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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Mozilla to Test Sponsored Content on Firefox

May 12, 2014 - Mozilla introduced its Directory Tiles program in February of this year. Now, the company will start testing the sponsored content initiative on Firefox. Comments

COB: Redefining the Cost of Business With Digital

cost-of-business May 9, 2014 - Today, you could make the case that "Create, Optimize, Bid," or COB, is in fact the cost of business for brands. Comments

Google and AOL Buy Marketing Attribution Start-Ups

attributioncompany May 8, 2014 - Google scoops up Adometry, while AOL will pay $101 million for marketing optimization platform Convertro. Comments

4 Simple Steps to Drive Your Brand’s Digital Mindset

digital-mindset May 7, 2014 - Each brand needs to approach their marketing efforts with a digital mindset. Here are four ways to ensure that every brand-building opportunity includes a digital mindset. Comments

Mondelez's Soccer Campaign #PassestheLove to Consumers

passthelove-mondelez May 6, 2014 - Just ahead of the World Cup 2014, Mondelez has launched a multi-pronged media campaign to capitalize on soccer fever. Comments

Let’s Get Practical With the Convergence of Marketing and Ad Tech

automation-shutterstock-136061006 May 5, 2014 - There's a lot of hype surrounding Oracle's acquisition of BlueKai. However, here are a few immediate implications to marketers. Comments

Dating App Tinder Courts Native Ad Dollars

tinderlogo May 5, 2014 - Soon, brands will be able to run ads on Tinder – will users respond favorably? Comments

Microsoft Hands Its Global Ad Business to Dentsu and IPG

microsoftimage May 2, 2014 - Microsoft is taking steps to consolidate its global ad business by choosing just two companies to work with. Comments

Minus Google Plus? Probably Not

Google plus logo May 2, 2014 - Google Plus is a great set of technologies and is very well integrated into Google's overall set of services, including YouTube and Gmail, so it shouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon. Comments

Digital People on the Move: April 2014 Roundup

people-on-the-move-pharma-jobs-medium-vga May 1, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during April. Comments

Subservient Chicken and the Secret to Relaunching Popular Campaigns

subservient-chicken May 1, 2014 - Although difficult, it is possible to relaunch a viral digital campaign, as long as the brand behind it recognizes the value of a diverse digital distribution strategy. Comments

7 Legitimate Ways That Social Media Impacts SEO

social-media-seo Apr 30, 2014 - To understand what is popular, relevant, and credible, the search engines are turning to social media. And so too must brands. Comments

A 5-Step Guide to Proven Content Marketing Success

content Apr 30, 2014 - Content is now seen as an expense by many C-levels. In order to be seen as an investment that will yield positive returns, it must be developed, managed, and measured effectively. Comments

East vs. West, Content vs. Tech, f8 vs. NewFronts

east-coast-west-coast Apr 28, 2014 - With Facebook's f8 conference being held at the same time as the Digital Content NewFronts this year, marketers are faced with the choice of which event to attend. Comments

Marketers Abuzz Over Burt’s Bees Digital Calendar Ads

burtsbees3 Apr 25, 2014 - Burt's Bees' new campaign finds a home in customers' online calendars, which is uncharted territory for digital marketers. But will it be seen as helpful and entertaining, or invasive? Comments

IBM's Watson Invests in Fluid for E-Commerce Play

ecommerce2 Apr 24, 2014 - IBM's Watson and Fluid's first application for North Face will create a virtual shopping assistant. Comments

Brand Twilight

branding soap box Apr 24, 2014 - If the power of your brand was declining and you could no longer rely on your reputation or your logo to drive marketing and sales, what would you do? Comments

Lancôme Gives Points for Social Media in New Loyalty Program

lancome-lipsticks-phone Apr 21, 2014 - Lancôme Elite Rewards provides multichannel engagement and gives points for sharing on social media. Comments

Airlines Embrace Storytelling and Social in New Campaigns

jetblue-twitter-pigeon Apr 18, 2014 - In the wake of US Airways' much-talked-about inappropriate Twitter blunder, it's easy to forget that airlines actually have a great track record of producing innovative, engaging social campaigns. Comments

4 Reasons Online Ads Will Grow and 1 Reason They Will Shrink

online-advertising-1 Apr 18, 2014 - Here are a few reasons why we should expect that online advertising will remain the top revenue channel for a long time to come, and one reason why it may not stay on top. Comments

Improv Isn't Just for Comedy

Improv Apr 17, 2014 - Using the techniques of improvisational comedy can help you improve your business presentations, collaborations, and management skills. Comments

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