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 […]

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. […]

Amazon vs. Wal-Mart: How Online Strategy Can Meet In-Store Opportunity

When Wal-Mart announced plans to use its retail locations to fulfill online orders last week, the media and business community broke into a collective game of word association. The word? Amazon. […]

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

A new RAIN Group report proves otherwise and shows that sales people that truly “connect” with buyers in this “always on” environment we live in to win more often […]

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) […]

5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two totally different vantage points. And it’s obvious why: buying cycles are longer, buyer mentalities are different, and products typically require more investigation before a purchase. But the reality is that B2B buyers are very similar to B2C consumers— whether it’s buying a new car […]

IROI: Immediate Return on Investment

This is the era of Social Media. With over a billion consumers offering opinions, sentiments, and insights online, Social Media has in a few short years eclipsed many traditional forms of expression in terms of volume and importance. As a result, the professional world is abuzz with discussion of this new form of communication […]

Social Intelligence adds value throughout the Stage Gate Process

Social data is becoming increasingly important in the new product development processes of many companies. In particular, manufacturers are tapping into social conversations as they explore new product ideas in order to learn what consumers are interested in and talking about. Later, when launch is imminent, social channels are becoming a key factor in […]