Marketers have got the message: data matters. Yes, we’re getting data-savvy, but many marketers still aren’t getting the full value out of their data. By now, we’ve all started using data to measure progress, spot opportunities and reach new audiences. The problem is that many marketers are doing so independently or in a silo. But …

If your business is not up to speed on offering consumers a personalized digital experience, then it’s time to catch up quickly. Personalization is no longer trendy or optional. On the contrary, personalization is rapidly becoming a consumer expectation. Businesses are seeing the rewards of capturing and analyzing data, which includes both consumer advocacy and increased revenues. They …

Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri, Nest, Hive, Canary, and a myriad of great – and not so great – ideas on crowdfunding websites; they’re all coming to you and want to control you and your home. At the moment, the range of Smart Personal technology is roughly arranged like Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Technology offering …

At this point, it is almost impossible for you to have not heard about how Bitcoin, and the blockchain technology that underlies it, are changing the world. There are lots of Bitcoin investors and companies based on blockchain, and the trend is still growing rapidly. Just as it has the potential to transform the finance, …

There is change afoot in the way businesses will be able to use and collect personal data. Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) businesses will have to explain to consumers exactly how their personal data is going to be used, each and every time it is used for a new task. Those found …

As technology enables new channels of communication, it is easier than ever for brands to contact existing and potential customers. Used correctly, advances in digital technology enable brands to communicate effectively and efficiently, relaying useful and interesting information that encourages customer loyalty and drives sales. However, when brands get the balance wrong and use channels …

Artificial intelligence (AI) helps machines do cognitive tasks typically reserved for humans. It has the potential to enable marketers to create content at scale and distribute the right content at the right time to better-segmented prospects. But, it’s not always obvious how marketers, executives and entrepreneurs can take advantage of AI. Artificial intelligence is a …

Think data is the answer to all your creativity dreams? Think again. Last year will undoubtedly go down in the marketing world as the year of data. Never have we seen so many presentations, articles, and meeting agendas ending with a call to arms for data to merge with creativity and ride off into the …

Mantras For Marketers To Live By We’re nearing the end of the year, which means it’s time for the 2016 edition of your ‘50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50’. Each of the Marketing Thought Leaders highlighted below, have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share; and have gained the respect of their peers through …

The big buzzword in advertising is programmatic.  Programmatic media is defined by the use of data and automation to make ad-serving decisions.  Whether you’re a Fortune 500 marketer or a local business with a small marketing budget, chances are high that programmatic media will push forward your business goals. Data One implication that programmatic has …