Digital marketing is changing rapidly as consumers find new ways to consume digital content, use it to make purchase decisions and marketers try and interrupt them when they just want to connect with friends and family. Your digital marketing strategy has to be fluid to leverage the changing Internet environment. Here are my rules [...]
While the economy is turning the corner, shoppers seem to be staying the course – continuing with the thrifty shopping habits they adopted during the recession. However, increased consumer confidence is having a positive impact on the shopping behaviors of some specific shopper segments. Modest improvements include the stabilization of routine shopping trips following years [...]
According to Forbes native advertising is defined as ad strategies that allow brands to promote their content into the endemic experience of a site in an integrated, non-interruptive way. However, does if native advertising is still advertising will consumers still consume the content to kill time while failing to convert ? With approximately $11 billion [...]
There are no shortcuts when it comes to building a great online branded website. Today’s consumers don’t just question, they challenge and flat out reject the irrelevant, unnecessary, and insulting advertising and marketing that most marketers seem to take for granted. If you try and save money by having a graphics person develop a website [...]
Finally there is the inability of marketers to clearly communicate to senior executives the importance of digital marketing to the brand. Most senior executives don’t have time to keep up on digital marketing trends and you have to be the one to help them sort through the hype and the reality of digital marketing ROI.
There are a lot of people calling on pharma to do more with social media but no pharma company should do anything until they have an in depth understanding of how social media can impact patients healthcare choices. This means basic qualitative research to ask their audienec “why?” and “what do you need?”.
I know that there are some very good people working within the drug industry who are smart, savvy and care about what they do. I also know that talented people would have to have a screw loose to want to work in an industry that casually lays off thousands of people as soon as drug comes of patent. It might help the balance sheet in the short term but strategically it could cripple an...