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.


Happy Thanksgiving from the ClickZ team!

Nov 26, 2015 - Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at ClickZ. With so much to be thankful for, we hope each of you has an amazing Turkey Day. Gobble gobble! Comments

Are you ready for Small Business Saturday?

smbs-flickr-6405355135-9a009e3c58-z Nov 24, 2015 - Marketers are preparing to pull out all the stops to compete for consumers' attention during the most epic shopping weekend of the holiday season. Here's how SMBs can get in on the action. Comments

Amazon’s first physical bookstore: offline’s death has been exaggerated

bookstore-1 Nov 20, 2015 - Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar book outlet shows that physical stores still play a significant role in the customer purchase journey on the rise of online shopping. Comments

What Twitter marketers can learn from JetBlue, Emirates and Royal Dutch Airlines

flight-image Nov 18, 2015 - What are the most important Twitter marketing strategies you can learn from JetBlue, Emirates and Royal Dutch Airlines? Comments

How Mondelēz International keeps Oreo dynamic with fearless marketing

orea-family Nov 17, 2015 - Fueled by creativity and enthusiasm, the successful launch of Oreo's Colorfilled campaign exemplifies how Mondelēz International is able to consistently remain ahead of the marketing curve. Comments

Content studio helps Marriott corner the market on travel entertainment

marriott-logo Nov 17, 2015 - Marriott has ramped up its content marketing since becoming the first hotel brand to launch its own content studio. A year later, the chain is filming a sequel to its popular short film. Comments

The 4 keys to marketing success in 2016

future-holds-success-flickr-13903392000-a8eb8c4a5c-o Nov 12, 2015 - If expectations from today's consumers are any indication of future demands in 2016, then marketers can prepare to fulfill these needs by employing these four tactics. Comments

4 E.A.S.Y opportunities you must master before 2016

easy-st-flickr-569593575-4c368e5f9d-z Nov 11, 2015 - Creating consumer-centric experiences and solutions can be "easy" and will help separate the winners from the losers in 2016. Comments

5 tips to nail your next influencer marketing campaign

lebron-kia Nov 6, 2015 - Everyone knows that social media influencers are often better at reaching people than celebrities. Here are five steps for implementing campaigns with them. Comments

6 ways to improve the creative process

the-future-flickr Nov 6, 2015 - In spite of the rapid progression of technological developments, the evolution of marketing's creative process remains stunted. These strategies encourage growth in this area. Comments

Spotlight on Stephanie Meyer: how GE Healthcare modernized marketing strategy

old-ge-logo Nov 5, 2015 - Stephanie Meyer is the woman behind GE Healthcare's successful marketing automation initiative. Here's how her team modernized and consolidated the company’s marketing tools. Comments

Spotlight on: Cheetos' Chester Cheetah

chester-for-chester Nov 4, 2015 - Though our profile subjects are typically from brands and agencies, ClickZ recently caught up with Chester Cheetah to discuss his mayoral campaign, his social following, and Mario Lopez. Comments

The case against the chief digital officer

jury-trial Nov 4, 2015 - If the CMO is supposed to foster customer relationships through personalized experiences and ultimately drive digital transformations, should the role of CDO even exist? Comments

Localization is FXCM's key to success in Asia

fxcm-logo Nov 3, 2015 - New York-listed FXCM has a long history in Asia. Its localization strategy, under APAC marketing director, Ashley Chun, has been vital. Comments

Staying relevant in a mobile, multichannel, data-driven world

times-are-changing Nov 3, 2015 - In a digital world of ongoing change, lead nurturing, segmentation, and the effective creation of quality content are essential in order to help your business stay relevant. Comments

Digital people on the move: StubHub and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have new marketing leaders

businessman-flickr Nov 2, 2015 - StubHub, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Havas, EVB, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced key hires and promotions this past October. Comments

4 steps to creating your best webinar ever

webinar-study-flickr-12570992595-d3d5d7a0c9 Nov 2, 2015 - Webinars are not only educational; they are also excellent marketing tools. Use these four strategies to execute quality presentations from creation to delivery and promotion. Comments

How does Under Armour differentiate itself from Nike via digital marketing?

under-armour-1 Oct 30, 2015 - With $3 billion in annual global sales last year, Under Armour has become the second largest athletics brand in the U.S. Here's how its use of digital marketing contributes to this success. Comments

Search and social media: a look at current trends in digital storytelling

once-upon-a-time-flickr-11392783794-1da70690bf-z Oct 30, 2015 - How can advertisers use search and social media to effectively communicate brand narratives? These current trends in storytelling can optimize your digital marketing strategy. Comments

10 tips for Hollywood-style social storytelling

walt-disney-flickr Oct 27, 2015 - Content marketers can learn a lot from the formulaic success of Hollywood blockbuster movies, delegates at ClickZ Live Singapore have been told. Comments

How to craft a truly personalized intent marketing campaign

johnwilliamwaterhouse-penelopeandthesuitors-1912 Oct 27, 2015 - Creating a quality intent-driven content marketing strategy is contingent on personalization. Use these tips to engage users and ultimately orchestrate successful campaigns. Comments

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