Category: Market Research

Healthcare Marketing in Tampa Bay Needs to Focus on Patients as Consumers

By Mike Stephenson As healthcare marketing in Tampa Bay and elsewhere becomes increasingly competitive, Jim Jacobsohn advises doing what any marketer would do: “Think about your strengths … and advertise the heck out of them,” he told the crowd of nearly three dozen at the American Marketing Association of Tampa Bay Healthcare Shared Interest Group

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Visual marketing and communications: Setting your plan in motion

By Mike Stephenson   More than 60 percent of marketers and small business owners say they plan to invest more in video marketing this year.  Visual marketing and communications are surging in importance as we’ve discussed in parts one and two of our series for AMA Tampa Bay. In our final installment, we’ll look at

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Visual marketing and communications: How to make photos and graphics

By Mike Stephenson With visual marketing and communications becoming dominant, more and more companies are focusing on the how to of incorporating visual content into their efforts to get their message out. “As we continue on in the next couple years, the need for visual storytelling is going to become greater …” Indiana University Health

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Visual marketing and communication: It’s important to show your work

By Mike Stephenson Your Facebook feed is cluttered with photos, videos and graphics. Your attention constantly bounces from checking your Twitter feed to skimming your email to thumbing out a text-message reply. But what do you remember? What communication is breaking through? Increasingly, it’s visual marketing and communication. While studies show people remember 10 percent

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Event Recap – IKEA’s Approach To Marketing Intelligence

AMA Tampa Bay welcomed Mary Lunghi, IKEA’s Market Intelligence Director, as its featured speaker at the Centre Club on April 21st. Ms. Lunghi provided the more than 100 attendees a look at how the global furniture company uses consumer research and analysis to shape its customer journey. IKEA’s beginning and why having an outside-in vs.

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How IKEA uses Analytics to Shape the Customer Journey

On April 21st, Mary Lunghi, Market Intelligence Director of furniture retail giant IKEA, will speak to AMA Tampa Bay members about how data influences the customer experience. Anyone who has visited IKEA knows it is far from the typical furniture retailer. The reason has much to do with data, and Lunghi sits at the helm of IKEA’s data collection and analysis.

Apps for Marketing Gurus

There are quite a few apps useful to marketers. The apps listed here focus on organizing information, managing social media, managing contacts, blogging, and web analytics/SEO. This list only scratches the surface in terms of informing marketers about useful apps. However, the apps on this list can be useful to almost any business.

Consumer Behavior

Understanding the way consumers think, act, feel and make decisions can be a great tool in marketing. Marketing strategies and campaigns can be improved or altered to effectively reach or influence the consumer, based on how research shows they think, feel, shop and so on. Issues Marketing Should Consider There are several consumer behavior issues

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Identifying Target Markets/Demographics

Successful businesses do not always need to attract a large client base. Many products and services appeal to only a small and devoted niche or market. Before you begin a marketing campaign, it is essential to identify what kind of customers you should be reaching out to. Once you determine the best demographic to target,

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Not in Retail? Consumer Habits Still Matter

Last week, we looked at the results of Deloitte’s annual Back-to-School Shopping survey. Results indicate that, although they’re nowhere near ready for spending freely, consumers have adopted a less pessimistic attitude about their finances. Retailers were especially pleased with this news, since it indicates a fundamental increase in consumers’ willingness to spend money. But what

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