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 Win the Trust of a Skeptical Consumer

Oct 20, 2014 - Consumers are more discerning than ever before, and in order to build a successful brand you need to work to earn their trust. Comments

UPDATE: Frito-Lay Turns to Social Media to Pick New Chip Flavor

frito-lay-do-us-a-flavor Oct 17, 2014 - In the second "Do Us a Flavor" campaign, consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada submitted potential chip flavors, and used hashtags to vote for their favorite finalists. Comments

Embracing Technology Leads to Business Success [Study]

Success Oct 17, 2014 - After surveying marketers and rating their businesses, Forrester Consulting found that those who qualify as modern marketers are more likely to exceed their revenue goals and become industry leaders. Comments

Insights From a Digital Marketing Job Search

resume Oct 14, 2014 - Many successful tactics that may help you land your dream job can be beneficial in the digital marketing ecosystem as well. Comments

Is Blogging an Outdated Content Marketing Tactic?

Blog Oct 10, 2014 - There is a shift happening away from long-form blog articles in favor of social media postings. But is this really the best strategy? Comments

The Importance of Personalization

coke-personalizedbottles Oct 9, 2014 - Personalization is becoming increasingly important in the digital marketing world, but don't hit consumers with too much personalized content too soon. Comments

The Top Technologies You Need to Juice Your Post-Holiday Sales

hands-catching-money Oct 9, 2014 - Marketers need to invest in iBeacon technology and apps, mobile-enabled systems, better analytics, and more in order to succeed in 2015. Comments

The End of the Agency?

03oct14-kristin-low-shutterstock-218104426 Oct 7, 2014 - Agencies face challenging times ahead as the digital landscape moves into a new gear. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: September 2014 Roundup

self-promotion Oct 6, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during September of this year. Comments

The 13 Steps to Content Marketing Success

content Oct 2, 2014 - Content marketing is one of the best ways to create engagement, draw attention to your company, and boost sales. Here's how to master the art of content marketing in 13 steps. Comments

7 Keys to a Successful Sales Culture

customer-relationship Oct 2, 2014 - What makes a successful sales culture? These seven tactics, including feedback and coaching, transparency, and healthy competition, can produce great results if you implement them correctly. Comments

Making Your List and Checking It Twice

holiday-planning-checklist Oct 1, 2014 - This extensive holiday checklist will give you an idea of what you need to focus on to ensure you have a successful holiday marketing season. Comments

6 Tips for Sequencing Your Marketing Content

content-sequencing Sep 30, 2014 - Sequencing your digital marketing content allows you to lead the consumer through a highly engaged experience with progressively branded messaging, ultimately leading to a purchase or conversion. Comments

5 Best Practices to Steal for Your Holiday Marketing Campaign

elf-yourself Sep 30, 2014 - Learn from brands that have mastered the art of holiday marketing, including OfficeMax with its Elf Yourself campaign, Macy's and its easy-to-use app, and HubSpot and its valuable gift to clients. Comments

The Illusion of Change

illusion-of-change Sep 29, 2014 - Most businesses must adapt and change in order to succeed, but only the ones that realize that big changes might be necessary will truly be successful in this fluid industry. Comments

Using the "Yearbook" Approach to Content Marketing

yearbook-approach Sep 26, 2014 - A "Yearbook Approach" piece of content marketing elevates the status of the subject, therefore giving it a high likelihood of being shared among their network. Comments

Warning: Your Smartphone May Cause Career Limitations

Warning sign Sep 26, 2014 - Even though you may feel the need to be constantly connected, replying to emails early in the morning or late at night could lead to costly career mistakes. Comments

Innovation in Business: The API Economy

uber Sep 25, 2014 - In today's "sharing economy," understanding the importance of an application programming interface (API) for your business is essential. Comments

Brand Magazines Can Create Content Marketing Kings

magazines Sep 25, 2014 - Brands that are able to find a niche market and create a compelling brand magazine filled with engaging content can see huge boosts in their marketing efforts. Comments

The 7 Essential Digital Planning Ideas for Breakthrough Results in 2015

Idea Light Bulb Sep 25, 2014 - If you focus on these seven planning ideas, you will be on your way to ensuring successful digital campaigns. Comments

Building Champions: The New Role of the CFO

cfo-suit Sep 24, 2014 - The chief financial officer (CFO) can now be an important champion for efforts to meet the demanding expectations of connected, involved consumers. Comments

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