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Facebook's Advertising Algorithm is Discriminatory

Is it discriminatory to target digital ads based on a person's gender, age, or income? The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development says, "yes." Here's how Facebook's ads discriminate against protected classes.  

Kim Kardashian’s KIMONO is an Outrage Marketing Masterpiece

Kim Kardashian announced her new shapewear brand, KIMONO Solutionwear, and in the process infuriated entire countries, captured news headlines, and has the whole media world’s attention before launching her official brand name.  

From Outrage to Advocate: American Airlines' LGBTQ Marketing

Outrage marketing is a viral marketing tactic that capitalizes on the shock, anger, or indignation of consumers, whether intentional or unintentional, to gain awareness and win public favor.  

Dream Crazy: The NFL's Outrage Became Nike's Marketing Advantage

When big brands experiment with outrage, it's like a mad scientist combining chemicals in the laboratory - mixing marketing with provocation produces explosive brand breakthroughs at the risk of creating a mess of negative publicity.  

Outrage Marketing is More Than Publicity Stunts & Marketing Pranks

Publicity stunts and viral marketing pranks – forms of outrage marketing – share a similar goal, but their executions are subtly different.  

How IHOP Used Outrage Marketing to Increase Burger Sales 400%

In the first day IHOP recorded 614,000 tweets, in the first ten days there were over 2.1 million social media conversations, and in the first three weeks they sold 400% more burgers. Why was IHOP so successful?     What is Outrage Marketing? Outrage ...

Brand to Brand Combat: What’s at Stake When Brands Go to War

Who doesn't love a good rivalry? From the Red Sox vs. the Yankees or Star Wars against Star Trek, it's fun to join in with some good-natured ribbing towards those on the opposing team.  

Outrage – The new viral marketing strategy

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” ~ John Lydgate “There’s a sucker born every minute.” ~ P.T. Barnum

Digital Advertisers Have Gotten Lazy

Before advertising platforms like Facebook and Google had these sophisticated targeting tools, you had to write excellent copy, come up with a creative idea, and select the ad placement incredibly well to get people's attention.  

Top 5 SEO Trends (Updated for 2019)

Here is the authoritative guide on 2019 SEO trends and 3 ingenious SEO hacks to elevate your digital marketing, earn more leads, and win more business.  

Sensation Transference: Why Creating a Positive Brand Experience Isn't One Dimensional

Have you ever heard the term ‘sensation transference’? Neither had I until I read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Blink. Though you may not have heard the term, you actually experience this phenomenon every day.    

Is the Golden Age of Digital Advertising Dead?

Recently, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a lawsuit against Facebook stating that their ad delivery algorithm discriminates against protected classes such as race, gender, etc.  

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