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Online marketing experts examine trends in digital marketing, parsing the essentials from the hype.

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5 Entrepreneurs Told Me Why CRM Is So Darn Complicated

Oct 20, 2014 - Although CRM systems can be extremely helpful in your marketing efforts, many marketers struggle to use them effectively. Comments

How to Win the Trust of a Skeptical Consumer

win-trust Oct 20, 2014 - Consumers are more discerning than ever before, and in order to build a successful brand you need to work to earn their trust. Comments

Localization Is the Key to Going Global

globalization-localization-shutterstock-154841003 Oct 16, 2014 - As you take your first steps as an international exporter, be sure to research your global markets and in turn localize your website and social media channels. Comments

What Does Ello Mean for Paid Social Advertising?

Social Data Oct 16, 2014 - Will Ello's closed, data-protected model mean changes for the social advertising landscape? Comments

Rethinking Keyword Attribution: A Big-Picture Approach

attribution Oct 16, 2014 - Current attribution models often provide an inadequate prediction of future success. Here's a new way of looking at keyword attribution that may just change all that. Comments

CRM Alone Will Not Help Your Sales Team Win

shutterstock-159960029 Oct 14, 2014 - Customer relationship management systems are meant to manage the selling process, but marketing automation systems to manage the buying process are also needed. Comments

Insights From a Digital Marketing Job Search

resume Oct 14, 2014 - Many successful tactics that may help you land your dream job can be beneficial in the digital marketing ecosystem as well. Comments

"To Do Is to Dare," but It Doesn’t All Have to Be About Risk

risk-dial Oct 13, 2014 - Marketing fails will inevitably happen every once in a while, but if you take care to improve your data and your strategy, you can succeed more often. Comments

Is Blogging an Outdated Content Marketing Tactic?

Blog Oct 10, 2014 - There is a shift happening away from long-form blog articles in favor of social media postings. But is this really the best strategy? Comments

3 Approaches for Personalizing Content on Your Website

content-personalization Oct 10, 2014 - Now that personalizing Web content has been made easily available on one of the most popular platforms, it's safe to say it will be the next big thing in marketing automation. Comments

Q&A: Twitter’s Sebastian Turner

New Twitter logo Oct 9, 2014 - In advance of his session at ClickZ Live Chicago, Twitter's Sebastian Turner talks about how Twitter Ads can fit into the purchase journey, what strategies marketers should be employing across devices, and more. Comments

The Importance of Personalization

coke-personalizedbottles Oct 9, 2014 - Personalization is becoming increasingly important in the digital marketing world, but don't hit consumers with too much personalized content too soon. Comments

The Top Technologies You Need to Juice Your Post-Holiday Sales

hands-catching-money Oct 9, 2014 - Marketers need to invest in iBeacon technology and apps, mobile-enabled systems, better analytics, and more in order to succeed in 2015. Comments

The Home Page Is Dead and Microsites Are the Future - What That Means for New gTLDs

home-page-is-dead Oct 8, 2014 - Brands can use their gTLDs to unchain themselves from the home page concept, and redirect consumers to microsites, landing pages, search, and apps. Comments

What Is the One Word You Need to Know to Drive Digital Marketing Success?

Photo of people covering their faces with cards picturing question marks Oct 8, 2014 - Marketers must exercise restraint when it comes to their communication with consumers, and only send relevant, appropriate emails and messages. Comments

The End of the Agency?

03oct14-kristin-low-shutterstock-218104426 Oct 7, 2014 - Agencies face challenging times ahead as the digital landscape moves into a new gear. Comments

Companies Don’t Have Relationships, People Do: The Power of Social Signals

Handshake Oct 6, 2014 - Marketers must remember that even though automation systems can be helpful, in the end it's the people in your company that form the real relationships and can close the deal. Comments

Single View of the Funnel vs. Single Funnel

Funnel Oct 6, 2014 - There's a big difference between a single view of the sales funnel, where marketing and sales work closely but separately, and a single funnel, where the two teams are blended together seamlessly. Comments

The 13 Steps to Content Marketing Success

content Oct 2, 2014 - Content marketing is one of the best ways to create engagement, draw attention to your company, and boost sales. Here's how to master the art of content marketing in 13 steps. Comments

7 Keys to a Successful Sales Culture

customer-relationship Oct 2, 2014 - What makes a successful sales culture? These seven tactics, including feedback and coaching, transparency, and healthy competition, can produce great results if you implement them correctly. Comments

Making Your List and Checking It Twice

holiday-planning-checklist Oct 1, 2014 - This extensive holiday checklist will give you an idea of what you need to focus on to ensure you have a successful holiday marketing season. Comments

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