Brands strategize as Black Friday moves online

Nov 16, 2015 - By denouncing the practice of opening on Thanksgiving, retailers are getting in the public's good graces and boosting their e-commerce efforts as holiday shopping becomes more digital. Comments

Ignorance: the cornerstone of the ad blocking issue

castle-with-moat Nov 5, 2015 - Fighting ad blockers is not going to solve the expensive problem they pose to the industry. The key is to understanding why people use ad blockers and fixing those pain points together. Comments

Analytics agencies: what’s the right fit?

analytics-help-shutterstock-278678147 Oct 9, 2015 - Finding a digital analytics consulting firm that can cater to mid- to large-sized enterprises can pose a challenge, so ask some fundamental questions to narrow down the search. Comments

Small Publishers Are Most Affected by Ad Blockers, Says IAB

ad-blocking Sep 29, 2015 - Ad-blocking software is especially damaging to small publishers, but IAB MIXX says they understand why users download it. It's up to the industry to thwart blockers by serving ads people don't want to intercept. Comments

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Content Connects with the C-Suite

king-queen-crown Sep 29, 2015 - What's the best way to influence a C-level marketer? Given their creative predilections and busy schedules, strong content is a good bet. Here are five tips for doing so. Comments

Brands Still Matter - Just Not Like They Used To

brands-applied-gtld Sep 28, 2015 - Ogilvy's Colin Mitchell asked, "Do brands still matter?" They do, but today's informed consumers care less about a brand's image and more about service, philanthropy, and relevant experiences. Comments

The Rise of Ad Blocking Could Be a Complete Loss for Everyone

ad-blocking-image Sep 22, 2015 - Apple’s new operating system includes tools for app developers to block ads on Safari browser for iOS 9. As technology has made it easier to block ads, cutting contextually relevant content could do harm to not only publishers and advertisers, but... Comments

How Snuggle Is Using a Brand Community to Engage Customers Like Never Before

snuggle-and-blanket Sep 17, 2015 - Rather than depend exclusively on social media platforms, brands like Snuggle have cultivated their own online communities to effectively boost customer engagement and product sales. Comments

Is The Washington Post Right to Block Ad Block Users?

wp-ad-blocked Sep 11, 2015 - This analyzes how The Washington Post has decided to address users with ad-blocking software installed on their devices. Is this an effective way to counter this issue? Comments

The Role of the Modern Day Web Analyst

analyst Sep 1, 2015 - Gordon Choi breaks down web analytics and tips for data capture, extraction, manipulation and presentation. Comments

Why an Intent Strategy Can Solve the Ad Blocking Problem

shutterstock-125872154-problem-solving Aug 26, 2015 - One solution digital marketers can use for circumventing ad blockers is initiating a strategy based on intent marketing. Comments

Amazon to Abandon Adobe Flash Next Month

amazon-image-laptop Aug 20, 2015 - Amazon is going to ditch Adobe Flash, a move driven by recent browser-setting updates from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari. Comments

How American Apparel Is Moving to Value-Driven Data Analytics

american-apparel Aug 12, 2015 - At ClickZ Live San Francisco, American Apparel's CDO says marketers need a more nuanced definition of data value because not all of it delivers insights. Comments

4 Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2016

2015-2016 Aug 3, 2015 - A few things this columnist expects to see take off next year includes search branching out, Snapchat becoming a standard marketing platform, and Oculus Rift reshaping e-commerce. Comments

Optimize the Buyer Journey with Respectful Retargeting

new-retargeting Jul 30, 2015 - Retargeting has traditionally been about who's converted and who hasn't. But with the amount of available data, marketers now have to take a lot more consumer behaviors into consideration. Comments

4 Ways to Improve Audience Insights Through Collaboration

consuemr-insights Jul 28, 2015 - Today's socially and digitally engaged customer needs to be understood on a personal level,so any team that gathers insights must be an active part of the audience insights approach for your company. Comments

Periscope Marketing 101: Lessons from 3 New Campaigns

periscopelogo Jul 23, 2015 - According to Twitter, Periscope's helps brands to "forge a more personal relationship with consumers." Dunkin' Donuts, GE and St-Germain are three brands doing it right. Comments

7 Ways to Destroy Your Mobile Conversion Rates

No Symbol Jul 20, 2015 - Too many mobile websites have unadjusted text, unfocused visuals, and unclear icons. You should make sure yours isn't one of them, if you want to maintain your conversion rates. Comments

SEO and Strategy Tips for Success with Augmented Reality

welcome-to-reality Jul 8, 2015 - Augmented reality is moving from a novelty to an expected experience to enhance user engagement and to make informed decisions. Here are tips to boost your success. Comments

Snapchat Leads to 'Bestie Brands' #CZLTO

snapchat-logo Jun 26, 2015 - It may seem like a flash in the pan, but compared with Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat gives marketers a better chance to create close relationships with consumers, according to a ClickZ Live Toronto session. Comments

Chrome Auto Pause on Adobe Flash Means Video Should Shift to Social

Adobe Flash Player logo Jun 5, 2015 - Google Chrome has introduced a feature that automatically pauses Adobe Flash videos deemed extraneous to the browsing experience, which will silence many auto play ads. Comments

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