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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90 Percent of Goldman Sachs' Marketing Is Digital

Mar 12, 2015 - Amanda Rubin, managing director and global co-head of brand and content strategy at Goldman Sachs, says the company has been active in the world of digital marketing, with an emphasis on content and social. Comments

What Spirit Airlines and Arby’s Can Teach Marketers About Brand Personality

brand-community Mar 12, 2015 - Brands that maintain a strong personality stand a better chance of forming strong and lasting connections with consumers, ultimately resulting in more conversions. Comments

Real-Time KFC Campaign Offers Chicken During Website Crashes

kfc-logo Mar 11, 2015 - While Apple's iTunes Store and App Store were down, Romanian consumers were able to get free KFC meals as part of the chicken chain's new "Don't panic, man" campaign. Comments

Gigaom’s Demise: What’s the Future of Digital Publishing?

publishers Mar 11, 2015 - The tech blog's shutdown is a wake-up call for the industry. What challenges do digital publishers face today, and what can they do to survive? Comments

Delivering Great Customer Experiences

Customer Mar 11, 2015 - To truly provide a great customer experience, you must combine the power of your customers with the power of your employees. Comments

Does Standing Out Sometimes Mean Fitting In?

standing-out-or-fitting-in Mar 9, 2015 - While the goal of most marketers is to stand out from the crowd, could it sometimes be beneficial to fit in instead? Comments

Mountain Dew Illustrates the Virtual Reality Trend

mountain-dew Mar 6, 2015 - As virtual reality is featured at more industry events, more brands - such as Mountain Dew, with its virtual reality snowboarding experience - are working it into their marketing strategies. Comments

Starbucks Is Brewing Up a Content-Led Media Company

starbucksimage Mar 4, 2015 - The coffee chain is reportedly backing a media production start-up in collaboration with a former journalist from The Washington Post. Comments

How Agencies Buy Marketing Technology

buying-marketing-technology Mar 3, 2015 - The relationship between agencies, marketing software vendors, and the brands they serve is a complicated one. Let's try and break it down. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: February 2015 Roundup

group-shutterstock-101877301 Mar 2, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during February of 2015. Comments

How to Use Social Media to Climb the Career Ladder

woman-career-ladder Mar 2, 2015 - Are you using social tools effectively enough that they could help you move forward in your digital marketing career? Comments

5 Templates for Successful Social Web Content

social-content-template Feb 27, 2015 - These five ways to formulate content can help you generate social engagement among your readers, which in turn can earn links and boost SEO. Comments

Breakthrough: Use Millennial Marketing to Reach Boomers

millennial-marketing Feb 27, 2015 - How can you use the same tactics to reach both Millennial consumers and Baby Boomers? Comments

3 Little Changes That Will Make a Big Difference in Your Online Advertising

small-change-big-difference Feb 26, 2015 - These fixes can help small businesses get the most out of their digital advertising budgets. Comments

Why You Should Include Your Technology Experts in the Creative Process

campaigns-technology-experts Feb 23, 2015 - In order to engage consumers, marketers need to come up with exciting and new campaigns. But to execute them properly, they need to rely on the knowledge of their technology experts. Comments

What Marketers Can Learn From the Oscars

oscars-shutterstock-124201903 Feb 20, 2015 - The biggest award show of the year has a lot to teach marketers - are you ready to learn from the stars? Comments

Cathay Pacific Asks What Is #LifeWellTravelled in First Major Digital Push

cathay-pacific-logo Feb 19, 2015 - The airline is using social media and native advertising to learn more about the digital engagement of its customers in a global campaign being rolled out from Hong Kong. Comments

Down With the Expert, Up With the Customer

Customer Feb 19, 2015 - Your customers are the ones you should really be listening to when it comes to taking advice about what works for your marketing strategies. Comments

New Content Economy? What’s Old Is New Again!

cycle-circle Feb 19, 2015 - As the marketing ecosystem evolves, we can look to our past for inspiration on how to deal with the new challenges we face. Comments

Millennials Aren’t All Bad — If You Know How to Inspire Them

millennials-social-media Feb 19, 2015 - To motivate the young workforce in your start-up, you need to think outside the box. Comments

Everybody's Publishing Content - But Is Anybody Tracking It?

metrics-that-matter Feb 13, 2015 - Content marketing has the ability to truly transform a business, but marketers need to be tracking the successes and failures in order to see what works and what needs improvement. Comments

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