Put an end to “big data” and start Analytics 3.0

all-you-need-to-know-about-big-dataAll over the Web there are a lot of infographics that convey data points but I would argue that data without analytics to help us understand why, how and where are pretty much meaningless.  In fact I would suggest that big data is over-hyped and that the real gold for marketers is the use of analytics that help us better understand consumers and customers. Continue reading “Put an end to “big data” and start Analytics 3.0″

Do brands really need to move to mobile?

Do brands really need to move to mobile?

information-overload “Digital consumption, especially of visual content, is happening at such a rapid pace on handheld devices marketers should push mobile optimization to the top of their checklists and not allow it to come as an afterthought,” said Influenster president and co-founder Elizabeth Scherle. Is this really true? Yes and no. Continue reading “Do brands really need to move to mobile?”

Social media is sooo over

over social mediaFred Wilson says “the social media phase of the Internet ended” in 2014.  In a post looking back at what happened in 2014, he says social media is pretty much dead. Messaging apps have replaced social media apps, says Wilson.  “Messaging is the new social media Families use WhatsApp groups instead of Facebook. Kids use Snapchat instead of Instagram. Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp in February of this year was the transaction that defined this trend.” Continue reading “Social media is sooo over”

The most powerful and trusted content by shoppers

The most powerful and trusted content by shoppers

screenshot_435According to bazaarvoice: The voice of the consumer continues to rise as the most powerful and trusted content by shoppers. It’s the next wave of feedback and innovation. As a result, consumer- generated content (CGC) has grown and expanded into different types of content: photos, videos, questions, chats, and more. Moving well beyond traditional word-of-mouth marketing, CGC has transformed into a powerful, trusted, and essential form of communication between people and businesses.

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