What if we could bottle up the intangibly optimistic feeling that life is good? Instead of doubt or hesitation, self-assurance and unfiltered opportunities would be coursing through your veins. Ah, that’s right – liquid courage. A recent study, as reported in Fast Company, discovered that this mental relaxation of inhibiting, self-critical parts of the brain leads to an increase in the flow of performance. In other words, beer can help “creative insights arrive in your brain in nonlinear ways.” Yes, you read that correctly: drink beer and you might have better ideas. And who would know better about the creative […]
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 right for both us and our […]
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 marketing perspective. Three Major Signals Google identified […]
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 because as ZOGGERS, we tend to […]
It’s a chilly fall morning at a local coffee shop. In the corner sits a mother, searching on her laptop for the best preschool options for her toddler. Next to her, a businessman is using his iPhone to read user reviews about golf clubs. Across the room, a couple perusing Facebook makes plans to eat at a new restaurant after seeing a friend’s rave review. What do these experiences have in common? They are all Zero Moments of Truth, ZMOT for short, according to the genii over at Google who recently released a marketing e-book on the subject. ZMOTs are […]
You may have heard about the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest. I’ve been following the story and it made me wonder: Are we witnessing the next big movement of our time?” Now I’m not talking about a march-on-Washington, hold-hands-like-a-bunch-of-hippies-and-sing-kumbayah kind of social movement. I’m talking about the write-a-blog, post-a-video-and-change-the-world sort of social movement.