The stock market is full of shit. Apple stock has been on a tear lately, but not because of anything they have done, but because investors believe everyone is going to run out an buy the new iPhone 8 when it’s released. In the meantime the brand is being hammered by the evil empire; Microsoft. Continue reading
Are search ads a waste of money? This isn’t to say that big brands should never invest in search advertising, but they should bear in mind that search ads work best when they alert consumers to something they’re not already aware of. For instance, Gap might forgo search ads that would pop up when users search the company’s name or its best-known categories, such as jeans, and instead pay to appear in results for categories it isn’t commonly associated with, such as shoes. Continue reading
Via Harvard Business Review: Each day enormous amounts of brand-generated content—articles, photos, videos, and so on—appear on those pages and on other social media platforms, all designed to entice people to follow, engage with, and buy from brands. But is there value in a like? Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that so many pseudo social media experts are still out there spreading bullshit like water. Any marketer that believes that social media marketing is still relevant needs to go back to school. Continue reading
The average adult consumed 2,295 minutes of video a week . Here’s how they consumed it by device: Live TV – 84%, Time shifted TV (DVR) – 9%, Multi-media device (Roku, Apple TV, or any other gizmo attached to a TV) – 3%, Video on a PC – 4%, Video on a SmartPhone – less than 1%. But do ads on TV work or should you focus on digital? Continue reading
After years of disruptive change that has lead to better informed, more empowered consumers, it has become more difficult than ever for brands to control customer perception with traditional marketing. There is a shift from trying to get new customers to ensuring that your brand experience is a good one.
Here we go again! Numerous websites talking about the buzz generated by the Super Bowl commercials, but almost nobody talking about the connection between buzz and sales. In case you forgot advertising is supposed to generate sales. Continue reading
The Super Bowl is a great advertising opportunity. The 2017 Super Bowl’s audience will be at least 110 million viewers. In terms of cultural reach, football’s championship game is twice the size of the biggest blockbuster. However, surveys of Super Bowl audiences have found that between 80 and 90 percent of the ads wash over audiences and don’t make them any more likely to buy the product on display. Continue reading