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Organizational Culture: Not Just a Buzzword

“Organizational culture” is a buzzword that I used to be skeptical of, particularly in relation to agency management. In the dog-eat-dog world of advertising, it just seemed too squishy. Why not let hard data (like billing projections and balance statements)…
Boelter + Lincoln, Blog, Influencer-Marketing, Public Relations

Evaluating Influencer Marketing Proposals

The rise of social media has altered literally every facet of marketing communications, and perhaps none as much as public relations.  Like many long-time PR professionals, I’ve slowly come to grips with the changing rules of the media relations game…
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AN EXPANDING UNIVERSE: Augmented Reality and B2B

Last week’s blog looked at the meteoric rise in the use of virtual reality (VR) apps by consumer marketers, particularly in highly discretionary, visually driven segments like tourism. This week, we’ll look at the use of a similar technology, augmented…
Boelter + Lincoln, Blog, Snapchat, Marketing

New thoughts on Snapchat (an open letter)

Dear skeptical, grizzled, Boomer marketing professional, Does the mere mention of “Snapchat” make the hair on the back of your neck stand up? Yeah, well…me too. I’m afraid we’re both going to have to get over it.    I know…
Boelter + Lincoln, Oculto, Blog, Beer

Oculto: Great Idea or Gimmick?

You’ve gotta love the irony. On Friday, March 13th, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch (whose Super Bowl ad skewered esoteric craft beers) introduced its newest product, Oculto – which, IMHO, seems pretty darned esoteric. A tequila-flavored brew, Oculto is infused with blue…