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White House Hits 'Hockey Stick' Moment of Mobile Engagement [#CZLNY]

Apr 1, 2015 - At a ClickZ Live New York keynote speech, White House director of new media technologies Leigh Heyman spoke about creating conversation around mobile engagement for Millennial and other often overlooked mobile users. Comments

Cut Through the B2B B.S. and Develop a Message Your Customers Will Listen To [#CZLNY]

content-marketing-megaphone Apr 1, 2015 - During his session at ClickZ Live New York, Lincoln Electric's Craig Coffey discussed the importance of tailoring your message to your actual consumers. Comments

Influencers and Social Listening Key to Social Success for AmEx and Mini USA [#CZLNY]

social-mediaw Apr 1, 2015 - In a ClickZ Live New York panel discussion, digital marketers from brands like American Express and Mini USA explained that authenticity and tailoring the correct message to the right channel make for a brand's best social strategy. Comments

Digital Marketing People on the Move: March 2015 Roundup

peoplesmovemarch Apr 1, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during March of 2015. Comments

Flexibility Is Key for SEOs [#CZLNY]

hilton-ny Mar 31, 2015 - "SERP changes to Google algorithms are as inevitable as death and taxes," said Hilton's Melissa Walner, discussing how important it is to be nimble in the ever-changing search marketing industry. Comments

The Power of Multichannel Attribution at TD Bank [#CZLNY]

multi-channel-attribution Mar 31, 2015 - In his session at ClickZ Live New York, TD Bank's Nick Necsulescu shared the importance of multichannel attribution in making good marketing optimization decisions. Comments

The Power of Persuasion: ABCs of Leveraging Personas for Search Success [#CZLNY]

personas Mar 31, 2015 - During his session at ClickZ Live New York, Grant Simmons of Homes.com chatted about the value of personas in achieving search success. Comments

Brands Should Focus More on Owned "Middleweight Content" Than Social [#CZLNY]

content Mar 31, 2015 - At ClickZ Live New York, JWT's Jinal Shah spoke about the content continuum. To publish their own content successfully, brands should find a middle ground between developed campaigns and social posts. Comments

Testing How Personalized Content Improves Customer Experience [#CZLNY]

automated-personalization Mar 31, 2015 - In his session at ClickZ Live New York, Jake Sapirstein of SAP discussed the importance of testing how personalization can improve the customer experience. Comments

Coca-Cola Shares Story of Sustainability Across Paid Social [#CZLNY]

coca-cola-coke-soda Mar 31, 2015 - In his keynote at ClickZ Live New York, Coca-Cola's Tim Goudie shared the company's strategy for success on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter: pushing compelling sustainability stories to highly targeted audiences. Comments

Showtime Networks: Brands Can Do More Than Banner Ads on Mobile

showtime-networks Mar 30, 2015 - Premium cable network Showtime has forged a strong presence in the mobile space. How does it leverage mobile in a creative way to engage with its TV show viewers? Comments

Industry Isn't Quite Ready for Mobile Measurement, Says MRC

mobile-measurement Mar 30, 2015 - While discussing mobile measurement at the IAB Marketplace, George Ivie, CEO of the Media Rating Council, said standards regarding viewability haven't yet caught up to mobile technology. Comments

Mountain Dew and Spotify Among First to Experiment With Twitter's Periscope

periscope-logo Mar 30, 2015 - As most brands plan ahead for Twitter's new livestreaming app, Mountain Dew and Spotify tried Periscope on its first day and say initial response was primarily positive. Comments

5 Tips to Make Your Marketing Stand Out Like a Purple Cow [#SESMiami]

purple-cow-marketing Mar 27, 2015 - In the spirit of Seth Godin's principle that good marketing should stand out like a purple cow, marketers from Home Depot and the Miami Marlins baseball team shared their insights on how to make your marketing "purple." Comments

U.S. Digital Display Ad Spend Shifting Toward Facebook and Twitter

facebookandtwitter Mar 27, 2015 - New research from eMarketer shows that Facebook and Twitter together will account for approximately 34 percent of U.S. digital display ad revenues by 2017, while Google and Yahoo’s share will decline. Comments

Twitter Opens Jakarta Office to Grow User Base and Engagement

twitter-logo Mar 27, 2015 - The launch of a new Twitter office in Jakarta will give brands and advertisers in the area better access to product offerings. Comments

VIDEO: Developing a Mobile-First Strategy to Reach Indonesia's Masses [#CZLJKT]

sophie-ari-interview Mar 27, 2015 - In this video interview, Ari Fadyl, head of digital transformation and innovation at AXA Indonesia, shares his insights on the consumer journey in Indonesia and the need to use mobile. Comments

"Tell Us Your Story" Ribs Brands for Nonsensical Tweets

tell-us-your-story-header Mar 26, 2015 - Advertising copywriter Brian Eden's humorous Tumblr, "Tell Us Your Story," mocks brands that invite ill-advised user-generated content on Twitter. Comments

Twitter Debuts Periscope to Rival Meerkat

twitter-logo Mar 26, 2015 - Immediately following Facebook’s embedded video player announcement yesterday, Twitter introduced a new livestreaming video app this morning. Why are these major social media platforms looking to win the video space? Comments

Facebook Messenger Adds E-Commerce Capabilities

facebook-messenger-mobile-image Mar 25, 2015 - One of the Messenger features introduced on the first day of Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco is specially designed for commerce and shopping. How can brand marketers leverage it to improve their campaigns? Comments

Facebook Offers Free Analytics for Apps Tool

facebook-app-analytics Mar 25, 2015 - At today's F8 conference Facebook unveiled a new developer tool that will help app marketers segment and target audiences as well as understand consumer path to purchase and in-app pain points. Comments

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