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.

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

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

Brand Sponsored Content via New gTLDs as Channels – the Soap Opera of the Future?

brandgtldoptions Jun 18, 2014 - With half of the world's top brands launching their own gTLD or channel of the Internet, the concept of building out content in these new spaces will shift how we consume our entertainment and how consumer goods companies reach their target audiences. Comments

Twitter Adds Weather Data to Its Targeting Arsenal

weatherchannel Jun 16, 2014 - The Weather Company and Twitter have partnered to allow brands and marketers to tap into weather data to better target users. Comments

Facebook to Sell Web Browsing Data to Advertisers

facebook-mobile-blue Jun 12, 2014 - The social network will also begin to tell advertisers what apps consumers have downloaded in an effort to better target users with personalized ads. Comments

The State of Data-Driven Marketing

big-data-action Jun 12, 2014 - Data-driven marketing isn't just the strategy du jour, but the future of online advertising, and marketers need to get on board. Comments

Smart Homes: A New Marketing Paradigm

smart-home Jun 2, 2014 - The rise in popularity of the smart home presents exciting opportunities for marketers to better understand their customers and improve the customer experience. Comments

A Closer Look at Data Mechanics and Your Mobile Marketing

big-data-action May 28, 2014 - Mobile data is being defined and developed as we speak, so mobile is a great place for marketers to begin to take hold of their own data destiny. Comments

New Survey Points to Retargeting's Successes and Growing Pains

retargeting-magnifying-glass May 28, 2014 - If social media ad exchanges continue to push mobile retargeting forward, the industry is poised for rapid expansion. Comments

Facebook-Publicis Ad Partnership Centers on Data

partnership2014 May 27, 2014 - Publicis' recent partnership with Facebook highlights the importance of social data in today’s digital marketing ecosystem. 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

Think It’s Too Costly to Build Your Own Social Platform? Think Again

marketing-platform May 21, 2014 - New services allow brands to develop integrated solutions with existing and new social media, creating branded social platforms. Comments

Google and AOL Buy Marketing Attribution Start-Ups

attributioncompany May 8, 2014 - Google scoops up Adometry, while AOL will pay $101 million for marketing optimization platform Convertro. Comments

Programmatic Can Finally Prove the ROI of Social Media Investment

Social Media ROI Apr 30, 2014 - The techniques of programmatic marketing can be used both to make social campaigns more effective and to demonstrate that effectiveness with reliable metrics. Comments

Google and Samsung Among First to Sign New ICANN Registry Agreements for gTLDs

brandgtldoptions Apr 23, 2014 - The first group of brands has signed contracts with ICANN so that they can start using their new branded top-level domains. What new forms of advertising and marketing can we expect to see? Comments

Welcome to the Year of Wearables. Maybe.

fitbytes-wearabletech-jawboneup Apr 22, 2014 - As technology continues to evolve and innovate, the focus is shifting from mobile and what's in our hands to what we're wearing on our bodies. Comments

Twitter Brings Data Back With Gnip Acquisition

twitterimage Apr 16, 2014 - Twitter's latest acquisition is Gnip, a Colorado-based start-up that has worked closely with the social network for several years. Comments

Data - Action or Insight?

big-data-action Apr 11, 2014 - There is no shortage of data available to marketers, but are they doing enough with the data to move their business forward? Comments

When Real-Time Advertising Isn't Real Time

real-time Apr 2, 2014 - Real-time bidding (RTB) isn't always as real-time as you might think, as the bids are often based on data that is hours, or even days, old. If we want RTB to live up to its name, we have to make sure it's powered by real-time data. Comments

80% of Marketers Will Run Cross-Channel Marketing Campaigns in 2014 [Study]

cross-channel-marketing-experian Mar 31, 2014 - A new Experian report highlights survey data and gives step-by-step tips on how to address some of the most common cross-channel marketing challenges digital marketers face today. Comments

IBM Invests $100 Million to Expand Its Marketing Consulting Business

large-ibm-logo Mar 28, 2014 - IBM will spend $100 million to expand its data-driven capabilities and consulting strategy. This global effort will include 10 new labs and 1,000 new hires. Comments

Over 70 Percent of Marketers Fail to Target Consumers With Behavioral Data [Study]

behavioral-data-targeting Mar 27, 2014 - A recent study conducted by Razorfish and Adobe reveals that the majority of marketers lack the ability to tackle behavioral data. Comments

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