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Most heard at Inbound 2017: Growth, Chatbots & Messaging, and Michelle Obama

Positioning and Segmentation for Marketing the Future

    By Lora Kratchounova, Scratch Marketing + Media In a digital world where people are inundated with information, they are using all the tools and channels at their disposal — from Google to social networks — to make purchasing decisions outside of hopeful brands’ established channels. As we explored in a previous post, Digital Brand Authority […]

To Drive B2B Demand, Kill the Story

By Rob Skinner, Scratch Marketing + Media I did not expect January’s Marketing Profs Virtual Conference, Top Marketing Trends of 2017, to underscore my growing personal sentiment that the “brand story” has slipped into a state of overuse, to the point it’s losing effectiveness as a content marketing framework. But it did, and the results […]

Digital Brand Authority: The New Marketing Framework

By Lora Kratchounova, Scratch Marketing + Media Given that today’s paradigm of customer centricity has coaxed brands to adopt a Marketing the Future stance towards their relationships with their customers, we need a new framework for building and measuring the brand’s ability to meet its customers’ expectations. That framework is Digital Brand Authority. In a […]

Three Principles of Marketing the Future

By Lora Kratchounova, Scratch Marketing + Media More than 50 years ago, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that computing power would increase at an exponential rate. The anticipated rate of change has been refined since his first declaration back in 1965, but half a century later, Moore’s Law (as it came to be known) continues […]

More 2017 Lessons From Inbound 2016: How To Ride the Wave of Change

By Mira Lyubenova, Scratch Marketing + Media We marketers often find ourselves too busy planning budgets, managing campaigns and reporting to take the time to keep up with changes in our field. Fortunately, events like Inbound 2016 allow us get up to speed and hear about where marketing is going from the best of the […]

What Inbound 2016 Meant For Marketing In 2017: New Tactics, New Channels, New Skills

By Mira Lyubenova, Scratch Marketing + Media Wrapping up the marketing efforts you made in 2016 can only mean one thing: New Year’s jitters as you start to plan budgets and strategies for 2017. Marketing in the 21st century changes incredibly quickly, and staying up to date with new tools and successful tactics is a […]

The Three Stages of Marketing

By Lora Kratchounova, Scratch Marketing + Media Modern digital marketing is about establishing brand authority. It’s based on trust, expertise, reputation, community recognition and engagement. Of course, those were all factors that went into marketing in prior eras, as well  —  but that doesn’t mean marketing is the same as it ever was. Placed in […]