Category Archives: Branding Trends

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

The key to a successful transformation proves to be a focus on core values. Robin Kurzer on April 3, 2018     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 … Continue reading Everything old is new again: How some traditional brands have used martech to support growth

6 hot trends travel brands should watch in 2018

Contributor Christi Olson shares six trends travel brands can keep an eye on to help build their advertising outreach strategies in 2018. Christi Olson on January 31, 2018 From off-the-beaten-path locales to memorable experiences, travelers’ needs and wants are evolving, opening the door to new opportunities for savvy brands and impacting the way travel advertisers … Continue reading 6 hot trends travel brands should watch in 2018

Successful brands aren’t focusing on what’s now — they’re focusing on what’s next

Don’t wait to react to consumers’ quickly changing tastes. If you want to stay competitive, columnist Mike Sands explains, you need to use your customer data to anticipate what they may desire next. Mike Sands on September 20, 2017   They made me do it. I didn’t even try to resist. It’s almost as if … Continue reading Successful brands aren’t focusing on what’s now — they’re focusing on what’s next

Survey: More consumers seeking to buy directly from brands vs. retailers

Survey of 1,000 US adults contains lots of findings and implied recommendations for both brands and traditional retailers. Greg Sterling on August 30, 2017   One of today’s marketing mantras is “brand loyalty is dead.” As always, the truth is more complicated than a slogan. While millennials and Generation Z are less likely to be … Continue reading Survey: More consumers seeking to buy directly from brands vs. retailers

Demand gen tunnel vision: Why your company probably needs to invest in branding

What if your KPIs aren’t telling you the whole story? Contributor John Steinert explains why you need to uncover the blind spots in your approach. John Steinert on August 24, 2017   If you’ve been in the B2B marketing business for fewer than 15, you’ve been operating in the first generation of data-driven marketing’s golden … Continue reading Demand gen tunnel vision: Why your company probably needs to invest in branding