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When is an advertisement unethical? What does it look like? How should the company be held accountable? It’s tricky to talk about ethics in the modern corporate world. As the ethical nature of a few advertising and marketing tactics are being called into question, we wanted to reflect on the best ethical practices that make an ad agency credible, respectable, and admired.
In 1980, if you wanted to open a sandwich shop, it wasn’t too hard. You rented out some readily available commercial space, brought in the right ingredients, began operations, purchased some print advertisements, and started gaining customers. Back then, marketing costs were simple, easy to manage and understand.
TMany people speculated on the seeming lack of advertising for the Wonder Woman film. There are industry critics who think the film's opening wasn't supported with enough media buys, as compared to similar comic hero films. Some opined that this lack of advertising would contribute to the film's eventual failure.
Recently, Google was called out for accidentally placing advertisements beside inappropriate and offensive content. In response, Google has announced its “three-pronged” solution to combatting ad misplacement by focusing more closely on policies, enforcement, and controls.
eMarketer says that “In 2016, 69.8 million Americans will use an ad blocker, a jump of 34.4% over last year.” Ad blockers filter out ads on peoples’ mobile and desktop devices. Next year, that figure will grow another 24.0% to 86.6 million people.” Though your audience may choose to ignore you, you can’t neglect them. Ad blocking software is “already used by hundreds of millions of people,” Mr. Blanchfield, CEO and Co-Founder of PageFair, assures us, “You can’t put the cat back in the bag.”
"To tweet or not to tweet... that 'tis the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind To suffer the slings and arrows of marketers' fortune Or to take arms against the seas of troubles."
In Part I, we discussed connecting your website’s content to your overall business goals. (Yes, it sounds so incredibly elementary, and yet many small companies still don't know how to do this.) Now we'll look at measuring the ROI of your website which is done with analytics.
In today’s world most of us are privy to basic digital marketing practices – social media, email marketing, and SEO (search engine optimization), but often times we (FiG) find that a lot of our clients overlook two very obvious things that tie it all together: content marketing and marketing automation.
There are many logos that have stood the test of time – ones that almost everyone can identify immediately when seen: Coca-Cola, Nike, FedEx, Microsoft, etc. Have these logos become so familiar to us because of the billions of dollars these companies have spent in the pursuit of brand awareness? Or is it due to the logos themselves being well thought-out from conception?
I'm sure you have heard the phrase, "content is king," and in the world of marketing, it is an ever growing truth. These days, especially when considering social marketing, the real king is not just content but visual content, with images taking center stage.