This morning I delivered the keynote speech at the Digital Signage Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The digital signage industry is at the forefront of real-time offline marketing because businesses using the latest digital signs have the ability to change displays at a moment’s notice. Marketers can reach people by leveraging what’s going on in social media and the news of the day and showcasing their products in context via digital signs.Read More
Living in the Boston area gives me an incredible window into the U.S. Presidential election. Since Boston is less than an hour’s drive from the New Hampshire border, candidates with deep pockets advertise on television here in Boston hoping to influence the first in the nation primary voters who have access to Boston TV. My hometown paper, the Boston Globe has extensive coverage of the primary race.Read More
There’s no question that Donald Trump has a better command of real-time media than any other candidate for President. And that is a big reason that his poll numbers are high. Trump uses Twitter more often than other candidates and he is faster to respond to what’s in the news than other candidates.Read More
Early this month I visited the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii to do some surfing (on smaller waves) and watch the pros (on the bigger waves).
I had time to think about how content driven the business of surfing is.Read More
Yesterday morning as I normally do, I checked my Twitter feed first thing while enjoying a cup of black coffee. I noticed the following tweet from @petermccormack: @dmscott would love your thoughts on my article about the failings of online advertising. Peter included a link to the article.
Peter was advertising his product - a report called Online advertising does not work using traditional online advertising techniques! I gotta dig deeper on this one! So I grabbed a second cup of coffee.Read More
It’s time to treat content as a valuable asset instead of a monthly expense.
I’ve been involved in valuing a number of companies over the years and the assets that get added up include such things as the revenue from customers, real estate, equipment, inventory, and the like.
Let’s include content as an asset too!Read More
The revised and updated second edition of the modern marketing classic Inbound Marketing: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online by HubSpot co-founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah releases this week.Read More
When I see people on the sidewalk asking for money, most have the same business model.Read More
I’ve been a member of health clubs in four cities where I’ve lived: New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and now in the Boston suburbs. In each location, my decision to join a club was spontaneous. I’d think, “Oh, shoot. It’s mid-December and my New Year’s resolution is to get fit, so I need to join a gym.” (That’s exactly what happened when I lived in New York City.) Or several years ago when I decided to swim a day or two per week to keep in shape for surfing, I decided to join a club with an indoor pool. I used social media to ask my friends who live in the Boston area about the club they belonged to. I also hightailed it to Google to see what clubs were nearby. And inevitably, like so often when I am in the market to buy a product, I’d start to notice advertisements for health clubs in the Boston Globe.
I made a quick decision join Boston Sports Clubs because I just loved the cheeky personality that came through in their online and offline strategies to reach me! They got my attention in a big way even before I walked in to my local club. When I did visit for the first time, the unconventional, humorous approach of the company story continued as I saw posters in the lobby.Read More