Happy Thanksgiving from the ClickZ team!

Nov 26 - Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at ClickZ! With so much to be thankful for, we hope each of you has an amazing Turkey Day. Gobble gobble!

Tweets of the Week: AMAs and Adele keep brands rocking, while also saying thanks

tweets-of-the-week-dwts-bindi-irwin Nov 25 - Between "The American Music Awards," "Dancing With the Stars", and the launch of Adele's record-breaking album "25," Twitter was awash with singing and dancing this week. Oh and don't forget the Thanksgiving...

4 tips for growing your email list with opt-in

emailmarketing-603x403 Nov 25 - By using these four tips in conjunction with the formula for acquisition conversion rate, email marketers can significantly boost opt-in frequency for subscriber lists.

Getting it right with social when everything we know is wrong

do-the-right-thing Nov 25 - Though still relatively new to the marketing sphere, social media has undergone many incarnations. As a communication tool, what is its true branding value and purpose?

A data game: will the winner take it all?

actionable-data-flickr Nov 25 - Interpreting the granular signals of smart data, will be a crucial way for marketers to outperform their peers, says Lenovo's Sivadasan, who keynoted at ClickZ Live Chicago.

How to use Pinterest Group Boards to drive traffic and increase engagement

pinterest-fashion-popular-500 Nov 24 - Here's how you can effectively use Group Boards on Pinterest and leverage the social platform as a marketing channel, to increase engagement and drive traffic to brands' websites.

Why Twitter's removal of share counts is a big pain in the ass

twitter-eggs Nov 24 - Last week, Twitter removed share counts as part of a change to its widely used tweet and follow buttons. This update has implications on Twitter and publishers alike.

Are you ready for Small Business Saturday?

smbs-flickr-6405355135-9a009e3c58-z Nov 24 - Marketers are preparing to pull out all the stops to compete for consumers' attention during the most epic shopping weekend of the holiday season. Here's how SMBs can get in on the action.

One profile to serve them all: how a unified customer view drives mar-tech bliss

one-ring-to-rule-flickr-13583362554-97d89bede0-b Nov 24 - In anticipation of Black Friday, we explain the advantages of a universal consumer profile; improving B2C interactions via personalization and enhancing the customer journey.

How brands promoted themselves in the lead up to Alibaba's Singles Day

asos-gif-singles-day-love Nov 23 - Thousands of brands participate in Alibaba's e-commerce shopping holiday, Singles Day. Here is how ASOS, Xiaomi, and Zalora have found ways to stand out from the crowd.

Traveling at the speed of culture: can marketing automation keep up?

oreo-bling-bling Nov 23 - For successful brand campaigns that emerge based on real-time reactions to culturally relevant events, marketing automation capitalizes on these moments by driving consumer engagement.

6 strategy questions to address before you design and build a mobile-friendly site (or app)

bing-mobile-friendly Nov 23 - A mobile-friendly site (or app) is not an end; it is a means to that end. To avoid failure, disappointment and embarrassment, companies must set clear business objectives, do the due diligence on who...

Technology and innovation open new opportunities for O2O retail, starting in Asia

google-eddystone-overall-graphic-070915 Nov 22 - New technology, like Google's Physical Web, combined with other e-commerce innovations from Asia, signify the evolution of O2O as a dominant force within the retail marketing sphere.

ClickZ Live Chicago: What are the big trends to look out for in 2016?

miss-cleo-french-toast-cereal Nov 20 - An increase in not com domains, beacons, further foray into the physical web and more cross-platform distribution networks are a few future trends predicted by a panel at ClickZ Live Chicago.

3 takeaways from Social Media Week Chicago

chicago-mural Nov 20 - Relevance as a quantifiable concept and brands themselves being influencers were a couple of eye-openers I picked up from spending a day at Social Media Week.

Building brand advocates in a connected world

my-gen-1 Nov 20 - To create brand advocates and ultimately increase conversion efficiency, connect and engage with audiences by leveraging social media platforms such as Facebook.

Amazon’s first physical bookstore: offline’s death has been exaggerated

bookstore-1 Nov 20 - Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar book outlet shows that physical stores still play a significant role in the customer purchase journey on the rise of online shopping.

TV everywhere: the new marketer opportunity

tv-homepage-flickr-2784547940-0c076e305b-z Nov 20 - As the progressive momentum of Apple TV and streaming sites like Netflix continues to make traditional video a thing of the past, marketers must prepare to cater to a multi-screen world.

Why should marketers care about image recognition technology?

baby-face Nov 19 - Major technology companies and e-commerce platforms – such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Pinterest and Alibaba – have been investing in image recognition technology in order to stand out in their category...

Cyber Friday: Why this is the year Black Friday will play out online

mobile-first-christmas-8302267342-3a909e4dd7-z Nov 19 - As the countdown to Black Friday continues, this year's mad dash to high profit margins will be characterized by a cross-device digital marketing approach, with emphasis on mobile.

How meaningful is your campaign attribution?

to-deposit-or-not-to-deposit-that-is-the-question-journal Nov 19 - Of all the ways clicks are generated while navigating website touchpoints, which attribution model is most effective at successfully inciting substantial conversions?


Yahoo Gemini slows down Q3 paid search growth

yahoo-image Oct 13 - Yahoo migrated part of its search traffic to its own properties at the end of Q2 of this year. The shift is believed to have caused a decline in paid search budgets but is this just an interim trend?


Happy Thanksgiving from the Search Engine Watch team

Nov 26 - Join us as we set our 'out of office' till Monday 30 November and find the roomiest pair of sweatpants in our wardrobe...

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