Marketing For A-Holes: The Complete Guide to ROI Transparency

Marketing For A-Holes: The Complete Guide to ROI TransparencyA special Thank You to Elevate Inc. for publishing this press release on their website! Click HERE to see original release! We’ve all had those difficult clients. “Give me insights on my ad campaign. Tell me where this lead came from. Show me where every penny of my money […]

Brand Marketing Is BS

Brand Marketing Is BSHere at McKay Advertising + Activation we believe that BRAND MARKETING IS BS (#BrandMktBS)! Okay, we know it’s out there, but hear us out for a minute. So you have a brand (Awesome! We love brands) and you are marketing your company logo on billboards, on TV, in print, business cards and […]

Do You Have An Abusive Agency Relationship?

Do You Have An Abusive Agency Relationship?Being in the digital media space since 2009, it has been very interesting to watch brand-client relationships in several aspects. The most shocking element is how similar some agency brand relationships are to abusive personal relationships. The definition of an abusive relationship is: “Relationship abuse is a pattern of […]

Digital Revolution Takes Hold of Newspaper Industry

Digital Advertising Revolution Takes Hold of Newspaper IndustryNAA Bids Farewell to Its National Ad Sales Company In a clear move to stay afloat in a digital-first world, the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) announced last Tuesday that it’s shuttering its national ad sales affiliate, the Newspaper National Network (NNN). This decision comes after CFO Robert […]

Is Branding Dead?

Is Branding Dead?Marketers want efficient media spend, so why does  TV have the lion’s share of advertising dollars in the US? Measuring a TV spot’s effectiveness is a little like a craps shoot, isn’t it? The runner-up in ad spend is online advertising, which is extremely effective at measurement and tracking. James Zhao writes that […]