Chatbots: The future of conversational commerce and marketing

It’s no secret that the rise of computer apps is transforming both the marketing and customer experience. One of the most intriguing developments in app development is in the area of chatbots that not only can send communications to customers but also respond “intelligently” to conversations.

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with […]

Interview with Dave Chaffey of Smart Insights

This week I had the pleasure of reading a new report from Smart Insights on the State of Digital Marketing 2015 […]

5 Reasons Your Mobile Strategy Isn’t Working

Whether you completely neglected to build a website for your mobile platform or there’s a lacking call to action, there are common mobile faux pas than can result in lost loyalty, brand following and even support. […]

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 […]

Can CMOs Master The Customer Experience For Hispanic Shoppers?

As more and more marketers are discovering, it’s impossible to think about any digital or e-commerce strategy without acknowledging the critical importance of the overall Hispanic population on today’s electronic marketplace. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 17 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, comprising more than 53.4 […]

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. […]

10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013

2013 just might be the year we see a real shift in how close customers and companies can really get. […]

3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

It’s predicted that shoppers around the world will have purchased about $119 billion worth of goods and services through their mobile phones by 2015. Which means, as a sales channel, it will either supplement or replace other marketing platforms—namely, brick-and-mortar store locations, online stores like Amazon and eBay, and/or standalone ecommerce sites. Either way, […]

Are You Making These Costly Holiday Mobile Mistakes?

The thick of the 2012 holiday season is here. And if you’re a retailer, hopefully you haven’t just primed your in-store and online offers, but your mobile presence as well. According to comScore, consumers spent approximately $37 billion on holiday shopping in 2011—up about 15 percent from 2010. And nearly 51% of the U.S. […]

Paul Dunay joins Networked Insights as the CMO

Almost 5 years ago I started this blog with the notion exploring the changing definition of Buzz Marketing in light of this new thing I saw on the horizon called “Social Media”. […]