Posts Tagged ‘AI’

The Top Marketing Trends for 2023: AI Captures the Most Mindshare, but Marketers Have More on Their Plates

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

When it comes to trend spotting in the marketing space, there’s a bright, shiny thing in the room: artificial intelligence.

AI is clearly top of mind for marketers. But it can also be a distraction that keeps marketing pros focused raptly on it and turning their attention away from other compelling technologies and trends that should be on their radar screens. Nonetheless, its current and potential impact cannot be ignored. (more…)

ChatGPT: Opportunities and Risks Related to AI-Generated Content

Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

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AI-driven content-generation tools are nothing new. But if the hype around the release of ChatGPT is to be believed, this new offering is something special. It is purported to have a heightened ability to create quality content for a variety of applications, including social media posts, marketing copy, business reports, customer-facing documents, and a variety of other written materials. As OpenAI, the creator of the ChatGPT model, notes on its website, (more…)

AI for Content Creation

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

A Facebook headline reads, “How to Generate Blog Posts in 1 Minute Using AI.” It’s a sponsored post from Jasper (more about this later), and while the concept is certainly intriguing and tempting—especially when facing a mountain of blog posts to create for various clients—there’s a certain amount of skepticism that goes along with it. Is the hype too good to be true? (more…)

What Lies Ahead for Marketers in 2023

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

As we enter 2023, I can’t help but notice lots of commentary about what we can expect on a variety of fronts, including marketing. As I think about marketing in 2023, a few things spring to mind, maybe because I was doing a lot of reading about them during the last week or so of the year while I was enjoying some downtime. But, I see three key trends for 2023: a continued focus on local marketing, disruption from ChatGPT, and increasingly sophisticated use of data and analytics.

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The Top Marketing Trends: Automation and AI Are the “New Normal”

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Marketing has always been a fast-paced industry, with the pace quickened constantly by readily available and rapidly developing technology. But the COVID-19 pandemic and its worldwide impact was, arguably, the most disruptive force that marketers have seen in a long time.

As we move beyond the pandemic, we can expect to see a continuation of some of the trends that were taking shape before COVID-19 and many more that have been fueled by COVID-19. (more…)

Can Content Creators Beat the Bots? We Hope So…

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

by Justin Grensing, Esq., MBA

Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely seen as a game changer in how our world operates, both now and especially in the future. With any revolutionary change, there are often both strong advocates and vehement detractors. Much of that polarization comes from the fact that major societal disruptions often have both winners and losers. Take globalization as an example. While an increasingly interconnected global economy with more open trade has meant cheaper prices for consumers in developed nations, it has often also meant that employees in some sectors are displaced as industries move to countries with lower costs of production. (more…)

Go With Your Gut: When You Can Ignore the Algorithms

Monday, July 30th, 2018

A Harvard Business Review case study recently posed a provocative question: when should humans listen to algorithms vs. when should they trust their own experience and intuition? For this case study, the issue related to which of two employees to choose for a promotion. But, given the widespread applications for the use of big data and the power of predictive analytics, the question could be applied to any field or area of business practice—including content marketing.

When should content marketers listen to the algorithms instead of relying on their own instincts, which have been finely honed over time? (more…)

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Impacting Content Marketing

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

While there are plenty of dire-sounding discussions taking place these days around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning—and their potential to disrupt the world as we know it—this isn’t technology of the future. It’s already gaining traction across multiple industries and professions, including with content creators. New technologies are promising to upend the traditional ways in which content is conceived, produced, and disseminated. Examples already exist. (more…)