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How Every Marketer Can Learn Basic Project Management Skills (And Why They Should)

If you’re a marketer, then at some point, you’ll need to manage a project. This can be an intimidating prospect if you’ve never taken the lead on a project before. However, developing basic project management skills can be invaluable no matter where you’re at in your career. This is true whether you’re a Manager guiding your team, a middle-Manager taking your first steps toward leading campaigns, or an entry-level staffer looking for a way to move up. You don’t necessarily need to become an expert in this area. You…

Managing the Messaging Maze: How Modern Marketers Can Move the Needle with Millennials

It wasn’t all that long ago that Personalized Marketing meant addressing an email to someone by their first name. But these days, it’s not enough to call out customers by name in an e-blast if the content contains impersonal offers that don’t take into account their unique purchase histories. To stay competitive in our on-demand world, and build a pipeline of brand loyalty that ensures repeat business, brands have to create an individualized experience that accounts for each customer’s unique tastes and preferences.…

Principles Associated With Digital Accessibility Designed For The Modern Marketers Out There

Right now, web designers and the developers have the power in their hands to help the differently disabled users to navigate through websites by using the CSS for controlling visual page elements. There are multiple ways available, used for crafting some of the best accessible websites and making them all the more helpful for disabled people to browse and enjoy. The main intention of digital accessibility is to create pages, making it super accessible by as many people as possible. Designing for such pages will cover up…

Three Tips for Marketers to Break out of Work Silos

As the lines between marketing, advertising, and public relations continue to blur, working alone is no longer an option for most individuals and their departments. Roles and responsibilities are shifting and overlapping at an unprecedented pace, and marketers must adapt to avoid duplication of efforts and make sure everyone is working to their highest potential. The answer to breaking down silos is Collaboration. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by photo editing and graphic design platform, PicMonkey, cites…

Four Ways To Measure The Always-On Consumer

Marketers are constantly dealing with the challenges of a digital world. The growing number of digital channels, devices, and platforms has created more ways for marketers to reach consumers, but it’s also created a more complex customer journey. Analyzing marketing effectiveness has become more difficult as marketers struggle to get accurate and actionable data on the always-on consumer. Success depends on having the right tools in place to make sense of all the ways consumers interact with brands and measure the influence…

What AI Has in Store for the Marketers in 2019?

If there is anything every business leader in the world can agree on – let's face it, there's not a lot – it is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is about to have an indescribable impact that will change the way business looks. Among the areas, it is set to revolutionize marketing entirely. In 2018, we saw the marketing landscape change as AI adoption was fueled by growing customer expectations. The demand for one-to-one personalized interactions with brands has influenced the way marketers communicate with their…

Iterable Unveils New Products to Democratize Growth for Marketers

New Features Announced at Iterable's Growth Marketing Conference, Activate Iterable, the leading growth marketing platform for cross-channel customer engagement, announced new products and channels at Activate, Iterable's annual growth marketing conference. Iterable continues to sustain tremendous momentum, including its raise of $50 million in March, and these product announcements will further support Iterable's vision of democratizing growth and accelerate adoption of its platform. Iterable is the growth marketing…

Marketing Technology Primer: Why Invest in Influencer Marketing?

The Fall of Old-School Advertising Has Given Rise to a New Form of Promotion, Which Is Now Influencer Marketing. Tapping into the Potential of Influencer Marketing Gives Marketers an Edge over Brand Awareness and Discovery According to a study conducted by Linqia, 39% of brands have a steady plan for their Influencer Marketing campaigns. In fact, almost every marketer in the study is expected to be spending more than $10,000 on their marketing campaigns.So, how popular is the term Influencer Marketing? According to a…

Customer Expectations Are at an All-Time High — How Marketers Can Rise to the Occasion

When it comes to creating the best, most seamless customer experiences, a brand can only be as good as its understanding of its customers. According to a recent consumer marketing survey by Selligent Marketing Cloud, it’s clear people expect more personalized engagement from brands but are hesitant to allow them access to their individual data, making it extremely challenging for brand marketers to succeed. Of the 7,000 consumers surveyed across the US and Europe, 33 percent expect brands to anticipate needs before they…

It’s Time to Give Marketers Control Over their Data

We all know the saying about teaching someone to fish, and the lesson therein – empowerment and ownership of a process are infinitely more valuable than simply providing a deliverable and calling it a day. So why do so many walled gardens and data management platforms (DMPs) insist on simply selling audiences, rather than empowering customers to create them? Semasio’s mission is to give marketers control, transparency and ownership of their data and audience strategies. We believe in empowering customers because that's…

Emotional vs Distress Purchases – Tapping into Customer Response

Marketers agree that understanding customer need is key to any business. Forming that understanding however can involve scrambling in the dark for insights on audiences. As companies build increasingly unwieldy datasets, the access to behaviour that the internet has allowed us can sometimes mean that overload of information is just as bad as not having enough. The good news is that there are some easy ways to tap into how your customers feel – with the context of who is buying from you and listening to their feedback.…

Marketers in the Flow: How an Enterprise CDP Fosters Happy, Hyper-Productive Teams

Drummers call it "the groove." Developers go into "hack mode." Financial traders say they're "in the pipe." Positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi devoted his life to studying this hyper-focused, hyper-productive state, which he dubbed "flow." According to Csikszentmihalyi, flow is that pleasurable, even blissful, state in which you have an energized sense of focus and are fully immersed in the activity at hand. Employers have good reasons for helping promote this state in their employees. In a multi-year study,…

NewsCred Launches Idea Lab to Assist Marketers with Content Ideation and Planning

The NewsCred Expansion Combines SEO, Social Trend, Rank Tracking and Voice Data to Better Optimize Content Search for Marketers NewsCred, the world’s leading enterprise content marketing platform provider, announced the addition of Idea Lab. Idea Lab’s launch shows the silos between ideation and execution can be overcome, thus enhancing the process of content creation with social and search trend data. Idea Lab will assist marketing teams to identify the topics that resonate with audiences, have a high ranking in…

Three Things Marketers Should Know About Cybersecurity

As the business landscape becomes more digital than ever before, websites have become the focal point of any successful marketing strategy for building brand awareness and driving growth. Plugins and various third-party applications are also used to amplify marketing efforts, but they can serve as potential entry points for cybercriminals. This requires that marketers become more technically savvy about their marketing tools in order to be a more proactive part of their company’s cyber defenses. Also Read: Here’s How…

TechBytes with Steven ZoBell, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Workfront

Steven ZoBell Chief Product & Technology Officer, Workfront Learning the clear definition of an Ideal Customer is the most critical aspect of understanding any business model. The martech landscape is witnessing a deluge of automation tools for Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Therefore, it becomes even more important for marketing teams to understand the Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) of any martech company to gauge if it would fit their budget and tech stack. To better…

Outbrain Enters Into a Strategic Partnership With IAS

Outbrain and IAS Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Brand Safety Solutions to Marketers Outbrain, the world’s leading content discovery platform, and Integral Ad Science (IAS), the measurement and analytics company that empowers the advertising industry, today announced they have formed a partnership to bring IAS’ brand safety solutions to Outbrain’s brand marketers. The partnership represents a significant addition for marketers working with Outbrain, the most trusted and largest content recommendation company…

Marketers Fighting Cybercrime: How You Can Protect Your Brand

Many enterprise marketers view cybersecurity as someone else’s job. On the surface, this may be true. Enterprise cyber defense is largely an IT-led strategy, whereas marketing is responsible for the brand and company image. That said, separating marketing and cybersecurity completely can be dangerous. In today’s digital-first landscape, any successful marketing strategy revolves around a company’s website as a central hub that incorporates multiple outside apps and plugins – many of which are potential entry points for…

7 Surefire Ways Market Researchers Can Fight Survey Fatigue

The increasing importance being placed on customer experiences is daunting – not only for companies looking to provide superior service but also for customers who are now facing a flood of survey and feedback requests from almost every channel. Market Researchers are now competing for the public’s time with myriad surveys, over-eager follow-up texts and approval-seeking web forms and emails; some promising bonus points or entry into raffles for prizes. While there is nothing wrong with this level of determination to…

How Marketers Can Use Customer Behavior to Drive Revenue

In the past, marketers could get away with segmenting customers using primarily demographic and firmographic traits such as age, gender, income, ethnicity, occupation, industry, company size, geographic location, etc. But in today’s customer-centric world, understanding your customers based on demographics isn’t enough. As Netflix’s VP of Product Innovation, Todd Yellin, said: “It really doesn’t matter if you are a 60-year-old woman or a 20-year-old man because a 20-year-old man can watch ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ and a…

How Marketers Can Optimize $682 Billion in Expected Spend in 2018

As we rapidly enter the start of 2018, mobile transactions are expected to surpass record numbers set this year. With 2017 holiday sales in full swing, the NRF reported 147 million consumers engaged in online shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, 63 percent of those consumers used their smartphones to make holiday shopping decisions. Given that the short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest time of year for retailers, it is critical to making sure marketers craft a mobile strategy that allows them to…