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Making Your List and Checking It Twice

Oct 1, 2014 - This extensive holiday checklist will give you an idea of what you need to focus on to ensure you have a successful holiday marketing season. Comments

Data Tidal Wave: Opportunity and Responsibility

sea-wave Oct 1, 2014 - As marketers, we need to think carefully about how we can maintain a balance of using data to improve the customer experience while also allowing for visibility and control for individuals who want to understand how their personal data is being used. Comments

6 Tips for Sequencing Your Marketing Content

content-sequencing 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

Beyond Tweets: How Social and CRM Are Joining Forces

shutterstock-159960029 Sep 30, 2014 - By combining social media marketing with CRM, you can go from just attracting attention to actually making money. How can social and CRM work together for you? Comments

Does Facebook’s Atlas Solve the "Cookie Problem"?

Facebook Logo Sep 29, 2014 - Facebook kicked off Ad Week with the launch of Atlas. The ad platform will avoid tracking cookies by taking a "people based" marketing approach. 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

"Come Back!" - The Abandoned Customer Basket

eshopping-cart Sep 26, 2014 - Marketing automation can be an effective tool in combating the problem of abandoned shopping carts. Use the technology to determine how you can increase conversion rates and drive sales. 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

Insights, Tricks, Mistakes, and Future Trends Digital Marketers Should Know [Video]

ClickZ Live Mobile App Sep 25, 2014 - In these video interviews from ClickZ Live San Francisco, you will glean insights, get tips, and hear about future trends from leading digital marketers at Yahoo, Amazon, Hootsuite, and more. 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

Agencies, Vendors, and the Gray Areas of Programmatic

shades-of-gray Sep 25, 2014 - If you're using the technology correctly, programmatic marketing can't be broken down into neat and tidy categories. This makes the process of pigeonholing vendors counter-productive for marketers. 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

Sears Aims to Boost Business by Keeping Customers at the Curb

shutterstock-189193784 Sep 23, 2014 - Sears' Shop Your Way allows customers to make returns and exchanges from inside their vehicles by integrating the company's website, mobile app, and brick-and-mortar stores. Comments

Content and Analytics: A Strategic Combination

advanced-analytics Sep 23, 2014 - To improve the results of your content marketing efforts, apply an analytics-based approach that focuses on channel and format as much as topic. 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

Digital Tops Marketing Priorities for Retailers This Holiday Season [Study]

in-store-retail Sep 22, 2014 - Only 32 percent of retailers plan to invest in mobile commerce this holiday season, despite it being defined as a "competitive weakness." Comments

Macy's Brings Location-Based Deals Nationwide With Expansion of iBeacon

shutterstock-77841820 Sep 19, 2014 - Implementation of location technology is just one example of Macy's new omni-channel improvements, which also include smart fitting rooms and enhanced apps. Comments

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