ACTIVE Target Marketer® is the newest member of the ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud® family. Where Activity Cloud helps with planning and benchmarking your events, Target Marketer does the same for your digital marketing efforts around those same events.
Not only are we excited to tell you about it, we already have unusual ways that Target Marketer is being used. How, you ask?
The analogy between fishing and marketing isn’t new. A simple internet search offers hundreds of thousands of examples of people philosophizing about how marketing is an art like fly fishing. They advise you to know your fish, go where the fish are, pick the right kind of bait, and be patient.
“People develop their own techniques that they’re not going to tell others about,” advised Jared Brown, an avid sportsman from Waco, Texas. “There are certain things [in the market] that are designed to catch fishermen and not fish. There’s no substitute for experience.” Through our discussion, I learned a lot about large-mouth bass, the colors of bait that work best, fishing magazines, water temperatures, and lakes where he’s seen success.
Fishing clearly takes a lot more time and patience than I ever imagined, and many of the people I spoke with kept coming back with the same quote: “That’s why it’s called fishing and not catching.”
You’re an event organizer. You need to fill your event as quickly as possible. With everything you’ve got to do to make it successful, participants need to jump in the boat. You need a marketing plan where your rod and reel is a stick of dynamite and a map of where to throw it in the water.
So how do you improve your chances to catch participants as quickly as possible?
You may recall that in the 2012 election, polls dominated the discussion, such as who people said they would vote for or what particular issues where important to them. Often these polls were contradictory and several of them focused on issues unimportant to the election.
But one person, Nate Silver, used a statistical model that filtered out the noise and focused on the signals. By doing so, he successfully picked the election results for President in all fifty states.