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Image credit NicoElNino / Shutterstock.com According to Gartner’s ”CMO Spend Survey 2018-2019,” Chief Marketing Officers(CMOs) are moving to spend more on technology in 2019 than on staffing. Marketing technology (martech) this coming year will experience a seven percent increase over 2018 with staff costs declining from 27 percent to 23 percent. The moveaway from human...
The concern of marketers about the effectiveness and real value of all the money and energy spent on advertising has been going on for centuries. The earliest of purveyors of commerce wrung their hands over what portion of advertising spend was being unheard. Little in the way of easy and accurate measurement existed and the...
It is a phrase that has been seen in headlines of articles across industry publications, frequently heard in board rooms, and endlessly repeated on internet forums. Yes, ‘Big Data’ has been a hot-button topic and a dominant trend for some time now, but all evidence points to an army of executives, marketers, and other leaders...
Did you know there was a football game played Sunday night in New Orleans? The Super Bowl matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the winning Baltimore Ravens turned out to be highly competitive and compelling until the end, keeping 200 million televisions locked on CBS’ well-managed but unremarkable broadcast. But notwithstanding the action on...
We are well aware of the power of social networks to effectively disseminate a brand message and create real, mutually-beneficial relationships between consumers and brands. But there are two sides to the coin – a great deal of the content brands perceive as engaging to audiences falls short of expectations when the metrics on conversions...
A Snapshot of our Blog in 2012 2012 was truly a year worthy of conversation. Facebook’s IPO opened the world’s eyes to a new understanding of social media, mobile technology continued to grow and captured more of our attention and our dollars, the Summer Olympic Games unfolded in London, Hurricane Sandy became the most digitally...
Although the dawn of all things digital began back in the late 1990s, it has truly just in the last handful of years that we have entered a definitively new era of marketing brought on by internet technologies. From our perspective in the present, it is evident that there has been a transition from what...
The rise of Generation X as a dominating consumer group has brought some changing attitudes towards the role of many new and innovative niches of the marketing ecosystem. Throughout 2012, social enterprise generated buzz as the latest new development in the explosive growth of social media. Facebook’s billion dollar buyout of Instagram in April symbolized...
Marketers from the “golden age” of advertising have had their legend inflated to great heights by television’s Mad Men. But no matter how cool they were (or at least seem to us today), those executives would be green with envy at our ability to collect, measure, and react to data in the 21st century. Of...
They are some of the most common complaints heard across America each and every year. “Christmas music? Already?!,” you might hear. Or, “Holiday Sales? It’s not even Thanksgiving yet!” In October, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said it expects holiday sales to rise 4.1% in 2012 to totals approaching $580 billion. Even in times where the...
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