Segmentation 3.0 – disrupting marketing, media and management

Designing advertising, services, products or doing media planning requires us to understand customers and target markets. The more we understand about behavioral preferences, attitudes, lifestyles and multiple other variables, the better we can do our jobs. Combining all sources of data: research, analytics, buyer segments in real time bidding (RTB) targeting engines, qualitative research.. itsContinue reading “Segmentation 3.0 – disrupting marketing, media and management”

Bridging the Agency-Client Relationship

For whatever reason, there is – and has always been – a massive divide between clients and agencies. Creatives and brand managers don’t just sit on the opposite sides of the table in boardrooms, they sit miles apart in terms of expectations, ideologies and understanding of each other’s roles. Brand managers are unable to harnessContinue reading “Bridging the Agency-Client Relationship”

7P’s interview – Ephlux Insights with Toni Keskinen (of Future CMO)

Here’s my interview with Mr Babar Khan Javed about the backround of my thinking that led to re-creation of Marketing’s 7P’s published in ADMAP November 2014 Further reading: Marketing’s 7P’s published in ADMAP November 2014 Branding = Change Management & Operational Excellence Loyalty for Pragmatists – It’s not about loyalty schemes Managing Brand – theContinue reading “7P’s interview – Ephlux Insights with Toni Keskinen (of Future CMO)”

Paradigm shifts in Marketing 2014

I believe that in 2014 corporate management and board take action and set new requirements for marketing. This has already been the trend for some time, but I believe that in 2014 a tornado hits marketing function in large-scale. I wish you could give your opinion on these. Please, if you disagree or notice thatContinue reading “Paradigm shifts in Marketing 2014”

Marketing’s new and re-designed 7P’s

Marketing used to be about making companies APPEAR to be better, increasing brand appeal etc. Today marketing is about MAKING BETTER COMPANIES The omni-channel, real-time, everything’s available and traceable environment we are currently living in has changed the marketing fundamentals quite radically. The world is no longer the same place for which The marketer E. JeromeContinue reading “Marketing’s new and re-designed 7P’s”

Marketing has an identity crisis – Blue Ocean dashboard

I just found Dr. Rod King’s Blue Ocean dashboard and process tools from SlideShare today and thought about how necessary it is to understand the whole value creation process in order to manage brand effectively. The number one branding responsible inside the company is actually the CEO, as he is often the only person inContinue reading “Marketing has an identity crisis – Blue Ocean dashboard”

Managing brand – the most profound KPI’s and their impact

If your brand was a road sign and didn’t have context, emotions and expectations attached to it, it’s like there was no sign at all and the road to destination wouldn’t look comfortable or secure. If the sign does have a meaning for the customer but you are trying to sell something that is outContinue reading “Managing brand – the most profound KPI’s and their impact”

The beginning of customer journey – Initiation

The customer comes to a crossing and stops because the brand successfully engages with him or something changes in the customer’s situation. In most customer journeys there is a defining moment when a person gets actively interested in buying, initiated. That moment can be identified rather reliably. Something makes a person actively start considering aboutContinue reading “The beginning of customer journey – Initiation”

CMO challenge – How to organize marketing for success?

This time this article is more about a question, than an answer. We do need to change but to what? Earlier on I wrote an article about how the creative work and marketing planning will transform in to something new.  As we do know the brand’s own customer interfaces are becoming more and more important asContinue reading “CMO challenge – How to organize marketing for success?”