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“Porsche ran a special spread in about 50,000 copies of Fast Company’s April issue, which came with a prism you could assemble. The copies were sent to a select group of affluent subscribers, who would place the prisms on top of their tablet and watch a special video, creating the hologram effect. Whilst this was a highly targeted campaign, they also caused a huge marketing buzz around the brand.”
Digital marketing poses special challenges for its purveyors. Digital channels are proliferating rapidly, and digital marketers have to keep up with how these channels work, how they're used by receivers and how to use these channels to effectively market things. In addition, it's becoming more difficult to capture receivers' attention, because receivers are increasingly inundated with competing ads. Digital marketers also find it challenging to analyze the vast troves of data they capture and then exploit this information in new marketing efforts.
“Porsche ran a special spread in about 50,000 copies of Fast Company’s April issue, which came with a prism you could assemble. The copies were sent to a select group of affluent subscribers, who would place the prisms on top of their tablet and watch a special video, creating the hologram effect. Whilst this was a highly targeted campaign, they also caused a huge marketing buzz around the brand.”
One of the smartest decisions that I ever made was to skip the MBA and go straight into my marketing career. From the hands-on experience by leading marketing teams and all the marketing books, podcasts, and blog posts I’ve consumed over the years, I’ve basically given myself an MBA in marketing at a fraction of the cost. And I got paid along the way.

Matthew Royse is the marketing director for Syntax, a leading global managed cloud provider for mission-critical applications. Matthew has almost 20 years of experience in marketing and communications working in many industries, including financial services, technology, media, and entertainment. Matthew teaches social media and digital marketing classes at Duke University.
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