Fall is officially in full swing. The leaves in your neighborhood are changing and slowly starting to fall. Your family is debating how soon is too soon to start decorating the house for Halloween. And all anyone can talk about is pumpkin: pumpkin spice, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin picking.
A Day In The Life as a Yes& Strategist
Andrew Teie, Yes& Vice President of Brand Strategy & Customer Experience shares about a day in the life working on the Yes& strategy team. No two days are the same in the world of brand marketing—particularly a full-service agency like Yes& where we pride ourselves on tackling a wide array of challenges for a variety of clients and target audiences. We embrace these challenges with positivity (Yes) in order to unlock new possibilities (&) that take the brand to new heights.
Cybersecurity is a Shared Responsibility
Everyone should be concerned about cybersecurity, especially as adversaries launch a wide range of cyberattacks on the nation’s businesses and institutions, disrupting how people live, work, conduct business and seek services from the government.
Upcoming Hybrid Workshop Just For Associations
Calling all associations! You're invited. We have good news & bad news. The bad news is - the associations community has been battered by the economics of the pandemic; being faced with very real hurdles and a need to transform business models, offerings, and resources. The good news? We can help. It’s not too late to face these challenges head-on with confidence. Disruption = Opportunity – let’s focus on what opportunities we have to do things differently. Join us for a three-part workshop, curated just for associations on Tuesday, October 25. Industry experts from Yes&, Joyn, and Membership University are teaming up for a workshop curated just for associations. Learn about factors that drive member activity and engagement, how to boost your retention metrics, and how to curate unforgettable experiences for your community. The workshop will have 3 interactive sessions: Building a Tribe: How to turn your member retention numbers into growth and revenue (Presented by Joyn) Creating Unforgettable Member Experiences (Presented by Yes& Agency) The End of Membership As We Know It: Where Do We Go From Here? (presented by Membership University) Meet The Speakers Jordana Well, Yes& Vice President, Director of Experience Design Tracy Betts, Yes& Senior Vice President, Digital Innovation Dane Blackburn, Senior Sales Director, Joyn Olly Matthews, Head of Sales, Joyn Sarah Sladek, CEO & Chief Strategist, XYZ University
Yes& Launches In-house Content Studio
Alexandria, VA, Oct. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yes& continued to expand its integrated advertising and marketing services to clients by creating a branded content studio. Content has long been a strength for Yes&; now with the acquisition of EFX Media, an established Washington, D.C.-area provider of video and motion graphics and Big Picture, Inc., a Chantilly, VA creative media production company, Yes& has significantly boosted its capacity to provide the types of rich media proven to increase engagement. “Content is a building block for any future-focused marketing strategy,” said Bob Sprague, Yes& President, CEO, and founder. “Formalizing our content studio—and building it around the EFX and BPI teams, who are already making a huge contribution—makes our content development and production even more seamless for clients. We are now even better equipped to provide them with outstanding written, graphic, video, animated, and experiential content, quickly and from one integrated source.” Yes& clients, ranging from commercial brands to associations, not-for-profits, and government agencies, are frequently sitting upon massive volumes of knowledge and information. To deliver tangible business value, it must be developed into multiple forms of content in order to meet audiences where they are. “Create once, publish everywhere,” adds Tracy Betts, Yes& Senior Vice President of Digital Innovation. “The Yes& content studio gives us the capacity to transform clients’ content strategies, creating micro-campaigns that drive engagement across platforms.” “We found the appetite for content is insatiable. And it is essential to building a consistent brand experience. Our content studio will be a great resource to marketing and communications teams who need both high quality and rapid response,” said Josh Golden, Yes& Chief Creative Officer. “We’re thrilled to introduce our clients to the expanded capabilities and the outstanding talents we have added. It’s all part of our quest to reach audiences with meaningful, valuable, and crave-able content.”
The Opportunity in "&" Thinking, an interview with Yes& Creative Directors
The creative process is inherently nonlinear, and there’s certainly no right or wrong way to get to a final design result, but there is a ton of opportunity along the way to discover new possibilities. Diving into the process of research, ideating, sketching, and refining is unique for every creative and every project. There are no set rules or guidelines to the creative process that we can share with you to guarantee success. However, there is plenty of structure in what we do at Yes&. We are always thinking and working with the mindset of “&” that takes our work to its full potential. We sat down with Yes& Creative Directors, Brian Domenici, Jen Fose, and Claudia Barac-Roth to interview them on their own personal creative process and how they incorporate “&” thinking into their design.
Seeking Opportunity and Growth Within Your Existing Role
We often hear about the stress of finding a job or even just enjoying a job—the culture, corporate politics, jargon, expectations, and the relationships established—but what we should be talking about is opportunity and growth within a company.
National Preparedness Month
Ever heard the expression, “Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready?” Well, September officially embodies that good advice in the form of National Preparedness Month, an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.
Color Psychology: How Color Influences Opinions About Your Brand
Whether we realize it or not, color plays a critical role in our lives. It tells us when to hit the gas, pump the brake, or proceed with caution. It turns our stomachs and makes our mouths water. It can even make us happier. Color is more than what we see with our eyes. It is a powerful tool that silently communicates and influences behavior. From how an office is decorated to increase productivity or inspire creativity, to selling a new car model through a TV commercial, color is used to stimulate our brains. Studies have shown that people decide whether or not they like a product in 90 seconds or less. Around 90% of that decision is based solely on color. Additionally, an individual’s reaction to a color can be deeply personal and rooted in their own experience. So, it’s important that a brand selects the right color to communicate their message to a specific audience, using color psychology to their advantage.
A Week of Disruption & Opportunity at ASAE Annual Meeting
After two years of virtual conferences, the ASAE Annual Meeting was back this year in person, and wow, people were ready to meet! The Yes& booth was busy from morning until night; our session, led by speaker Chrissie Koeppen, Yes& Director of Digital Strategy, engaged content weary conference leaders with her perfect blend of creativity and expertise; and our incredible, well-oiled production machine did not miss a beat in creating the perfect main stage experience. One keynote speaker even called for a round of applause for the production team—when does that happen?
Yes& Creative Strategy: From Concept to Reality
Ever heard the old adage, “don’t let your imagination run away with you”? I find my best stories come from allowing that inner creativity out to play. At Yes&, our perpetual pursuit of “&” is just that – breaking down barriers, tossing limitations out the window, and recognizing the potential in new ideas. As every good storyteller knows, the real magic comes from banishing the inner critic and getting curious about every possibility.
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