RAF Connect Blog - February 8, 2018
By: John Loury
There isn’t a consensus on how to build the perfect marketing strategy. But it’s safe to say that these 4 questions are a great start:
Conveniently for people like me, data insight and marketing intelligence play a significant role, along with experience and internal client knowledge, in answering those questions. However, there is no silver bullet. With that in mind, there is no shortage of the good, the bad, and the ugly of how ...
Rochester, NY – January 12, 2007
CAUSE + EFFECT Strategy and Marketing (CESM), a strategic marketing and analytics firm, has announced high growth for its third year of operation. In 2017, the company grew 72%, added 13 new clients and expanded engagements with seven existing clients in a variety of industries, including financial, fuel and energy, and B2B.
The main reason behind CESM’s growth is the company’s distinctive approach to providing strategic marketing and analytics services to drive retention and growth for its ...
By: John Loury & Anjali Thomson
If you’re sick, you call the doctor. If your shower is leaking, you call the plumber. But what if your business isn’t taking off like you hoped, sales are sluggish, or you see opportunity that you don’t quite know how to leverage? Who do you call then?
The answer’s easy: The Marketing Strategist
What exactly is a marketing strategist?
At its essence, the job of a marketing strategist is to analyze qualitative and quantitative information to determine the best ...
Efficiency and Moderation Are Key; Don’t Sell Out to Big Data
In the new era of big data, it seems that almost anything can be put in quantifiable terms. Even a brand, an idea that has been considered the epitome of the “feel” and “quality” of a company, can be augmented with the help of data analysis. Finding trends in target market demographics, buying habits, and related products can boost short-term revenue while – if data analysis is utilized correctly – maintaining ...
Technology is constantly evolving, so adopting new marketing strategy to improve customer engagement and increase response rates must be a focus. We live in a world where the average consumer has limitless expectations and the need for immediate gratification. A world where each individual believes that marketing should be tailored to their wants and needs. As a marketer who is constantly trying to stay on the leading edge of technology, it is almost impossible to predict exactly what a consumer ...
Marketing Performance Management
The marketing industry gets a lot of attention for its potential contributions toward revenue growth and company prosperity, but often the attention stops short of marketing performance itself. The planning, budgeting, and campaign execution phases zap up all the energy before assessment and analysis of the results of marketing efforts even begins. What you are left with, then, is a less than optimal approach in which the outcomes of yesterday’s marketing efforts do very little to inform the marketing ...
Multichannel Marketing and Customer Engagement
Multichannel marketing is defined by “the practice of interacting with customers using a combination of indirect and direct communication channels – and enabling customers to take action in response – preferably to buy your product or service – using the channel of their choice.”
To be more relevant and effective, campaigns must be better aligned and integrated across all channels. With the increase of available channels today, our customers have greater access to information and more choices when deciding how ...
Coffee Is the Most Significant Food Import into the U.S.
Nearly two-thirds of the US population drinks coffee. According to research from Gallup, about a quarter of coffee drinkers even identify as addicted. So where is our much needed coffee coming from? Could anything stand in the way of our fix?
Coffee is the most significant food import of the United States. Although we export some of the refined product too, the ITC claims the US stake in global gross imports amounted to ...
We did! Below are color visualizations (we use the term “color pies” in our office) of 12 masterpieces across history. It seems there is a winning combination with earth tones followed by gentle blues. Of course there has to be one outlier, thanks to Mr. Andy Warhol.
Netflix Knows How to Reel Us In
Netflix entered the content-production industry in 2013, debuting its first series, House of Cards. It has greatly expanded the production of both film and television series since then, offering original content through its online library of films and television. Netflix released an estimated 126 original series or films in 2016, more than any other network or cable channel.
In Netflix’s data, the “hook” episode is the one that, after viewing, kept at least 70% of the audience on ...