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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.
Have you ever stopped to really scrutinize the phrase “social media?" We've been using the terminology for years (coined in the 1990s at AOL according to Forbes), but think about how much the meaning of it back then has changed with the use of social platforms throughout the years.
Very few people in the United States were untouched by 2012's Obama-Romney campaign. As a primarily digital person, the overwhelming message that I saw during the campaign was always the Obama brand encouraging us to register to vote. In the end, the Obama register to vote strategy was just one of many successful digital strategies in this campaign.
Ironically one of the first budgets that companies cut when times get tough is their marketing budget. The very aspect of business who's sole purpose is to make more sales and boost the bottom line, gets cut. I can't really blame businesses leaders though when so much of what they hear is "this look... that look... artistically speaking...". It sounds like a bunch of fluff. And it is.