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Beyond Banners: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Aug 18, 2014 - This column, guest authored by Steven Stein, senior vice president of sales and strategy at 33Across, explores the new formats of display advertising, and the challenges and concerns that come along with them. Comments

Social Engagement Comes in Many Forms [#CZLSF]

Social Media Sharing Aug 15, 2014 - At her session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, IBM's social business strategist discussed the ways in which several brands have excelled at engagement. Comments

Southern Comfort Adopts Live Shark to Give #Sharktender Campaign Extra Bite

southern-comfort-great-white Aug 15, 2014 - The recipe for Southern Comfort’s Shark Week digital cocktail includes a live shark, as well as tracking, tweeting, and interactive video, stirred. Comments

Facebook Leads Way In In-store Sales for SMBs [Study]

facebook-homepage Aug 14, 2014 - A new study from digital marketing company G/O Digital shows that compared to Twitter and Pinterest, Facebook is better at driving offline sales for small businesses, with 84 percent of respondents saying that local deals or offers on Facebook heavily... Comments

Variation in Content Creation Is Trick to Winning Social [#CZLSF]

content Aug 14, 2014 - A look at the day two keynote panel at ClickZ Live San Francisco, a fireside chat with Facebook, Hootsuite, Ghirardelli, YouTube and the Online Marketing Institute's Aaron Kahlow. Comments

Oreo Mini Delivery Thinks Small

oreo-mini-wonderfilled Aug 13, 2014 - Oreo’s Mini Delivery campaign, in which 500 personalized parcels a day are up for grabs for two weeks, highlights the concept of scarcity as a marketing tool and should generate a small number of highly qualified consumer recipients, experts say. Comments

Meow Mix Taps Nostalgia in Jingle Remix Effort

meow-mix-2 Aug 13, 2014 - Like many brands, Meow Mix hopes nostalgia for an old brand asset will help drum up interest in its latest campaign. But experts say the challenge for any such effort is making sure the right people get their hands on it, which remains to be seen. Comments

Google Testing New Way to Catch Up in Mobile

google-logo-square Aug 12, 2014 - The tech giant is trying out a new way of targeting both mobile Web visitors and mobile app users, something they should have done much earlier in the mobile space, say industry participants. Comments

10 Questions to Ask Your Social Media Audience

askquestions Aug 12, 2014 - Here are 10 things to ask on social media in order to achieve a better engagement rate among your customers, because without engagement you have next to nothing. Comments

Why You Should Get Involved in Organic Social Media - and How to Do It Right

Social Media Sharing Aug 11, 2014 - Brands that engage in organic social media strategies can better engage with their audiences and develop more meaningful connections. Here's how to develop an organic social media technique in the right way. Comments

Under Armour Uses Star Power to Boost Content Marketing Efforts

video-monetization Aug 11, 2014 - The brand’s five-part video series starring NFL quarterback Cam Newton demonstrates how an athlete's popularity can propel a brand's content marketing strategy even if they don’t explicitly promote a product. Comments

Pinterest Updates 'Send a Pin' to Boost Interaction. Is E-Commerce Next?

pinterest-alt Aug 8, 2014 - Now, when users receive a pin, they can reply with a message or send a pin back. Industry insiders say this feature adds another layer to Pinterest’s Guided Search and brings more opportunities to online businesses. Comments

Sprint’s Frobinson Framily Hits the Road in a Digital Content Initiative

publisher-roadmap Aug 8, 2014 - Sprint has partnered with Roadtrippers to plot a summertime road trip for its Frobinson framily, but experts say the campaign's goals and ROI potential are unclear. Comments

LinkedIn Sales Tool Paves Way For Warmer Leads

linkedin22 Aug 5, 2014 - LinkedIn says its Sales Navigator tool will help sales professionals get away from cold outreaches and build better connections with buyers. Comments

The Next Revolution in Social Commerce Is Still a Taboo

bag-and-hands Aug 5, 2014 - As social media giants like Facebook and Twitter experiment further with e-commerce, services like Venmo appear more and more to be the future of digital and mobile commerce. How should marketers take advantage of this trend? Comments

How One Pair of Shoes Can Drive Digital Publishing Success

cbanner-shoes Aug 1, 2014 - When you view a pair of shoes on a retailer's website, but don't purchase them right away, the shoes follow you around the Internet, showing up on nearly every site you visit. Publishers can learn a lot from these shoe retailers' tactics. Comments

Pop Princess Defeats Pint-Sized Darth Vader in Video "Share Wars"

activa Jul 31, 2014 - Shakira's ad for Activia has just become the most shared video ad of all time - showing a growing trend in the rise of "trackvertising." How can marketers capitalize on this? Comments

How to Make Funny Videos Without Becoming the Laughing Stock of the Internet

shutterstock-161305277 Jul 31, 2014 - Humor is a potentially powerful weapon in a brand’s arsenal, but they must be savvy when they wield it in video form. That means in part creating relatable content that isn't too long and tells a brand’s story. Comments

The Real World of Character Marketing and Brand Fan Fiction

onepanem Jul 31, 2014 - Brands have the opportunity to cultivate their own fan content online, yet most have not embraced the idea of promoting their products in this fashion. Here are some tips for getting started. Comments

A Social Media Presence Isn’t Enough – Brands Need Engagement [Report]

Social Media Manager Jul 30, 2014 - A new report from Sprinklr finds that simply developing social media platforms isn't enough for brands — conversing with customers is to the key to avoiding alienating them. Comments

Can Social Help Solve Video Advertising Ad Fraud?

online-video-1 Jul 29, 2014 - By measuring the social activity taking place around a video and using that data in combination with raw viewing statistics, marketers can gain a better picture of how their video ad is performing. Comments

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