Continuous change is a feature of the adaptive entrepreneurial model of value creation. Digital marketing is a perfect illustration. By definition, it’s a field characterized by feedback loops and the only way to stay ahead is fast response and a willingness to learn and change.
Kevin Roy, CEO of the digital marketing agency Green Banana, has pioneered in this field and stayed ahead as a leader.
0:00 | Introduction
0:36 | Digital Marketing
1:36 | Introducing Kevin Roy
2:03 | Definition of Digital Marketing
3:17 | Changes in Digital Marketing over the Years
4:47 | Metrics of Digital Marketing
5:49 | Measuring Effects in Digital Marketing
7:16 | Green Banana: What Makes Them Unique
10:03 | Building Relationships
10:29 | Social Media Marketing
12:49 | Email Marketing: Ranked
14:12 | Partnering as a Service
14:56 | Being Seen, Being Heard.
16:14 | Values-based Campaigns with Digital Marketing
17:29 | Over-reliance with Digital Marketing
18:56 | Introvert Generations
20:00 | Consumer Feeling with Digital Marketing
21:29 | Privacy is no longer a Social Norm
22:30 | Controlling our Personal Data in the Future
23:26 | Digital Marketing Technology
25:10 | Innovations with Digital Marketing AI Future
27:47 | Bottomline with Digital Marketing
28:40 | Final Wrap-Up
Here are ten things Kevin Roy told us.
1. Digital marketing changed the world with measurability. You learn your results every day, every second, every click. It’s necessary to live in this world of results, not judgment.
2. The same commitment to results is true for practitioners – digital marketing clients are going to pay for performance, not for promises or creative flair.
3. Paradoxically, the commitment to measurability leads to stronger client relationships. You need complete technical expertise to generate and measure results, and deep human expertise to guide clients through the white water of results versus expectations.
4. The world of digital marketing changed even more with the advent of social media and marketing to individuals and personas – with this level of hyper targeting you now know for sure who likes your offering and who doesn’t.
5. More measurability means more experimentation – you can run a host of test campaigns and expand those that work – it’s essence of the adaptive entrepreneurial method. Don’t fret about creativity, just measure outcomes.
6. The goal for clients is not just to be seen and heard — but to be seen and heard for the specific attribute or promise or feature that you want to be seen and heard for. Hyper tactical beats generalized values-based marketing – the values can emerge as a result of the tactical. If Nike sells a lot of shoes, they’ll be remembered as the “Just Do It” brand. Not otherwise.
7. The new generation of digital natives are just different than their predecessor generations – for example, they can be shy and reserved in person but super-energetic and productive on zoom. They are really, really comfortable in the digital space.
8. One consequence is that they’re not annoyed by all the ads and emails and pop ups that older folks might be. They live in the digital world and are comfortable with its consumption patterns.
9. And they don’t worry about Privacy. Privacy is no longer a social norm (Zuckerberg).
10. They welcome greater personalization – because ultimately they see it as a social good. In the future, personalization will bring them better health care, better education and better services in general. Through self-modeling by AI, they’ll create their personal avatar that will make presentations for them, design their personal logo and generate their personal images. They embrace AI and look forward to using it.