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

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6 Reasons to Consider Local Marketing as Part of Your Advertising Campaign

Jul 18, 2014 - When used in conjunction with savvy social media marketing tools, local marketing tactics can help you reach new and conversion-ready audiences. Comments

What Can Brands Do to Capitalize on Real-Time Moments in Live TV?

howard Jul 17, 2014 - Google says Nike struck gold during the World Cup with its Phenomenal Shot app thanks in part to a new real-time ad tool, but what other options do brands and marketers have? Comments

Interactive Native Ads Deliver the Best of the Web

interactive-shutterstock-132876065 Jul 17, 2014 - Between interactive sponsored features on websites and the rise of the Visual Web, interactive native ads are poised to make big moves in the digital marketing space. Comments

A Non-Wizard Calls Marketing Automation’s Bluff

wizard-automation Jul 17, 2014 - Although marketing automation tools help to make marketers' lives much more manageable, they do not in fact "automate" a marketer's job. There is still the need for a human touch even when it comes to marketing automation. Comments

The True Power of Content Marketing

Content Jul 16, 2014 - Here's an in-depth look at content marketing, including the ideas behind it, its potential problems, and what it means to create "quality" content. 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

Survey Says: Automated Emails Outperform Manual Counterparts

resultsautomation Jul 16, 2014 - A new study shows that automated email messages achieve higher open and click-through rates than their manual counterparts. With that in mind, it's time for all marketing teams to employ an automated approach. Comments

In-Car Wi-Fi Will Create Opportunities for Advertisers Down the Road

chevrolet-4g-lte-campaign-04 Jul 15, 2014 - A recent announcement from Chevrolet about built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi furthers the availability of in-car functionality, which could bring opportunities for advertisers and allow marketers to eventually deliver much more targeted experiences by tapping into additional driver details. Comments

Stop Doing Social Just to Be Social

social media Jul 15, 2014 - In order for brands to succeed with their social marketing, they need to consider who to talk to, where to talk to them, what to say, and when to say it. Comments

Great Marketing Technology Cannot Succeed Without Great Strategy

marketing-organization Jul 15, 2014 - Without developing the right marketing strategy for your company, even the best marketing automation technology won't help you succeed. Comments

Privacy vs. Personalization - The Creepy Side of Small Business CRM

personalization Jul 14, 2014 - There's a fine line between impressing your customers with what you remember about them and creeping them out with your extensive knowledge - here are some tips for how to stay on the right side of that line. Comments

How to Produce Content That Answers Questions and Educates Everyone

are-you-listening Jul 14, 2014 - Marketing automation tools can help brands learn to stop and listen to their customers, and then produce the appropriate, response-driven content. Comments

IHOP’s #SongsSecretlyAboutPancakes Showcases Shazam as a Marketing Tool

ihop Jul 11, 2014 - IHOP says it decided to use Shazam because it wanted to engage with consumers longer than it can in a TV spot and notes the Shazam icon is more of a draw than Facebook or Twitter logos. Comments

Connect, Engage, Collaborate: People-Centric Engagement in a Digital World

customer-relationship Jul 11, 2014 - New innovations in social and mobile are helping to change the way marketers can engage with consumers. How can we deliver a valuable, personalized experience? Comments

Is Your Organization a Winning Team?

handing-baton Jul 11, 2014 - In order to make sure your organization is running as best it can, you must make sure the marketing, sales, client services, and product development teams all work together as one. Comments

The ABCs of the VC World: What Marketers Need to Know

abc-alphabet-simplicity Jul 10, 2014 - It's important for marketers to be aware of the details of the venture capital world before they consider taking a job at a start-up, so here is a primer on VC funding for marketers. Comments

Video Marketing + Marketing Automation = 3 to 5 Times More Leads

online-video-1 Jul 9, 2014 - Incorporating video into your marketing automation tactics can help you improve your results, produce more content, target better prospects, and increase your lead generation. Comments

Starting With the Fundamentals - Why Small Marketing Has to Precede BIG Marketing

small-fish-big-fish Jul 9, 2014 - Although it can seem like a good idea to go for big marketing tactics right away, you must make sure your small marketing is effective before you make that leap. Comments

Location, Utility, and Relevancy - the Magic Combination for Brands on Mobile?

Mobile Targeting Jul 8, 2014 - There's a real opportunity in the digital space for brands to merge location-based data, utility, and relevance to create apps that provide great value to their consumers' lives. Comments

5 Marketing Tips I Learned in London

London outline Jul 8, 2014 - Marketers here in the U.S. can learn a thing or two from their counterparts across the pond. Here are some digital marketing insights gleaned from a recent trip to London. 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

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