Although it’s now common for digital marketers to work on perfecting their methods for media like television and journalism, the real future of marketing may depend on the machine more than the medium or message. With emerging technologies like wearable tech, marketers could have the opportunity to engage with new and current audiences in ways [...]
The “nonstyle” of #normcore has emerged fully formed on social media, courtesy of a NYMag.com article about the phenomenon, and brands are trying to figure out whether or not it should be A Thing. Simply put, normcore is a fashion aesthetic that favors a “self-aware, stylized blandness.” Can middle-of-the-road brands use it to sell more mom jeans and sensible [...]
Last night, Academy Awards ceremony host Ellen DeGeneres scored a win for herself with the selfie tweeted round the world. The photo–which featured movie stars Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts–was snapped on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Ellen encouraged the Academy Awards audience to share the [...]
Amazon is raising the stakes in the battle for entertainment supremacy: the ecommerce company is reportedly preparing to release its Web TV product next month. Not content to dominate just ecommerce, Amazon is pursuing competition with a host of markets; its studios are producing original content to rival Netflix and its recent acquisition of gaming [...]
Chevrolet recently debuted a hashtag-driven campaign, #THENEW, encouraging Chevy owners to share their definitions of concepts like love, community, success and family via social media. The accompanying 60-second ad, debuting during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, highlights those updated definitions, featuring a diverse range of people with their families and friends.
Today LinkedIn took aim at user-generated content sites by opening its publishing platform to all of its members. Once the domain of just 500 network-designated influencers, the platform is now open for everything from individual professional promotion to brand advocacy. But perhaps most importantly, this move could place LinkedIn at the center of content promotion [...]
Almost one year ago, popular news magazine Newsweek published what was touted as its final print issue. Newsweek’s recently departed editor, Tina Brown, cited cost as just one reason to abandon the physical edition of the publication. Other magazines have been successfully making the move to digital for years—not only to keep production costs down, [...]
Are you leveraging your KPIs in a way that sets you up to win your market’s low-hanging fruit? Do your best practices reflect the kind of thought leadership your team is ideating? Do the preceding gibberish-stuffed sentences send you into a white-hot rage?
Today’s family-and-food fest will end early for thousands of retail workers: stores like Walmart, Kohl’s and Macy’s plan special Thanksgiving Day hours for shoppers eager to cut down on family togetherness and get a head start on Black Friday deals. But one retailer’s mission to capture what’s arguably the most tedious part of holiday shopping [...]
In September of this year, Italian pasta maker Barilla found itself in hot water when its president, after being asked if a same sex couple would be featured in one of its commercials, said that “gays could eat someone else’s pasta.” Since then, a worldwide boycott has forced the 130-year-old company to rethink its advertising strategy. [...]