Kellogg’s U.S. morning-foods net sales fell 8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014—the division’s seventh consecutive quarterly decline. While this is partially explained by changing consumer trends, what does it say about the company’s marketing abilities?
Google is launching its YouTube Kids Android app on Monday, February 23rd. The easy-to-navigate app will show only approved content. While this may present good opportunities for advertisers to reach children, companies will have to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Black market internet sites for stolen health care records employ a system in which buyers can rate sellers, similar to many mainstream customer-centric models such as Yelp’s. The value proposition for medical records is much greater than for credit card numbers, making medical records more expensive.
With the largest audience ever for a television event at about 114.4 million viewers (according to preliminary figures from Nielsen), this year’s Super Bowl provided marketers with a prime opportunity to promote their brands. One […]
Amazon has increased its spending on the development of original content and the acquisition of exclusive content for Amazon Prime. Increased advertising as well has led to significant growth in memberships to the service which boasts a user base that spends on average more than double the amount than non-Prime users spend annually within Amazon. Customers of the service are potentially stickier to the brand as well as they expand the range of services they use that are provided by the organization.
For platforms like YouTube and Facebook opportunities to capitalize on the excitement and massive audience that surrounds the Super Bowl may both work with and against the broadcasting of the game, its halftime show, and the advertisements that fill all the spaces in between.
Microsoft worked with two of its clients (Belgium Brewing Company and Lotus F1 Team) to develop a short-documentary highlighting how the two organizations use technology (namely Microsoft Dynamics a CRM and ERP solution) to drive performance. The documentary has won multiple awards at film festivals and has also garnered some of the more traditional marketing performance benefits for Microsoft and the other organizations involved.
For marketers in the hospitality industry the “veto vote” can serve as a significant challenge as groups of consumers make decisions based on their fit with the needs of every group member.
The new playoff system makes fans happier while increasing the number of marketing opportunities for brands; the initial TV ratings and sponsorship dollars coming in show that it’s working.
It’s not uncommon for companies to develop Christmas themed marketing content to share with their current and potential customers during the holiday season. Christmas provides a great opportunity for some brands to help further boost […]