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“The blind leading the blind” is a poignant idiom — one that evokes powerful imagery. And while it’s a misfortune when it happens on an individual level, it’s a disaster when organizations fall victim to the phenomenon. Yet how often have we all witnessed situations where an uninformed, ignorant or clueless leader drives a company or business into the ground? This scenario ...
Today, the United States gained a new President, First Lady and Vice President. Those people inherited their predecessors Twitter accounts. In turn, some of those not supportive of the new adminstration unfollowed those accounts. Or thought they did. As it turns out, Twitter has caused many people to follow these accounts again, against their will. I’m just one of several examples.
Soon advertisers will be able to reach users across devices with Google remarketing campaigns. This is a significant development as Google has not previously supported cross-device retargeting. For example, currently, if a user comes to an advertiser’s site on a mobile phone, the advertiser is not able to retarget that user later on a desktop, unless they also visit the site on desktop.
While much of the talk about Microsoft’s plans to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash, announced Monday, has focused on beefing up its cloud business, there’s much to be considered for advertisers, particularly B2B advertisers. In past years, Bing Ads executives have talked about the breadth of user data that Microsoft has spanning work and personal accounts and hinted at ...
Yesterday, a report surfaced on Gizmodo that Facebook’s Trending Topics team was suppressing conservative news stories from appearing on the influential sidebar of the social network. Specifically, content regarding Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, murdered Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and other conservative issues was explicitly being refused visibility under ...
It’s been a big year for marketing technology. Machine learning, chatbots, personal assistants…the list of buzzwords coming from the martech industry has grown as fast as the artificial intelligence powering it. For marketers like PepsiCo’s CMO Seth Kaufman martech is at the core of his brand’s consumer experience.
Struggling to bring your fans and followers to your online store? Why not bring your online store to them instead? Selling on social media is not a new concept. What is new? The way companies are reaching fans and followers to gain traction and build revenues. That’s what you’ll learn here. Here are nine of the best ways to sell on social media using the most popular platforms today. 1.
Hashtags were in 30% of Super Bowl 51 ads, down significantly from 45% last year. More ads used URLs than hashtags for the first time since Marketing Land has measured them, 41% in all. Twitter barely beat Facebook as the most-mentioned social networks, though neither was explicitly mentioned often.
Digital advertising fraud security firm White Ops released a report Tuesday detailing the exploits of “Methbot,” a new variation on the botnet. The firm says Russian cybercriminals have used Methbot to siphon off $3 to $5 million in video ad revenue from premium publishers every day. The operation targeted high value video advertising inventory, including inventory sold thro ...
Sprinklr had “a coming-out party” this week. That’s the characterization by founder and CEO Ragy Thomas. He told me that the company, known for its social media management platform, is announcing this week at its Digital Transformation Summit in Nashville its emergence as a customer experience management platform.
After a slow start to this year’s Super Bowl ad season, more brands are releasing either teaser ads or sharing their official Super Bowl LI spot in anticipation of the big game. Last week, Intel released its official 30-second Super Bowl ad “Everyday Brady” staring NFL MVP Tom Brady. Kia released two teaser ads last Thursday and posted a third teaser ad today – all staring a ...
Search Marketing Expo – SMX West returns for its 10th year completely retooled with with tactic-rich sessions for SEOs and SEMs. Programmed by the Search Engine Land team, the agenda features 60+ sessions, keynotes, clinics and special tracks by Google and Bing to fit your experience and skill level, whether you’re a veteran or just getting started.
If you are using the Google-backed Accelerated Mobile Pages, there appears to be an excellent change that those AMP pages are not being tracked correctly if you use Google Analytics. Christian Oliveira, a technical SEO consultant, posted a long, technical explanation of the issues AMP is giving with proper tracking in Google Analytics.
Dun & Bradstreet is making its business data more readily available, with its announcement this week that it is acquiring sales and marketing data provider Avention for $150 million. Based in Concord, Massachusetts, Avention is best known for its OneSource line of data products that offer info on businesses, contacts, and markets for sales people and marketers.
Imagine this nightmare scenario: you’re on the verge of launching your newly redesigned website, and you’re already anticipating new leads and returning customers. You’ve spent countless hours working through every last detail before even considering unveiling your new creation to the world. The big day arrives, and you give the green light to launch.
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