It’s that time of year again: digital planning! Whether it’s deciding how to use remaining 2017 funds smartly before the holiday rush or preparing initial budgets for 2018, planning often hits right when teams are pushing to final delivery of major initiatives. The process can also be dominated by spreadsheets from finance. Here are recommendations and a lightweight framework to help streamline efforts and increase effectiveness.
Forrester’s recent 2017 study on UX states that “expertly designed User Experience can increase conversion upwards of 400%!” Not surprisingly, demand for UX talent in the US is greatly outstripping supply. According to SimplyHired, “New York tops the list with 17,967 available UX Design jobs, San Francisco following in second with 14,057 jobs, and Seattle in third with 5,540 jobs”.
“Despacito” is the biggest latin pop hit since “The Macarena”. You may hate it or love it but it’s certainly a cross-cultural event worth looking at from different angles.
Leading financial services brands are investing heavily in digital content to build and deepen relationships with consumers. This short primer lays out the basic elements to consider when deploying a financial content program.
An overwhelmed customer is not a happy one. With thousands of retail sites and stores to choose from, plus social reviews and search ads, it’s tempting for retailers to put everything they can offer right upfront – leading to confusion, frustration, and cart abandonment. Leading retailers are addressing this “Paradox of Choice” through simplified customer experiences in both the physical and digital worlds.
Mobile, Social, and Video are converging in interesting and potentially profound ways. Understanding recent growth trends and the overlap in each area provides insight on how brands and retailers can prepare for and take advantage of this convergence.
With the annual Cannes advertising awards just wrapping up last week, it got us thinking about what it takes to build successful brands today. Advertising is still a hugely important part of marketing awareness and brand building – but this isn’t the age of Mad Men anymore. Below are the pillars of creating a successful modern brand.
We all aspire to find ways to break new ground. To help our companies innovate. We look for new paths to find that place no one in our industry has gone. Sometimes, innovating is the difference between thriving and barely surviving.