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Think Globally, Act Mobile-ly

Aug 27, 2014 - "Mobile Internet" isn't just one thing - it's really an umbrella term for many different devices, operating systems, media channels, and network technologies. But no matter how you define it, the "mobile Internet" will open up many new opportunities for marketers. Comments

Social Media and the Challenge Facing CIOs

chief-information-officer Aug 27, 2014 - Social media may have landed in marketing, but it’s increasingly the chief information officer (CIO) that’s being looked to for answers to the question "what’s next?" Comments

Convergence Analytics and the 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle

A Gartner logo Aug 25, 2014 - A look at this year's Gartner Hype Cycle report, and a deep dive into what its results mean for digital marketers in terms of convergence analytics. Comments

4 Ways Predictive Technology Makes Your Life Easier

advertising-words Aug 22, 2014 - Advancements in technology are giving marketers the ability to attribute revenue to specific parts of their advertising efforts. Here are four ways in which predictive technology can make a marketer's life easier. Comments

Channel Integration or Channel Maximization?

Concept image of integration Aug 20, 2014 - While cross-channel integration is popular, it often still makes sense to ask yourself the question, should I be trying to integrate my efforts in this channel or maximize my efforts in this channel? Comments

Change Management: The Missing Link in Your Demand Generation Strategy

change11 Aug 20, 2014 - The rate of change in the digital marketing world today is so fast that keeping up doesn't just mean using new tools anymore - you must fully understand change management in order to succeed. Comments

Starwood’s New Robotic Butler Accepts #MeetBotlr Tweets as Tips

botlr-upclose-lr Aug 19, 2014 - Starting on August 20, a robotic butler will serve guests at Starwood’s Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California. Different from a human bellhop, the robot will accept tweets as tips. Comments

What Pushes Marketing Toward the Forefront of Digital Change?

forefront-digital-change Aug 12, 2014 - This second piece from ClickZ Training takes a look at some of the factors that are pushing marketing toward the forefront of digital change in organizations, including corporate culture and technology strategy. Comments

3 Start-Up Lessons From Television

tv-static Aug 7, 2014 - Although the tech industry of the silver screen is of course a bit more glamorous and dramatic than that of the real world, there are still lessons to be learned from the TV portrayal of start-ups. 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

Creativity and Connection

shutterstock-157130189 Aug 1, 2014 - While automation technology can do many things, for now humans are the source of the most creativity. But what is the future of creativity in the digital marketing industry? Comments

Why Marketing Automation Is Driving a Bigger Role for the CMO

automation-shutterstock-136061006 Jul 31, 2014 - The newest technology available has led to the expansion of the scope of the chief marketing officer's role. But in some cases, the data-collection technology is outpacing the marketer's skill in knowing how to use it to make strategic business decisions... Comments

The Eyes Have It: Looking Ahead to Visual Web 2.0

all-seing-eye Jul 30, 2014 - The next phase of the visual Web, "Visual Web 2.0," will see images shifting from being units of communication to user interfaces - with the help of easy, useful image recognition technology. Comments

7 Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at ClickZ Live San Francisco

A view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Jul 28, 2014 - This year's ClickZ Live includes exciting and informative sessions on a range of topics, from data-driven marketing and display advertising to social innovation and next-generation search. Comments

Microsoft: Who Cares?

Microsoft Jul 28, 2014 - Microsoft's recent announcement that it will lay off 18,000 employees further shows the company's missteps in today's technology world, but it seems no matter what the numbers say, Microsoft is here to stay. Comments

Old Tricks, New Dogs

dog-tricks Jul 25, 2014 - While human expectations and behaviors have changed drastically in the past few years, many of the marketing fundamentals we still use today have been around for at least 100 years. Comments

Marketers Must Understand Digital Transformation In a Modern World

business-transformation Jul 24, 2014 - Marketers need to be on the forefront of the digital revolution, or else they risk becoming expendable and irrelevant in their industry. Comments

Will the New gTLDs Spur Digital Innovation Away From the Home Page?

shutterstock-135416996 Jul 16, 2014 - With the acquisition of new top-level domains, many brands are forced to think about how to reinvent their Web experience. Will this be the push they need to think outside the box about what they could do in their digital spaces? Comments

Connect, Engage, Collaborate: People-Centric Engagement in a Digital World

customer-relationship Jul 11, 2014 - New innovations in social and mobile are helping to change the way marketers can engage with consumers. How can we deliver a valuable, personalized experience? Comments

4 Digital Tools for Trend Scouting and Ideation

Idea Light Bulb Jul 2, 2014 - In order for marketers to succeed, they must use tools that can help them generate new, effective ideas as well as monitor trends in the industry. Here are four examples of tools that can help with just that. Comments

The Gladiators Fight: CMOs vs. CIOs

battle Jun 26, 2014 - The introduction of cloud computing has changed the way chief marketing officers and chief information officers interact, and where budgets are being allocated. Comments

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