BOLD Marketing We Admire


  You may have noticed that at ODEA we live and breathe bold. But what does bold really mean? We’ve each picked out an example of marketing out in the world that we find bold. As you’ll see, bold can take on many forms – from web design, to messaging to technology. What does bold mean to you? Patty’s pick… General Electric Website Why is it bold? “Because it makes life simple for the user. Since GE sells everything from dishwashers to airplane engines to MRI machines, the amount of content on their website could quickly become overwhelming. GE lives the READ MORE >>

Build, Measure and Learn the MVP Way


MVP stands for Minimum Viable Product, a term coined by Eric Reis as part of The Lean Startup Methodology. Building an MVP means building the absolute simplest version of your idea in order to get customer feedback on the viability of your product. No need to overthink here. The MVP could be a landing page explaining your product and asking people to sign up if they’re interested. Or it could be a rudimentary working prototype that future customers can use and provide feedback on. The point is, it does not need to be perfect – it needs to be just READ MORE >>