Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Does Your Marketing Work?

Most businesses have marketing today that, simply, doesn't work. There has been a massive paradigm shift in the world of business and most have been lost by viewing the symptoms of it (e.g., the dramatic rise of the Internet), but are largely unaware of the larger issues that are going to devastate businesses if they fail to be aware of those trends.

* There is a reason why businesses are placing their brand in actual programs (e.g., "The Old Spice Half Time Report)
* There is a reason why major media is moving their programming online and are desperately trying to get you to see the adds before you see the programs

* Businesses are buying air time on the radio and TV and are not merely "slicing, dicing, or chopping", but actually providing valuable information to become life long clients

* They are not limiting themselves to one or two outlets of information, but are taking a complete multimedia approach to reach potential audiences
The bottom line is that today's consumers are more savvy and cynical than in any time in media history. They are savvy and no longer do people merely wait for the answer when watching a TV show that tries to keep them on with a trivia question. Instead, most find it during the commercial break and often don't come back to the show because they are lost in another web search. They are cynical, because they know when they are being sold in the messages they see and hear and many are no longer standing (or sitting) for it.
Marketing has changed people in business dramatically and the savvy (and even cynical) marketer is going to know how to respond to that challenge. It begins by thinking like the very people they are trying to reach.

For a copy of the free report, "Why Your Marketing Isn't Working," email Info@HoustonBusinessShow.com and put "marketing" in the subject line.
Kevin Price is Host of the Houston Business Show (M-F at 11 AM on CNN 650) and Publisher of the Houston Business Review. Hear the show live and online at HoustonBusinessShow.com. Visit the archive of past shows here.

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Anonymous John Modell said...

I'm looking forward to getting your report. This is very interesting information.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Bill Jacket said...

Marketing has become more difficult. Good article, looking forward to more answers though.

12:59 PM  

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