It's International Waffle Day. Content marketing never tasted so good.
Marketers pay up to seven times more for cookie-assisted ads, according to a new study.
Relevance coauthors Andrea Coville and Paul Brown explain the necessity of relevance-based marketing and how to do it right.
Seasonal marketing is about relevant marketing—and relevant marketing is often about identifying an opportunity and planning for it.
One blog post read infers infatuation. Two white paper downloads and you're going steady. Three mailing-list opens says it's serious...
The customer is now in the driver's seat—a phrase that has become a cliché is an absolute truism that cannot be ignored.
Not only does marketing personalization substantially increase your chances of success, but consumers are demanding it, as well.
For the same reason you can't build out a floor plan until the foundation is set, marketers can't truly unlock hard data unless it's contextualized.
We sought the advice of several experts to provide you with proven practices to keep your email marketing out of the spam box.
Consumers want content and they want it all the time—but it'd better be relevant.
Direct mail generated more than $642 billion in sales in 2012. Says Joe Ewers of Harte-Hanks: "There's no question direct mail works."
As marketers' use of data intensifies, some fear that creativity will suffer. Experts from Wilde Agency, OgilvyOne New York, zednext, and Adobe weigh in on whether data and creativity are like peanut butter and jelly—or oil and water.
As effective as email marketing may be, it's all too often misunderstood or underutilized. But it does have to provide value to customers to stand out.
Redken's content strategy enables the salon brand to develop and deliver relevant content based on changing consumer interests and trends.
5 guiding principles marketers can follow as they journey forward into the (direct) marketing future.
Focus on customer preferences to be an email marketing star.
Month 8: CMOs can secure their seat at the C-suite table by driving business results.
The global foodstuffs brand stocks its website with deliciously on-target content for foodservice operators.
Marketers must understand how customers today consume media to ensure that their content is relevant.
The more customers jump from one platform to the next in the same engagement (or purchase), the more gaps there are for them to fall through—and never return.
5 easy ways for CPG companies to reach digital consumers.
Here's are five of the hottest things in email that you'll need to understand to reach the full potential of your email program.
But let's turn that frown upside down. Yes, marketing is hard, but there's also more opportunity for customer engagement now than ever, right?
Put the customer in context and you'll be glad you did. That and other pearls from the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit in Nashville.
Many marketers are not as focused on customer experience as they should be. Here's why—and three areas to (re)focus on.
All marketers want to be relevant, but many are confounded by how to do so cost effectively.
Three key principles for creating highly relevant and cost-effective email marketing efforts.
Deliver relevance to customers through segmentation—or watch them defect.
Dry, tidy, "professional sounding" articles, videos, and photos don't connect with your customers anymore.
Every irrelevant message your business sends decreases the probability that a relevant message will be acted upon.
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It doesn't matter how much data you have if you don't integrate your data sets, says market researcher Matthias Hartmann.
Radio version 2014 delivers an exciting palette of marketing tools to make the medium of sound more effective for direct response advertisers.
How marketers can navigate the new customer engagement era.