What Big Brands Really Think About Big Data

Big Data is Critical to Marketing Effectiveness … But Challenges Remain Recent research by Informatica/D&B/Ascend2 asked 234 marketing professionals how they use big data and what there biggest challenges are. Key Objectives for a Data-Driven Strategy Revolve Around Personalization The drive for personalizing the customer experience by individual market segments is paramount to marketers.  This […]

B2B In Major Buyer Transition

B2B Decision Makers are Not Your Father’s Buyers Much is changing in the B2B marketing space, but most of all it’s the buyers themselves and how they make vendor decisions.  Brands that understand this fundamental change will close far more business Fact :  On average, buyers are 57% through their decision-making by the first sales contact Impact:  It […]

Why So Are Many Brands Reluctant to Go Digital

Even in the Face of Compelling Evidence that Consumers are Digital … Brands Cling to What They Know Digital media consumption (daily time spent) surpassed Television in 2013 and the gap has widened significantly since.     Mobile Time Spent Growing Rapidly Mobile is the big reason for digital time spent growth.  Eventually Mobile will […]

Clients Love Monologue … Buyers Want Dialogue.

Most Content Marketing is Fairly Mundane Stuff Many brands view their Content Marketing practice as another sales communications channel.  Why not?  The objective is to ‘sell something’ so why not use every buyer touch point to get your point across.  Seems obvious the more sales messages, the more sales.  The classic lower funnel strategy that’s worked […]

It’s Not the Technology You Use … It’s How You Use the Technology That Matters

Achieving Maximum Performance in SMV Marketing Requires Human Intervention at Every Step  “Drowning in data … starving for wisdom”**.   No truer words ever spoken to sum up digital marketing and the advent of big data into the advertising world. Everywhere you look agencies are relying more and more on technology to drive decisions on ad spend. […]

Brands Not Single Sourcing SMV are Leaving Ad Dollars on the Table

ROMI Maximization ➟ Single Source Social/Mobile/Video Provider   Given the proliferation and fragmentation of digital media opportunities, there are plenty of ways to spend ad dollars … and waste ad dollars.  As Social/Mobile/Video (SMV) become the dominant consumer platforms, how do brands maximize ROI?   Asset maximization can only be achieved through continual SMV optimization […]

Brand’s are Wasting a Ton of Money with Last Click Attribution

The Right Attribution is Critical to Achieving the Lowest CPA Unbelievably, a majority of brands are still using single click attribution, a highly inaccurate methodology leading to poor decisions on digital media spend.  Single click is not logical and there’s plenty of data proving it doesn’t provide a true-view of cause-and-effect So why is it […]