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.

Toolkit

5 Basic Marketing Tools You Need Before CRM

Nov 17, 2014 - Before you can even begin to think about implementing a CRM system, you need to make sure you have these five basic marketing tools down first. Comments

The Real Marketers Shift From Social Media to Content Marketing

content-marketing-megaphone Nov 14, 2014 - Instead of starting with a social media strategy, smart marketers must first think about great content and then think about how to fit it into their various social media channels. Comments

Where Is Content Marketing Going in 2015?

2015-firework Nov 13, 2014 - 2014 was certainly the year of content marketing, but where will the trend go in the coming year, and what can marketers do to prepare? Comments

Will Links, Navigation, and Search Boxes Disappear From the Web?

search-look-binoculars Nov 13, 2014 - As devices get smaller and voice search starts to replace traditional search, the way users request and view information on the Web is rapidly changing. How will you adapt? Comments

7 Content Creation Tools for the Graphically Challenged

pinwords-example Nov 12, 2014 - These seven resources can help you make your content more visually appealing, something that has been proven to increase engagement. Comments

5 Tips to Get Your Brand Noticed Online in 2015

online-branding-agent-cy-online-marketing Nov 10, 2014 - Online branding is an important component of digital marketing, so here are five tips for getting your brand noticed in 2015. Comments

The Importance of User Experience for Digital Marketing: 5 Key Tips

shutterstockux Nov 9, 2014 - The changing shape of the digital world as we know it is going to make an understanding of user experience even more imperative. Comments

4 Reasons Brand Advocates Should Focus on Quality Over Quantity

quality-over-quantity Nov 7, 2014 - Nothing good will come of flooding your followers with unnecessary posts. Focus on quality over quantity to get the most out of your social media efforts. Comments

5 Ways to Create Marketing Magic

marketing-magic Nov 7, 2014 - When you don't have a lot of time and can't spend a lot of money, these five ways can help boost your marketing efforts. Comments

Real-Life Reactvertising: 3 Ways to Boost Your Trend-Based Marketing on Social

social-data-understand Nov 6, 2014 - Reactvertising is the art of responding as quickly as possible to news and current events in an effort to stay top-of-mind with consumers. Comments

Yellow Pages to Yelp and the Rise of Empathy Marketing

empathy-marketing Nov 6, 2014 - If marketers aren't able to empathize with the segment of the market they're targeting, they won't be able to stay relevant and engaging. Comments

The Roller Coaster Ride to Digital Transformation

shutterstock-196696478 Nov 5, 2014 - For some organizations, digital transformation is a terrifying change. Dominic James outlines the steps for how to best implement that change. Comments

5 Steps to Creating an Enterprise-Level Digital Marketing Campaign

steps55 Nov 5, 2014 - These five tips can help you to create effective and engaging digital campaigns on the enterprise level. Comments

Is Microsoft Pulling the Plug on Advertising?

Microsoft Nov 4, 2014 - Microsoft's recent layoffs have many questioning whether the tech giant is giving up on advertising entirely. Comments

Marrying Authority With Your Brand's PR Content Strategy

content-authority-diagram Nov 4, 2014 - A look at how authorship still influences your brand’s news and public relations content. Comments

Founder of UGG Boots Shares Old-School Principles of CRM

ugg-boots Nov 3, 2014 - Although the UGG founder started his business before the dawn of CRM systems, marketers can learn a lot from the UGG success story. Comments

It’s Time for Brands to Capitalize on News Consumption Trends

digital-news-content-shutterstock-117984556 Oct 30, 2014 - As more and more consumers get their news online, and specifically from social media, brands must learn to react in real-time. Comments

Are You Afraid of the Dark? How to Start Your Start-Up and Leap Into the Unknown

afraid-of-the-dark Oct 30, 2014 - The decision to create a start-up can be a scary one. How can you conquer your uncertainty and take the plunge? Comments

Scoring With Gamified Content

gamified-content Oct 29, 2014 - Many marketers are seeing huge gains by producing gamified content. Are you utilizing this strategy? Comments

How the Key Trends in Marketing Play Out in Practice

digital-marketing-trends-1 Oct 27, 2014 - The consolidation of the email ecosystem mirrors the trends in digital marketing as a whole, as seen in these five examples. Comments

Taking the Plunge Into Asia-Pacific

shutterstock-146264012-dive Oct 26, 2014 - Digital platforms offer the perfect opportunity to test a marketing campaign for new Asian markets. Comments

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