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What Makes a Well-Designed Ad? We Asked Our Creative Director

What Makes a Well-Designed Ad? We Asked Our Creative Director

We sat down with our Creative Director at Genius Monkey, Damon Reine, and asked him about his work, design tips, advertising secrets, and more. Here’s what he had to say: Q: What does being creative director entail at Genius Monkey? Damon: The day-to-day position entails managing and creating the visual and creative voice and personality of the company. We’re an ad tech company—we don’t have a product on the shelf—so it’s important our consumers come to digest us through advertising, the website, social media, and more.

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September 14, 2022
What Is a Diverse Media Plan, and Are You Really Running One?

What Is a Diverse Media Plan, and Are You Really Running One?

Being diverse with your marketing spend is the future. Our lives are diverse—even on a given day our routines can change sporadically. And just like our daily lives, our marketing approach can’t be set in stone or predictive. Being diverse doesn’t mean you have to micromanage 10 different vendors—find a vendor that has an agnostic approach, like Genius Monkey, and see the results for yourself. What is a Diverse Media Plan?

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June 8, 2022
Are My Devices Really Listening to Me?

Are My Devices Really Listening to Me?

You’re sitting at home, having a conversation with someone about a restaurant or a new piece of clothing you want to buy. Two minutes later, you see an advertisement on your phone for that same exact restaurant or clothing store. How does your phone know what you’re saying? Is there a microphone, constantly listening for buzzwords and then rapidly bringing you ads for those things you talk about? Advertising these days can be pretty advanced, but when you look at life in general, everything is very interconnected.

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April 20, 2022
Are You Treating Every Customer the Same?

Are You Treating Every Customer the Same?

How do you get the right message to the right person? With targeting, of course. But once they’ve come to your site or clicked on your ad, the real targeting begins. It’s not enough to “lead a horse to water”—in digital advertising, you need to know exactly what type of water that horse likes, when they drink water, what kind of supplements they need in their water, and more.

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March 23, 2022
Meta to Pull From Europe? More Reason to Diversify Your Advertising

Meta to Pull From Europe? More Reason to Diversify Your Advertising

Rumors spiked this past week over Meta and the possibility they could remove Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook from the European Union, as issues over red-tape, regulations, and data arise. Meta released a report recently that explained the reasons for their possible withdrawal from the EU. According to AdWeek, the European regulators are working on legislation to establish how EU citizens’ data will be transferred to the U.S. while withdrawing from a major market is an extreme outcome, this is a reminder that marketers should not put all their eggs in one basket.

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February 16, 2022