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The Best Best Lists That List Recaps of Marketing 2012

2012 was about more than the Facebook IPO and how Call Me Maybe revolutionized social music marketing. Here's a look at some of the best top lists of marketing in the past year.


One Thing Brand Marketers Can’t Forget When Making New Year’s Resolutions

Whether you focus on B2B or B2C, brands today have the ability to become their own media companies. With that in mind, there are lessons to learn from Mashable’s recent article, “4 Things Media Companies Must Do… Or Die.”…which I’ll re-categorize at this point in the year as “New Year’s Resolutions for Marketers.”


Can Content Be Good For Marketing If It Isn’t Original?

Content marketing is the hottest buzzword in marketing, but if it’s not original or imaginative can it retain the heat?


Dealed To Death – Are Your Coupons Going To A Zombie Audience?

Consumers are experts at finding ways to filter out the daily bombardment of advertisements through most mediums. However, with people now opting into more and more daily deals, how can you be sure they aren’t turning a blind eye to the amazing special on your product or services?  


Seven Marketing Lessons From Pulp Fiction

Oh I’m sorry…did I break your concentration? Along with being one of the best movies in the last 20 years, Pulp Fiction is chock-full of marketing insights if you look at it in the right light. Here, we pull out just a handful to discuss what brand marketers can learn from the film.


Did Mad Men Measure ROI? What Don Draper’s Been Missing for Brand Marketers

When the Don Drapers of the world launched a client campaign, there was only one performance indicator – sales figures. If sales went up, the campaign was a success. So now that we are able to measure each aspect of a campaign, why do some folks still look at the components in a silo?


Chipotle Shows How True Branding Is More Than A Tagline

A brand is more than just a logo and a tagline. When different pieces of the marketing mix can be brought together with cohesive planning and execution, an enduring and profitable brand platform is created. Chipotle's first national commercial succeeded in strengthening their brand thanks not only to creative, but because its messaging linked back to the company's core promise.

 

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Beyond the Box: The Metamorphosis of Television

Co-authored with Jacqueline Johnson, Assistant Media Planner/Buyer

TV Everywhere could be a big moneymaker for advertisers and networks. Viewers now have the option of watching their favorite shows on TV at home, on their laptop or even on their mobile device at no additional cost, which will change the way TV is purchased from a media standpoint. 

 


QR Codes Aren’t Sweet Without Strategy

QR codes represent a unique mix of technology and advertising that is steadily improving with evolving new forms and functions. But their functional improvement is meaningless if the platform is not applied with the right strategy and tactics in the real world in order to connect with consumers.

 


The Struggle To Engage Across Multiple Channels Rages On

Call in multi-channel marketing. Call it an integrated marketing strategy. Whatever name you apply to it, brands and companies are still struggling to give consumers what they want... a consistent and seamless message across all marketing channels.