<![CDATA[Dixon Schwabl | The Slide]]> http://dixonschwabl.com/ Dixon Schwabl blog en Copyright 2020 2020-01-23T13:11:40-05:00 <![CDATA[20 Marketing Trends in 2020]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/marketing-trends https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/marketing-trends 12 . 17 . 19 – ,

Are marketers ready for 2020? We better be! Let’s explore 20 marketing trends for 2020—some you can apply and some you just need to be aware of.

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<![CDATA[Spotify Nails Content Marketing with Wrapped]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/spotify-wrapped-content-marketing https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/spotify-wrapped-content-marketing 12 . 05 . 19 – ,

The music-streaming service Spotify owns December with Wrapped”—a nearly perfect content marketing play.

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<![CDATA[Top Holiday Campaigns in 2019]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/top-holiday-campaigns-in-2019 https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/top-holiday-campaigns-in-2019 12 . 03 . 19 – ,

With holiday spending on the rise, our creative leadership looked at their favorite campaigns of the season.

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<![CDATA[Website Accessibility Helps You and Your Visitor]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/website-accessibility-things-to-know https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/website-accessibility-things-to-know 11 . 26 . 19 – ,

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26% of the US population has some form of disability. That’s a sizable market with discretionary funds, as well as a community of people who should not be marginalized. Unfortunately, for those living with a disability, many online businesses still prove too difficult to successfully navigate.

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<![CDATA[The Benefits of Headless CMS]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/the-benefits-of-headless-cms https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/the-benefits-of-headless-cms 10 . 30 . 19 – ,

Have you heard of the headless CMS? It sounds like a legendary creature that strikes fear into the hearts of web developers everywhere! But fear not, because we’ve learned that once you get to know the headless CMS, you’ll find it’s a really great way to build a website.

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<![CDATA[The Rise of Digital Advertising]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/the-rise-of-digital-advertising https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/the-rise-of-digital-advertising 10 . 24 . 19 – ,

The trend toward digital advertising is causing a cosmic shift in marketing because in the digital realm, consumers are—for the most part—in charge of what they see, hear and interact with.

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<![CDATA[Getting Crafty at the Dot All Conference]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/getting-crafty-at-the-dot-all-conference https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/getting-crafty-at-the-dot-all-conference 10 . 17 . 19 – ,

The world of web is ever-changing, and it can be tough to keep up. The rise of Squarespace, Weebly and Wix has turned everyone into self-proclaimed junior developers, but when our favorite CMS made promises of senior-level coding seminars and Javascript goldmines, Will Browar and I dove in faster than you can spell HTML.

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<![CDATA[Social Media Should Be Fun]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/social-media-should-be-fun https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/social-media-should-be-fun 10 . 15 . 19 – ,

In the world of international soccer, AS Roma looms large. As the only team in Rome that matters (Laziale need not apply), they bring a passionate fanbase and a skilled squad to the pitch year in and year out. With a storied history, you’d think their social media presence would operate under an equally esteemed brand voice. 

But that’s where you’d be wrong. 

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<![CDATA["El Camino" Curiosity Gap]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/the-el-camino-curiosity-gap https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/the-el-camino-curiosity-gap 09 . 10 . 19 – Andrew Knoblauch, Content Marketing

Building curiosity is one of the best ways to capture and keep your audience’s attention—and the new El Camino trailer from Netflix used the curiosity gap to perfection.

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<![CDATA[How Customer-Obsessed Are You?]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/how-customer-obsessed-are-you https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/how-customer-obsessed-are-you 08 . 30 . 19 – ,

If your answer is a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale, you’re in good company with Amazon and Netflix, two businesses that have transformed whole industries by learning from (not just listening to) the customer.

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<![CDATA[Stop Saying the B Word: Killing the E-Blast]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/stop-staying-the-b-word-why-the-email-blast-is-bad https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/stop-staying-the-b-word-why-the-email-blast-is-bad 08 . 27 . 19 – ,

I’ve come to love how emails connect people and brands, embrace creativity and share some relevant information, too. So I’m telling you, stop with the blast mentality.

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<![CDATA[It's the Story, Stupid]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/its-the-story-stupid https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/its-the-story-stupid 08 . 14 . 19 – ,

Feeling like your marketing efforts are a little behind the times? Yes, technology continues to change the way companies reach customers, but it doesn’t change the one basic principle of successful marketing: Unless you have a compelling story to tell, you’ve lost before you start.

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<![CDATA[10 Years, 4 Important Causes]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/10-years-4-causes https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/10-years-4-causes 06 . 20 . 19 – ,

10 years ago, we were helping a friend and colleague manage her job while she was fighting cancer. We were dividing and conquering her work while she underwent her treatment. We were busy making plans for team coverage while she was undergoing chemo. It hardly seems possible so much time has transpired since. 

When Jane passed away in September 2009, she asked her Dixon Schwabl family not to forget her. It was a big worry burning in her mind. But she didn’t need to fret, for she was unforgettable.

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<![CDATA[Four Elements of Crisis Relief]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/how-to-manage-public-relations-crisis https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/how-to-manage-public-relations-crisis 06 . 10 . 19 – ,

Unexpected, uncontrollable, with the brute strength to leave a path of mass destruction. No, we’re not talking about hurricane season. Heck, we’re not even talking about individual hurricanes.

The storm that catches most brands off guard is a public relations crisis.

But if handled correctly, your brand can weather the storm with ease. It’s about controlling the crisis management life cycle.

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<![CDATA[These Aren't the Words You're Looking For]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/these-arent-words-youre-looking-for https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/these-arent-words-youre-looking-for 04 . 09 . 19 – ,

A group of DS-ers has been tasked with looking at ways to bring diversity and understanding not just into our building, but into our work. And the words we choose—and choose to edit out—play a big part in that.

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<![CDATA[Breaking Barriers for Untapped Talent]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/the-need-for-diversity https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/the-need-for-diversity 04 . 02 . 19 – ,

Finding a creative job in advertising isn’t easy. And for talented people of color, it’s even more challenging. The time is beyond overdue to open the door—even wider if necessary—for those who’ve been unconsidered and overlooked for way too long. 

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<![CDATA[A Pre-Game Pep Talk for Marketers]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/pre-game-speech-marketing-advice https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/pre-game-speech-marketing-advice 03 . 28 . 19 – ,

With March Madness in the air, we wanted to give a pre-game pep talk to marketers everywhere.

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<![CDATA[12 Ways to Write Better Email Subject Lines]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/email-marketing-subject-line-writing-tips https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/email-marketing-subject-line-writing-tips 03 . 19 . 19 – Nicole Dominguez

There are a few things you can do to increase your email open rates—and it all starts with the right subject line. According to marketing software giant Hubspot, 35% of readers open an email based on how the subject line sounds.

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<![CDATA[Game of Thrones Season 7: Too Unbelievable?]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/game-of-thrones-content-gaps https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/game-of-thrones-content-gaps 03 . 17 . 19 – ,

In content marketing, believable storytelling is essential for a brand to create a strong sense of trust with its audience.

Sadly for Game of Thrones, this approach didn’t hold up in last year’s penultimate Season 7. Each episode’s content just had too many gaps for Thrones to maintain its tight bond with diehard fans—which is a major concern heading into the pop-culture phenomenon’s final season this April.

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<![CDATA[5 Game of Thrones Characters Who Need a Publicist]]>https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/game-of-thrones-characters-public-relations-help https://dixonschwabl.com/blog/game-of-thrones-characters-public-relations-help 03 . 14 . 19 – ,

Game of Thrones is the most popular television show of all time, but many of its characters are misunderstood. Perhaps they should invest in better publicists?

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