The key to digital communication overload

Often I’m hearing companies saying that they understand the importance of good online interactions with people. But many times the executive team looks at digital marketing, just as items on a checklist. Instead of looking at what connection is created with a digital asset, they only focus on the asset itself.

It’s a big mistake, and you and I are smarter. Therefore, let’s not misplace your focus because it can easily damage your overall brand reputation.

Now, what’s the goal of your digital communication?

Digital communication needs to provide a story that people are able to consume, understand and apply. Make the story more human and you will stand out.

Experts predict that social advertisement budgets will double in the next five years, digital communication will become saturated. Meaning the need for strong and concise digital content will be at an all-time high. A constant focus on the quality of your digital communication is key.

People it’s time to get your house in order in the digital space. If you need help, please feel free to reach out to me and I’m more than happy to help.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Cheers people from a rainy day, but at least the forecast is that it’s about to snow in a few hours and looking forward to that.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

How to apply a human-centered marketing approach

Marketing is complex today and in times where we are moving towards a subscription-driven, emotion-driven, ad-free, big brand loyalty-free world, it’s just getting harder and harder to build relationships with people.
I bet you agree with me and today companies and the marketing firms need to learn the new rules to attract prospects, to convert creativity, content, and conversations into valuable customers.

A human-centered marketing approach addresses exactly this problem where you need to ask yourself;

How can you help somebody by doing something that is important to them?

Let me repeat it. How can you help somebody by doing something that is important to them?

The next step is to keep the conversation going by creating a helpful user experience that brings them closer to make a decision at each stage of their journey.
This is creating human impressions instead of advertising impressions and imagine how much more efficient your marketing would be if we all applied a simple human-centered marketing approach.

I’m Claude Oggier and my goal is to serve and help companies to make better marketing decisions.

I hope you find this useful and please share this message has I think it’s important for any marketer to embrace a more human-centered approach in a marketing world today.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands everything is going to be alright. Well, cheers people from the Swiss mountains. It’s just a beautiful, sunny winter day and I’m just very grateful.

Talk to you soon again. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

We over-invested in digital advertising: Adidas Case Study

Hi people,

and a warm HELLO, well, rather cold one from the Swiss mountains, where I’m enjoying the first ski day of the season with my kids. A couple of runs are already into our legs and it’s just beautiful up here.

But I just wanted to take a minute with you to share insights I found regarding the sportswear company Adidas and their statement which says: “we over-invested in digital advertising”.

I mean, what does this mean?

For years, Adidas had the understanding that it was digital advertising driving e-commerce sales and as a consequence, their advertising split was 23% into brand and 73% into performance. Their attribution model was based on the last-click but it did not do any brand tracking. Their focus on efficiency over effectiveness lead to KPI’s on how to reduce cost rather than what was in the best interests of its brands.

I mean, what did they change to address this problem?

Adidas introduced a new campaign framework, with emotional brand driving activity at the center, and with a focus on generating again brand desire, creating desire by connecting with consumers around major campaigns three or four times a year while at the same time running advertising with a rational message.

This brings me to the conclusion that you or your brand, you need to create meaningful experiences that appeal to your customers. Because both brand awareness and performance campaigns, they need to coexist in order to maximize sales.

Well people, I hope you find these insights useful, and I would, as always, love to hear from you. Leave a comment about your marketing challenges, and let’s get the discussion going.

But remember, even in the beautiful Swiss Alps and there’s not the Matterhorn in the back, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright. Well, cheers people, I need to go and catch up now with my kids. They’re already ahead;-)

Cheers. Talk to you soon again from another great place. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

Why I Struggled To Demonstrate A Social Media ROI at Nespresso

Hi people,

I’m saying hi from Gland, the place where I live with my wife and two children. I’m privileged to live very close to the water and to see the Mont Blanc. Well, unfortunately not today. But believe me, I get to see the Mont Blanc very often. It’s somewhere there in the back. Right now, it’s a little bit cloudy.

So people, today I’m reflecting on one of the great experiences that I had in my career at Nespresso and my biggest struggle.

Let me be very honest with you. Clearly, my biggest struggle was to demonstrate a return on investment (ROI) from social media. My struggle was to measure accurately the customer’s interactions from various touch-points with the brand, but most importantly to show evidence in terms of dollar benefits coming from social media.

At that time, it was still hard to set up properly, the tracking and to combine different datasets from different digital channels. Plus the data from analytics was showing discrepancies.

Now what would I do differently today?

I would not over-focus on the return on investment but rather demonstrate the brand-building benefits from social media that go beyond short term dollar benefits.

I mean, you tell me, how do you want to measure word of mouth, peer to peer interactions or human connections?

I would further highlight customer satisfaction. For example Tennis star Stan Wawrinka who was not sponsored by Nespresso but frequently posted on social media his Nespresso moments.

Make Nespresso customers the heroes and demonstrate it through mini-videos you can share on your digital channels.

And here is how.

Create emotions and unique experiences by inviting your brand ambassadors to an event where they can demonstrate their creativity with coffee capsules. I mean, one person created a bathing suit out of coffee capsules. Doesn’t this just show their love for the brand, and I’m convinced they will share their story with other people in a heartbeat.

People, this is scaling human impressions, instead of advertising impressions, which is just much more powerful.

I hope you find these insights useful and I would love to hear your marketing challenges.

And of course, I’m wishing my Nespresso friends all the best during the Christmas period. And obviously, I can’t wait to discover a new Clooney clip soon.

Well, but also remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright. And I’m sure Nathan agrees with me;-)

Cheers people from Gland and talk to you soon again from another great place. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

Marketing questions ? Call me at 0041 78 637 4314

Madness or people with a sense of belonging?

I am fascinated by The North Face advertisement “Question Madness”. Mark Schaefer talks in his new book “Marketing Rebellion” about how the company highlights the madness of extreme sports people, who build a true sense of belonging. As Mark Schaefer wrote in his book

“Belonging is primal and fundamental to our sense of happiness and well-being.”

Mark Schaefer ,author of Marketing Rebellion

This advertisement tells stories that serve, inspire and entertain the extreme sport climbing community. This is truly new advertising people want to see today where we are moving towards an ad-free world. We all want to belong to a community that shares our personal values. Meaning companies need to serve their fans.

Watch the video and share your thoughts. Is it madness or people on the quest of belonging?

Be more human and let the marketing rebellion movement begin.

Mark W. Schaefer is an internationally-acclaimed speaker, author and college educator. His other books include “KNOWN”, “The Content Code,” “Return On Influence,” and “The Tao of Twitter,” the best-selling book on Twitter in the world.

#MarketingRebellion #MarkSchaefer #marketingwithpurpose #marketingmission

Greetings from Lake Geneva area.

Claude Oggier

Market Motive Online PPC Advertising Training and Certification

David Szetela and Scott Milrad are going to kickoff the 2010 Market Motive Online PPC Advertising Training and Certification today.

Due to a strong cross over in today’s market students can also benefit from the other Market Motive training material which include SEO, Social Media, Web Analytics, Conversion, Fundamentals and Online PR.

I am excited to learn from bestselling authors & speakers:

David Szetela
When David Szetela speaks, people listen. He’s frequently heard at Search and Advertising industry events like Search Engine Strategies, SMX, PPC Summit and MarketingSherpa Summit, not to mention on his weekly radio show “PPC Rockstars” at WebMasterRadio.fm.

Alan Rimm-Kaufman
Alan is the founder of the Rimm-Kaufman Group, a leading paid search agency that was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in 2008. Before founding the Rimm-Kaufman Group in 2003, Alan worked as the Vice President of Marketing for the Crutchfield Group where online revenues grew by 450% during his tenure.

Mary Kingsley Huffman
Mary Kingsley Huffman is a founding Partner and Executive Vice President at Ionic Media, a “thought-leading, multi-channel media optimization agency.” She speaks regularly on the topics of landing page development and testing, B2B marketing and conversion improvement and is the former Director of Marketing at Overture.

Bryan Eisenberg
Bryan is recognized worldwide as a leading expert on online marketing, conversion and marketing analytics. One of the co-founders and CPO (Chief Persuasion Officer) of Future Now, Inc., Bryan has been helping companies realize that to maximize results it is essential to incorporate expert persuasion techniques and a deep understanding of customer behavior into all marketing efforts.

Michael Stebbins
Michael Stebbins, a recognized marketing strategist, web analytics inventor, speaker and former VP of ClickTracks, is CEO and founder of Market Motive. Michael focuses on the recurring process of Internet marketing measurement and specializes in online lead capture and conversion techniques.

Read more about the founders and faculty at Market Motive

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