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The Trend Predictions Season Is Now Open

According to Sarah Feldman at Statista, internet advertising will account for more than 50% of ad spending in the next three years. chartoftheday_19438_forecasted_ad_spending_n

Internet advertising is beating all growth expectations, and the landscape is looking one-sided from a category perspective.

What this means is that you must make sure the goal of your campaign is singular and crystallized. For example, with digital you can’t promote consumer perception ratings and form fills and viewership conversions and general branding (you never could in crowded newspaper ads either, but you didn’t have the data to show).   

Now we have the data and the results. Narrow your messaging and conversions, or you’ll find the digital age will eat all your money and deliver poor results.  That’s not a prediction. That is a fact going forward.

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Mark wrote his first direct-mail fundraising letter in 1981 for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. The effort raised a few million dollars in undiscovered wills and legacy gifts. From that day forward Mark discovered a love of the big idea that moves the needle. After 12 years at KWWL, Mark became a business owner as a co-founder of ME&V — rebranded as AMPERAGE in 2015. After 25 years of leading creative teams in video production, graphic design, PR, writing and web development, Mark transitioned out of ownership in 2021. Today he serves in an employee role as special projects consultant. He is creatively ambidextrous — son of an artist and engineer — and famous for distilling complex ideas down to a few words and a few visuals. Mark is a writer. When he found that many nonprofits struggled with complex branding puzzles, he wrote the book, “NonProfit-NonMarketing .” He also wrote a novel called “Reenactment.” Mark is an active blogger OneMinuteMarketer® with nearly 1,000 readers each week on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. One of his most popular YouTube videos is on “How to Look Good on Zoom.” One of Mark’s fondest business memories was being named to INC 500 two times and attending the INC 500 conference with other winners. Mark is considered by some a Civil War expert (and that explains his novel). Mark also served as an adjunct professor in the business and in the communications departments at Wartburg College. Mark is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is currently vice president of the University of Iowa Journalism and Mass Communications Advisory Board. Mark is married to state Sen. Liz Mathis, and the two love to travel, even when it means being trapped by a volcano in the Czech Republic for three weeks.