Transform Events into Meaningful Experiences: Lessons in Real-Time Marketing

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Transforming Events into Meaningful Experiences: Lessons in Real-Time Marketing. We had an esteemed panel consisting of Amber Quist, the Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications at Spredfast; Greg Weiss, the […]

The Missing Link Between Media and Marketing

It’s apparent that there’s a missing vital component in the quest to modernize marketing. Today’s marketing organizations are aggressively modernizing, automating and adding more digitally centered marketing tactics as they focus on their mandate to discover prospects and create new customers. To meet the challenge, CMOs have turbocharged Marketing Ops teams and are building […]

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

With constant access to a growing list of channels and devices, today’s connected customers are no longer satisfied with vanilla, one-size-fits-all experiences and offers […]

4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

Responsive design brings a variety of benefits – both for brand marketers and the consumers interacting with content across multiple devices. According to data from a December 2012 study conducted by eConsultancy, nearly 70 percent of client-side marketers described their experience level with responsive design as “average” or better, and more than half of […]

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I remember the day that my first pay-per-click (PPC) campaign yielded the first batch of leads for the company I was working for. In all, this tactic generated 42 leads, and a significant portion was even qualified. Better yet, the price was just right, ranging […]

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

No matter where you look, brands are all trying to crack the code of having a two-way conversation with their customers wherever they are – be it in-store, online, on a smartphone, on a tablet or on social media. It’s a constant struggle for brands to make themselves be seen and heard above all […]

Creating an Immersive Brand Experience at the Red Bull Wake Open

The Red Bull Wake Open in Tampa, Florida is the world’s largest Wake Boarding contest and they wanted to do something new and engaging from a guest experience perspective this year. They are partnering with Smartsy to incorporate Visual Recognition and User Generate Content into their branding to help make them more interactive and actionable. […]

How to Make the Zero Moment of Truth Work for You

Thanks to the Internet, another critical moment for consumer/brand interactions is also getting attention: the Zero Moment of Truth (or ZMOT) […]

6 Tips for Turning Big Data into Great Customer Experiences

The phenomenon of big data certainly comes with big promise. […]

The Social-Shake-Up: A New Breed of Marketer is Coming

Gartner is predicting that by 2015, 25% of organizations will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) […]