On February 22, 2014 I had this idea for an app. Today, three months later – wowoodu is online and running flawlessly. As a marketing expert I am not a programmer, therefore I want to encourage other marketing people to learn to code.
In the next few months, I will tell the story, how I created wowoodu, about the problems I had to solve and also how it is progressing. Kind of a marketing reality show.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 60 trips to carry that many people.
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How to reallocate research capacities in today’s digital media environment
Procter & Gamble is probably the world’s biggest market and marketing research buyer. Joan Lewis, Global Consumer & Market Knowledge Officer at P&G is the top executive in this field. She expects market surveys to decline dramatically, because social media listening is replacing traditional market research methods.
What social media listening tools are out there?
The former Alterian SM2, is integrating listening methods, marketing analytics, campaign management,social media capabilities and SDL’s functionalities. I have used SM2 for research in German language, where it delivered much mor accurate results than all other products.
Radian6 – which was aquired by Salesforce.com in 2011 – is probably still the market leader and is a very handy tool as long as your research is focussing on English language mentions preferably targeting the U.S.
A Silicon Valley-based developer of natural language processing technology used to analyze social media and online digital content in general. It’s Insight Workbench combines analytics, charts and research tools on a subscription basis.
Here is an overview of a number of other helpful tools. The author did obviously not like to promote the market leaders, which is why the above mentioned products are not on the list.
Now there are cheat sheets for the two most important steps of marketing planning:
The cheat sheets come with instructions in a few steps and with the necessary worksheets. You may use the worksheets in your marketing presentations. Check it out –>
What on earth is sponsoring tangibles?
Its consumers receiving tangibles branded with a companies’ brand. The tangibles are mostly wearables, e.g. t-shirts. They bear a logo or a slogan with a logo or an ad, sometimes a QR-code.
The consumers opted into a program that identified them as potential brand ambassadors (so you can be sure, they are gonna wear your t-shirt). This works with randomly assembled groups of interested consumers as well as with amateur sports teams or even with a group of people attending a birthday party. Marketers will surely find other ways to benefit from this idea.
Experiences so far are too few to actually say how successful this is, but Unilever and State Farm Insurance were already willing to test it. How? By using the offers of new breed of opt-in ad-networks who offer this service.