Tag Archives: advertising

Fake News, Believe it or Not, Is Not New

When Facebook initiated new features last year designed to make it easier for its users to keep up with the news and social media marketers a chance to promote content directly to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and his crew failed to foresee the oncoming calamity of such an opportunity. Perhaps it was unpredictable that so many […]

 

Helping Architects Accept Change and Embrace the Modern Marketing Era

For most purveyors of goods and services, the act of marketing can be traced back in history to the very beginning of commerce when conveying the benefits of ones products and services over a competitor’s was a practice of simple communication, using the very rudimentary of marketing tools and collateral. But practicing the science of […]

Interesting and Challenging Times Ahead for Marketers

At the coming of the end of each calendar year there comes a practice that appears to be an unavoidable part of our culture. It is understandable that at the end of something there certainly must be a beginning of something else, a sort of evolutionary ideology that mandates a certain continuity of things both […]

Aligning Sales and Marketing to Produce Business Growth

Ask any veteran in business and you’ll hear stories about the ongoing war between the marketing function and the sales department. Many relationships between the sales and the marketing departments often resemble an efficient and effective circular firing squad. As sales slump marketing blames sales for not executing on its plan and sales complains that […]

It’s Not Always the “What” But the “How”

The importance of effective messaging has never been more paramount then in today’s digital, technology driven communication environment. Connecting to an audience requires commitment to the established fundamental basics of communication and an awareness to the challenges that come with the more individualized and direct contact offered by social media. In the past, generalized mass […]

Junction Practices What It Preaches

A company’s website is a living, breathing entity on the internet and, in today’s digital marketing world, your audience’s first impression of your business. Protecting a brand image and maintaining access to your company and its services is critical to the success of any business entity. Stale or aging websites often become technically obsolete, are […]

How Much of Your Advertising Spend Is Getting Blocked?

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted,” Philadelphia department store magnate John Wanamaker was famously quoted as saying. “The trouble is I don’t know which half.” And while the markets, methods, media and advertising choices have changed dramatically amidst the digital technology revolution, most of today’s marketers continue to struggle with measuring the […]

Building Profitable Customer Relationships

Transactional marketing, long the staple of short term sales building and product placement efforts is being challenged by the benefits of the other wing of sales strategy and tactics, the consultative sales approach or relationship building. Punctuated by heavy advertising and promotion; and almost always singularly focused on price, the transactional approach has been the […]

Retail’s Disruptive Future

Despite early announcements of major store closings and employee furloughs by some of retails largest and most prominent players, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting a growth rate of 3.1 percent in 2016, a performance rate higher than the 10 year average of 2.7 percent. The NRF also predicted non-store retail to grow at […]

A Customer Obsessed Culture is at the Center of Successful Marketing Strategy in 2016

As businesses embark on another year of battling on the fields and in the trenches of competition, the plethora of new and nearly new methods of connecting with customers and the marketing tools used in competing in this technological era is not only altering the tactical plan but also the overall campaign strategy. Traditionally a […]