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September 26, 2018

Breaking out of the Social Media Echo Chamber

Many think that just by adding fresh posts they have a handle on their social media strategy– this couldn't be farther from the truth.
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September 10, 2018

Designing solutions before research (and why it’s a bad idea)

When faced with a marketing challenge you may be tempted to go with your first instinct– yet it’s important to look at the bigger picture first.
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August 26, 2018

The biggest mistakes CMOs make when choosing an agency

While it might be tempting to make a quick decision, use these helpful questions to avoid these infamous mistakes when choosing a marketing agency.
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August 9, 2018

Black Hat UX: Where Intention Meets Design

Know a website that tries to deceive the user? It just might be wearing a black hat. A few weeks ago we were user testing for a popular VPN service.…
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August 6, 2018

Challenging the Market with New Team Members

ZIV’s team is growing as it continues to help clients shine and challenge the market! ZIV continues to grow, both with strategic internal hires and our client base. From the…
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July 25, 2018

531 Grand – Branding from the Ground Up

Before starting construction on 531 Grand, the owners knew they needed a solid brand, message, and digital experience. That's where ZIV comes in.
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July 19, 2018

Leading the Way to Greatness with Lead Bank

In an ever-evolving fast-paced society, it’s easy to tunnel vision on day-to-day tasks and set your business on autopilot. This often causes putting off optimization of the bigger brand touchpoints…
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March 25, 2018

Scraps KC Launches New Website Designed by ZIV

ScrapsKC Launches New User-Centered Website Designed by Digital Agency, ZIV. October 20, 2017, Kansas City, MO – Scraps KC, a non-profit creative reuse center and retail store, launched its newly…
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January 18, 2018

Customer Experience vs. Success Metrics – Which One Wins?

The amount of likes, shares, and reaches often determine the success of marketing material - but is it really the best way to understand campaign success?
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October 14, 2017

Why Digital Spaces Are as Important as Physical Ones

When it comes to buildings a business normally pulls out all the stops. What better way to impress clients, right? Why then do so many businesses woefully ignore the architecture…
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September 1, 2017

KC Business Journal Features ZIV’s UX Expertise

Why should you care about user experience design (UX)? That’s the question the Kansas City Business Journal brought to ZIV founder and CEO, Cara Miller. Explore her insights on how…
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August 15, 2017

Telling Your Brand Story

Brand story. It’s the idea that when you come face to face with a brand an immediate feeling or thought comes to mind - and telling it is more important…
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July 14, 2017

The Elements of a Successful Startup

You’ve read the books, done your research, and created a product or service that displays your big idea. But have you forgotten a major part of what makes your idea…

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