Is technology hurting your marketing effectiveness?

Hi people,

I hope you’re doing well and I’m saying hi from a viewpoint I visit frequently during summer when I go cycling. I mean, look in the back. It’s a spectacular view today over lac léman (Lake of Geneva) and the Alps where it’s foggy today. And it’s just great to be above the fog and I feel very grateful.

Now people my question for you today is do you have the feeling that your marketing campaigns are less effective than they used to?

Do you have the feeling that your marketing is falling behind?

Well, I believe a problem today is the abusive use of technology where too many marketing messages have forgotten the human connection or human element. Everything seems to be programmed and automated by marketers, who seem to have forgotten about what makes actually good sense. It’s simply annoying, it provides mediocre results and simply we must do a better job if we want to keep people’s trust in our products or services.

And here is my take on what we should do.

Marketing to digital natives has to be consensual. I’m feeling concerned and I believe you too. Therefore marketing, in general, has to be consensual.

Somebody at the top of the organization needs to declare that building trust in a more human way is a top priority.

Make the success of your customers be your most important KPI.

Embrace technology and make the consumer path to your product or service fast and easy. By all means, use artificial intelligence to accelerate and automate repetitive processes.

Provide customer service value by informing consumers on their order status or to students about their program progress.

Create ongoing conversations with your biggest fans and stay relevant in the consumer’s eyes when they decide to make a purchase.

Last but not least, brand building and building trust with consumers has never been more important than today. People want to be respected, don’t abuse people’s trust with technology.

Well, I hope you enjoyed these insights and I would really love to hear from you about your marketing challenges.

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

Well, cheers people from this great, spectacular viewpoint.

Talk to you soon again. Bye 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.

6 Digital marketing channels you must use to succeed

Are you still looking for guidance on how and where you should maximize your digital marketing channels?

Below you find 6 digital marketing channels you must use today to succeed. My approach is very easy to understand on how to optimize your digital ecosystem.

As a marketer the goal is to find synergies and interactions among each digital channel and to maximize it’s potential in order to achieve better results.

The Digital Ecosystem:

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1. Data analysis

Analyse the source of your traffic and only then you start to understand what kind of people are coming to your site and even a little bit of why they are coming. (Customer behaviors) Define your goals and focus on actionable outcomes.

2. Search engine marketing

Increase your visibility in search engine results through Pay-Per-Click ads or through an optimized website with your most relevant keywords.

3. Email marketing

Use email marketing to build loyalty and trust with your prospects/customers. Make sure your email list is clean and that you send out your messages to the right/relevant targets.

4. Social media

Social Media is not to worry about which social network you should be using and how many. Rather focus on building a community where your prospects and clients want to be.

5. Content marketing

Foremost write for human beings and not for robots. Create content people are willing to share with their network.

6. External websites

Outreach to external websites and bloggers. You build relationships and create authority for your website.

Do you agree with me?

What other digital channels would you add to the list that show good results?

Please share your feedback and critics in the comments section. I would love to hear from your stories.

Related article:

Digital Transformation is about people

 

Claude Oggier

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

So inspiring!

Exclusive interview with Seth Godin from GiANT Impact on Vimeo.

Mitch Joel interviewed Seth Godin in a  40-minute audio conversation. The entire audio conversation will be made available this coming Sunday, March 6th 2011 as episode #243 of Six Pixels of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast. Make sure to listen to it.

Read his blog post or order Poke the Box (affiliate) from Amazon.

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