Adobe reveals product updates designed to help marketers boost campaigns in terms of social, search, and display.
Despite the still-shaky economy, marketers continue to increase their investments in search engine marketing, according to several reports. Two of our Plug-ins experts this month provide their best advice on how to look at navigating the retargeting landscape. Our third expert provides best practices for maximizing search in holiday marketing campaigns in the e-commerce arena.
Retargeting is an emerging practice that first uses email to gauge consumer interest, then, based on responsiveness, reengages consumers via online display.
Marketing agency CreateThe Group said June 20 that it has acquired Morpheus Media. New York-based CreateThe Group will rebrand the digital shop Morpheus Media, a CreateThe Group company.
Peter Minnium, IAB consulting director and head of the Rising Stars program, about how the units' adoption offers a window into the display advertising landscape.
IBM might be the hungriest company in the marketing technology services industry. Last week, IBM introduced Coremetrics Lifecycle, a product designed to provide analytics-based insight into customer acquisition and retention across email, display, search and social. In March, Big Blue launched the Smarter Commerce consulting practice to help clients automate marketing, selling and fulfillment and create global brand presences.
Sharp Electronics is rolling out an integrated campaign to support its upcoming Aquos line of televisions. The company's agency of record, McGarryBowen, created the effort, which has e-mail, display, online video, paid search, social media, print and TV elements.
Travelocity is rolling out an integrated campaign to promote its winter travel sale.
Although denim has dominated the pants market for the past few years, Levi's has launched a Dockers campaign to bring back khakis. The multichannel effort, which includes TV, print, search, social media, mobile, viral video, e-commerce and PR, is led by creative that attempts to reconnect male consumers with masculinity.
Intel is conducting a digital e-card campaign that lets users make personalized 3-D cards to send to their friends and family. The campaign, launched November 16, runs through the end of the year. It features a Web site where consumers can create e-cards and view information on Intel products.
Trying to reposition its products' brand image from old and expensive to young and affordable, the Bordeaux wine region of France is running a campaign called "Life Goes Better with Bordeaux." The effort incorporates an interactive Web site, display ads and social media along with in-store and event marketing to acquire younger customers.
Company of the week
R2C creates, produces, distributes and measures messages that inspire and compel consumers to do something with a brand to drive commercial advantage. The full-service advertising agency specializes in creative, production, media, analytics and performance.
What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.