Maren Hogan — November 2, 2017 Follow @marenhogan — November 2, 2017 Artturi_Mantysaari / Pixabay Recently at the SHRM conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Heather Bussing’s son, Holden. As we all laughed and joked with this young man, we mentioned he was Gen Z, to which he replied: Has anyone even defined Gen … Continue reading Revolutionary Employer Branding for Generation Z
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 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
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
What are consumers’ favorite brands doing right? Columnist Mike Sands says it’s all about using customer data and identity to make customers’ lives easier. Mike Sands on June 27, 2017 As a couple strolls down a grocery aisle in a recent episode of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” the woman turns to the man and … Continue reading When it comes to building brand infatuation, easy does it
Addressing brand safety took on a new urgency after an advertiser revolt this spring. Here’s the rundown of what the company has done to address advertiser concerns. Ginny Marvin on June 26, 2017 As adoption of programmatic and retargeting ad buying has grown, brand safety — while certainly a concern — has often taken … Continue reading Timeline: Google’s ongoing efforts to address brand safety on YouTube
Julie Chomiak — June 2, 2017 — June 2, 2017 As your small business evolves, so does your myriad of marketing materials. From business cards to websites and everything in between, you’ll quickly find that your small business is swimming in marketing collateral. Before you get to this point, it’s wise to take a step … Continue reading Brand Style Guide: Matching Your Print and Digital Marketing Assets
Jonathan Bright — May 30, 2017 Follow @SoutherlyComms— May 30, 2017 The recruitment marketing industry is looking to the future; recruitment marketing budgets, on the other hand, seem to be going somewhat backwards. That’s one of the key takeaways from LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2017. So, what’s causing the discrepancy, are funds being directed … Continue reading Where’s the Faith in Your Employer Brand?
Agency Execs Focus On Voice For Brand Engagement by Chase Martin , May 19, 2017 As messaging capabilities expand within the Internet of Things, voice appears to be a primary focus for new brand engagement opportunities. That was the general consensus from a panel discussion of agency executives at the annual MediaPost IoT Marketing Forum … Continue reading Agency Execs Focus On Voice For Brand Engagement
Can A Modern Brand Trust ‘Artificial’ Intuition? by Mike Azzara , Op-Ed Contributor, May 11, 2017 Artificial intelligence offers endless possibilities for marketers — and everyone else, for that matter. It can predict disease from patient records far better and faster than any human method, and it can drive cars far more safely. For marketers, … Continue reading Can A Modern Brand Trust ‘Artificial’ Intuition?