What you know about online users is wrong

know is wrongAs much as 85 percent of video views happen ,on facebook, with the sound off, according to multiple publishers. Take, for instance, feel-good site LittleThings, which is averaging 150 million monthly views on Facebook so far this year. Eighty-five percent of its viewership is occurring without users turning the sound on. Similarly, millennial news site Mic, which is also averaging 150 million monthly Facebook views, said 85 percent of its 30-second views are without sound. PopSugar said its silent video views range between 50 and 80 percent.

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Customer centricity is an essential part of any brand

imagesAl Ries writes “what wins in marketing today? The conventional wisdom is “customer centricity.” As one pundit put it, “Connect with customers based on their behavior or where they are in their purchase or life cycle.” But he feels this is wrong when in fact HE is wrong. Continue reading “Customer centricity is an essential part of any brand”

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?”

Six behaviors of an agile brand

Six behaviors of an agile brand

agil1. First and foremost, agile brands are principled and know what they stand for: They make a strong promise to their customers and never stop looking for new ways to deliver it. Dyson is a brand that holds this trait at its core, focusing on an unwavering commitment to innovation and aesthetics across its entire product suite. It knows that whether consumers are purchasing a vacuum, lamp, or bladeless fan, they expect top-notch performance and modern design every time.
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Everything you learned about marketing is wrong

713644918_reality_check_xlargeLet’s be honest, what you learned in school about marketing is wrong.  They are wrong because they ignore the power of today’s consumer because of the Internet.  An angry consumer, or group of consumers, can take down a brand’s marketing campaign with a post in social media yet marketers still make stupid mistakes.
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