There is a lot of hype around mobile and although it’s still growing the majority of consumers (80%) still are using PC’s to shop according to Custora real-time analytics.
Stupidity exists everywhere, but the author of an article called “It’s Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over” just does not understand what he is talking about. If anyone thinks the era of the personal computer is over they are just fooling themselves because when it comes to “creators” the PC is the tool for “getting it done”.
Worldwide mobile-ad spending will reach $6.4 billion this year and more than $23.6 billion by 2016, according to EMarketer. But most mobile ads are disruptive. So why are so many brands, media agencies and marketers giving so little thought to how mobile ads work and how to engage users ? According to Business Week “Traditional advertising doesn’t translate to mobile devices, and companies are still struggling to come up with effective strategies.”
When looking at accomplishments in the past 12 months, more than half of marketers pointed to their effectiveness in uplifting digital marketing capabilities and improving engagement with customers online. Not surprisingly, there is still much room for advancement as nearly 60 percent of chief marketers list “digital marketing makeover” (involving platforms, programs and people) as the number one transformational project in the year ahead.
The ‘purchase funnel’ is no longer relevant. Customers are experiencing your brand everywhere. That audience is drawn into an experience, a brand, or a product when a social experience is present. The next era of marketing centers on facilitating brand-relevant social experiences to any digital touchpoint. But is this true for every brand and product ? My belief is no, it’s not.