Eric Greener

Eric Greener

Founding partner at ExactDrive and happily married father of four.

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Jun 26, 2018 9:02:00 AM

What is a Marketing Dashboard and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

Marketing experts need to efficiently use a combination of art, and science to get the best results from their campaigns. A strategy needs to not only be forward-thinking and creative but also backed by relevant data and metrics to ensure that every ad spend is lucrative to the company's bottom line.

A marketing dashboard is one of the tools that modern organizations can use to dive into the behind-the-scenes (key performance indicators) KPIs of their programs. With a dashboard, it's easy to see marketing metrics that easily demonstrate exactly what a business needs to do to facilitate the best connections with their customers. A good dashboard should be customizable for each firm's unique marketing goals.

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Feb 20, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Branded Audio Goes Mainstream: Why Your Company Needs It

A lot of businesses spend a great deal of time and money enhancing the visual components of the brand. In fact, companies today are also putting more thought into their written elements too, from the copy on their website to the content on their product packaging. Yet, countless organizations still fail to pay much attention to their audio branding components.

While branded audio might not be the first thing you think about when you're looking for ways to boost awareness for your company, the truth is that the right sound can be just as important as a logo or business name when it comes to building connections with your customers. Many of today's customers recognize MGM films by the roar of the lion at the beginning of a movie and can sing along to the short tune at the end of an Intel commercial.

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Feb 1, 2018 9:24:52 PM

Integrate & Ignite Podcast Episode 133: 2018 Digital Trends, with Eric Greener of ExactDrive

avocet communications logo.pngExactDrive is excited to be on Avocet Communications' podcast, Integrate & Ignite. The podcast explores the nature of what it means to be at the helm in the C-suite. Every episode is crafted to make people think, to spark some “aha!” moments, and to illustrate just how important a truly integrated business and marketing strategy – and a solid, inspired brand presence – is to success and longevity.

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Apr 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How to Make Online Advertising Work for You

Online advertising has the unique ability to reach out instantly to people across the entire world. If you're in the advertisement industry, then you probably know that online advertising has emerged as the primary platform for advertising in businesses throughout the globe - big or small. In fact, research suggests that in the following few years, online advertising will continue to outshine all other forms of promotion.

Of course, because of the possibilities that online advertising has brought to the marketing world, achieving the best results on the world wide web has become something of a challenge. Not only do you need to search for ways to maximize your online potential, but you also need to ensure that your efforts are more impressive than your competitors, otherwise you could end up getting lost in the crowd. With that in mind, here's some insight into how you can make online advertising work for your business.

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Mar 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

3 Key Benefits of Behavioral Targeting

The simplest way to define behavioral targeting, is as a type of marketing technique that has been used online for a number of years now, as a way of allowing businesses to reach out to their target audience. As the name alone is capable of suggesting, behavioral targeting can allow for entrepreneurs to match their sales tactics to the common Internet activity and purchasing behavior shown by their prospective buyers. In other words, behavioral targeting allows marketers to create the advertisements and promotional opportunities that their audience is actually seeking.

Because behavioral targeting not only monitors user activity, but also takes the interests of any specific consumer into account, it has generated a great deal of appreciation within the media market. In fact, behavioral targeting isn't only preferred by business owners looking to increase their traffic - it's a preferable option to Internet users too. The statistics speak for themselves.

Following, we'll address three of the best benefits of behavioral targeting, so you can decide whether it's the right move for your business.

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Feb 11, 2016 8:54:00 AM

The True Cost of Bad Online Media Plans

As we move further into the age of Internet advertising, changes in the way that people utilize the Internet, and innovations in business tools have begun to influence the way that we attempt to communicate with our target market. While planning a unique and creative marketing scheme using interesting media can be an exciting experience, it's important that companies don't allow their enthusiasm to override their common sense. Sometimes, when this happens, a marketing campaign that seemed promising at first can turn out to be a complete disaster.

Failing to plan your media marketing campaigns properly, or dedicating little time to planning them in the first place could mean that you lose crucial customers, profits, and brand authority. The more that your customers come to associate your company with bad media, the more they're likely to avoid your business in favor of your competitors.

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Dec 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

5 Ways to Ensure Brand Safety for Your Advertising Campaign

Whether your company employs dozens of staff members to run on a daily basis, or you're a one-man-band who advertises your services through a blog that you write yourself, it's important to remember that one of the most important things you have is your brand image. During an advertising campaign, it becomes more important than ever to ensure that you're doing everything possible to maintain the integrity of your brand, and stopping other people from damaging the image you have struggled to create.

Although the Internet has delivered many different benefits to businesses today - particularly when it comes to finding new and innovative advertising campaign opportunities, it has also delivered a host of different threats to brands, including everything from online fraud, to unauthorized distribution and brand abuse. Even social networking - a marketing concept that has allowed companies to create a more interactive relationship with their fans and customers, has led to additional risks as brand hijackers find new ways of stealing customers.

When you're conducting an advertising campaign online, make sure you consider the following five tips for keeping your brand safe and secure.

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Nov 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

4 Features Great Ad Platforms Offer

Attempting to stay on track with all of the latest innovations in online advertising can be a difficult task - even for the digital expert. As new tools, techniques, and tips are published each day - claiming that they can help you increase your ROI - how do you know which features you should expect as standard as part of your ad platform, and which are less important?

Digital advertising platforms help companies to utilize and make the most of the Internet for their advertising and marketing purposes. Through the use of these tools, it is possible for professionals to streamline the interactions that are conducted between advertisers and publishers, and ensure that ad creatives are distributed across all of the most effective platforms. Advertisers can benefit significantly from using digital ad platforms, as it can give them much needed access to their desired audience - no matter where they are on the web.

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Sep 24, 2015 2:39:44 PM

4 Steps to Retooling Your Digital Media Planning Strategy

Today, marketers have access to an avenue for accessing new potential customers unlike anything we've ever seen before. The Internet is an incredible way to establish brand presence, reach out to your target market, and create a relationship with consumers that develops brand loyalty, and could potentially turn your company into a household name. Faster than ever before, the online world can help a business to determine whether their new services, products, or ideas will be a phenomenon, or a flop.

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Aug 25, 2015 8:30:00 AM

7 Things About Brand Safety Your Client Wants To Know

As more companies than ever rush forwards into an era of automated content production, digital advertising, and online presence, the idea of "brand safety" has grown increasingly important. The term "brand safety" refers to the tools and practices used to ensure that an advertisement or piece of content will not appear in a context that causes harm to the brand in question. This potentially damaging substance can fall into one of two categories: the first are hate sites, adult content, or sites covering controversial topics. The second category depends on the specifics of the brand itself.

Whether you manage a blog, personal project, or entire business website, it's crucial to be aware of the threats that currently exist online. Blogging and social networking have introduced new risks as malicious individuals search for ways to steal customers and hijack revenues. Unwarranted abuse and criticism has also been made far easier by the anonymity and ease-of-access associated with the internet. If you want to reassure your customers, and make sure that your loyal fans remain devoted to your company, then you'll need to answer questions about the following 7 things your clients need to know regarding brand safety.

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