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 the History of Counterfeiting Can Teach Us About the Future of Digital Marketing

May 26, 2014 - We no longer have to counterfeit in the digital marketing world - let's break the rules. That's what the Internet is for. Comments

Digital Marketers Are Salespeople, Too

sales-marketing-aligned May 22, 2014 - As digital marketers, we must think of sales as part of our jobs, too. Here are three key objectives to help focus your efforts. Comments

Adidas to Customize Shoes With Instagram Photos

adidaslogo May 22, 2014 - By leveraging the wealth of social content on Instagram, Adidas will incorporate consumers’ digital experiences into its new line of sneakers. Comments

Why Integration Is a 4-Letter Word

integration-four-letter-word May 22, 2014 - Brands often plaster the same content across all marketing channels with little thought to relevance, strategy, or how it all fits. What brands need to focus on is orchestration, not integration. Comments

Data-Driven Influencer Outreach: Creating Strategic 1-to-1 Connections

Business handshake May 19, 2014 - A detailed look at how to mine and then leverage deep and raw social data about potential influencers. Comments

LG Asks Moms to Vent With #MomConfessions

momconfessions May 16, 2014 - The new multimedia campaign from appliance maker LG seeks to focus on what moms really think. Comments

5 Quick Fixes for Brand Blogs

blogs-blogging-sm May 15, 2014 - Blogs aren't going anywhere - and every brand blog could use a little upkeep, particularly as new methods of optimization emerge. Comments

Sony Kicks Off World Cup With Fan-Powered Social Media Site

sonyinitiative May 14, 2014 - Sony’s most recent digital initiative, called "One Stadium Live," is a one-of-a-kind social media campaign dedicated to soccer fans around the world. Comments

Seasonal Marketing Strategies

seasonal-marketing May 14, 2014 - Summertime brings real and predictable changes in our human experience, which is reflected in the online environment and the online behavior of your audience. Have you looked at your digital marketing plans with your shades on yet? Comments

3 Brands Reach New Users With Mobile Apps

express1 May 13, 2014 - Brands that gathered at Adobe's Digital Publishing Symposium demonstrated how mobile apps are helping them reach new audiences. Comments

Mozilla to Test Sponsored Content on Firefox

firefoximage 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

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