One of our health care clients, AMSURG Corporation here in Nashville, recently launched StopColonCancerNow.com, a national awareness and prevention campaign. Throughout March — Colon Cancer Awareness Month — the company will be doing national media relations, local events and social media stuff to get the word out.
The exponential growth of internet adoption among businesses and consumers provides tremendous opportunity for marketers. According to Forrester Research, advertisers will spend $25.8b on interactive marketing in 2009, and that number is expected to rise over the next five years to $55b, representing 21 percent of all marketing expenditures. The primary reason for this massive growth is that interactive marketing provides more efficient ways to reach prospective customers than more traditional advertising vehicles.
Challenges always accompany opportunities, however, and interactive marketing is no exception. Here are five steps to successfully plan your interactive marketing for 2010:
1. Understand. Before you develop and execute your interactive marketing plan, embark on a mission to understand who your target market is and how they behave online. Create a few prototypical customers and create a quick model about the
It is a good practice to step back from your company or association website every few months and take a good hard look. But who has the time? Enter the Parthenon Seven Steps to a Better Website checklist. Much like the checklists that promise flatter abs in just minutes a day, this checklist takes only minutes but can have a very big impact on what your audience sees and thinks about you and your brand.