Traditional Media And Advertising

  • Is it just me, or does it seem like the ad industry is a hot mess?

    … It seems like everywhere you look the news is bad for the ad industry. In just the last few weeks, the news has reported … The stock value for many large agencies is in decline as company billings fall. Traditional ad impressions are down almost everywhere as newspapers, radio, and magazines struggle to survive. Many of their customers…

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  • Drones, Bots and AI oh my. SXSW highlights

    … explained how also journalism needs to rebuild from the rubble. My notes: Journalism has done a sucky job evolving. They are focused on temporary tech solutions for long-term problems. Journalism is waiting for somebody else to fix the problem. The competition isn’t the other media, it’s Facebook and Snapchat. All traditional media looks…

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  • Marketing’s answer to winning in an ad-free world

    … presentation was “postponed” … and I’ve never heard from them again. What do we have left? But if I’m right about this observation (and I am), what’s the answer? There are still a lot of companies with fat ad budgets out there — where are they going to spend that money? The more I think about it, the more I’m convinced the answer is influence marketing…

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  • The difference between “pandering” and “serving” in the Super Bowl ads

    … It is the morning after a glorious Super Bowl — an epic win, a historic comeback, and a thrilling halftime performance by Lady Gaga. And yet I have a simmering anger about one aspect of the game that I couldn’t quite identify until I read a quote in the newspaper today. Like most marketers, I adore the Super Bowl commercials. I relish…

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  • What is the role of content marketing in an ad-free world?

    …, and a commitment to quality content to work. Even in a noisy marketing world crippled by Content Shock, there are still plenty of unsaturated niches to find and dominate. And in an increasingly ad-free world, every business needs to at least consider a role for content marketing in its strategy. Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site…

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  • A content dominance strategy drives new media economy

    …” (getting all your media from the internet instead of traditional TV and cable) is only growing at just 1 percent per year. Growth in cord-cutting has been blunted because just 12 percent of the U.S. has access to the minimum speeds needed for multiple pay TV video streams. In our new episode of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster and I dissect…

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  • Why traditional journalism and social influence are blurring

    … the most interesting two hours of the whole year. The strain in the room was palpable. They were journalists. They were taught to stay OUT of the news and now their company was urging them to actively participate in the social web. It was a titanic clash of culture and even ethics. But being a reporter AND a brand is the expectation today…

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  • Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

    … where I actually have a prototype but I’ve been stopped in my tracks because I’ve come to realize that since I started the project, the world has moved rapidly, and dramatically, away from options that would enable me to invest in something this risky and creative — we are in the newsfeed evolution. In particular, Facebook and Apple are hastening…

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  • Content marketing FOMO and the future of marketing budgets

    … value The fact that content marketing takes time. Marketers may be exhibiting patience. Google Analytics does not measure everything that is meaningful. We don’t know the slight adjustments in the views of our readers/listeners/viewers with each piece of content. Over time, marketers will spend money on the media that can be measured. There…

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  • Podcasts and advertising: Meet social media’s new super power

    … ownership and the advantage of being the “multi-task” medium, podcasting is experiencing its greatest growth spurt ever, as evidenced by this new report from Edison Research: Most of the growth is occurring with consumers under the age of 55: And podcast consumers are voracious, spending more than four hours per week consuming an average of five…

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  • How do you make your content the signal instead of the noise?

    … courtesy Flickr CC and Robin The post How do you make your content the signal instead of the noise? appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy The silver lining in the bad news about content marketing The business case for unbranded content Brand bullying and other things that need to change Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media? …

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  • Facebook and Snapchat at war, and four other groovy media trends

    … opportunities; Build data-driven content strategies that resonate; Place highly targeted ads with data-backed creative. The post Facebook and Snapchat at war, and four other groovy media trends appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Snapchat for the win Social Media Believe it or NOT!!! How to save Twitter …

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  • Snapchat for the win

    … For the first time since Facebook unseated MySpace in the hearts and minds of teens, ladies and gentlemen, we have a new social media champion — Snapchat, at least if you’re a young American (cue David Bowie). While Facebook continues to dominate overall social media usage, in a new report from Edison Research, Snapchat has eclipsed Facebook…

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