AI also traditionally relied on historical data to make predictions about the future. But we’re in a new world now; the past can only tell us about the past. Today’s AI and automation are equipped to start aggregating new data to begin to make accurate predictions/prescriptions.
This is a Good Time to Revisit Your Value Proposition
Posted on May 22, 2020
Depending on context, the value proposition a company has today — no matter how good — might need to change. Perhaps some your prospects have altered or changed their priorities? Does your value proposition still resonate with these new priorities?
The brands that are doing the best marketing/outreach right now in the time of COVID-19 are those that understand their target audience’s fear and struggle, not just right now with the world turned upside down, but all the time.
At this time, while we’re all on limited contact with people, cold calls might be appreciated and come back in style, especially when it’s done right. Everyone’s craving contact — yes, even introverts. The cold call just has to be done right.
Algorithms are only as good as the humans who create them. And humans can try, but can’t prevent, having their own biases. AI develops its own, which can lead to wrong decisions that can be disastrous if the humans who make them rely solely on AI data and don’t balance the biases.
Marketing & Sales Beyond the Pandemic 101: Keep Building
Posted on April 25, 2020
Crisis management is for achieving some modicum of stability amidst incredibly choppy waters. When it has no end in sight, adjusting replaces managing. We accept this new environment we need to work in (we have no choice), so we need to think about ways we can prepare to face it with competence now and later on.
COVID-19 Marketing: Goodwill Marketing is the Current Brand Marketing
Posted on April 18, 2020
For some companies, it’s business as usual in some ways. But at the same time, it’s not at all business as usual at all. Crisis marketing has evolved to include goodwill marketing. There are delicate nuances marketers should consider and apply to their messaging.
How are you doing in your part of the world? How are your family and friends? How’s business going? You may not want to answer that. I get it. COVID-19 is particularly cruel to B2C businesses, but cruelty at a time like this has a way of spreading. It trickles to affect the entire chain […]
Revisiting Personas: Why they matter in the age of personalization
Posted on March 30, 2020
“Persona” is in “personalization.” That’s obvious (and cheesy) I know, but most of us know by now that personas are incredibly helpful in informing teams who their main customer types are, their pain points, and their goals and desires. Most marketers have a history of using and targeting personas in campaigns and strategies. The more […]