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.

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4 Industry Lessons From Youth Baseball

Aug 4, 2015 - Fundamental principles and practices that are conducive to industry success can be illustrated via basic life lessons learned while participating in youth baseball. Comments

4 Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2016

2015-2016 Aug 3, 2015 - A few things this columnists expects to see take off more next year include search branching out, Snapchat becoming a standard marketing platform, and Oculus Rift reshaping e-commerce. Comments

Translation APIs for Online Businesses in Asia

api-translation Jul 30, 2015 - Opening up your online business to markets in Asia means reaching a massive and constantly growing new consumer base. Comments

Optimize the Buyer Journey with Respectful Retargeting

new-retargeting Jul 30, 2015 - Retargeting has traditionally been about who's converted and who hasn't. But with the amount of available data, marketers now have to take a lot more consumer behaviors into consideration. Comments

Domino's Urges Competitors to Make Basic Pizza with Online Classes

domino-s-pizza Jul 30, 2015 - Domino’s has built a virtual campus to teach its competitors how to make gimmick-free pizza. Will this campaign take off? Comments

Emotion in Ads: Does Sentiment Sell?

emotional-marketing Jul 30, 2015 - Brands like Coca-Cola are increasingly integrating emotional intelligence into their digital campaigns to measure success via consumer sentiment. Comments

Retailers Bumble Mobile As Parents Blow Off Back-to-School Shopping

back-to-school-shopping Jul 28, 2015 - Back-to-school shopping is becoming less important to families in the U.S. How should retailers respond to this change? Comments

VIDEO: Coca-Cola's Journey to Successful Content Marketing

interview-coke Jul 24, 2015 - In this video interview, Doug Busk, group director, Digital Communications and Social Media at Coca-Cola, talks about storytelling and how the company has used this strategy to engage consumers, create conversation, and drive sales. Comments

AOL Extends Premium Ad Solutions Into Video

new-aol-logo Jul 23, 2015 - Earlier today, AOL rolled out five premium video ad solutions that combine engaging visual content with data intelligence. Comments

The Micro-Moments of B2B

customerjourney Jul 23, 2015 - The proliferation of mobile devices has changed the customer journey to consist of more micro-moments that happen throughout the day. Reaching consumers then leads to more conversions. Comments

Content Marketing: Big Publicized Events Or Continuous Engagement?

content-marketing-image-july Jul 22, 2015 - Brands mainly use two content marketing approaches, each of which has unique advantages and disadvantages that may make the approach more applicable to your business model and customer base. Comments

Will 2016 Be The Year of Cross-Channel Synergy?

2016 Jul 22, 2015 - Few marketers today are capitalizing on opportunities to deliver unique, data-driven experiences across channels. Will 2016 be the year of cross-channel synergy and optimization? Comments

3 Ways to Build Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Friends jumping Jul 22, 2015 - When paired with other marketing efforts, peer-to-peer engagement, examples of which include gamification and redirection, can lift your likelihood of being recommended and renewed. Comments

TAG, Google Program to Block Invalid Data-Center Traffic

ad-fruad-image Jul 21, 2015 - Data center traffic is one of many types of nonhuman or illegitimate ad traffic. TAG’s new program will tap into Google’s internal data-center blacklist to filter bots that are ran in data centers. Comments

Harnessing the Workplace for Employee Generated Content

employee-generated-content Jul 20, 2015 - One overlooked and valuable resource for content marketing is a business's own employees. Here's how to harness employee generated content (EGC). Comments

Leveraging Children May Win Adult Marketshare

Children With Tablet Jul 20, 2015 - Whether they gave products to YouTube celebrities or put an ad by the Sunday comics, some marketers have found that targeting kids is a great way to eventually reach their parents. Comments

Will Facebook Pose a Threat to Amazon and Google with Shoppable Pages?

shopping-images Jul 17, 2015 - Facebook is going to add a shop section to pages, so consumers can shop without leaving its app or site. Will the social network turn into an online marketplace like Amazon? Comments

Former Kraft CMO: Marketing Takes Center Spot In a Consumer Centric World

deanie-elsner Jul 15, 2015 - In this video interview, Deanie Elsner, former chief marketing officer for Kraft Foods Group, talks about the importance of marketing and how she worked with agencies to drive Kraft’s marketing function. Comments

Redefining Engagement to Understand the Future of Marketing

digital-evolution Jul 15, 2015 - Media and technology are continuing to merge providing business opportunities that will engage customers in new ways. Comments

Releasing the Power of Real-Time Marketing in China

weibo-mcdonald-s Jul 14, 2015 - Real-time marketing is growing in popularity in China. See how brands like McDonald's, Durex and Xiaomi are using it on Weibo. Comments

3 Multichannel Marketing Use Cases for Improving the Customer Experience

omnichannel Jul 14, 2015 - Building out call center processes and marketing automation techniques can provide exponential benefits for your company. Comments

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