Stories By Kirk Cheyfitz
The switch from crappy ads to valuable content is long overdue in online marketing. Is it too late to save the web? Plus, learn the six steps to digital decency for your brand.
Ad blockers exist because too many brands want to deliver too many messages that don’t matter to a single person. As everyone with any sense is saying, the time is past due to put the audience first. That may sound easy; it isn’t.
No ad-land fossil is quite as useless as the RFP. If brands want agencies to look to innovate, they need to stop treating agency selection like a vendor-procurement process. Here are six ways RFPs lead to diminished results.
Despite everything we know, the entire media industry keeps talking about "the future of advertising" as if it was, well, way off in the future -- like a remote land we might visit one day. It's a little late for another debate on the future of advertising. But there's still time for a heart-to-heart about how, and how quickly, we get there. The future is now. Get 4 rules for the post-advertising age.
The Federal Trade Commission has signaled it intends to watch — and possibly regulate — how brands and the media handle native advertising. Unfortunately, the agency is only highlighting how out of touch it is with today's media landscape. Find out why native advertising won't survive, no matter what the FTC does.
To wrest advertising from the hands of the traditional agencies, the content industry must master some basic brand management skills, including branding, strategic planning, media planning, and measurement. Get the essentials on what content marketing needs to rule in the post-advertising age.