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Features All Marketing Is Direct

All Marketing Is Direct

Data-driven. Digital. Direct. These formerly distinct marketing terms are merging as real-time relevance increasingly drives customer interactions.

Content Marketing Content Marketer or Media Mogul?

Content Marketer or Media Mogul?

Three approaches to taking content marketing to the next level.

Next: Trends and Strategies to Watch

Marketers Debate Quality Versus Quantity in Lead Generation

Marketers Debate Quality Versus Quantity in Lead Generation

Lead generation is rarely a simple conversation, especially when it comes to the number of leads generated versus the value of them.

8 Email Marketing Myths Debunked

8 Email Marketing Myths Debunked

Our experts set the record straight.

Analytics vs. Instincts

Analytics vs. Instincts

Even for the savviest marketers, finding the right balance of analytics and gut instincts can prove to be difficult.

Special Features

Content Marketing The 3 Gifts of Content Marketing

The 3 Gifts of Content Marketing

Content brings dialogue, emotion, and relevance to the brand-customer relationship.

Agency Today's Marketing Agency Must Be a Driving Force

Today's Marketing Agency Must Be a Driving Force

15 agency executives examine the evolving role of the marketing agency to clients and the industry at large.

Multichannel Marketing Metrics That Measure Up

Metrics That Measure Up

Experts reveal which metrics matter most for six marketing channels.

Digital Marketing Voting on the Right Marketing Metrics

Voting on the Right Marketing Metrics

Digital marketing strategists created a winning campaign for Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe.

Case Studies

The LA Kings Reign Supreme in Hockey—and Marketing

The LA Kings Reign Supreme in Hockey—and Marketing

Marketers for the NHL's top-ranking team devise a winning strategy to increase ticket sales.

Engagement: The Secret Ingredient to a Tasty Marketing Campaign

Engagement: The Secret Ingredient to a Tasty Marketing Campaign

Organic yogurt company Stonyfield says it's discovered the right recipe for an enthralling digital campaign.

A+E Networks Tunes Into Customers' App Preferences

A+E Networks Tunes Into Customers' App Preferences

The media company sends targeted push notifications based on in-app behaviors.

Southwest Airlines Takes Customer Listening to New Heights

Southwest Airlines Takes Customer Listening to New Heights

The airline launches a Listening Center to centralize social, industry, and operational data.

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Battle of the Brands

Multichannel Marketing Marketing That's Anything but a Gift

Marketing That's Anything but a Gift

Ah, the holidays. 'Tis the season for back massagers, key locators—and less than stellar marketing from these two titans of the stocking stuffer.

Multichannel Marketing Apple's Marketing Does the Job; Samsung's is Less Than Galactic

Apple's Marketing Does the Job; Samsung's is Less Than Galactic

The biggest rivalries are born of great passions: Red Sox versus Yankees, Coca-Cola versus Pepsi. This year the prevailing matchup is between Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S4.

Multichannel Marketing Does M&M's or REESE'S Win the Real Candy Crush?

Does M&M's or REESE'S Win the Real Candy Crush?

In a battle of the taste buds, there's no clear winner between Hershey's-owned REESE'S and Mars-owned M&M's.

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