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To AI or not to AI, that is the prompt

by Chris Perkins



As the advertising and marketing industry evolves, AI tools in marketing and advertising have become increasingly prevalent, if not almost impossible to avoid. While there are certainly benefits to utilizing these tools, there are also evident drawbacks to consider. This blog post will explore the pros and cons of AI-powered marketing and advertising content creation.


Increased efficiency: AI tools can process large amounts of data quickly and accurately. This means that tasks such as analyzing customer behavioral data, creating personalized content, and managing ad campaigns can be done more efficiently, freeing up time for marketers to focus on other higher-order tasks.

Improved targeting: One of the biggest advantages of using AI in marketing and advertising is the ability to target specific audiences by leveraging recent user data. AI tools can analyze vast amounts of data to identify patterns and preferences in consumer behavior, allowing marketers to create highly targeted campaigns that are more likely to resonate with their intended audience.

Cost-effective: AI tools can help reduce costs associated with marketing and advertising. By automating data analysis, ad placement, and content creation tasks, AI can help companies save considerable amounts of money on labor costs.


Lack of creativity: While AI tools can help streamline certain tasks, they may not be as effective in creative endeavors. Creating truly engaging and original content requires a level of creativity that AI may not be able to match for the foreseeable future, if ever.

Inaccuracy: While AI tools are designed to be accurate, they are far from infallible. Errors can and do occur, particularly in tasks such as natural language processing or non-linear data progressions. We always review any work created with AI to ensure that it hasn’t served up a hallucination, the most apt description of the type of errors these tools are prone to occasionally.

Ethical concerns: As AI tools become more advanced, there are concerns about their potential impact on society. For example, some worry that AI-powered ad campaigns could perpetuate harmful stereotypes or reinforce existing biases. We’re always certain these issues aren’t showing up in work we’ve developed with AI tools, as it sometimes cooks up some doozies.

Despite these risks and evident drawbacks, the number of AI marketing and advertising tools and their use will continue growing rapidly. According to a recent report by Markets & Markets, the AI in marketing market is expected to reach $6.5 billion by 2025. As companies look to stay competitive in an increasingly digital world, we expect to be both wowed and shocked by what it creates, and our team will be proceeding with caution to ensure we avoid our work having more wows than oh no’s!


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  2. "The Pros and Cons of AI in Marketing" - Forbes
  3. "What’s Next for AI and Marketing?" - Adweek