Content Marketing …. What & Why?

By Bob West The shift toward content marketing represents a tremendous philosophic change for many marketers, and our forward-thinking agricultural and horticultural clients are catching on now. For those marketers unfamiliar with the concept of content marketing, let’s examine what this term “content marketing” means and why you need to consider it when developing your […]

A Website CMS …. What You Need to Know

By Bob West Clients hire us to build them a new website for two primary reasons: 1. They need a website that offers a better mobile experience; or, more likely, 2. They need a website that is easier for them to update and maintain. Let me be clear about it: If you (a marketer) can’t […]

7 Questions to Ask Yourself for Your New Website

By Bob West We have built websites for a number of clients in recent years, and most of these clients hired Meister Custom for one of two reason: 1. They needed a website that is easier to update and maintain; or 2. They needed a website that offered a better mobile experience. Deciding you need […]

Mark Twain & Ads on our Websites Have Something in Common

By Bob West “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain is known for that quote, but I feel like online display ads could make the same claim. Meister Media delivered more than 30 million ad impressions for 205 clients across seven different websites in 2017, and guess what those ads did? They […]

Quality Tops Quantity, Bloggers Say

By Bob West New research from Orbit Media may hold some good news for all of the would-be bloggers amongst you looking to strengthen your company’s website with an informative blog: Bloggers are consciously producing fewer posts. However, before you think, ‘That’s great. Keeping our blog updated will be easier than ever!’, note that a […]

Research Highlights Value of Content Marketing & Keys to Success

By Bob West Content marketing is not a concept that is going away. The philosophy was originally adopted by large-scale, progressive-thinking consumer marketers and then became popular with enterprise marketers in the business-to-business realm. The question for agricultural marketers is whether or not they’re willing to re-think their traditional marketing tactics in favor of this […]

Are Ad Blockers the End of Online Advertising?

By Bob West A co-worker who decided I needed something else to worry about sent me the latest eMarketer research into ad blocker use, and you can see their six key charts here. The headline news from the data is that ad blocker use is projected to grow 24% in 2017, thereby pushing the number […]

Mobile Audience Continues Growing, but Growth Clearly Slows in 2017

By Bob West The shift to mobile is a topic that never leaves marketers’ minds. (At least, it shouldn’t!) We monitor the trend vigilantly at Meister Media to ensure we’re serving content to our audiences in the best way to help them consume it as easily as possible, which means serving them content for their […]

Direct Email Marketing Continues Engaging Our Audiences

By Bob West One key tactic often gets ignored among the many conversations about the rising popularity of digital marketing – direct email marketing. While we have seen an undeniable rise in the number of companies marketing via our enewsletters and websites, we have also seen a similar rise in the number of clients renting […]

Apple and Google Take Aim at Display Ads?

By Bob West We have talked previously on this blog about benefits of native advertising and why marketers should note this fairly new marketing approach. Here’s yet another reason for you to explore how native advertising can help your marketing plan: Apple and Google are starting to declare war on the traditional display ads marketers […]