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IGTV – is it for you?

We LOVE IGTV and have some exciting things in store for our clients in 2020. It’s exploding, but a lot of people still don’t know about it, or know why it’s all the rage. We had a quick sit down with our social media manager, George Carlton. He’ll give you the 5 minute download on what you need to know about the next YouTube. What is IGTV (in your words)? IGTV is Instagram’s standalone video interface that allows content creators (or anyone with an Instagram profile) to make longer-form video content. It’s really cool because it introduces the opportunity to

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The New World of AR

You’ve likely heard about Augmented Reality (AR) by now, but a lot of people are confused on where AR and VR begin and end. Where Virtual Reality (VR) creates a new world, or a copy of our existing world, AR provides an enhanced or altered view of the world around us by superimposing graphics and 3D objects on top of our real world, in real time. Remember hearing the buzz surrounding Pokémon GO – an early AR game that placed characters on screen wherever you pointed your camera? As cool as that was (for a while,) the application of AR

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“Hey, Siri, schedule my physical.”

Remember when Google became a verb? Any time you had a question, someone would inevitably ask, “Did you Google it?” Google’s creation gave birth to a whole new era of information harvesting, bringing the entire world within seconds of finding out basically anything they needed (or wanted) to know. Now the new kid on the block is voice technology, aka Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. Rather than type something into Google (how antiquated!), you just verbally get the attention of your device of choice and put it to work with a quick command. As this technology has become more mainstream and

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Digital Ads, Geofencing, Natural Search — Are There Any Unique Advertising Ideas Out There Anymore?

The advertising space is loud and crowded. Everyone has something to say and customers and clients are on the receiving end of it all. This can lead to messaging fatigue and an overall “over it” attitude for your audience. But you still have to get your message out there! So what do you do? At Marbury, we love a good challenge, especially when it allows the team to flex their creative muscles. Each client’s project needs are unique, but they all follow a common theme: find a way to stand out! We’ve compiled some of our favorite unique advertising ideas

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Chatbots — What You Need to Know

When you call a company’s customer service number, the last person you expect to hear on the other end of the line is the company’s CEO. Why? Because they’ve delegated the task of solving your issue or answering your question to someone better suited to quickly serve you. The CEO’s time is better spent elsewhere in serving and growing their company. So why shouldn’t the same principle apply to you? You don’t need to have a Fortune 500 company to have a customer service department. You don’t even need to hire another person! Your business can provide a friendly online

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Make Your Pop-Ups Work For You, Not Against You

Remember pop-up books? They brought a little extra magic to storytime by adding a third dimension to the pages, and drawing us further into their imaginary worlds. Regular books just weren’t the same after you got a taste of pop-up books! Now, as an adult, “pop-up” might bring on a totally different range of emotion. Maybe annoyance, confusion, a dash of anger, or – every once in a blue moon – mild acceptance. Pop-ups in the adult realm now primarily describe those little boxes or entire screens that appear on a website we’re visiting. For those outside of the marketing

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