Marketing used to be easier, didn't it? You’d have one team doing broadcast and print, and another in the back room doing direct mail. That was about it. The “barriers” between disciplines could be breached with a few steps down the corridor. No more. Esoteric functions like Conversion Rate Optimisation and Behavioural Analytics are specialized skill sets, often not even located in the same country, let alone the same office. Yet they can all add value to each other - if they’re truly (to paraphrase David Ogilvy) one department indivisible.
Although social media can no longer be considered a novelty, many organizations (especially small- and mid-sized groups) are still trying to figure out whether and how to leverage it as part of their marketing, branding, public relations, customer service, and revenue-generating efforts. In...
By 2017, Gartner says that 25 per cent of organizations will have a Chief Data Officer. In industries where regulatory compliance is key, the figure is expected to be much higher, perhaps even 50 per cent. If your business collects data, stores it and uses it to determine strategy, a Chief Data Officer could be the key person who will commit to high data quality across the business.
Could it be that corporate social media has seen its day in the sun? Only a few short years ago social media growth was exponential. Now it's slowing down – almost to a crawl. Yet the explosion of the social media channel caused major corporations and small businesses alike to throw budget and...
Built on a foundation of guiding principles, a digital transformation plan of action includes nine main initiatives that organizational leaders should take. Beginning with educating themselves to increase their own digital competencies, these initiatives include soliciting input from key stakeholders, revising the organization’s mission, business model, and offerings, leveraging technology to enhance internal processes, and ensuring the digital literacy of their workforce.
Mutually beneficial internships are a workplace must that should be coveted by employers. Even with a handful of employees, your work and overall qualify of life thereat is greatly enhanced when there is a spectrum of experiences and backgrounds.
Marketers are increasingly being asked to extend their influence, to take on non-traditional activities, to drive strategy–in effect to turn the tide within their organizations. War may be too strong a term for the task at hand; however, there is little doubt that a significant change is taking place, and Marketing is at the helm.
This report describes how the world's largest companies are planning, executing and measuring social. Spredfast commissioned research from Forrester Consulting to uncover insights on the state of enterprise social marketing programs at the biggest companies in the U.S. and Western Europe.