With virtual Gucci handbag selling in Roblox game for more than real-life versions, as part of our deep dive on all things gaming we consider the opportunities fashion brands have in digital worlds where players are willing to spend serious money to create their own unique identities.
Odds are good that asking 20 people what content experience means will get you 20 different answers.
To some marketers, it’s about producing as many blog posts and emails as possible about topics related to what they’re selling, with the hope that prospects find something useful to choose from (admittedly, not a great experience for the consumer of that content). Others view it more broadly, and they include video, SEO, paid ads, and more in the mix (and, even then, the content consumer’s experience with the torrent of content is often not a priority for marketers).
B2B marketing is boring, right?
A recent infographic (below) from LinkedIn Marketing Solutions explores how B2B marketing can be fascinating—and even brilliant—when it’s rooted in human emotions.
When Maya Shankar was a young girl, she never dreamed that she would become senior director of behavioral economics at Google, lead the White House Behavioral Science Team under President Barack Obama, or host her own podcast, A Slight Change of Plans.
On her way to becoming a world-class violinist, she was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School and studied under the legendary Itzhak Perlman. But an acute hand injury cut her promising career short at the tender age of 15.
Gaming is no longer all about achieving objectives. The popularity of social games and virtual landscapes have resulted the advent of the metaverse and given rise to games-as-a-platform. As part of our deep dive into all things gaming, we look at the opportunities these online social spaces present for brands wanting to reach the billions-strong gaming audience.
Vision: the ability to “think about or plan for the future, using intelligence and imagination”, an “idea or hope of how something should be done, or how it will be in the future” and simply the “ability to see”- MacMillan Dictionary
The pandemic has taught that foreseeing can be more useful than forecasting. Hindsight is literally 2020 and as for 2021… Well, you have a choice to make: be a hapless passenger relinquishing responsibility for your emotions, feelings and outcomes to other people or choose to be a leader every single day, making a positive impact on those around you and taking accountability in every moment for your own beliefs and actions.
Consumers expect brands to listen, and quarantine isolation has intensified their desires for meaningful personal connections and immediate responses from brands. Meanwhile, marketers are challenged with recalibrating their strategies and messaging to meet new consumer behaviors and demands without a clear roadmap or precedent.
Those of us in ad tech didn’t even have to read Google’s announcement about deprecating user tracking to know that cookies and cross-site tracking were a big problem for the industry.
Governments around the world have been relentlessly tightening user privacy rules for years. Those rules mean users are now warned about cookies on every website they visit and, if they choose to “accept” the cookies, they are creepily followed around on the Web for weeks after they do so. Accordingly, users seek refuge in browsers and apps that block cookies—along with the ads and monetization those cookies enable.
“I think technology is starting to lap us. It’s exceeding our ability to even keep up with what’s going on. It’s very troubling for those of us who care about democracy. And I think it’s a consequence of our turning technology into our culture, our primary religion, and turning to it as the one thing we all trust in blindly. The consequences of this manifest in our ability to trust each other and our inability of our old institutions to function the way we hoped they could.”