There was once a man who refused to give up smoking until it was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that smoking caused disease.
He didn’t live long enough to see the proof.
Today, there are direct (digital, mobile, SAAS, subscription, e-commerce, club…) marketers who refuse to improve their marketing success with an insight-driven multi-channel strategy until the perfect attribution model has been developed.
Every day, another one is buried by a marketer with a more reasonable measure of proof.
Is overall marketing efficiency your ultimate measure? Is making one dollar of marketing spend return two or three or four times as many customers your objective?
If so, you are an optimizer.
If you prefer perfectly attributable though small gains in discrete channels, then you’re an incrementalist.
Optimizers eat incrementalists for lunch.
Sometimes, in very big places, incrementalists work in the middle of a pyramid with optimizers at the top. Even so, they can only swim so far up before they hit a ceiling. Too late, they find that the open market is not a very friendly place for an incrementalist.
Why do incrementalists do it to themselves? Is it because they are trading upside for certainty? Is being sure more valuable to them than being successful? Is being right worth more to them than results?
Or did they just swallow a less intelligent idea of what it is a marketer is supposed to do?
Well … enough musing about the incrementalists, much as I would like to convert as many of them as possible to a life of success beyond explanation.
We are for the optimizers.
We build brands in order to help companies grow.
The old style divisions between paid and unpaid media, above and below the line, and seemingly infinite silos all end here. Everything we do is “advertising.” We make businesses and brands grow, and we drive the conversation that drives people to our clients’ worlds. Advertising. We love it.
Throughout our 15-year history, and for ages before the word became a cliché, we’ve been noted for our ability to create “buzz,” or extended excitement, presence and word-of-mouth regarding a product or brand. This is the kind of advertising you don’t pay for: it’s based on people’s inherent need to share information because doing so makes them feel validated, inspired and unified.
Certain people naturally function as brand advocates, and our job is to inspire and guide these “influentials.” At DIGO, this responsibility doesn’t fall to one department or specialty—it’s a company-wide mission that will be the goal of everyone on your team.
DIGO’s buzz and social marketing services include:
- Social Marketing Audit
- Social Marketing Kick Start
- Social Media Planning
- Social Media Integration
- Social World Mapping
- Brand Buzz Monitoring
- Metrics & Analytics
- Content Creation
- Multiplatform Technology & Development
Take a look through our full design showcase here.
Which touch point of your brand does your customer encounter first? A name, a sound, a color? They’re all part of your brand identity. Good design is the brand made tangible: it’s bought, sold, eaten, worn, heard, held. DIGO offers all the disciplines required to launch, relaunch and strengthen brands, including naming, logo design, collateral design, 3-D and environmental design, service design, product and packaging design, and fully implementable, media-ready, corporate identity system design.
Digital isn’t a department or a discipline. It’s not a wall that keeps technologists in and the rest of us out. It’s simply the reality of the communications marketplace. We plan and create within this medium with one single goal: to create meaningful interactions.
DIGO’s digital services include:
- Digital Advertising
- Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Display Banners
- Landing Pages
- Website Design & Development
- Innovative Platforms
- Content Development
- Social Media
To us, direct marketing is the design discipline that is obsessed with stimulating action. Our on-site direct experience goes back decades and includes some of the most successful campaigns in recent direct marketing history.
Two forces drive the marketing successes of the future: the data/technology revolution and the need for brands to serve as the guideposts of meaning in an increasingly complex and segmented world. We stay at the forefront of these trends by serving clients who have the need and the vision to innovate and lead. Our founder is a direct marketer, and the disciplines of direct marketing infuse everything we do. We live and die by results.
We succeed when we deliver results for our clients. With this approach, we believe that every employee at DIGO is part of the direct marketing team, as is every client.
DIGO’s direct services include:
- Testing Strategies
- Direct Media
- Analytics & Reporting
- Integrated Campaigns
- Direct Creative in All Media
Proove(sm) powers brand-driven growth with accountable media planning and buying. Led by digital media pioneer Adam Lutz, who has successfully deployed hundreds of millions of media dollars for top advertisers, we seek tangible business results in everything we recommend. Key performance metrics are focused on engagement of the right audiences in most cost-effective ways. The latest technology and offerings provide our clients the most efficient and strategic media plans and buys.And we are first in line to learn about the latest innovations, technology and data to help drive our clients business, driving the standard of proof into pioneering territory such as social, mobile, owned and earned media.