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

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Creativity and Connection

Aug 1, 2014 - While automation technology can do many things, for now humans are the source of the most creativity. But what is the future of creativity in the digital marketing industry? Comments

The Most Important Question I Ask Candidates: "What’s Your Crazy?"

interviewing Aug 1, 2014 - This interview question can truly show you what kind of digital marketer you might be getting ready to hire. Those who can embrace their "crazy" and turn it into a passion are the kind of digital marketers you want on your team. Comments

The Real World of Character Marketing and Brand Fan Fiction

onepanem Jul 31, 2014 - Brands have the opportunity to cultivate their own fan content online, yet most have not embraced the idea of promoting their products in this fashion. Here are some tips for getting started. Comments

Why Marketing Automation Is Driving a Bigger Role for the CMO

automation-shutterstock-136061006 Jul 31, 2014 - The newest technology available has led to the expansion of the scope of the chief marketing officer's role. But in some cases, the data-collection technology is outpacing the marketer's skill in knowing how to use it to make strategic business decisions. Comments

Digital in Asia: Changing Consumers Lives in Health Care

wearable-tech-china Jul 30, 2014 - The health care industry in Asia is being greatly impacted by the digital revolution, particularly due to growth in mobile, search, e-commerce, and wearable tech. Comments

Building Effective Measurement Models

pr-measurement Jul 30, 2014 - When deciding which measurement models to use, consider adopting aspects of the study of correlation, which may allow you to discover connections that may challenge your thinking on the critical drivers for your business. Comments

Online Reviews – Even the Bad Ones Are Good for Brands

customer-review Jul 30, 2014 - For all its convenience, online shopping comes with one major drawback: uncertainty. The consumer’s inability to try on an item or sit on a couch can mean the difference between completing a transaction and abandoning the shopping chart. Comments

Clash of the Titans: Tencent, Alibaba, and the Battle for Digital Dominance in China

battle Jul 29, 2014 - While Tencent and Alibaba duke it out to become the dominant digital platform in China, it's really the user that benefits from their creative advances, technical innovation, and new initiatives. Comments

The 4 Cs of Customer Engagement: The People Want Content!

four-cs-customer-engagement Jul 29, 2014 - When your goal is to create amazing customer experiences that build engagement and earn loyalty, your data-driven content priorities should become these "four Cs": choice, customization, connect, and communicate. Comments

Microsoft and Salesforce Union: Does It Hurt Small Businesses?

small-business-crm Jul 28, 2014 - While the partnership between Microsoft and Salesforce provides options for marketers, there are other offerings available that may be better suited for small-business marketers. Comments

Microsoft: Who Cares?

Microsoft Jul 28, 2014 - Microsoft's recent announcement that it will lay off 18,000 employees further shows the company's missteps in today's technology world, but it seems no matter what the numbers say, Microsoft is here to stay. Comments

13 Metrics to Watch If Your Business Depends on Network Effects (Part 2)

metrics-that-matter Jul 27, 2014 - This is part two in a two-part series dedicated to helping businesses grow using a data-driven approach to network effects-based business models. Comments

Is Facebook the New King of Traffic?

Facebook thumbs up Jul 25, 2014 - Facebook is reportedly driving nearly a quarter of all sharing traffic to sites across the Web. With the introduction of Facebook's new "save" feature, how can marketers best utilize the social platform? Comments

Old Tricks, New Dogs

dog-tricks Jul 25, 2014 - While human expectations and behaviors have changed drastically in the past few years, many of the marketing fundamentals we still use today have been around for at least 100 years. Comments

Marketers Must Understand Digital Transformation In a Modern World

business-transformation Jul 24, 2014 - Marketers need to be on the forefront of the digital revolution, or else they risk becoming expendable and irrelevant in their industry. Comments

These 3 Brands Are Doing Twitter Marketing Right

Twitter Money Jul 24, 2014 - A look at a selection of brands that are embracing the new capabilities of Twitter and using the platform to its full marketing potential, along with tips for ways you as a marketer can do the same for your own business. Comments

4 Advanced B2B Strategies for Hyper-Targeted Marketing Campaigns

Audience Targeting Jul 24, 2014 - There are many new ways to use social, mobile, and hyper-targeted marketing strategies. Consider using these channels to get email opt-ins, break into trade shows, and increase your appointment-setting rates. Comments

How to Use Digital Entertainment to Drive Content Engagement (Part 2)

comic-strip Jul 23, 2014 - In part two of this look into using digital entertainment for marketing purposes, we have advice on how to use the digital comics industry to provide compelling content marketing. Comments

Content Marketing, Native Advertising, and the Limits of Programmatic

programmatic Jul 23, 2014 - While native advertising can't really go programmatic, content marketing can, and can scale, yet another sign that programmatic is changing the digital advertising landscape as we know it. Comments

Should You Still Care About Google Authorship?

googleauthorship-title Jul 23, 2014 - While Google has removed author photos from search results, they are still putting an emphasis on identifying the authoritative, credible, and popular identities on the Web and rewarding them with higher visibility. Comments

5 Ways to Move the Needle: What I Learned During the World Cup

move-the-needle Jul 22, 2014 - The World Cup had much to teach marketers about how to accelerate growth and popularity - aka how to move the needle. Read on to see what the world's biggest sporting event can teach you. Comments

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