Marketers with a localized marketing model face a wealth of challenges: fragmented technologies, brand consistency and audience segmentation top that list. A new video from Gleanster Research dives into the challenges local marketers face and the steps they can take to make a change.
In a couple of weeks, we will be joining a number of distinguished companies at the LIMRA Social Media Conference (August 20-22, 2014) to discuss the state of social media in the Finance Industry. Social media marketing is not…
Sharon Eliza Nichols
If you’re observant, you’ve probably noticed that the Google logo on Google.com doesn’t always look the same. Often, it correlates with the time of year or a holiday, and Google frequently chooses to highlight obscure holidays that most of us aren’t familiar with.
Sharon Eliza Nichols
By “game plan,” I don’t mean your strategy to catch all the best football games, even when they’re on at the same time. I don’t mean your kitchen maneuvers to successfully cook a turkey and 10 side dishes with just one oven, and I don’t mean your proven system to avoid talking to your creepy uncle who pops up at Thanksgiving dinner every year (although all of these strategies are necessary – and impressive, I’m sure). Family All Together At Christmas Dinner
The “game plan” I’m talking about is your strategy for marketing during the holidays, since Thanksgiving is the official kickoff. No matter what you’re selling, you’re missing a great chance at your own demographic of merry shoppers if you don’t have a campaign structured around the holiday season.
Multi-channel (or multi-touch) marketing is all about getting a message to your target audience using a combination of communication channels that, hopefully, work together in an effective integrated plan. In the digital realm, the most commonly used methods are email, social, paid search, mobile and content marketing via blogs and webinars. Since no single communication channel is 100% effective in reaching new and existing customers, it is important for businesses, big and small, to incorporate multi-channel digital marketing tactics into their overall marketing strategy.
A blog reader commented that marketing automation is a “great way to foster relationships without the need for one-on-one contact for every encounter.” Marketing automation is meant to enhance the overall brand experience. It is essentially geared towards creating one on one relationship building on a massive level, and can create meaningful accomplishments.
What makes a good brand or product name? We’ll show you a very valuable framework for naming, including 3 categories and 15 individual criteria in the 3 categories. By choosing a good brand name, a company positions itself for greater success. A good name is a prerequisite to all marketing activity.
This is the first is a series of posts on this post. More to come. The more things change, the more they stay the same. I could think of no truer statement to define the climate around how to appropriately set and manage expectations within the current marketing paradigm. The field of marketing has changed so much over a 5, 10 or 20 year period. It seems like every day, brand marketing teams are spending more and more time trying to keep their industry knowledge current. The pace of change accelerates more and more each year. However, at the end Read More
This is the third part of ongoing series. Part One & Part Two are available. Part One of this series introduced the topic. Part Two was about setting the right mindset. Now is the time to evaluate some mathematical equations for measuring social media ROI. Special thanks to Angie Schottmuller of Search Engine Watch for writing a detailed article entitled “Social Media ROI: 14 Formulas to Measure Social Media Benefits”. I’m only taking a look at 3 of the equations she proposes today due to time & space constraints. I recommend reading her full post when you have some time Read More
From April 28-May 1, Distribion will be participating in the Simpleview Summit, a gathering of many tourism marketing professionals. In preparation for the summit, today’s blog topic is related to tourism marketing. There are few places where tourism is more important than New Mexico. 32 Million people visit the state annually, which sustains 85,766 local jobs. The Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced a marketing effort to attract more visitors to New Mexico, but in particular Albuquerque, the state’s largest city. Between now & September, the ACVB will spend approximately $500,000 targeting leisure travelers from Texas, Arizona, Colorado, California Read More