Marketing

One size fits all marketing v/s custom made: Beyond stereotypes of segments and digging deep

What is the most effective way for a brand to reach its consumer? And what defines how they build not just effectiveness but rather do so with authenticity in the consumer’s life? This is the number one question in the marketers’ mind set. And there was a time this was done in a simpler and wider form through just print ... Read More »

Two Important Lessons Learned From Spending $70 Million On Marketing

I spend about $100,000 every week marketing my company to businesses nationwide. Spending that much per week on marketing may strike many business owners as excessive. And for some businesses, it is. Obviously, I wasn’t spending $100,000 on marketing when I first started out in 1998. I didn’t have much working capital back then (just a $5,000 credit card, if ... Read More »

The Real Reason Sales and Marketing Teams Use AI

Did you know that only one percent of cold calls even lead to an appointment, according to a popularly cited study by Baylor University’s Keller Center for Research? The problem with cold calling is that it lacks a personal touch. Most of the time, the sales rep doesn’t offer anything the customer wants, because they don’t know what they want. You may ... Read More »

Finding Investors Using Digital Marketing

It’s not rocket science. Emerging growth companies and hedge/venture funds need to find investors. While there are many ways to do this, the process can be streamlined. Digital marketing is a great way to use analytics to identify potential investors. I will give you some of the big picture steps in this article. Then, I will lay out some of ... Read More »

Here’s why the demand for diversity is driving digital marketing success

American society isn’t just more diverse than it’s ever been – that diversity is now highly visible. More than ever, consumers are demanding marketing that pays attention to representation and shows the American public as it is: A huge and varied spectrum of races, bodies, genders and socioeconomic classes. It’s understandable that some companies are struggling with these new standards – after all, things ... Read More »

Marketing platforms with proprietary UIs are a waste of resources

Every business is different. It has its own profit models, objectives and problems. Therefore, it should also have a way of reporting business results that are tailored to its needs. Today, there is a plethora of options that offer just that. Datorama, Google Data Studio, and Microsoft’s Power BI are just a few of the increasingly sophisticated data visualization tools that offer near-infinite customizability. ... Read More »

No headwinds for marketing to women

Shelley Lazarus, when she became chief executive of Ogilvy in 1997, said during an interview to The New York Times, “I don’t underestimate the fact that it made me very visible, that I added value (in the client meetings) because I had the right hormones going through my blood as the people we were selling to. I could say, ‘As ... Read More »

Theory vs. Reality: How to Solve Your Marketing Strategy Problems

English poet Robert Burns once said, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Nowhere is that saying truer than in marketing. Marketing professionals know that drafting a good strategy for reaching your customers and boosting business can often be an exercise in futility. There are dozens of established marketing strategies, all of which serve a purpose connecting ... Read More »

The dynamic art and science of movie marketing

Before hitting the theatres, movies are placed well in the minds of the audience and are sold effectively. From advertising with different brands, on-ground activities such as organising events, partnering with television shows, or collaborating with influencers and content creators, film marketers don’t leave a single chance to reach out to the audience. With a substantial rise in the number ... Read More »

Creating a winning mobile app marketing strategy in 2019

Mobile is the preferred first-screen of the present day customers.  But is your brand positioned to leverage mobile marketing to build longer, more valuable relationships with users in 2019? The Localytics data team has released its annual App Marketing Guide, revealing the four biggest mobile app marketing insights from 2018, which should help brands plan mobile marketing strategies this year. ... Read More »