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Pandora and Spotify CMOs: Music Is Everything When It Comes to Millennials

Sep 30, 2015 - Brands must unleash the power of music in this connected world. An effective music marketing strategy requires authenticity and personalization, according to chief marketing officers (CMOs) from Pandora and Spotify. Comments

Developing a Mobile Content Plan That Works

shutterstock-159153788 Sep 30, 2015 - Understanding your consumers' demographics and traits are important when planning your mobile content framework. Comments

Using Facebook and YouTube to Bring Your Video Content to Life

mobile-video-image Sep 30, 2015 - Using video platforms such as Facebook and YouTube can really help you connect with your audience. But how long should your videos be and which platform should you prioritize for what content? Find out the answers. Comments

5 Ways to Create an Irresistible Call to Action

click-to-call Sep 30, 2015 - A successful email series is only as strong as its call to action (CTA). Read through our top tips to make sure yours are truly clickable. Comments

Why Quality Content Can Help Top Rankings

Rank Metric Sep 30, 2015 - Content scored high in Moz's biennial ranking of search engine ranking factors. It may have been the first time that it was included in the research, but industry experts believe we'll be seeing a lot more of it as a definitive ranking factor. Comments

Content to Consumer Marketing: Spotlight on Eventbrite's Eric Meyerson

eb-marketing-team Sep 30, 2015 - Eric Meyerson, global director of consumer marketing at Eventbrite, speaks to ClickZ about how the introduction of content marketing helped the company reach consumers in far away places. Comments

Small Publishers Are Most Affected by Ad Blockers, Says IAB

ad-blocking Sep 29, 2015 - Ad-blocking software is especially damaging to small publishers, but IAB MIXX says they understand why users download it. It's up to the industry to thwart blockers by serving ads people don't want to intercept. Comments

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Content Connects with the C-Suite

king-queen-crown Sep 29, 2015 - What's the best way to influence a C-level marketer? Given their creative predilections and busy schedules, strong content is a good bet. Here are five tips for doing so. Comments

How Can Data Turn Your Content into Marketing Gold?

king-image Sep 29, 2015 - Data is the backbone of a good content plan. By analyzing what it shows, marketers can fuel content and get optimal results. Comments

How Is UGC Changing Content Marketing?

usergeneratedcontent Sep 29, 2015 - Consumers find the word-of-mouth nature of user-generated content to be particularly trustworthy, which has resulted in a surge of popularity comparable to that of influencer marketing. Comments

Getting the Most from Your Email Content

email-marketing-changes Sep 29, 2015 - Email is a vital tool in distributing content across all channels. Comments

Determining Your Content KPIs for Maximum Business Impact

kpis-image Sep 29, 2015 - Content marketing goals are highly individualized. But marketers can include some basic objectives and aligned KPIs in their content strategies. Comments

5 Ways to Increase Engagement with Interactive Content

social-interaction Sep 29, 2015 - Interactive content draws users in and keeps them engaged, which is why more and more marketers are choosing to switch from passive content to quizzes, calculators and interactive assessment tools. Comments

Brands Still Matter - Just Not Like They Used To

brands-applied-gtld Sep 28, 2015 - Ogilvy's Colin Mitchell asked, "Do brands still matter?" They do, but today's informed consumers care less about a brand's image and more about service, philanthropy, and relevant experiences. Comments

Facebook Wants to Complement TV with New Ad Metric

tv-image Sep 28, 2015 - Carolyn Everson, vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook, debuted mobile tools for ad deployment across TV and the social platform. Senior agency execs seemed to like them. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Everyone Loves #PizzaRat

pizza-image Sep 25, 2015 - This week #PizzaRat captured the hearts of meme lovers, receiving as many mentions and retweets as Emmy Awards and Pope Francis’s historic visit to the U.S., if not more. Comments

Complete Our Poll and Save the Date as We Tackle Content Marketing Head-On!

Content Takeover Content Marketing Join the Discussion Sep 24, 2015 - ClickZ is delighted to announce the latest topic in its Content Takeover series. Our next "One-Stop Digital" will focus on Content Marketing, starting next week from September 29 to October 1, 2015. Comments

GroupM and TAG Join Forces to Tackle Brand Safety

brand-safety Sep 23, 2015 - GroupM and Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) stamp down on online piracy by ensuring all media partners receive validation as Digital Advertising Assurance Providers. Comments

The Rise of Ad Blocking Could Be a Complete Loss for Everyone

ad-blocking-image Sep 22, 2015 - Apple’s new operating system includes tools for app developers to block ads on Safari browser for iOS 9. As technology has made it easier to block ads, cutting contextually relevant content could do harm to not only publishers and advertisers, but... Comments

How Imgur Helps Brands Market to Males

imgur-logo Sep 22, 2015 - Imgur's growing community of Millennial males makes the photo sharing site a prime advertising spot for brands like eBay and Starz. Comments

Travel Brands Master Email Marketing While Retailers Miss the Mark

travel-image-2015 Sep 18, 2015 - What email marketing skills can retailers learn from the strong performance of the travel industry? Comments

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