27 Dec 2013

3 Must Pay Attention to Marketing Trend Movements in 2014

I came across this article online which I would like to share with you. Here is a brief synopsis of it.

A lot of trends, and a lot of trends experts have submitted their views and forecast on what to look for in 2014. Some are a continuation of existing trends, while others are based on new technology, new insights, but all offer perceptive marketer the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and the competition.

I agree with the following three and believe you need to be aware of them.

Niche Social Media Sites

Snapchat and Vine are two examples used of niche social media sites that offer new ways to reach customers this year. If Snapchat’s recent rejection of a $3 billion offer from Facebook is any indication, 2014 will be the year to represent your brand on relevant niche social media sites or if you are ambitious start your own niche site with a viable need service or function for your particular industry.

Location-Based Targeting

Or what I call Local Digital Marketing with a performance driven CRM program with delivery emphasis on Customer, relationship, retention, and revenue.

In 2014, this article states you must make a real effort to localize your content so that it’s personal and meaningful to each of your customers for brand relationship building. Build location services into your app to cater content and search results to each user’s exact location. This provides practical and useful context. This article states for example, Oakley Smart Glass shows skiers their speed, elevation, where their friends are on the mountain, and other relevant statistics.

Mobile or Bust

We now live in a public, private and private, public reality and the smartphone is the communication device we all use to communicate we each other with about everything in this now connected reality… Now as the article states, more than one billion people own smartphones worldwide and 143 million of them are in the U.S. The relatively low price point for these mini-computers allows marketers to reach large portions of the population that previously did not have everyday Internet access. If you’re not there already, you need to design or adapt your website for an optimized mobile and tablet experience in the coming year. To those who are not aware of this, digital communication convergence is here, and it is here to stay. Adapt and embrace or bust.

CEO- Robert Rosario

Source: PR Web