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“Micro-Moments” Provide Better Insight into Changing Consumer Preferences

There are many steps in the consumer journey. One of the most difficult aspects of marketing is understanding this journey in its entirety. It may not simply be one single ad that inspired a purchase. There may be several interactions that are going unnoticed.

As consumers continually change, we marketers are faced with the task of keeping up. The digital world is incredibly fast paced. Those who are unable or unwilling to move along with trends eventually fall behind. That is why we here at Onimod Global are always doing our best to keep you up to date on the latest trends and topics.

Google Search Data

Big data has been a big topic of discussion for years now. The unlimited potential that exists in the tiny, seemingly insignificant, data that any individual generates on a daily basis is mind boggling. Many marketers are wondering how they can harness this power to better the brands that they serve.

One of the biggest collectors of data is Google. There is truly a wealth of knowledge to be had in the data mines that this search engine giant holds. Most recently, Google has been exploring the concept of “micro-moments”. According to Google, “Micro-moments occur when people reflexively turn to a device—increasingly a smartphone—to act on a need to learn something, do something, discover something, watch something, or buy something.”

This concept may not seem like much, but Google believes that micro-moments will play an increasingly large role in the life of consumers everywhere. In fact, Google has developed personas to represent the different types of consumers it believes that are represented through these micro-moments.

The Well-Advised Consumer

This type of consumer always does their homework. Whenever they make a decision in their life, big or small, they typically will consult a device first. This could range from anything as simple as a search for a nearby donut shop to a deep dive into the best types of portable bluetooth speakers for under $300.

The Right Here Consumer

Many marketing strategies focus around the idea of personalization. This tactic is touted as a sure fire way to promote better interactions with potential customers. While there is some evidence behind this statement, the method has become so widely used that it is now an expectation of consumers.

Users today do not typically feel the need to enter anything more than “sports bar” when looking for somewhere nearby to enjoy tonight’s game. Instead, they believe that their device and the apps it uses will automatically make an assumption about their location for them. Any sort of site or app that does not comply with this is quickly perceived as irrelevant by the consumer, and repeat usage is unlikely.

The Right Now Consumer

The final persona that Google developed through exploration of micro-moments is the right now consumer. This type of consumer finds satisfaction in things that are most immediate and convenient for them. This trend has become very apparent recently.

Google reports that today, “smartphone users are 50% more likely to expect to purchase something immediately while using their smartphone compared to a year ago.” This means that less time is being spent within the customer journey as users today are more apt to complete a transaction immediately from their device rather than later through non-mobile means.

Final Considerations

What this means for marketers is that they need to pay more attention to these micro-moments in order to better understand their target consumers, and which category each of those consumers fall into. This kind of attention to detail will greatly aid in any marketer’s efforts to better understand the customer journey, which will ultimately lead to better generation of sales.

3 Highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show is an event for all those around the world who are passionate about the business of consumer technologies. This event garners some serious attention. With over 180,000 attendees between January 9-12, it was certainly a hotspot for many digital professionals.

As always, some products and services stood out in the crowd. Many vendors were trying to create unique and unusual displays that would be sure to peak the interest of CES attendees. Below are the 3 most talked about booths from the conference. Enjoy!

Weird and Unusual

One great way to stand out and get attention is to be alarmingly different from everything else. This was the main idea behind the booth for Psychasec, which featured bodies in bags and more that were encapsulated for all to see. The bodies of course were fake, but they still made quite a statement.

In reality, the booth was never supposed to be for Psychasec at all, because Psychasec does not exist. This booth was actually used as a promotion tactic for an upcoming Netflix show called “Altered Carbon”. The premise of the show is set roughly 300 in the future where technology has made it possible for bodies to be interchanged between humans, thus allowing people to evade death.

Google’s Giant Gumball Machine

As always, Google made quite a splash at this year’s CES conference. The search engine giant set its sights on highlighting its new Google Assistant. This form of artificial intelligence is designed to aid the user in over 1 million actions such as answering questions.

In order to get CES attendees to interact with the machine, Google reps would hand out a giant coin that when entered into the giant gumball machine, would activate the Google Assistant. According to Adweek, people lined up to ask the Google Assistant all sorts of questions like ““What sound does a hippopotamus make?” and “What is Picasso’s full name?”.

These interactions did not only provide participants with answers, but also with prizes. The gumball machine would spit out all sorts of items like security cameras, smart speakers, and gift cards. Adweek reported that Google planned to award 1,400 prizes each day of the show through its giant gumball machine.

Virtual Reality Boxing Match

As momentum continues to grow behind the topic of virtual reality, many companies are jumping on board. At CES, Floyd Mayweather debuted his own virtual reality experience. Mayweather performed a demonstration of his game, the “Mayweather Boxing & Fitness Virtual Reality Program”, which was very well received.

The boxing legend, who ended his career with a 50-0 record, was a hit with guests. Not only were they excited to see Mayweather in action, but they also seemed to really enjoy the product he was featuring. Adweek reports that the game will only be available through the Mayweather Boxing Club gyms for the initial release period.

Mayweather spoke of the experience in a short news conference by saying, ““This is just the beginning, introducing everyone to what we’re going to do in the future”. We here at Onimod Global are certainly excited to see what the future holds!