Data-Driven Marketing

Data-driven marketing requires marketers and their teams to be able to collect, integrate, and analyze data from external and internal sources - competitive intelligence reports, global market research, on-site and off-site customer activities, social interactions, and more.

Marketing experts and news team will explore the latest trends in data-driven marketing, including navigating the complex world of Big Data, best practices for targeting and retargeting ads, fine-tuning segmentation strategies, and being aware of the latest privacy regulations.

Mobile Targeting

Proximity Marketing With Beacons

Sep 19, 2014 - Beacons have the ability to accelerate the mobile shopping experience and create increased engagement with consumers. Here are some examples of companies utilizing the technology to influence purchasing behavior. Comments

The 5 Most Common Misconceptions on Attribution

attribution Sep 17, 2014 - Marketing attribution is vital to any company looking to understand the sales cycle. But before marketers dive in, they should be aware of these five misconceptions. Comments

Data Must Drive Your 2015 Digital Marketing Planning

imd-datafeeds-report-april2014 Sep 17, 2014 - Data gathering, analysis, activation and benchmarking are key to making sure that your email programs are as strong as they can be. Comments

Micro Moments: The Crown Jewel of the Customer Journey

locations-context Sep 15, 2014 - Using geo-fencing and geo-location technologies is an effective way to integrate and personalise the online to offline retail experience. Comments

Preparing for the Internet of Things

fitbytes-wearabletech-jawboneup Sep 14, 2014 - Wearable technologies are about to change the way we live, and that change is coming very soon. Being on top of this next generation of Internet is imperative to understanding future consumer trends. Comments

10 Online Shopping Personality Traits

Bargain shopper Sep 11, 2014 - Dramatically increase sales and boost margins by discovering what drives your shoppers to buy. Comments

2014 Is the Year of the Pigeon for Google’s Search Algorithm: Will 2015 Be the Year of the gTLD Cat?

shutterstock-135416996 Sep 10, 2014 - Thousands of new gTLDs will be launched in the next two years. Will Google's algorithm take this into account? Comments

How Will Amazon’s Ad Network Work for B2B?

amazon logo Sep 4, 2014 - Amazon's plans for its own ad network will have a huge impact on B2B marketers. How will you be able to use Amazon's data in your marketing efforts? Comments

The Beautiful Game...of Data

data2 Aug 28, 2014 - Instead of the commonly used "Moneyball" analogy, here's a look at how to use data to connect with consumers through the lens of another sport: soccer. Comments

Publisher Policy, Not Technology, Will Determine Programmatic Growth in China

programmatic Aug 13, 2014 - In order for programmatic to grow significantly in the Chinese market, publishers need to buy into the model - accessing and embracing the technology is the easy part. Comments

5 Things Your CEO Should Know About gTLDs

brandgtldoptions Aug 13, 2014 - As the Internet continues to evolve with the adoption and expansion of gTLDs, chief executives need to be prepared to evolve along with it. Here are the top five things CEOs need to know about the new gTLDs. Comments

Data vs. Insights – They’re Not the Same, Not Even Close

data-vs-insights-image Aug 12, 2014 - In order for marketers to get their message across, they need more than data - they need to give clients new insights about their consumers, their business, or their industry. Comments

Are You Bored by Tag Management?

tag-management1 Aug 11, 2014 - Tags allow marketers to conduct precise data collection and without them the analytics process can devolve into chaos. So, are you still bored with tag management? Comments

13 Metrics to Watch If Your Business Depends on Network Effects (Part 2)

metrics-that-matter Jul 27, 2014 - This is part two in a two-part series dedicated to helping businesses grow using a data-driven approach to network effects-based business models. Comments

Content Marketing, Native Advertising, and the Limits of Programmatic

programmatic Jul 23, 2014 - While native advertising can't really go programmatic, content marketing can, and can scale, yet another sign that programmatic is changing the digital advertising landscape as we know it. Comments

New Adap.tv Patent Ties Sales to Specific TV Ads

television-ad-money Jul 18, 2014 - With a new technology recognizing television-generated conversion, AOL's Adap.tv hopes to blur the line between digital and television advertising. Comments

Twitter Dives Deeper Into E-Commerce With CardSpring Acquisition

Twitter Money Jul 18, 2014 - The micro-blogging platform can now use CardSpring’s technology to track redemptions of offers delivered via Twitter Cards, as well as help businesses deliver relevant deals. Comments

Will the New gTLDs Spur Digital Innovation Away From the Home Page?

shutterstock-135416996 Jul 16, 2014 - With the acquisition of new top-level domains, many brands are forced to think about how to reinvent their Web experience. Will this be the push they need to think outside the box about what they could do in their digital spaces? Comments

A Big Data Hype Filter for B2B Marketers

Big data Jul 7, 2014 - As B2B marketers, we need to understand what Big Data can help us accomplish, and also what its shortcomings may be. Here are some questions to ask yourself in order to best put Big Data to use in your marketing strategies. Comments

13 Metrics to Watch If Your Business Depends on Network Effects (Part 1)

metrics-that-matter Jun 29, 2014 - Part one in a two-part series dedicated to helping businesses grow using a data-driven approach to network effects-based business models. Comments

8 Questions Your Retargeting Vendor Doesn't Want You to Ask

8questions Jun 25, 2014 - While there are many things you should ask a potential retargeting vendor, these eight fundamental questions are the right place to start. Comments

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