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

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How Can Brands and Agencies Succeed Together?

Aug 22, 2014 - How brands and agencies can collaborate together and succeed is something both have thought about and perhaps struggled with in the past. Market participants discuss how to get the brand-agency relationship right. Comments

The Trifecta of Digital Ad Success: Direct Response, Big Data, and Mobile

Success Aug 22, 2014 - By utilizing mobile direct response ads driven by big data, marketers can take advantage of a valuable trend and significantly increase their return on investment. Comments

4 Ways Predictive Technology Makes Your Life Easier

advertising-words Aug 22, 2014 - Advancements in technology are giving marketers the ability to attribute revenue to specific parts of their advertising efforts. Here are four ways in which predictive technology can make a marketer's life easier. Comments

Marketing Automation Tools for Smaller Tasks

automation-shutterstock-136061006 Aug 21, 2014 - While they may not be looking for advanced solutions, small businesses can benefit from many simple, free marketing automation tools. Here's a look at several of the options available. Comments

3 Ways to Shorten Your B2B Sales Cycle Through Personal Branding

shortened-sales-cycle Aug 21, 2014 - Creating a personal brand and using social media to strengthen it can help you greatly shorten your sales cycle and ultimately achieve better results. Comments

Fanta Creates All-Vine Comedy Show to Engage Teens

twitter-cast Aug 20, 2014 - The Coca-Cola brand has partnered with influential young Vine comedians to co-create a series of comedic Vine videos for teens and will release one new episode every Friday for six weeks on CollegeHumor.com. Teens can follow the funny at @FantaFun and share the videos with the hashtag #FantaForTheFunny. Comments

Change Management: The Missing Link in Your Demand Generation Strategy

change11 Aug 20, 2014 - The rate of change in the digital marketing world today is so fast that keeping up doesn't just mean using new tools anymore - you must fully understand change management in order to succeed. Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Finding and Nurturing Leads

shutterstock-154962107 Aug 20, 2014 - A comprehensive look at what you need to know to find and nurture leads effectively. With the help of marketing automation systems, you can increase your lead generation significantly. Comments

4 Steps for Localizing Your Social Media Approach

localizing-social-media Aug 20, 2014 - Localizing the social media approach of a global brand can be tricky, but it's extremely important to a brand's success. Here are four tips for how to use social media to localize your company. Comments

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

botlr-upclose-lr 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

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