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Rob Carducci Explains How to Discover Future Marketing Trends

Seasoned marketing professionals know how to judge the development of current and future trends in the industry. Having a forward-thinking attitude is a must for a successful marketer.

Rob Carducci, an award-winning advertising creative director from New York, NY, explains how marketing professionals can understand and use upcoming marketing trends before they become a large part of the landscape.

The Science of Looking Forward

Many marketing professionals are caught up in current trends and cannot make future predictions based on consumer sentiment. These marketers do a decent job keeping up with today’s most popular techniques, but they cannot discover what is coming next before the trends become widespread.

Looking forward to the future of marketing often starts with going back to basics. Spotting new trends in the way consumers behave begins with closely examining human behavior.

No matter where they live and what their background may be, people share basic human needs. Food, shelter, status, convenience, freedom of expression, and communication are just a few of these basic requirements for daily life. One way to spot upcoming trends is to look out for ways in which companies meet these basic needs in entirely new ways.

As a marketing professional, Rob Carducci believes that it pays to keep a close eye on popular companies' innovations to the mainstream. Examples of new technologies that make a difference in today’s market are artificial intelligence and automated processes.

Sources for Marketing Information

Marketing firms that go beyond keeping up with current trends to creating tomorrow’s trends have a number of characteristics in common. The most important is that they understand where new sources of marketing data originate.

One forward-looking way to get consumer data is to look at wireless carriers. They have a uniquely detailed perspective on consumer behavior, so they may be the perfect partner to create new marketing strategies.

Another new technique that could be refined for future trends is conversational marketing. Ideally, an interaction with a brand should be a two-way street. Communicating with brand representatives gives consumers the sense that their needs and wants are being considered.

To meet these needs, smart companies will go beyond chatbots that can only provide rote responses and into true natural language processing. When a chatbot can hold an authentic conversation through powerful AI techniques, the first marketers that reach this goal will be rewarded with a great deal of business.

A Spirit of Experimentation

To formulate new strategies that will create trends rather than conforming to present conditions, marketers need to possess a spirit of experimentation. Marketers need to be unafraid to try new methods of reaching customers. Proven marketing techniques can always be altered to meet new demands. Sometimes the best ideas are variations of current methods that go farther and are more daring than the status quo.

Working With New Partners

Another way to catch new trends before they become part of the general landscape is to work with new partners. Large marketing firms should be looking for up-and-coming companies to represent to stay relevant in the current cultural conversation. These emerging companies may have paradigm-breaking ideas that can lead to new marketing trends.

Understanding How to Make Ideas New

Some marketing firms are accustomed to being followers rather than leaders. Smart marketing professionals know how to turn their ideas into new methods by closely watching consumer behavior and judging how the market may be riding next.

Marketers who have new ideas often find themselves in competition with companies pushing innovations of their own. It is a must to have a solid grasp of how marketing trends are born and how they can change the industry landscape.

Possible Trends for 2022

Marketing experts have formulated this list of potential trends that could transform marketing in 2022. Using variations on these themes and brainstorming new solutions may lead to standout performance.

Hybrid marketing events are likely to take over from virtual events in 2022. Many people will continue to be hesitant to attend in-person events, so the events will need to adapt to a partly digital model.

Teaming up with nonprofit organizations could be the wave of the future. When companies and nonprofits join forces, it could lead to greater exposure for both sides and support for the nonprofit’s worthy mission.

The third-party cookie is on its way toward being abolished, and marketers will need to adapt to using new methods to target their customers online. Companies will need to learn to extract more data from their first-party cookies. They will need to learn how to use marketing tools like Google Sandbox that provide personalization without invading the user's privacy.

Making Future Predictions

The future of marketing may seem like a clouded crystal ball, but smart marketers know how to cut through the clutter and arrive at the trends that will take over the marketing world in the future. Robert Carducci believes that making marketing predictions can help companies stand out and help brands update their approaches to their customers by anticipating their needs.

This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or the management of EconoTimes

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