Programmatic Advertising: What the heck is it?

Have you ever heard marketing people talk about “Programmatic Advertising” and wondered what they’re talking about? If you have, you’re not alone. Jargon confuses people and us marketers are some of the worst offenders. Programmatic Advertising doesn’t have to be confusing and if we drop the jargon and explain it in layman’s terms, you’ll probably be pretty excited about it. …

Gen Z… where you won’t be finding them in the media

Gen Z is already moving away from Facebook….what’s next? Born between 1995 & 2010, Generation Z is growing up quickly and consuming content along the way. “Generally, members of Gen Z are tech-savvy, pragmatic, open-minded, individualistic — but also socially responsible,” An Hodgson, an income and expenditure manager at Euromonitor International, told Business Insider.” Business Insider goes on to remind …

It’s our 8th Birthday today!

8 years ago today I left a great job selling television advertising for ABC to start an advertising agency. It was 2008, during the Obama presidential election and start of the Great Recession. It was a big leap of faith that paid off. I’m so thankful for the great team of people I have had supporting me and cheering me …

Seattle Advertising Agency

Not everyone can afford a big ad agency. “Big” often means matching big fees and retainers for services and more often than not, if you’re a small to medium size advertiser, you’ll be passed down to junior executives cutting their teeth with your brand and your media dollars!  Thrive believes that the all advertisers deserve big attention from a professional …

Marketing Strategy: Digital Advertising via LinkedIn, Facebook, Pandora and Retargeting Coupled with Traditional Advertising

A lot of media buyers are good at helping clients buy one type of advertising. Most buyers are best at either traditional or digital (non-traditional) advertising. Many seasoned buyers are well acquainted with traditional advertising like television, radio, print, billboards, etc. Many newer media buyers (having gone into media buying with the past 5-10 years) are good at digital media …