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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How to Manage a Legendary Brand

Jun 27, 2014 - Using Amazon as an example, it's clear that a narrative-based approach can help a business see improved results in execution, communication, and testing, as well as a boost to the bottom line. Comments

The State of Digital…From the IQ Perspective

digital-iq Jun 27, 2014 - Although people are becoming more and more conversant in digital, their actual, usable digital knowledge is declining. Here are five categories of people, broken down into varying levels of digital fluency. Comments

The Gladiators Fight: CMOs vs. CIOs

battle Jun 26, 2014 - The introduction of cloud computing has changed the way chief marketing officers and chief information officers interact, and where budgets are being allocated. Comments

Google I/O: Better-Connected World, Greater Advertising

Google Logo Jun 26, 2014 - The keynote at the Google I/O conference introduced loads of new technology from the tech giant, giving advertisers more and more opportunities to reach consumers. Comments

How B2B Firms Can Leverage Digital Marketing Opportunities in the Music Industry (Part I)

musicnotes Jun 25, 2014 - With the continued growth of subscription-based online radio, fan-based online communities, and peer-to-peer-based campaigns, there are countless opportunities for B2B marketers in the digital music space. Comments

Reaching People, Not Devices: How ID-Based Targeting Is Devouring Cookie-Based Targeting

how-id-based-targeting-is-devouring-cookie-based-targeting Jun 25, 2014 - Cookie targeting is about devices, while ID targeting is about people, providing better control for advertisers and allowing for realistic frequency caps and better attribution modeling. Comments

3 "Non-Dirty" Digital Considerations

digital-marketing Jun 24, 2014 - The definition of digital has changed. As good marketers we should look for new ways to secure deep and meaningful interaction with customers on behalf of our brands. Comments

Oracle Purchases LiveLOOK, Enhances Ad Agency/ Client Experience

oraclelogo Jun 23, 2014 - By acquiring co-browsing software maker LiveLOOK, Oracle will enable agencies to better engage with clients and solve problems more efficiently. Comments

VIDEO: Why Storytelling STILL Matters [An Interview With GroupM’s Chief Digital Officer]

canneslions Jun 23, 2014 - Utility, authenticity, and storytelling win with judges and consumers at this year's Cannes Lions. Comments

Tapping the Power of Arguments

mediation-argument Jun 20, 2014 - If you - or your firm - has a strong point of view, there's no better way to brand yourself as a leader than to throw down the gauntlet. While cultivating and curating arguments isn't for everybody, it can break through the clutter better than any other form of discourse. Comments

24 Hour Fitness Uses Social to Win New Members

24-hour-fitness Jun 19, 2014 - The health club chain finds social referrals via Twitter and Facebook more cost-effective than traditional member acquisition programs. Comments

Welcome to the Internet of Me

personalization Jun 19, 2014 - The Internet of Me is just what it sounds like: a digital world in which the consumer is king. It's time to ask whether your product is personalized enough to earn a place within his kingdom. Comments

Ad Creative vs. Digital Analytics…Yes We Cannes!

canneslions Jun 18, 2014 - A Cannes Lions perspective of what is unfolding this week and what is at the heart of the digital struggle for all brands and agencies. Comments

It’s Halftime: How Are You Adjusting Your Digital Marketing Game Plan to Win?

marketing-game-plan Jun 18, 2014 - It's halfway through the year and digital marketers should use this "halftime" to assess how they are doing against their goals, make adjustments to their playbooks, have focused conversations with their teammates, and begin the second half with a renewed vigor. Comments

GoPro Transforming From Wearable Camera Maker Into New Media Company

gopro-prospectus-1 Jun 17, 2014 - Digital marketers should take the time to read the GoPro Prospectus Summary, as it contains valuable information on how the company is transforming itself into a new media company. Comments

The Pros and Cons of Joining a Tech Start-Up

startup-lightbulb-man Jun 17, 2014 - If you're considering taking a job at a new tech start-up, here are some things to consider to help decide if the company will be a good fit for you. Comments

Spritzing, Wearables, and the Future of Content Consumption

wearable-technology Jun 16, 2014 - There are a lot of areas in the field of mobile and wearable devices that still have room for innovation, but companies are starting to pave the road to new consumption methods that lead to greater device adoption. Comments

What Cannes We Expect From This Year’s Lions?

canneslions Jun 13, 2014 - One of the industry's biggest annual advertising events is almost upon us. In order to celebrate the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2014, ClickZ speaks to a few industry leaders who give their thoughts on what to expect. Comments

Removing the Inhibitors of Digital Strategy in Today’s Businesses

digital-strategy-roadblock Jun 12, 2014 - Businesses must rid their staff of the fear of adopting digital strategies, or they will continue to experience delays in achieving success in digital commerce and marketing. Comments

Do Agencies Have the Right Digital Talent? Cannes Says Yes, New Study Says Not Yet

canneslions Jun 12, 2014 - A new study finds that many large advertising and creative agencies are missing the mark when it comes to digital talent. Comments

Creating a Model for Content Investment

content-investment Jun 11, 2014 - The growing investments in content marketing should be carefully scrutinized within a framework that optimizes the ROI of the content spend. Comments

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