4 tips for growing your email list with opt-in

Nov 25, 2015 - By using these four tips in conjunction with the formula for acquisition conversion rate, email marketers can significantly boost opt-in frequency for subscriber lists. Comments

Getting it right with social when everything we know is wrong

do-the-right-thing Nov 25, 2015 - Though still relatively new to the marketing sphere, social media has undergone many incarnations. As a communication tool, what is its true branding value and purpose? Comments

Are you ready for Small Business Saturday?

smbs-flickr-6405355135-9a009e3c58-z Nov 24, 2015 - Marketers are preparing to pull out all the stops to compete for consumers' attention during the most epic shopping weekend of the holiday season. Here's how SMBs can get in on the action. Comments

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

one-ring-to-rule-flickr-13583362554-97d89bede0-b 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

How brands promoted themselves in the lead up to Alibaba's Singles Day

asos-gif-singles-day-love Nov 23, 2015 - Thousands of brands participate in Alibaba's e-commerce shopping holiday, Singles Day. Here is how ASOS, Xiaomi, and Zalora have found ways to stand out from the crowd. Comments

Traveling at the speed of culture: can marketing automation keep up?

oreo-bling-bling Nov 23, 2015 - For successful brand campaigns that emerge based on real-time reactions to culturally relevant events, marketing automation capitalizes on these moments by driving consumer engagement. 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

Technology and innovation open new opportunities for O2O retail, starting in Asia

google-eddystone-overall-graphic-070915 Nov 22, 2015 - New technology, like Google's Physical Web, combined with other e-commerce innovations from Asia, signify the evolution of O2O as a dominant force within the retail marketing sphere. Comments

Building brand advocates in a connected world

my-gen-1 Nov 20, 2015 - To create brand advocates and ultimately increase conversion efficiency, connect and engage with audiences by leveraging social media platforms such as Facebook. 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

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

How meaningful is your campaign attribution?

to-deposit-or-not-to-deposit-that-is-the-question-journal Nov 19, 2015 - Of all the ways clicks are generated while navigating website touchpoints, which attribution model is most effective at successfully inciting substantial conversions? Comments

Why do customers abandon online shopping carts?

reasons-for-cart-abandonment Nov 19, 2015 - Cart abandonment rates are on the rise, with the percentage of abandoned carts rising by almost 15% between 2010 and 2015. So why are customers abandoning carts? Comments

Don’t let your customers walk away from their carts

mobile-phone-shopping-flickr-22257890101-7cb64bb1c6-z Nov 18, 2015 - E-commerce retail brands can use these four strategies to decrease cart abandonment rates and optimize their marketing campaign strategies during the holiday shopping season. Comments

Eliminating the fear factor of programmatic buying in China

youku-tudou-game-app Nov 17, 2015 - Brands need not be afraid of programmatic buying in China if they understand the difference between real time buying and more premium, targeted models. 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

Stay ahead of the statistic: avoid declining deliverability

add-more-email-subscribers Nov 17, 2015 - Here are three common issues that can interfere with email deliverability. These strategies will enable you to successfully engage with subscribers and increase conversions. Comments

How to use Pinterest Group Boards to drive traffic and increase engagement

pinterest-fashion-popular-500 Nov 16, 2015 - Here's how you can effectively use Group Boards on Pinterest and leverage the social platform as a marketing channel, to increase engagement and drive traffic to brands' websites. 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 programmatic ad buying is more important than you think

programatic-buying-walle Nov 13, 2015 - What is programmatic ad buying? Here's how this highly targeted, efficient, automated process can benefit B2B and B2C marketing strategies and increase ROI. Comments

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