Traditional Media And Advertising

  • Drones, Bots and AI oh my. SXSW highlights

    … how big we can get, think about how small and focused you can remain. When you appeal to everybody you are a commodity. We are awash in sameness, the same outrage, the same angles, the same stories. Our only editorial driver is to be interesting. Innovation is hard, disruption is hard, content is hard. If anybody tells you this media…

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

    …. Of course there are lots of other options like sponsored content, native advertising, and content marketing. And of course all ads are not really going away. But these alternatives maintain the traditional relationship where a company is talking to a person. And fundamentally, I think it’s a better way to do business when a person talks…

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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

    … in the world. Contact Mark to have him speak to your company event or conference soon. Related Posts Tags: bethany mota, ethics, evergreen, influence marketing, jeff jarvis, journalism and social media, mark schaefer, natalie zfat, streaming video Posted in Influence and Power, Influence marketing, streaming video, Traditional media and advertising, Writing best practices | No Comments » All posts …

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

    … different programs: Podcast consumers are desirable ad targets for many brands because they are significantly more affluent and educated than the average American: Finally, podcast consumers are much more likely to follow your brand: In a sign that the advertising power of podcasts is starting to be recognized, Scripps, a traditional media…

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

    … In our new episode of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster and I explore a theme of marketing challenges to rise above the increasing noise levels to connect to our customers. It’s a difficult proposition and getting harder all the time. Some of the topics in this jam-packed 30 minutes of marvelous audio content include: Rising losses from ad…

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  • Research shows content engagement is disconnected from brand goals. What’s next?

    … eliciting a public reaction that would show up as an indicator of engagement. In fact, research conducted by marketing intelligence company Affinio shows that approximately 70 percent of the time, our audience does not react to our content at all … they lurk. Facebook research shows that 90 percent of people who saw an ad and bought a product…

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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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  • 5 Reasons most content marketing is FAR behind where it needs to be

    … No industry has been under more attack from emerging technologies than the press. Newspapers, magazines, and other traditional media channels are failing all around us. So if you think marketing is tough in your business, step into the shoes of a newspaper publisher to really see what pressure is! These are people who go to work every day…

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