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It’s The Behavior Pathway, Stupid!

Here’s an important question: Why do agencies have such a hard time creating truly integrated work that resonates with people? It’s because most still think in terms of brands and projects, not in terms of audience behavior and interest. You know I’m right. As much as they try to avoid it, most agencies are … [Read More...]

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