Listen! Your Favorite Music Contains a Lesson in Branding

Nov 13, 2014

At the risk of labeling myself a musical novice, I have to admit that I am rarely moved by a piece of music the first time I encounter it. I need to hear it a few times, get familiar with it. Over time, some music can evoke a pleasant feeling of general nostalgia. Other pieces become associated with specific memories. So, although the initial experience may not have affected me at all, over time that same music could have the power to generate a genuine emotional connection. It strikes me that there is a similarity here with the brand experience.

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Tags: branding, Blog, brand consistency, brand experience, nostalgia marketing

“Moments Matter” in Delivering a Seamless Brand Experience

Oct 28, 2014

“Moments matter,” said Kyle Lacy, an author and thought leader on digital marketing trends, at the recent Connections 2014 Conference in Indianapolis. “Every touch point and every connection is an opportunity to deliver a seamless brand experience to delight your customers.”

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Tags: Blog, brand consistency, marketing technology, localized marketing, local marketing, marketing channels

Three Ways Marketing Can Improve Cross-Functional Relationships

May 21, 2013

Executives hate to hear the S-word. The very sound of it is abrasive to their business sense, and hearing it tossed around the office is an affront to the culture they’ve tried to build. That word, of course, is “silos” – the word used to describe the extent of divisions between functional departments within the organization.

Deep down, humans really don’t like to share and that means a siloed organization is one that will struggle to thrive or reach its full potential. In Robert J. Herbold’s book “The Fiefdom Syndrome,” the author addresses the turf battles that often undermine company strategies, and your marketing strategy is not exempt from those battles. The author points out those fiefdoms tend to hoard and hide information in order to reflect the view that puts them in the best light. When it comes to your marketing strategy, the discipline of collaboration across the entire organization is an element you cannot give up on.

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Tags: branding, Blog, silos, blogging, brand advocacy, employee engagement, marketing, content development, content marketing, brand consistency

Digital Advertising Trends and the Role of Marketing Technology

May 16, 2013

In our April Marketing News Snapshot, we shared this article from Direct Marketing News. It features Susan Wojcicki, SVP of Advertising at Google, discussing five trends shaping the future of digital advertising. While they all warrant monitoring, these three in particular jumped out at me, coming from a marketing technology background. For deeper explanations of the trends, be sure to read the article by Ryan Joe. To see how the future of digital advertising compares to that of digital marketing, and the role marketing technology plays in that future, keep reading below!

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Tags: branding, Blog, digital marketing, online marketing, google, online advertising, advertising trends, marketing, scalability, digital advertising, marketing trends, creative production, collaboration, brand consistency, marketing technology, personalization

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