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Is the New Amazon Ad Platform the Next "Google Killer"?

Aug 29, 2014 - Amazon's new ad platform, Amazon Sponsored Links, could have a huge impact on the pay-per-click (PPC) advertising world. What will this mean for marketers? Comments

Storytelling for Brands: How Blockbuster Should I Be?

blockbuster-storytelling Aug 28, 2014 - Storytelling is an extremely important aspect of content marketing. This piece from ClickZ Training looks at what makes a good brand story and what effective storytelling will cost your business. Comments

What’s Next for Twitter Marketing Real World Innovation?

Twitter Logo Aug 28, 2014 - Brands are continuing to look to Twitter as a marketing tool and are taking their strategies even further by embracing the innovative, interactive capabilities the platform presents. Comments

The Beautiful Game...of Data

data2 Aug 28, 2014 - Instead of the commonly used "Moneyball" analogy, here's a look at how to use data to connect with consumers through the lens of another sport: soccer. Comments

True Detectives

sherlock-holmes Aug 28, 2014 - There are many similarities between the work of a detective and the work of a digital analyst. Here is a look at some of them, with some words of wisdom from Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Comments

How the World Cup Became a Mobile-First Marketing Event

world-cup-mobile Aug 27, 2014 - SY Lau speaks to Tencent's deputy editor-in-chief about the company's hugely popular World Cup coverage in China, how mobile marketing played into this, and what marketers can learn from it in the future. Comments

Think Globally, Act Mobile-ly

mobilephone77 Aug 27, 2014 - "Mobile Internet" isn't just one thing - it's really an umbrella term for many different devices, operating systems, media channels, and network technologies. But no matter how you define it, the "mobile Internet" will open up many new opportunities... Comments

4 Steps to Help B2B Marketers Become More Mobile

mobile-map-shutterstock-120085516 Aug 27, 2014 - A successful mobile strategy is extremely important to a B2B marketer's success. Here are four ways that B2B marketers can tackle mobile in an engaging and effective way. Comments

Kill It With Fire! 5 Best Practices That Need to Go Away

angry-email Aug 27, 2014 - These five tactics have long been considered "best practices" in the email marketing world, but technology has changed and it's time for them to die out. Comments

Social Media and the Challenge Facing CIOs

chief-information-officer Aug 27, 2014 - Social media may have landed in marketing, but it’s increasingly the chief information officer (CIO) that’s being looked to for answers to the question "what’s next?" Comments

How Will E-Commerce Evolve to Reflect Real-World Purchasing Behavior?

buy-now Aug 26, 2014 - Creating innovative purchasing systems to better reflect people's online behaviors can have greater influence than forcing users into a single "buy" option. Comments

Savvy Seniors: Engaging the 65+ Online Shopper

senior-ecommerce-tablet Aug 26, 2014 - Senior shoppers shouldn't be ignored when it comes to your email marketing campaigns. It pays to learn how to market to this segment and turn them into loyal, long-term customers. Comments

The Content Is You!

content Aug 26, 2014 - Great content is often the key to better engagement, and in turn, more conversions. What's the key to great content? Make what you produce more personal. Comments

5 Things the Mobile Sharing Economy Can Teach the Enterprise

ride-request-small Aug 26, 2014 - The success of companies like Uber shows that there is room in the industry for innovation and growth. What can your business learn from the mobile sharing economy? Comments

What Does Net Neutrality Mean for Video Advertising?

online-video-1 Aug 26, 2014 - During the ongoing discussions about the future of net neutrality, one important aspect needs to be addressed: How will changes to the status quo affect the video advertising market? Comments

Tinder Sparks Renewed Interest in Online Dating Category

online-dating Aug 25, 2014 - Tinder's massive growth, due largely to its mobile-first approach that appeals to Millennials, is bringing new life to the online dating industry. Comments

Why MailChimp Is Killing Auto-Responders: The Rise of CRM

MailChimp Aug 25, 2014 - New features in MailChimp's services are making auto-responders things of the past. How? And what does this mean for digital marketers at small businesses? Comments

Convergence Analytics and the 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle

A Gartner logo Aug 25, 2014 - A look at this year's Gartner Hype Cycle report, and a deep dive into what its results mean for digital marketers in terms of convergence analytics. Comments

Voice Search – and You Thought "Auto Correct" Was Bad

Buy side prefers voice trading to electronic execution Aug 25, 2014 - A look at Apple, Google, and Microsoft's voice search programs and how they stack up against each other. Which one comes out on top? Comments

Converting on Facebook: Why Losing Like-Gate Doesn’t Really Matter

facebook-mobile-blue Aug 22, 2014 - Marketers must remain user-centric in order to earn conversions on Facebook. Posts that generate the most interaction and engagement will be the ones that see the highest reach. Comments

Show Us Your Briefs

creative-breifs Aug 22, 2014 - High-quality creative execution is rarely the direct result of a creative brief. But that can be changed! We want to see your briefs so we can help you improve them. Comments

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