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Product Placements

Inspire, Media, Strategic Marketing, Visual Marketing

Right Place, Right Time: The Value of Product Placement

If you’ve watched a movie or television show at any time in the last century, you’ve almost certainly seen several examples of product placement. While some of the most prominent examples that come to mind might be scenes of characters drinking Coca-Cola with the label facing outward or driving prominently-featured Audis through exciting chase sequences, […]

Social Media Policy

Inspire, Social Media

Social Media: A How-To Guide For Employees

In another blog post, we recently discussed the value of employee advocacy and how in-house promotion is a simple and effective way to support employee retention and boost your social media reach on any platform. Motivating your employees to interact with your brand’s social media pages is also great means to help increase website traffic […]

Dear Dale

Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Dear Dale: How to Generate Quality Leads

Welcome to the first installment of our new Dear Dale column! In this special section, we will post a question or two from our reading audience that our Founder, CEO and fearless leader at DeanHouston+, Dale Dean will personally answer! So, without further ado… Dear Dale, My company produces components for the oil & gas […]

Interactive Content

Content Marketing, Inspire

Interactive Content: A Must for Encouraging Brand Loyalty Through Content Marketing

Led Zeppelin was ahead of its time in a lot of ways. When they released their iconic concert film and soundtrack The Song Remains the Same in 1976, they probably just thought they came up with a clever, quasi-abstract title. Certainly, they had no aspirations that it might be a quasi-applicable marketing analogy one day. […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inspire, Marketing Automation, Strategic Marketing

The Ballad of “Always On” Marketing Campaigns

When it comes to executing a marketing campaign, there’s not always a good time to pause, or to shoo away customer acquisition at any stage. Unlike traditional, linear marketing campaigns which tend to focus on awareness, the intent of an “always on” (also known as “evergreen”) campaign is continually optimized to build engagement and retention. […]

Karen Razo


It All Started with Donuts: Celebrating the Career of Karen Razo

You just never know how certain moments in life will set you on a beloved path. In this edition of our INSPIRE Staff Spotlight Series, we recognize the incomparable Karen Razo, office manager of the DeanHouston+ Headquarters in Cincinnati. Karen found one such path at DH+. Throughout her 26 years here, she has experienced a […]

Visual Storytelling

Content Marketing, Inspire, Visual Marketing

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Humans are storytellers. It’s in our DNA. From the earliest sketches on cave walls to the ultra-lifelike 3D digital effects of today, we’ve been using visuals to tell our tales for eons. And we always will. Art forms like writing, speaking, playing music, making videos, designing graphics, painting, drawing, and sculpting are all forms of […]

Employee Advocacy

Content Marketing, Inspire, Social Media

The Value of Employee Advocacy

Are your employees or coworkers active on social media? For industrial companies, this activity might not seem too relevant. However, in-house promotion is a simple and effective way to support employee retention and boost your account’s reach on any platform. This engagement can include anything from liking content on the company page to sharing a […]


Digital Marketing, Inspire, Web

Chatbots: They Aren’t Evil!

Bots. The very word may conjure up fearful images of microscopic gremlins running amok inside our devices, executing their nefarious schemes in a brazen attempt to imitate – or dominate – the digital world we live in. And that’s only the beginning. Bots learn. They adapt. If not kept in check, they could end up […]

Cause Marketing

Content Marketing, Event Planning & Management, Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Marketing For A Cause

Business and consumer values evolve all the time. Recent studies have shown that more than 60% of consumers want to buy from brands that have a real purpose. This indicates that in today’s world, people tend to support companies that are active members of their communities, maintain good ethical standards, and exhibit social responsibility. Cause […]

DJ Slater


Lightsabers and Cake: A Day in the Life of DJ Slater

Welcome to our INSPIRE Staff Spotlight Series, where we highlight DeanHouston+ team members to learn more about them, their work, and to pick their brains on a variety of topics. Our first featured guest is DJ Slater, the publicity coordinator at DH+. In this DH+ exclusive, we sat down with the high-motor Milwaukeean to learn […]

Blue Ocean Strategy

Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Developing Your Blue Ocean Strategy

Nearly 71% of the earth is made of water. That’s significant, especially when you realize that more than 80% of the ocean remains unexplored. Even with modern technology, there is so much we have not experienced. Just imagine what wonders we have yet to find under the surface! The possibilities are many – and a […]

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