Sure, the days of Mad Men are long gone, marketers are no longer creating clever content and sending it out into the world, hoping that something will resonate with the customer.
The age of search engine optimization has done much to change that; enterprises now leverage data and analytics to place the right content in front of the right people at the right time in order to get a desired result — be it brand awareness, engagement or ultimately, a purchase.
How’s that working? If you’re online experiences are anything like mine, there’s room for improvement and that’s putting it mildly. But it’s worth noting that the only thing that bad marketing seems to cost the consumer is the effort needed to ignore something.