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.
If you’re working with an online marketing agency they will often suggest you use various third-party software tools, or applications. These tools can really improve your marketing and will enable the agency to work faster, which should save you money. But you always need to make sure you have a set of keys to these tools. So, which marketing tools do you need to keep control of?
Back in July we spoke about fake news, and how or perhaps, if, Google was going to combat the problem. Since July the concept of fake news has snowballed and become a much bigger issue for companies like Google and Facebook. The logic used to curate your content is coming under more and more scrutiny. So let’s take another look at fake news.Back in July we spoke about fake news, and how or perhaps, if, Google was going to combat the problem. Since July the concept of fake news has snowballed and become a much bigger issue for companies like Google and Facebook. The logic used to curate your content is coming under more and more scrutiny. So let’s take another look at fake news.
We have now reached information overload. If you want to find the best car for your situation and you type something like “Best family car” into Google you’re presented with a front page full of useful, relevant, information from respected sources. On my front page (note: I am from the UK and not based in the US, so my results will be different to a searcher inside the US) I see whatcar.com, carbuyer.co.uk, bussinessinsider.com, autoexpress.com and a number of other results. All of these links are (in my opinion) reliable and trustworthy.
You know not to leave your phone’s ringer on in the theater, but are you unintentionally phubbing (phone + snubbing) among friends? As mobile technology becomes more prevalent in our society, it becomes easier to commit a faux pas with your mobile device, annoying or insulting others around you. Since this technology is still relatively new, proper etiquette hasn’t caught up. Here are a few examples of bad mobile behavior that makes you stand out – and not in a good way!
For marketers, understanding the differences in generations is a key to communicating on a real level with your audience. You need to know where to find them, what they’re interested in, how to speak their language, and how to measure your brand’s effectiveness in reaching them. There’s plenty of material out there about reaching the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and even Millennials. There is far less concrete knowledge about the newest demographic commanding attention in the marketplace.