Tomorrow’s Today is Yesterday

The World as We Know it No Longer Exists

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Or the World as we knew it, no longer exists. Either way we say it. It’s true. Some days, I’ll post an uplifting video usually on marketing or advertising and other days, I’ll write. Today we have a bit of both.

Due to the ever changing world as of today (4/12/20), the way we did things and the way we do them now, are accelerating at an unprecedented speed.  Some of you may have already have been there, for others, it’s like what just happened to my World?!?!

Some examples:

ZOOMING INTO INNOVATION BE LIKE:

  • ZOOM:  Three weeks ago, zoom was how fast Lebron could get from one end of the Court to the other. Now it’s how we have weekly Sales Meetings, Virtual Cocktails, Dance parties, Yoga Sessions and Family Gatherings like Birthdays, Graduation and even EASTER!
  • WE ARE HERE FOR YOU:  Next time you watch TV, see how many commercials say these exact words.  They are good words and needed at this time. But how did close to 75% decide on these exact 5 words?  I don’t know the answer and ponder it nightly. However,  The actual point here is, look how quickly the TV commercials changed.  Years ago it would have been 7-10 days to tweak the messaging. The turnaround on some of these ads were 3 days! Did the ad agency’s have them pre-packaged and ready. Or was it that you and I can edit a commercial on our own laptop and don’t even need to do a big production session. It was probably a combo of both.  Yet, both lead us back to accelerated speed of efficiency.  Speed of things has been accelerated tremendously. FASTER ZOOMING
  • CONTACTLESS DELIVERY:  This moved so quick, spell check doesn’t even recognize the word.  Papa John’s does a really nice job of explaining it in their commercials. Kudos go to to them for the simplicity and effectiveness of the message. And once again, how quickly they got it on TV. ZOOMIER ZOOMING
  • AI:  Artificial Intelligence is something that is fun to think about “coming soon”. But it is here now.  With AI, Google can figure out what type of ad to serve you in less than 1.2 seconds. You may not need to know how AI works and the codes that go into it. But if you’re not aware of it and think its on it’s way, its here and is most likely going to break through the Covid-19 months, with outrageous popularity. Read about it, hire someone to help your company use it. Whatever you do, don’t think its on the way, it may be doing your job in 3 years. Think about that!   OUTSTANDING ZOOM
  • SOCIAL MEDIA:  Negative: Lots of people passing around information that is FAKE more than ever. Positive in advertising:  Within 8 days of quarantine,  ALL of these companies showed up on my FB and IG feed:  Purity Products, Nu Image Medical, Vital Proteins, Lifetones, Nanoceutical Solutions, AnaHealth, And Ace Nutritian.  Other than Purity, I never heard of any of them before. And they all were quick to react to sell me and you Immunity products. They have the products to fill our needs NOW.   SPEEDY Immunity to the rescue!  TikTok:  These are :15 second videos, I don’t know the stats exactly, but can tell for sure that they have had the biggest growth in March/April 2020.  Probably because of the quickness of the video, just :15 seconds and :15 seconds is just enough time to have your granpa dance to some Quavo. (Hopefully he isn’t drinking Quavo at the same time.Haha)   I predict now that TikTok will be the big winner when we come out of this. However be careful, some say your information on Tik Tok goes to some sketchy places.  TIK TOK’S FIFTEEN SECONDS TO ZOOM
  • INNOVATION/OR ACTIVE VERSION INNOVATE!:  This last thing isn’t something I’ve seen or heard lately. It’s just become embedded in my brain in March and April 2020. I don’t know the facts surrounding it or where it’s coming from. Like when Wayne Dyer writes a book, he says the words just appear on the page as the day goes by. Well this word is appearing in my brain all day and even at night.  It’s telling me and you something and I bet when it happens it will be FAST.  ZOOM IS THE NORM   Happy Zoom meetings to you and yours.  Scott

INNOVATING THROUGH CHAOS WEBINAR:

Today’s uplifting video is from Jeremy Gutsche of Trendhunter. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing. A few key points include:

Path Dependency.  Crisis. Chaos. Recharting.

Chaos Creates Opportunities. Chaos Changes the Rules.  Chaos Switches Who is in the Lead. 

Solve a new Consumer Need. You can Thrive when others Retreat. Be irresistible with a specific group of people.

Advertising in Hawaii

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Some trends for lettering in 2019 include:  Various sizes of Letters and Splashes of bright colors. This has a bit of a hard militaristic feel. Not exactly what the trend was talking about, but in the right direction.

Bright Pinks and Vibrant Light Blues are also in as some splashes of colors you may want to incorporate going into 2019.

*Information gathered via a skillshare video that I watched a couple weeks ago, that talked about design trends for 2019.

This is a bit more like the trend the teaching professional was talking about:

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What do you think?  Top or Bottom or keep working on it?

What trends do you see coming to us in 2019?  Let us know in the comments section.

Happy Holidays!

Radio Works

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Check out the RAB Sizzle real below.  It’s a very nice video supporting radio.

If you don’t have time to watch, here some of the many highlights:

  • #1 Reach Medium
  • Concrete Results
  • Innovative and Current
  • The Best Multi-Tasking Medium
  • #1 medium for Music Discovery
  • Provides One on One Intimacy
  • Engages with customers closer to the point of purchase
  • Local, Live and Free
  • Connects to the Community
  • Local Precision Tool
  • Connects to Consumers with an Emotional Connection
  • Delivers ROI

If you’d like more informaton on how radio can work for you, Contact me anytime at scott.mackenzie@summitmediacorp.com

 

The iPhone X Rocks!

This Video, entitled Three minutes was shot exclusively with the iPhone X. It’s actually 7 minutes. The 3 minutes is the time the mom is able to see her son when the train stops at the Kaili Station.
What do you think of the quality of the vid? Pretty amazing..eh? All shot on the iPhone X!!
Happy Chinese New Year from Apple and Advertising in Hawaii.

December is National … Month

A Year’s Worth of Food in One Month!

National Egg Nog Month
National Fruitcake Month
National Pear Month
National Tie Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Write A Business Plan Month

1 – Eat A Red Apple Day
2 – National Fritters Day
3 – National Peppermint Latte Day
3 – Make A Gift Day
4 – National Cookie Day
4 – Santa’s List Day
4 – Wear Brown Shoes Day
4 – World Wildlife Conservation Day
5 – Comfort Food Day
5 – National Sachertorte Day
5 – International Volunteer Day
6 – National Gazpacho Day
6 – National Miners Day
7 – National Cotton Candy Day
7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
8 – National Brownie Day
8 – Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
9 – National Pastry Day
9 – Christmas Card Day
10 – National Lager Day
11 – National Noodle Ring Day
11 – World Choral Day
11 – Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
12 – National Ambrosia Day
12 – Gingerbread House Day
12 – Poinsettia Day
12 – National Ding-a-Ling Day
13 – National Cocoa Day
13 – Violin Day
14 – National Bouillabaisse Day
15 – National Cupcake Day
15 – National Lemon Cupcake Day
15 – Cat Herders Day
16 – Chocolate Covered Anything Day
17 – National Maple Syrup Day
18 – National Ham Salad Day
18 – National Roast Suckling Pig Day
18 – Bake Cookies Day
18 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
18 – Underdog Day
19 – National Oatmeal Muffin Day
20 – National Sangria Day
20 – Go Caroling Day
21 – National Fried Shrimp Day
21 – National Kiwifruit Day
21 – Humbug Day
21 – Crossword Puzzle Day
21 – Look on the Bright Side Day
22 – National Date Nut Bread Day
22 – Forefathers Day
24 – Christmas Eve
24 – Hanukkah begins
25 – Christmas Day
25 – National Pumpkin Pie Day
26 – National Candy Cane Day
26 – Thank You Note Day
27 – National Fruitcake Day
28 – National Chocolate Candy Day
28 – Card Playing Day
29 – National Pepper Pot Day
31 – New Years Eve
31 – National Champagne Day
31 – No Interruptions Day
31 – Make Up Your Mind Day

 

Great News on Radio-June 2017

 

Nielsen: Radio Power.  Friday June 23, 2017

According to the just-released Nielsen “State of the Media Audio Today 2017” report, radio reaches more Americans than any other platform. That includes TV, mobile and PCs. As well, in March 2017, radio reached 125.4 million weekly consumers 18-49, up some 750,000 from the year previous.

“Radio is remarkably resilient. Despite the countless media and entertainment options available today, AM/FM radio continues to be the top weekly reach medium,” says Brad Kelly, managing director of Nielsen Audio. As a result, “marketers and brand managers are rediscovering radio. It is a mass medium that can deliver targetability and message frequency in markets large and small.”

The airwaves’ weekly reach with adults is a robust 93%, according to the Nielsen report. With the 35-49 demographic, it is even higher, at 95%; and 92% with both 18-34 and 50+. In comparison, television reaches 89% of the adult population, smartphones reach 83%, PCs reach 50%, TV connected devices reach 44% and tablets reach 37%.

In addition to the previously referenced 125.4 million adults 18-49 that radio reaches in 2017, the tally of consumers aged 25-54 that the medium reaches weekly totals 117.9 million, and 67.8 million 18-34. All three figures have risen since 2016, with increases over 2015 for both 18-34 and 25-54.

Radio is alive and well!  June 2017.  If you need any help on these deciphering these numbers, want some free marketing ideas or additional help on your Radio or Digital Marketing and Advertising. You can email me anytime here or call (808) 275-1106 or even send me a snail mail at Summit Media 900 Fort St. 7th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813.

Funny but it Works!

The Radio Ad that Does the Dialing for Ya’

Unless you have a vanity phone number, we who work in radio usually tell our clients not to use their phone number, mostly because it’s hard to remember and hard to write down in a car.  We like to end our commercials with a web site mentioned.

This radio ad dials the number for you.  Not sure how many people will use it, but the commercial with the visual video is very entertaining. See what you think?

Key Communication Channel

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Know where your customers communicate

As the world rapidly moves quicker and quicker, it’s imperative that we know where the best and fastest place is to find our clients & customers. Do they Text? Email? Phone?  Use an App?

Figure out what they use and use it. Doesn’t make sense calling someone, when they don’t pick up the phone and you can easily find them on Facebook.

The other day I was messaged on Facebook’s messenger service, I didn’t respond right away because I personally don’t communicate with Messenger. I didn’t realize it was this customers favorite way to communicate. I answered back a day later, seems that’s not the proper etiquette with Messenger. I was scolded for being late.

Along with knowing which is their favorite way to communicate, it’s knowing the proper return time on the way they communicate. I read somewhere last month that people expect an answer on email in less than 2 hours. If you go more than a day, they move on to someone else.

Knowing your customers favorite way to communicate and knowing the etiquette on getting back to them is so super important in June 2017.  Best advice on getting back to them is the faster the better, even if it’s just to say, you’ll get back to them later in the day with more information.

What is your customers/clients favorite way to communicate?

This is the most current list of where I can find most people today (Wednesday June 7, 2017)

  • Text via Mobile phone: This is my dads favorite way to communicate and he is 80+ years in age
  • Email: Seems to be the place most of the people I know communicate, but that could change quickly. Note:  I notice some customers moving from their work email address to a gmail account.
  • Mobile phone: This is usually the quickest for most. But if someone turns their ringer off during a meeting, they may not remember to turn it back on for a while!
  • Land Line:  Mine still rings, but not like it used to. Cool thing about some of the new Land lines like ours at work. We can see who called us in the last 24 hours.
  • Facebook:  This is where I tend to find many mobile office contacts.
  • Facebook messenger:  The favorite way of communicating with people who read my Streetzblog.com.
  • LinkedIn: Lots of good high quality networking going on here. Getting better at a communicating in real time.
  • Twitter:  I have 2 people I can always find here. They seem like they live there.
  • WhatsApp: My friend in high-end real estate uses this as his number one choice.

By the looks of the lists below, seems Facebook or something owned by Facebook would be a great place to find someone.

Here are the top 15 Social Media Networking sites: (Source DreamGrow.com) As of June 7, 2017

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  3. Instagram
  4. Twitter
  5. Reddit
  6. Vine (Camera)
  7. Pinterest
  8. Ask.FM
  9. Tumblr
  10. Flickr
  11. Google+
  12. LinkedIn
  13. VK
  14. ClassMates
  15. MeetUp

Here are the most popular Social Media Networking apps:  (Source: DreamGrow.com) June 7, 2017

  1. Messenger (On Facebook)
  2. WhatsApp (Owned by Facebook)
  3. QQ Chat
  4. WeChat
  5. Instagram (Owned by Facebook)
  6. QZone
  7. Viber
  8. LINE
  9. Snapchat
  10. YY

You can find me via text or calling (808) 479-9928, land line at (808) 275-1000 or email me here or here.

What’s your favorite way to communicate?