How Machine Learning and Acquisio Will Grow Your Business

During the industrial revolution humans acted like parts in a machine, stationed along assembly lines, trying to make themselves work as mechanically as possible. As we enter what is now being called the “4th Industrial Revolution” we have come to accept that machines are far better at being mechanical than humans. In the bustling world of search advertising, where campaign managers balance their time between creatively building campaigns, and mechanically managing and updating them on

The Rise of People-Based Marketing and Advertising

In their whitepaper on People-Based Marketing, Atlas provides some interesting statistics on people-based marketing and advertising. While spending more time on mobile overall, What is People-Based Marketing? Some applications and platforms offer advertisers the ability to upload prospect or customer lists to match users between the two. Lists can be uploaded and matched to users within the parent system based off of email address. Then the advertiser can target those lists with specific campaigns. I

The Marketing Impact of First-Party versus Third-Party Data

Despite data-driven marketers’ historic reliance on third-party data, a new study released by Econsultancy and Signal reveals a shift in the industry. The study found that 81% of marketers reporting they obtain the highest ROI from their data-driven initiatives when using first-party data (compared to 71% of their peers in the mainstream) with only 61% citing third party data. This shift is expected to deepen, with 82% of all marketers surveyed planning to increase their

Like Apples and Cheese, Email and Social Media Marketing

I love that quote from Tamsin Fox-Davies, Senior Development Manager at Constant Contact, describing the relationship between social media and email marketing: Social media and email marketing are like cheese and apples. People don’t think they go together, but they’re actually perfect partners. Social media helps extend the reach of your email campaigns and can build your mailing. Meanwhile, good email campaigns will deepen the relationship that you have with social media contacts, and turn

What Data-Related Tools Are Marketers Using to Measure and Analyze?

One of the most shared posts we’ve ever written was on what analytics is and the types of analytics tools available to help marketers monitor their performance, analyze opportunities for improvement, and measure response and user behavior. But what tools are marketers using? According to Econsultancy’s latest survey, Marketers utilize web analytics overwhelmingly, then Excel, social analytics, mobile analytics, A/B or multivariate testing, relational databases (SQL), business intelligence platforms, tag management, attribution solutions, campaign automation,