AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Big Data, Content Marketing, Data, Data Management Platform, Experiential Marketing, Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Search Marketing, Video Marketing

Adobe Digital Insights: The State of the Digital Union 2017

Adobe Digital Insights has put together a beautiful infographic (would we expect anything different?) on the State of the Digital Union – focused on digital advertising and associated consumer expectations. Perhaps my favorite thing about this infographic is that they really took mounds of data and paired it down to a select number of observations and conclusions: Ad Costs are Rising – as more mainstream advertisers turn to digital, the demand for ad space and associated costs are increasing. . Mobile display cost-per-thousand impressions (CPM) has risen 12%, and video advertisements have risen 13%. While

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I Believe B2B Social Media Marketing Success is Exaggerated

Let’s start this conversation by saying all of my evidence is anecdotal. I haven’t done any widespread research to prove my instincts; I just continue to have more and more people whispering to me that they don’t use social media to drive results. And they’re not suffering at all; their companies are doing great. “Wait!”, you declare, “They could be doing so much better!” Nope. One of the companies has over 100% growth YoY in a highly competitive market. None of their leadership nor their employees maintain a consistent social media presence. The vast majority

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Wooing More Buyers and Reducing Waste Through Intelligent Content

Content marketing’s efficacy has been well documented, yielding 300% more leads at a 62% lower cost than traditional marketing, reports DemandMetric. No wonder sophisticated marketers have shifted their dollars to content, in a big way. The obstacle, however, is that a good chunk of that content (65%, in fact) is hard to find, poorly conceived or unappealing to its target audience. That’s a big problem. “You can have the best content in the world,” shared Ann Rockley, founder of the Intelligent Content Conference, “but if you can’t get it to your customers and prospects at

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Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Sales Enablement, Search Marketing

The Myth of Attribution

One of the slides that I discuss in virtually every conversation I have with businesses is one that I call the myth of attribution. In any system of measurement, we prefer boolean and discrete rules of behavior. If this, then that. It’s a problem, though, because that’s not how purchase decisions are made. It doesn’t matter if you’re a consumer or if you’re a business – it’s just not the reality of the customer journey. Case in point is my purchase of an Amazon Echo. I saw the buzz online when it first launched, but

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