What’s Possible: Strategies for Marketers to Thrive in 2024 and Beyond

What’s Possible: Strategies for Marketers to Thrive in 2024 and Beyond

As we step into the ever-evolving and complex marketing landscape, one thing remains unquestionable: change is constant. With new technologies, shifting consumer behaviors, the phasing out of cookies, and constant privacy regulations reshaping the industry, marketers must innovate and adapt their strategies in order to thrive. These were some of the trending topics during MMA Global’s 2024 Possible event in Miami, FL, where Foursquare and top minds in the industry recently gathered to reimagine the future of marketing. 

The industry changes daily; new challenges constantly emerge, and everyone works tirelessly to keep up. Below are some strategies to master the new marketing era in 2024 and beyond:

Embrace Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial intelligence has already revolutionized the way marketers operate, and its importance will only continue to grow. From predictive analytics to personalized messaging, AI-powered tools enable marketers to streamline processes, enhance measurement, and deliver more relevant content to their audience. Leveraging AI for marketing is critical by bringing measurement, media, and creativity together. 

By embracing AI, marketers can gain valuable insights into consumer behavior, optimize campaign performance, improve ROI, understand the customer journey, and increase creative production at a lower cost. Integrating and investing in these technologies into marketing strategies will help to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving landscape. Regardless of the technology implemented, the results will depend on the quality of data machines are fed, so making smart business decisions in terms of data will be the key to success in the never-ending search for AI opportunities.  

Visibility into the Customer Journey

Gaining visibility into the consumer journey is more complex than ever in today’s omnichannel world. From consumers “just browsing,” to social media interactions, customers leave a trail of breadcrumbs that can be difficult to follow. 

Foursquare recognizes the importance of providing marketers with comprehensive visibility into this journey. During our Masterclass at Possible, SVP of Global Business Development Jim Watson and Matthew Smith, SVP Data & Analytics at Universal McCann, shed light on the future of Attribution and the challenges that advertisers face when understanding the ultimate path to purchase. With Sales Impact, the latest innovation in Foursquare’s advanced omnichannel measurement, marketers can understand not just individual touchpoints but the entire customer journey, from ad exposure to store visits, to purchase. 

Prioritize Omnichannel Marketing & Measurement 

In today’s digital age, consumers interact with brands across multiple channels. From social media and TV to websites and offline touchpoints, the customer journey is more complex than ever. To effectively engage with consumers, marketers must adopt an omnichannel approach that delivers seamless and cohesive experiences across all touchpoints. 

Here at Foursquare, we take an omnichannel approach to measurement, empowering marketers with a holistic view of media performance across all channels in a single UI. Our massive partner ecosystem includes an unmatched 550+ integrations, with many preferred and exclusive partnerships.  For example, we partner with social platforms, such as Snap, to analyze the impact of advertising on real-world outcomes, providing actionable insights to make optimizations in flight. 

Invest in a Privacy-focused Approach

In an era when data privacy concerns are at the forefront of consumers’ minds, navigating the media landscape requires a delicate balance between personalization and consumers’ demand for privacy. Prioritizing privacy is essential for developing trust among consumers. 

As pioneers in location technology, Foursquare understands the importance of maintaining transparency, compliance, and ethical standards in handling data. Giving consumers control over the information collected from them offers a true value exchange. 

One of the things advertisers can do to adopt a privacy-forward approach is to ensure their data partners also adhere to transparent and responsible data collection processes, one that protects and respects consumers’ privacy.

Harness the Power of Data 

Data has become the core of modern marketing, providing invaluable insights into consumer behaviors and trends. As we all prepare for the phasing-out of the cookies, it is more important than ever to invest in quality, first-party data to deliver personalized marketing to consumers. 

By leveraging advanced analytics tools, marketers can uncover actionable insights, identify emerging trends, and optimize their strategies for maximum impact. Whether it’s through data visualization, predictive modeling techniques, or real-time analytics dashboards, investing in data-driven marketing enables brands to stay agile, responsive, and ahead of the competition.

In conclusion, navigating the modern marketing maze requires agility, innovation, and commitment to a future with endless possibilities. By embracing AI, gaining visibility into the customer journey, prioritizing omnichannel marketing & measurement, investing in a privacy-focused approach, and harnessing the power of data, marketers can ensure success in 2024 and beyond.

To learn how to location intelligence can boost your marketing ROI, speak to a location technology expert today.

Authored By: Annabel Cermeno

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