Technology with Purpose: Creating Unforgettable Brand Experiences

In the fast-paced world of marketing, technology has become an indispensable ally for brands seeking to stand out and connect effectively with their consumers.


At Asylum, we have been leading the regional marketing and communications market for over 15 years and have witnessed firsthand how technology, when used with a clear and strategic purpose, can transform the way brands interact with their audience.

I’m David Pinilla, Senior VP of Technology and Business Intelligence at Asylum, and I want to share with you how we are leveraging technology and working with our clients to create and enhance brand experiences.

At Asylum, our commitment is to find innovative and personalized solutions that not only meet our clients’ business objectives but also create a lasting emotional impact on their consumers.


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Technology can be a powerful engine for creativity and efficiency in marketing. Through the correct selection and integration of technological tools, we can take brands to new levels of interaction and loyalty with their audiences, thus making technology a key piece in our strategic approach to delivering tangible and meaningful results to our clients.

Starting with the Customer Experience

I want to begin by quoting a phrase I find extremely relevant from an iconic figure in the world of technology and innovation:


“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.” – Steve Jobs


This phrase encapsulates the essence and true power of technology, which lies in how it can enhance the customer experience and not just in the technology itself.


With the exponential growth of technologies available focused on marketing (MarTech), it is easy to fall into the trap of wanting to try and adopt every new tool that appears.


According to the MarTech Map and the Chief MarTech report, there are over 14,106 marketing-focused technologies mapped for the current year, a significant increase from the more than 11,000 technologies recorded last year.


This wide range of options can be overwhelming, but it is crucial to remember that not all technologies will be suitable for our specific purposes in our businesses or the commercial objectives we have projected.

Consumer Transformation

Digitalization has radically transformed consumer expectations. We are all consumers, and as such, we have experienced how technology has changed the way we interact with brands, services, and products.


Today, consumers expect interactions and relationships with speed, convenience, and constant availability. These expectations have forced brands to redefine their strategies to meet the needs of the modern consumer.


As consumers, we are increasingly diversified in our interactions with brands. The standardization of communication and traditional use cases are no longer effective or sufficient. Audiences are diverse and react differently to various value propositions. Therefore, personalization and empathy have become fundamental elements to connect with consumers meaningfully.


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Creating Emotional Connections

One of the biggest challenges brands face today is standing out in a saturated market. We all want our audiences to see us differently from our competitors.


This is where creating emotional connections comes into play. These connections are crucial for consumers to evaluate and value our brands uniquely.


There are two key dimensions to achieving these emotional connections:

  1. Entertainment
  2. Knowledge


Brands must identify which of these aspects aligns best with their purpose and how they can integrate them into their strategies. Additionally, as mentioned earlier, personalization and empathy are essential to understanding our consumers and offering them relevant experiences.

Framework for Strengthening Technological Purpose

To ensure that technology fulfills its purpose in our marketing strategies, I share with you a simple three-stage framework that can help materialize this:


  1. Purpose Identification. It is essential to strategically reflect on the purpose of the technologies we are using. Engaging our audiences and key stakeholders in this process is crucial to validate and align our goals with their expectations and help us validate this purpose.
  2. Technology Integration. Do the homework. Carefully evaluate and select the technologies that align with our purpose. We must be very selective. It is also essential to train our team and actively adopt these technologies.
  3. Implementation and Evaluation. After implementation, it is crucial to conduct pilot tests and measure the results in real-time. Continuously monitoring, receiving feedback, and improving based on the collected data is essential to ensure our strategies are working as expected.


And to complement, we do not have to do everything alone. We can form strategic alliances with experts, agencies, platforms, and technology companies to accelerate this process of implementation and adoption.


Technology has historically been an extension of the human body. Today, we have reached a point where we also extend the mind.

Conclusion on Technology with Purpose

Technology is here to complement us, extend us, and help us. In this sense, the purpose in technology is essential to enhance consumer experiences.


By focusing on identifying the purpose, properly integrating technology, and continuous implementation and evaluation, we can create meaningful emotional connections and stand out in a saturated market.


At Asylum, our invitation is to co-create these experiences, define that purpose, and continue adopting marketing-focused technologies. The key lies in understanding and empathizing with our consumers, using the available and suitable technological tools to offer experiences that connect with them in a personalized way and become unforgettable.

David Pinilla

Extensive experience in managerial, creative, strategic, and operational roles working for industry-leading companies in the technology, advertising, and marketing sectors, with clients in Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

Passionate about creative solutions through technology and a strong affinity for business development, commercial strategies, and consultative and innovative processes for over +18 years, being part of successful teams, building and maintaining high-level relationships, and leading impactful initiatives and projects, driving digital transformation across the region.

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