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Walmart: Traditional Media Alive and Well

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Digital should be key to any marketing plan, but traditional media can’t be ignored.

“You can’t be all-digital,” Tony Rogers, Walmart’s senior vice president of marketing, said yesterday in a session at the Shopper Marketing Summit.

Tony Rogers
Tony Rogers. Photo by Brian Morrison Photography

Not everyone is able to, or wants to, be wired 24/7, so traditional media is still a vital marketing component, said Rogers.

At Walmart, for instance, TV and print still do very well, said Rogers.

“You have to blend your media,” he said.

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Walmart does so by evaluating all forms of new media, and integrating them into its marketing plan when appropriate, according to Rogers.

Among other efforts, the retailer has built a huge Facebook following, launched a mobile shopping app and is exploring new areas like digital displays, he said.

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