Add aggressive deadlines and high expectations to the list, and we’re frequently working in a world that pushes forward so fast that it’s easy to forget to step back and think strategically once a plan is in place. Ultimately, the best-laid plans don’t mean much if expectations aren’t set, processes aren’t communicated, and those plans don’t evolve based on trends and ongoing data.
Psychographics can be an amazing asset to marketers, but they also quickly bring to light one truth that too many marketers are currently ignoring: Messages need to be extremely tailored to your audiences. Gone are the days of “one-to-many messaging” if you want to see specific results.
Marketing departments and creative agencies are at a crossroads. Marketing departments are struggling with where to prioritize budgets (and who to hire to do the work!) – and if any of you attended the Evolve or Die SXSW session this past March, it’s clear that traditional agencies have just as many questions about navigating the digital arena. What does Digital Marketing really mean in 2015?