KGB Dots


  • Emotional Labor in Business

    Properly defining “emotional labor” has long been the center of many discussions, as it more frequently gets applied to workplace stress in modern times. However, some argue that there really is no such thing as emotional labor – it’s simply just “work” and the inherent stresses that come with certain aspects of that. In our latest blog, we dive into the varying definitions and discussions surrounding emotional labor, and how it’s related to the workplace, specifically for women and woman-owned businesses.

  • Is Content Validation the Next Growth Industry?

    One benefit of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook/Fake News drama that occurred last year – if there is one – is that the bright spotlight of scrutiny revealed not just the prevalence of disinformation and inaccuracy in online content, but also the shocking inability of the general public to use even the most basic information skills to understand the nature of the content they are reading. This opens the door for enterprising technologists: is there an opportunity to use technology to verify the accuracy of content and therefore restore some degree of trust? Learn more in our latest blog!

  • What Do You Meme? A Breakdown of Marketing with Memes

    We know you’ve noticed that memes have become part of many brands’ social media marketing strategies. And we bet you’re curious as to why and whether or not memes might be something to include in your strategy, too. The answer isn’t a clear-cut “yes” or “no.” It completely depends on your audience(s) and your brand voice. Our latest blog dives into the key things to consider before incorporating memes into your marketing.

  • Turning Your Employees Into Social Media Influencers

    While using micro-influencers in marketing is still trending, the idea of folding in a company’s own employees as advocates and influencers is regaining steam. So what does it take to turn your employees into influencers for your brand? Our latest blog touches on everything you need to know!

  • Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in Advertising

    Storytelling can change perspective, influence thought, inspire action and sway opinion. Little wonder that storytelling is fundamental to successful marketing and advertising in today’s environment. In our latest blog, we discuss how we harnessed the power of storytelling for our client Howard Energy Partners in our award-winning campaign, Nueva Era.

  • Why Marketers Shouldn’t Ignore the Elastic Generation in Advertising

    What we know as Baby Boomers has been renamed as the Elastic Generation, defined as age 50-70. The women in this group pose a big opportunity for marketers to flip the script. A recent report indicates that nearly 75% of Elastic Generation women ignore advertising because they find the messaging patronizing, annoying, stereotyped and out-of-touch. Our latest blog dives more into this generation and their perspective for better insight on how we can market and advertise to them more effectively.

  • What’s Next for TV Advertising in the Age of Digital?

    From Addressable TV to automatic content recognition, television advertisers are finding new ways to tap into viewer data and delivered tailored marketing that can rival digital streaming. Learn more about these trends and what’s next with our latest blog!

  • Using Chatbots in Marketing to Broaden Reach & Engage Consumers

    As chatbots continue to rise in popularity, many marketers are starting to wonder how they can integrate this artificial intelligence tool into their strategy plans. In our latest blog, we provide a quick overview on the benefits and various uses of chatbots.

  • How to Identify & Integrate Micro-Influencers with Your Marketing Strategy

    KGBTexas has several years of experience working with micro-influencers, and we’ve learned they can be difficult to identify if you don’t approach the task with a specific strategy for their engagement. As with any solid marketing approach, influencer marketing requires thought, research and defined expectations. Once a brand’s goals and expected outcomes are established, the bulk of the work begins. Learn about the four key questions we ask ourselves, as we research influencers and narrow our selections.

  • Boycotts and Brands in Public Relations

    The social activism stratagem isn’t new; boycotts have been the choice of consumers who want to voice their opinions via their pocketbooks for as long as brands have existed. But in today’s hyper-connected world, the impact a boycott can have on a brand has grown exponentially. One misstep can lead to an avalanche of protest – both on- and off-line – that can wreak havoc on a brand’s reputation, not to mention its bottom line.