Marketing used to be simple, or so it seemed. Write a blog. Post a blog. Wait for Google to index the blog. And suddenly your company, your products, and you – were discovered. Anyone could do it, and everyone did. But then everything changed. And whether you know it or not, it's a marketer's dream.
Marketing has become both an art and a science. With changing algorithms, an increased number of tools, and more data and analytics than can be digested by even an entire marketing team - it can be hard to keep up. Pair that with the variety of content types and mediums, and marketing has transformed into a carefully analyzed art form.
Every day, industry professionals get up and go to work striving to become the expert in their respective field. But not every industry professional goes out of their way on a daily basis to actively learn about or interact with industry leaders and events. You may ask; isn't the daily grind enough to stay thoughtful on and engaged with your industry? Brandon Pfluger, Business Development Manager at MarketScale, doesn't think so.
Branding is more than just a logo in 2019. It's the way that customers recognize and experience your business. With social media being the easiest and most cost effective way to reach any audience, branding your business on those platforms is crucial. What's the best example to turn to for successful, engaging branding? Celebrity twitter might have the answer.
Nothing says summer in America like our National Pastime.
Terence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) may have said it best in the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams:
“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again.”
MarketScale just completed one of its most exciting assignments of all time, filming in Dubai, UAE, in February at the Gulfood show. The memorable event, which took place from February 17th through the 21st at the Dubai World Trade Center, is an annual celebration of the global food and beverage community—a chance for innovators and industry thought leaders to gather and connect.
Small is Tall: Marketing in a Nutshell
Yeah yeah--small, tall, whatever. Just give me the caffeine.
We all know that clever little "disruptor": some sneaky marketing genius at Starbucks decided that their small coffee would be known as a "tall"--a shift in diction that happens to earn about twice as much for the comparably sized "small" cup of coffee at McDonalds.
Words matter. What's the difference between a hotel and a motel? Sometimes--maybe often--just a letter and about $50 a night. And there you have it: marketing in a nutshell.
Stressed by the Demand to Create all that Content?
If the answer is "yes," you're not alone. Studies show that marketers are undergoing increased job stress. And it's no wonder, given the increased complexity of the work. Marketers face many challenges today: High growth expectations, hyper competition in crowded market places, and the digital and social-media revolution. What’s more, growing pressure from the C-suite to implement marketing return on investment measures as a way to track and evaluate marketing success is increasing the marketer’s workload. Studies show that stress rates for marketers are on the rise.