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Getting it right with social when everything we know is wrong

Nov 25, 2015 - Though still relatively new to the marketing sphere, social media has undergone many incarnations. As a communication tool, what is its true branding value and purpose? Comments

Why Twitter's removal of share counts is a big pain in the ass

twitter-eggs Nov 24, 2015 - Last week, Twitter removed share counts as part of a change to its widely used tweet and follow buttons. This update has implications on Twitter and publishers alike. Comments

TV everywhere: the new marketer opportunity

tv-homepage-flickr-2784547940-0c076e305b-z Nov 20, 2015 - As the progressive momentum of Apple TV and streaming sites like Netflix continues to make traditional video a thing of the past, marketers must prepare to cater to a multi-screen world. Comments

Cyber Friday: Why this is the year Black Friday will play out online

mobile-first-christmas-8302267342-3a909e4dd7-z Nov 19, 2015 - As the countdown to Black Friday continues, this year's mad dash to high profit margins will be characterized by a cross-device digital marketing approach, with emphasis on mobile. Comments

How can you solve your mobile marketing problem?

mobile-mail Nov 17, 2015 - What is the most effective channel and the best strategy to reach consumers in today's market? According to research, email newsletters tailored for mobile is a recipe for success. Comments

Bridging the digital and the physical

nature-laptop-outside-macbook Nov 16, 2015 - To optimize campaign strategy, these retail and e-tail brands use innovative tactics that blur the line between online and offline realms, thus enhancing the user experience. Comments

Why programmatic ad buying is more important than you think

programatic-buying-walle Nov 13, 2015 - What is programmatic ad buying? Here's how this highly targeted, efficient, automated process can benefit B2B and B2C marketing strategies and increase ROI. Comments

4 E.A.S.Y opportunities you must master before 2016

easy-st-flickr-569593575-4c368e5f9d-z Nov 11, 2015 - Creating consumer-centric experiences and solutions can be "easy" and will help separate the winners from the losers in 2016. Comments

3 tips for creating compelling visual content on social media

visual-content-flickr-926890-640 Nov 4, 2015 - As users continue to adopt a mobile-first approach to online access, marketers need to create more compelling content for visual platforms like Instagram to engage consumers. Comments

Understanding the customer: how to improve the perception of mobile video ads

watching-mobile Nov 3, 2015 - Here's how marketers can use the fundamentals of intent marketing in conjunction with users' responses to video ads to create relevant mobile content that consumers will appreciate. Comments

How to use mobile as a bridge between digital and physical

bridge-flickr-8678102574-773d88fa42-z Nov 2, 2015 - The evolution of mobile tech is closing the gap between digital and tangible planes. How can marketers use these advances to facilitate the customer journey and drive sales? Comments

3 things you need to know about bot traffic

robots Oct 29, 2015 - Most advertisers don't think they're affected by bots. But since more than half of the Internet's traffic is not human - though it's not necessarily nefarious - that assumption is most likely false. Comments

How Uber thinks locally to expand globally

uber-logo-black-background Oct 28, 2015 - Asia Pacific's diverse markets mean a localization strategy is an imperative part of Uber's marketing and expansion plans for the region. Comments

Thinking out loud: the next great marketing opportunity

voice-search-flickr21586712786-4899ca1576-z Oct 28, 2015 - The evolution voice search indicates the verbal communication is on its way to becoming the next great marketing channel. How can brands use orally driven tech to engage with audiences? Comments

4 ways Boomerang enhances the Instagram advertising experience

man-boomerang Oct 27, 2015 - A new app adds GIFs to Instagram's list of video offerings for advertisers. Creating content that's inherently shareable is one way marketers can use it successfully. Comments

TV's problem is the TV itself

dead-tv-flickr191751016-3fd4788789-z Oct 23, 2015 - As traditional video formats fade further into obscurity, marketers need a multi-screen strategy driven by snackable media to successfully connect with Millennial audiences. Comments

Holiday shopping: what shoppers and retailers are really thinking

storm-trooper-shopping-flickr-5278223836-b8dd3ae6e1-z Oct 23, 2015 - Brands can use consumer expectations to dictate campaign strategy. Here's how targeting with special promotions can help marketers gain a competitive edge during the holiday season. Comments

5 holiday shopping trends to watch

samsung-smartphone Oct 22, 2015 - Advertisers that are currently in the process of churning out holiday marketing campaigns in anticipation of the upcoming shopping season should take note of these five digital trends. Comments

Go live! The top 5 open-time personalization testing opportunities

email-images Oct 16, 2015 - What is the best way to effectively test open-time personalization functions in your email marketing program? Refine your strategy and increase engagement by using these five tips. Comments

How brands use WeChat for impact and engagement

wechat-kate-spade-sky-lantern Oct 15, 2015 - WeChat is China's most indispensable app. Here is a look at how brands from Kate Spade to Chanel are using this versatile platform to market to Chinese consumers. Comments

How Target's new ads show the real value of Shazam

shazam-to-shop Oct 15, 2015 - Target's ability to incorporate Shazam as a pillar of its latest ad campaign exemplifies the future of cross-channel innovation with the user experience at the core of brand strategy. Comments

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