Category: Branding

It’s time for the brand promise to evolve. Again.

With GDPR recently coming into effect, advertisers are once again fretting over their use of consumer data. In Europe, the fretting is beneath a regulatory cloud, with financial consequences for the misuse of EU consumer data. Here in the US,...

/ June 28, 2018

Why your marketing performance problem is really a measurement challenge

Figuring out how your company will grow is one of the biggest challenges facing marketers. The playbook is clear: Choose a high-value audience, execute relevant and creative campaigns, and voilà, results and growth for your brand, product or service. But...

/ June 20, 2018

Building a brand strategy: Essentials for long-term success

When it comes to having a brand strategy, it’s not enough to simply have a few bullet points of what you want to do. Brands today need both a thorough understanding of why they choose certain strategies and a detailed...

/ June 7, 2018

How to use domain names for marketing

Although many small businesses do just fine with using one domain name, companies of all sizes can certainly benefit from registering multiple domain names as part of their domain name strategy. Having multiple domain names can provide sound marketing opportunities...

/ May 23, 2018

Steering digital messaging with behavioral science insights

The conjoined worlds of business and market research are constantly in flux. Changing media technologies demand new marketing strategies and adaptive research methodologies. Evolution is also driven by the dynamism of consumer needs and attitudes. Ad avoidance, overtaxed attention spans...

/ April 23, 2018

Programmatic is an amazing tool for branding. Here’s how to use it.

Programmatic is not just for conversions; it’s also a valuable part of your branding strategy. Historically, brand awareness strategies have been above-the-line advertising activities: TV, radio, print. These have a wide reach and so are great for upper-funnel marketing strategies....

/ April 9, 2018

Update these 3 organizational buzzwords to shift perceptions

When was the last time you tried to define or explain a commonly used industry phrase or term? For example, how would you define the phrase “pain points?” I might say to you, “What do you see as the pain...

/ April 4, 2018

Everything old is new again: How some traditional brands have used martech to support growth

Every day we hear of more and more well-known traditional brands shutting their doors. There’s no shortage of thoughts as to why this is happening (retail apocalypse, anyone?), but in many instances, it’s a simple case of a brand not staying...

/ April 3, 2018

Brands strive for authenticity as audiences turn a skeptical eye toward ads

Consumers are experiencing a crisis of faith. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, today only 52 percent of global respondents trust businesses. The figures are even more dramatic in the US, where a mere 48 percent are similarly trusting, down...

/ March 23, 2018