Data-Driven Marketing

Data-driven marketing requires marketers and their teams to be able to collect, integrate, and analyze data from external and internal sources - competitive intelligence reports, global market research, on-site and off-site customer activities, social interactions, and more.

Marketing experts and news team will explore the latest trends in data-driven marketing, including navigating the complex world of Big Data, best practices for targeting and retargeting ads, fine-tuning segmentation strategies, and being aware of the latest privacy regulations.

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Data - Action or Insight?

Apr 11, 2014 - There is no shortage of data available to marketers, but are they doing enough with the data to move their business forward? Comments

When Real-Time Advertising Isn't Real Time

real-time Apr 2, 2014 - Real-time bidding (RTB) isn't always as real-time as you might think, as the bids are often based on data that is hours, or even days, old. If we want RTB to live up to its name, we have to make sure it's powered by real-time data. Comments

Why Did Facebook Spend $19 Billion on WhatsApp but Not $185K on .Facebook?

facebook-f-2013 Mar 26, 2014 - How could the social media giant have missed the opportunity to own its most important asset at the registry level - its website? Here are a few ideas of what Facebook could have done with .Facebook. Comments

Account-Based Marketing – Dating at Scale

account-based-shutterstock-170854715 Mar 11, 2014 - One of the biggest waves passing through B2B digital marketing right now is account-based marketing (ABM). At its core, ABM means building a list of specific companies based on a predetermined set of criteria and then targeting your marketing efforts to these companies. Comments

The 5 C’s of Effective Content Marketing

content-shutterstock-153628586 Mar 5, 2014 - If you're not already producing content for your brand, now is the time to start. When you know what you're doing, there's no more effective way to generate interest in your product or industry. Comments

Google Chromecast, Cable Consolidation, and Fiber Optic Cable Could Boost Impact of gTLDs

gtld-shutterstock-29471569 Feb 26, 2014 - The affordability of Chromecast, Comcast's bid to buy Time Warner Cable, and Internet connections at fiber optic speed means consumers are near the tipping point on how they consume their content. Comments

5 Best Practices for Reforming Your Retargeting Campaigns

retargeting-magnifying-glass Feb 5, 2014 - Retargeting is a favored tool of marketers, and its use is on the rise. An increase in spending for retargeting should translate to measureable brand lift and sales. Comments

"Funnel" and "Lead" Aren’t Right for B2B

b2beacon-nofunnel Feb 3, 2014 - For B2B, the funnel model doesn’t make sense and you shouldn’t focus on individuals (leads). Instead, use a new model that covers all phases of a continuous, looping journey and track engagement of companies as your customers. Comments

Debunking Data Collection Myths About Marketers and Brands

Laptops and smartphones with clouds Jan 29, 2014 - Data Privacy Day is the perfect reason to decode the data-driven industry and debunk myths. Read on to learn how... Comments

New gTLDs Are Coming -- Which Brands Are in and Which Opted Out?

brandgtldoptions Jan 29, 2014 - Many of the world's top brands will now own their own branded top-level domains, opening up a new world of marketing possibilities. Comments

The Programmatic Interrogation

targets Jan 22, 2014 - What, exactly, does "programmatic" mean? Comments

Why It’s Time to Rethink Performance Marketing

shutterstock-163916729 Jan 10, 2014 - Attribution models are a notoriously complicated topic, but many so-called branding campaigns can now be carefully measured with more advanced attribution models. Comments

Top 10 gTLDs to Watch in 2014

shutterstock-135416996 Jan 7, 2014 - The moment every gTLD applicant has been waiting for is finally here - the first ones will launch this year. These are the top 10 gTLDs to watch in 2014 Comments

What Cookies, Hummingbird & gTLDs Mean for Digital Marketers in 2014

shutterstock-145689659 Dec 4, 2013 - Not only are digital marketers grappling with new social media sites popping up daily, they also face new challenges to integrate mobile apps, messaging and track data across platforms. CMOs have more to manage than ever before. Comments

Social Advertising Overload: Marketers, Don’t Forget to be Social

shutterstock-138329495 Nov 27, 2013 - If new ad formats impede a user's experience within a social network without adding value, your brand should have buffers in place to soften any backlash that may occur against your social advertising. Comments

Retargeting Goes Mainstream: 1 in 5 Marketers Now Have Dedicated Retargeting Budget

the-retargeting-barometer-report-chango Nov 13, 2013 - Two years ago, the Chango Retargeting Barometer pointed to an industry on the way up. New survey results reveal that retargeting is now flying high. Comments

Donuts' New gTLDs – a Digital Shopping Mall

donuts Nov 6, 2013 - The digital shopping mall of domains is getting ready for its grand opening. Will a new domain become the thing everyone is talking about? Comments

How To Get Comfortable with Big Data

Big data Oct 31, 2013 - We're not all data scientists, yet we are capable of learning how to digest and integrate data in order to help us make better business decisions; these tips show you how. Comments

Do Marketers Need Big Data?

bigdata Oct 28, 2013 - Much of the hype around big data focuses on volume, variety, and velocity, but do marketers have any clue on how to apply big data in our brands and campaigns? Comments

Uncovering Your Secret Stash of Marketing Data to Improve Segmentation & Targeting

secret Oct 15, 2013 - Companies fail to take advantage data from offline customers, social channels, other ad campaigns and elsewhere. How can you put this data to better use? Comments

Geo-Location, Geo-Fencing & Creep Factor: The Future of Location Data and Mobile Advertising

creep Oct 11, 2013 - Technologic advances have allowed interactive mobile engagement through ad retargeting and location based push solutions. However, privacy concerns and a lack of understanding among consumers about how retargeting works hold us back. Comments

 

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