Digital Transformation: 8 Changes to Rise Above the Herd

Digital transformation is a requirement for success in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. 80+% of businesses (SMEs to multinationals from B2C to B2B) realize the strategic imperative of digital transformation. But, what happens when 7 out of 8 these businesses  attempted Digital Transformation?  Disaster! The simple fact is that 84% of companies fail at [...]

2018-04-04T13:19:23+00:00April 3rd, 2018|

Digital is Inevitable … But Not your Success

Digital is Inevitable...But Not Your Success By Ira Kaufman Digital Transformation has evolved from being a questionable threat to an accepted inevitability. But your success meets many obstacles and is far from guaranteed. Digital is an imperative and pervasive across all operations. Businesses are trying to seize the opportunity shortening traditional strategic planning and searching [...]

2017-10-10T13:31:30+00:00July 20th, 2017|

There is no success without Listening to the Market, Employees, Research and Innovation

Interview with Ira Kaufman by Marta Duić posted online at Croatian Business Daily website- Poslovni dnevnik.  Ira Kaufman, Digital Strategist and Marketing Consultant speaks at PODRAVKA "Digital strategist and marketing consultant Ira Kaufman helps companies, from multinationals to startups in branding, marketing on social networks, integration of digital marketing, and the transformation of their [...]

2017-10-10T18:16:49+00:00August 16th, 2015|

Navigating the Executive’s Digital Paradoxes

How can we prepare executives and managers to navigate the disruptions and respond to the opportunities offered by the digital revolution? A recent Forester study  highlights a fundamental paradox faced by senior management: “Today's executives know digital is a threat. More than 90% of global business executives believe digital will disrupt their business in [...]

2017-10-11T03:00:13+00:00November 7th, 2014|

6 Benchmarks for Evaluating a Sustainable Digital Marketing Strategy: SERVAS Digital Analysis

Before designing a Digital Strategy, my clients often ask the “million dollar” question — “How do I know Digital Media works?”My response is simple –there are no guarantees in this world.  But if I had the answer, I would own the most prolific global digital agency. Rather, I suggest addressing [...]

2017-10-11T12:17:17+00:00December 13th, 2011|

18 Best Practices for Adopting Digital Marketing

Many executives between the ages of 45-65 years are “digital aliens”. They were not brought up in the digital age and feel overwhelmed and sometimes fearful of the new technologies.  Many struggle with the changes necessitated by engaging in Digital Marketing. The result is the New Digital Divide between companies [...]

2017-10-11T13:08:50+00:00August 31st, 2011|

Six Keys to Optimizing Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

Anyone with a bit of tech savvy can set up Facebook and Twitter accounts and begin posting updates. . But can they accomplish the needs of a business in this digital age?  Can a tech savvy youth create competitive advantage, the key for businesses in meeting their goals? For most small [...]

2017-01-10T22:55:40+00:00August 15th, 2010|

5 Stages of an Integrated Digital Marketing Timeline

Clients generally have unrealistic expectations of a integrated digital marketing strategy.  They expect results immediately or within the first 3-6 months. We prepare our clients for real expectations by reviewing a Digital Marketing Timeline. An Integrated Digital Marketing strategy has five stages during a 27+ month period. (note: the timeline can [...]

2017-01-11T00:33:01+00:00July 21st, 2010|

Your Six Step Social Media Roadmap

To be successful at social media you need to have a plan.  As the publisher, you control the power to distribute your content through digital media platforms such as blogs, mobile, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.  Most businesspersons are overwhelmed with all the options and how to implement them.  These six steps [...]

2017-01-11T00:35:19+00:00July 21st, 2010|