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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Everyone Needs a Champion

Mar 13, 2014 - Aren't we all more likely to perform better when we're in an empowered environment, working with colleagues and supervisors we like and respect? People who see our full potential are way more likely to motivate us to do better because they care and they know it's possible. Comments

5 Tips to Get the Best Out of Your Digital Agency

agency-photo Mar 12, 2014 - Clients who get the best out of their agencies in most part demonstrate the positive approaches outlined in this column. Comments

The Formula to Success for Digital Experiences

Road to success Mar 12, 2014 - It is more important than ever to align your digital strategy with those age-old, simple questions - the five Ws with the one H. They will increase your potential for happier users and better business outcomes. Comments

Instagram Secures First Major Ad Deal With Omnicom Group

instagram2014 Mar 11, 2014 - After running its first sponsored post four months ago, Facebook-owned Instagram inks its first big ad deal with Omnicom Group. Comments

Spotlight on kbs+ Ventures' Taylor Davidson: How Roads Lead to Ad-Tech

tdavidson Mar 11, 2014 - A sharp and discreet man, powered by a hugely curious and focused mind, with a passion for photography - this could be the shortest description for Taylor Davidson, director at kbs+ Ventures. Comments

SXSW 2014: Oreo’s 3-D Printed Cookies Let Consumers #eatthetweet [Demo]

oreo-trendingvending Mar 10, 2014 - Dubbed the "Trending Vending Lounge," Oreo’s vending machines print out customized cookies based on trending Twitter conversations, using the hashtag #eatthetweet. Comments

ClickZ Live Preview: Digital Innovation Insights Driving Big Brand Awareness

12932331475-4e659ae1c6 Mar 7, 2014 - A preview of the day two Afternoon Keynote Panel on April 2, which will focus on how agencies drive success and avoid failed thinking. Comments

Mondelez Seizes Online Trends With Launch of Prankstr, Betabox

prankstrlogo Mar 7, 2014 - Mondelez International has teamed up with venture development firm Prehype to launch two beta platforms, Prankstr and Betabox, which have consumer and B2B angles, respectively. Comments

VIDEO: Content Is a Marketing Currency for Citibank

linda-descano-citi Mar 7, 2014 - ClickZ spoke to Linda Descano, managing director and head of content and social at Citi, to explore the paradigm shift of financial institutions away from traditional ads and toward content. Comments

"Real Time" Kills Exclusive Deals

exclusive-shutterstock-171923567 Mar 7, 2014 - In the past, in a broadcast-only, one-way street marketing world, exclusivity made a lot of sense. But today we are starting to realize that exclusivity may in fact be one of those things that we give up when we embrace the unexpected nature of the real-time moment. Comments

SXSW 2014: Hottest Topics to Include Wearables, Data, and More Wearables

sxsw-banner Mar 6, 2014 - ClickZ asks a number of industry leaders what they expect the biggest topics of conversation at this year's South By Southwest will be. Unsurprisingly, wearables is a popular theme. Comments

7 Tips for Managing and Maximizing Content in Social Media

content-in-social-media-clickz-march1 Mar 5, 2014 - You can't just create a video, post it on Facebook, and expect it to generate tons of awareness, engagement, and sales. You need to put thought and structure behind the content you create and share on social media profiles. Comments

Wearable Tech: The Next Big Thing

tinke Mar 4, 2014 - The industry will be worth $70 billion in the next 10 years. The following examples will give marketers food for thought on how to monetize this opportunity. Comments

Facebook Rumored to Buy Drone Company in Further Attempt to Connect World

Google has bought drone company Titan Aerospace quashing Facebook purchase rumours Mar 4, 2014 - Facebook is reportedly acquiring a drone company in a further move to connect the world. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: Feb 2014 Roundup

people-on-the-move-pharma-jobs-medium-vga Mar 4, 2014 - February saw a series of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry , including Tumblr's first director of media and IAB's new executive vice president. Comments

Spotlight on TD Ameritrade's CMO: Building a New Brand Identity in the Digital Age

denise-karkos-tdameritrade Mar 3, 2014 - ClickZ spoke to Denise Karkos, chief marketing officer of TD Ameritrade, to understand how the financial institution is adapting to the digital and social age. Comments

From The Lego Movie, Lessons in Building the Ultimate Branded Content

lego-poster Feb 27, 2014 - "The Lego Movie" is a hit because it wasn't treated as branded content. The product and brand are so interwoven with the film that it couldn't exist without them, and yet nothing about the experience reads "ad." Comments

Neuro Wants to Give Away 1 Million Bottles of 'Sleep' Drink

neilpatrickharrisneuro Feb 26, 2014 - Trendy drink company Neuro is using a splashy digital campaign - including a crooning Neil Patrick Harris video and an in-app game - to help it give away 1 million bottles of its Sleep drink. Comments

Today's Innovation Is Happening in the Home

steak Feb 23, 2014 - Google’s purchase of Nest threw a few people into a spin and it made me realize there’s an opportunity for brands to redefine the way they're experienced in the heart of consumers' lives – in the home. Comments

No Really: You Need a Strategy for Facebook

facebook-f-2013 Feb 21, 2014 - The changes to Facebook's algorithm went into effect sometime around the end of the year and while there was some discussion, it really didn't feel like too much of a big deal. But this is a really big deal. Comments

The Late-Night Show and Keeping Up With Digital Advertising

Old television Feb 20, 2014 - With Jimmy Fallon taking over "The Tonight Show" and attracting a younger audience, NBC is looking to capitalize on Fallon's digital appeal. Comments

 

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