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[VIDEO] McKinsey: How Digital Is Disrupting Marketing Framework

May 21, 2015 - In the first installment of ClickZ's video series with David Edelman, the McKinsey partner and global co-leader of digital marketing strategy shared his thoughts on how digital is changing brands' marketing approach to the consumer experience.  Technological advances are providing more opportunities... Comments

Mozilla Dabbles in Commercial Advertising with Suggested Tiles

mozillaimage May 21, 2015 - The company is going to serve relevant ads and recommend content through Suggested Tiles. How will the introduction of ads aligned with Mozilla’s mission of promoting innovation and openness on the Internet? Comments

German KFC Debuts Smart Fast Food Trays

kfc-logo May 21, 2015 - Consumers can now text without getting their smartphones dirty, thanks to the Bluetooth-enabled trays KFC Germany premiered during the chain's new location openings. Comments

Spotify Transitions from Music App to Video Platform

shutterstock-200035424 May 20, 2015 - Spotify has partnered with dozens of media outlets, including NBC, ABC, and BBC, to publish and create original video content that will soon be available on the app. Comments

Starbucks And Spotify Team Up To Create "Music Ecosystem"

Starbucks May 20, 2015 - The music in 7,000 Starbucks locations will be powered by Spotify, per letters of intent the two brands signed earlier this week, connecting them in a multi-year partnership. Comments

Coming Soon To A Marketing Cloud Near You

A graphic of a jigsaw in the cloud emerging from a laptop May 20, 2015 - Leveraging the customer data in marketing clouds, email marketers can run data-driven campaigns without necessarily having to send more emails. Comments

Pinterest to Enhance Promoted Pin Ad Capabilities

pinterest-alt May 19, 2015 - The visual discovery platform is going to add a slew of new features to promoted pins, including app promotion. How can marketers benefit from these updates? Comments

AOL Allows Advertisers To Target App Users

new-aol-logo May 19, 2015 - Right after its acquisition by Verizon, AOL has enhanced its programmatic platform to help marketers not only target mobile app users, but attribute the effect of other mediums on those campaigns. Comments

Wearables Are Still In Their First Inning

wearable-technology-vectors May 19, 2015 - The popularity of wearable technology continues to grow exponentially, but it's a fairly new concept about which consumers and marketers still have quite a bit to learn. Comments

Mad Men Drives Coke’s Digital Consumption By 991%

hilltop-ad-image May 18, 2015 - The last episode of AMC's Mad Men ended with the famous Coca-Cola ad, “Hilltop," from 1971, which increased digital consumption around Coca-Cola by 991 percent. Comments

Google to Add Buy Buttons in Sponsored Mobile Search Results

buybuttions May 18, 2015 - Google is going to hop on the buy button bandwagon, but will the tech giant be able to become an online marketplace like Amazon? Comments

Emojis Allow Brands to Engage on Messaging Apps

emoji-thumbsup May 18, 2015 - Brands like MillerCoors and 1-800-Flowers consider emojis and stickers a non-disruptive way to engage consumers on messaging apps, the world's most popular app category. Comments

Samsung to Launch Apple Pay Alternative

Samsung Wallet May 18, 2015 - Samsung is set to shut down its Wallet feature to make room for Samsung Pay, a rival for mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Comments

Civil Rights: Turning Data into Action

shutterstock-172200767 May 18, 2015 - Smartphones and social media have made everyone aware of recent police brutality, but it's still happening. This illustrates the disconnect between data and action. Comments

Mobile Commerce to Increase 32 Percent This Year

global-strategy-e-commerce May 15, 2015 - According to new eMarketer research, mobile commerce - which currently makes up 22 percent of the e-commerce share - will go up to $77 billion this year, doubling again by 2019. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Brands Tap into #biketoworkday2015 and Pay Tribute to B.B. King

twitter-tweets May 15, 2015 - This week Twitter biked to work, celebrated the possibility of Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill and mourned the loss of blues legend B.B. King. Comments

Brands <3 Emojis

emoji May 15, 2015 - Emojis are so popular among consumers that brands have graduated from tweeting them to launching keyboards, and in the case of Domino's, allowing consumers to use them to order pizza. Comments

A Brief Intro To CLV (And Why You Should Measure It)

happy-email-subscribers May 15, 2015 - Customer lifetime value (CLV) is one of the most misunderstood or ignored concepts in marketing. But if given careful thought, it's a concept that will totally transform customer perception and sales. Comments

Will Walmart’s $50 Unlimited Shipping Give Amazon Prime a Run for Its Money?

wal-mart-image May 14, 2015 - At the price of $50 a year, the world’s largest retailer is going to offer unlimited free shipping on items purchased from its online store. Will this service help Walmart catch up with Amazon in the online retail space? Comments

Data and Analytics Make Way For "Customer-to-Business" Marketing

customerfirst-ibm-hanes-markandspencer May 14, 2015 - Brands are leveraging data and more sophisticated analytics to do C2B marketing, a term referring to marketing plans driven by customers' established likes and behaviors. Comments

Amazon Introduces App Advertising for Android and Fire

amazon logo May 14, 2015 - Amazon has created its own app advertising platform for Android and Fire to rival similar products from Google, Facebook, and Twitter Comments

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