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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The Trifecta of Digital Ad Success: Direct Response, Big Data, and Mobile

Aug 22, 2014 - By utilizing mobile direct response ads driven by big data, marketers can take advantage of a valuable trend and significantly increase their return on investment. Comments

3 Ways to Shorten Your B2B Sales Cycle Through Personal Branding

shortened-sales-cycle Aug 21, 2014 - Creating a personal brand and using social media to strengthen it can help you greatly shorten your sales cycle and ultimately achieve better results. Comments

5 Content Marketing FAILS! You’re Probably Making

stamp-fail Aug 19, 2014 - There are hundreds of content marketing "fails" that could occur in your program, but these are five of the top offenders. If you address these, you will be able to vastly improve your content marketing efforts. Comments

Lessons Learned From OKCupid and Facebook: The 7 Hows and Whens of Experimentation

experiment Aug 18, 2014 - There is nothing wrong with experimenting and testing - in fact, it's extremely valuable. But remember to think about how and when you go about experimenting with your consumers. Comments

How to Write a Winning Marketing Plan

strategy Aug 17, 2014 - As summer is a slower time for most businesses, take this time to start working on your 2015 marketing budget. Here are several tips for helping you write a winning plan. Comments

Is LinkedIn's New Publisher Platform Worth Testing?

linkedinnewlogo Aug 15, 2014 - The new LinkedIn long-form publishing platform is now available for general LinkedIn members to use. Is it worth posting your content marketing pieces on LinkedIn first? Comments

These 3 Digital Marketing Trends Are About to Change Advertising

digital-marketing-trends-1 Aug 14, 2014 - While there has been much talk about the biggest marketing trends of the year, here are a few categories that haven't been included in most 2014 trend lists but that are experiencing rapid growth as well. Comments

2015 Planning - Big Budget Considerations for Every CMO

budget-money-jar Aug 14, 2014 - It's hard to believe, but summer is starting to wind down and it's almost time to think about your 2015 planning strategies. Here is a check list to help you move the process along as smoothly and effectively as possible. Comments

Inbound Marketing Is the Key to Happiness at Work

inbound-marketing-happiness Aug 14, 2014 - Inbound marketing is one of the most effective ways to move forward with digital marketing efforts. If we apply the same inbound marketing strategies to improving workplace environments, we may find ourselves with much happier employees. Comments

What Pushes Marketing Toward the Forefront of Digital Change?

forefront-digital-change Aug 12, 2014 - This second piece from ClickZ Training takes a look at some of the factors that are pushing marketing toward the forefront of digital change in organizations, including corporate culture and technology strategy. Comments

Data vs. Insights – They’re Not the Same, Not Even Close

data-vs-insights-image Aug 12, 2014 - In order for marketers to get their message across, they need more than data - they need to give clients new insights about their consumers, their business, or their industry. Comments

Every Decision Is an Investment Decision

decision Aug 11, 2014 - When you make decisions as a marketer, each one is an investment decision. It might be an investment in time, it might be an investment in money, or it might be a mental investment - or perhaps a combination of all those things. Comments

3 Start-Up Lessons From Television

tv-static Aug 7, 2014 - Although the tech industry of the silver screen is of course a bit more glamorous and dramatic than that of the real world, there are still lessons to be learned from the TV portrayal of start-ups. Comments

Getting Past the Labels

segmentation-labels Aug 6, 2014 - Digital marketers have the opportunity and ability to reach the right audience by using real-time behavioral data. To do less than that is inefficient, old-school, and lazy. Comments

A Performance Marketer's View on Content Marketing

content-marketing-megaphone Aug 5, 2014 - Viewing content marketing strategies through a performance marketer's eyes can help marketers see that each piece of content needs to be created with performance in mind. Comments

Learning Lessons: Net Neutrality and the Future of Online Education

online-learning-diploma Aug 5, 2014 - The debate over net neutrality could have a larger impact on marketers than expected, as it greatly affects the education of future digital marketers. Comments

Competitive Review, the Path to Imitation

advertising-path-forward Aug 3, 2014 - Focusing on your competitors' strategies will only lead to imitation and mediocrity. Instead, marketers should take a risk and take the path toward innovation and success. Comments

Creativity and Connection

shutterstock-157130189 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

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

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