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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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

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

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

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

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

Is LinkedIn's New Publisher Platform Worth Testing?

linkedinnewlogo Aug 15, 2014 - The new LinkedIn long-form publishing platform is now available for general LinkedIn members to use. Is it worth posting your content marketing pieces on LinkedIn first? Comments

Mondelez's Bonin Bough on Marketers and the "Hackonomy" [#CZLSF]

bonin-bough-czlsf-video Aug 14, 2014 - In this video, Bough discusses the meaning of the term "hackonomy" and explains how brands that disrupt the norm will come out on top, as well as what this means for future generations of marketers. Comments

These 3 Digital Marketing Trends Are About to Change Advertising

digital-marketing-trends-1 Aug 14, 2014 - While there has been much talk about the biggest marketing trends of the year, here are a few categories that haven't been included in most 2014 trend lists but that are experiencing rapid growth as well. Comments

2015 Planning - Big Budget Considerations for Every CMO

budget-money-jar Aug 14, 2014 - It's hard to believe, but summer is starting to wind down and it's almost time to think about your 2015 planning strategies. Here is a check list to help you move the process along as smoothly and effectively as possible. Comments

Inbound Marketing Is the Key to Happiness at Work

inbound-marketing-happiness Aug 14, 2014 - Inbound marketing is one of the most effective ways to move forward with digital marketing efforts. If we apply the same inbound marketing strategies to improving workplace environments, we may find ourselves with much happier employees. Comments

Influencing the Influencer Is Key to Effective Content Marketing [#CZLSF]

ClickZ Live Mobile App Aug 13, 2014 - Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, speaks about the co-creation of content and how it can truly "influence" the overall marketing message. Comments

Oreo Mini Delivery Thinks Small

oreo-mini-wonderfilled Aug 13, 2014 - Oreo’s Mini Delivery campaign, in which 500 personalized parcels a day are up for grabs for two weeks, highlights the concept of scarcity as a marketing tool and should generate a small number of highly qualified consumer recipients, experts say. Comments

What Pushes Marketing Toward the Forefront of Digital Change?

forefront-digital-change Aug 12, 2014 - This second piece from ClickZ Training takes a look at some of the factors that are pushing marketing toward the forefront of digital change in organizations, including corporate culture and technology strategy. Comments

Data vs. Insights – They’re Not the Same, Not Even Close

data-vs-insights-image Aug 12, 2014 - In order for marketers to get their message across, they need more than data - they need to give clients new insights about their consumers, their business, or their industry. Comments

Under Armour Uses Star Power to Boost Content Marketing Efforts

video-monetization Aug 11, 2014 - The brand’s five-part video series starring NFL quarterback Cam Newton demonstrates how an athlete's popularity can propel a brand's content marketing strategy even if they don’t explicitly promote a product. Comments

Every Decision Is an Investment Decision

decision Aug 11, 2014 - When you make decisions as a marketer, each one is an investment decision. It might be an investment in time, it might be an investment in money, or it might be a mental investment - or perhaps a combination of all those things. Comments

Kimpton Hotels Uses CRM to Confer Karma on Guests

shutterstock-159960029 Aug 8, 2014 - Salesforce and ExactTarget Marketing Cloud form the basis of a loyalty program that aims to surprise guests with unexpected treats and rewards, all in an effort to grow the hotel chain's customer base. Comments

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