Strategies

To reach the customers you need to reach, you need more than a good product and fire in your gut. You need strategy. Creating an effective strategy requires research, planning, analysis, experience, and a thorough knowledge of the online industry - an expert perspective. That's what this column shares.

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3 Auto Brand Films, 3 Vital Lessons in Storytelling

Aug 27, 2015 - Auto brand advertisers are known for expertly communicating authentic brand messages via highly compelling narratives. Here are three examples of their sterling storytelling skills. Comments

The Ultimate Marketing Plan: Revisited

strategy-laptop Aug 19, 2015 - Summer isn't over yet, but now is the time to start planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead. Comments

The Importance of Conversations With Consumers

customers Aug 19, 2015 - Direct communication between brands and consumers is invaluable. Here's how consumer insights can enhance marketing strategy and create campaigns of substance. Comments

How to Develop Your Own Powerful Online Brand

brand-community Aug 19, 2015 - How effective is your current personal online branding strategy? This exercise can help you leverage platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook to advocate on behalf of the most significant brand - you. Comments

Service Before Product When it Comes to User Micro-Moments

mother-and-baby Aug 18, 2015 - Marketers need to spend their efforts satisfying user moments, more than building aspiration for their products or services. Comments

Getting the Most Out of Your Agency

adagencycover Aug 17, 2015 - It's a hotly debated question – do you need an agency? Here Nick Annetts gives his tips for choosing an agency, and how to get the most out of the relationship. Comments

Rise Of the Authenticators

superwoman Aug 17, 2015 - What can digital marketers do to guarantee their ads reach humans, as opposed to fraudulent bots hijacking human identities and consequently profiting from publishers and advertisers? Comments

The End of an Era: One-to-One Marketing Is Dead

evolve-or-die-shutterstock-125282522 Aug 17, 2015 - You can understand the objectives for current marketing tactics by studying the evolutionary patterns of its predecessors. Are one-to-one marketing strategies passé in practice? Comments

Marketers: What’s On Your Tech Chart?

marketing-control Aug 14, 2015 - Tech charts visually outline a company's assortment of digital marketing technologies. Here is how marketers can create and use tech charts to organize and explain complex data. Comments

Content Through the Marketing Funnel

funnel-rainbow Aug 13, 2015 - LinkedIn's Nellie Chan outlines the step-by-step process to better content through the marketing funnel. At its core, marketing is about relationships. Comments

3 Back-to-School Marketing Strategies With Merit

shop-back-to-school-shutterstock-303577307 Aug 13, 2015 - Innovative marketing tactics allow brands like Old Navy to thrive during the back-to-school shopping season. These insights can help marketers cogently target consumers. Comments

5 Inside Secrets of Startup Funding

shocking-secrets Aug 11, 2015 - Obtaining adequate financial funding is critical in building a prosperous tech startup. These strategies can help you capture the attention of venture capitalists looking to invest. Comments

Who Is Buying Adult Coloring Books?

adult-coloring-book-shutterstock-300041204 Aug 10, 2015 - Adult coloring is currently trending as a pacifying recreational hobby, but what is this activity's appeal to consumers? Who is investing in nostalgia-inducing adult coloring books? Comments

Creating Social Influencer Content That Counts

social-data-understand Aug 7, 2015 - Social media's evolution as a pillar of marketing strategy requires social influencers to produce compelling content. Here are ways to design a dynamic social influencer campaign. Comments

5 More Marketing Tips to Steal From London

london-great-names-for-great-britain Aug 6, 2015 - London's burgeoning tech scene lends itself to innovative marketing tactics that all modern marketers should consider. Here are more marketing tips from a trip across the pond. Comments

4 Industry Lessons From Youth Baseball

baseball-kids-shutterstock503982 Aug 4, 2015 - Fundamental principles and practices that are conducive to industry success can be illustrated via basic life lessons learned while participating in youth baseball. Comments

4 Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2016

2015-2016 Aug 3, 2015 - A few things this columnists expects to see take off more next year include search branching out, Snapchat becoming a standard marketing platform, and Oculus Rift reshaping e-commerce. Comments

Translation APIs for Online Businesses in Asia

api-translation Jul 30, 2015 - Opening up your online business to markets in Asia means reaching a massive and constantly growing new consumer base. Comments

Optimize the Buyer Journey with Respectful Retargeting

new-retargeting Jul 30, 2015 - Retargeting has traditionally been about who's converted and who hasn't. But with the amount of available data, marketers now have to take a lot more consumer behaviors into consideration. Comments

Emotion in Ads: Does Sentiment Sell?

emotional-marketing Jul 30, 2015 - Brands like Coca-Cola are increasingly integrating emotional intelligence into their digital campaigns to measure success via consumer sentiment. Comments

The Micro-Moments of B2B

customerjourney Jul 23, 2015 - The proliferation of mobile devices has changed the customer journey to consist of more micro-moments that happen throughout the day. Reaching consumers then leads to more conversions. Comments

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