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A FULL ENGINE PERSPECTIVE

In the modern marketing world, shiny new tactics and tech dominate the conversation. But the marketing engine has many more dimensions. Our work takes in the full picture—identifying the most pressing problems to unlock the biggest opportunities.

Modern Craft Engine Model

THE MODERN MARKETING MANIFESTO

Even in this age of constant change, some principles are universal and timeless.
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STAND FOR SOMETHING

(a purpose beats a promise)

In this connected age, the way people and brands connect has changed. It’s less about choosing, more about joining. Less about an audience, more about a tribe. Less about what they buy and more about what they buy into.

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NEVER STAND STILL

(adapt and improve—constantly)

The biggest modern breakthroughs emerge from loop after loop of iteration, measurement and adaptation. From collaborative teams that think in products, not projects. And from an overriding obsession with real customer needs—even over the needs of the organization.

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CONNECT THE DOTS

(kill the silos—before they kill you)

Too often, silo-ed planning and execution results in sprawling, disconnected digital ecosystems—and fractured, disjointed experiences for customers. Great digital transcends these limits and puts the customer at the center. 

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EMPATHIZE AND HUMANIZE

(forge real relationships with real people)

Data has the power to teach us what our customers need—and then enable us to meet those needs directly. Great modern marketing builds on this principle to transform empathy into lasting relationships.

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GIVE TO RECEIVE

(know your tribe and serve them well)

Your mother was right, you get what you give. Great modern marketing starts with the realization that our most valuable customers are allies worth courting, not targets to be hunted.

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DO LESS, BETTER

(beware the mindset of more)

Resist the temptation to do more without asking “why?”. Great modern marketing emerges from clear priorities, a singular focus and the ability to ignore the endless “coulds” and concentrate on a handful of “shoulds”.

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BE YOUR OWN UNICORN

(go beyond best practices)

A hard look in the mirror beats a worried look at the competition. That’s because the best marketing strategy always starts with a recognition of your organization's unique challenges, assets and priorities.