Category Archives: Branding Trends

IDG Communications rebrands as Foundry, positions itself as a martech company

The long time publisher of MacWorld and TechHive pivots to marketing technology. Chris Wood on February 18, 2022 IDG Communications, longtime publisher of Computerworld, MacWorld, PCWorld, TechHive and other titles, will now be known as Foundry. The rebrand signals a pivot to integrated marketing technology services following recent data and technology acquisitions and the company … Continue reading IDG Communications rebrands as Foundry, positions itself as a martech company

Modern Customers Want Brand Communities, No More Advertising

Dana Kachan January 15, 2021 Customers feel the growing need for online socializing, especially when most of us are staying at home during the lockdown. The power of community marketing is rising amidst social distancing in the offline world. “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic” – Seth Godin … Continue reading Modern Customers Want Brand Communities, No More Advertising

Why journey mapping is important for companies with multiple brands

Mapping is important to see how customer jumped from one brand to another Rodric Bradford on October 2, 2020 Customer journey mapping is a key part of many marketing strategies, and it holds added value for companies that have multiple brands. “There is keen interest on how a customer moves from one brand to another,” … Continue reading Why journey mapping is important for companies with multiple brands

Affinity Answers helps brands talk to fans

Today it rebrands its AudiencePlanner tool as FanFinder360°. Kim Davis on September 17, 2020 Affinity Answers, the marketing data science vendor, today announced the re-branding of its AudiencePlanner tool as FanFinder360° to reflect an increased commitment to serving the media and entertainment industry. Founded in 2004 as a boot-strap start-up, the company today delivers anonymized … Continue reading Affinity Answers helps brands talk to fans

COVID-19 Requires Brands To Aid Community Relief Efforts

COVID-19 Requires Brands To Aid Community Relief Efforts by Sarah Clark , August 28, 2020 Consumers expect brands to step up and be a force for good. Research shows 67% of American consumers have changed their opinions of companies for the better because of their COVID-19 responses. How brands respond during a crisis directly impacts future favorability and … Continue reading COVID-19 Requires Brands To Aid Community Relief Efforts

How to Empower Your Brand On the Big 3: Social, Dark Web and Open Sources

Brian Wallace August 20, 2020 If you work for a brand, you know that brand mentions don’t just happen on social media. In addition to the personal conversations that happen on mobile devices, there are, overall, three areas where conversations occur: social media, dark web and open sources. Social media refers to all online communities … Continue reading How to Empower Your Brand On the Big 3: Social, Dark Web and Open Sources

U.S. Consumers Trust Brands More Than The Government

U.S. Consumers Trust Brands More Than The Government by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, July 14, 2020 A U.S. survey reveals that challenges in 2020 — the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism — may lead to a lasting change in the way consumers interact with brands. Market research platform Suzy surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers between June … Continue reading U.S. Consumers Trust Brands More Than The Government

Paywalls, SEO, and the Need for a Damn Good Brand

Derek Gleason July 7, 2020 Think it’s tough to earn links or shares for your content? Try earning money. For publishers, doing so is a push-pull between discoverability and monetization. News sites have long been at the forefront, but plenty of speciality sites (e.g., The Athletic, Cook’s Illustrated, Adweek) have paywalls, too. Search engines are … Continue reading Paywalls, SEO, and the Need for a Damn Good Brand