Evolution of Marketing – From 1950 to 2017

  Marketing, as a concept, has ever been evolving. We learn new concepts as and when sellers tries different efforts to convince buyers. Before 1900s, there wasn’t any such enforcement required from seller side to sell the products or services. The need of modern marketing mainly came into picture after Industrial revolution when multiple companies…

B2B versus B2C Marketing Automation: It’s Chalk and Cheese!

Marketing today is driven on the belief that the practice of marketing to the average consumer is a fallacy. While some brands would still like to create personas and try and group customers on basis of their transaction patterns, their demography, or other such attributes, the fact is that customers do not like being classified…

Four Key Marketing Lessons From the SuperBowl LI

“That’s why you play until the end.” – Tom Brady, Star New England Patriots quarterback, post his team’s come from behind victory against favorites, Atlanta Falcons. According to Nielsen, 111 .3 Mn viewers caught this edition of the Super Bowl on TV making it the fifth highest viewed broadcast in history. This game also has…

Marketing Technology: 2016 in Review and what to focus on in 2017

It’s that time of year again when brands and marketers dust off their crystal balls and try to predict the coming year. Yes, this is one such blog too. But we have a different methodology: we are not putting out our opinion but our customer’s data to back our claims. We spoke to our customers…

FirstHive @ PNGrowth2016

‘Omwana ni wa bhone’ – a famous African proverb meaning: “ Regardless of a child’s biological parents, its upbringing belongs to the community” A cold November morning, we drove down to Devanhalli on the outskirts of Bangalore, having blocked three days to be a part of PNGrowth2016. Reading about the previous version of PNGrowth & the regular…

How Hospitals Are Winning Big at The Marketing War

Healthcare industry is booming with the advance technology, not just in medical science but also in marketing. Hospitals have realized how important it is to keep a steady contact with their patients. With a smart marketing routine set in place, you may keep your patients in touch by sending them regular updates on their health,…

How to choose the best alternative to Hubspot and Marketo

The Annual Marketing Technology Landscape report published by ChiefMartec showcases 3,874 Marketing Technology (MarTech) players in 2016, globally. The number of MarTech players have been doubling year on year, on an average. In this scenario, the choice of a right partner is of paramount importance for brands across the spectrum.   A major reason for…

Customer Seeks Attention? Marketing Automation Can Help!

Let’s call spade a spade. Customers are pure divas. They need constant attention which is only logical today when 20 other competitors are trying to woo them for their wallet share. And God, how we love to provide them the royal treatment they deserve! We, at FirstHive, have noticed every possible way customers can try…