Digital Marketing Trends

A few thoughts on Forrester…

keep-calm-because-this-is-bullshitForrester, the respected market research company, has a history of releasing reports that cast Facebook in a bad light in the eyes of advertisers.  Forrester’s Nate Elliott says Facebook’s move to continue to chop down the organic reach of brands’ Facebook posts and the fact that marketers continue to be dissatisfied with the performance of their Facebook Pages point to the fact that brands “don’t actually have social relationships with their customers.” He adds that it is time for marketers — who have been wasting “significant financial, technological, and human resources on social networks that don’t deliver value” (which also includes Twitter, in this report) — to explore new techniques such as using smaller social networks (which are less cluttered than Facebook and Twitter because they currently have fewer users and advertisers clogging up the News Feed and by adding social relationship tools to their own websites.  Should you listen to Forresers advice? Continue reading »

Digital Talent Lacking

UnknownThere is a pervasive, deeply running digital marketing talent gap – a substantial difference between what employers value and what talent is available. While 71% of large brand/enterprise organizations believe their digital marketing team is strong in some areas, their employees exhibit mediocrity/ weakness in others when importance and strength are analyzed together, with sizeable gaps in every area studied. Continue reading »

Millennial Moms Matter

screenshot_14Millennial moms are a large segment with huge spending power, according to Baby Center.  They are 84mm US adults aged 18-34 with $1.3t in annual spending and $430b in discretionary spending.  83% of new moms are Millennial moms. Continue reading »

Digital marketing update

whats newThe digital marketing space is changing and changing very rapidly.  If you don’t keep up on trends and changes you might be wasting a lot of money.  Here are the top stories, trends and resources from the last few weeks. Continue reading »

7 Things that every marketer should know about digital marketing

Digital marketing is evolving and the changes that are happening with digital marketing are being implemented at light speed.  If organizations take weeks of Power Points to get the ball rolling they just might find that what they wanted to do is outdated requiring them to start all over again.  There is no doubt that it’s a challenging environment but this one of the reasons why I love digital marketing so much.  Here are 7 things that every marketer should know about digital marketing… Continue reading »

Digital marketing: Untold secrets

UnknownFor the first time it’s been reported that more money is flowing into digital media than offline channels.  As more and more “experts” tell you why you should be increasing your digital marketing budgets very few actually are talking about the primary objective of ANY marketing initiative: to drive bottom line results. Continue reading »

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