Strategies

To reach the customers you need to reach, you need more than a good product and fire in your gut. You need strategy. Creating an effective strategy requires research, planning, analysis, experience, and a thorough knowledge of the online industry - an expert perspective. That's what this column shares.

enterprise-software

Enterprise Software Can Be "Sexy," Too - If You Know How to Frame It

Sep 23, 2014 - With the increasing focus on visual appeal in the technology sector, how can enterprise software marketers showcase their products in an intriguing way? Comments

Is That a Gap in Your Brand Story?

storybooks Sep 19, 2014 - Successful businesses not only tell a good story, they also 'do' a good story. Here are some examples of 'storydoers' and how you can spot them. Comments

Fans vs. Customers: Which Do You Strive For?

fans-vs-customers Sep 19, 2014 - While customers may buy your product, fans think of themselves as extensions of your business. Does your marketing focus on attracting customers or fans? Comments

What Makes B2B Event Marketing Work?

avcjaus Sep 18, 2014 - Event marketing can provide content generation and engagement outside of the event itself. Here are some of the best tactics to make sure your event strategy works. Comments

Who's Driving Your Content Strategy?

Content Sep 16, 2014 - Thinking broadly about sourcing your content, as well as taking a customer-focused approach, can drive performance. Comments

Crafting Your Analytics Story: 2 Guidelines to Keep in Mind

close up image of handwriting Sep 15, 2014 - Writing an effective and informative article about analytics can be tricky. Here are two things to keep in mind when crafting your next piece. Comments

The Apple Watch: Why Size Matters

apple-watch-official Sep 15, 2014 - The introduction of the Apple Watch means marketers are going to have to start thinking small again. The size limitation of the watch means we must be open to a new wave of innovation - are you ready? Comments

5 Techniques for Fighting Writer's Block

writers-block Sep 12, 2014 - Even the best writers battle writer's block from time to time, and when you're writing about a niche subject, coming up with new ideas can be hard. Here are five tips for how to get the ideas flowing. Comments

The 99% Reality: Online Marketing Is Broken, Migrate Toward Wearables

fitbytes-wearabletech-jawboneup Sep 12, 2014 - Low conversion rates are generally expected in online marketing campaigns these days. But the rise of wearables may change that - do you have a wearables marketing strategy in place? Comments

7 Tips for Perfecting Your Digital Marketing Program

strategy Sep 10, 2014 - Marketers constantly have to re-evaluate and improve their marketing strategies in today's fast-moving world. Here are some tips for assessing your own digital marketing program and maximizing its success. Comments

The Importance of Digital Transformation

digital-transformation Sep 9, 2014 - Paul Hoskins, executive chairman and founder of Precedent, explains why organizations need to look to the power of "digital transformation" in order to succeed in today's digitally savvy world. Comments

The Marketer Happiness Quotient: Technology Is Your Friend

happy-faces-sad Sep 9, 2014 - A study shows that marketing departments have lots of room to improve when it comes to employee engagement. Technology, and specifically marketing automation technology, can be the key to increasing your employee engagement rates. Comments

How Can Marketers Leverage the Features in Microsoft’s New MSN?

new-msn-1 Sep 8, 2014 - The newly redesigned MSN provides marketers with an opportunity to work across a unified cross-platform Microsoft presence. How will you take advantage of the new features? Comments

Innovation — Lies, Promises, and PowerPoints

agency-innovation Sep 8, 2014 - Agencies are always promising their clients innovation - but what does that really mean? And how can they truly achieve innovative results? Comments

When It Comes to Events, Define Your Purpose and ROI First

conference-planning Sep 8, 2014 - When planning a marketing event, it's important to clearly define its purpose and calculate the return on investment before you get started. Doing so will help all the other event decisions fall easily into place. Comments

The Future Is Now

Handshake Sep 4, 2014 - Recent partnerships between unlikely brands are an indication that the prediction that consumers will shape how businesses are run has come to fruition. Comments

Why It Matters Where You Build Your Start-Up

nyc-skyline Sep 4, 2014 - Even in our hyper-connected world, positioning your start-up in one of the world's entrepreneurial clusters could help you set yourself up for greater success. Comments

Only the Nimble Will Survive

need-to-be-nimble Sep 3, 2014 - To survive in a competitive environment, company leaders must develop a nimble approach. They must be able to easily adapt to the changing business landscape and be comfortable with a degree of uncertainty. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: August 2014 Roundup

self-promotion Aug 29, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during August. Comments

SlideShare Pro Features Go Free

slideshare Aug 29, 2014 - The availability of premium SlideShare features means marketers can now incorporate SlideShare presentations into their marketing plan. Here are some tips for how to use the software effectively. Comments

Storytelling for Brands: How Blockbuster Should I Be?

blockbuster-storytelling Aug 28, 2014 - Storytelling is an extremely important aspect of content marketing. This piece from ClickZ Training looks at what makes a good brand story and what effective storytelling will cost your business. Comments

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