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Online marketing experts examine trends in digital marketing, parsing the essentials from the hype.

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Starwood’s New Robotic Butler Accepts #MeetBotlr Tweets as Tips

Aug 19, 2014 - Starting on August 20, a robotic butler will serve guests at Starwood’s Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California. Different from a human bellhop, the robot will accept tweets as tips. Comments

ClickZ Live Demonstrates Feverish Pace of Digital Marketing

ClickZ Live Mobile App Aug 19, 2014 - A look back at last week's ClickZ Live San Francisco and one of its key takeaways: proper collaboration between human and machine is the key to many aspects of digital marketing. Comments

Finding ROI in B2B Marketing Can Feel Like Pushing Water Uphill

uphill-roi Aug 19, 2014 - B2B marketers often have trouble finding campaign ROI because their marketing and sales departments aren't fully integrated and because their lead information isn't properly tracked. Here are some tips for getting solid ROI in a B2B environment. Comments

5 Content Marketing FAILS! You’re Probably Making

stamp-fail Aug 19, 2014 - There are hundreds of content marketing "fails" that could occur in your program, but these are five of the top offenders. If you address these, you will be able to vastly improve your content marketing efforts. Comments

TV Is Not Dead - It Has Moved to Different Platforms

As Seen on TV Aug 18, 2014 - Two speakers at ClickZ Live San Francisco discuss the inherent differences between mobile and television content, and how understanding apps is the way for the U.S. broadcasting market to catch up with its European counterpart. Comments

New Balance Connects Online and Offline Sales With Live Interactive Video

880v4-collection-01-1-1 Aug 18, 2014 - Through a partnership with real-time product communication platform Brandlive, New Balance is looking to convert interested online consumers into offline, in-store buyers. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Winning Consumer Attention: Amazing Content + True Native Distribution

content-marketing-megaphone Aug 18, 2014 - According to a session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, in order to win over consumers, marketers must produce quality, engaging content and utilize a true native distribution strategy. Comments

Lessons Learned From OKCupid and Facebook: The 7 Hows and Whens of Experimentation

experiment Aug 18, 2014 - There is nothing wrong with experimenting and testing - in fact, it's extremely valuable. But remember to think about how and when you go about experimenting with your consumers. Comments

How to Write a Winning Marketing Plan

strategy Aug 17, 2014 - As summer is a slower time for most businesses, take this time to start working on your 2015 marketing budget. Here are several tips for helping you write a winning plan. Comments

630% ROI: A Stat Worth Caring About [#CZLSF]

roi-shutterstock-180528335 Aug 15, 2014 - At their session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, the Portland Trail Blazers' Dewayne Hankins and Sq1's Gabe Winslow explained how they improved digital ticket sales to achieve a 630 percent return on investment. Comments

Social Engagement Comes in Many Forms [#CZLSF]

Social Media Sharing Aug 15, 2014 - At her session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, IBM's social business strategist discussed the ways in which several brands have excelled at engagement. Comments

Is LinkedIn's New Publisher Platform Worth Testing?

linkedinnewlogo Aug 15, 2014 - The new LinkedIn long-form publishing platform is now available for general LinkedIn members to use. Is it worth posting your content marketing pieces on LinkedIn first? Comments

MMA's Greg Stuart: Why Mobile Matters [#CZLSF]

czlsf-greg-stuart-video Aug 14, 2014 - In this video interview, Greg Stuart, CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association, talks about the huge opportunities that exist for marketers in mobile. Comments

Mondelez's Bonin Bough on Marketers and the "Hackonomy" [#CZLSF]

bonin-bough-czlsf-video Aug 14, 2014 - In this video, Bough discusses the meaning of the term "hackonomy" and explains how brands that disrupt the norm will come out on top, as well as what this means for future generations of marketers. Comments

Variation in Content Creation Is Trick to Winning Social [#CZLSF]

content Aug 14, 2014 - A look at the day two keynote panel at ClickZ Live San Francisco, a fireside chat with Facebook, Hootsuite, Ghirardelli, YouTube and the Online Marketing Institute's Aaron Kahlow. Comments

Mastering the PPC Challenge: Break-Even CPC and More [#CZLSF]

PPC Aug 14, 2014 - At the "Mastering the PPC Challenge" session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, we covered one of the biggest challenges for PPC marketers: getting on top and staying there. Comments

These 3 Digital Marketing Trends Are About to Change Advertising

digital-marketing-trends-1 Aug 14, 2014 - While there has been much talk about the biggest marketing trends of the year, here are a few categories that haven't been included in most 2014 trend lists but that are experiencing rapid growth as well. Comments

2015 Planning - Big Budget Considerations for Every CMO

budget-money-jar Aug 14, 2014 - It's hard to believe, but summer is starting to wind down and it's almost time to think about your 2015 planning strategies. Here is a check list to help you move the process along as smoothly and effectively as possible. Comments

Inbound Marketing Is the Key to Happiness at Work

inbound-marketing-happiness Aug 14, 2014 - Inbound marketing is one of the most effective ways to move forward with digital marketing efforts. If we apply the same inbound marketing strategies to improving workplace environments, we may find ourselves with much happier employees. 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

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