Online marketing experts examine trends in digital marketing, parsing the essentials from the hype.


Does an app exist if it is never used?

Oct 12, 2015 - Apps are popular in APAC, but abandonment is high. Here are three tips to re-engage your users on apps. Comments

Spotlight on: Adam Tucker, president, Ogilvy NYC

ogilvy-logo Oct 12, 2015 - As one of the top agencies in the world, Ogilvy & Mather specializes in campaigns that engage consumers in unique ways - something New York president Adam Tucker believes is the future of storytelling. Comments

10 ways online retailers can use urgency to increase conversions

booking Oct 12, 2015 - Creating a sense of urgency in the customer's mind can be a great way to increase conversions. There are a number of ways to do it: a cut-off time for free delivery, a message advising that stock levels are low, or limited time sales promotions. Comments

People data and its impact on marketing: Q&A with Unilever’s Shawn O’Neal

shawn-oneal-unilever Oct 9, 2015 - In advance of his session at ClickZ Live Chicago, we spoke with Shawn O’Neal, vice president of marketing data and analytics at Unilever about the impact of data on marketing. Comments

Content marketing is being held back by a lack of strategy

content-attitudes Oct 9, 2015 - Content marketing is being widely adopted, but a lack of clear strategy and interference from senior management is holding content teams back. Comments

How to analyze big data to enhance the purchase journey

data-persona Oct 8, 2015 - Big data can be overwhelming. Here is how to use predictive lead scoring and persona-based marketing to analyze big data to drive business. Comments

How will the IoT affect CPG brands?

mobile-iot Oct 8, 2015 - Bud Light is officially selling smart fridges that let you know when you're almost out of beer. Is this a fun novelty item, or does it show how CPG brands will be impacted by the IoT? Comments

The 3 reasons online advertising campaigns fail

stamp-fail Oct 8, 2015 - There is a fine line between success and failure in the digital marketing industry. Ensure your brand strategy is primed for prosperity by avoiding these mistakes in your next campaign. Comments

Europe’s highest court: safe harbor data sharing between EU, U.S. invalid

eu-image Oct 6, 2015 - U.S. companies are not allowed to transfer the EU citizens' personal data to the U.S., a decision that will jeopardize both regions' digital advertising marketplaces, industry experts say. Comments

Digital marketing people on the move: GE has a new CMO

ge-image Oct 6, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during September of 2015. Comments

Personalization helps Amazon prevail

amazon Oct 6, 2015 - It's no secret that Amazon is the retail sector's biggest disruptor. As to why that is, BloomReach research found top-notch personalization to be the e-commerce giant's greatest strength. Comments

How Asia Leads Innovative Shopping Experiences

shutterstock-147642644 Oct 5, 2015 - Innovation in Asia has resulted in retailers creating e-commerce environments that can cater to consumers' needs, in order to yield positive and ultimately profitable user experiences. Comments

No Single Channel Excels in China as Consumer Touchpoints Expand

touchpoints Oct 5, 2015 - Marketers in China face an ongoing challenge when choosing and integrating the increasing number of touchpoints needed for a positive brand experience. Comments

Innovation, Data Integral to a High Digital IQ

innovative-ideas Oct 5, 2015 - Digital leaders share common attributes that are driving stronger financial performance, according to business consulting company PwC. Is your digital IQ high enough? Comments

What Is Your Client Really Asking?

client-question-shutterstock-249909052 Oct 5, 2015 - As advertising authorities, it's important to know that the ability to comprehend the subtext of clients’ concerns and questions makes it easier to find effective solutions. Comments

NYC Is Still the Place to Be for Agencies, Despite Its Difficulties

nyc-skyline Oct 2, 2015 - During Advertising Week's first-ever Periscope-streamed session, three marketers discussed the importance of moving an agency to New York, and the inherent obstacles and benefits of doing so. Comments

Google and Droga5: Tech Innovations Cannot Replace Storytelling

tech-and-creativity Oct 2, 2015 - Mobile provides many platforms for content creation and distribution, such as Instagram, Snapchat and Vine. But those channels are just canvases. Brands need to take a platform-agnostic approach and create content that matters, senior executive from Google and Droga5 said at Advertising Week. Comments

How Urgent Are Your Important Tasks?

eisenhower Oct 2, 2015 - Using the Eisenhower Decision Matrix as a model for productivity, you can learn how to better budget time and organize resources in order to execute effective digital campaigns. Comments

The Future of India Is E-Commerce

india-e-commerce Oct 1, 2015 - Less than a quarter of India's population has access to the Internet today, but the country's future in e-commerce appears promising. Comments

Your Brand Can Be as Famous as Sour Patch Kids

sour-patch-kids-twitter Oct 1, 2015 - During her presentation at Advertising Week, Farrah Bezner, marketing director of Halls and Candy at Mondelēz International, talked about how the brand captures the hearts of teens and millennials, and how you can do it too. Comments

What Are Some of the Best Practices for Visual Content Marketing?

blueeye Oct 1, 2015 - When it comes to visual content, what are some big dos and dont's? We reached out to some of the top dogs at Pinterest, Tumblr, Killer Infographics and Giphy to share their knowledge. Comments

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