Angela Hausman, PhD September 4, 2020 Digital media and marketing, even narrowing our focus to digital marketing, aren’t synonymous. Just as marketing is more than advertising, digital marketing is more than digital media. To be effective, digital advertising must incorporate the core concepts of marketing (all of the marketing, not just advertising), then adapt them … Continue reading Digital Media and Marketing: Media and Marketing Aren’t Synonyms
Arik Hanson June 26, 2020 Read yet another media story on working remotely and how it will change work forever once the pandemic is over. This one, from Bloomberg, actually took the opposite stance and talked about how the future of work is in the office. But, all these media reports and articles are ignoring … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Talking More About Expectations and the Current Remote Working Situation?
More than 50% of consumers said they want to text with their favorite brands. Greg Sterling on June 11, 2020 Average email open rates for retail marketers are just over 18%, but more than 90% of text messages are opened by recipients – typically within minutes. Even as messaging is gaining in popularity as a … Continue reading Text messaging is the most effective marketing channel most retail brands aren’t using
COVID burnout is real, but the pandemic is not over. Greg Sterling on June 1, 2020 Even though the coronavirus is far from fully under control, there’s evidence of COVID fatigue everywhere you look. It casually appeared in late April and then in the crowded Wisconsin bar scenes and packed Alabama and Florida beaches of … Continue reading Your customers aren’t interested in your COVID messaging anymore, what now?
Ed Muzio — March 17, 2020 Dear Microsoft Office Development Team, Recently, my Office 365 calendaring system started paying closer attention to me. On a morning that started like any other, I was surprised to find an automated email informing me of the percentage of my time I’d spent “available to focus” versus how much … Continue reading Meetings Aren’t Wasted Time: An Open Letter to the Developers of Microsoft Office
Arik Hanson — March 11, 2020 By now, the “war for talent” has been well-documented. We’re facing a shortage of talent. Employees hold all the cards. Employers need to adapt in terms of what employees really want in the new economy. Except, here’s the problem: They’re not doing that. Not even close. According to Ragan’s … Continue reading Why Aren’t Employers Giving PR Employees the Benefits They Want?
Louis-Philippe Carignan — December 20, 2019 Follow @lpcarignan If there is one trend that has surpassed Agile in our profession over the last five years, I would say DevOps would be a good culprit. As we’ve seen an explosion of tools to implement CI/CD in our Scrum teams, we’ve also seen some of our Agile … Continue reading When Story Points Aren’t Enough…
Shep Hyken — December 4, 2019 Follow @Hyken In a recent Shepard Letter, I wrote about the concept of giving recognition to the people who deserve it. Someone being recognized for what they bring to the organization is often overlooked. That’s a shame. People need to be recognized for their contribution to the team’s success. … Continue reading When Things Aren’t Going Well, Will You Accept Blame?
Jake Rheude — December 3, 2019 Follow @jakerheude If you want to convert on your landing page – sales, sign-ups, etc. – then you need traffic. But if you have the traffic and you’re still not converting, that means there’s a problem with the landing page itself. It’s time to take a critical eye to … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Your Landing Pages Aren’t Converting High Enough
Just 9% of DCX executives have rolled out personalization tools in their organization. Amy Gesenhues on November 15, 2019 One would think that with more than 7,000 martech tools available to create exceptional digital customer experiences, businesses would have little trouble building a marketing stack that delivers a seamless customer journey — but that doesn’t … Continue reading Nearly half of businesses aren’t investing in personalization technologies despite citing customer experience as a top priority