The lay of the marketing landscape in 2019

Shopping experiences continue to move online, and opportunities such as influencer marketing offer fresh challenges for communicators. Here’s what to keep in mind as the year unfolds.

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Developing your brand and highlighting your organization have never been cheaper, yet never more difficult.

The rise in online marketing has been a boon for startups looking to make a splash amongst young consumers. Plenty of marketers salivate over the term “disrupt” with an eye to dislodging manufacturing juggernauts.

For brands that used to enjoy marketplace dominance, keeping their hold on their market share has become more tenuous. Some consumers even report not being a “brand person.”

NPR reported:

Think about the last time you went to the supermarket. You probably spent no more than a few seconds choosing from all the different brands of toothpaste, frozen peas or oatmeal.

Those few seconds used to be the Holy Grail for brands, the moment you would get hooked forever on that Tide detergent or Heinz ketchup — an event referred to as “the first moment of truth.” But lately, the moment of truth has moved to the Internet. What’s more, ripples from the 2008 recession have changed us as shoppers.

More and more people have started saying: “I’m not a brand person.”

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