Getting In Sync - 10 Ideas for the Consumer Marketing Landscape


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Getting In Sync - 10 Ideas for the Consumer Marketing Landscape

  2. THE ‘NEW CONSUMER’ BRAND ARCHITECTS. WE SYNCHRONISE BRANDS WITH EMPOWERED CONSUMERS. We achieve this by designing “just for me” brand propositions 2 and weave those propositions into the lives of consumers in fresh and creative ways, to develop lasting customer relationships and advocacy. Jeeva Sathurayar | Joel Maloney 612 9993 0450 | @
  3. AGENDA. » Introduction ± Ideas 1. The new core differentiator. » About this Briefing 2. The path to sustainable growth. 3. Marketing that shows respect. » Getting in Sync 4. All Digital World. I 5. Social Everything. » The Fine Print 6. Deliver desirable experiences. 7. Advertising ReEvolution. 8. Brand as customer interactions. 9. Integrate or Die. 10. Marketers as Growth Champions.
  4. IF MARKETING METHODS HAVE NOT EVOLVED IN CONCERT WITH TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL EVOLUTION, ARE WE OUT OF SYNC WITH CUSTOMERS? The short answer — YES! Consumers are adopting new technolo- Traditional marketing is not working: 95% of consumer gies such as social networking, podcasts, blogs, RSS, commenting, product introductions fail to reach ROI targets; 84% of rating, widgets, mobile, and apps faster than we can keep up. B2B marketing campaigns result in falling sales; 85% of Breakfast TV covers Twitter before most marketers have figured sales promotions are unprofitable; and 72% of TV adver- out how or if they should use it. tising campaigns fail to achieve positive ROI. Today’s II consumer is technically adept, open for experimentation Search engines have taken centre stage in purchase decision and — most importantly — more active than ever before. making and online social usage has altered the consumer Traditional communications, based on classical condi- marketing landscape. Brands offering people something, compete tioning and clever ways to dispose of products, does not with everything a few clicks away. address connected, savvy, and empowered consumers. The “Internet is a nearly perfect market because information is For brands to remain relevant, they must adapt to instantaneous and buyers can compare the offerings of sellers both emerging technologies and shifting consumer worldwide. The result is fierce price competition, dwindling behaviour, and create genuine customer value — brands product differentiation, and vanishing brand loyalty.” Robert need to get in sync with new consumers. Kuttner, BusinessWeek, 11 May 1998 Customers can find what they want, critique brands that don’t deliver, and connect with peers to spread criticism across the globe instantly.
  5. ABOUT THIS BRIEFING. This briefing is a ‘synopsis’ of a body of work undertaken by over 30 individuals from 12 countries, spanning five conti‑ nents — taking over four years to complete since late 2004 – and not to mention the numerous sources we researched. Brands were finding it harder to connect with consumers; conventional wisdom seemed irrelevant; and CRM systems and 1‑2‑1 promised much but delivered little. The Internet, globalisation and hyper‑competition propelled us away from a production‑led economy to an economy driven by consumption. Our task was to identify this distinctly different creature known as the new consumer and to develop frameworks to help brands and agencies develop real responsiveness to this new consumer. III We found that: a) brands were out of sync with new consumers; b) in a consumption‑driven economy, successful marketing must be underpinned by customer value; and c) successful marketing forms a dyanamic system that offers real respon‑ siveness to the new consumer. In other words, brands need to get in sync with new consumers by bringing together new marketing ideas to change the way they connect with their consumers. Brands need to rethink the way they create conversations and relationships with consumers and the way they engage consumers across channels. They need to provide valuable services over one‑way messaging, deal with an increasingly complicated and expansive content distribution model, and address the empowerment of connected customers. This briefing outlines trends in the consumer marketing landscape and core ideas that brands can address to remain relevant today. For information on workshops and strategic planning please get in touch with Jeeva or Joel on 02 9993 0450. This briefing document is provided in good faith to parties receiving the “Getting in Sync with New Consumers” briefing and may not be distributed in any form, sold for profit, or incorporated in any documents without written permission from 33 Interactions Pty Ltd. Third party material referenced in this document is the domain of respective parties.
  6. GETTING IN SYNC. Organisations need to adapt to shifting consumer behaviour and emerging technologies and address the empowerment of connected customers immediately. We have developed a comprehensive programme to help organisations and their suppliers “get in sync” with new consumers and create lasting transactive relationships that result in consumer advocacy (recommendation and referral). Briefing sessions on “trends in the consumer marketing landscape” and “ideas in 21st century marketing” are provided at no cost to organisations and marketing agencies. Marketers can develop specific actions plans in full day workshops to IV address an increasingly volatile marketing landscape. Tailored workshops help participants deal with specific consumer marketing problems and address emerging trends and technologies. Our workshops take a step-by-step approach to plan and implement marketing programmes including the use of specific marketing tools, best practice examples, and related theory. Workshops cover: *1-2-1 communications; *interaction design; *social marketing; *marketing integration; *the new brand positioning; *micro-interactions; *crowd sourcing; *brand experience; and *technology-based marketing systems. Our strategic planning helps clients and their agencies align marketing strategy with contemporary consumer behaviour and emerging technologies, and covers: *alignment of marketing with the CEO’s agenda; *alignment of marketing strategy with the new consumer; *integration across the marketing communications mix for response; *ROI and ongoing customer dialogue; and *brand positioning in the 21st century. We use a zone based approach to focus participant effort on specific outcomes. The Five Zones© (Insight, Breakthrough, Transformational, Impact, and Results) enable participants to develop breakthrough strategies that achieve business objectives. To arrange a briefing session, please contact:, or
  7. New marketing needs to incorporate new ideas. But 1 The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but IN ESCAPING FROM THE OLD ONES. John Maynard Keynes
  8. IDEAS IN 21ST CENTURY MARKETING. 1. The new core differentiator. 2. The path to sustainable growth. 3. Marketing that shows respect. 4. All Digital World. 5. Social Everything. 2 6. Deliver desirable experiences. 7. Advertising ReEvolution. 8. Brand as customer interactions. 9. Intergrate or Die 10. Marketers as Growth Champions
  9. 3 “Consumers seek meaning and a brand they can trust. They are busy at work on Web 2.0 platforms creating ways to cut through the noise in search of products and services that resonate with integrity and transparency; in a word, authenticity. That quest for authenticity is a call to action for any company intending to be relevant in the 21st century.” | Sohrab Vossoughi, Business Week
  10. 1. THE NEW CORE DIFFERENTIATOR. Customers face an overabundance of information, 4 marketing, and products. “Different” is no longer a core differentiator. CREATING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH CUSTOMERS IS.
  11. THE PATH TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH. 2. Customers are less brand loyal and actively resist The path to sustainable, profitable marketing, yet companies like Apple, Cisco and Barnes growth begins with creating more & Noble consistently show industry leading growth. promoters and fewer detractors. These companies, with the highest number of promoters versus detractors, consistently garner the The Number One you need to grow— largest shares of industry growth. F. Reichheld, Harvard Business Review— The marketing imperative is to develop positive December 2003 5 customer relationships that lead to advocacy (referral and recommendation) and in turn sustainable brand growth. This requires a shake-up of marketing communications away from purely orchestrating messages to facilitating conversations and experiences that allow companies 2ND—Amazon’s market position in the and brands to proceed up the ladder of customer music download sector. (after Apple) advocacy. 10%—Amazon’s market share relative to Apple in the music download market.
  12. 3. MARKETING THAT SHOWS RESPECT. As media and marketing messages proliferate the only factor becoming scarce is human attention. Smarter, technologically empowered, time-starved customers desire more control in their daily lives and have cultivated much higher levels of resistance to marketing practices and messages. 6 Channel surfing, ad skipping, and ad blocking are symptomatic of customer dislike and resistance to marketing messages. Marketing must demonstrate more respect for the consumers’ time and attention to engender receptivity instead of resistance.
  13. MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE WHO 3.1 HAS INFINITE CHOICE. RESPECT THE CONSUMER: 7 attention. 7 1. Understand what truly drives and moves me — and those who influence me — at 5. Ensure that your brand tells the truth every step of the overall experience you when it makes a promise — breaking offer. promises in a word of mouth world is suicidal — and when a promise is made 2. Don’t treat me like a child — “one message make sure it is kept. doesn’t fit all.” 6. Engage and involve me in your brand — “I 3. Treat markets like “people” and let go of won’t join if I can’t be involved.” mindless segmentation. 7. Bring back the love and you might get 4. Demonstrate more respect for my time and some in return.
  14. 4. ALL DIGITAL WORLD. DVD, iPods, web, e-mail, Blackberry, GPS, Brands need to think about Facebook, ATM, iPhone, Plasma, Playstation— transformational technologies that marketers are a rare breed that need to create value for customers in their daily separate digital from the everyday world. 8 lives — new ways that serve customers As consumers we are living in a digital world and the brand. where, in essence, everything is digital - and this is the digital age. IT’S ALL FUSING! When everything is digital and the Internet has emerged as the powerful personal and social phenomenon we expected it to be CUSTOMER VALUE, NOT CONTROL, IS THE ANSWER TO STRONG BRANDS. 8
  15. SOCIAL EVERYTHING. 5. “Communities already exist. Instead, Technology will continue to provide new ways think about how you can help that for people to join the conversation. It will 9 community do what it wants to do.” continue to enable communities to stay in Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of touch and engage in their chosen activities. Facebook Brands need to stop thinking about creating communities and instead focus on how they can help these communities do what they want to do. BRANDS ONLY HAVE A ROLE IF THEY CAN MAKE THE CONVERSATION MORE INTERESTING.
  16. SIDEBAR A SOCIAL WEB BECOMES EVEN MORE SOCIAL. 10 The social initiatives of three of the very largest “dot.coms” focus on enabling people to take their MySpace, Facebook, Google‑related profile and friend list to any other website. There are obvious benefits for consumers but some benefits are not so obvious — being able to take your Facebook friends’ movie preferences to your local online video store has got to be useful — and then there are all those preferences marketers would like to get their hands on. One thing is for certain, the web will only get more social…and that includes the non‑Internet web.
  17. THE POWER OF US. 5.1 Companies such as LEGO, Lilly, and Skype use digital The goal is to take advantage of the collaborative art tools to identify and rally their most enthusiastic of the Internet. 11 customers to help design and market more This is accomplished by using the pre-existing tools effectively and at a lower cost. the web facilitates to strengthen conversations with If companies can open themselves up to contribu- customers and by creating new tools that enable tions from enthusiastic customers and partners, it customer brand participants to enrich the culture, should help them create products and services innovations, and marketing of the brand. faster, with fewer issues, and at far lower cost with far less risk.
  18. 5.2 WORD OF MOUTH. In a connected world, where Most influential medium on purchase decisions: all age groups (2008, Big Research) information is instantly available, 1. Word of mouth and where people trust a person like 2. TV 12 themselves, ‘word of mouth’ is all 3. Coupons important. 4. Newspaper inserts 5. Read article 6. Direct mail 7. Magazines 8. In-store promotion 9. Cable TV 10. Internet advertising Traditional media is still powerful and plays an important role in starting the consumer conversation.
  19. CONSENSUS ON WORD OF MOUTH. SIDEBAR IT REALLY IS THE MOST POWERFUL SALES TOOL. » According to a global Nielsen survey of 26,486 Internet users in 47 markets, consumer recommendations are the most credible form of advertising among 78% of the study’s respondents. (Nielsen, “Word‑of–Mouth—the Most Powerful Selling Tool”) » 86.9% of respondents said they would trust a friend’s recommendation over a review by a 13 critic, while 83.8% said they would trust user reviews over a critic. (Marketing Sherpa, July 2007) » Review users noted that reviews generated by fellow consumers had a greater influence than those generated by professionals. (comScore/The Kelsey Group, October 2007) » 71% of online shoppers read reviews, making it the most widely read consumer‑generated content. (Forrester Research).
  20. SIDEBAR AND IF YOU STILL NEED CONVINCING. The most recommended company in its category 14 grows 2.5 X the category average. Bain & Company Research
  21. THERE IS A DOWNSIDE. SIDEBAR Consumers’ revolt: Power to the people Consumer militancy erupts as individuals join forces on the 15 internet to fight back against the state and big business The Independant, Friday, 23 February 2007
  22. 5.3 CONNECTING THROUGH STORIES. We’re strong believers that our Stories are the core of our stories are the beginnings of a consciousness and provide conversation, not the last word. frameworks for interpretation, understanding and meaning, community-features.htm motivation, and visions of the As information and intelligence possible. As stories unfold, they become the domain of computers, come alive by being shared, which society will place more value on the creates a deeply human connection 16 one human ability that cannot be between people satisfying their need automated: emotion. This will affect for authenticity. everything from our purchasing Creative storytelling and the decisions to how we work with stories of ‘ordinary’ people are others. Companies will need to missing in digital marketing. understand that their products are Successful brands will enable their less important than their stories. customers to propagate brand Rolf Jensen, Copenhagen Institute for future Studies and consumer stories that take advantage of interactivity and community.
  23. 6. DELIVER DESIRABLE EXPERIENCES. Never before has intelligence on the best, the The customer does not separate the cheapest, the first, the most original, and the most marketing experience from the product relevant been so openly available to consumers — nor have we have been faced with a situation where experience. technology and globalisation have achieved such close product parity. 17 With product parity the purchase experience plays a significant role and that is something every brand needs to address. The “experience is marketing” maxim lends itself as an opportunity to solve problems, find solutions, and even address emotional pain-points ultimately leading to higher impact marketing and sales propositions. Companies intending to be relevant today must learn the art of creating experiences that genuinely engage their customers.
  24. ADVERTISING REEVOLUTION. 7. “Advertisements must take into account not only the inherent qualities and attributes of the products they are trying to sell but also the way in which they can make these properties 18 mean something to us ... advertisements set up connections between certain types of consumers and certain products; and having made these links and created symbols of exchange it can use them as a given, and so can we.” Judith Williamson, In Decoding Advertisements: Ideology and Meaning in Advertising
  25. 7. ADVERTISING REEVOLUTION. ROI, escalating media costs, message negativity, and media proliferation have placed advertising in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Despite all the talk, advertising is still the only qualitative way to reach mass audiences. Traditional media like 19 TV is also much more likely to make a positive impression with consumers than ads running in digital media. The Revolution may not be televised but the death of advertising is much anticipated and quite mistaken — advertising will be here for years…but different.
  26. SERVICES OVER MESSAGES. 7.1 Aware that consumers largely ignore advertising, advertisers decided to advertise everywhere — bus shelters, gyms, foyers… everywhere. The resultant levels of clutter and intrusion conditioned us— we are great at tuning out marketing messages. Nick Law, Chief Creative Officer, R/GA agency for Nike+, stated in a BusinessWeek article: “You have to ask, why would anyone care about this [ad]? In the traditional advertising world, that was never a question asked with much rigor.” Messages that, in and of themselves, provide a service, and genuinely engage with the consumer form part of 20 the answer to “why anyone would care about this ad.” Consider Motorola who are helping people stay‑in‑touch, not by promoting increased mobile calls but enabling friends and family to send photos to loved ones overseas; or Nike+, a site that helps runners track and improve their performance; or Bayer’s Dog Diaries, a site for dog owners to share experiences and obtain advice in a community setting. We are seeing a shift away from messages to services that actually help people. Savvy marketers are already taking advantage of “widgets” – small desktop applications, as well as iPhone “Apps,” to deliver both a relevant and useful services that engage the consumer — and effectively start the consumer dialogue.
  27. SIDEBAR WHY MARKETERS LIKE ‘USEFUL’ADS. 1. Consumers actively seek out services even if they are veiled ads. And they spend more time with a brand than they would watching a 30‑second spot. 2. When consumers sign up for a service, marketers can gather everything from 21 demographic information to product interests to names and addresses — data they can use for a harder sell down the road. 3. When the ads work consumers feel more loyalty to the brand because they feel like it did them a good turn. Attention–Deficit Advertising, BusinessWeek, April 2008
  28. STORIES & MEANING. 7.2 Advertising sells us something far Increasingly, advertising will focus on structures that beyond goods and services. It transform objects into meaning. The meaning of the provides us with a structure in which product is made synonymous with another quality, the people and products are value of which is attached to the product. 22 interchangeable. In a million channel world, brands whose consumers These structures of meaning sell us tell the best stories win. To facilitate customer products that emulate social beings conversations, advertising will invite customers to be a who interact with us in our social part of these stories based upon structures of meaning. relationships. ADVERTISING SELLS US OURSELVES!
  29. 7.3  ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL. “I make movies for the masses but I speak to them one by one”—Steven Spielberg Customers want to be engaged by marketers in a more satisfying and less intrusive manner — the ‘one size fits all’ approach does not facilitate positive interaction between customers and 23 marketers. The net generation also expects that they can customise and personalise everything in their world and daily experiences… and mobile plays a huge role in their lives. MY MOBILE IS ME=MY WORLD IN MY HANDS. This is a clear message for marketers on the need for personalisation — advertising will increasingly focus on personalisation. This will herald the rise of the data-driven advertising agency. It is also a clear message that the time to get serious about mobile is now. BRANDS NEED TO EMBRACE MOBILE OR GET LEFT BEHIND.
  30. CONTENT VERSUS ADVERTISING. 7.4 The prediction is that content will replace advertising in the The confessions of a generic magazine: “We loaded this communications mix. The argument is that, for brands seeking issue with more advertising than content. The content to engage consumers and for publishers seeking to acquire we did publish was edited, censored and manipulated broader audiences, content will become advertising. We agree to please our advertisers or as lame filler between the wholeheartedly on the importance of content, especially in product pushing ads. We got paid quite handsomely 24 light of user generated content — we just don’t think to produce this issue and are glad you will pay to read advertising as content is a new idea. what we already got paid to print. Are You Generic?” From custom publishing and live reads to branded programming, advertorials, and product placement advertising has always been about content. Today, reaching consumers in a fragmented, personalised environment is becoming more and more complex. Thus, distribution must evolve into a science. The fact is, advertising needs new tools and services to manage digital consumer connections with almost no explicit “More focus will be placed on using digital creative to controls — and new tools and services that enable brands to engage users rather than just advertise to them” pay more than mere lip-service to the empowered customer. AdAge, April 2008, 41st IAA World Congress, What’s coming next?
  31. 8. BRANDS AS CUSTOMER INTERACTIONS. As we move from channel-focused mass media to tailored, personal media, brands are entering a place where they have never consciously entered… a place where brands, are in a very real sense, being owned by consumers. 25 A place where brands are not enforced through mass media but in reality, are the totality of the impressions created by the interactions between brand and consumer — or more correctly, the impressions created in the mind of the consumer while reflecting on different experiences. IT’S THE TOTALITY OF THE IMPRESSIONS THAT MATTER — NOT ONE CHANNEL, ONCE. 25
  32. GREAT EXPECTATIONS. 8.1 “A key role of marketing is to establish customer So a brand is also a personal reflection on our expectations that will improve their actual experiences influenced by our anticipation of the 26 experience with the product or service.” experience. marketing.htm The message: Set high but realistic expectations for the product and when customers do experience the product — surprise them. Give them something unexpected and something so positive it creates a unique and lasting impression. There are two key elements that comprise a killer first impression — anticipation and surprise.
  33. 8.2 BRAND ARENAS. And as it’s about experiences, we are moving from channels 27 where brands are law enforcers to arenas where brands are participants. WE NEED TO START BEING PARTICIPANTS ON EVERY ARENA.
  34. BRAND PARTICIPANTS OWN THE BRAND. 8.3 They mash it, talk about it, change It begs the question: it, rate it, group it, review it, if consumer groups are defining your Flickr it, Twitter it, poke it, mod it, brand, are you in danger of losing bookmark it… just who do you think control? defines and owns the brand? In Brand Hijack: Marketing without In less than 60 seconds, we obtained marketing, Alex Wipperfurth advises the following search results for brands to embrace the brand Nikon. Most of this content was not enthusiast, and enable co-creative 28 created by Nikon or its partners: brand evolution, as there are no real >17,900 Nikon videos on YouTube; 73,475 alternatives. groups about nikon on Flickr; 532,945 ew blog results over the past week for “nikon”(Blog Search); 3,650,000 results Two things are certain: over the past week (Google Search); 1. Brands need to understand the 8,440,824 results on Flickr; >940,000,000 images (Google Images). brand conversation; and 2. Decide if their role is within the This has serious implications for the conversation or as a facilitator of way we think about brands. the conversation. Mock Ad on Flickr—created by a fan: photos/olka/448436299/
  35. THE BRAND MOLECULE. 8.4 Having one monolithic brand communications idea permeate the communications mix was fine when the communications mix was limited, however today four situations have changed the game: Dividing your brand communication 1. Proliferation of media and increased choice into a range of smaller ideas—distrib- 2. Higher customer experience expectations 3. Customer participation uted and shared with participants—is 29 4. Media meshing and personalisation essential to a balanced communications Today, the core brand communications idea is mix that achieves brand growth. essentially unbalancing communications and it is John Grant, “The Brand Innovation Manifesto much smarter to have a clutter of efforts working towards a common goal. Dividing your brand communication into a range of smaller ideas — distributed and shared with participants — is essential to a balanced communications mix that achieves brand growth.
  36. INTEGRATE OR DIE. 9. Companies that scored in the top With many companies focused on 20% based on revenue growth, marketing integration, businesses lead-to-sales conversion rates, and that aren’t as determined could find ROI had much higher technology themselves at a significant adoption of marketing tools and competitive disadvantage. integrating marketing campaign data Marketing integration is commonly into their CRM systems to a much 30 considered “an integrated creative greater degree than “average” or approach” or a technology-driven “laggard” companies. campaign approach. Aberdeen Group Though important, marketing integration in the digital age incorporates core ideas concerning connected, empowered consumers, and marketing to these consumers.
  37. 9. INTEGRATE OR DIE. Marketing integration in the digital age goes beyond consistency of message to something approaching consistency of process. It’s about giving marketing decision-makers an end-to-end view of the entire marketing process and providing insight into which campaigns and tactics actually drive the highest return on investment. 31 But it is more than that too! It’s about: 1. Integrating respect for the customer into the process of marketing with the customer as co-creator and brand participant; 2. Going beyond digital (transdigital) and off-line marketing to integrate communities and experience in the marketing mix; 3. Orchestrating infinite touch-points and brand arenas; and 4. Turning marketing metrics into business metrics that guide budget and resource‑allocation decisions. (After all Rome was not built in a day).
  38. ACCOUNTABILITY AS RESPONSIBILITY 9.1 AND FINANCIAL ACUMEN. With the customer in control, and the power of word of mouth in force, accountability will move away from using ‘rules of thumb’ towards integrity and transparency. In other words, the tyranny of accountability morphs into responsibility; marketers become responsible for every 32 customer “moment of truth” and all the impressions created by the interactions between brand and the consumer. Financial acumen will also play an increasing role in the job description of marketers and their suppliers. Rather than focusing on awareness scores and open rates, together they must establish structural measures to assess the financial impact of marketing initiatives in terms the business can appreciate - in short: SHOW ME THE MONEY!
  39. 9.2 NO MORE PACMAN ANALYTICS. Analytics tools measure performance, but they don’t provide actionable advice. To close the gap between analysis and performance, analytics must combine rigorous techniques with marketing strategy. An ongoing analytics process can deliver superior decision– making and competitive advantage — the answers you seek can be found in data, but it does depend on the quality of the questions: Where should I spend my next marketing dollar? Have I 33 established the best possible set of metrics to optimise my campaigns? Am I correctly attributing sales to media, and efficiently allocating my media? How can I deliver the highest impact, brand–focused messaging, and how can I gauge the success of my efforts? How can I get a holistic view of my “I also think we should be angered by the complex multi–channel and multi–country marketing accountability mindset that means we’re campaigns? making more decisions on what can be The point: Don’t take measurement tools and standard metrics measured rather than what’s really at face value — each business, brand, product requires a important.” unique, continuously improved process that turns data into Jon Steel, actions that drive business goals.
  40. MARKETERS AS GROWTH CHAMPIONS. 10.1 *10.1 *10.2 *10.3 *10.4 *10.5 *10.6 Three economic forces in play The marketing challenge is to Marketing is taking a greater But many CEO’s are demanding However, senior marketers The last word — distinct, increase downward pressure find ways to maintain prices role in shaping business only one measure for great “are not considered — growth-correlated marketing on prices. and profitability in the face of strategy as CEO’s recognise that marketing: profitable sales either by themselves or by teams that place increased these downward trends. marketing is central to creating growth. others in their companies—to demands on suppliers are Globalisation is delivering genuine customer value… be strategists or decision- here today. more lower priced imports. No company / brand is going This, in turn, requires that while also recognising that makers with a central role in to hold on to its customers if marketers design and shape Marketers that make up these Hyper-competition means marketing priorities need to be the firm’s broader agenda.” it can’t continue to lead in corporate strategy in a more teams will combine critical more suppliers competing for significantly aligned to meet 34 offering the most value. customer-centric manner. (Growth Champions, awareness of consumers with the same customer leading to the CEO Agenda. Stategy+Business, Summer strategic leadership associated price cuts, while the Internet In other words, marketers 2006) with corporate strategists. is allowing more people to need to be strategic leaders. compare prices and move to THESE MARKETERS WILL BE the lowest cost offer. GROWTH CHAMPIONS.
  41. THE FINE PRINT. This briefing document and “the body of work” referred to as ‘Getting in Sync with New Consumers©’ is an ongoing labour of love for all involved, and forms the basis for how 33 Interactions and its partners help businesses get their marketing act together. While we are willing to provide briefing sessions and relevant versions of this document to any that ask, our [pesky and protective, yet sensible] legal people have taken steps to protect our intellectual property. Copyright of this document, variants of this document, and the ‘body of work’ referred to as ‘Getting in Sync with New 35 Consumers©’ is wholly owned by Jeeva Sathurayar, Joel Maloney and 33 Interactions Pty Ltd. All material contained in this document (including any supplementary data) is the property of Jeeva Sathurayar, Joel Maloney and 33 Interactions Pty Ltd, and its affiliates, and is protected by copyright; all rights regarding this material are reserved by Jeeva Sathurayar, Joel Maloney and 33 Interactions Pty Ltd, and includes but is not limited to Transdigital communications planning®, the 33 Customer Advocacy Ladder©, and The Five Zones Strategic Planning Framework©. This briefing document is provided in good faith to parties receiving the “Getting in Sync with New Consumers” briefing and may not be distributed in any form, sold for profit, or incorporated in any documents without written permission from 33 Interactions Pty Ltd. Third party material referenced in this document is the domain of respective parties.
  42. CLOSING CREDITS. 33 Interactions would like to thank the following Flickr members who have offered their work for use in this presentation under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence. All images in this presentation are copyright to their original authors. 2 / OTH 16 / Shaughnessy 36 5 / Chazoid 17 / AutoExposureCanada 6 / Foxypar4 29 / Jerome Dupipe 9 / David.NikonvsCanon 31 / Brad J Ward 11 / Web Guru 32 / Martha Madness