At the 2013 ESOMAR Annual Congress in Istanbul, Nick Langeveld and Rana El Kaliouby of Affectiva discussed their research with Mars into using facial coding to understand the relation between emotional ads and sales effectiveness. “Good ads solicit strong emotion: happiness, surprise, even crying a little,” said Nick. “But does that emotion translate into a [...]
It’s hard to imagine a truly conscientious marketer who won’t be delighted and energized by the ideas in Romi Mahajan’s newest book, To Thine Own Self: Honesty In Marketing. Romi comes out slugging like George Foreman. He ruthlessly questions the marketing status quo: Should Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the only US holiday that celebrates [...]
The world of marketing has gotten incredibly complex as new channels emerge, messaging paradigms change, and individuals move from role to role. In keeping with this complexity, vendors who provide marketing services struggle to keep up with the trends of the day and are in need of direction. In order to understand how professionals involved [...]
“These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they’re gold, and you don’t get them. Why? Because to give them to you would be throwing them away. They’re for closers.” So says the sinister Blake (Alec Baldwin) in one of the more memorable lines from Glengarry Glen Ross, the dark [...]
Do CMOs use market research? The IBM CMO study took a look at that very question among many others in 2011. The study comprised more than 1,700 Chief Marketing Officers worldwide in 64 countries and 19 industries. IBM asked CMOs whether they use each of a long list of sources “to influence strategy decisions.” Can [...]
This interview was conducted at the 2012 Online Marketing Summit in Santa Clara, California on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. I spoke with Scott Vaughan, CMO of UBM Tech. Scott gave some interesting insights on what it’s like to run marketing for a large technology publishing and services company. Enjoy!
This video was taken today at the 2012 Online Marketing Summit in Santa Clara, California. My guest was Chris Wareham, who heads product management for Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, the heir to Omniture. I caught up with Chris just after his talk at the conference, which was entitled “How Marketing-Focused Technology Can Tame Big Data.”
Today at 1pm Eastern there will be a special live episode of RomiCast with Romi Mahajan. Romi will interview Tim McKinnon, President of Ektron, Inc. Digital technologies have changed the face of marketing and research over the last decade. As companies move from traditional selling to digital experience provision, the marketing and research professions have had [...]