Embracing the future of customer experience

Embracing the future of customer experience

In this ever-evolving digital landscape, staying at the forefront of technological advancements is not just beneficial – it’s crucial. It is with this sentiment in mind that we are excited to shed light on Adobe’s innovative contribution to the marketing sphere: the new AI Suite.

Adobe’s new AI Suite employs the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance customer experience like never before. It works by processing and interpreting vast quantities of customer data in real time, enabling marketers to offer highly personalized experiences, and thus, deepening customer relationships.

As marketing professionals, why should this matter to us? As customers increasingly crave and expect tailored interactions, delivering personalized experiences can set our brands apart in a crowded marketplace. Adobe’s AI Suite provides a seamless avenue to meet – and even exceed – these expectations, ensuring each interaction leaves a lasting, positive impression.

Moreover, the Suite’s predictive analytics tool allows us to forecast customer behaviors and trends, enabling proactive strategy adjustments. It provides a glimpse into the future, allowing us to make data-informed decisions that keep us a step ahead of our competition and in tune with our customers’ evolving needs. It offers a unique opportunity to harness the power of AI and use it to foster an unmatched level of customer engagement.

We are standing at the precipice of a new era in marketing. With tools like Adobe’s AI Suite at our disposal, we are equipped to not only navigate this new terrain but to also chart our path to continued success.

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Remembering past president Patrick King

Remembering past president Patrick King

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we share the devastating news of the passing of our Past President, Patrick King. It is an unimaginable loss for AMADC, AMA National, and the entire DMV marketing community. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Patrick King was not only a visionary leader but an exceptional human being. His remarkable contributions to AMADC, AMA National, and the marketing community have left an unforgettable mark, and his legacy will forever be cherished.

Patrick joined AMADC in 2016 as a mentor for our Marketing Mentor Network. In 2019, he became President-Elect for the AMADC Board of Directors. He served as President of the AMADC Board of Directors from 2020 – 2022 and Past President since 2022.

Under Patrick’s leadership during the global pandemic, we grew our membership to over 600 members. Patrick was an unassuming leader and was dedicated to the AMADC Board of Directors and members. He lead our chapter to two consecutive Bronze Chapter of the Year awards.

Patrick was the founder and CEO of Imagine, LLC. Under Patrick’s guidance, Imagine has flourished, transforming into a leader in tourism marketing and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Imagine is also a sponsor for AMADC.

His unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with his extraordinary vision, propelled Imagine to new heights. Patrick’s strategic foresight and charismatic leadership have inspired us all, instilling a passion for excellence and driving us to achieve greatness.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Patrick was a warm-hearted individual who valued the well-being of everyone he met. He had a remarkable ability to connect with people, fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment that encouraged creativity and teamwork.

His genuine care for others and ability to listen and understand made him an exceptional CEO and a beloved mentor and friend to many.

As we mourn the loss of Patrick, we must also remember the incredible legacy he leaves behind: His professionalism, strong sense of community, philanthropy, and charity.

Patrick’s celebration of life will be Friday, June 9th, 2023, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm at the Salisbury Center in Manassas. https://pwchamber.org/patrick-king-celebration-of-life 

As we say goodbye to our beloved Past President, Patrick King, remember his vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Let us honor his memory by continuing to dream big and strive for greatness in all we do.

With heartfelt sentiments,

Andrea Smith, President AMADC


Discussing HBO Max’s rebrand to “Max”: A rebranding misstep?

Discussing HBO Max’s rebrand to “Max”: A rebranding misstep?

As fellow marketers, I’m sure you’ve noticed the recent shift from HBO Max to the simpler moniker, “Max”. This significant rebranding decision has sparked numerous conversations in our field, with many citing it as a potential rebranding faux pas.

HBO has spent decades building a robust brand identity synonymous with high-quality content. However, the decision to abbreviate to “Max” may dilute this brand equity and could potentially lead to confusion among consumers and the overall customer experience.

Another thing to point out is the poor impact on customers as the “improved” app is not delivering the same experience as the original HBO Max app, as discussed in this article by Inc.,

In our own branding efforts, we’ve understood the importance of maintaining consistency and clarity in our brand image. This recent move by HBO Max raises intriguing questions about balancing the desire for fresh branding with the risk of losing established brand recognition.

What are your thoughts on the rebrand? What lessons can we learn and apply to our own future branding campaigns?

How did upstart Nike become a global brand?

How did upstart Nike become a global brand?

Did you ever wonder how some of the greatest brands and ad campaigns got started? We’re not talking about the watered-down, manicured versions of a company’s origin story created by PR in consultation legal, but what really happened.

In the April movie release of “Air,” Matt Damon and Ben Affleck tell the story of how Nike convinced rookie Michael Jordan to become the face of the brand.

Damon plays Sonny Vaccaro, a former high school basketball coach, who was determined to win Jordan’s endorsement, while bigger brands courted him. Affleck is Nike’s CEO Phil Knight, who gives his team the green light to do what it takes to sign him. Viola Davis turns in an academy award-winning performance as Jordan’s shrewd mother, who insists Nike give her son a percentage of every pair of Air Jordan’s sold. And Jason Bateman steals the film as Nike’s first Director of Marketing.

So give yourself a night off, and settle in to watch one of the greatest marketing stories of all time. “A shoe is just a shoe until my son steps into it.” – Deloris Jordan, Air 2023

Check out the official trailer here!

What top CMOs have to tell us.

What top CMOs have to tell us.

We are all drowning in work, and to say that it’s hard to keep up with what strategies leading marketers use, is an understatement. The CMO Podcast, hosted by Jim Stengel former CMO of Procter & Gamble, can help.

Since Stengel was CMO of the largest brand marketing company in the world, he gets a host of great guests. Their discussions are frank and actionable. He also features a lot of female CMOs. Here are just a handful of those he has interviewed recently:

•      “Lead with Trust,” Dara Tresedor, CMO, Autodesk
•      “Why Sustainability has a Story Problem,” Nelson Kunkel, CMO, Deloitte Digital
•      “Taking off the Creative Handcuffs,” Lara Richardson, CMO, Hallmark Media

And remember, AMADC has its own speaker series by and for members titled, “Top Trends in 2023” where we discuss what’s going on in our market and beyond. Go to: https://bit.ly/AMADCSpeakerSeries