On a recent trip, I came across the 25th Anniversary edition of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum.
Going to your doctor to get an annual physical is part of being and staying healthy. We schedule these appointments a year in advance, and if we have been following the doctor’s orders for the previous 365 days, we are rewarded with a clean bill of health (though most of us are also given a […]
Every year, without fail, marketing experts release their lists of the ‘hot marketing trends’ that marketers must pay attention to in order to be successful. For 2019, artificial intelligence, influencer marketing, and chatbots seem to be the most popular new additions. What I find interesting is that personalization, the use of direct mail as a […]
All meaningful, deep, long-lasting relationships are dependent on communication. The more two people communicate, the more they get to know one another, and the more intimate they become. With intimacy comes trust, loyalty, and sometimes, even love. This is as true for a brand and its most loyal customers as it is for two individuals. […]
Developing a successful, one-to-one customer acquisition campaign requires a lot of hard work and planning. And there are a myriad of variables that must be taken into account when determining which channels—or combination of channels—you should deploy. Those variables include, but are not limited to, your target audience, your media/marketing budget, the category, the path to purchase, and last but certainly not least, your business objectives.
Like many other data breaches that have been flooding the news, the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal sent the social media world into panic. This scandal was different from the other reports of misused consumer data (like Equifax) for two reasons: one, because of the sheer number of people affected (some reports stating as […]
The Association of National Advertisers’ (ANA) acquisition of the DMA is the life preserver that CEO Tom Benton worked hard to find. For the past decade, the DMA has steadily lost membership, money, and relevance in the marketing and advertising community. With the increased desire of CMOs to become the next social media sensation […]