It’s no myth that the internet has had a significant impact on business. If you want proof, go to your favorite once-bustling mall and see how many stores have vanished. In the last two years alone, here’s a list that shows a fraction of the retailers who have filed for bankruptcy in the last three years and have either gone out of business or have closed a majority of their stores:
You’ve probably wondered what your company would have to do to rank in the first position in a Google search. That’s pretty prime real estate considering that companies landing in the top spot have a 200% higher click-through rate than the company that shows up in the number-two spot. So how do companies get that spot?
It’s the end of another year, which means it’s a time when many companies like to predict marketing and advertising trends for the coming year. Back in January 2017, we predicted that video, chatbots, and personalization was going to be big that year, and our guess was arguably right on the money. Since the McFadden/Gavender prognosticators are clearly as good as any, we’re ready to reveal what will be the five hottest marketing and advertising trends in 2019.