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2017 marketing review and 2018 reboot

I am not sure about you, but for me, the year literally flew by. While trying to clear a mountain of paperwork before the year ends, I also started to contemplate for 2018. For fellow marketers, what are strategies and tactics that are worth keeping, and what should they do moving into 2018? Let me offer a few humble observations from the past few years of in-house and client-related work, and also trends I observed that would find a long trajectory.

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Social conversations faded. What now for marketers?

For many practitioners and brand owners, going social seems like the most logical thing to do after the slow decay of mainstream media, where more and more people are shifting their reading and viewing habits away from traditional media, into the arms of mobile entertainment. And yes, that pot of gold at the end of the “social” rainbow did not materialize.

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When social media dies, what’s next for marketers

You must have noticed how social media have moved from their early dreams of being social networks, to becoming merely boring advertising platforms with mundane, inundating advertisements. So what’s next for marketers?

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Consumers and the rationalization of brands

Some marketers were commenting and lamenting that brand loyalty is fading these days, and that it is more and more an uphill climb to build and sustain brands. I concur.

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Patching broken ceilings and branding

What has the chore of patching broken ceilings have to do with branding and marketing? In today’s rapidly changing media landscape, a lot.

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