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Your Brand Can Be as Famous as Sour Patch Kids

Oct 1, 2015 - During her presentation at Advertising Week, Farrah Bezner, marketing director of Halls and Candy at Mondelēz International, talked about how the brand captures the hearts of teens and millennials, and how you can do it too. Comments

There Is No Mobile Experience: The Key to Understanding Mobile Data

mobile-map-shutterstock-120085516 Oct 1, 2015 - An Advertising Week panel on mobilizing data agreed that the most important thing to keep in mind is that there is no mobile experience. Mobile is now so omnipresent that there are many different experiences. Comments

Should Your Brand Be on Snapchat?

snapchat-mobile Oct 1, 2015 - Snapchat has certainly gained in popularity as a marketing tool for Millennials but it isn't for every brand. Find out what industry participants think about the platform. Comments

Is Native Advertising Content Marketing?

nativeadvertising-contentmarketing Oct 1, 2015 - Industry leaders have different feelings on whether native advertising is content marketing, but maybe the answer lies in the middle: it can be, but more conditionally than as a rule. Comments

Social Content Helps Fast Food Brands Beat Stigma

Cheeseburgers Oct 1, 2015 - Fast food bucks today's healthier dining trends, but brands like Burger King and Taco Bell still get lots of love online. Are solid content strategies a factor? Some industry experts say yes. Comments

Jennifer Convertibles Comes Back with Influencer Content

Different coloured sofas Oct 1, 2015 - Reemerging from Chapter 11 as a more modern digital brand, Jennifer Convertibles partnered with content-creation platform SheSpeaks for its first foray into influencer-driven content marketing. Comments

Beverage Brands Illustrate Importance of Online Content for Offline Products

glass-of-cola Oct 1, 2015 - Soft drink and beer brands aren't exactly huge in the e-commerce space, but Coca-Cola, Bud Light and Mountain Dew demonstrate how important content is regardless because it's how they stay on consumers' minds. Comments

Standing out with Instagram: Q&A with Creative Lead, Eric Oldrin

eric-from-instagram Oct 1, 2015 - Eric Oldrin, creative strategy lead at Instagram speaks about the evolution of social photography as a content tool and how ad execs can leverage the platform for branding. Comments

How a Blasé Approach Helped Swedish Fish Reach Gen Z

swedish-fish Sep 30, 2015 - Swedish Fish candies have been around forever, but they're not especially popular with the younger generation. To change that, Mondelez abandoned the typical planning, instead creating quick, cheap video content, just to see how it resonated. Comments

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

pandora-and-spotify 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

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