Brands Are Reacting

Coronavirus: How Brands Are Reacting

Brands around the world are working to develop communication plans to respond to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. As of this morning, schools across the country are temporally closing their doors while even more events announce their cancellations. Brands shouldn't be...

Brand Purpose: How Can You Tell If You Have It?

Brand Purpose: How Can You Tell If You Have It?

No brand is an island. Each is connected in a complicated nexus that interacts with people and culture in impactful ways. Brand purpose is how you moor yourself in this chaos. How your brand stays centered, relevant, and meaningful.  Consumers are pickier than ever...

Injecting Humanity into Your Medical Marketing

Injecting Humanity into Your Medical Marketing

In the digital age, storytelling matters. Even for what could easily be a more analytical, information-forward genre like medical marketing. Your website is no longer just a portal for patients to find your address or look up a doctor. It needs to tell your story,...

Analytics Terminology to Know this Year

Analytics Terminology to Know this Year

Data and analytics terminology can feel like jumbled numbers on a page without the right explanation. The raw data in some monthly reporting might be confusing at first, but once you dig in, the content is invaluable for your brand. There are lots of terms to describe...

The Basics of DAM And Why Your Brand Needs It

The Basics of DAM And Why Your Brand Needs It

If you hold any marketing position, we know that you wear plenty of hats. You can switch from a social media manager to a branded content expert in seconds and don’t even get us started on your 180 to SEO whiz. Another trick to keep in your marketer handbook? Digital...

How Brands are Tapping Into Emotional Intelligence

How Brands are Tapping Into Emotional Intelligence

Think back on a moment that truly moved you. The colors of a perfect sunset. Time spent with friends and family. The song that was playing during a first date or on your wedding day. Our emotional reaction to moments is tied to our sensory experience of them—and can...

Memes and GIFS: Is This…the Future of Your Brand?

Memes and GIFS: Is This…the Future of Your Brand?

One does not simply create a marketing strategy out of thin air. When turning to memes and GIFs in your brand messaging, it pays off to do a little research. Who is your audience? Is the meme or GIF relevant, or are you just adding to the noise online? What is it...

Branded Entertainment: The What and the How

Branded Entertainment: The What and the How

Lights, cameras, brands. Imagine your product woven seamlessly into the storyline of your favorite television show or movie. What would that look like? Can you picture the audience’s reaction after the piece is released? That was genius, they might say. Okay, time to...

TikTok Branding: Do You Need It To Keep Up?

TikTok Branding: Do You Need It To Keep Up?

Brands are ever-changing. So it’s no wonder that branding is as well. A recent report from Talkwalker and HubSpot looked at social media trends for 2020 and how these are changing the brand landscape (brandscape?) as we know it. At the top of the list is TikTok, the...

2020 Branding Trends: What to Expect in the New Decade

2020 Branding Trends: What to Expect in the New Decade

It’s officially the time of year where everyone rethinks past choices and makes commitments for their future. Maybe for you, that means switching up your diet or your career. For brands, a new year can mean a suite of new trends, best practices, and new mediums. If...

Savy Agency Bend has Moved into the Box Factory

Savy Agency Bend has Moved into the Box Factory

Savy Agency Contact: 541-728-8272 Email: christina@savaygency.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Dec 26, 2019, Bend, Oregon — Bend, Oregon's longest-standing digital marketing agency, Savy Agency, moves a block down into Bend's Box Factory as an integral step in the...

Sonic Identity: Could Sound Be the Secret to a Strong Brand Identity?

Sonic Identity: Could Sound Be the Secret to a Strong Brand Identity?

“Audio is just a great medium for advertising because it’s personal, and it’s all happening in your imagination.” The human body has five basic senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. In today’s world, companies are engaging these five senses like never...

What Is Brand Consistency, and How Can You Achieve It?

What Is Brand Consistency, and How Can You Achieve It?

Brands are dynamic, developing things. For those in marketing, brand consistency is the end-all-be-all. If you can achieve a streamlined look, feel, and essence, you are doing something right.  However, it would be a big mistake to think consistency is achieved simply...

5 Things You Didn’t Know a Digital Marketing Agency Could Do

5 Things You Didn’t Know a Digital Marketing Agency Could Do

So you’re searching for a digital marketing agency to help build your brand. But you might not know exactly what an agency even does. It’s okay—we don’t blame you. It’s a dynamic industry out there. At Savy, we’re always happy to tell our potential clients a little...

Why Your Brand Needs Custom Images to Compete

Why Your Brand Needs Custom Images to Compete

Brand imagery has come a long way in the digital age. Image-forward social media sites like Instagram have changed the landscape. It’s more important than ever for brands to present images that align correctly with their brand identity and messaging. Stock image...

Are Monthly Subscription Boxes All Hype, or Here to Stay?

Are Monthly Subscription Boxes All Hype, or Here to Stay?

If you scroll through any social media site, you’ve probably seen people vlogging monthly subscription boxes unveilings. While these promotional posts may end up looking the same after a while, the companies behind them are raking in big bucks from consumers’ monthly...

Got Organic CTR? 10 Strategies That Will Boost Your Click-Through Rate

Got Organic CTR? 10 Strategies That Will Boost Your Click-Through Rate

“There’s an old joke in the SEO world that if you’re looking for a good place to hide a dead body, the second page of Google is the best place.”  Famed marketing guru, Neil Patel, was onto something here. What he means is that the second page of Google is where good...

3 Brands That Are Crushing Experiential Marketing

3 Brands That Are Crushing Experiential Marketing

Future generations of humanity almost always experience the world in vastly different ways than their predecessors. For instance, the number of major differences between generations like the Baby Boomers and Millennials can be staggering. Whether it’s because of...

Will The New YouTube Algorithm Impact Your Content?

Will The New YouTube Algorithm Impact Your Content?

Internet algorithms dictate everything we see online. They’re continually evolving, and sometimes that makes it hard to keep up.  It’s almost as if new algorithms come and go. Just when we think we’ve figured them out, they’re gone as fast as they arrived. But on the...

How the Future of AI Makes Us More, Not Less, Human

How the Future of AI Makes Us More, Not Less, Human

If you were the kind of kid who dreamed about living like the Jetsons, we’ve got some good news for you. Though machine maids and butlers with human-like intelligence still sound like something from a sci-fi movie, AI has become part of your daily experience. It’s...

Startup Fails (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Startup Fails (And What We Can Learn From Them)

During the most recent U.S. recession, Mike Kappel found himself in a difficult position. He was a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Patriot Software Company. And he was running a failing business. In a 2018 Forbes article, Kappel recounts the lessons he...

Structured Data, Schema Markup, and Why It Matters

Structured Data, Schema Markup, and Why It Matters

Imagine trying to learn a new language without studying its vocabulary. Worse yet: what if there was no way to study its vocabulary? You might be able to memorize specific phrases to achieve certain results, but would you understand what you were saying? Would you be...

Exploring Voice Search SEO: What You Need to Know

Exploring Voice Search SEO: What You Need to Know

“Can you imagine a future with no websites?” This is the question introduced by David Bain, Founder and Host of Digital Marketing Radio, as part of a 2018 panel for SEMRush. For those of us who came up during the dot com boom, the knee jerk answer is a resounding no....

Why Does Your Site Need a High-Quality Backlink Strategy?

Why Does Your Site Need a High-Quality Backlink Strategy?

Every time you type a keyword or phrase into your search bar, you set off a complicated behind-the-scenes sequence of events that ends with your search engine results page (SERP). In less than ½ a second, search engines like Google analyze your phrase, compare it to...

User Generated Content: What It Is and Why It Works

User Generated Content: What It Is and Why It Works

"The secret to the campaign’s success was that it required participation from millions of people around the world. "  In 2012 Pete Frates, a lifelong athlete and previous professional baseball player in Europe, was diagnosed with ALS. He was 27 years old. ALS, also...

The Top Reasons Marketing Firms Need More Storytelling

The Top Reasons Marketing Firms Need More Storytelling

"The golden key to more effective marketing: skillful storytelling." We all have that one friend. You know, the one who turns even the most mind-numbing story (laundry day, or a trip to the grocery store, for example) into a humorous, memorable saga. That friend takes...

Traditional Advertising Firms vs. Digital Advertising Firms

Traditional Advertising Firms vs. Digital Advertising Firms

Working at a digital marketing agency, the team at Savy sometimes faces the challenge of explaining exactly what we do. The terms “brand design,” “digital content,” and “Accredited Google Partner” get blank stares and polite but baffled nods. Luckily, nearly everybody...

Brand Disruption Isn’t All About Your Product

Brand Disruption Isn’t All About Your Product

Disruptive innovation isn’t a new concept. In fact, brand disruption is such a modern-day mainstay that, in many ways, it has become our singular goal. But as more and more companies compete to create the most revolutionary product, other opportunities for brand...