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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Nikon Gives Cameras to Consumers With #IAmGenerationImage

Nov 26, 2014 - Nikon gave several people one of its cameras to document their passions. Executed by McCann Erickson, the campaign also allows consumers to contribute their pictures with a hashtag. Comments

The Power of Problems

solvingproblems Nov 25, 2014 - Although we most often spend our time focusing on solutions, it may sometimes be beneficial to instead think about the problems themselves. Comments

7 Marketing Best Practices I Picked Up in Amsterdam

amsterdam-at-dawn Nov 25, 2014 - A trip to Amsterdam brought to light several important marketing lessons that can help you as you move past the holidays and into the coming year. Comments

The Biggest Marketing Mistakes Start-Ups Make

oops-mistake-sign Nov 24, 2014 - These seven mistakes could keep you from building the best start-up possible, before you even launch your brand. Comments

VIDEO: Proactive Crisis Management Begins Before the Crisis [#CZLBKK]

20nov14-czlbkk-starwood-pic Nov 21, 2014 - In this video interview, Starwood's Yingrekha Langulasena shares her key points for crisis management on social media. Comments

Holiday Deals Start Early for Amazon

amazon Nov 21, 2014 - To get a running start on dominating holiday shopping dollars, Amazon will be counting down to Thanksgiving and Black Friday next week with steep discounts on electronics and tech gadgets. Comments

4 Ways to Ramp Up Mid-Funnel Content Creation

Funnel Nov 21, 2014 - Many marketers think to focus on attracting leads with content like blog posts and social media messages, but what about content for consumers who have already opted into your messaging in some way? Comments

Marketing in 2014: Crisis or Breakthrough?

4-question-marks Nov 21, 2014 - This past year saw many changes in the world of marketing. Should it be viewed as a time of crisis or a time of innovation? Comments

It’s OVER, the Internet IS Broken

broken-internet Nov 21, 2014 - No, a celebrity photo didn't break the Internet, but it is changed forever. Read on to discover how. Comments

VIDEO: Attribution Testing Is Everything, Says SAP [#CZLBKK]

20nov14-czlbkk-crispin-sheridan-pic Nov 20, 2014 - In this video interview, SAP's Crispin Sheridan shares the importance of testing for ad optimization of multichannel advertising. Comments

Millennials: The Next Generation of Creative Digital Content

4nov14-yahootumblr-erika-wang-lucy-tumblr-square-2 Nov 20, 2014 - Millennials are the first generation to really share and engage with advertisements, which is why a strong campaign aimed at them should include compelling and visual content on the right platforms. Comments

HarperCollins Campaign Streams New Book One Word at a Time

spritz harpercollins Nov 20, 2014 - To increase engagement around a new thriller, HarperCollins "spritzed" it one word at a time on a digital billboard at one of London's busiest train stations. Comments

Swarovski Seeks "Blonde Bartender" on Craigslist in Fun Marketing Ploy

shutterstock-213092572 Nov 18, 2014 - To remind consumers that Swarovski makes jewelry for everyday wear, the crystal company's creative agency posted clever bracelet ads in the form of Craigslist Missed Connections. Comments

Uber and Spotify Partnership Lets Consumers Play DJ

uber-spotify Nov 17, 2014 - Starting Friday, Uber users in 10 cities across the world will be able to sync the app with their Spotify accounts, controlling the music during their rides. Comments

5 Basic Marketing Tools You Need Before CRM

Toolkit Nov 17, 2014 - Before you can even begin to think about implementing a CRM system, you need to make sure you have these five basic marketing tools down first. Comments

The Real Marketers Shift From Social Media to Content Marketing

content-marketing-megaphone Nov 14, 2014 - Instead of starting with a social media strategy, smart marketers must first think about great content and then think about how to fit it into their various social media channels. Comments

Where Is Content Marketing Going in 2015?

2015-firework Nov 13, 2014 - 2014 was certainly the year of content marketing, but where will the trend go in the coming year, and what can marketers do to prepare? Comments

Will Links, Navigation, and Search Boxes Disappear From the Web?

search-look-binoculars Nov 13, 2014 - As devices get smaller and voice search starts to replace traditional search, the way users request and view information on the Web is rapidly changing. How will you adapt? Comments

Alibaba's Seamless Marketing Strategy Helps Smash Online Sales Records

alibaba-web-logo Nov 12, 2014 - Creating a strong value proposition and personalized mobile content were just some of the ways Alibaba helped push this year's Chinese Singles Day sales to a record-breaking $9 billion. Comments

Taylor Swift "Coincidentally" Launches App After Pulling Music Off Spotify

taylor Nov 12, 2014 - Just one week after pulling her music off Spotify, Taylor Swift partnered with American Express to launch a new app that promotes the album, while allowing fans to interact with its latest music video. Comments

7 Content Creation Tools for the Graphically Challenged

pinwords-example Nov 12, 2014 - These seven resources can help you make your content more visually appealing, something that has been proven to increase engagement. Comments

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