Category: Blog

Influencer Marketing is Here to Stay

The influencer marketing industry has increased rapidly over the past few years. While some argue that the industry has become widely over saturated, influencer marketing is certainly here to stay. Influencer content is a form of testimonial advertising that establishes trust between the brand and consumer. Due to the changing behavior of consumers, influencer marketing

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Tampa Bay AMA Spotlight | Steve Kelley

Current Board Title: VP Membership Years on the Board: 9 months How did you originally get involved with the AMA and what was your path to joining the board? I was part of the membership committee for almost 12 months.  Based on my active participation and results I was asked if I would be interested

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AMA Tampa Bay “Marketer of the Year” Event

For third consecutive year, Tampa Bay’s American Marketing Association will be presenting its Marketer of the Year Awards. The MOY Awards aim to recognize and celebrate marketers within the Tampa Bay community that had outstanding campaigns throughout the previous year of 2017. Marketing is a very complex field that combines creativity, statistics, and strategic thinking.

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5 Ways to Differentiate Yourself in an Over-Saturated Blogging Environment

Blogging- a term that had been lightly used to describe a hobby in the past, has now become a legitimate, monetized business. Increasing user-friendly blogging sites and a digitally obsessed culture has created an over-saturated space for bloggers. While it’s never been easier to start a blog, standing out has become harder than ever. Individual

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Facebook Algorithm Change

Mark Zuckerberg’s Head Is On Fire (But Facebook Isn’t Dead)

Most of us have seen the doomsday articles about Facebook in the past few months and pictures of Mark Zuckerberg’s head on fire. What does this mean for us as marketers? “Something’s rotten in the state of Facebook.” “Something’s rotten in the state of Facebook.” (Shakespeare, anyone?) The drama surrounding Facebook’s newest algorithm change (explained

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Dali Museum "Dreams of Dali" virtual reality experience

‘Dreams of Dali’ virtual reality proves a real success

By Mike Stephenson Few think of museums as cutting edge, but when your institution is devoted to surrealist artist Salvador Dali you learn to open your mind to possibilities. “He really gives us permission to experiment,” said Kathy Greif, chief operating officer of the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg in a presentation Nov. 16 to

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The Truth About SEO – Debunking The Damaging Myths That Too Many Marketers Believe

Unfortunately, the SEO world is like the Wild West… many marketers who hire SEO “experts” are taken for a bumpy (and expensive) ride. (Yeehaw…no thanks!) SEO is cloaked in so much confusion that it’s easy for SEO firms, freelancers and developers to get away with doing poor SEO while still managing to collect money from

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Visual marketing and communications: Setting your plan in motion

By Mike Stephenson   More than 60 percent of marketers and small business owners say they plan to invest more in video marketing this year.  Visual marketing and communications are surging in importance as we’ve discussed in parts one and two of our series for AMA Tampa Bay. In our final installment, we’ll look at

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Visual marketing and communications: How to make photos and graphics

By Mike Stephenson With visual marketing and communications becoming dominant, more and more companies are focusing on the how to of incorporating visual content into their efforts to get their message out. “As we continue on in the next couple years, the need for visual storytelling is going to become greater …” Indiana University Health

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