Blog Contributors: Emily Bussiere, Amanda Glynn, Sara Huedepohl and Heather Weaverling While the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for individuals and organizations across the world, it has also created new opportunities. With a little care, companies are seeing new opportunities to expand their market share and grow profits. Here are five tips from the experts at Strategic America to help your organization adapt your marketing strategies to meet the changing environment created by the global pandemic.
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Just like the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work, it also changed how we use the internet and social media platforms. More specifically, how we’re engaging with our audience. Users have shifted when they post, engage with posts, the content they’re posting and the platforms they use. What We’re Posting Prior to mid-March 2020, social media served as a place for people to show the highlights of their lives.
According to Trendwatching, 2020 trends indicate metamorphic design will be critical to answering to consumer demand and relevance as a service. Metamorphic design is about adjusting your brand’s offerings to the changing lifestyles of your consumer. Consumer expectations are changing and blending together. Let’s start with accurate personalization. From the correct spelling of their name to order history, consumers demand perfection from brands they use the most.
Ever felt like social media is a hostile environment? You’re not alone. Each year international public relations firm Weber Shandwick completes a study on civility in the United States. As one might expect, surveyed groups have ranked incivility as a problem in the last few years. Nearly 70 percent said it was a major problem in 2019.
In the digital age, no one has complete control of their image, whether we’re talking about a company or an individual. If you’ve thought of personal privacy as a line that can’t be crossed, hearing that individuals aren’t even in complete control of their image might be distressing. Unfortunately, in the era of social media and Internet trolls everyone can be a target.
In bygone days of advertising, measuring the success of a media campaign often relied on the client to confirm increased sales or in-store traffic. Industry advancements and digital technology now give agencies and clients new options to set meaningful goals and measure campaign success. However, more measurement tools mean more variables and metrics to sort through at campaign’s end.
If there’s one thing social media professionals are tired of, it’s the implication that social media is a less important part of the marketing mix. One that exists in a silo and doesn’t work with other strategies—and shouldn’t have to. It exists all on its own. In a world of digital connectivity, that’s a misconception we need to retire.
Political ad spend is increasing. That’s clear to anyone with a television or internet connection. But how much is it increasing this year? And how will that affect your ability to place advertising in the near future? Strategic America’s media team is here to answer these questions. If the flood of articles predicting record ad spend is to be trusted, we can expect quite a few placements to hit the schedule soon.
There’s nothing like a good food epiphany. From marshmallows and hot cocoa to BBQ sauce and chicken nuggets (or ranch on anything here in the Midwest, apparently), history is full of those “eureka” moments where two great tastes taste great together. One of the most popular and enduring food pairings is peanut butter and chocolate.
How has technology changed the way we tell stories? What are the benefits? It may seem like technology has changed the way we tell stories, but it’s really taken us back in time. We’ve all seen the memes comparing emojis to hieroglyphs. And I can’t help but picture my mom as a child sitting in front of the radio listening to her favorite program when I listen to a fiction podcast on my way to work.