Advertising can pose a challenge to marketers. On one side, they want to present their products and services in the best light to appeal to customers. On the other, high prices or flaws in quality may be an unappealing aspect of their products and services, causing potential customers to choose competitors instead. Marketers have to balance highlighting best qualities in order to attract customers and being honest about the realistic – and possibly negative – features of products and services. Because of this, some marketers fall into a trap of false or deceptive advertising.
Last month Disney announced it would begin offering an ad-supported subscription for its video streaming platform, Disney+, by late 2022. Major players in video streaming services like Disney, Paramount Plus, Netflix, and HBO Max are ramping up their pricing strategies in what appears to be a price war. The current battle: how many subscribers can one platform acquire?
Every year marketers and customers alike prepare for the largest advertising event in the United States: The Super Bowl. The famous sports event provides a unique mass marketing opportunity to utilize television advertisements to promote everything from chips to cars. This weekend is Super Bowl LVI, and everyone is wondering which of the multimillion-dollar commercials will flop and which will triumph. But why do companies willing spend huge portions of their marketing budgets for a 30-second ad? Super Bowl Sunday is the one time of year that people actually turn on the TV just to watch commercials.
Fetch Rewards is a company that allows users to earn rewards back on their purchases from several companies, eliminating the need to participate in brand-specific rewards programs. In exchange for a partnership with Fetch Rewards, companies can gain access to certain user data. User data analytics allows companies to strategically target customers based on their purchasing habits and favorite rewards, among other usage metrics. Would you give up data on your spending preferences for appealing rewards and personalized advertisements from your favorite brands?
Known for their tradition and scientific method to pouring the perfect pint, Guinness has mastered product differentiation and strategy. The successful brand originating from Ireland operates globally, brewed in over 60 countries and available in over 150. With a diverse range of products, packaging, and labelling, Guinness sets an example to marketing managers promoting consumer products internationally. By adjusting their products to suit the trends and preferences of different markets, Guinness has been able to appeal to a variety of consumer tastes for over 260 years.
Creating a connection with your consumers is not only a necessary practice in PR and customer service, but also is a means to create stronger marketing. But how exactly does one accomplish creating stronger connections […]
Just six months after the Galaxy Note 7 crisis, Samsung launched its new and improved smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, in March 2017 along with a robust marketing campaign to promote it.
The most effective practice a business can conduct is to bring its marketing and sales teams together. Through defining a unified process for each point of contact with customers, as well as the processes that guide customers throughout their journey, a company delivers a smoother customer experience that usually achieves a high degree of loyalty.
Setting a budget for marketing and deciding where to invest marketing dollars is not an exact science. By targeting the intended audience, analyzing past marketing techniques, studying what competition is doing, and surveying current consumers, marketers can better determine where and when to allocate spending.Setting a budget for marketing and deciding where to invest marketing dollars is not an exact science. By targeting the intended audience, analyzing past marketing techniques, studying what competition is doing, and surveying current consumers, marketers can better determine where and when to allocate spending.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is swarming in criticism stemming from part of its “Up for Whatever” campaign, by BBDO. The company has published 140 scroll messages on its bottles since the campaign’s inception two years ago. One of the messages came under fire last week, “the perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary,” which has been linked to rape culture.