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

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An Email Marketer's Guide to Smart Automation

Sep 30, 2015 - Email automation doesn't have to be impersonal. Used correctly, it can actually help marketers get hyper-personal messages to the right subscribers at the right time. Read our guide to find out how. Comments

Listening To Your Customers: A Kind Of Different Intent Data

customerdata Sep 30, 2015 - Consumer intent and behavioral data can inform marketing strategy and campaign efforts, so it's important to pay attention to your consumers: not just what they do, but who they are. Comments

Content Marketing for China's Social Commerce World

cross-device-mobile-tablet-2 Sep 29, 2015 - In China, just about every digital channel plays a role in an e-commerce sale. Here's a way to effectively develop content for the major players. Comments

5 Tips for Making Your Migration to a New MAP as Painless as Possible

email-automation-shutterstock-166673096 Sep 29, 2015 - These five tips will help you easily transition messaging campaigns from your old platform to a new email service provider or marketing automation system. Comments

10 Ways Online Retailers Can Build Trust With Customers

bellroy-checkout Sep 24, 2015 - It’s essential that customers feel secure when they enter their card details on your site. Here are ten ways to build trust with your customers. Comments

Marketing Automation and CRM Integration: You’re Doing It Wrong!

wrong-data Sep 23, 2015 - Integrating MAP technology with a CRM system is essential for having an efficient marketing automation structure. However, there are three glaring errors too many marketers seem to make. Comments

8 Items to Get Your Holiday Season off to a Head Start

holiday-email Sep 23, 2015 - The holiday shopping season is right around the corner and marketers are applying the final touches to campaign strategies. Use this checklist to determine how prepared you are. Comments

3 Tips for Mapping the Customer Journey

map-shutterstock-101877298 Sep 22, 2015 - Use these three insights for visualizing, designing and mapping out the customer journey in order to effectively increase engagement across multiple channels and platforms. Comments

Modern Strategies from Ancient Greece

ship-of-theseus-shutterstock-218845045 Sep 21, 2015 - The Ship of Theseus paradox is also an allegory for the flux in expectations in the marketing industry. How can altering the trajectory of brand strategy impact reputation and revenue? Comments

Does Your Brand Need a Human in the Loop?

the-real-you-social Sep 18, 2015 - Using mascots in ads is a classic tactic, and the advent of digital marketing has only enhanced these iconic personalities on social media. Can this help or hurt brand authenticity? Comments

The New Standard of Convenience - From Anywhere

buy-button-2 Sep 17, 2015 - Brands are leveraging apps and social platforms to match the consumer expectation for immediate satisfaction via convenient solutions. How will this shift in digital commerce impact marketing? Comments

5 Elements to Move from Segmentation to Personalization

personalization Sep 16, 2015 - By using integrated data to successfully advance from sufficient segmentation to captivating personalization, you can optimize the customer experience. Here are five ways to achieve this. Comments

Google 3 Pack Shake Up: 5 Ways to Adjust Local SEO

local-search-seo-shutterstock-110132081 Sep 15, 2015 - Google recently made changes to its Local Pack. Now only exhibiting three top search results, here are five tips to help optimize your SEO strategy and remain relevant in local search. Comments

Back-To-School With Advanced Use Cases in Mar-Tech

new-technologies Sep 15, 2015 - The ever-evolving digital marketing landscape requires marketers be aware of the latest advances in mar-tech. Here are four areas of the industry currently driven by these innovations. Comments

10 Things That Changed in Advertising During the Last Decade

10-year-anniversary-shutterstock-219754459 Sep 11, 2015 - In honor of Pandora's 10th anniversary, the senior vice president of ad product and strategy shares the top 10 major changes in advertising that have occurred during the last decade. Comments

Marketing Automation: A Lesson in Irony

automation-shutterstock-194382503 Sep 11, 2015 - Though automatic by nature, automated marketing technology still requires a degree of monitoring. This explains why it's critical for marketers to manage these systems. Comments

Storytelling or Telling Stories? Why Authenticity Rules

open-book Sep 10, 2015 - These examples of brands effectively telling stories via advertising underscore the notion that authenticity is an integral aspect of a successful content marketing strategy. Comments

Defining Fluid Leadership in an Age of Change

team Sep 9, 2015 - This defines the necessary leadership characteristics needed to consistently lead a quality team to success in the inherently transient business of digital marketing. Comments

The Transformation of Publishing

company-blogging Sep 8, 2015 - Digital media gives publishers greater access and channels to distribute content, but sharing that message, and standing out in the crowd, remains a challenge, says LinkedIn's Nellie Chan. Comments

9 Valuable Tips for Your E-commerce Product Page Copy

online-shopping Sep 8, 2015 - The written content on e-commerce product pages grabs the attention of consumers and influences SEO ranking. These nine pointers will help improve the quality of your copy strategy. Comments

The Critical Few - Metrics, Platforms, and Words

empty-room Sep 8, 2015 - In digital marketing, sometimes less is more. Here are suggestions to help you focus on a critical few elements of your marketing strategy in order to optimize campaign efforts. Comments

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