Is Reactive the New Proactive?

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April 13, 2017

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As Dagger’s CEO, Mike Popowski is an advertising expert with keen insights into new trends and classic marketing approaches alike. Recently, Mike wrote an opinion piece for Advertising Age titled, “Is Reactive the New Proactive?” Within this article, Mike breaks down what these terms mean, what’s trending now and where we’re headed as an industry.

While many people associate reactive service with laziness or negativity, it’s more popular than ever. Brands like Audi, Arby’s, Tecate, Oreo and Coca-Cola are succeeding because of their spur-of-the-moment, timely content. Today, it’s not proactive service that’s creating viral hits—it’s reactive service. Click here to read Mike’s full article on Advertising Age.

How to deal with copy challenges like a pro

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April 7, 2017

10:00 AM

Copywriting is a pretty cool job. First of all, you get paid to write. Second, you don’t need any fancy programs or tools to do your work. Want to spend the day in a park, or by a pool? You can do that and do your job at the same time. Third, you get to be completely anonymous and write in a myriad of voices on the daily. It’s basically the closest you’ll get to being a professional troll, while still sounding completely respectable at dinner parties. But like any job, it comes with challenges. So, what should you do when the going gets tough?
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THERE ARE NO STUPID QUESTIONS

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February 8, 2017

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
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Albert Einstein

Most of us have heard this from a young age, and it’s a great sentiment. It encourages us to ask the sometimes not-so-simple question: “Why?” Read more

NOT AN EXPERT? YOU CAN STILL WRITE LIKE ONE.

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December 27, 2016

9:00 AM

Copywriters aren’t experts. Many copywriters are talented, creative wordsmiths who can cram five long pages into five succinct words. They make you laugh, they make you think and they make you share social posts about nacho-filled sausage links that simply cannot be edible. But they are not experts.
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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

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November 22, 2016

1:30 PM

The verdict is in: content is the next big thing.

In fact, it’s not the next big thing; it’s here. In a world of ad blockers and paid streaming services, it’s no secret that more often than not, people are searching (and paying!) for ways to skip ads. As a marketer myself, I take no offense to this – even marketers hate ads – I take it as a challenge.
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