Category Archives: Marketing Guide

20 expert predictions: Here’s what successful marketers will do in 2019

From automation, email, data, analytics, voice, augmented reality and content management – as well as PPC for large and small business – our community of contributors share their expertise to help you step up your game in 2019. Wendy Almeida on January 2, 2019  Mobile 2019 mobile marketing predictions from industry veterans Augmented reality will … Continue reading 20 expert predictions: Here’s what successful marketers will do in 2019

Human vs machine intelligence: how to win when ‘duplicate’ content is unique

Sometimes humans and machines disagree about what content is duplicate content. Here’s why–and how to beat the system when it happens. As impressive as machine learning and algorithm-based intelligence can be, they often lack something that comes naturally to humans: common sense. It’s common knowledge that putting the same content on multiple pages produces duplicate … Continue reading Human vs machine intelligence: how to win when ‘duplicate’ content is unique

Marketers say Time Well Spent movement isn’t influencing social media plans

Marketing Land polled marketers about whether or not the Time Well Spent movement plays into their social media plans. Here’s what we learned. Amy Gesenhues on December 11, 2018   Social media apps and mobile device operating systems introduced a number of features this year to help people be more mindful of their digital usage. … Continue reading Marketers say Time Well Spent movement isn’t influencing social media plans

The disastrous consequences of measuring engagement

The engagement metric is steering social media marketers very wrong. Here’s what you should be doing instead. Nate Elliott on November 12, 2018 at 11:13 am Brad Smallwood, Facebook’s VP of measurement of insights, published research saying there’s “no link” between trendy online measures and ad effectiveness. (Photo via Facebook video capture) Brands have measured … Continue reading The disastrous consequences of measuring engagement

63% Of CMOs Expect Advertising Budgets To Rise In 2019

63% Of CMOs Expect Advertising Budgets To Rise In 2019 by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, November 9, 2018 CMOs are becoming more confident in their technology investments. Marketing budgets remained steady in 2018 at about 11.2% of company revenue, but 63% of CMOs expect their budgets to increase in 2019, according to the latest CMO … Continue reading 63% Of CMOs Expect Advertising Budgets To Rise In 2019

The Last Year of the Kow: Some Minor Complications in the Chik-fil-A Story

Dave Sutton — October 9, 2018 — October 9, 2018 I’ve written before about Chik-fil-A’s transition from its neat-and-tidy “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign to a more diffuse customer-focused approach. Though successful in some important respects, its new consumer value strategy has turned out to be something of a Pandora’s box, with the fast food behemoth … Continue reading The Last Year of the Kow: Some Minor Complications in the Chik-fil-A Story

Message to marketers: Mind the customer before the tech

‘When the map and the terrain disagree,’ conference chair Scott Brinker reminded the audience, ‘trust the terrain.’ Barry Levine on October 3, 2018   Akamai CMO Monique Bonner at the MarTech East conference “The Universe is made of stories,” the poet Muriel Rukeyser once proclaimed, “not of atoms.” Similarly, the marketing universe isn’t made of … Continue reading Message to marketers: Mind the customer before the tech

Join us next week at MarTech for expert-level strategies and insights

60+ sessions, 10 horizon-expanding keynotes, 70+ martech vendors. Get the strategies and tools you need for marketing success. Scott Brinker on September 25, 2018 at 5:22 pm Aligning marketing, technology and management is essential to your company’s success. And getting everyone on the same page, moving at the same pace, is tricky. Attend MarTech® for … Continue reading Join us next week at MarTech for expert-level strategies and insights