No industry has been immune from the seismic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants, tourism destinations, entertainment venues and myriad other businesses which rely on a steady stream of guests have been rocked by uncertainty in both their day-to-day operations and their more long-term planning.
Data abounds. It’s plentiful. It’s desired — sort of. Many marketing and business professionals espouse and preach the importance of good data and claim to be “data driven.” But in many cases, it’s superficial. They don’t look deeply enough to really understand what the numbers say.
Here at the agency, and like most of you, we’ve experienced a lot of change in 2020. Shifting goals and budgets, clients with furloughed teams, overhauls to marketing plans made on the fly, company-wide revisions to our daily environments, workflows, and procedures. But certain things haven’t changed. Some things have held as steadfast as they always have inside our doors — our strong and passionate team, its creativity in the face of a challenge and our relationships with those we work with every day.
In 2020, our coworkers spent a lot more time at home and in the kitchen. So if you’re like us, you’ll enjoy this little holiday recipe with a twist.
Picture this: A crisp winter’s eve announces itself with plunging temperatures and softening light. The fireplace is roaring, beating back the forces of frost outside. You curl up on the couch with a mug of warm milk to watch your favorite — hold on. Warm milk? That won't do. You need a Hot Toddy.
The air is crisp, sweaters are making their debut, orange decor is popping up on doorsteps, and the faint smell of pumpkin cold brew is lingering among any nearby group of millennials. Welcome to fall at Designsensory. Despite our urge to cozy up by the fire, there’s been a lot going on at our office: new faces, clients, content, and ways to tackle these times of COVID-19.
The year was 1996. “Content is King,” proclaims Bill Gates to all the marketers, advertisers and brands of the world. It's a phrase that lives on in cliched infamy. Now, here we are (25 years later!), and all of us marketers have become jesters in the court of the King, juggling for relevance and kneeling for Likes, Shares and those sweet, sweet, Impressions.
Diversity, inclusion and accessibility are complex and challenging topics for the corporate world. The Black Lives Matter movement, once considered separate and apart from business, has now evolved from a polarizing hashtag or protest rally cry to become a starting point for hard conversations. Addressing these topics head-on helps to foster diversity, equity and inclusion, to spur action in corporate environmental, social and governance decisions—and to weave those ideas into advertising campaigns.
Get this free whitepaper that brings together insights, data and examples of how inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible successes can be woven into creative planning and business commitment to all people.
As COVID-19 continues to cast uncertainty on our clients' day-to-day operations, we've returned to production by maintaining strict protocols for safety. In our latest blog, Designsensory Director of Production Taylor Walters discusses how we've returned to doing what we love while keeping safety at the forefront.
We’re guiding our clients through the COVID-19 outbreak through the power of adaptation, empathy and resiliency. Even though it's a difficult time, it's not impossible to overcome. We've rounded up a few projects to show you how.