Marketing

Confusing Value Proposition with Incentive Is Bad — Here’s Why
December 2, 2019 at 8:03 am

Sometimes, I envy scientists. Their words have meaning. Oxygen is oxygen is oxygen. One biologist doesn’t use it one way, while a chemist uses it in a different way. In the marketing industry, we’re not so lucky. Many marketers and writers latch onto an industry buzzword, and all of a sudden everything is AI and…

7 Steps to Advertising to the Emerging Gen Z Consumer
September 30, 2019 at 11:13 am

Generation Z, the post-Millennial group of digital natives born after 1997, is arguably the most unique generation to come. Advertising to emerging Gen Z consumers, who have an insatiable desire for instant gratification and personalization in all aspects of their lives, is both as challenging and simple as it has ever been — an oxymoron in itself. But…

New, Big B2B Ideas, from MarTech to Dimensional Mail
September 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

Last summer, I picked up a score of great ideas from the FlipMyFunnel conference in Boston. This year, the conference has joined forces with two other B2B niche conferences to form the B2B Sales and Marketing Exchange, held at the opulent Vegas-style Encore Hotel and Casino on Boston’s north side. By pulling three events together,…

3 Ways to Make B2B Content Marketing More Engaging
September 17, 2019 at 7:45 am

Though your subject matter may be complex, your content is most effective when it’s simple for the consumer to understand. Websites, white papers, and other forms of content must deliver a clear, valuable message – and do so in an engaging way – for potential buyers to pay attention.

Content Marketing Suffers From Cognitive Dissonance
September 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Content marketing is generally practiced by brands that already have firm identities, but their use of content marketing has its own cognitive dissonance. Is it doing good or doing evil? Do its creators know? Its inherent struggle is based on monetization, in more ways than one.