If employees think that marketing is a job done only in one department, the company is heading for trouble, says former Porsche MD Kevin Gaskell, who believes that everything the customer touches relates to marketing and needs to be done well. He says ‘inspired leaders’ recognise the importance of every single interaction and build that idea into the business.
If you are in the process of setting up a new website, think carefully about the domain name you aim to use. It’s the first thing your potential customer will see and should sum up concisely and accurately what your business is all about; so don’t try to be clever – be clear. These expert tips and an infographic explain how.
Marketers want to know that their investments in digital advertising are protected against fraud and ads appearing on illegal or inappropriate websites. JICWEBS’ chairman Richard Foan explains what steps towards ensuring online brand safety have been taken by the industry.
The arrival of the digital age has flummoxed many marketers – some of whom still call decade-old technology (such as smartphones) new tech. Three-quarters of the web’s sites are inactive, full of graveyard content, and there’s a deluge of data as yet unprocessed. Get with it and pick up the pace, says author Minter Dial; don’t let your business get left behind. Look to the future . . .