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Friday, February 16, 2018

Top 3 Problems Frictionless Media Companies Are Solving

Frictionless media companies are reinventing interfaces and using predictive technologies to simplify search, streamline discovery, improve recommendations, and expand access. These improvements are happening across a wide array of media - consider how Spotify and Netflix have changed music and video discovery and consumption respectively. Meanwhile, Alexa has revolutionized how we do searches, and Apple has changed its interface to keep us within one swipe away from the news we love. Here are three massive problems that are being solved in this space: >>

Monday, February 12, 2018

Study results signal importance of mobile for email

For the first time, mobile conversions from email messages are equal to desktop conversions. Both, according to new data out from Yes Lifecycle Marketing, sit a 3.3%, and is one more reason marketers need to be mobile ready. >>

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Expert: Influencers key in social campaigns

More ad dollars are headed in to social according to several experts, but the social space is increasingly crowded and hard to navigate for many brands. That, according to one expert is where influencers come in. A good influencer can reach more customers than a brand often can - and will likely be more trusted in the end. >>

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Expert: Facebook earnings call signals 'golden age' for video

Facebook's latest earnings call has seen stock prices rebound significantly despite it's users spending less time on the social network. According to company information, consumers are spending less time on-site, but ad prices continue to go up, pushing about 43% higher through Q4 2017. >>

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Experts weigh in on Google Chrome's filtering announcement

Last week, Google announced a 'mute' button, hailed as a way for consumers to take back control of the ads they see online. By muting irrelevant or improperly targeted ads, consumers should see more content of interest, but does it solve the underlying problem of marketers who aren't properly targeting content? We asked two experts to weigh in. >>

Monday, February 05, 2018

Investment plans shine light on future of AI in business docs

This week Innotech Capitals, an international private equity and venture capital fund, is expected to announce it has made a seed investment in Glever.com that uses AI technology to make resume writing as simple as several mouse clicks. But the long play is the automation of all sorts of business documents. I asked the founder, Xiaoxin (Aaron) Yin to tell me more about the future of AI assisted business docs. >>

Monday, January 29, 2018

Top 5 tips to improve data privacy

With Data Privacy Day on January 28, marketers should be thinking about how they can improve the privacy of their customers' data. Here are five tips. >>

Friday, January 26, 2018

Expert: Why better understanding of Google, Facebook is key for marketers

Most of consumers' online time is spent with two Internet giants: Google and Facebook. What's more, roughly 60% of the digital ad spent is also spent with these two behemoths. That, according to one expert, is why marketers need a better understanding of how both search and social - and in particular Google and Facebook - work. >>

Friday, January 19, 2018

Why marketers need audience buying & how to create this strategy

Between voice activated assistants, mobile commerce, and video strategies, it can be hard for a business to know which new technology to choose. But, according to one expert, it may not be a change in technology that marketers need. It could be a change in how campaigns are bought. >>

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Study finds publishers key to consumer engagement

There is new data out that may push marketers' dollars to publishers' pockets. That is because nearly half (44%) believe that publisher driven content is connecting better with consumers, sometimes even better than brand-created content. >>

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

How marketers can use email to improve relevance, engagement

Email remains a key component of all marketers' efforts, and with changes to social media it's becoming even more important. That is because email is 'owned' media - it's a piece of the marketing pie that the business or brand creates, from the subscriber list to the content. Here are a few trends that could improve marketers' email game. >>

Monday, January 15, 2018

Experts weigh in on Facebook's 'no ad' announcement

On Friday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg announced a change that has many small and large business owners scratching their heads. The big change? That social networkers will see more content from friends and family and less content from businesses and marketers. >>

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Reports ID trends to watch in digital content consumption

Streaming media, be that a television stream, music, or movies, is a trend that is likely to have a big impact on marketers in 2018. According to two new reports, consumers are streaming more of their digital content, an indicator that marketers may need to change how they advertise. Or, at least, where. >>

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Experts weigh in: Why attribution matters more than ever

Connected devices are all over our homes. According to some experts, there are at least 13 connected devices in the average household - tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, gaming systems, etc. With so many touch points, attribution is set to change how marketers approach advertising and analytics. Five experts explain why attribution should change marketers' approach. >>

Monday, January 08, 2018

Study: Reviews matter, even offline

More and more consumers are shopping online. This trend was underlined during the recent holiday shopping season when digital shoppers spent 18% more YoY, and the season saw more than 10 billion dollar shopping days. >>

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