WVU Marketing Communications Today
Brands in Motion: How to Evolve Using a Value and Data-driven Approach

Brands in Motion: How to Evolve Using a Value and Data-driven Approach

November 6, 2018

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In this podcast, listeners will take away practical guidance on cultivating a unique brand identity in the modern landscape. Emphasizing the importance of being a brand "leader" instead of a "manager," Dan Hill, CEO of Hill impact, offers valuable tips to modern branding strategies using data-driven insights without losing sight of organizational value.

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Treat Data Like a Team Member in Order to Succeed

Treat Data Like a Team Member in Order to Succeed

October 9, 2018

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Tune in Thursday, 12:30 PM Pacific and join host, Matthew Cummings and his guest, Leo Morejon, Co-founder, Managing Partner of Dog & Pony. Some of what will be discussed in this episode includes: 

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

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.

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Integrated and Data-Driven Marketing at Integrate WV 2018

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!

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

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