Consumers are done. They’re seeing through the buzzwords, pandering messages, and shiny packaging. They’re tired of being passive participants in the marketing game. They’ve had enough, and they’re not going to take it anymore.
You literally can’t go a day in your life without communicating. This give-and-take of information is the building block of modern society. Day-to-day chatting, texting, posting on Facebook, or sending out tweets all revolve around the communication process.
Whether you’re heading to a trade show, conference, or a client meeting, having a business card to share can give you an edge over others. The trouble is, everyone else probably has one, too. So many cards means that 88% of them get thrown out within a week.
Last year’s Pokémon Go phenomenon brought augmented reality (AR) to the masses. I remember spending the summer running around outside with my friends, trying to catch digital critters on my smartphone. Although the app’s novelty quickly wore off, it gave businesses a taste of AR’s massive marketing power.
Brands want to be where the people are, but the trouble is that people are disappearing. Wanting to get away from in-your-face advertising and commercial breaks, more people are ditching traditional cable and switching to paid, ad-free services like Netflix and Hulu. They’re using software to avoid pesky ads on YouTube and streamline their Facebook feeds.
Earlier this year, a bunch of Instagram stars got in trouble over using sketchy advertising practices in their posts. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent “educational” letters to 90 social media influencers, reminding them that they need to clearly state when a post is sponsored or promoted by a brand.
It’s a fact: people like pictures. Before we invented the written word, we humans were recording our stories as drawings on cave walls.
A lot of people think pay per click campaigns are a quick and easy way to get conversions on a limited budget. However, not all PPC campaigns work the way they should. Many times, money’s wasted as poor traffic and unqualified leads click your ads but fail to convert.
Every website wants attention, and yours is no exception. But how do you know who’s seeing your stuff? How do you know where they’re going or where they’ve been? Looking at your internet traffic will give you a clue on how well your marketing strategies are working.