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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Popcorn Time: What I Learned While Traveling For Work

May 22, 2015 - During a business trip, this columnist decided to keep her mouth closed, and her eyes and ears open. The importance of customer service and innovation were two of her main observations. Comments

Mozilla Dabbles in Commercial Advertising with Suggested Tiles

mozillaimage May 21, 2015 - The company is going to serve relevant ads and recommend content through Suggested Tiles. How will the introduction of ads aligned with Mozilla’s mission of promoting innovation and openness on the Internet? Comments

German KFC Debuts Smart Fast Food Trays

kfc-logo May 21, 2015 - Consumers can now text without getting their smartphones dirty, thanks to the Bluetooth-enabled trays KFC Germany premiered during the chain's new location openings. Comments

Making the Business Case for Digital Marketing in Asia

meeting-brainstorm May 20, 2015 - Andreas Krasser gives these three simple tips for convincing Asia’s C-suites of digital’s true value. Comments

Starbucks And Spotify Team Up To Create "Music Ecosystem"

Starbucks May 20, 2015 - The music in 7,000 Starbucks locations will be powered by Spotify, per letters of intent the two brands signed earlier this week, connecting them in a multi-year partnership. Comments

Change Management and Digital Strategies

shutterstock-178709681-team-meeting May 19, 2015 - Digital strategy revolves around business and organizational change management, and yet, these important elements are often forgotten. Comments

Brands <3 Emojis

emoji May 15, 2015 - Emojis are so popular among consumers that brands have graduated from tweeting them to launching keyboards, and in the case of Domino's, allowing consumers to use them to order pizza. Comments

ANZ Uses Instagram to Target a New Generation of Banking Customers

anz-logo-square May 14, 2015 - Get it right and do it well before scaling your business's digital marketing platforms, says ANZ Australia's marketing head. Comments

Will Walmart’s $50 Unlimited Shipping Give Amazon Prime a Run for Its Money?

wal-mart-image May 14, 2015 - At the price of $50 a year, the world’s largest retailer is going to offer unlimited free shipping on items purchased from its online store. Will this service help Walmart catch up with Amazon in the online retail space? Comments

It's Time to Experiment with Experiential Marketing

expe May 14, 2015 - Experiential marketing offers an opportunity to merge online and offline in a wholly immersive way. But in developing a campaign, where should brands begin? Comments

How to Stay Focused (on the Right Things) as an Entrepreneur

brain-image May 14, 2015 - In a hyperactive, digital age it can be difficult to keep your eyes on the prize. Find out how to keep your focus off of Facebook and onto Forbes with these essential tips for budding entrepreneurs. Comments

5 Creative Ways to Stretch Costly Content Across Channels

content-marketing-image May 13, 2015 - While killer content can be costly, savvy marketers can stretch content across platforms to create brand affinity without being repetitive. Comments

Verizon Expands to Programmatic Advertising With AOL Acquisition

verizon-image-2015 May 12, 2015 - Telecom giant Verizon has agreed to buy AOL in a $4.4 billion deal. How might this move change the mobile video and programmatic landscape? Comments

Marketing Buzzword Wars: Personalization Abandoned for Relevancy and Context

buzzwords May 12, 2015 - Consumers expect personalization from marketers, but increasingly they are turned off by the word "personalization" itself. Comments

VIDEO: Zurich CMO Brings CPG Wisdom to Financial Services

monika-zurich May 11, 2015 - In this video interview, Monika Schulze, global head of marketing for Zurich Insurance, speaks about how she has leveraged her 19 years of experience at Unilever to drive business growth for Zurich. Comments

4 Steps to an Online Rollout Across Multiple Asian Markets

asia-globe- roll-out May 10, 2015 - A rollout across multiple Asian markets should consider regional differences in every facet, from language to choice of domain name and understanding the different search engines. Comments

Mothers' Day Marketing Is Not Just About the Brand

mothers-day-marketing May 8, 2015 - ClickZ spoke to Edible Arrangements, Minute Maid, and ADT about the best strategies for creating Mothers' Day conversations and driving brand engagement. Comments

5 Ways to Maximize ROI With Custom Audiences

roi-increase May 8, 2015 - The cookie era is ending and marketers need to jump on board with custom audience targeting. Here are five ways to maximize your ROI with this strategy. Comments

How Advertising Can Benefit From the 'Sharing Economy'

digital-sharing May 8, 2015 - Could the sharing economy be the next way for marketers to boost brand loyalty? Comments

A Glance Into the Future of Brand Loyalty

crystal-ball-future May 8, 2015 - With the growth of the wearable industry, brands need to focus on delivering the most valuable interaction as efficiently as possible. Comments

Will the New Hamburglar Help McDonald's With Its Brand Image?

mcds1218 May 7, 2015 - As McDonald's struggles, the brand relaunched the Hamburglar, a marketing mascot who hasn't been seen since 2002. But is that enough to help foster a turnaround? Comments

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