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.

Internet of Things

Leading Question: How Will the Internet of Things Change Digital Marketing as We Know It?

Feb 6, 2014 - How will the Internet of Things impact digital marketers over the forthcoming year and where will we see the biggest changes? ClickZ asked a number of agency leaders their thoughts. Comments

Clear Channel and Horizon Media in Ambitious $100 Million U.S. Cross-Marketing Deal

horizonmedia Feb 6, 2014 - Cross-channel mass media conglomerate Clear Channel, and Horizon Media, the media services agency, have partnered in the U.S. in a $100 million deal that will enable combined data-driven marketing to target new customers. Comments

5 Best Practices for Reforming Your Retargeting Campaigns

retargeting-magnifying-glass Feb 5, 2014 - Retargeting is a favored tool of marketers, and its use is on the rise. An increase in spending for retargeting should translate to measureable brand lift and sales. Comments

"Funnel" and "Lead" Aren’t Right for B2B

b2beacon-nofunnel Feb 3, 2014 - For B2B, the funnel model doesn’t make sense and you shouldn’t focus on individuals (leads). Instead, use a new model that covers all phases of a continuous, looping journey and track engagement of companies as your customers. Comments

Debunking Data Collection Myths About Marketers and Brands

Laptops and smartphones with clouds Jan 29, 2014 - Data Privacy Day is the perfect reason to decode the data-driven industry and debunk myths. Read on to learn how... Comments

New gTLDs Are Coming -- Which Brands Are in and Which Opted Out?

brandgtldoptions Jan 29, 2014 - Many of the world's top brands will now own their own branded top-level domains, opening up a new world of marketing possibilities. Comments

Marketers Poised to Benefit From Government Distrust After NSA Kerfuffle

trust-barometer-big Jan 23, 2014 - As the U.S. government struggles to restore confidence lost in the NSA debacle, businesses and marketers are poised to benefit from the ensuing trust shift. Comments

The Programmatic Interrogation

targets Jan 22, 2014 - What, exactly, does "programmatic" mean? Comments

Why It’s Time to Rethink Performance Marketing

shutterstock-163916729 Jan 10, 2014 - Attribution models are a notoriously complicated topic, but many so-called branding campaigns can now be carefully measured with more advanced attribution models. Comments

Top 10 gTLDs to Watch in 2014

shutterstock-135416996 Jan 7, 2014 - The moment every gTLD applicant has been waiting for is finally here - the first ones will launch this year. These are the top 10 gTLDs to watch in 2014 Comments

Singtel Advertising's Big Data Ambitions [Video]

2014-01-06-1716 Jan 6, 2014 - Michael Smith, chief commercial officer for Singtel Advertising, talks about the company's commitment to tap big data. See how his team plan to use data-driven marketing in the coming months. Comments

Marketo Buys Insightera in First Acquisition Since IPO

marketo-logo-large Dec 13, 2013 - Marketo has signed an agreement to acquire personalization software start-up Insightera. This is the first acquisition since Marketo went public in May this year. Comments

For Whom The Bell Really Tolls? NSA Docs Show Google Cookies Used for Data Spying

An eye in close-up superimposted by a screen of random numbers Dec 11, 2013 - Internal NSA documents pointing at Google's lack of security allowing the government to spy on the back of its cookies relaunches the data debate. Comments

What Cookies, Hummingbird & gTLDs Mean for Digital Marketers in 2014

shutterstock-145689659 Dec 4, 2013 - Not only are digital marketers grappling with new social media sites popping up daily, they also face new challenges to integrate mobile apps, messaging and track data across platforms. CMOs have more to manage than ever before. Comments

Nielsen's Harris Interactive Buy Strengthens Insights for CPG and Media Clients

screen-shot-2013-11-26-at-2 Dec 2, 2013 - Nielsen has bought Harris Interactive for $116.6 million, further advancing its social and digital insights for CPG and media clients. Comments

Social Advertising Overload: Marketers, Don’t Forget to be Social

shutterstock-138329495 Nov 27, 2013 - If new ad formats impede a user's experience within a social network without adding value, your brand should have buffers in place to soften any backlash that may occur against your social advertising. Comments

Retargeting Goes Mainstream: 1 in 5 Marketers Now Have Dedicated Retargeting Budget

the-retargeting-barometer-report-chango Nov 13, 2013 - Two years ago, the Chango Retargeting Barometer pointed to an industry on the way up. New survey results reveal that retargeting is now flying high. Comments

Marketers Still Struggle to Harness Power of Big Data [Study]

forbesbigdatareport Nov 12, 2013 - A recent big data report by Rocket Fuel reveals that although big data can translate consumer behavior into increased sales, it is not used sufficiently by marketers and advertisers. Comments

Donuts' New gTLDs – a Digital Shopping Mall

donuts Nov 6, 2013 - The digital shopping mall of domains is getting ready for its grand opening. Will a new domain become the thing everyone is talking about? Comments

How To Get Comfortable with Big Data

Big data Oct 31, 2013 - We're not all data scientists, yet we are capable of learning how to digest and integrate data in order to help us make better business decisions; these tips show you how. Comments

Do Marketers Need Big Data?

bigdata Oct 28, 2013 - Much of the hype around big data focuses on volume, variety, and velocity, but do marketers have any clue on how to apply big data in our brands and campaigns? Comments

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