This Is Who We Are Now: Navigating Angry Audiences

This Is Who We Are Now: Navigating Angry Audiences

Earlier this week, Jen sent me an article about McDonald’s relenting to rabid ‘Rick and Morty’ fans. You’ve probably heard the story by now. If not, The Ringer provides good backstory/context of what happened. Check it out and come back. The tl:dr version is McDonald’s ran a super-limited ‘Rick and Morty’-inspired Szechuan Sauce promotion, only it severely underestimated the demand, and people went ballistic when they couldn’t get their hands on the spicy sauce. They didn’t go I-have-some-feelings-about-this mad, they went rioting-in-the-streets mad. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you missed:…

Overit Takes Top Honors at The Drum Search Awards USA

Overit Takes Top Honors at The Drum Search Awards USA

It was an unusually warm  September 20th in NYC. But for anyone in the search industry the hottest place to be was The Edison Ballroom for The Drum Search Awards USA. The room was filled with some of the brightest stars in the search industry. Revered veterans and industry pioneers sat alongside exciting up-and-comers. To quote Purna Vijiri, chairperson and judge, for The Drum Search Awards USA, “There has never been a better time to work in search.” The competition ran the gamut. Finalists included agencies from around the country,…

5 Things I Learned From Media Relations: What Modern Marketers Need to Know

5 Things I Learned From Media Relations: What Modern Marketers Need to Know

Last week Overit hosted Media Relations: What Modern Marketers Need to Know, a panel discussion featuring notable editors from the region: David Howard King, The Alt Judy Patrick, The Daily Gazette Greg Dahlmann, All Over Albany Sarah Ruane, Spectrum News We invited these professionals because we’ve come to have great relationships with them from pitching our clients’ stories, to actually bringing some of them on as clients themselves. And while the panel discussion offered numerous tips about working with the press, at the core of their advice this theme: to…

What The Dark Knight Teaches Us About Marketing

What The Dark Knight Teaches Us About Marketing

This month, during a recent Lunch & Learn for the Overit team, I had a chance to speak about two of my passions: marketing and The Dark Knight. Specifically, the marketing lessons we can derive from the film and how we can apply them in the field. I know it sounds like a stretch, but hear me out… (WARNING: Spoilers ahead!) As a fan of Batman, the character, I obsess over The Dark Knight and find that every time I watch the film I’m able to pick up something I…

5 Digital Marketing Strategies Retailers Should be Using

5 Digital Marketing Strategies Retailers Should be Using

For many of us, shopping is a pastime that’s as American as baseball and apple pie. But that pastime is undergoing an evolution. The ways that we shop have changed drastically in the last decade and some retailers are suffering while others are thriving. For many, the difference centers on the ability to adapt to the rise of digital access and opportunity. On August 16, Overit held a panel in conjunction with the Google Partners Connect: Retail event. The panel featured speakers including Teah Teriele, Death Wish Coffee Company; Max…

The Power of Video: Lessons from Overit’s Panel Discussion

The Power of Video: Lessons from Overit’s Panel Discussion

Those of us born within the last 70 years, we grew up watching television, commercials, TV shows, and movies. We remember the cheesy classic ‘80s commercials for Doublemint Gum encouraging us to “double your pleasure, double your fun!” They stuck with us for years, and we still get nostalgic thinking about them. via GIPHY Video, as an art form, has evolved drastically since those early commercials. The accessibility of tools to create video has become much greater, with tools now more affordable and more available than ever before. This has…

Sales 201: Keeping Relationships Alive Beyond the Face-to-Face

Sales 201: Keeping Relationships Alive Beyond the Face-to-Face

Any salesperson worth his or her salt will tell you – face-to-face interaction builds relationships. But how much of your face is there to go around? Your face doesn’t scale, so how can you continue to nurture relationships beyond the face-to-face?  I’m on my way home from SEMICON West 2017, stuck in the Detroit airport on a combined 11-hour layover, delay and cancelled flight. Trapped here with nowhere to go, this seems like a pretty good time to reflect on the events of the past week and what I’ve learned….

How Automated Marketing Is Helping Authors Generate Sales

How Automated Marketing Is Helping Authors Generate Sales

I was going to be an author when I grew up. There was a whole plan. I’d write my memoir at 27, sipping a latte and staring at some piece of beautiful scenery. It sounded like a nice gig. What I didn’t think about, and what I think many real-life authors don’t think about, is what I would do after I penned my great work. How would I build buzz for my book? How would I tell people when my book was ready? How would I create a relationship with…

How Video Can Compel Action for Advocacy Campaigns

How Video Can Compel Action for Advocacy Campaigns

My favorite projects to account manage are videos that in some way improve the world. This use of video is called video advocacy, and the promotion of these videos is both effective and resonates with audiences. Video is one of the most creative means to drive a viewer to action. Changing and improving the world is a lofty goal, but many of Overit’s clients use video in exactly this way- to engage, empower, and drive a conversation and specific outcomes. Video is “beneficial for advocacy campaigns because they are a…

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