News & Thoughts.

  • Empower Opens Headquarters in OTR and Launches New Branding.

    Leaders from the City of Cincinnati, Empower, and Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) gathered this morning to celebrate just outside the doors of Empower’s brand new, 64,000-square-foot commercial office building at 15. E 14th Street.

  • Into the Breach: Empower Steps Up To Close Industry “Trust Gap”.

    There’s a lack of transparency between advertisers and their media agencies regarding the media buying process. And it’s eroding trust between the two. Empower has decided to ease tensions by fostering a trust-building initiative: the Advertising Trust and Transparency Forum (ATTF).

  • Empower Promotes Shaun Ethier to Chief Client Officer.

    Empower MediaMarketing announced today the promotion of Shaun Ethier to Chief Client Officer. The CCO position is a new role the agency created to guarantee the delivery of holistic omni-experiences across Empower’s client portfolio.

  • Ashley Walters, Empower VP, Joins Forbes Agency Council.

    Forbes Agency Council is an invitation-only organization for executives in successful media strategy, influencer relations and advertising agencies. Ashley’s portfolio of work leading CPG, retail and home brands has earned accolades from AdAge for “Top Marketing Campaign of the Year” and “Best New Product Launch of the Year.”

  • Ashley HomeStore Names Empower Media AOR.

    Media Agency of the Year, Empower MediaMarketing adds Ashley HomeStore, the No.1 furniture retailer in the U.S. and one of the world’s best-selling furniture store brands, to its robust portfolio of home and retail clients.

  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative to Host Free Screening of James Redford’s Film, “Resilience”.

    RESILIENCE is a powerful documentary film by James Redford, the son of actor and Oscar-winning director Robert Redford, to be shown at the 20th Century Theater on April 6, and hosted by Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) in partnership with Empower MediaMarketing and Luxottica Retail North America.

  • Empower New Office Building Hits Major Milestone.

    The final piece of steel was set at the future home of Empower MediaMarketing earlier this week – a key milestone in the construction process, which began last July.

  • Captain D’s Selects Empower as Media AOR.

    Captain D’s, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, has teamed up with Media Agency of the Year, Empower MediaMarketing.

  • Fifth Third Bancorp Selects Empower as Media AOR.

    Empower will lead media planning and buying efforts including social media and content marketing for Fifth Third, headquartered in Cincinnati.

  • Empower Recognized as 2016 Agency of the Year by MediaPost.

    Empower MediaMarketing has been named 2016 Agency of the Year by MediaPost.

  • 3 Tips for Brand Safety in Programmatic Buying.

    Programmatic buyers are worried about brand safety. And while it’s important to note this level of concern in the industry, the research just confirms what we already know.

  • Taking Programmatic Buying In-House? Answer These Questions First.

    Fifteen of the top 200 US advertisers have taken programmatic buying in-house, per Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research Group. When deciding whether your company should follow their lead, there are seven key questions you need to consider.

  • 3 Programmatic Buying Myths.

    While some big brands are familiar enough with programmatic to take it in-house and create private trading desks, mid-sized brands are still in the process of applying programmatic buying to their media plans. As a result, it’s important to dispel some of the more popular myths that have emerged.

  • 4 Ways Programmatic Buying Boosts Media Plans.

    Combining consumer data and programmatic methods, advertisers can purchase specific audiences and environments to gain insights, retarget users and extend reach. They can layer audiences and environments, and they can optimize plans in real time for better and faster results — no matter the campaign objective.

  • The 6 Elements of Snackable Content.

    When asked to define snackable content, many marketers will use the infamous quote: “I know it when I see it.”

  • 3 Reasons Agencies Should Work with Startups.

    Startup activity in the United States has grown well beyond the coasts, as cities nationwide see the impact start-ups have on local economies.

  • 5 Powerful Ad Retargeting Techniques.

    When it comes to customer acquisition, the next best tactic after search engine marketing is retargeting. But the concept of retargeting is much larger and more complicated than what many brands expect.

  • Storytelling: The Single Currency for Media & Marketing.

    Content has become the official currency of the media and marketing worlds, displacing the traditional “interruption” model of paid advertising and even the “annoyance” model of most online promotion. This convergence to a single currency is disrupting many of the beliefs that have underpinned each industry for decades.

  • Measuring Return on Objective: An Alternative Success Metric.

    While return on investment (ROI) is the gold standard for proving the success of marketing activities, the calculation for some media campaigns is blurred by cross channel integration, competitive activity and uncontrollable economic and environmental factors.