Everyone agrees GDPR has changed the digital marketing paradigm. In the process, it’s also changed the marketing game—providing smart marketers an unprecedented opportunity to shine. While seeking unambiguous and continuous opt-in from customers, marketers have the obligation (and privilege) to take scrupulous care of customer communication. Those that do this well will reap big rewards.
Every marketer wants to build trust in their brand, because it fuels the business. But while marketers are increasingly using data to build and measure reputation, they often ignore that in the same way a defective product can undermine their efforts, a data breach can be catastrophic
Data security is seen as a drag: it’s complicated; it stifles a marketer’s creativity; and it’s IT’s baby anyway. Sound familiar? The truth is that data security drives every aspect of the technology revolution that is transforming marketing. Marketers need to not just take responsibility, but take control.
If customers are going to trust that brands use their personal data responsibly, marketers first need confidence in their company’s ability to handle this information internally. We outline the crucial role marketing leaders will play in fostering a more ethical approach to data management.
By 2025 there will be 163 zettabytes of data – but a only 3% of this data will be analysed according to a Seagate/IDC study. To turn this goldmine of data into actions, the key is looking ahead, not behind.
Social media has been marketing’s stellar performer for nearly two decades. From 2002’s launch of LinkedIn through to 2018, close to 3.2 billion people have ‘gone social’ – that’s a 13% hike on 2017. Understandably, businesses have rushed to where consumers now spend more of their time. But recent events have tarnished social’s golden egg and the fallout shows that marketers need to follow their customers – not channels.