The 5ives: Why the Content-First Approach is Taking Over

As a consumer, would you say that most of the ads you are exposed to from day-to-day interrupt you, annoy you or are irrelevant to you? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. A poll from reveals that 58 percent of American consumers are annoyed by ads for products and services they don’t … Read More

Strategy: Content Planning Tweak Makes Room for Innovation

I’ve been noticing a “Content-First” trend with our 2015 campaigns. In its simplest form, here’s the traditional disciplined approach to marketing campaign planning: Step #1:  Research Your Audience Step #2:  Pick Your Channels to Reach That Audience, Allocate Investment Step #3:  Develop Your Content to Fit the Channels During a few of our 2015 collaborations … Read More

Client Spotlight: NDDOT Williston District

Absolute Marketing Group

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) works with Public Information Coordinators, or PICs, to provide public relations services to assist them with keeping the public informed about road construction in their area and to emphasize safety in construction zones. Absolute was hired this spring to assist NDDOT in their Williston District – the center … Read More

5ives: Vision Statements – Strategize then Realize

Writing a vision statement for your business might seem like a simple task. You understand your company’s values, the products and services it provides, even the business goals you want to achieve. However, articulating this information into one unique, concise statement can prove to be a daunting task. A good vision statement needs to accomplish … Read More

Vision Statements. Do We Need Them?

Since the early 1970s, vision statements have been used by corporations to try and communicate their direction. Now that it’s 2014, I’ve started to question whether vision statements are still relevant, and if businesses with them actually follow them in their day-to-day business? First, we’ll need to clarify what is a vision statement. For our … Read More

Kyle Richardson Hired as Marketing Advisor

Absolute Marketing Group has selected Kyle Richardson as a Marketing Advisor to expand their regional reach and add to the current team of expert strategists. Richardson has 24 years of experience in marketing, media and sales-related positions, including the last seven years as an area manager for MillerCoors. At Absolute, Richardson will be responsible for … Read More

5ives: Carving Out More Time for Content Marketing

Over the last five years, there’s been a lot of talk about Content Marketing, and as 2014 is fast approaching the actual implementation of this concept is gaining momentum with a greater consumer shift toward useful and convenient digital media. But even with all the buzz, do marketers really know what it means or, better … Read More

Content Marketing: The Future of 2014

With 2014 just around the corner, many trends have come to light to help marketers facilitate the use of various technologies and strategies. The New Year is already proving to be a big one, with hot topics ranging from the Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup to speculated product launches like the Apple TV set. … Read More