WVU Marketing Communications hosts Cyndi Greenglass and Mathew Cummings will interview faculty at the INTEGRATEconference offered by the WVU Reed College of Media. INTEGRATE has hundreds of current and emerging thought leaders attending each year to share the latest trends and best practices shaping the IMC world.
Today we will discuss the continued move toward the integration of direct and digital marketing and the balance of online and offline media focused on the consumer. We'll talk about trends in database marketing, and how a creative person can uniquely contribute to the use of insights from the database I also want to touch on the current climate regarding consumer privacy concerns. Host is Cyndi Greenglass.
Why it Matters:
"We now live in a world where companies and brands no longer have control of marketing, advertising, or the conversation with their customers."
In a very short period of time, the balance of power has shifted dramatically away from push communication strategy, and morphed into a collaborative engagement strategy between consumers, brands, and channel partners. So, in this new world, is there still a place for CRM (Customer Relationship Management) or the Experience Economy? Are these concepts outdated and need to be thrown out? If so, what has replaced them for marketers who practice and depend on loyalty and relationship management?n our fast paced ½ hour together we will hear from Michael Lynch. With a career as diverse as loyalty itself, Lynch comes from years in both the gaming and hospitality industries. Read the rest of this entry »
Metrics are simply standards of measurement by which efficiency, performance, or progress can be assessed. Yet in social media it can get complicated quickly with amount of data and options of what can be collected and where. In this podcast, we will cover the basics of collecting social media data, tracking social media metrics and identifying KPIs (key performance indicators). We will also consider how to link social media actions to business goals and marketing objectives for social measurement and optimization. This episode's host is Cyndi Greenglass.
Some of the talking points will include:
- Is there a simple way to link social media metrics to business and/or marketing objectives?
- What else should we as marketers be thinking about when it comes to social metrics?
- What is the biggest mistake marketers still make with social media metrics?
Brands, business leaders, and marketers ignore this new cohort at their own peril. Generation Z, aged 8 to 23, is now America’s fastest-growing demographic, representing 25%+ of Americans. That makes them bigger than the Baby Boomers, and even bigger than the Millennial generation. Despite the fact that Gen Z is made up of such young consumers, it is already an important cohort that is making its presence felt across brands, culture and advertising.