A Personalized Future, with Mike Barclay of MoEngage

Personalization in marketing is nothing new; since the dawn of the internet, brands have been able to customize messaging to specific groups or even individuals. However, we haven’t always used this engagement superpower for good. Many brands have been guilty of getting a little too personal and creeping out their customers in the process. But today’s guest says there’s a bright future for personalization as a cornerstone to modern marketing. Mike Barclay of MoEngage joined the pod to discuss the highs and lows of personalization, and what brands born before the dawn of the internet can do to get in on the personalization game.

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Marketers in the Metaverse of Madness: VR, Crypto, Communities, Gaming, Ecommerce, and More Converge

Media channels, and the ways in which marketers have used them, have always evolved. Marketers can access consumers where they are in more and more places online presently – from social media, gaming, online communities, and simple ecommerce transactions. The rapid development of virtual and augmented reality, however, has opened up a door beyond all of these: Consumers are now, via avatars (yes, just like the movie), experiencing entire virtual worlds that are also constantly developing. Marketers have an opportunity to incorporate all of the channels they were already reaching consumers at within these worlds, converging them all into one fully realized alternate reality – what’s now being called the “metaverse.” The resources collected here explore just what the metaverse entails, how brands can take advantage of them, and some examples of marketers who have already dipped their toe in these unchartered waters:

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Podcast Episode 33

Industry Interrupted, with Dave Mering of the Mering Agency

August 2021

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It’s safe to say that 2020 was a surreal year for everyone, but for Dave Mering, founder of the Mering Agency, a Shipyard company, that doesn’t begin to describe it. His agency works almost exclusively with brands in the travel and tourism industry, and as the world began to shut down due to COVID 19, 100 percent of his clients pulled all advertising, as consumers were asked to stay home. Dave and his agency faced massive challenges, but with agile operation and innovative thinking, they were able to create compelling work that kept tourist destinations top of mind without actually encouraging them to travel.

 

 

The ANA Marketing Futures Podcast is a crossroads for marketers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and academia to discuss and debate the future of marketing, and business in general. Hosted by Michael Berberich, Senior Director of Marketing Futures, the Marketing Futures podcast looks to demystify emerging trends, share different perspectives on critical economic issues, and help marketers and business owners focus on what matters most: growing their brands.

Podcast Episode 33

Industry Interrupted, with Dave Mering of the Mering Agency

August 2021

 

AVAILABLE ON:

Dave Mering

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a surreal year for everyone, but for Dave Mering, founder of the Mering Agency, a Shipyard company, that doesn’t begin to describe it. His agency works almost exclusively with brands in the travel and tourism industry, and as the world began to shut down due to COVID 19, 100 percent of his clients pulled all advertising, as consumers were asked to stay home. Dave and his agency faced massive challenges, but with agile operation and innovative thinking, they were able to create compelling work that kept tourist destinations top of mind without actually encouraging them to travel.

 

The ANA Marketing Futures Podcast is a crossroads for marketers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and academia to discuss and debate the future of marketing, and business in general. Hosted by Michael Berberich, Senior Director of Marketing Futures, the Marketing Futures podcast looks to demystify emerging trends, share different perspectives on critical economic issues, and help marketers and business owners focus on what matters most: growing their brands.

About ANA Marketing Futures

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

 

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