Please stop! People don’t want a social media relationship with your brand

The share of Americans who use social media as their primary source of political news and information is rising fast but remains relatively small . Only 14 percent of American adults reported that social media was their most important source of news for the 2016 election. On the other hand, 57 percent of American adults said that TV (cable, network or local) was their most important source. And yet when it comes to branding reserach companies like Kantar Millward Brown insist that brands need to use social media as a marketing channel. Continue reading

Most eCommerce sales done on PC’s (not mobile)

According to Deloitte “desktop/laptops is still the go to method for online spending.  In addition, Back in September, research firm First Insight claimed that 71% of Millennials visit multiple brick-and-mortar stores to find the best deals, compared to just 57% of baby boomers. And back in June, CouponFollow found that 76% of Millennials “browse the internet before buying anything.” Of those, 67% buy the product from a brick-and-mortar store, while just 33% make the purchase online. Continue reading

Content marketing is pure bullshit

You have to hand it to the so called “experts”.  We were promised that social media would be the magic carpet on which our legions of brand advocates would go to spread the word about the marvelousness of our brands, and would free us from the terrible, wasteful expense of advertising.  When that went down the drain they trying to tell us that content marketing is the key to consumer engagement.  Pure garbage. Continue reading