Category Archives: Marketing Innovation

How marketers can reinvent the IT-marketing dynamics

Marketers must partner with IT to audit their martech stack, increase adoption through accountability and rethink team structures for greater efficiency. Benjamin Bloom on February 26, 2024 One day this month you’ll be hard at work, between meeting with vendors or reviewing an implementation plan, when an unexpected appointment pops on your calendar: Finance wants … Continue reading How marketers can reinvent the IT-marketing dynamics

Instacart is only profitable because of its annoying ads

  By Rob Walker September 01, 2023 Branded is a weekly column devoted to the intersection of marketing, business, design, and culture. Instacart, the grocery delivery platform that recently filed for an initial public offering, says that it is profitable. That’s an appetizing prospect for investors, who are hungry for new tech IPOs. But the company’s … Continue reading Instacart is only profitable because of its annoying ads

The martech revolution: Making deeper customer connections in a digital world

A comprehensive and strategic overview of the martech landscape and a valuable resource for C-suite executives across business, marketing and technology roles. Gene De Libero on August 23, 2023 In today’s always-on world, every click matters. The consumer moves faster than the brand. The marketing technology revolution is the compass guiding businesses through uncharted waters. … Continue reading The martech revolution: Making deeper customer connections in a digital world

These 40-year-old ideas could help the $73 billion advertising industry survive the rise of AI

By Jeff Beer July 08, 2023 Strolling around the south of France a few weeks ago—populated with execs from the best, brightest, and richest brands, ad agencies, media companies, and social and tech platforms gathered here for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity—you could almost hear the constant chant of “AI, AI, AI, AI . … Continue reading These 40-year-old ideas could help the $73 billion advertising industry survive the rise of AI

Marketing work management best practices: Dashboards, templates and requests

Following these practices will help organizations navigate and automate marketing projects more effectively. Chris Wood on June 20, 2023 Marketing work management tools help team members collaborate more effectively, eliminate silos inside the organization and improve the efficiency of work. Here are three best practices that enable teams to get the most out of their … Continue reading Marketing work management best practices: Dashboards, templates and requests

There’s going to be more brand entertainment than ever. These guys want to make it actually good

  By Jeff Beer June 10, 2023 When Jae Goodman stepped down as CEO of creative ad agency Observatory last summer, he didn’t know what his next chapter would be.  He had spent the previous 16 years building a portfolio of award-winning work predicated on the thesis that brand entertainment could have a significant impact … Continue reading There’s going to be more brand entertainment than ever. These guys want to make it actually good

Where to find marketing ideas to boost your performance

Marketing inspiration and ideas are out there for the taking. With some awareness, they’re easy to find. Here are some tips. Steve Petersen on May 12, 2023 Are you looking for inspiration to improve your organization’s marketing performance? Well, there’s plenty of inspiration if you keep your eyes and ears open. This may seem obvious, … Continue reading Where to find marketing ideas to boost your performance

Trackhouse and Pitbull are bringing a very different kind of brand strategy to NASCAR

  By Jeff Beer May 03, 2023 When it comes to graphic designs on NASCAR race cars, there is a formula we’re all pretty familiar with: the big numbers and the sponsor names and logos plastered in a varyingly creative collage. But this past weekend at Delaware’s Dover Motor Speedway, there was a new approach. … Continue reading Trackhouse and Pitbull are bringing a very different kind of brand strategy to NASCAR