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Experts examine how to better measure and optimize marketing initiatives, including testing what matters, improving conversion rates, and assessing quantitative and qualitative data.

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The First Month in Start-Up/SME Marketing Part 2

Jun 18, 2014 - The second part in this five-part series details how to create a marketing strategy, how to ensure people are on board with it, and how to plan its immediate and long-term execution. Comments

"Moneyball" vs. Creative: Where Data and Marketing Collide

creative-data-collision Jun 16, 2014 - Data and creative teams need to come together in order to achieve the best possible outcomes from your marketing efforts. Comments

Smart Digital Marketing and Analytics: Increasing Returns, Not Just Spikes

analytics-shutterstock-139983946 Jun 13, 2014 - Good digital marketing and optimization isn't just about a big launch or inconsistent participation. It is a gradual process, which with continued focus over time will provide increasing returns. Comments

Do You Have the Right Framework for Measuring Success?

pr-measurement Jun 12, 2014 - The development of meaningful key performance indicators (KPIs) is often critical to an organization's success, as it sets the tone and the agenda for the business. Comments

5 Ways to Use Your Visitors’ Cognitive Biases to Your Advantage

cognitive-bias Jun 10, 2014 - At its core, conversion optimization is all about psychology. Make sure you understand how people think and what motivates them in their decision-making and leverage that knowledge to optimize your marketing. Comments

Adobe: Analyzing, Testing, Optimizing & Personalizing Pays Off [Survey]

shutterstock-116666203 Jun 6, 2014 - While 75 percent of respondents in Adobe's 2014 Digital Marketing Optimization Survey say personalization is a way to convert visitors into customers, most are limited by budgets, time, or skill sets. Comments

Don't Let Big Data Play Games With Your Brain

data-brain Jun 5, 2014 - The next time you see a pattern, a connection, or a correlation, remember that you may not be the best person to determine if it passes the smell test. You will do your best work in collaboration with a proper subject matter expert. Comments

The Case for Long Scrolling Pages

computer-mouse-hand Jun 5, 2014 - Long scrolling pages are often able to engage visitors with a stimulating visual design, which most likely will lead to higher conversion rates over time. Comments

On the Path to Advanced Analytics, Data Silos Are Still a Major Stumbling Block

digital-marketing-data-silos-3 Jun 4, 2014 - The use of advanced analytics in marketing has been fundamentally stifled by challenges related to data silos. Marketers need to get all their data scattered across silos into one location. Comments

The Multi-Device UX Design Solution: Why Tablet Is "Just Right"

manytablets Jun 3, 2014 - Tablets, which continue to eat up market share, are not just "middle of the road" options when it comes to design. They offer a "medium-sized" view that might be "just right" for all your digital touch points. Comments

Google Satellite Internet Project Will Cost More Than $1 Billion

Google has bought drone company Titan Aerospace quashing Facebook purchase rumours Jun 2, 2014 - Google is apparently looking to extend Internet access across the globe by spending big on new satellites. Comments

Could the Microsoft-Salesforce Partnership Signal a Future Acquisition?

microsoft-salesforce Jun 2, 2014 - The partnership features an integration that will be beneficial for end users and is clearly a win for Salesforce, but experts wonder what the deal means for Microsoft’s future. Comments

Convergence Growing Pains in TV and Retail Marketing

pyramid-1 Jun 2, 2014 - We need to "invert the pyramid" of a top-down model so that brands are listening and really want to learn what their customers want, instead of relying on analog trend-spotting capabilities. Comments

6 Tools for Cost-Effective Website Usability Testing

Funnel May 27, 2014 - There's a growing community of crowdsourced remote usability testing options avaiable for marketers. Here are six of the top tools. Comments

Going Beyond the Implementation: 3 Steps for Optimizing Your Digital Analytics Installation

big-data-action May 26, 2014 - Report creation, education, and iteration can help you optimize and better your organization. Comments

New HP Optimost Release Includes Cloud-Based A/B Testing

hp-autonomy May 23, 2014 - The new features promise quick testing for non-technical folks with a more user-friendly design tool. Comments

Pinterest Adds Business Insights to Its Arsenal

pinterest-log-in May 23, 2014 - The addition of Business Insights to Pinterest will allow marketers to better determine which of their pins are really driving traffic and which of their boards are getting the most engagement. Comments

10 Things Not to Do as a Digital Analyst

what-not-to-do May 22, 2014 - Here is a collection of 10 harmful, but preventable, things you shouldn't be doing as a digital analyst. Comments

Does Digital Marketing Success Depend on Reinvention?

adobe May 21, 2014 - Adobe's new enhancements, including predictive analytical capabilities and Live Stream, are among the innovations that have prompted such rapid change in the marketing world. Comments

Baidu Challenges Google as it Extends Into Silicon Valley

Artificial Intelligence May 20, 2014 - Baidu has opened a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab in Silicon Valley to compete with its tech rivals in China and the U.S. Comments

Data-Fluency: A Requirement for Everyone in Media, Marketing, and PR

big-data-screen May 20, 2014 - Data is everyone's domain. In any facet of marketing, media, or PR, data is your responsibility and should be a meta skill like writing a persuasive email or giving a presentation. Comments

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