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) […]

9 Reasons QR Codes are Bad for Your Brand

The tale of the QR code is a sordid story. The QR (Quick Response) code was originally the trademark name for a two-dimensional barcode system. It was invented in 1994 by Denso Wave, a Toyota subsidiary, as a way to track vehicles as they were assembled, and to scan components at high speeds. While […]

Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

What does personalization really mean? You’ll be forgiven if you have absolutely no idea. As trendy catchwords go, “personalization” has become a go-to term for websites and online marketers, laden with all the possibilities of connecting with individual consumers and a departure from the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach.

Nearly every online marketing vendor […]

Influencer Shminfluencer: The Truth Under the Covers

Hey, I feel for you. You’re launching a new campaign and you want to find the most influential people to inform and to win over as advocates. Your CEO asked you to put together a list of influencers but you know the score- every famous person is inundated by such requests and you feel […]

Social Data can add Years to a CMOs Tenure

Over the last few years, marketing publications have reminded us countless times of the dangers of being a CMO, of which the most lamented was the role’s short-tenure. At the bottom of the corporate trough, the figure of 22 months was bandied about regularly. Research indicates that the number of months has risen slightly […]

CMOs: Shedding light on marketing performance

Businesses use enterprise data and metrics to manage business performance and drive efficiencies across the organization. But when it comes to marketing, there has always been a bit of the “black box” effect. Marketing is the one major budget item that traditionally has been the hardest to understand and measure […]

Changes in B2B Marketing — Mad Marketing TV Ep 13

Join guest host Jeff Ogden and special guest Paul Dunay, CMO of Networked Insights and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, as they discuss:

Recent changes in B2B marketing Influencer strategies and why they’re important Facebook’s IPO and what it means for marketers New social media tools for B2B marketers Social data and what […]

Gut Feeling or Analytics – which is better?

So I was talking with a CMO buddy of mine the other day over dinner and this topic came up. Of course you know as a CMO of a leading Social Media analytics firm – I think you can guess which side of this argument I was on. But seriously, my buddy honestly wanted […]

There really is an ROI in Social Media – I’ve seen it!

I really don’t get it. I recently saw an article from MarketingSherpa that said 62% of CMO’s believe that social media marketing will pay off … eventually! That’s 6 out of every 10 CMOs. All I can say is what are you reading and where are you hiding yourself?

In my mind this is […]