It’s important for integrated marketers to understand the environment in which they are launching a campaign. To differentiate, we need foundational understanding of competitive creative. To impact, we need to understand our competitor’s strategies. Here is a handy list of tools help uncover what the competition is doing online. Continue Reading
2014 Benchmarks for Online Advertising
I am regularly asked what the “industry standard” is for click-through-rate (CTR) for online advertising. The answer is more complicated than one might think as there are multiple variables including the type of advertising, the quality of the venue, and whether the creative is compelling. That said, integrated marketers know the importance of selling in an idea, and industry standards are one way of forecasting success for a certain tactic. Here are some great resources for determining a benchmark for your campaign. Continue Reading
Over 20 Integrated Marketing Case Studies
When I brainstorm, I always like to reference successful integrated campaigns that have caught my attention over the years. Understanding the Return on Investment (ROI) or Return on Objective (ROO) of these campaigns are great insights that lead to better work. Continue Reading
Emotional Digital Storytelling Videos
To create connection, marketers need to think above the literal product features and benefits when creating commercials. This means not actually showing the product or if they do, it’s incidental at best. This means using storytelling to affect an emotion. This means letting consumers be the heroes in the journey.
I’ve curated some really good examples of brands embarking on digital storytelling Continue Reading
“Seeds” from Glass
Nice branding video to humanize this some what geeky wearable tech, but it will need to do more than just let me video my travel.
“OK Glass” Now What?
I recently joined the Google Glass Explorer Program. So far, I can look futuristic in them. That’s about it.
Ha! Actually, I am trying to discover all of the benefits of using Google Glass. Right now, the things one can do are pretty mundane. Take a picture, take a video, Google something. But, there are are some other utilities that I am researching. I’ve side loaded a couple of apps. One shows you gas prices near you. One shows real estate prices when you look at a particular house. Nice parlor tricks, but how will Glass increase productivity in my day?