What does the modern day marketing funnel look like?

The traditional marketing funnel is a structure that used to be applied to marketing strategy for just about every business. It starts with awareness (market potential), moving to interest (suspects), desire (prospects) and then action (customers). The thinking behind it was that the funnel was linear and that those customers who were lost at any stage were simply out of the loop. However, as technology has evolved and the way that consumers receive information from brands has changed drastically, the modern day marketing funnel now looks very different.

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Digital Marketing trends you might be surprised by...

Politically and socially, 2019 has been a pretty confusing year so far. From the ongoing upheaval surrounding Brexit to the change in Prime Minister and even the weather there have been plenty of unexpected outcomes to deal with. And it doesn’t stop there because in the world of digital marketing too there are a number of interesting trends emerging that you might be surprised by.

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What does AI actually look like for marketing?

AI is set to transform the way that we do business, interact and sell in the years to come. This innovative technology offers a wealth of advantages to businesses looking to do more with less budget and increase efficiency across the board. But, in terms of the reality of integrating and using it, what does AI actually look like for marketing?

9 examples of AI in marketing

AI has almost limitless potential and can be innovated continuously to help meet challenges as they arise. These are just some of the ways in which it has relevance to the marketing world.

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How to fight back against negative customer reviews

Did you know that for every 1 positive review there are 10 negative customer reviews? There's nothing like a negative customer's opinion online to clog your sales pipeline. In order to push passed the negativity and continue to convert sales, you need to implement these 3 key skills.

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How do data and AI come together for an innovative marketing strategy?

Data and AI are already being used to help improve the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, enabling them to better achieve their goals. Innovation in these fields has also helped to support better customer service and to create a more intuitive customer experience. Today, it’s becoming essential to work with data and AI to create a more innovative marketing strategy, not just to get ahead of the curve but also to ensure that your brand maintains parity with the competition.

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How is marketing shaping up for change?

Marketing is fundamentally changing and that requires an attitude shift from marketers and businesses alike. Today, the most successful strategies involve a much more communicative and engaged approach to consumers. It’s not simply enough anymore to be throwing the most money at the issue or making the most noise. Building real relationships and authentic loyalty is now what it’s really all about.

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Could Facebook’s messaging merger change the future of direct marketing?

By January 2018, it was recorded that WhatsApp had 1.5 billion users worldwide, with 60 billion messages being sent on the platform every single day. When the company was founded in 2009 by Jam Koum, data privacy was a founding principle, and part of what made the free messaging platform so popular. In 2014, WhatApp was sold for $19 billion to Facebook, who assured that this principle of data protection would be continued.

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How is data driving modern day content marketing?

Data is the driving force of content marketing today. As technology and techniques evolve we are increasingly uncovering more widespread and effective ways to harness data to make marketing more effective and targeted. For most organisations, data driven marketing strategy has become the norm and integrating data is the most obvious and efficient way to improve results. So, how does it work?

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Is it time for online marketing to take a more human approach?

The world of digital marketing is changing. Although still relatively new, so far the focus has been very much on getting results from consumers to serve business purposes. However, we are moving further and further away from this approach and towards a mentality that puts the customer firmly in the driving seat. Is it time for online marketing to be more human?

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New Year Sales Resolutions: Our Top 4 Tips for a Successful 2019

Tis the season for New Years’ resolutions and a focus on self-improvement. Whether that’s getting healthier, spending more time with family or a career related goal. But come February, they’re usually a flash in the pan. They’re either unattainable, over complicated or we’ve not set a plan to reach the goal in place to motivate us.

When it comes to goals you set for work, a lot more rides on it than superficial resolutions. So, if you’re in new business or marketing and you want some easy to follow goals to be your best work-self in 2018, try these:

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