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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6 Tips for Sequencing Your Marketing Content

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

Enterprise Software Can Be "Sexy," Too - If You Know How to Frame It

enterprise-software Sep 23, 2014 - With the increasing focus on visual appeal in the technology sector, how can enterprise software marketers showcase their products in an intriguing way? Comments

Is That a Gap in Your Brand Story?

storybooks Sep 19, 2014 - Successful businesses not only tell a good story, they also 'do' a good story. Here are some examples of 'storydoers' and how you can spot them. Comments

Fans vs. Customers: Which Do You Strive For?

fans-vs-customers Sep 19, 2014 - While customers may buy your product, fans think of themselves as extensions of your business. Does your marketing focus on attracting customers or fans? Comments

What Makes B2B Event Marketing Work?

avcjaus Sep 18, 2014 - Event marketing can provide content generation and engagement outside of the event itself. Here are some of the best tactics to make sure your event strategy works. Comments

Who's Driving Your Content Strategy?

Content Sep 16, 2014 - Thinking broadly about sourcing your content, as well as taking a customer-focused approach, can drive performance. Comments

Crafting Your Analytics Story: 2 Guidelines to Keep in Mind

close up image of handwriting Sep 15, 2014 - Writing an effective and informative article about analytics can be tricky. Here are two things to keep in mind when crafting your next piece. Comments

The Apple Watch: Why Size Matters

apple-watch-official Sep 15, 2014 - The introduction of the Apple Watch means marketers are going to have to start thinking small again. The size limitation of the watch means we must be open to a new wave of innovation - are you ready? Comments

5 Techniques for Fighting Writer's Block

writers-block Sep 12, 2014 - Even the best writers battle writer's block from time to time, and when you're writing about a niche subject, coming up with new ideas can be hard. Here are five tips for how to get the ideas flowing. Comments

The 99% Reality: Online Marketing Is Broken, Migrate Toward Wearables

fitbytes-wearabletech-jawboneup Sep 12, 2014 - Low conversion rates are generally expected in online marketing campaigns these days. But the rise of wearables may change that - do you have a wearables marketing strategy in place? Comments

7 Tips for Perfecting Your Digital Marketing Program

strategy Sep 10, 2014 - Marketers constantly have to re-evaluate and improve their marketing strategies in today's fast-moving world. Here are some tips for assessing your own digital marketing program and maximizing its success. Comments

The Importance of Digital Transformation

digital-transformation Sep 9, 2014 - Paul Hoskins, executive chairman and founder of Precedent, explains why organizations need to look to the power of "digital transformation" in order to succeed in today's digitally savvy world. Comments

The Marketer Happiness Quotient: Technology Is Your Friend

happy-faces-sad Sep 9, 2014 - A study shows that marketing departments have lots of room to improve when it comes to employee engagement. Technology, and specifically marketing automation technology, can be the key to increasing your employee engagement rates. Comments

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