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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The Art of 'Brandmance' for Customer Loyalty

Apr 13, 2015 - All the best love stories start with a lot of romance, and developing brand loyalty is no different. Comments

Marketing Departments to Move Majority of Apps to Cloud in 2 Years

Cloud computing Apr 10, 2015 - Forty-seven percent of marketing departments will have 60 percent of their apps on a cloud platform within two years. Comments

YouTube Stars Are Not Themselves When They're Hungry

snickers Apr 10, 2015 - For a clever twist on an old campaign, Snickers enlists 13 YouTube personalities from around the world to post bad how-to videos, demonstrating that they can't perform as well when they're hungry. Comments

Toyota Shares Manufacturing Process With Consumers

shutterstock-56973193-car Apr 10, 2015 - Bringing consumers behind the scenes at an American Toyota factory, the automaker's Gifony website features 45 GIFs, which can be mixed together into shareable music videos. Comments

#ISHOW: The Omnichannel Marketing Secret

secret Apr 10, 2015 - Marketers today need to weave together the best marketing channels in order to create the most effective omnichannel strategy. Here's a clever acronym to make your planning easier. Comments

The Magic of The Valley

silicon-valley-magic Apr 10, 2015 - Visits to Silicon Valley can remind marketers what start-ups need to focus on in order to succeed in terms of technology and innovation. Comments

Why Ad-Techs Needs to Put Their Content Marketing Hats On

shutterstock-147422858 Apr 9, 2015 - Content marketing needs to be a part of every brand's strategy going forward - it's the way of the future. Comments

VIDEO: Playboy Drives Engagement With Diverse Content Marketing Techniques

robin-zucker-playboy-czlny Apr 6, 2015 - In the first installment of our two-part video interview with Robin Zucker, senior vice president of digital marketing for Playboy, she discusses the company’s content marketing approach, from its brand-new website to its Facebook strategy to its partnership with Red Bull. Comments

VIDEO: Nine West Captures 'Nostalgic Moments' With Content Marketing

julie-booth-ninewest Apr 6, 2015 - In this video interview, Julie Booth, digital director for Nine West Group, talked about how the brand integrates storytelling into its content strategy and how it partners with fashion bloggers. Comments

The Goldfish Generation: Attention Is the New Currency for Advertisers

emerging-seeding-growth-1 Apr 6, 2015 - Our attention spans are becoming shorter and shorter, so marketers must strive to capture consumers' attention with creative, real-time campaigns. Comments

Building the Digital Marketing Agency of the Future

future1 Apr 6, 2015 - In the increasingly global digital marketing world, agencies will need to adapt in order to succeed on a worldwide level. Comments

Final Four: Brands Who Did March Madness Marketing Best

nba-basketball Apr 3, 2015 - On the eve of the Final Four in the NCAA's March Madness, we took a look at brands' campaigns and social media activity around the tournament. Here are four of our favorites. Comments

Meerkat, BuzzFeed, and the Apple Watch Come to Content Marketing

content Apr 2, 2015 - As new technologies continue to be developed, different forms of content are emerging onto the media scene. Comments

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

playboy-logo 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

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