My First Day at Santy Integrated
Sleep is something I did not indulge in last night. While some were adventuring in the Land of Nod, I was restlessly tossing and turning; ruminating about the day to come. I was nervous, but mostly excited about my first day at Santy Integrated.
I have made quite a few observations about Santy in the short amount of time I’ve been here, but there is one thing that impresses me the most: The number of young, successful and talented women employed here. Only three men are employed at Santy, including the president and CEO. The average age of all the women that work here, including myself, is only 27.6 years old. I am incredibly excited to immerse myself in a company run by determined, ambitious, and not to mention, stylish women. Although our lunch hour was dictated by the latest episode of “The Bachelorette” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the minute we all entered our desks, the room was silenced and the only conversation shared was about work.
I am not saying that the men at Santy are any less talented than the women or that I am any less impressed with them. What I am saying is that as a young professional female and recent graduate, I sincerely look up to women around me and am eager to make myself known as one of the many accomplished and driven people on the Santy Team.
Who runs the world? Girls.
What type of Advertising Spend should we expect in 2013?
As we are finishing up the first half of the year, it is now time to think about 2013. I know it seems a bit early to consider what strategies to use in six months, but for those of you that are media buyers like me, the 2013 planning season is right around the corner. With the economy picking up each year, the amount of advertisers and spending levels are increasing. Below is a link that shares insight by medium, into what type of growth and spending we should expect for 2013.
Are Political Candidates Using an Effective Marketing Strategy?
When you think of political advertising, what do you think of? Television commercials for political candidates began in the 1950’s and by the 1960’s, it became the number one source for political information. TV continues to be the top strategy for candidates, but with all the changes in how people are viewing programs and utilizing their time, are they missing something? I believe so. TV commercials are effective and most definitely need to be part of the strategy, but putting all your eggs in one basket is not the right strategy. Digital consumer behavior is not only what people talk about, but it is what people do. According to ComScore, 39% of all people in the U.S. have a smartphone and 78% own a computer. The multiscreen structure (using your computer and/or phone while watching TV) is the new norm, allowing advertisers to engage with their targeted consumers across multiple platforms. I believe that there is a decent sized percentage of the population that has no idea what is going on when it comes to politics - they either vote how their family or friends vote, or don’t vote at all. How do we influence them? By hitting those digital blogs and social platforms that basically have people doing the advertising for you. For example, Tumblr now has advertising opportunities and Adidas (though I know is not a political candidate, but is an influential brand) jumped right at the opportunity creating an enormous buzz. Or perhaps, drive people to your fan page and have them interact with who you are and what you represent. Imagine if you were running for office…(below is a mental picture, try to imagine) You are sitting around the dinner table at a friend’s cocktail party debating about politics and someone states “Did you see what (candidate’s name here) did with their online campaign? Everyone is talking about it on social media - what a unique and intelligent ways to bring in new voters. Obviously he/she knows what they are doing, I was undecided who to vote for and that pushed me in (candidate’s name)’s direction.
Who will you vote for this election?