Google meets Amazon; an interesting concept in theory which may become stark reality in practice soon enough. In a much anticipated move, Google is apparently preparing to incorporate buy buttons within some of its sponsored search ads on mobile devices.
If you ever want to confirm your assumption about a new marketing trend, all you have to do is follow the money. A recent spate of direct and anecdotal evidence suggests the cash is flowing into mobile advertising in general and mobile video advertising in particular.
While seen by many as the inevitable advancement of ad tech into fertile new territory, the trend of brands investing in social advertising is a growing cause for concern among many practitioners of and believers in “organic” or “traditional” social media marketing.
Remember, social media marketing is a big tent, and is likely to only get bigger in coming years. A highly complex and expansive environment, social works best when it’s highly integrated and inherently inclusive, which means you should leave behind the or and embrace the and.
I work from home part of the week. As a part-time office jockey, when I do turn up I’m relegated to any open desk/couch space I can find, preferably as far away from the conference table as possible to avoid getting swept away into a planned or impromptu meeting (a congenital fear of mine).
As the world goes digital, brand websites are fast becoming the primary go-to source of information for prospects and consumers, supporting – and in some cases replacing – many key business functions of their bricks-and-mortar counterparts.
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