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Could Microsoft and AOL Take on Google and Facebook?

Jul 31, 2015 - To compete with Google and Facebook, Microsoft and AOL are training one another on their respective strengths: content and programmatic. 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

Will Twitter's Backgrounds Contain Ads?

Twitter Money Jul 23, 2015 - On Monday, Twitter removed all custom background images from user profiles. Marketers are divided on whether or not this move means that the white space will eventually be ad space. Comments

The End of the Independent Web Might Be Caused By Readers

useagle Jul 10, 2015 - While we've become accustomed to the Internet being free, advertising is the price we pay for that. As people grow tired of ads and install ad blockers, that could potentially change. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: June 2015 Roundup

image-business-professionals Jul 3, 2015 - A roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during June. Comments

Unlock More Volume with Broad Match

Bing Logo Jun 24, 2015 - A Bing product called Broad Match, a method of query-keyword matching, promises to get marketers more conversions and ensure they lose less clicks, while reaching a wider audience. Comments

Microsoft Tops LinkedIn’s List of Top 10 Global Brands

microsoft-company-image Jun 19, 2015 - Beating out Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Google, Microsoft earned the highest Content Marketing Score on LinkedIn’s list of the 10 most influential global brands. Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Brand on Their Minds

position-visibility-click Jun 19, 2015 - Visibility and increased brand recognition is a marathon, not a sprint. To stay on consumers' minds, it's key to keep the pressure on through things like blogs, social and sales outreach. Comments

What Social Search and New Domain Extensions Could Mean for Start-Ups

domains-names Jun 18, 2015 - Brands like Google and Amazon have plans to launch their own dot brands in the next two years. More marketers should follow their lead as social and search become more connected. Comments

YouTube Moves Back Into Gaming With Twitch Replica

youtube2 Jun 15, 2015 - YouTube is going to introduce YouTube Gaming this summer, a live streaming video game platform similar to Amazon-owned Twitch. Comments

Why We Need More Women in Tech

superwoman Jun 12, 2015 - Greater diversity leads to greater innovation. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says we need "to change the dynamic, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded." She's right. Comments

Brands Fight Ad Blindness With Interactive Experiences

mobilesmartphones Jun 2, 2015 - Brands like Target, Shazam, and The Home Depot are increasingly making interactive mobile ads, while also taking decreasing user attention spans into consideration. Comments

Uber Partners With Foursquare to Combine Local Search and Transportation

uber-logo Jun 1, 2015 - Uber has continued a string of search-based partnerships, including Microsoft and YP, that will ostensibly give the car service app a leg up over Lyft and local cab services. Comments

Apple Is The World's Most Valuable Brand [Study]

silver-apple-logo-apple-picture May 27, 2015 - Having grown 67 percent from last year, Apple overtook Google for the top spot in WPP's annual ranking of the top 100 global brands, demonstrating technology's strong growth. Comments

Facebook Becomes the Fastest Growing Global Media Company

Facebook thumbs up May 12, 2015 - Facebook has long been a dominant social media platform, but now the brand has grown to be one of the most profitable media companies in the world, according to ZenithOptimedia. Comments

Why New Microsoft Office Integrations Could Be a Boon for E-Commerce

Microsoft logo May 7, 2015 - Between ordering a meal, booking maintenance services, or replenishing office supplies, there’s no real limit to the types of e-commerce apps that might benefit from tying in with Office. Comments

Marketing Departments to Move Majority of Apps to Cloud in 2 Years

Cloud computing Apr 10, 2015 - Forty-seven percent of marketing departments will have 60 percent of their apps on a cloud platform within two years. Comments

12 Social Media Posts That Are Funnier Than Yours

funny-social-media Mar 24, 2015 - Brands that let their hair down on social media and get consumers to laugh have a leg up on the competition. Check out these 12 companies that are doing it right. Comments

SXSW 2015: Mazda Focuses on Community to Generate Brand Awareness

m-photo-fh2-xbox360-mazdacontest-team-dtf Mar 15, 2015 - Mazda's vice president of marketing, Russell Wager, sat down with ClickZ at South by Southwest to talk about how the car brand focuses on its close-knit community of fans to create word-of-mouth buzz. Comments

The OS Car Wars

cars-auto Mar 13, 2015 - Cars are fast becoming the next "connected" space, and so the battle for who will gain control over the operating systems is beginning to be waged. Who will win? Comments

Mountain Dew Illustrates the Virtual Reality Trend

mountain-dew Mar 6, 2015 - As virtual reality is featured at more industry events, more brands - such as Mountain Dew, with its virtual reality snowboarding experience - are working it into their marketing strategies. Comments

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