Once upon a time, newspaper circulars and static-filled messages broadcast over store speaker systems represented the cutting edge of shopper marketing. You had to think and decide for yourself what to buy and where to buy it. Those days are long gone.
Today shopper marketing happens in real time, across multiple marketing channels, and it’s always lurking around the corner. Shoppers are in the crosshairs whether they’re being hit by a retargeting banner ad after leaving an e-commerce site or pinged by a geo-located push notification on their mobile phone as they walk by a favorite shop with a clearance sale happening.
The heartbeat of today’s shopper marketing is what is called “programmatic advertising.” At a high-level, this tactic involves … Continue Reading
In the advertising world, perhaps not even “Mad Men” is as consistently entertaining as The Martin Agency. Known for steady and creative execution of Fortune 500 accounts, Martin helped bring GEICO out of the stone age (or into it, rather) with its caveman campaigns, and re-energized Walmart’s image with a clean and modern approach.
Named as the 2009 Agency of the Year by Adweek, The Martin Agency may be headquartered south of the Mason-Dixon Line in Richmond, Virginia, but it’s not considered a Madison Avenue outlier or scrappy underdog in terms of its work or talent. (The agency has offices in New York and London, too.) It’s a top-flight outfit that’s fueled its success with strong leadership and even a … Continue Reading
As mentioned, at BAA I gave a presentation on how disruption is permeating advertising, media, and marketing today. I now will share with you the final installment of the series…
How do brands engage consumers in ways directly relevant to the target audience? The answer may be Shopper Marketing – more appropriately dubbed as “Omnichannel Marketing.” These marketing tactics are about engaging and influencing customers on their path to purchase. They are about driving consumer engagement using content, technology, data and insights, together with promotions, branded campaigns and social interaction. It’s about delivering the right products, in the right environment, in ways that are relevant and effective today.
Shopper marketing is heavily dependent on information and data. How do marketers … Continue Reading