Heatmapping and Marketing Activity

Activity trackers have recently been making news with their data collection and aggregation capabilities—most notably, the heatmaps that fitness-tracking app Strava generated and published based on user data from around the world. While the conversation has largely been focused on tracking of military personnel and national security implications, the story […]

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Don’t Bury the Lede—or the Lead

As a student of journalism, “don’t bury the lede” was one of the first lessons learned—the most compelling and important part of a story should be communicated clearly, early. In branding and marketing, the mantra also applies. One could also further extrapolate this thought to leads (you certainly wouldn’t want […]

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Speaking the Language of the Food Industry

At MarketPlace, we pride ourselves on being not only a branding and business development firm but also experts in our chosen industries, including food + beverage. Most of the time, we put that expertise to work serving companies within our industries, helping them sell food products, ingredients, or sometimes appliances. […]

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Refrigerator Marketing: the True Art of Cold

As Brand Growth Partners to food + beverage, pet + animal, and health + wellness brands, we’ve worked with a lot of perishable products: milk, cookies, and sandwiches, to name a few, along with the colors and ingredients that go into them. But what we’d never marketed was the one […]

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Cookies and Noodles: Moment Marketing 101

During the power outage that halted Super Bowl XLVII, one tweet made a bright impression, becoming one of the most retweeted messages of all time. The tweet itself: “Power out? No problem.” It was accompanied by an image of a dimly lit Oreo and the caption “You can still dunk […]

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Why our Web Launch Benefits Your Brand

Developing a new website can be daunting, all-consuming, and intimidating. There are so many details to consider, and with the rate at which technology moves, keeping up can be taxing…and that’s not even considering the maintenance of the content! Because we go through the process regularly with our partners, we’re […]

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Content Marketing is for the Dogs

Officially launching a website isn’t the exhale that it used to be. We certainly high-fived and enjoyed the moment recently after we hit the “Publish” button on a new social site for our client FURminator, but we sat right back in our seats after the high-five and got back to […]

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Making Social Media Your (B2B) Business

Why social media for B2B? When the first social media platforms started popping up – Twitter, facebook, Instagram – people didn’t know what to use them for. “Do I really need to share my every waking thought in 140-character increments? Do my friends really need to see an artfully arranged […]

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Graph Search: What It Is, Why It Matters

On Tuesday, January 15, Facebook introduced its latest update, Graph Search. As this new functionality is rolled out, users will be able to search – and be found – in new ways. Instead of simply seeking a person, place, or thing, Facebook users will be empowered to qualify searches with […]

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Shared Meals: Dining in the Era of Social Media

Initiate dinner plans with friends through Facebook, seek out Yelp reviews before choosing a restaurant, arrive at the location and check in on Foursquare, crowdsource menu recommendations through Twitter, photograph and post an image of your meal with Instagram – all before taking your first bite. Welcome to dining in […]

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Every Day is a (Food) Holiday

As the taste of Thanksgiving fades with the last leftover turkey sandwich, we begin to anticipate the arrival of upcoming holidays and the dishes that will mark those occasions. While Christmas or Hanukkah may come to mind, there are a number of lesser-known holidays right around the corner. Take November […]

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One Million Apps and Counting

The twitterverse and tech blogs are abuzz: as of today, one million apps have been launched via Apple’s App Store. While gaming apps tend to have the highest number of downloads (shout out to Angry Birds), there are a number of food, photo, news, and music apps worth checking out. […]

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