Is It Time for a New Agency?

Here we are in February already. Wait, what?! February. Geesh. Well, while this may be starting off like a blog congratulating you on successfully getting through a dry January or, on the flip side of the coin, encouraging you to get back on that exercise regimen you undoubtedly fell off of a couple of weeks…

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Going Beyond Backlinks: The Strategic Impact of Brand Mentions on SEO

As with all digital marketing strategies, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is in a constant state of evolution. Behind every Google search, there’s a complex system at play determining which websites deserve to be in the top results—and Google is constantly moving the goalpost.  Unsurprising, this always leads to much speculation in the SEO world. What…

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Streets to Creeks Campaign Receives Award

TIV Branding is thrilled to announce our Streets to Creeks campaign, developed in partnership with the City of Santa Rosa and the Russian River Watershed Association, is receiving an award at the Annual CASQA Conference this year. We’re not really ones to brag, but… The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) 2023 Outstanding Public Outreach Project…

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Organic Vs. Paid ads translated by a Designer

Our Digital Director Eric is the first to admit that not every technique that we use for for-profit clients is applicable to digital marketing plans for nonprofits. The question of organic placement (when searching Google results appear lower on the page below the results that have “Sponsored” over them) versus paid ads (the results with…

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Planning Your Brand Building Campaign

If there’s one thing we’ve learned through the years it’s that a plan is golden. And while there are times when hiring a pro to handle your planning is essential, there’s a fair amount you can do on your own. We plan the yearly campaigns of many of our clients, including our multi-year social and…

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Don’t Put All Your Marketing Eggs in One Basket.

I recently spoke at a PMG-North Bay Lunch & Learn titled “Don’t Put All Your Marketing Eggs in One Basket”. It’s a topic I’m very passionate about even though a huge chunk of my experience is in digital marketing, specifically social media. Now that I’ve had time to reflect on the event and bring my…

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Common Mistakes When Creating a Campaign

Campaigns at TIV Branding come in many shapes and forms. They can be entirely digital, they can be entirely traditional, or they can be a combination of both. But no matter the final channel, there are some tried and true processes that should be followed as well as some common mistakes that can be easily…

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Using A Campaign To Refresh Your Brand

Your brand is tired. So tired. Often the knee jerk reaction, when a company has that realization, is to jump into a rebrand. And while many brands do require a rebrand to wake them up, I’d be willing to bet that more often than not you could add life to the brand with some outstanding…

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All Campaigns Should Be Treated The Same

The word “campaign” can mean a lot of things these days. In the Madmen days a marketing campaign may have consisted of a combination of print ads, billboards, and televisions spots, but these days a campaign may not even touch those traditional channels. Even if a campaign is focused on search engine marketing, programmatic digital ads…

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