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October 15, 2014

The Problem with Championing Individuality

When we think about success and growth within a community or organization, two groups stand out to me most: Individualism, which is defined as the “moral stance, political philosophy, ideology or social outlook that emphasizes the moral worth of the individual” and conformism, or collectivism, which is “an ideology that emphasizes the interdependence of every human”.

Working in digital, we hear buzzwords like “innovator”, “visionary”, “revolutionary” and “thought leader”, and we think those words represent the best qualities in people who have made or will make a difference in this world. We tend to consider those who are considered original, extreme, no-nonsense and bold as the leaders who stand out most to us in our fields, right?

October 9, 2014

The Fallacy of the Funnel: How to Leverage the New Buyer Journey

If you were to play buzzword bingo at a marketing conference this year, “the funnel” would be a guaranteed get.

It’s a buzzword now, but the concept of a buyer funnel is not new. Back in 1898, a man named E. St. Elmo Lewis was credited (though not definitively) to have developed the first idea of a purchase funnel.  He defined the stages of the buying funnel as follows:

October 6, 2014

What's New in SEO

Search engines are constantly making improvements to ensure users are met with quality results. As algorithms are updated, ranking factors change, and guidelines become revised, it’s imperative that SEOs stay apprised of these changes. As we transition from summer to fall, there have been significant updates; so we’re recapping the major changes for you to stay on the top of the latest SEO happenings!

October 1, 2014

What's New in Digital Paid Media

It’s officially Fall, which means one thing for Paid Media professionals: holiday strategy planning. If you haven’t gotten there yet, don’t worry! In addition to major platform updates, this month’s post is full of guides, articles, and research to start you on your way to a successful holiday season.

September 25, 2014

How Designers Can Keep Developers Happy

The relationship between designer and developer is critical at an agency like Nebo. We’re out to do a lot more than build things that look pretty. Our projects need to tell brand stories, solve users’ problems, and function like a well-oiled machine. Creating great experiences for our clients and their users is a complex process that involves a lot of hard work from a lot of talented people.

Think about the way an architect and a builder work together. Without either, there can be no finished structure, and though both share the end goal of delivering something beautiful, that doesn’t mean there won’t sometimes be miscommunication along the way.