Visual marketing and communications: How to make photos and graphics

By Mike Stephenson With visual marketing and communications becoming dominant, more and more companies are focusing on the how to of incorporating visual content into their efforts to get their message out. “As we continue on in the next couple years, the need for visual storytelling is going to become greater …” Indiana University Health […]

Visual marketing and communication: It’s important to show your work

By Mike Stephenson Your Facebook feed is cluttered with photos, videos and graphics. Your attention constantly bounces from checking your Twitter feed to skimming your email to thumbing out a text-message reply. But what do you remember? What communication is breaking through? Increasingly, it’s visual marketing and communication. While studies show people remember 10 percent […]

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Microsoft® Event Recap: Tell Your Story Through Customer Experiences

By Erin Hardy. AMA Tampa Bay welcomed Miri Rodriguez (@MiriRod), Microsoft’s Delivery Development Lead in Social Media and Communities, as the guest speaker on Thursday, January 26. Approximately 100 attendees enjoyed Rodriguez’s expert insights on using social media to tell a brand’s story during the Chapter’s monthly Keynote luncheon. Go Back to Basics: Your Brand’s […]

How to do Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on Your Own & How to Know When to Outsource

x Misconceptions About SEO & How They Harm Our Businesses SEO is one of the most misunderstood types of digital marketing. Many business owners and general marketing practitioners believe it is too technical and complicated for a non-expert to do. As a result, they feel forced to pay large monthly retainers to have someone manage […]

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Uber & the Art of Marketing to Millennials

Why is marketing to millennials so important? Millennials, ages 19 to 35, are in the spotlight more than ever. They recently surpassed Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation and most companies are adjusting marketing strategies to build relationships with them. We’ve all heard our fair share of stereotypes about millennials, but successfully marketing to them […]

How Coca-Cola® Maintains Brand Loyalty in a Changing Environment

Coca-Cola® is an iconic global brand that has exemplified brand loyalty throughout its 125 year history of success. The brand has retained its popularity amidst economic downturns, changing consumption patterns, and increased concern over healthy eating and drinking habits. How has Coca-Cola® achieved this?  Christy Amador – Senior Communications Manager at Coca-Cola® will soon explain the answer to […]

Russ Klein Introduces 4 Marketing Practices to Give Your Strategy a Boost

As marketers, some of us have heard of design targeting, tension advertising, social currency, and integrated marketing. What do they mean? Why do they constitute best practice thinking? American Marketing Association’s CEO Russ Klein coined several of these terms based on his own empirical research, observation, and experience, and has been a pioneer of thought […]

Event Recap – IKEA’s Approach To Marketing Intelligence

AMA Tampa Bay welcomed Mary Lunghi, IKEA’s Market Intelligence Director, as its featured speaker at the Centre Club on April 21st. Ms. Lunghi provided the more than 100 attendees a look at how the global furniture company uses consumer research and analysis to shape its customer journey. IKEA’s beginning and why having an outside-in vs. […]

Member Spotlight: Ashley Carl

AMA Tampa Bay’s Member Spotlight: Ashley Carl, Executive Director of College Relations at Hillsborough Community College A monthly feature for our members to learn from the insight and experiences of other members Ashley, what is your professional background and current position? AC:  Previously served as a Special Assistant to the Orange County Mayor for Intergovernmental […]

Congratulations Marketer of the Year Winners!

Congratulations To The Winners! Pictures coming soon from this exciting event on March 23, 2016. Florida Hospital Tampa (Agency Partner Chappell Roberts) is awarded Marketer of the Year and winner of the Medical and Healthcare Marketing category!   Florida Hospital Tampa had an emergency room (ER) that was both physically and operationally dated. The physical space hindered the […]

Member Spotlight: Wes Strickland

AMA Tampa Bay’s Member Spotlight: Wes Strickland, Vice President of Marketing at Grow Financial Federal Credit Union A monthly feature for our members to learn from the insight and experiences of other members Wes, what is your professional background and current position? WS:  I’ve been in marketing for 26 years and enjoyed every role I’ve […]

The AMA Tampa Bay Winning Super Bowl Ad Is…..

AMA Tampa Bay members gathered to hear advertising expert Scott Sheinberg, Executive Vice President of 22squared, discuss Super Bowl Advertising. We watched 16 ads and voted on one winner. With many years of experience as a creative director, Scott educated all of us on what makes a good Super Bowl ad, and here are the main […]

Marketer of the Year, Application Guide

Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process Don’t Delay…Submit Today! Deadline is January 27!Almost a week until the application deadline. Not sure how to start? The Marketer of the Year (MOY) application process is simple and 100% online. It’s about the work and the results, not how fancy your application looks.  Here’s some advice from a […]