74% of marketers prioritize social media in their top five launch communication channels. Almost all marketers view social media as a crucial channel for a new product launch.
If you read enough content on the web you’re likely to believe that marketing has changed a lot and for some products that may be true but for a lot of others it’s still inform and convert. Continue reading
POST SUMMARY: Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing Communication Allison Johnson said the two most “dreaded, hated” words at Apple under Steve Jobs were “branding” and “marketing. “In Steve’s mind,” she recalls, “people associated brands with television advertising and commercials and artificial things. The most important thing was people’s relationship to the product. So any time we said ‘brand’ it was a dirty word.” Continue reading
The popularity of capsule coffee systems like K-Cups and Nespresso is a marketing marvel. aGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters estimates that around 13% of all U.S. households have one of their devices. But the real money comes from not from the machines but from the single serve capsules. Ounce for ounce, consumers are generally paying anywhere from $35 – 60 a pound for the ground coffee inside these capsules therefore getting consumers to pay for these capsules is very lucrative. However forcing consumers to use your capsules is not a good strategy. Continue reading