6 months, 21 days ago

Three things I never expected Marc Pritchard to say…but every marketer needs to hear

P&G CMO Marc Pritchard keynoted today’s ANA Media Conference and exhorted the marketing industry to disrupt and reinvent the craft of marketing: Quote #1: “Disrupt mass marketing” Yes you are reading that right. The company that i…

9 months, 4 days ago

As CVS Goes Post-Digital, Walgreens Reverts to Pre-Digital

For a case study on how marketing must break from past practices, one needn’t look further than two recent announcements, one from CVS and the other from Walgreens. One company is pushing the boundaries of retail healthcare; the other is looking back a…

10 months, 22 days ago

A Lesson from the Bruce Springsteen/Richard Thaler School of Marketing

What do consumers, Bruce Springsteen, and a Nobel Prize laureate have in common? They all understand the concept of fairness. And they understand that consumers reward and punish companies based on perceived fairness. Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler …

11 months, 17 days ago

OTT Won’t Replace Traditional TV — The Two Will Get Married And Have Babies

Recent headlines have covered cord cutting as if it is an inevitable trend, set to doom the TV industry as we know it. However, when we peel back the layers of the alarmist headlines, the argument doesn’t really hold: No streaming service yet offers all that consumers want, as my colleague Kris Arcand found in […]

1 year, 22 days ago

The Pressure From Values-Driven Consumers Continues To Build

There’s a new urgency in the marketplace: to appeal to values-driven consumers.  When Forrester first started discussing the importance of corporate values many years ago, we were met with both support and skepticism. “Consumers only care about the cheapest products,” skeptics told us. “Companies only care about maximizing shareholder returns,” they said. But as recent events in the public […]

1 year, 1 month ago

Back To the Future: The Benefits Of TV Advertising

Marketers are having a Back to the Future moment: AdWeek, MarketWatch, MarketingProfs, and others have sung the praises of television. And in January, the CMO of Coca-Cola presented analytic proof that TV delivers stronger ROI than digital. With cable-cutters, cord-nevers, and Millennials’ preference for over-the-top (OTT) TV viewing, it’s easy to predict the demise of […]