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

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Clash of the Titans: Tencent, Alibaba, and the Battle for Digital Dominance in China

Jul 29, 2014 - While Tencent and Alibaba duke it out to become the dominant digital platform in China, it's really the user that benefits from their creative advances, technical innovation, and new initiatives. Comments

The 4 Cs of Customer Engagement: The People Want Content!

four-cs-customer-engagement Jul 29, 2014 - When your goal is to create amazing customer experiences that build engagement and earn loyalty, your data-driven content priorities should become these "four Cs": choice, customization, connect, and communicate. Comments

L'Oreal's Viral Model Experiment - A Sign of the Future of Digital Marketing or a Warning Sign?

l-oreal-world-cup Jul 28, 2014 - When L'Oreal discovered and hired a beautiful unknown teenager whose photo went viral during the World Cup, they may have gotten more than they bargained for. Is this grassroots way of casting unknowns in campaigns the future of digital marketing? Comments

7 Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at ClickZ Live San Francisco

A view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Jul 28, 2014 - This year's ClickZ Live includes exciting and informative sessions on a range of topics, from data-driven marketing and display advertising to social innovation and next-generation search. Comments

Microsoft and Salesforce Union: Does It Hurt Small Businesses?

small-business-crm Jul 28, 2014 - While the partnership between Microsoft and Salesforce provides options for marketers, there are other offerings available that may be better suited for small-business marketers. Comments

Microsoft: Who Cares?

Microsoft Jul 28, 2014 - Microsoft's recent announcement that it will lay off 18,000 employees further shows the company's missteps in today's technology world, but it seems no matter what the numbers say, Microsoft is here to stay. Comments

13 Metrics to Watch If Your Business Depends on Network Effects (Part 2)

metrics-that-matter Jul 27, 2014 - This is part two in a two-part series dedicated to helping businesses grow using a data-driven approach to network effects-based business models. Comments

Is Facebook the New King of Traffic?

Facebook thumbs up Jul 25, 2014 - Facebook is reportedly driving nearly a quarter of all sharing traffic to sites across the Web. With the introduction of Facebook's new "save" feature, how can marketers best utilize the social platform? Comments

Old Tricks, New Dogs

dog-tricks Jul 25, 2014 - While human expectations and behaviors have changed drastically in the past few years, many of the marketing fundamentals we still use today have been around for at least 100 years. Comments

Marketers Must Understand Digital Transformation In a Modern World

business-transformation Jul 24, 2014 - Marketers need to be on the forefront of the digital revolution, or else they risk becoming expendable and irrelevant in their industry. Comments

These 3 Brands Are Doing Twitter Marketing Right

Twitter Money Jul 24, 2014 - A look at a selection of brands that are embracing the new capabilities of Twitter and using the platform to its full marketing potential, along with tips for ways you as a marketer can do the same for your own business. Comments

4 Advanced B2B Strategies for Hyper-Targeted Marketing Campaigns

Audience Targeting Jul 24, 2014 - There are many new ways to use social, mobile, and hyper-targeted marketing strategies. Consider using these channels to get email opt-ins, break into trade shows, and increase your appointment-setting rates. Comments

LinkedIn Acquires Bizo to Boost B2B Marketing

linkedinbizo Jul 23, 2014 - The business-oriented networking platform has inked a deal with marketing start-up Bizo in an effort to enhance its business-to-business (B2B) marketing capacity. Comments

How to Use Digital Entertainment to Drive Content Engagement (Part 2)

comic-strip Jul 23, 2014 - In part two of this look into using digital entertainment for marketing purposes, we have advice on how to use the digital comics industry to provide compelling content marketing. Comments

Content Marketing, Native Advertising, and the Limits of Programmatic

programmatic Jul 23, 2014 - While native advertising can't really go programmatic, content marketing can, and can scale, yet another sign that programmatic is changing the digital advertising landscape as we know it. Comments

Should You Still Care About Google Authorship?

googleauthorship-title Jul 23, 2014 - While Google has removed author photos from search results, they are still putting an emphasis on identifying the authoritative, credible, and popular identities on the Web and rewarding them with higher visibility. Comments

Airbnb's Controversial Logo Draws Attention to Company Rebrand

airbnb3 Jul 22, 2014 - The home-sharing site's new logo has earned it a heap of scorn across the Internet for its sexual undertones - but the added publicity could help boost its new rebranding strategy. Comments

Content Bubble: Does Anyone Know Whether Content Marketing Works?

shutterstock-153218306 Jul 22, 2014 - Brands are jumping into content marketing with hope, but without the proper metrics to gauge results. Can brand content lead to sales or conversions? Comments

5 Ways to Move the Needle: What I Learned During the World Cup

move-the-needle Jul 22, 2014 - The World Cup had much to teach marketers about how to accelerate growth and popularity - aka how to move the needle. Read on to see what the world's biggest sporting event can teach you. Comments

When It Comes to Audience Engagement, Webinars Still Reign Supreme

webinarboard Jul 22, 2014 - When webinars are treated as nurture marketing campaigns, and managed inside of a marketing automation system, they can drive audience engagement better than any other type of B2B marketing campaign. Comments

Do You Remember Friendster?

friendster Jul 21, 2014 - Marketers need to plan against a human need instead of planning against a fleeting platform. They must build their strategies on human behavior and plan for what's possible instead of just reacting to what's in front of them. Comments

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