Each time Facebook makes an update, there is a flurry of excitement. Ever since Facebook Timeline was announced at F8, its developers conference this past September, the digital world has anxiously waited to get their hands on the scrapbook-like feature, which is now (finally!) available for all individual user pages. This is not a blog post about how to set up Facebook Timeline or even on how users can get the most out of it–you can find a great blog on that here. Instead, we’re interested in how this feature will impact the online relationship between brands and their customers. […]
By Kimberly Giroux Vice President of Paid Media Having been recently released, the new Google Analytics system brings a sleeker design and advanced analytics reporting. The more intuitive navigation and release of site report data that was previously available only under beta makes this update a win for many in the online field. Let’s take a tour of the new features.
By Thomas Stern Senior Vice President Like most agencies, we’re continually asked what makes us different from our competitors in the digital marketing solutions space. Established with a heritage in search marketing, ZOG Media provides search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, website and mobile design/development, paid media marketing and digital strategy. The need for a digital marketing company can arise through many different projects and initiatives. Some of our clients approach us with the need for an individual project like a mobile site or search engine optimization; others are seeking a digital agency of record. When the fit is […]
By Greg Getner Senior Vice President, Strategy & Social Marketing Most people tend to think search engine optimization (SEO) is something you add to your website. A more integrated approach would be to view your website as merely one outcome of your SEO efforts. We call including SEO in the beginning and throughout web design, rather than as an afterthought, “baking search in.” When ZOG Digital was tasked with designing the Fiesta Bowl’s new website, we made sure to make SEO a priority by baking search in.
By Austin Lemme Executive Creative Director, Co-Founder The annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., part of the Bowl Championship Series, has been bringing college football fans to the Valley of the Sun for more than 40 years. In addition to the big game, the Fiesta Bowl also sponsors a multitude of statewide community events, ranging from youth football clinics to the Fiesta Bowl Block Party on New Year’s Eve. This year, ZOG Media was tasked with redesigning the Fiesta Bowl’s website, and we’re proud of the eye-catching, user-friendly new design.
By Kyle Clifford Director of Project Management Now that the holiday season is upon us, and fall is in the rear-view mirror, will you be at the finish line first or always a few paces behind the competition? As director of project management for ZOG Media, I’m constantly striving to balance a large client load to make sure each and every client gets maximum results from our team. Time management is a strategy we’re constantly refining at ZOG Media, and it’s a key tactic during the constant chaos the holiday season can bring, as well.
By Kimberly Giroux Vice President of Paid Media ZOG Media recently partnered with a third-party ad server for its paid media services clients. Third party ad servers are vital for accurate conversion tracking across multiple digital placements. Without a 3rd party ad server, your business runs the risk of attributing what was in reality one conversion to many placements claiming to be the referrer.
By Jason Squardo, Senior Vice President, Optimization In early November, Google announced an update to their algorithm that verified that the search engine would use social media to deliver search results that are both relevant and recent. The implications of this announcement should not be underestimated, with Google noting that the algorithm change will impact 35% of searches, which equates to about one result per page. The purpose of this blog is to make further sense of social media’s implication plus analyze and identify specific opportunities for us to take advantage of social media’s influence on search from a practical […]
By Jessica Frampton Associate Designer I’m sure you have been there before, discussing creative files via email with a faceless graphic designer that you were referred to by your sister’s friend’s cousin as he throws out obscure terms and sends you files that you can’t open without the proper software. Then, he scoffs when you ask why you can’t open it. Now, I, myself, am a graphic designer, so I can say this: Most designers think you’re dumb. It’s not that you actually are dumb, or even come across that way in an email exchange. It’s just that-for some reason […]
By Greg Getner Director of Strategy It isn’t everyday that you hear agencies exhort brands to Zogify their ZMOT. But at ZOG Media, that’s exactly what we’re doing, and after seeing the results we’ve generated, more and more brands are joining the Zogify movement. It begins by understanding Google’s so-called Zero Moment of Truth (or ZMOT). We were initially attracted to the ZMOT theory because first, at ZOG we love search (as many of you may know, prior to ZOG our founder and many members of the team founded the largest independent search agency in the USA), and also really […]