Two weeks ago I flew out to beautiful Minneapolis to attend the Path to Purchase Institute’s Shopper Marketing Expo, overall a great experience. The exhibitor floor was jam packed with great vendors and solid solutions, Heineken of course did not disappoint with their after party, and the speaking sessions gave great insights to the state of the industry and what the future of shopper marketing will bring.
For Facebook investors, there was lots of good news to be found in the company’s earnings call last week: revenues, users and ad dollars are all up.
But hidden in all that great financial data is an under-looked metric that might not concern investors, but should concern advertisers and marketers who have invested millions of millions of dollars in the platform — engagement rate.
Engagement is currently flat on Facebook. Users, or better yet consumers, are not interacting, with, viewing, sharing, or liking brand content and information as much as they did in the past.
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Technology is opening new doors everyday across every industry and real estate is no exception. As the largest trade organization in the country, new technology vendors are constantly looking to tap into the real estate industry. This means brokers and agents alike are inundated with looking at and incorporating new technologies into their marketing mix all the time. We can’t all do everything, but does what we buy and how much we spend on technology actually make us more money?
If you’re like me, you’re still coping with the end of March Madness, but happily traded in college basketball for the season premier of Mad Men this past Sunday.
As I often do while watching high profile TV shows and sporting events, I was paying close attention to the commercials during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Finals. I love seeing new and innovative ads that normally surface at these times. What stood out the most for me was Coke Zero’s “drinkable commercial.” At first glance, another home run from Coca-Cola. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, a sultry and seductive 30 second spot shows a hand pouring a bottle of Coke Zero off screen. I as the consumer am supposed to get my Shazam app up to recognize the commercial, taking me to an experience of a glass getting filled with Coke Zero, eventually leading me to a mobile coupon to redeem a free Coke Zero at Target.
As the President of Mobile Real Estate ID, a Mobile marketing and technology company serving the real estate industry, one of the questions I have been asked most frequently over the past couple months is, “Why should we work with you instead of our website provider?” Originally, my response was very simple: your website provider does not develop sites for Mobile Devices. As I dug deeper into the differences between developing sites for the traditional internet and Mobile web, I realized that answer is in fact much more complex.