Wanted in DC – More Metrics-Driven Marketers

Wanted in DC – More Metrics-Driven Marketers

AMA-DC is the third largest chapter of the American Marketing Association in the country with more than 1,000 members representing more than 600 organizations, many of which are in the ecosystem that supports Uncle Sam.  It is a vibrant community and because of its location is unlike any other AMA chapter in the United States. The Marketing Consigliere was flattered to be asked to judge this year’s M Awards and […]

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Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track, Part III

Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track, Part III

What a difference a year and a little election make. In 2007, the Marketing Consigliere blogged in Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track Part I and Part II about the importance of government steering clear of regulation of behavioral targeting. Late last week, the Federal Trade Commission issued a report entitled “Self-Regulatory Principles For Online Behavioral Advertising” advising the manner in which markete rs gather, store, collaborate and act upon data gathered from […]

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The Malls Have Eyes…

The Malls Have Eyes…

In a Marketing Consigliere blog from last year, it was noted that the integration of eye analytics and ultrasound by companies such as Influence Media make possible the delivery of audio messages to precise spots in a public space, based on eye contact.  Another blog from around the same time described the possibility of using video and off-the-shelf technologies to profile automobiles entering a parking lot and target messages via digital […]

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SuperAds XLIII

SuperAds XLIII

The Marketing Consigliere prepared himself for Superbowl XLIII by reviewing his guest blog at Scott White’s blog, The Big Kahuna.  He thought it would be interesting to see how far Marketing has come in a year. This year’s Superbowl had some well announced changes such as GM pulling out of its long time sponsorship.  Fine – not everyone was willing to pay $3,000,000 for a spot this year.   While no agency stood out significantly […]

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Oh, Behave!

Oh, Behave!

So much flap has been in the press regarding behavioral targeting and privacy.  Most of the flap has been on the B2C side of things – which is to be expected when you are dealing with naive, impulsive consumers.  Advertising is painted as the boogeyman in this situation and vast data mining conspiracies are hinted at by those that purportedly champion individuals and freedom. Should […]

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Non-Social Media – Still Youthful, Not Going Away

Non-Social Media – Still Youthful, Not Going Away

In the iMedia Connection article “Heralding the Death of Non-Social Media,” Doug Schumacher of Basement, Inc. has correctly pointed out that in an increasingly Network Centric Marketing world, “A high percentage of purchases are already preceded by online research.  And where there is online research, there are search results. Those search engine results pages often bring up links to a number of consumer review sites.“ Yes, there are empirical studies corraborating […]

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Krafty and Wal*Smart?

Krafty and Wal*Smart?

There are two very interesting net-centric marketing developments for in the B2C world that have made the trade press recently. The Kraft iPhone Assistant is available through iTunes and allows users to view recipes (using Kraft products of course), save favorite recipes, watch a cooking video, create shopping lists, find stores, and even get offers or incentives from participating stores.  All this while seeing ads for Kraft products.  It is currently […]

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The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing, Part II

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing, Part II

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing brought amusement to many readers who remember the “gold rush” of the “dot-com” era.  And the Marketing Consigliere wants to make one more observation about those seemingly long ago days. In the early nineties there was an exciting book that created much buzz in the Marketing profession:  The One to One Future: Building Relationships One Customer At A Time by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D. […]

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10 Allinio Predictions for 2009

10 Allinio Predictions for 2009

Prediction 1: Robert Scoble will become marginalized as a new “Twitterer to follow” emerges that is less condescending and opinionated. The Marketing Consigliere actually likes Scoble, has met him twice, but understands that like all “celebrities,” a new one will probably come along that the huddled marketing masses will want to anoint as their new savior.  He will never be relegated as the “Lindsay Lohan” of […]

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A Network-Centric Stocking Stuffer

A Network-Centric Stocking Stuffer

Santa comes to the mall once a year (although he does get there earlier than he used to).  This year, when you bring your children to see him, imagine that after the photos are taken, you don’t need to get the hard copy right away or even wait for them to be emailed.  They’re on a photo sharing site where all your loved ones can […]

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