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 Can Brands Do to Capitalize on Real-Time Moments in Live TV?

Jul 17, 2014 - Google says Nike struck gold during the World Cup with its Phenomenal Shot app thanks in part to a new real-time ad tool, but what other options do brands and marketers have? Comments

Interactive Native Ads Deliver the Best of the Web

interactive-shutterstock-132876065 Jul 17, 2014 - Between interactive sponsored features on websites and the rise of the Visual Web, interactive native ads are poised to make big moves in the digital marketing space. Comments

The True Power of Content Marketing

Content Jul 16, 2014 - Here's an in-depth look at content marketing, including the ideas behind it, its potential problems, and what it means to create "quality" content. Comments

Stop Doing Social Just to Be Social

social media Jul 15, 2014 - In order for brands to succeed with their social marketing, they need to consider who to talk to, where to talk to them, what to say, and when to say it. Comments

IHOP’s #SongsSecretlyAboutPancakes Showcases Shazam as a Marketing Tool

ihop Jul 11, 2014 - IHOP says it decided to use Shazam because it wanted to engage with consumers longer than it can in a TV spot and notes the Shazam icon is more of a draw than Facebook or Twitter logos. Comments

Connect, Engage, Collaborate: People-Centric Engagement in a Digital World

customer-relationship Jul 11, 2014 - New innovations in social and mobile are helping to change the way marketers can engage with consumers. How can we deliver a valuable, personalized experience? Comments

Is Your Organization a Winning Team?

handing-baton Jul 11, 2014 - In order to make sure your organization is running as best it can, you must make sure the marketing, sales, client services, and product development teams all work together as one. Comments

The ABCs of the VC World: What Marketers Need to Know

abc-alphabet-simplicity Jul 10, 2014 - It's important for marketers to be aware of the details of the venture capital world before they consider taking a job at a start-up, so here is a primer on VC funding for marketers. Comments

Starting With the Fundamentals - Why Small Marketing Has to Precede BIG Marketing

small-fish-big-fish Jul 9, 2014 - Although it can seem like a good idea to go for big marketing tactics right away, you must make sure your small marketing is effective before you make that leap. Comments

5 Marketing Tips I Learned in London

London outline Jul 8, 2014 - Marketers here in the U.S. can learn a thing or two from their counterparts across the pond. Here are some digital marketing insights gleaned from a recent trip to London. Comments

Content Syndication and Guest Blogging

Blog Jul 4, 2014 - Syndicating your content to a third-party site or guest blogging for a respected publication can be a boost for your business. Here's a deeper look at the benefits, and potential drawbacks, of this strategy. Comments

A Social Generation Comes of Age at the World Cup

social-world-cup Jul 4, 2014 - This year's World Cup showed the confluence of the Internet and the real world and the impact that access and live action can have on people. Comments

The Second Screen Is Secondary No More – Are You Making the Most of Mobile?

mobileads Jul 3, 2014 - Mobile has shed its "second-screen" image and is fast becoming the primary screen for many consumers. Here are some tips for how marketers can make the most of their brand's mobile experience. Comments

4 Digital Tools for Trend Scouting and Ideation

Idea Light Bulb Jul 2, 2014 - In order for marketers to succeed, they must use tools that can help them generate new, effective ideas as well as monitor trends in the industry. Here are four examples of tools that can help with just that. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: June 2014 Roundup

partnership2014 Jul 1, 2014 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during June. Comments

How to Manage a Legendary Brand

amazon logo 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

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