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Cannes Lions 2018: The Campaigns for Change

Cannes Lions 2018: The Campaigns for Change

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 by Courtney Bateson

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world’s biggest event for the creative, marketing, entertainment, design and tech industries. Held every year in the South of France, the five-day festival includes talks, workshops, networking events, classes and also incorporates the awarding of the ‘Lions Awards’. The Lions are the most prestigious and established awards in the creative and marketing communications industries – a trophy is the ultimate achievement and puts winners among the world’s elite.

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Taking A Stand As A Brand: The Corporate Role In The Social World

Taking A Stand As A Brand: The Corporate Role In The Social World

Posted on May 02, 2018 by Natalie Matthews

Feeling like the corporate world is becoming the political world? Every action we take and every move we make may be judged as a reflection of our beliefs and values. Day to day, we are contemplating the balance between our desire for better practices and policies for the good of society and our habits of mass consumerism. Is there a way to achieve a complementary system where companies serve as soapboxes for social change and buyers are not forced into a structure of commerce based on ethics?

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7 Tips for Marketing to Millennials

7 Tips for Marketing to Millennials

Posted on Mar 14, 2018 by Courtney Bateson

Marketing to Millennials all starts with understanding them as a consumer demographic. Millennials, also known as generation Y, consist of those who were born between the early 1980’s and early 2000’s. They are heavily influenced by digital technology, the information revolution, globalization and social media.

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International Women’s Day: 5 Inspiring Female-Founded Brands

International Women’s Day: 5 Inspiring Female-Founded Brands

Posted on Mar 08, 2018 by Courtney Bateson

Today is #InternationalWomensDay, a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. In honor of this, we have compiled a list of inspiring, female-built brands that are changing the game. We recommend having Destiny’s Child or Rihanna playing in the background as you read.

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The Gift of Giving: Corporate Social Responsibility’s Effect on Branding Strategy

The Gift of Giving: Corporate Social Responsibility’s Effect on Branding Strategy

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by Natalie Matthews

This year, we saw a one-minute Super Bowl spot from Toyota featuring a Paralympic athlete and the journey she took to increase her chances of winning a gold medal. Heartwarming and inspiring—no cars were featured in the ad, which promoted the phrase, “When we’re free to move, anything is possible.” So what does this say about what we value as consumers? Are features and benefits our main concern? The fact is, in a world with so much variety, availability, and interconnected commerce, we subscribe to the brands we choose to invest loyalty in, not the products we choose to buy.

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Meet Natalie, The New Kid on The Block

Meet Natalie, The New Kid on The Block

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 by Natalie Matthews

Hi! My name is Natalie Matthews and I am ecstatic to begin as the new social media and marketing intern at HMG Creative, this semester. Born and raised in Clear Lake, Texas, I have enjoyed dancing competitively for twelve years with my older sister and traveling alongside the rest of our family in our free time. I am an avid cooking show viewer, occasional chef for one and dedicated consumer of all things sweet. You can often find me making my way around Town Lake while listening to some of my favorite artists, ranging from Frank Sinatra to Katy Perry. I am passionate about empowerment, the alleviation of poverty, education and positive living.

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