man wearing headphones

Podcasts are continuing to grow in popularity with more and more active subscribers and listeners. According to MarketingProfs, nearly 30% of Americans now listen to at least one podcast on a regular basis, and more than 70 million people actively look for engaging podcast content.1 Podcast advertising presents some unique opportunities for your brand to…

Read More
Hunter reading sms marketing while hunting on a mountain.

SMS Mobile Marketing Statistics & Text Marketing Best Practices Text message marketing, or SMS marketing, has been becoming more and more popular due to its effectiveness. SMS marketing is short for short message service marketing and is a marketing tactic that uses permission-based text messaging to communicate promotional messages straight to the mobile devices of…

Read More
young man in forest holding phone

As social media continues to evolve, so does the challenge of producing organic content that performs well on social platforms. For the last year or so, the leading social platform, Facebook, has been making updates to its algorithms in an effort to better facilitate closer connections with family and friends. They are also working to…

Read More
Hunter with harvested turkey.

There are very few things that get my heart beating faster than sounding off a turkey call just before daylight and hearing the thunderous bellow of a gobble echo through the woods in response. Missouri spring turkey season recently came to a close and I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time…

Read More
Man in a Barn Researching a Brand on Linkedin.

LinkedIn has steadily grown since the platform launched in 2003 and has evolved into much more than a place to simply “find a job.” Today, LinkedIn has over 610 million active users around the world.1 It is a platform for people and businesses to connect, network and communicate. LinkedIn has evolved into much more than…

Read More
Man Reading Magazine

New marketing technologies and opportunities often result in a shift in marketing investments. Unfortunately, it seems that traditional PR has drawn the short straw in some cases, as it seems that fewer brands are employing the trusted and proven Public Relations strategy. With the continuous revolving door of the digital world today, we’ve seen digital…

Read More
man wearing watch in field

We’ve recently attended a few trade shows for the industries in which we work. One of note was the SHOT Show in Vegas. SHOT is an acronym for the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show. It’s the biggest dealer and distributor show in the Outdoor industry. With approximately 12 miles of exhibits, we had the…

Read More
Behind the scenes look at Influencer marketing video

Influencer marketing is a form of marketing that focuses on creating strategic messages and delivering those messages to individuals that have influence over your target audience. An influencer can be a blogger, YouTuber, Instagrammer, journalist, a popular forum personality or even a retail sales associate. Rather than the more traditional marketing approach of communicating directly…

Read More
Content Marketing Long-from vs Short-form

Content Marketing continues to grow in importance and it continues to gain larger and larger portions of the marketing resource pie, and for good reason–it works. In a recent Content Marketing Institute podcast, Content Marketing pros Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose go as far as to suggest that within 10 years, Content Marketing will lose…

Read More
Creating Great Content Graphic

Content marketing is a great way to drive quality traffic to your website, build brand recognition and awareness and position your company as a thought leader and industry expert. It’s a tried and true, proven marketing strategy that continues to grow in relevance for B2B and B2C companies. Why You Need to Create Great Content…

Read More
it's all about relationships clouds

In this day of digital, it seems like everything we touch as marketers has some form of digital component. Public Relations is no exception. Today’s successful public relations programs have to include digital elements to be effective. With daily advancements in technology and digital media outlets rapidly expanding, a person could reasonably ask, “Is traditional…

Read More
A Man Working on a Strategic Marketing Plan

Planning is a vital component of a successful marketing program. A strategic marketing plan that’s executed well can drive growth for your company. It can help your company achieve a higher level of brand awareness, increase sales and revenues and take valuable market share from your competition. Time and budget are two of the biggest…

Read More
This above all: to thine own self be true

Niche marketing is the concentrated marketing effort to a unique and specific segment of customers. Often parts of larger, more broad customer groups, niche markets have a unique set of demographics and/or product or service needs and desires. The practice of niche marketing can have several benefits to your advertising program. The more targeted your…

Read More
Using Snapchat for Business - Social Media App List

Is Snapchat Right For My Business? Snapchat is becoming more and more popular. It’s a common social media platform with the millennial demographic and the older side of the next Generation Z. There’s no denying its popularity or that it will likely be around and a player in the social media world for some time.…

Read More
hands using phones and laptops

Recently a couple members of the Callis crew attended an AMI (Agency Management Institute) Digital Summit. AMI is a management consulting firm that specializes in helping marketing agencies like us take their performance to the next level—and keep improving. The Digital Summit is an interactive workshop where digital teams come together to learn about new…

Read More
phones with social media applications

At the beginning of the year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly announced that Facebook would be making big changes throughout 2018. The overarching goal is to make Facebook more about personal, meaningful interactions between people. While this is a worthy goal, it does pose significant challenges for anyone using the platform for marketing. It also…

Read More
people using a laptop

Take a moment to reminisce on the year 1988, thirty years ago–George H. W. Bush is elected president, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, the cost of a Super Bowl ad is $600,000, …. and Google wouldn’t be founded for another ten years. Going online to obtain a marketing certificate was unheard of.…

Read More
Customer purchasing an item on a tablet

Effective marketing is about relevance. The better we can respond to and fulfill the needs of our customers and potential customers, the more effective we will be in driving them to act and make a purchase. Why Customers Buy What They Buy Today, consumers must wade through an avalanche of emails, web pages, social media…

Read More
3 tips to step up media relations

Folks it’s here – tradeshow season. For those of us working in the Outdoor industry, planning for SHOT Show, ATA and the agriculture shows is well underway. Tradeshows provide a great opportunity to build relationships with the media, just as you would with your customers and buyers. As you know, your company is way more…

Read More
drinks in the sand

Wait…what? You may be asking yourselves, “Did I read this title correctly?” Yes, you did. Corona said it perfectly in their popular marketing campaign “Find your beach.” Corona suggests finding your place where you can unwind and rest your mind, and finding your place where you can detach from the busy and stressful world we…

Read More