Brand management has never been easy. Finding ways to communicate effectively and appropriately in the COVID-19 era, when consumers are deeply anxious about their families and their future, poses an even greater challenge.
These are trying times for marketing. Ad budgets are imploding and companies are cash-strapped. It’s natural for brands and agencies to want to dial back spend and hunker down until skies are clear again.
A rising tide lifts all boats, and when it comes to ensuring women's representation, the impact is a tidal wave of innovative perspectives that help business and society flourish. For corporations, efforts to improve leadership diversity are measurably linked with profitability and value creation.
To mark the annually celebrated Women’s History Month in March, we raise awareness around young women in marketing and highlight how they are moving up the ladder–paving the way for others to follow. The focus is on building strong leadership traits and a gender-diverse pipeline of talent when our host Peggy Anne Salz catches up with Bruna Amaya, a Mobile Hero recognized for her marketing expertise.
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A rigorous analysis of the reams of mobile and marketing predictions for the new year suggests 2020 will be remembered as the year mobile-first marketing finally grew up. The obsession with short-term gains and growth hacks that marked the last decade is fast being replaced by the realization that "fully-baked business models" and strategies that demonstrate financial self-control define the path to profitability and sustainability.
Enterprise mobility broke boundaries and set records in 2016 - and this continues in 2017. With employees now leading the smartphone revolution, businesses are subsequently finding ways of leveraging the latest mobile (and other) technology to improve processes, reduce costs and connect staff. And as the mobile landscape continues to shift, understanding the latest trends, and how they can be incorporated, has never been so vital. Here are the 4 massive mobility trends you should keep top of your radar.
Granted, the advance of digital, the explosion of social and our own addiction to mobile have come together to make 'mobile-first' a must. But smart brands and businesses are building the cognitive capabilities to interact with us in ways that are people-first, not just mobile-first, placing mobile at the center of an approach that connects the 'data dots' in our mobile, social, digital, and real-world actions.