You may have noticed that next week is the Festival of Marketing, London’s answer to SXSW and Cannes Lions, and indeed the very definition of marketing as it is now.
So, to give you a promo post to keep you interested, I thought I’d bring you some marketing creative from London’s past, when OOH and print were pretty much the only way to market.
We hope to see you next week at a festival that the Mayor of London himself has described as ‘the perfect opportunity for our world leading creative and digital sectors to come together’.
Before I give you the creative, check out our promo video for the festival, and a brief summary of what’s on.
Until recently, the development of marketing technologies has occurred at a high enough pace to preclude a new definition of marketing.
But now, we feel the new discipline can be defined in broad terms, with digital pervading pretty much everything you do as marketers.
Next week the Festival of Marketing debuts in the city of London, with conferences, events and parties all hung off the core tenets of Econsultancy’s Modern Marketing Manifesto. At the festival we'll add the detail to the manifesto. Which brands are doing precisely what? And is it working? How have benchmarks moved?
If you haven’t seen the festival line-up, check out the website, and if you haven’t read our manifesto, check that out, too. We’ve had great feedback on our new definition of marketing, with many of you ‘signing’ in agreement by commenting on this post.
As part of this search for feedback, we recently surveyed around 700 Econsultancy users and assayed what level of agreement they show with the ‘pillars’ of the manifesto.
Although we had already incorporated your opinions into our draft, we wanted to find out how precisely the final treatise hits the nail on the head, or if indeed we’ve missed the nail and struck a thumb.
In order to succeed in a multichannel world dominated by a handful of major businesses and online market places, retailers need to work hard to differentiate themselves from the competition.
To avoid getting caught in a self-defeating price war, businesses should focus on improving the customer experience and ensure that shoppers want to remain loyal to the business.
This is one of the central themes in our new Modern Marketing Manifesto, which forms the basis of the upcoming Festival of Marketing. The Festival begins on October 8 and includes a number of exciting events that will help marketers get to grips with new trends and disciplines.
So to find out more about how businesses can better understand the customer experience, I spoke to Sitecore marketing director Shawn Cabral...
The Modern Marketing Manifesto challenges marketers to be creative and innovative. But how do we as marketers do this. David Sealey who is completing his MBA disertation on Disruptive Innovation in Retail Markets discusses how marketers can innovate.
The Modern Marketing Manifesto is absolutely spot on. One of the challenges it sets for marketers is to design services and products with innovation and creativity.
I believe that all of us have the imagination to be both creative and innovative within out industry. You don't need to be able to draw to be creative, and you don't need to have the word innovation in your job title to be an innovator.