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Sony Keeps Its Finger on the Pulse of Technology

Right before Christmas my significant other was able to obtain a coveted Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5). This development has led to many late nights of playing games, and much less schoolwork being completed in a timely manner. Though we have had a lot of fun playing video games and becoming completely absorbed into immersive worlds,Continue reading “Sony Keeps Its Finger on the Pulse of Technology”

Course Recap – MKT 455

Most Interesting             The most interesting thing I learned about was about organizational behavior. It was fascinating reading about the tech company who didn’t understand why their social media implementation completely failed. The firm was completely tone deaf and even made using the social media part of their employees’ review (Huy & Shipilov, 2012). ThisContinue reading “Course Recap – MKT 455”

School Update – Campaign Thoughts and Feelings

Feelings I  feel relieved that this class is nearly over, and I feel ok about the marketing campaign itself. It was hard to come up with campaign tactics when I had no product or concept to make them about. This could have been included in the class to make it easier. Generally, you know whatContinue reading “School Update – Campaign Thoughts and Feelings”

Is Emotional Capital Important?

It’s the most important factor in sustainability and true success. STATEMENT:  The authors (Huy and Shipilov, “The Key to Social Media Success Within Organizations”) argue that the main reason some social media initiatives fail to bring benefits to companies is that the initiatives do not create emotional capital, which they define as a strong emotional connectionContinue reading “Is Emotional Capital Important?”

REFLECTION:  Thoughts on the Course

Most Important Two elements stick out to me among the many important pieces of a successful marketing campaign, knowing your segment, and understanding your objectives.  Objectives            “Well established objectives and goals will form the foundation of full marketing plan strategies and tactics” (Seltzer, 2010). Setting objectives gives a marketer orContinue reading “REFLECTION:  Thoughts on the Course”

All Press is Good Press for the Pepsi Refresh Campaign and its Triple Bottom Line loving Segment

From the Harvard Business Review: The triple bottom line is a business concept that posits firms should commit to measuring their social and environmental impact—in addition to their financial performance—rather than solely focusing on generating profit, or the standard “bottom line” (Miller, 2020) In 2009 Pepsi chose to forgo the traditional Super bowl Marketing itContinue reading “All Press is Good Press for the Pepsi Refresh Campaign and its Triple Bottom Line loving Segment”

My Top Three Social Media Platforms

Social Media and Me A multitude of new players has entered the ever-expanding world of social media along with a horde of new ways to use existing social media tools. There can be a learning curve for many of the features, and frankly, it can be a time suck to use and learn the platforms!Continue reading “My Top Three Social Media Platforms”

Why should we use Marketing Objectives?

How does a firm know that they are on track to succeed? What is the focus of each department, or the firm as a whole? These questions are answerable by establishing marketing objectives or goals.           Setting goals and objectives give employees and other stakeholders something to work towards. These goals canContinue reading “Why should we use Marketing Objectives?”

Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Using Pinterest for Marketing!

There are so many social media platforms these days, and the landscape is continually evolving. One of my favorite platforms, as a consumer and as a marketer is Pinterest! Here are my top 5 reasons that businesses shouldn’t ignore Pinterest: 1. HUGE Amount of Users Worldwide Pinterest has roughly 459 million monthly active users. 100Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Using Pinterest for Marketing!”