Goodbye and Good Riddance to Marketing in 2013

Did this year suck for you? It did for me. It was a difficult year as I lost my father, my health suffered, and the business had some terrible lows – including parting with a great friend and colleague. You folks read my blog for marketing information so I don’t want to focus on other issues (although they had a huge impact), I want to speak directly to Marketing and Marketing Technology. Marketing in 2013

It’s Time for Your Year-End Marketing Review

It’s that time of year again… when you must put time aside to review your annual marketing plan. Next year may be more important than any year previous with the rapid adoption of social media strategies. Here’s what I recommend collecting: Marketing Spend by Medium – this is actual money paid for external marketing and advertising efforts. Breaking this down within categories is essential as well. In other words, don’t just list ‘online’… break online