Black Friday is Bad for Brands

As a marketer, I have a responsibility to protect the brands that I work for. The business people have other objectives, and in most cases my opinion has been discarded as being unrealistic. But I do dream of a day when I'm not asked about my Black Friday strategy and instead am free to find legitimate opportunities to acquire new customers in ways that respect the brand. 

Brands and Podcasting: A New Opportunity

Podcasts represent an alternative to traditional talk radio since they can be much more specific. They can be humorous, educational, inflammatory - you get the idea. In fact chances are you have listened to a podcast or two.

Brands in the Era of Privacy

Between the voluntary information that we give companies in order to use their services, and the involuntary information that is gleaned about us while we use other services, nearly all of our information is available online.

Brands on Instagram: Survey Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

The second part of the qualitative user survey I conducted concerns the relationships that people have with brands on Instagram. This information is specifically designed to help marketers to guide their social media marketing strategy.