Digital Marketing Trends & Predictions

Precautions made by companies during the pandemic significantly disrupted the supply chain, consumer buying behavior, and our associated marketing efforts this last couple of years. In my opinion, the greatest consumer and business changes happened with online shopping, home delivery, and mobile payments. For marketers, we saw a dramatic shift in the return on investment in digital marketing technologies. We continue to do more, across more channels and mediums, with less staff – requiring us

Marketing Trends: The Rise of the Ambassador and Creator Era

2020 fundamentally changed the role social media plays in consumers’ lives. It became a lifeline to friends, family and colleagues, a forum for political activism and a hub for spontaneous and planned virtual events and get-togethers.  Those changes laid the groundwork for trends that will reshape the social media marketing world in 2021 and beyond, where leveraging the power of brand ambassadors will impact a new era of digital marketing. Read on for insights on

6 Technology Trends in 2020 Every Marketer Should Know About

It’s no secret that marketing trends emerge with changes and innovations in technology. If you want your business to stand out, bring in new customers and increase visibility online, you’ll need to be proactive about tech changes.  Think of tech trends in two ways (and your mindset will make the difference between successful campaigns and crickets in your analytics): Either take steps to learn the trends and apply them, or get left behind. In this

Five Marketing Trends CMOs Should Act On In 2020

Why Success hinges on an offensive strategy. Despite shrinking marketing budgets, CMOs are still optimistic about their ability to achieve their goals in 2020 according to Gartner’s annual 2019-2020 CMO Spend Survey. But optimism without action is counterproductive and many CMOs may be failing to plan for tough times ahead.  CMOs are more agile now than they were during the last economic recession, but that doesn’t mean they can hunker down to ride out a challenging

Top 3 Marketing Mistakes New Businesses Make

Why did you start your business? I’ll bet the farm that “because I wanted to be a marketer” wasn’t your answer. However, if you’re like the hundreds of small business owners I’ve worked with you probably realized about 30 seconds after you opened your doors that if you didn’t become a marketer, you weren’t going to be a small business owner for very long.  And, truth be told, that frustrates you because you don’t enjoy