Modern Misconceptions of Strategy


Olly Honness, partner at Cubaka, was featured in an article by Phil Lattimore in CIM  published on March 7, 2016

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half
— John Wanamaker

This famous maxim may once have held true, but wastage is no longer acceptable in the age of social media, says Olly Honess, partner at social agency Cubaka: “Although things have improved since Wanamaker’s day, wastage has generally been accepted as a norm in marketing because it's an unwritten rule that not all of the marketing budget will be put to effective use. Some say as much as £17bn a year is wasted by so-called experts. 

“In the digital era, if waste is defined as delivering a carefully honed marketing message to the wrong audience, there is no longer an excuse. The sheer depth of data available through social media allows us to identify and ring-fence audiences based on interests, attitude, age, sex, location, occupation…to name but a few.”

Takeaway: this should be an age of marketing economy.

Read the full article on CIM.