Uncertainty. It’s a term with which we all—as marketers, professionals and humans—have become intimately familiar. Whether it’s the overload of the figurative “In these uncertain times” or the many very real unknowns in every aspect of daily life, uncertainty has been the theme of 2020. And the marketing industry has the unique challenge of figuring out what to say about it to the wider world of businesses and customers. Recently, 90octane and our client partners at Oracle had the chance to speak at the virtual B2B Ignite USA conference and address those challenges directly.
Women’s History Month
This month we celebrated and honored the women at 90 who not only do so much for us, but for their friends and families too. Take a look at the notes of gratitude that have been shared throughout the month. Thank you Lindsay, for being a manager I can count on to not only keep […]
Trust in Change
It’s been a pretty wild ride. The last year has brought us all more challenges than we could have imagined. No news there. But underlying the pandemic and the socio-political unrest lies a deeper problem that had been forming long before the events of the last year. Put simply, we don’t know what (or who) […]
When Did Creative Become Content?
An article was published in January and it’s been living in our heads rent-free ever since. Other agencies have discussed it—and a video was even made about it—but none of that has stopped that headline from just sitting there, staring us in the face. “Majority of B2B advertising is ‘ineffective’” Ineffective? The bulk of the […]
Trust Starts with Truth – and Truth is Coming Back
Let’s face it, for several years truth has taken a beating in the political realm, and it’s spilled over into other aspects of our lives. Only the strongest faith in our peers could keep us from being skeptical about the words we hear from institutions… and even individuals. OK, rant over. Now the silver lining […]
Tips for Remote Hiring and Onboarding
If I were asked to describe my first month of work at 90octane, I’d simply say it’s been different. Different than starting other new jobs where I’d wake up in the morning to try on half a dozen outfits, try to shake off those first day jitters.
How Trust Can Help You Navigate the Now, and Plan for the Future
Uncertainty. It’s a term with which we all—as marketers, professionals and humans—have become intimately familiar. Whether it’s the overload of the figurative “In these uncertain times” or the many very real unknowns in every aspect of daily life, uncertainty has been the theme of 2020. And the marketing industry has the unique challenge of figuring […]
Analyzing vs. Reporting
High demand and intense competition drive businesses to work smarter and be more efficient. Being a data-driven organization enables companies to not only survive but also thrive—in order to do this you need to understand how to utilize the data.
Making Remote Work
When it comes to client collaboration, few things take you further than strategizing face-to-face. But we all know the story there, right? So this year, we got crafty with our clients at Oracle Customer Experience to structure and host our first-ever 100% remote annual planning session.
The (Critical) Spaces Between
So much of finding your own creative space is about finding the right headspace. In some ways, working remotely allows for easier mental breaks, or to get a needed change of scenery.
Cookies – Where to Next?
Planning ahead and putting the right partnerships in place now will be key to delivering value to clients later.
Look to the Cookie!
As Google and other tech giants begin to sunset the digital cookie, we’ll examine what the usefulness of cookies is in current marketing strategies and what the future will (or should) look like for companies looking to move beyond them.
Making Something Good, Then Making it Better
Collaboration, critique and iteration is critical to making something great as a team. Let’s take a look at how things have changed as our process moves into the review and execution phases.
90octane Honored Twice at BMA and AMA of Colorado Fourteener Awards
Events look a little different this year, and the recent Fourteener Awards were no exception. In lieu of the typical rousing party, BMA and AMA of Colorado hosted a virtual ceremony on May 7th
Group Thinking without the Group Think
Group brainstorms serve many purposes. They’re useful just to get all the people attached to a project into a room so everyone is clear on the brief and who will be tackling it.
Thinking Big in a World of Tiny Windows
The way ideation happens at 90 has changed, fast. Overnight, actually. We’re all in a new environment – coming up with ideas, concepts, solutions while our contact is limited to the little video windows into our home lives.
Rediscovering the Art of Listening
The spring of 2020 will likely come to be remembered as the dawn of the age of adaptation.
Building Trust in Times of Change
We’re all in this together. That’s what we’re supposed to say these days, right?
Marketing a Merger or Acquisition? Prove It
Imagine this: Your company is acquiring a high-flying startup in the same space, and the deal is closing in a month.
What the Work Taught Us in 2019
Experience is the best teacher. We’d like to take a break from Q1, look back at some of last year’s great work and reflect on what it taught us.
ABM vs. Lead Generation: Choosing a Strategy that Fits You
As a hybrid agency/consultancy, we like to help clients with the why as well as the how.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Change
Earlier this year, BB&T announced its merger with SunTrust.