Category: Digital Transformation

HOW YOU CAN INCREASE LEADS AND CLOSE DEALS FASTER WITH SOCIAL SELLING

Social media marketing is no longer just a great place to connect with old college friends, family members or even meet new friends. It has become a critical platform for brands and clients to engage their audiences and reach more relevant customers. Importantly, from my experience for brands today’s brands …

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HOW TO LOVE YOUR BEST CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS

For the past 30 years, I have always strived to deliver and create innovative, memorable and result-oriented advertising for my clients. Importantly, more than any point in recent history, I believe customers are the new ‘market-makers’, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success today depends on how …

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Real Estate, Augmented Reality, VR and Technology

Now the iPhone X is out, the doors are wide open for augmented reality (AR)  to march through and stake a claim for itself at the center of our digital lives. Whilst AR glasses and contact lenses are still a couple of years away from adoption, smartphone-enabled augmented reality is …

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HOW TO INCREASE TRUST, RETENTION AND GENERATE LOYALTY

For almost three decades now, I have watched, developed and helped to strategically plan numerous loyalty and membership programs. BUT, today they are even more sophisticated, refined and desirable than ever before. With the acceleration of social media, technology and telecommunications in general – the traditional models once used for …

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THE MEANING OF ‘BRAND’ IN A DIGITAL AGE

Originally, the word ‘brand’ came from the Norse word “brandr” which meant, “to burn”. In the Middle Ages, farmers protected their livestock by “burning” a unique and identifying mark with a hot iron on their animals and livestock (and even in some cases on prisoners!). This form of identification was …

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Lessons from The Bay Way

With all the recent breaking news, stories and reports about: Facebook, Uber, Amazon, Google, YouTube, Alphabet, Twitter, Theranos, AirBNB, and Salesforce, I have often thought about all the massive changes in the marketplace in which we all operate these days. I have witnessed and experienced since I was involved in …

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WHY AD AGENCIES MUST USE EDUCATIONAL MARKETING

The ever-increasing number of online videos, webcasts, newsmercials, magalogs, podcasts, webinars, bookalogs, seminars, DVD’s, CD’s, live streaming events, etc. has increased clutter in the marketplace. This ‘noise’ has forced both online and offline new business, advertising, direct marketing and Public Relations to become even more sophisticated in 2018. I believe, …

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2018 – A PIVOTAL YEAR FOR P &G ‘s MARKETERS AND AD AGENCIES

I recently heard from some friends who work on the P&G business, that P&G is cutting 50% of their existing Ad Agency & Media Companies from their roster in 2018. This is part of their next phase in development and planning. P&G is a global consumer products giant. It sells …

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Why Ad Agencies need to understand Bitcoin & move to cryptocurrencies

While most people, businesses and Ad Agencies are still trying to grasp the concept and technology of Bitcoin or accept Bitcoin payments and its underlying blockchain technology that makes cryptocurrencies (700+ cryptocurrencies). I think Ad Agencies, especially those with global offices and operations should become more progressive and innovate using …

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EVERY ADVERTISING AGENCY AND CEO NEEDS TO USE TWITTER IN 2018

As I have often stated, Twitter’s greatest strength over every other social networks today is its ability to transmit the latest breaking news, wins, gains, mergers and takeovers instantly and in real-time. Supplying real time information, results, images and video worldwide is critical in 2018. Even Cable TV and Mainstream media …

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