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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Getting Native With Playboy: Making Branded Content Programs Work [#CZLNY]

Apr 1, 2015 - During her session at ClickZ Live New York, Robin Zucker of Playboy shared how the brand uses its widely known identity to push out innovative content marketing. Comments

Cut Through the B2B B.S. and Develop a Message Your Customers Will Listen To [#CZLNY]

content-marketing-megaphone Apr 1, 2015 - During his session at ClickZ Live New York, Lincoln Electric's Craig Coffey discussed the importance of tailoring your message to your actual consumers. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: March 2015 Roundup

peoplesmovemarch Apr 1, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during March of 2015. Comments

9 Things to Consider Before Starting a Blog

new-blog-strategy Apr 1, 2015 - These nine tips can help you revamp your brand's blog or start one from scratch. Comments

Brands Should Focus More on Owned "Middleweight Content" Than Social [#CZLNY]

content Mar 31, 2015 - At ClickZ Live New York, JWT's Jinal Shah spoke about the content continuum. To publish their own content successfully, brands should find a middle ground between developed campaigns and social posts. Comments

Why Marketers Are Missing the Mark on Customer Expectations

customers Mar 31, 2015 - Because some brands have been able to achieve successful one-to-one targeted marketing, customers' expectations for communication are extremely high. So how can marketers push themselves to meet this demand? Comments

Creating the Perfect Email/Digital Marketing Program for Your Organization Part 2

strategy Mar 30, 2015 - In part two of this look at how to create the ideal program for your brand, it's time to prioritize your wish list. Comments

5 Tips to Make Your Marketing Stand Out Like a Purple Cow [#SESMiami]

purple-cow-marketing Mar 27, 2015 - In the spirit of Seth Godin's principle that good marketing should stand out like a purple cow, marketers from Home Depot and the Miami Marlins baseball team shared their insights on how to make your marketing "purple." Comments

How to Write an Article That Moves People on Social Media

social-sharing Mar 27, 2015 - These three tips will help you connect with your audience on social media. Are you putting these guidelines to use? Comments

5 Great Ways to Engage Your Employees With Content Marketing

hiring-talented-employees Mar 27, 2015 - Use these five tactics to get your employees engaged with your brand. They include letting employees share company content and asking them to contribute their feedback and critiques. Comments

Acura Targets Millennials With Musical Tumblr Campaign

acura-logo Mar 25, 2015 - Honda's luxury division features a Tumblr playlist, with each song's tempo corresponding with a gear on the ILX, the kind of entry-level luxury car that's popular among Millennials. Comments

Buyer Personas and Segmentation: One Is Not Like the Other

digital-personas Mar 25, 2015 - Creating buyer personas and developing segments do not necessarily require the same processes. So what are the steps for identifying buyer personas? Comments

Tostitos Gives Free Dip to Everyone Named Chip

tostitos-logo Mar 23, 2015 - With National Chips and Dip Day in mind, Tostitos is sending coupons for free dips to anyone named Chip, a clever way to get consumers in-store. Comments

VIDEO: Will Bigger Smartphones Push Tablets to the Sidewalk?

interview-joemartin-adobe Mar 20, 2015 - As larger screens and smartphones gain in popularity, cost-per-click mobile ads may also become more valuable. Comments

VIDEO: How Wendy’s Leverages Social and Native to Target Millennials

brandon-wendys-image Mar 20, 2015 - In this video interview, Brandon Rhoten, vice president of digital and social media at Wendy's International, talks about the brand’s approach to social and native advertising for its 6,500 locations worldwide. Comments

50 Digital Marketing Tools to Grow Your Start-Up

startup-lightbulb-man Mar 20, 2015 - This list of 50 tools can help you boost your digital marketing start-up in every aspect, from SEO to social media to email. Comments

Best of South by Southwest Interactive 2015

sxsw-2015 Mar 19, 2015 - ClickZ met with brands and agencies at South by Southwest 2015 and asked about their favorite panels and discussions along with exciting new trends in the digital marketing world. Comments

The Israeli Tech Scene: What You Need to Know About "Start-Up Nation"

israeli-start-up Mar 19, 2015 - Israel has become a hotbed for start-ups. What should marketers know about the so-called "start-up" nation? Comments

12 Easy Ways to Feed the Content Machine

content-marketing-machine Mar 18, 2015 - These dozen tips can help you invigorate your content marketing efforts - are they part of your strategy? Comments

VIDEO: Thomson Reuters Sees 240% Conversion With Revamped Content Strategy

interview-caseyhall-reuters Mar 17, 2015 - At the recent Adobe Summit, ClickZ caught up with Casey Hall at Thomson Reuters to find out why a content strategy focused on thought leadership and conversion was so important. Comments

What Condition Is Your Context In?

contextual-awareness Mar 17, 2015 - To drive better business results, contextual marketers should begin to focus on customer and business "circumstances" instead of solely on the big data available to them. Comments

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