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


What you can learn about logo design from Google and Airbnb?

Oct 23, 2015 - From Google’s new logo to the Tropicana branding debacle, brand marketers can learn a lot about logo design. Comments

4 ways brands can tell an authentic story

authentic Oct 23, 2015 - People are instinctively drawn to brands that are considered more authentic than their competitors. How can your brand win? Comments

5 holiday shopping trends to watch

samsung-smartphone Oct 22, 2015 - Advertisers that are currently in the process of churning out holiday marketing campaigns in anticipation of the upcoming shopping season should take note of these five digital trends. Comments

And the top digital marketer in the presidential race is...

sprinters race Oct 22, 2015 - There are nearly 20 politicians currently vying to be the next president of the United States. Which of them has the best digital marketing? Here are our top five, based on email, social, SEO, engagement and buzz. Comments

Will business consulting companies become a big threat to agencies?

threat Oct 21, 2015 - Business consulting companies are scaling back their digital arms by aggressively hiring creative talent and acquiring agencies. Will they displace companies on Madison Avenue? Comments

Why start-ups need content marketing

create-content-startup-flickr-1016691310-04f581432f-o Oct 21, 2015 - A quality content marketing strategy is essential for any business, but it's especially important for start-ups because it helps to drive conversions. Comments

Why we need to rethink the creative brief

big-question-flickr-3534516458-48e4e8595f-b Oct 20, 2015 - Though traditional creative briefs may seem irrelevant in today's campaign strategy, here's how this updated version of the tactic is conducive to contemporary marketing practices. Comments

9 great examples of content from online retailers

blendtec Oct 20, 2015 - This examines content marketing strategies of nine e-commerce retailers that effectively promote their brands and assist customers via videos, quizzes, social communities, and buyers' guides. Comments

Marketing takeaways from design thinking

whistlers-mom-flickr-3961139526-1aa188610d-z Oct 18, 2015 - As marketers, it's easy to get stuck in campaign cycles and budgets, which is why a design thinking mindset can offer new ways of combating marketing challenges. Comments

Ads of the week: Toyota goes 'Back to the Future'

delorean-ads Oct 16, 2015 - These are our favorite ads from this week because they use creative storytelling to communicate brands' messages while effectively engaging consumers via nostalgia, candid humor, and honesty. Comments

How brands use WeChat for impact and engagement

wechat-kate-spade-sky-lantern Oct 15, 2015 - WeChat is China's most indispensable app. Here is a look at how brands from Kate Spade to Chanel are using this versatile platform to market to Chinese consumers. Comments

Instant Articles reflect a changing publishing landscape

magazines-image Oct 15, 2015 - Publishers used to get 100 percent of their ad revenue. But now, they have to share it with Facebook, Google and Apple. The opportunity cost is ad revenue, but the gain is user experience. Comments

How to fix a leaky lead funnel with proper scoring

funnel-neon-whirlpool-flickr-5157527557-f803922346-z Oct 15, 2015 - Marketers can successfully manage potential leads and improve lead scoring by coordinating with sales teams and optimizing integrated CRM and marketing automation technology. Comments

4 ways to stop throwing your content away

waste-flickr-5444678656-a442e34a0b-z Oct 14, 2015 - Effective execution of a content marketing campaign is easier said than done. Here's how you can create an efficient, organized strategy to generate ROI and increase brand awareness. Comments

Brand humanity: how to advertise relevance

three-papas-homepage Oct 13, 2015 - Rather than simply looking for ways to sell products, modern marketers push the boundaries of traditional advertising by emphasizing products' overall social relevance. Comments

Does an app exist if it is never used?

apps-flickr-3978316556-00b38a701a-o Oct 12, 2015 - Apps are popular in APAC, but abandonment is high. Here are three tips to re-engage your users on apps. Comments

Spotlight on: Adam Tucker, president, Ogilvy NYC

ogilvy-logo Oct 12, 2015 - As one of the top agencies in the world, Ogilvy & Mather specializes in campaigns that engage consumers in unique ways - something New York president Adam Tucker believes is the future of storytelling. Comments

10 ways online retailers can use urgency to increase conversions

booking Oct 12, 2015 - Creating a sense of urgency in the customer's mind can be a great way to increase conversions. There are a number of ways to do it: a cut-off time for free delivery, a message advising that stock levels are low, or limited time sales promotions. Comments

People data and its impact on marketing: Q&A with Unilever’s Shawn O’Neal

shawn-oneal-unilever Oct 9, 2015 - In advance of his session at ClickZ Live Chicago, we spoke with Shawn O’Neal, vice president of marketing data and analytics at Unilever about the impact of data on marketing. Comments

Content marketing is being held back by a lack of strategy

content-attitudes Oct 9, 2015 - Content marketing is being widely adopted, but a lack of clear strategy and interference from senior management is holding content teams back. Comments

How to analyze big data to enhance the purchase journey

data-persona Oct 8, 2015 - Big data can be overwhelming. Here is how to use predictive lead scoring and persona-based marketing to analyze big data to drive business. Comments

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