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The Archer Blog
We have some thoughts. Here’s where we share them. The Archer Blog is the home of our best thinking on the trends, challenges, and tech that constitute digital media’s cutting edge. Come for the hot takes. Stay for the cool wit.
Truth to Digital
Many digital agencies, in their fervor to grow, or maximize profits, subcontract when they land business they’re too small, too busy, or not sufficiently specialized to accommodate….These deep, and deeply unaccountable, chains of work are predominating in the industry.Read more
Digital Banking Puts You Closer to Your Cash
The financial services industry has been transformed by digital innovations that have altered the relationship between customers and their banks.Read more
How VR Enhanced Our Design Process
At Archer Innovations, we’re constantly looking for opportunities to apply the latest technologies — such as augmented and virtual reality — to business problems.Read more
The Truth About Vero: A Marketer’s Manifesto
While Vero's long-range prospects are murky - it suffers from a buggy beta, a founder with a pockmarked ethical track record, and a murderer's row of competitors who are quick to coopt whatever promising thing the new kid dreamt up - its meteoric rise suggests a lesson for digital marketers that's crystal clear.Read more
Media & Analytics
Better Digital Analytics requires Goals, not Resolutions
One thing that separates people who actually manage to make a major change to their lifestyle, or even the way they conduct business, is that they set and work toward specific rather than directional goals.Read more
The Four Habits of Highly Effective Business Analysts
Business analysts are really important - a savvy analyst adds significant value. There are four primary areas where this value expresses itself: efficiency, communication, project focus, and vision.Read more
Five Rules for Better Project Management
These principles of sound project management can help every project run more smoothly, finish on time, and achieve the ultimate goal—making our clients ridiculously happy.Read more
Getting Out of Tech Debt
Our primary goals for the most recent redesign were to tidy it up and make it more maintenance-friendly than the previous version, while minimizing tech debt...Read more
Selecting the right system is pivotal. To ensure you find the best solution for your organization, you should ask yourself the following questions...
Investing in a CMS? Here are the four big questions to ask
Social strategy and analytics shouldn’t be separated—they must go hand-in-hand. Before any idea is brainstormed, concept is pitched, or content is created, data should be analyzed and used to inform any next steps.
4 Reasons Why Your Social Strategy Needs Measurement
8 Tips for a Better Portfolio
In the competitive creative industry, a well-designed portfolio is crucial. Archer Exec. Creative Director Mike Mayton draws from his decade plus of design and interview experience to share some advice that will help you build a portfolio that stands apart.Read more
Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The ultimate goal of AI is the creation of a general intelligence that can be trained on a variety of tasks and use past experience to identify new problems and create new solutions.Read more
5 Tips for Your Social Media Strategy
Each day, a new trend, platform update or current event could pop up and a brand must quickly and strategically decide if and how to act accordingly.Read more
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