WaPo’s ad engineer’s tweet touched a nerve, racking up more than 6,000 likes, nearly 3,000 retweets and a slew of comments and numerous sub-threads. Robin Kurzer on December 27, 2018 Aram Zucker-Scharff, ad engineering director for Washington Post’s research, experimentation and development team, lit up a tweetstorm Wednesday, calling just about every way that the digital marketers … Continue reading Fake, fake, fake: Epic tweetstorm targets marketing’s metrics house of cards
James Hamar — June 16, 2018 — June 16, 2018 Free-Photos / Pixabay As the head of video production at Brightcove, I get asked all the time, “James, my customer is new to video and wants to know if they should staff up or hire an agency to start doing more with video. What should … Continue reading Should You Produce Video In House or Outsource?
Elizabeth Harr — July 25, 2017 — July 25, 2017 The goal of any brand strategy is to build a strong brand. That is because a strong brand—and an effective brand strategy—results in a higher return on investment for your marketing dollar. It is as true for professional services brands as it is for consumer … Continue reading Best Brand Strategy: Branded House or House of Brands?
Eric Webb — April 18, 2017 — April 18, 2017 We all know of Publishers Clearing House (PCH). Their annual sweepstakes draws a lot of attention. Started by a direct marketing firm to help drive subscriptions for publishers, it grew steadily from the 1950’s and expanded into selling merchandise as well. In 2006, they purchased … Continue reading Publishers Clearing House: Lessons in Audience Neglect
One of the largest users of people-based marketing, PCH first launched header bidding with the OpenX ad exchange this past summer. Barry Levine on February 14, 2017 Publishers Clearing House (PCH) is best known among the general public for its free-to-play, chance-to-win promotional sweepstakes. Among marketers, it’s also known as the holder of one … Continue reading Publishers Clearing House attributes 26 percent revenue lift to header bidding
Mark Emerson — February 2, 2017 Follow @gothamCulture— February 2, 2017 With the start of the new year behind us, now is a great time to get your house in order from an operations viewpoint. You still need to do all the usual tasks (close the books, update payroll and 401K information, etc.), but should … Continue reading Getting Your Operations House in Order for the New Year
Columnist Rob Rasko speaks about the power of digital advertising and how it can truly drive outcomes; case in point, the 2016 election. Rob Rasko on January 20, 2017 Donald Trump’s election is perhaps the single best advertisement for digital advertising in the history of that industry. One of the major criticisms of Trump’s … Continue reading How digital media won the White House for an ‘analog’ audience
by Daniel James November 16, 2015 Follow @FurstPersonNovember 16, 2015 Building a quality database for talent analytics is like building a house. Having the tools, materials, and workers is absolutely essential – after all, without any of those, how will the house get built? – but even that isn’t enough. In order to build the … Continue reading Building a Hiring House of Gold with Talent Analytics
Hone-in on corporate executives on Twitter in 3 easy steps! Ever had a product or service to promote to the C-Suite within a large corporation and wish you could reach the CEO, CFO, CMO, or all of the above? In last week’s post, we showed you how to target the C-Suite on Facebook, Nail B2B … Continue reading Twitter B2B Top-Dog Targeting: Thursday’s Psychographic Hot House
B2B Marketers now enjoy LinkedIn-like targeting in Facebook’s prolific channel. True professionals are never off duty, even on Facebook. For most marketers, media spend is precious and not to be wasted, especially when playing the high-stakes long game of B2B sales. B2B marketers need to ensure their message hits the right business professionals, those who … Continue reading Nail B2B Authority Targeting: Psychographic Targeting Hot House