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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Smart Homes: A New Marketing Paradigm

Jun 2, 2014 - The rise in popularity of the smart home presents exciting opportunities for marketers to better understand their customers and improve the customer experience. Comments

A Closer Look at Data Mechanics and Your Mobile Marketing

big-data-action May 28, 2014 - Mobile data is being defined and developed as we speak, so mobile is a great place for marketers to begin to take hold of their own data destiny. Comments

New Survey Points to Retargeting's Successes and Growing Pains

retargeting-magnifying-glass May 28, 2014 - If social media ad exchanges continue to push mobile retargeting forward, the industry is poised for rapid expansion. Comments

Going Beyond the Implementation: 3 Steps for Optimizing Your Digital Analytics Installation

big-data-action May 26, 2014 - Report creation, education, and iteration can help you optimize and better your organization. Comments

Think It’s Too Costly to Build Your Own Social Platform? Think Again

marketing-platform May 21, 2014 - New services allow brands to develop integrated solutions with existing and new social media, creating branded social platforms. Comments

Programmatic Can Finally Prove the ROI of Social Media Investment

Social Media ROI Apr 30, 2014 - The techniques of programmatic marketing can be used both to make social campaigns more effective and to demonstrate that effectiveness with reliable metrics. Comments

Google and Samsung Among First to Sign New ICANN Registry Agreements for gTLDs

brandgtldoptions Apr 23, 2014 - The first group of brands has signed contracts with ICANN so that they can start using their new branded top-level domains. What new forms of advertising and marketing can we expect to see? Comments

Welcome to the Year of Wearables. Maybe.

fitbytes-wearabletech-jawboneup Apr 22, 2014 - As technology continues to evolve and innovate, the focus is shifting from mobile and what's in our hands to what we're wearing on our bodies. Comments

Data - Action or Insight?

big-data-action 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

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