When times are tough and people are anxious there are several ways that those people can be influenced. The country has certainly been going through a down turn in terms of economics and prosperity and people are feeling it. Some want to turn that anxiety into fear and blind rage to take advantage of others for their own ends. Others however want to channel that energy in a positive direction.

Last Thursday 2/24/11, Google announced changes to its search formula to push low-quality sites lower in search rankings (those that are of low content value, copy content from other websites, and/or don't provide any new/fresh information to the audience). Word is that the new formula will affect 11.8% of search queries. Unlike numerous former changes, this time Google claims the changes would be hard not to notice.

Tracking & Measuring ROI

Friday, 25 February 2011 10:23

With today's tougher competition, market volatility, and greater individual and team accountability, you must prove that your marketing efforts are getting the desired results. Virtually every dollar you spent on marketing today must be justified as both effective and efficient in terms of Return Of Marketing Investment (ROMI). This increasing accountability has forced marketers to develop various measurement approaches. But first of all, what to measure?

Brand Navigation

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 13:31

We've discussed the reason for and directions of brand management recently, and this time we'd like to revisit the topic. We were distracted by something shiny last time, Super Bowl Ads, but we're ready to get back on topic. Today FiG is offering some specific means to help companies vitalize brands.

Fight to Win MMA Events

Friday, 18 February 2011 08:38

FiG is excited to announce a Fight Show, from our client Fight to Win, which will be an absolute game changer. We can't wait to get going with this event.

Post Super Bowl Ad Post

Tuesday, 08 February 2011 12:20

Why did FiG wait so long to discuss the Super Bowl commercials? Well, we were trying to be considerate and wait until you were sober. Now quit asking so many questions!

Stay Warm with FiG

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:15

Hello everyone, hope you are staying warm! Denver's having a freezing day of -10 degree F. For those lucky ones who have snow days off, FiG says "Stay warm indoors!" For the others who have to go out today, FiG hopes you dress warm and drive safely!

No matter what product you sell or what service you offer there are millions of examples of once prominent and admired brands that have fallen or even disappeared, especially in hard times like right now. Nevertheless, there are also a number of brands that have managed to come back successfully in recent years. Old Spice, for example, one of my favorite brand stories about how a grandpa deodorant becomes one of the sexiest brands overnight!

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