Extreme Brand Makeover: Three Key Elements

For some companies, rebranding is a smart move and it’s usually clear to see that it’s needed. For other companies, the decision to rebrand or to stand pat isn’t as clear. I think too many companies may be jumping the rebranding gun when they don’t really need to. Whether it’s needed or not needed put… Read More

The Power of Benefits Advertising

Have you seen a print ad recently?  I know, there aren’t as many of them these days.  Still, I think there can be a place for them in the marketing mix.  The problem, however, is that too many print ads are ineffective because they fail to clearly communicate benefits. What we see in many ads… Read More

Are Marketing Execs Falling Behind When it Comes to Digital?

Are marketing execs falling behind when it comes to digital?

It’s a digital horse race and marketing execs aren’t running.

Here’s an interesting post from Mark Schaefer that would indicate that perhaps marketing execs still don’t place the same level of importance on digital marketing when compared to more traditional marketing channels.

Schaefer’s post is based on a Harvard Business Review report that stated only nine companies in the Fortune 500 would be regarded as having a “highly digital” orientation.

Couple this finding with reports that digital media spending still significantly trails traditional spending and it would cause one to wonder how much importance marketing execs place on digital. And this is given the fact that digital media channels are growing much more rapidly than traditional.

A couple factors could be hindering digital growth in the marketing world: 1.) The reluctance of some execs to change and 2.) The need for a better demonstration of ROI from digital media.

I think everyone agrees that digital will move forward. The question is how quickly will it grow in the marketing world?

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