Top 3 ways data impacts the creative process + 3 tips on how to help your creative career

September 12, 2018
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Host Matthew Cummings speaks with award-winning designer and creative director Nathan Pieratt about the three ways data impacts the creative process: it informs, it adds complexity and it uncovers insights. Pieratt shares stories from his more than 15 years of industry experience to illustrate how data helps determine the right channels, audience segments and messaging. While adding complexity and time to the creative process, data can uncover behaviors that lead to more insights…making the extra time and effort well worth it.

About our guest:

Nathan Pieratt is an award-winning designer and creative director. He has over 15 years of industry experience developing creative strategy for Fortune 500 brands, such as Frito-Lays, Walmart, and AT&T.

Currently, Pieratt is a group creative director at Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing agency. Epsilon provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights; world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms; and data-driven creative, activation and execution. As GCD, Pieratt and his team are responsible for the development and execution of data-driven creative strategy for AT&T Business, with a focus on email, direct mail and display.

Pieratt also actively consults on creative execution and big ideas for brands like Arby’s, Snickers, Mountain Dew, Doritos and State Farm. He has been an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburg for the past 12 years, teaching both design and art director courses.

Pieratt is a 2013 graduate of the IMC program and holds an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Rockwall, Texas with his wife and four daughters. He enjoys a good book, cooking and is a huge Nebraska Cornhuskers fan (with the Mountaineers in close second, of course).

Integrated and Data-Driven Marketing at Integrate WV 2018

August 1, 2018
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WVU Marketing Communications hosts Cyndi Greenglass and Mathew Cummings will interview faculty at the INTEGRATEconference offered by the WVU Reed College of Media. INTEGRATE has  hundreds of current and emerging thought leaders attending each year to share the latest trends and best practices shaping the IMC world.

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Why Every Business Needs a Social Media Policy Before You Get Fined by the FTC!

July 24, 2018
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Well before the current frenzy over “tweets gone wild,” Joe Barnes walked into businesses, for profits and non-profits, and would ask: “What’s your social media policy?” The usual response was: We don’t have one, or “Go talk to marketing about that.” In his travels he realized that nearly every business and organization he walked into, no matter what size, did not have a written social media policy, nor did they clearly understand or even know what the Federal Trade Commission requires in the way of disclosure. That’s why he wrote his book: “Social Media Ethics Made Easy: How to Comply with FTC Disclosure Requirements.” The book is available from Business Expert Press or on Amazon. Our host today is Matthew Cummings.

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The Value of a Programmatic Media Approach

June 6, 2018
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Why you should listen to Haviland!

"Tzeital Haviland dives deep into the workings of programmatic media, walking us through its evolution and what marketers should consider when developing a programmatic media strategy."

Programmatic media leverages data and technology to allow advertisers to identify the exact person they are interested in reaching and serves that user a specific ad as they visit various websites. Tzeital Haviland dives deeper into the workings of programmatic media, walking us through its evolution and what marketers should consider when developing a programmatic media strategy. Hosted by Matthew Cummings, topics include:

  • Programmatic media buying evolution
  • How marketers can strategize and implement programmatic media
  • The importance of transparency
  • How data usage fits in our eco system

Data at the Crossroads of Congress and Ethics

April 25, 2018
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There’s a classic divide between Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley. Tech companies speak a different language and are moving at light-speed. Rachel Post, a former business journalist in Silicon Valley and former VP of Branded Content at Guardian Labs US, explores the boundaries and intersections of data and ethics.

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5 Minute Tip on Going Mobile - Author Bob Bentz with Matthew Cummings - WVU Radio

March 25, 2018
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This five minute tip from author Bob Bentz answers the most popular question about website design: The first thing you do in web site design is not design for the desk top.  Author Bob Bentz and host Matthew Cummings discuss why mobile is not a nice to have but a necessity.

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Relevance Raises Response

March 13, 2018
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Marketing is an ongoing contest for people’s attention. Mobile marketing is all about customer engagement and acquisition with a relevant message that provides the response a brand is seeking. Mobile is the closest a brand can get to its customer.  What we’ll be discussing today is how a brand or business can take advantage of marketing in the age of mobile. Today's episode is hosted by Matthew Cummings. Read the rest of this entry »