Why Purpose-Driven Marketing Needs A Data-Backed Approach

Today, brand purpose has become so ubiquitous that complacent companies are falling behind their purpose-driven competitors from a consumer standpoint. In parallel with the shifting demands of the public, investors and other stakeholders — who expect brands to stand for a cause that’s bigger than their products or offerings — […]

Paid social, even print tops SEM as marketing priorities for SMBs, survey finds

Google has spent years building out a third party partner/reseller network focused on small businesses (SMBs). And while there have always been ROI (perception) and retention challenges with AdWords, a new survey from BrandMuscle suggests paid search is being deprioritized by SMBs in their overall marketing mix. Paid social top channel, […]

Apple’s big service launches hold few opportunities for marketers

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains how new service offerings will work hand in hand with the company’s hardware and software While Apple’s big event Monday didn’t disappoint when it came to glitz, glamour or even new offerings, services like Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ will be largely, if […]

Branding vs Marketing: Innovative Solutions In Today’s Digital Marketplace

Maciej Duraj I created this graphic taking open source images and screenshots of images from companies’ websites and putting them together in my own fashion (with added graphic design of my own making).MACIEJ DURAJ I have recently covered branding in terms of digital linking of company name and products to specific links […]

Digital marketing professionals, hopefuls prefer to work in Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai, reveals study

Tier I cities including Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai (in that order) are the most preferred job locations for digital marketing students and professionals in India, revealed a survey conducted by PixelTrack, a digital marketing company. Hyderabad and Pune followed the top three in the survey results, reflecting the fact that the digital […]

Marketing To Gods: Paradoxes For Making A Next-Level Move — Part 2

Introduction Today’s modern, empowered connected consumer is a paradoxical phenomenon that until now has not been adequately understood within the marketing world. The paradoxes that make up the connected consumer contain actionable insights and practical tools that represent a next-level approach to hacking the hidden gaps of connected consumers’ purchase journeys. Though […]

From Colin Kaepernick to IHOP’s name change: Marketing hits and misses in 2018

2018’s mistakes result in 2019’s resolutions. Numerous advertisers and brands misstepped in 2018 when it came to getting their message across to a population they were looking to entice. You may have your own opinion of ads or campaigns that stepped over the boundary of taste and capitalism, but here […]