Brighton Department: Interactive
Jerry currently leads Brighton's interactive team and serves as the agency's senior digital strategist.
Fun Fact: "I collect mid-century modern technology (typewriters, radios, etc) and vintage computers."
As most of you have heard by now, Facebook recently purchased WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app, for $16 billion, plus another $3 billion in retention bonuses. At lunch recently, a few of us talked about why Facebook might spend this kind of money on an app that many of you may not have heard of before the acquisition. The answer to that is both simple and complex.
Metrics and return on investment are two of the most common topics of conversation in marketing these days, particularly when discussing online marketing. Because every click can be tracked, we are led to believe that we can analyze and optimize our campaigns into the perfect marketing engine. But like most perpetual motion machines, the reality is much murkier. read more