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

Nov 19, 2015 - 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. Comments

Welcome to the new era of B2B video

watching-video Nov 12, 2015 - Contrary to popular belief, the creative execution of video content for B2B marketing has recently improved greatly. Here are some examples that even rival the quality of B2C ads. Comments

Why your holiday marketing strategy needs unboxing videos

opening-box Nov 5, 2015 - Unboxing videos are taking YouTube by storm, and retailers like Toys"R"Us are experiencing high levels of engagement after including this tactic into their holiday marketing strategy. Comments

5 strategies for last-minute Halloween marketing on Twitter

halloween-twitter-flickr Oct 29, 2015 - Thanks to the advent of social media, it's never too late to launch time-sensitive holiday campaigns. Here's how you can use Twitter to engage with consumers right before Halloween. Comments

5 holiday shopping trends to watch

samsung-smartphone Oct 22, 2015 - Advertisers that are currently in the process of churning out holiday marketing campaigns in anticipation of the upcoming shopping season should take note of these five digital trends. Comments

How Target's new ads show the real value of Shazam

shazam-to-shop Oct 15, 2015 - Target's ability to incorporate Shazam as a pillar of its latest ad campaign exemplifies the future of cross-channel innovation with the user experience at the core of brand strategy. Comments

Brand vs. brand: social media showdowns in the world of marketing

duel Oct 8, 2015 - Marketing via social media platforms like Twitter lets brands communicate directly with consumers and each other, creating a chance to challenge competitors and assert dominance. Comments

3 Steps to a Better Site Redesign

bust-out-shutterstock-234718090 Oct 1, 2015 - Though a challenging project, site redesigns and updates are necessary to ensure consistent user engagement. Are you ready to modify your website? Here are three tips to help you get started. Comments

The Year of Online Video: What We Saw and What's Next for Brands

online-video-advertising Sep 24, 2015 - Advances in online video during 2015 indicate that this medium is a choice advertising format for brands. What predictions can industry experts make for future progress? Comments

How Snuggle Is Using a Brand Community to Engage Customers Like Never Before

snuggle-and-blanket Sep 17, 2015 - Rather than depend exclusively on social media platforms, brands like Snuggle have cultivated their own online communities to effectively boost customer engagement and product sales. Comments

Storytelling or Telling Stories? Why Authenticity Rules

open-book Sep 10, 2015 - These examples of brands effectively telling stories via advertising underscore the notion that authenticity is an integral aspect of a successful content marketing strategy. Comments

Your Mobile-Only Customer Experience Guidebook

shutterstock-234409663-buy-buttons Sep 3, 2015 - Portable and intimate by design, mobile devices are ideal for driving e-commerce sales. Here are suggestions to help enhance your marketing strategy by improving the customer experience. Comments

3 Auto Brand Films, 3 Vital Lessons in Storytelling

brand-storytelling-shutterstock-248402137 Aug 27, 2015 - Auto brand advertisers are known for expertly communicating authentic brand messages via highly compelling narratives. Here are three examples of their sterling storytelling skills. Comments

Long Live Long-Form: The Hidden Value of Blogs

Knowledge Aug 20, 2015 - Marketers shouldn't discount the power of long-form blogs because they're conducive to high levels of engagement from potential consumers. Comments

3 Back-to-School Marketing Strategies With Merit

shop-back-to-school-shutterstock-303577307 Aug 13, 2015 - Innovative marketing tactics allow brands like Old Navy to thrive during the back-to-school shopping season. These insights can help marketers cogently target consumers. Comments

Creating Social Influencer Content That Counts

social-data-understand Aug 7, 2015 - Social media's evolution as a pillar of marketing strategy requires social influencers to produce compelling content. Here are ways to design a dynamic social influencer campaign. Comments

Emotion in Ads: Does Sentiment Sell?

emotional-marketing Jul 30, 2015 - Brands like Coca-Cola are increasingly integrating emotional intelligence into their digital campaigns to measure success via consumer sentiment. Comments

Periscope Marketing 101: Lessons from 3 New Campaigns

periscopelogo Jul 23, 2015 - According to Twitter, Periscope's helps brands to "forge a more personal relationship with consumers." Dunkin' Donuts, GE and St-Germain are three brands doing it right. Comments

5 Surefire Ways to Alienate Your Target Audience (And How to Avoid Them)

marketing-platform Jul 16, 2015 - Being on a single channel or the wrong channels altogether; being offensive or irrelevant; and sticking with mobile banners, rather than native ads, are a few common mistakes marketers make. Comments

3 Secrets to Branded Mobile App Engagement

mobile-apps Jul 9, 2015 - People have a lot of apps on their smartphones and they spend a lot of time using them. Brands like Visa and Volkswagen understand this and tailor their mobile marketing accordingly. Comments

Marketing Music-How Heineken, Coca-Cola, and Beefeater Connected With Consumers Through Song

music-image Jul 6, 2015 - Audio has the capacity to communicate authenticity and stick with listeners, and brands have come a long way from the jingles of days gone by. Comments

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