How the Market Is Changing

Interesting article that describes the latest trends in marketing...including the importance of generating new ideas for communicating your message(s). In essence, creating a "new medium". However, in the beginning, the editor states how most of the top advertising agencies (in Seattle) are adopting different types of technology to deliver their messages. Yet, in another article I had read that only "8% of consumers in new media prefer marketing that only uses the internet, PDAs or video games" and "80% consider the sale of email lists a serious violation of privacy"...What are your opinions and thoughts about utilizing technology to communicate messages?

"technology...makes it too convenient to automate the one part of business that should never be outsourced: our voice," - as quoted in Why Business People Speak Like Idiots : A Bullfighter's Guide by Brian Fugere.

I believe selling someone's e-mail address will pretty much destroy any credibility that a business has. Buying these lists is a tremendous waste of money as well. However, utilizing infomation from existing customers and asking them for personal referrals can be very effective. "Permission Marketing" by Seth Godin talks extensively about this concept.

This is a great article. Keep them coming.
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