Posts in Multichannel Marketing

The evolving relationship between brand marketers and agencies [New research]

Brands no longer turn to agencies solely for creative content or campaign management. 

Now, the importance of technology, data, and CX means that demands are growing – and client-agency relationships are changing.

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The marketing (to) automation problem: How will IoT products sell their services to other devices?

Data becomes more valuable when you share it.

Waze users share traffic data to help each other to have better car journeys. Uber users generate information about taxi journeys which can help town planners. Medical devices may share data to give doctors a more complete picture of the patients’ situation.

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How to upgrade pharma brand planning for a multichannel world

It’s brand-planning season in the pharmaceutical industry and therefore a useful time to reflect on how this foundational process can be enhanced to better serve us to deliver on the promises of “customer-centric” and “multichannel” communications. 

Here's a look at the common problems that occur during brand planning, and also some helpful solutions.

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Shea Moisture's customer backlash was caused by poor brand management, not bad advertising

Natural beauty brand Shea Moisture was forced to apologize after a new ad campaign sparked a social media backlash among some of the company's customers.

But this backlash wasn't really the result of a bad ad.

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Can Wells Fargo's new brand platform help it restore consumer trust?

Wells Fargo has paid a hefty price for its fake account scandal.

While the bank has fired more than 5,000 employees implicated in the scandal, clawed back $75m in compensation from executives it blamed for the fraud, and agreed to pay $110m to settle a class action lawsuit over its opening of more than a million unauthorized customer accounts, consumers apparently aren't willing to forgive the company, at least not yet.

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Three reasons why brands should improve their cross-channel marketing

It is always a challenge for brand marketers to optimize campaigns, even in a single channel.

Coordinating campaigns across many channels is even harder, though, according to a recent Econsultancy research report, produced in association with IBM Marketing Cloud.

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You're (still) not tracking CPA properly and here’s why

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” John Wanamaker (1838-1922). Are we any closer to answering that fully in 2017?

Calculating CPA (cost per acquisition, also referred to as CPL - cost per lead) is a challenge. But tracking the cost of your first acquisition point (which may be a lead or a customer) is essential in understanding marketing channel efficiency and equally marketing-mix efficiency.

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How chatbots and AI might impact the B2C financial services industry

While many businesses have been speedy adopters of emerging and disruptive technologies, banking and the financial services industry has been seen to lag behind.

This could be chalked up to a myriad of factors including complex legacy systems or even the fact that a significant portion of high value clients, particularly for wealth management firms and IFAs, are more likely to belong to senior demographics and may have a higher propensity for non-digital communication such as calls or face-to-face meetings.

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What makes Premier Inn the world’s strongest hotel chain?

Premier Inn is currently the world’s strongest hotel chain, according to a new ranking by Brand Finance.

Based on the analysis of marketing investment, equity, and the impact of these on business performance, Premier Inn was given a BSI (Brand Strength Index) of 88.7 out of 100, beating rivals such as Holiday Inn and Hilton.

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Realising the potential of mobile analytics [infographic]

We know the path to purchase is becoming increasingly fractured, with consumers jumping from online to offline and across a multitude of devices.

However, in order to improve this increasingly complex customer journey, it’s vital for marketing measurement to also evolve.

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10 outstanding digital marketing stats from this week

This week’s digital marketing roundup includes news about online search, Snapchat use, ad spend and brand loyalty.

If you want even more statistical goodness, you can also download the Internet Statistics Compendium for further insight.

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Making the most of multichannel (with data’s help)

In today’s environment, you can pretty much forget about creating a simplistic, linear customer journey. It’s a lot more complicated than that.

The reason for this is that your prospects are highly active and mobile, operating across a whole variety of different devices, channels, networks and platforms.

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