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The Marketer Happiness Quotient: Technology Is Your Friend

Sep 9, 2014 - A study shows that marketing departments have lots of room to improve when it comes to employee engagement. Technology, and specifically marketing automation technology, can be the key to increasing your employee engagement rates. Comments

The Content Is You!

content Aug 26, 2014 - Great content is often the key to better engagement, and in turn, more conversions. What's the key to great content? Make what you produce more personal. Comments

Why Marketing Automation Makes Sense Now

automation-shutterstock-136061006 Aug 12, 2014 - Marketing automation tools allow marketers to identify and target potential customers when they need it most, leading to higher engagement rates and ultimately, more sales. Comments

The 4 Cs of Customer Engagement: The People Want Content!

four-cs-customer-engagement Jul 29, 2014 - When your goal is to create amazing customer experiences that build engagement and earn loyalty, your data-driven content priorities should become these "four Cs": choice, customization, connect, and communicate. Comments

Great Marketing Technology Cannot Succeed Without Great Strategy

marketing-organization Jul 15, 2014 - Without developing the right marketing strategy for your company, even the best marketing automation technology won't help you succeed. Comments

Content Marketing Is Within Reach for Small Teams

content-marketing-within-reach Jul 1, 2014 - Marketing automation tools can help marketers amplify their precious resources to get the most out of their content marketing campaigns. Comments

Connecting With the Anonymous Customer

anonymous Jun 17, 2014 - In many ways, consumers are always figuring out how to live a seamless offline and digital life. It's marketers who are still catching up. Comments

The Value of Self-Reported Interests: A Preference Center Story

preference-center Jun 3, 2014 - Developing a simple preference center will balance the need for customers to make choices and for marketers to present new ideas and offerings. Comments

Wherefore Art Thou Manners? Internet Trolls Are a Dark Side to Brand Engagement

Image of a horrible online troll at a computer May 20, 2014 - Are brands too sensitive? Should they be wary of opening themselves up to negative feedback on social channels, or take the risk in the hopes of deeper engagement with customers? Comments

Investing in Trust to Gain Loyalty

Concept image of building trust May 6, 2014 - As the industry continues to turn toward data-driven marketing, marketers need to dedicate resources to strengthening the trust between consumers and brands. Comments

Upgrade Your Analytics Insights With Fractional Attribution

multi-channel-attribution Apr 22, 2014 - The insights that can be gleaned from effective attribution analysis can be very powerful for marketers - so why aren't we all doing it? Comments

Is Big Data Really Working for Marketers?

big-data-screen Apr 8, 2014 - At a roundtable discussion at ClickZ Live New York last week, the question of whether or not Big Data, or any data analytics at all, are working for marketers was addressed. Comments

Is What’s Old Really New in Direct Marketing?

direct-marketing Mar 25, 2014 - Many successful multi-channel marketers are finding out that our roots in good old direct and database marketing are powerful assets in our new "big data" world. Comments

The Power of Customer Engagement Is in Your Hands

engagement-consideration-seo Mar 11, 2014 - Engagement is not an event, it's a commitment - a nurturing process across channels. It's time that marketers become "engagement engineers" in order to capture higher share. Comments

Do You Need Data Breach Readiness?

data-breach-shutterstock-135704429 Feb 25, 2014 - A sad fact of our time is that every company is at real risk for a criminal data breach, so a proactive approach is not only good for business, it's good for customers, too. Comments

Is Our Future Programmatic?

automation-shutterstock-87320653 Feb 11, 2014 - Programmatic marketing will likely be a big driver of display and other digital spending in the coming year, as the programmatic approach benefits all players in the ecosystem. Comments

2014 Starting Off with Terrible PR for Marketers

An eye in close-up superimposted by a screen of random numbers Jan 28, 2014 - Between data breaches and Congressional hearings, the year has started on a sour note for marketers. What can we do to remedy the situation? Comments

Content is King. Again. Still.

king-crown Jan 14, 2014 - The key to success in 2014 and beyond is coordinating and synchronizing your content marketing with your marketing automation and marketing analytics. Comments

5 Myths (and Truths) About Big Data

big-data Dec 30, 2013 - Used responsibly, all that data has a very meaningful impact on our lives and the economy. It's time to clear up some of the myths surrounding big data and what it can do for marketers. Comments

To Prove Its Value, Put Big Data to Work Across the Business

Big Data sign hanging from ceiling Dec 17, 2013 - At the NCDM: Where Marketing Meets Big Data conference last week, many keynote speakers and other session leaders decried big data as too much hype and not enough value for marketers. Comments

Marketing Industry Takes a Hit When Government Goes Spying

stephaniemiller1 Nov 19, 2013 - The trend is clear: since July 2009, global government requests for Google users' information have more than doubled. What is the impact for marketers and how can we educate consumers? Comments

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