In the August 2018 CMO Survey by Deloitte, the biggest weakness is the ability to measure the success of digital marketing activities and working with external partners. Yet another study, this one from Bannerflow, shows that 91% of brands are bringing their digital marketing in-house. Hmmm… there seems to be a gap in what CMOs need (measurement) and what they have (lack of internal talent with analytics acumen). Let’s explore when it makes sense to outsource your digital marketing and when it’s time to bring select capability in-house.
Web browsers have developed a great deal in the last few years. Now with Google Chrome dominating the market it’s strange to think that not that long ago most internet users were using Internet Explorer. One of Chrome’s great features is that you can add plugins into your Chrome interface, so, much like a smartphone, if there’s a feature missing you can probably add it yourself. Here are some of our favorite chrome extensions that we use on a day-to-day basis that help us be better digital marketers.
Artificial intelligence is no longer just something you see in bad Sci-Fi movies. Machine learning and AI has crept into lots of things we use on a day to day basis. From smart refrigerators to your search engine, AI is helping to read a website, or order more milk. But now it’s started writing adverts too?
Recently we had a discussion with a colleague who didn’t understand what it means to be a certified Google Partner. Since it’s a relatively new designation, I thought it would be helpful to explain what it is and why working with a Google Partner has many advantages.
Boost Your Browser If you use Google Chrome like us (and almost 75% of all internet browsing public) then you’ll probably have a few extensions. For example, you might have a Chromecast plugin so you can stream YouTube from your laptop onto your TV. Or, you may have a VPN so you can watch BBC […]
Size Does Matter Small and Medium-sized businesses are under many pressures but the biggest are typically time and resources. There are only so many hours in the day, and unlike bigger companies, you have to be very careful about hiring too many members of staff. Much content written online about marketing is focused on companies […]
In recent years marketers have been privy to more and more of their customers’ information. Online marketing has helped marketers gather detailed personas of their potential buyers by collecting data from their online habits but as the recent reaction to the Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica fiasco is showing, tides may be changing. So will technologies like Blockchain, that are focused on online privacy, have a knock-on effect for marketers?
Marketing has long been the poor relation in comparison to Sales. But recently things have evened out a little, but is data science now vying for the crown?
Old School or Just Broken? Recently I saw this toddler & iPad video. Prepared for a yet another dose of YouTube cuteness, it actually surprised me. What struck me was this child’s cognitive development and hand-eye coordination; it’s been forever impacted by leaps in recent technology where books are interactive and magazines are perplexing. Perhaps we’re […]
In the last few weeks net neutrality has been in the news again. So we decided to revisit the topic and see what it means for small businesses. Before we get started, we acknowledge that this is a highly politicized topic. You may not agree with our opinion and that’s ok.