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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What Condition Is Your Context In?

Mar 17, 2015 - To drive better business results, contextual marketers should begin to focus on customer and business "circumstances" instead of solely on the big data available to them. Comments

Creating the Perfect Email/Digital Marketing Program for Your Organization

marketing-magic Mar 16, 2015 - If money and time weren't issues, what kind of digital marketing program would you create for your brand? Comments

SXSW 2015: Mazda Focuses on Community to Generate Brand Awareness

m-photo-fh2-xbox360-mazdacontest-team-dtf Mar 15, 2015 - Mazda's vice president of marketing, Russell Wager, sat down with ClickZ at South by Southwest to talk about how the car brand focuses on its close-knit community of fans to create word-of-mouth buzz. Comments

Revamped Pepsi Challenge Aims to Attract Millennials

shutterstock-186918995 Mar 13, 2015 - Bringing back a classic marketing campaign, Pepsi targets Millennials with pop culture, social media, and philanthropy. But is the soft drink brand trying to do too much at once? Comments

Fighting Content Oblivion

content-oblivion Mar 13, 2015 - In order to secure the long-term success of your content marketing, you need to think about and plan for what happens after an article is published. Comments

The $5 Marketing Plan

five-dollar-bill Mar 13, 2015 - Can you really make a marketing impact with only $5? Here's a plan to help you do just that. Comments

ClickZ's South by Southwest Industry Preview

sxsw-l Mar 12, 2015 - ClickZ has rounded up a team of experts from SapientNitro, TBWA, Mondelez, DDB, and Isobar to tell us what will be trending at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, from March 13 to 17. Comments

VIDEO: Lifecycle Marketing and Data Are at Core for HD Supply

interview-kevinjacobson-hdsupply Mar 12, 2015 - In an interview with HD Supply, Kevin Jacobson discusses the importance of lifecycle marketing and why using data to influence business decisions is so crucial to the company. Comments

Air Wick's Scent Decorator Campaign Pairs Hard Science With Gamification

air-wick-logo Mar 12, 2015 - Air Wick's new Scent Decorator microsite helps users search products by offering an interactive, BuzzFeed-style quiz to sort consumers by scent personality. Comments

90 Percent of Goldman Sachs' Marketing Is Digital

goldman-sachs-building-image 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

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