W is for Winning Combinations: Marketing + IT

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Marketing and IT have traditionally been two completely separate disciplines. – Marketing was outward looking, focused on customers and driving sales. – IT was inward looking, focused on optimizing business operations. Today, the synergy of these two functions can really give companies a competitive advantage. But as I wrote a couple months ago, Marketing and […]

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M is for Marketing 3.0 … Social Media brings us full circle

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“Marketing is the process by which companies create customer interest in products or services.” (Wikipedia, Aug. 2010) A quick look… Marketing 1.0 – One-to-One. Slow and hard. Civilization gives rise to the mercantile class. “Marketing” was a shop owner calling out to passers-by trying to tell them about his wares. Many people would just keeping […]

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A is for Alignment – Marketing and IT

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It’s like…    Oil and Water    Night and Day    Politics and Religion    Marketing and IT Is it possible to align your Marketing and IT departments? Or for that matter, any groups within your organization that just don’t mix? Is it possible to get them working together smoothly for the betterment of the company? Love to hate […]

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A is for AIDMA AISAS

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Everyone who studied marketing knows about the classic AIDMA model of consumer behavior: Attention  Interest Desire Memory Action But in June 2005 the Japanese advertising giant, Dentsu, developed a new model to more accurately describe consumer behavior in today’s highly connected world: Attention  Interest Search Action Share Any company or organization that doesn’t come to […]

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