Adopting a Marketing Mindset for the Modern Digital World

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If you’re in Marketing, chances are you’ve probably seen one of Tom Fishburne’s cheeky cartoons, so it was fantastic to hear his thoughts at MarTech in San Francisco.

With his own brand of personal humour, Fishburne outlined the 5 steps to adopting a marketing mindset for the modern digital world.

We’re at an awkward stage in digital. Some people haven’t figured that out yet.

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It’s taking some companies longer to figure out what to do with all of the possibilities, like a QR code in an area that doesn’t have internet, that takes you to a website that isn’t optimized for mobile.

 

  1. Don Draper is no longer in charge.

There was a time, not that long ago, when there was a captive audience. Unfortunately some of that old mindset has moved into the modern world. The marketing cycle was just that, a nice easy cycle.

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Our audience has so many devices, which means there’s a marked increase in opportunity to engage with them.

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(you get the picture, even if this photo is a tad blurry)

 

  1. Technology can’t save a boring idea.

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  1. The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.

Don’t forget to put yourself on the receiving end of your marketing efforts. We can sometimes forget how our own marketing makes people feel.

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  1. Don’t be a one-hit wonder.

It is far better to develop a relationship over time, instead of quick flash-in-the-pan campaigns.

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  1. Make your customers awesome.

Betabrand does something a little different in the digital world. They make their customers the focus of their ads.

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Order these shiny disco pants, wear them, and take photos doing fun things. Though this company is B2C, the message here for B2B is not to tell your audience you are customer-centric. Prove it.

 

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Kris Schulze

Kris Schulze

Chief Marketing Officer at B2B News Network
Kris is a Certified Content Marketing Specialist with a degree in languages, and too many years of experience in marketing and media to mention. Kris has spent her career collecting knowledge in content and product marketing, writing, and working for some well known brands. She is the author of Welcome to Beansville, and In the Quiet Hours.