Context Is Our Kingdom, Says MasterCard

Aug 17, 2015 - Move over, content. Context is the new kid in town! MasterCard’s VP of Global Digital Marketing reveals the company's five-tier approach to mobile and why context is at the center of it all. Comments

Online Shopping Holidays: A Boom for Retailers

ecommerce-conversions-clicks Aug 16, 2015 - The boom in shopping holidays – traditional and invented – provides a great opportunity for e-tailers large and small, with a three-month lead in making all the difference. Comments

Who Is a Hot Surprise? Never Use Your Worst Photo!

surprise Aug 10, 2015 - Just in time for the sleepy summer silly season, David Ketchum offers the following tips for campaign and keyword optimization. Comments

In the Moment Marketing With Mobile Advertising: The Next Big Leap

affluent-millennials Aug 5, 2015 - The new battle for the consumer is raging on mobile, as preferences and purchase decisions are made in “micro-moments”. 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

Our Smartphones, Ourselves

digital-evolution Jul 29, 2015 - Our smartphones have so much data on everything about us, from our sleeping patterns to our shopping habits, they've become extensions of ourselves. Just how much of that data do marketers have access to? Comments

Why the Mathematician Is the New Creative Genius

behavioral-data-targeting Jul 29, 2015 - Generic marketing is no longer an option in the digital age. Personalization and behavioral intent - thinking about consumers' mindsets, rather than their demographics - are crucial for success. Comments

4 Social Media Buzzwords You Should Not Stop Using

social-media-bubble Jul 28, 2015 - All digital marketers should keep the following four social media terms in their vocabulary. Comments

5 Surefire Ways to Alienate Your Target Audience (And How to Avoid Them)

marketing-platform Jul 16, 2015 - Being on a single channel or the wrong channels altogether; being offensive or irrelevant; and sticking with mobile banners, rather than native ads, are a few common mistakes marketers make. Comments

Only 14 Percent of Marketers Are Confident When It Comes to Data [Study]

cmo-purchase-funnel-big-data Jul 8, 2015 - According to a new Millward Brown Digital study, 42 percent of marketers consider big data this year's top priority - however, only 14 percent are confident they're using it effectively. Comments

Toyota Partners with Google Places for Local Targeting

toyota-logo Jul 2, 2015 - Toyota has paired up with Google Places to create a local search API that enables banner ads to suggest geo-targeted activities to consumers. Comments

The Real-Time Opportunity in Native Apps

whatsapp Jul 1, 2015 - Customers crave rich experiences within mobile apps. But marketers can’t deliver these experiences without real-time app agility and optimization. Comments

4 Keys to Personalization in an Omnichannel World

content-personalization Jun 30, 2015 - How to achieve that one-to-one connection as your customers navigate across channels. Comments

Digital Marketing Battle Being Won with First Party Data (Study)

data-quality Jun 29, 2015 - A new survey has found that most top marketers are abandoning third-party data, giving rise to greater personalization with first and second-party data. Comments

Vernacular Mobile Video on Demand: A New Avenue for Marketers

mobile-movie Jun 24, 2015 - ‘Localization’ of marketing through videos in native languages is the next level of audience engagement. Comments

4 Opportunities to Double Down on Data

emailcampaign Jun 9, 2015 - Uber sending emails about users' personal experiences is just one example of a brand leveraging data to deliver great email marketing campaigns. Comments

The Future Is Personalized

personalization Jun 4, 2015 - Because consumers have come to expect personalized marketing, in the future, it will be key for brands to incorporate personalization in programmatic, wearables and branded content. Comments

Reaching the Product Page Abandoner

cart-abandonment Jun 2, 2015 - Product page abandonment emails remind consumers what they were looking at earlier. They're similar to cart abandonment emails, but not nearly as popular, though they ought to be. Comments

Why Mobile Is Content Marketing's Missing Link

video-nielsen May 28, 2015 - It's crucial for content marketers to think about smartphones and tablets, as the average amount of video we watch on mobile devices is expected to jump by nine minutes this year. Comments

What Every Brand Marketer Needs to Know About Digital Personalization

customer-relationship May 25, 2015 - Consumers and business buyers alike have come to expect personalized shopping experiences, so it's essential to up your relationship marketing across every channel. Comments

Personas Rise Again in Support of 1:1 Personalization

personas May 19, 2015 - Though not typically used for segmentation, formerly out-of-fashion personas can be key personalization supplements for content marketers. Comments

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