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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!

Is Blockchain the Next Big Thing in Digital Marketing?

Recent use of blockchain in cryptocurrencies is leading experts to believe that its uses may go far beyond the crypto market. This technology could be utilized in many different ways, particularly in digital marketing and advertising. While it is still early, the possibilities of blockchain have caused quite a stir in the digital world.

What Is Blockchain?

As defined by Don and Alex Tapscott, “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”

BlockGeeks released an article that breaks this definition down in many different ways. This article quotes several experts in an attempt to break down the technical jargon in a way that makes it easy for every reader to understand the concept of blockchain.

Specialist William Mougayar explains blockchain by comparing the differences between a typical Word document and a Google doc. The major difference between the two is that the Word document can only be accessed by one user at a time, while the Google doc can have multiple authors editing it simultaneously. Mougayar goes on to explain that many systems in today’s society are like that of the Word document, and the blockchain is revolutionizing this system with its Google doc qualities.


The most notable qualities of a blockchain, as given by BlockGeeks, are:

  1. It cannot be controlled by any single entity
  2. It has no single point of failure

This means that no one can alter or corrupt the data within a blockchain. This keeps everything honest and transparent, which as we have discussed in our article, “The Importance of Transparency in Digital Marketing”, is incredibly important to consumers. The entire concept of using the blockchain in digital marketing and advertising is to create a better experience for the consumer.

Consumers are the center of the marketing world. Without them, our efforts would be meaningless. That is why blockchain is such a game changer. It provides ways in which to enrich the consumer experience, and put more power in their hands.

While this may not bode well for major digital advertising platforms like Google and Facebook, it is ultimately the consumer that we have to keep in mind when considering the future of this compelling technology.

The Importance of Digital Marketing in Business

Many people still have their doubts about the immense effect that digital marketing can have on a particular product or service. A common caveat of marketing is that its results are not always entirely measurable. We have already discussed the internal struggle organizations have between finance and marketing departments in our article, “Ending the War Between Finance and Marketing Departments in Your Company”, but this issue is a bit different.

Now we are talking about companies that question their marketing strategy altogether. Is digital marketing really that important? Let’s explain why the answer to that question should always be a resounding “Yes!”

Keeping Up With Consumers

One of the biggest benefits of digital marketing is that it allows your business to keep its finger on the pulse of consumer culture. An article from Mashable highlights a recent report stating that there are currently over 3 billion active social media accounts around the world. This means that half of the global population is using social media every single day.

This consumer base is so incredibly large that there is no reason why it should ever be overlooked. Digital marketing strategies are focused around these kind of users, and getting them to purchase products and services of virtually any company. Without such strategies, your business is missing out on truly massive opportunities.

It is also a common misbelief that these avid social media users exclusively consist of tech-savvy millennials, meaning that they are worthless to companies targeting other age groups. This is, of course, completely false.

Use of smartphones and tablets increased in every age grouping between 2015-2016, according to a Nielsen report. This same report states that smartphones reach 85% of all 35-49 year olds, and 60% of all 50+ year olds. Clearly, digital devices are not just for kids. To learn more about marketing specifically to older age groups, please take a look at our article, “How to Reach Senior Citizens Using Digital Marketing”.

Digital marketing can do more than just help you access your target audience. An article by SmartInsights discusses 10 of the biggest reasons why your company needs a digital marketing strategy. Some of the reasons listed are:

  • Provides Direction
  • Integrated Business Strategy
  • Avoids Wasting Money
  • Optimization

Not All Agencies Are Created Equal

When implementing a digital marketing strategy, many companies look to outside professionals at a digital marketing agency. These agencies provide specialized knowledge in all of the major digital mediums and paid online advertising platforms.

CampaignLive released a publication by Brent Trimble detailing the process of choosing such an agency, and what to look for in the very best of them. Trimble highlights many important features of digital marketing.

It is always crucial to remember that there is so much more to digital marketing than social media posts and Google Adwords. Not every business requires much in terms of digital marketing, but typically, those looking into partnering with an agency have more complex wants and needs from their digital campaigns.

Trimble expresses similar opinions as he says, “Impressions, clicks, click-through-rates, starts and stops are easily obtained by basic web analytic platforms like Google Analytics. This is useful information and certainly important, but true data science requires more patience and talent investment.”

In the world of digital marketing, you get what you pay for. Many agencies are primarily driven by the bottom line: profit for themselves. This can leave organizations to wonder which angency is really worth trusting with their future investments. When searching for a credible agency, Trimble suggests that companies focus on the 3 C’s:

  • Consequential: What is the effect that your company will have on this agency? Where do you rank in terms of size when compared to their other clients? This can help you determine how significant your business is to the agency and if you will stand out to them, or if you are just another drop in the bucket.
  • Chemistry: What kind of a relationship do you have with the agency? Sometimes when the numbers and statistics are put aside, you can begin to focus on the feeling that you get from a certain agency. If you cannot say that you would genuinely enjoy working with the agency and its representatives, then it probably will not be a good fit.
  • Case Study: Can they prove that they are up to snuff? Past behavior is the single most important predictor of future behavior. An agency grounded in successful past case studies will likely be able to produce similar results for you and your business.

Onimod Global

Naturally, we would like to use this opportunity to tell you about the digital marketing expertise that we have to offer here at Onimod Global. We strongly believe in the impacts of digital marketing, and that we are a credible agency that is qualified to deliver positive results to a wide variety of clients.

Our approach is based around working closely with your organization on an ongoing basis to adapt and stay ahead of your competition in a dynamic digital marketplace. We combine experienced and knowledgeable talent with world-class technologies to efficiently create digital marketing programs that deliver real results.

Learn more by visiting our website, or scroll through several of our client case studies by clicking HERE.