Technology

Hungry? Feed Your Brain – February Edition

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Welcome to February’s edition of Feed Your Brain! Are you hangry for a helping of marketing and technology insights? Well, we’ve got a treat for you. We’ve categorized each link so you can easily find information that’s appetizing to you. And as always, if you find something you think we should be chomping on, send it our way at HERE. Brand A brand that took a huge leap this year? (And their brand star literally took a leap off of a cliff.) Planters. The brand made the BOLD decision to kill off the iconic legume that has served as the READ MORE >>

Hungry? Feed Your Brain! – January Edition

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Welcome to January’s edition of Feed Your Brain! Are you hangry for a helping of marketing and technology insights? Well, we’ve got a treat for you. We’ve categorized each link so you can easily find information that’s appetizing to you. And as always, if you find something you think we should be chomping on, send it our way at HERE. 2020 Trends You Need To Focus on These 7 Things in 2020 This is no fluffy “2020 trends” article, rather an insight into what tools marketers are tossing to the side and which ones they’re holding onto tightly this year. READ MORE >>

Brain Lava is Back: Why It’s OK to Press ‘Pause’

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We’re back! Welcome to season two of Brain Lava. Last season we covered so many topics- from what it means to be BOLD, to getting out of the comfort zone, to SEO, to many, many more. This year we’re bringing you even more marketing insights and tips flowing from our brains. AND we’ve got some amazing guest interviews lined up with some of the most brilliant people in the marketing industry. We can’t wait for you to listen to all of the awesome things we’re sharing in season two! But let’s start with episode one. We’re kicking off our first READ MORE >>

Welcome to the Show: Three Things We’re Excited to See at CES 2020

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The holidays might be ending, but Christmas in January for the tech obsessed is about to be in full swing starting January 7th. We’re talking about the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) happening in Las Vegas. CES is one of the biggest tech trade shows and has been the highlight of every tech lover’s new year since 1967. Thousands of companies from around the world gather to unveil their new gadgets and gizmos. This year, we’re making our own predictions about the game-changing technology that those companies will be unveiling. Here are three things we’re excited to see at CES READ MORE >>

WCAG and ADA: The Letters You Need to Know About Website Accessibility

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If you subscribe to our weekly email roundup, Feed Your Brain, full of the articles our brains are munching on or follow current happenings in the news, you likely read about a legal case that’s been working its way through the court system. This case has been in the media for the past few months, and brings a lot of uncertainty to business owners who now must ensure their websites and mobile apps are accessible to all. Domino’s feels the heat The case involves Domino’s Pizza and a blind man named Guillermo Robles. In 2016, Robles sued Domino’s after he READ MORE >>

Brain Lava Hot Topic – Website Accessibility, ADA and WCAG

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You may be feeling the heat of uncertainty about website and mobile app accessibility after a recent court case regarding ADA and digital assets was in front of the US Supreme Court. But don’t sweat it. We’re working closely with our friends at fjorge Digital, one of our dev teams, to stay up-to-date and keep you informed. This week on Brain Lava, Joe Barsness of fjorge Digital joins us to explain the slightly confusing WCAG, share best practices and give us some tools for helping determine the accessibility of your website. READ MORE >>

To Send or Not to Send: Does Send Time Really Matter For E-Newsletters?

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It was a big decision for us last month. Our August e-newsletter got delayed because we, like many of you, often push deadlines on our own marketing to make room for client projects. So, there we were — Friday, August 30th in the ODEA office. And not just any Friday… this was the Friday afternoon before Labor Day Weekend. We had a decision to make: To Send Or Not To Send. That was our question. We had two options: send out the monthly e-newsletter then and there, despite the fact that most of you were already on weekend mode, OR READ MORE >>

Chatterbox: Should You Add Live Chat to Your Website?

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We all know our methods of communication have been wildly altered by technology. Friends catch up through Facebook Messenger instead of over coffee, co-workers give updates through Slack, and international friends chat through WhatsApp to avoid hefty text messaging fees. One of the reasons these channels are so popular is because they are instantaneous and accommodate every consumer’s deepest desire: they want what they want, and they want it NOW! Efficiency is key nowadays. If you can’t cater to your audience fast enough, someone else will. Smart businesses are quickly realizing this and relying on the power of live chat READ MORE >>

Three Reasons You Should Consider Starting a Podcast

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We love podcasts! So much that we decided to start our own. At ODEA, we like to think of podcasts as content of the future. They’re a fun, fresh way to get your message out to your audience. And when it comes to starting one, we’re always on #TeamPodcast! Recently, we came across a few podcast statistics included in the Infinite Dial Study conducted by Edison Research. The study found that in 2018, 26% of Americans listened to podcasts monthly. And that number is up from 24% in 2017. That’s a lot of tuning in! In 2018, six million more READ MORE >>