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The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will begin in earnest on Thursday, but the field of teams was chosen yesterday. The tournament is a noteworthy event in the annual cultural calendar, particularly in places where college basketball is closely followed by a significant portion of the population. This represents a tremendous opportunity for brand advertisers in all industries, including distributed marketing brands in insurance and financial services. Experian has compiled data and released research findings about the cultural significance of the tournament. According to Experian, the men’s tournament will reach nearly 20% of adults age 18 or over. This is an Read More
One of the chief desires of corporate marketing management is control. Brand managers can’t control the outside world (even though they would like to!), but they can control the way in which they react to the external marketing environment. And the external marketing environment presents a host of challenges that must be scaled. Distribion knows all too well the importance of centralized marketing control. Forrester Research indicates 34 million workers ignored company policies and installed unsupported software to help them more effectively do their jobs. Gleanster research also indicates that 89% of large companies with regional or global brands indicated Read More
This year’s LIMRA Distribution Conference theme “Extreme Makeover” highlights the need for organizations to rethink their sales, marketing, education and recruiting strategies to adapt to the new ways local agents and consumers communicate, learn and buy today. This call from LIMRA, a financial services and insurance association, should not be limited to only the industries it serves. Just about any industry that leverages a local marketing and sales model (e.g., financial services, insurance, franchise, hospitality, healthcare, telecom, etc.) needs to heed the same call and also consider a makeover of their sales and marketing strategies and supporting technologies. Gleanster Research Read More
According to The CMO Council, over 61% of marketers surveyed ranked the need to better localize content and messaging a high priority in 2013. The shift to a more local marketing messaging tactic has certainly been heavily influenced by the social media revolution as consumers and prospects look for recommendations from trusted sources within their local communities and networks. An organizations ability to execute effective local marketing campaigns will be critical in 2013 as relevance and personalization of content are now more important than ever. Marketers face a real challenge moving to more of a local marketing mindset due to Read More
The CMO Council recently released its findings from a survey it had conducted after gathering insight from over 550 marketing executives as to their plans for 2013. Many of the findings were inline with expectations but a few were surprising. One thing is clear, a multi-channel distributed marketing platform with permission management capabilities appears to align nicely with marketers needs in 2013. A summary of those findings are below: Marketers feel there is still misalignment and somewhat of an adversarial relationship between marketing and sales but that improvement was made last year. However, marketers feel that the relationship between marketing Read More
Distributed marketing technologies were primarily introduced five years ago to address the challenges distributed organizations face when selling and marketing their products and services through local channels (independent agents, franchisee, resellers, etc.). However, many of the same challenges faced by distributed marketing organizations now apply to almost all organizations. Today, just about all organizations face the same challenges associated with managing, optimizing and distributing content across channels and throughout various layers of the organization (sales, partners, regional offices, etc.). (Of note, “The Rise of Distributed Marketing” is a great video that explains this in more detail). As multi-channel distributed marketing Read More