One profile to serve them all: how a unified customer view drives mar-tech bliss

Nov 24, 2015 - In anticipation of Black Friday, we explain the advantages of a universal consumer profile; improving B2C interactions via personalization and enhancing the customer journey. Comments

6 strategy questions to address before you design and build a mobile-friendly site (or app)

bing-mobile-friendly Nov 23, 2015 - A mobile-friendly site (or app) is not an end; it is a means to that end. To avoid failure, disappointment and embarrassment, companies must set clear business objectives, do the due diligence on who, what, when, where, why and how. This is the... 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

Why should marketers care about image recognition technology?

baby-face Nov 19, 2015 - Major technology companies and e-commerce platforms – such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Pinterest and Alibaba – have been investing in image recognition technology in order to stand out in their category. What does it mean for brands in the future... 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

What Twitter marketers can learn from JetBlue, Emirates and Royal Dutch Airlines

flight-image Nov 18, 2015 - What are the most important Twitter marketing strategies you can learn from JetBlue, Emirates and Royal Dutch Airlines? Comments

How Mondelēz International keeps Oreo dynamic with fearless marketing

orea-family Nov 17, 2015 - Fueled by creativity and enthusiasm, the successful launch of Oreo's Colorfilled campaign exemplifies how Mondelēz International is able to consistently remain ahead of the marketing curve. 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

Brands strategize as Black Friday moves online

empty-christmas-mall 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

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

The art and science behind creating magic mobile moments

magic-mobile-flickr-5034204552-edb2a33f73-o-1 Nov 16, 2015 - As mobile tech continues to advance, marketers can use algorithms for dark data to drive micro-moments, ultimately improving the customer journey by catering to users' immediate needs. Comments

Why have QR codes taken off in China?

qr-codes-in-china-clickz-live-screenshot Nov 15, 2015 - In China, brands are using QR codes for everything – from digital campaigns, to branding, to content marketing and O2O e-commerce strategies. And it's all because of WeChat. Comments

Social messaging: East versus West

social-media-messaging Nov 12, 2015 - As social messaging continues to grow, what are the differences between the West and the East, and can one learn from the other? Comments

How China's Singles Day smashed global e-commerce sales records

alibaba-singles-day-final-screen Nov 12, 2015 - Mobile, pre-sales marketing and a live television gala event starring James Bond, were just some of the elements making this year's Alibaba Singles Day event another record-breaker. Comments

How Alibaba's annual shopping festival is revolutionizing e-commerce

alibaba-singles-day-logo Nov 9, 2015 - Alibaba wants to change the world's e-commerce landscape, using its Singles Day on November 11 as a springboard. Comments

How much do you know about Facebook video advertising?

mark-zuckerberg-video-chat Nov 6, 2015 - ClickZ breaks down Facebook’s video ad offerings, from the newly released Slideshow to different buying options, to help you unleash the power of video advertising on the platform. Comments

6 ways to improve the creative process

the-future-flickr Nov 6, 2015 - In spite of the rapid progression of technological developments, the evolution of marketing's creative process remains stunted. These strategies encourage growth in this area. 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

Staying relevant in a mobile, multichannel, data-driven world

times-are-changing Nov 3, 2015 - In a digital world of ongoing change, lead nurturing, segmentation, and the effective creation of quality content are essential in order to help your business stay relevant. 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

Digital people on the move: StubHub and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have new marketing leaders

businessman-flickr Nov 2, 2015 - StubHub, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Havas, EVB, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced key hires and promotions this past October. Comments

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