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This week, Junction Creative Solutions (Junction) CEO Julie Gareleck is slated to represent her firm at two important financial marketing industry events in New York City. The Journal of Financial Advertising and Marketing (JFAM) is presenting back-to-back days encouraging the top minds in strategic financial media to share best practices and promote thought leadership. First...
After a few short months of anticipation since its initial announcement, the live rollout of Facebook’s new Graph Search is now just on the horizon. Billed as the latest in a long line of ‘next big things’ that rarely make too big a splash, Graph Search is actually generating quite a bit of actual buzz....
The latest phenomenon to hit reality TV is, thankfully, something a bit more substantial than Jersey Shore. MTV’s Catfish follows people who have dated on the internet, but never met in real life. The term ‘catfish’ refers to one or both of the parties creating a false persona online, pretending to be someone they are...
Welcome to Junction’s Book Nook. At Junction, we dedicate a significant amount of time educating ourselves on the complexities of the business and marketing ecosystem. We would like to share insights from some of the pages of the books we are reading. As part of my New Year’s resolution to put down the technology and...
We are well aware of the power of social networks to effectively disseminate a brand message and create real, mutually-beneficial relationships between consumers and brands. But there are two sides to the coin – a great deal of the content brands perceive as engaging to audiences falls short of expectations when the metrics on conversions...
We often discuss how brands must be much more personal to create equity in the age of social media, but when the relationship between brand and consumer becomes so intimate, the negative impact of a breach of trust can be exponentially greater than ever before. Hurricane Sandy was an opportunity for social media to show...
We live in an economy where consumers’ purchase behaviors are constantly changing. Technology arms consumers with the ability to shop for the best price on a smart device without ever stepping foot into a retail store. And yet, there remains a segment of the marketplace focused on delivering a memorable in-store experience; so much so...
Hop in the time machine and travel back 20 years to the period leading up to the Dot-com boom. As we moved towards the late 90’s, opportunities for innovation and reinvention on the web seemed limitless. The business world was suddenly and drastically altered by changes in the technological landscape. Innovation was king as skepticism...
Junction Executive Director of Business Development & Partnerships Mark Cropp recently joined Sherry Heyl, CEO of Concept Hub Inc. and Julie Squires, CEO of Softscribe Inc. as featured speakers on a panel of experts leading a conversation on launching new brands. The event, part of the Empower Concepts series, held at The Work Spot in Duluth, GA, attracted business...
Amidst a marketplace with ever-intensifying competition, the importance of brand recognition has become paramount. Rapidly changing technology and increased consumer awareness due to widespread dissemination of information about a company’s offerings mean that products and services are becoming less distinguishable. As always, a strong brand identity can be a key to differentiation. However, in the...

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