Today’s data shows traditional TV viewing is still king; however, year-over-year we continue to see growth of households streaming video via TV-connected devices, such as Apple TV, Roku and game consoles, to name a few. This contributes to the idea that more and more people are doing away with the traditional cable/satellite services due to cost and negative experiences.Read More
Being surrounded and supported by independent, hard-working and well-rounded women has been instrumental for me in my career and my life. My grandmothers were smart businesswomen. My mom worked important jobs inside and outside of the home. My sister was a small business owner. My close group of friends have all excelled in different careers. And I’ve had the privilege of working alongside female colleagues and bosses who’ve provided wisdom and guidance. So when I joined Borshoff, led by the visionary Myra Borshoff, it was a natural fit for me. Of note, I’ve also had several influential men who’ve helped along the way, but working for and now helping lead—with three savvy partners—a women-owned business (WBE) has been the most rewarding part of my professional career.Read More
What were you doing in 1984? Maybe you were tuned into Jeopardy, watching Alex Trebek make his debut appearance. Or rocking out to “When Doves Cry” by Prince, dancing to Footloose, smiling at Sixteen Candles or getting goosebumps at Ghostbusters. Perhaps you were watching history unfold with the launch of the space shuttle Discovery or the second presidential win of Ronald Reagan, who earned 525 electoral votes, the most ever in history. And then there was the legendary Super Bowl ad where Apple introduced the Macintosh based on Orwell’s 1984. Maybe you were in kindergarten, high school or college (like me). Maybe you weren’t even born yet!Read More
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We often talk with clients about the importance of making time to reconnect and realign with their team and company’s mission and values – which is why we take our own advice and plan a retreat for Shoffers every year. For our 2019 retreat last week, we invited Todd Henry to share his words of wisdom. Todd is a speaker, published author and founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy.
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There are many talented young professionals entering our industry, and we were lucky to have two of the best—Aspen Schopp and Brenna Finlay—join us this spring as interns. Throughout their internships, they explored working at a full-service PR and advertising agency and prepared for a professional communications career while contributing to real agency and client work. Before our time with Aspen came to a close, we asked her to share some key learnings about what a strong intern program looks like and how interns can best contribute at an agency.
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Does your marketing sell the advantages of working with your regional bank or credit union? Or does it reinforce negative stereotypes that prevent people from doing business with you?
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You think you need a website that does a million things. You need it to warehouse every piece of information about your company while making each department and function feels like it’s given equal time and attention. Most importantly, you need it built fast.
Unless you don’t.
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Consumers have been banking online for more than 20 years, yet they regularly face outdated technical infrastructures. That frustrates users who expect an exceptional customer experience with their online bank.
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When it comes to banking, consumers want a frictionless experience, so it’s no wonder financial technology (FinTech) has pulled market share from regional banks. The majority of FinTech users are millennials, and regional banks can win these customers—some of whom have never opened an account with a legacy bank—with a combination of compelling marketing messages and technology investments.