September 22, 2017

Apple vs. The Mad Men: Can marketing and privacy co-exist?

Justin Daab
Customer & Market Insights, Market Insights, Marketing Strategy & Planning

The release of iOS 11 could introduce the greatest threat to the Web as we know it. That’s because Apple is introducing strict new privacy protection in its mobile Safari browser that will prevent ad networks from effectively tracking your browsing history through cross site tracking. While advertisers claim the process is benign, many believe that in the hands of a malicious entity, this information could be used to nefarious ends.

September 15, 2017

7 Ways To Improve Your Customer Experience

Justin Daab
Customer Experience Design

The result of the inevitable maturing of markets is that today’s innovation becomes tomorrow’s fish and chip paper, so to speak. And as the internet continues to empower your customers to price compare among a virtually infinite set of your competitors, this process will only continue to accelerate. But just because the category itself is commoditized, there is still competitive advantage to be found in the customer experience you’re able to deliver.

August 24, 2017

Can you answer these 5 influencer marketing questions?

Justin Daab
Customer Experience Design

Although it isn’t new, influencer marketing is common practice for a growing portion of marketing budgets. With social media, influencer marketing has been taken to scale. For marketers who haven’t yet taken the influencer marketing plunge, it’s time to ask some basic questions.

August 10, 2017

“What’s the deal with #hashtags?”

Justin Daab
Customer Experience Design

The use of hashtags seems to be extremely arbitrary, especially when it comes to individual social media platforms and the users themselves. With all the recent changes to social networks the question has to be asked; do we need hashtags at all?

July 13, 2017

Is your smartphone making you stupid?

Justin Daab
Customer Experience Design

In the past few years, a number of long-term, peer-reviewed studies have come out that have begun to suggest that the piece of technology we once called the “Jesus phone” is really no savior at all. In fact, it may be, for our productivity and general mental acuity, just the opposite. Read on to discover how you might get your brain back.

July 7, 2017

How to Compete Against “Good Enough”

Justin Daab
Growth Strategies

Consumers increasingly expect good, fast and cheap. As new technologies lower barriers to entry to many industries, the price/value equation skews dramatically toward the lowest margin position, and often consumers feel like they can find a satisfactory mix of good, fast and cheap. Or, at least, “good enough”.

June 1, 2017

The Marketer’s Unorthodox Summer Reading List

Justin Daab
Marketing Strategy & Planning

As summer takes hold, you may be looking for a few page-turner to occupy time spent relaxing on any number of deck chairs or beach loungers. Frequently, for marketers, that means turning to a book about marketing, advertising or branding. In our experience, the most influential books are from outside the industry. Check out some recommendations that might challenge the way you think.