Building Your Advanced Content Marketing Sales Funnel

Building Your Advanced Content Marketing Sales Funnel

By now, most marketers (and founders for that matter) get the basic idea of a sales funnel. In my last post I covered how you can apply a basic sales funnel in the context of content marketing. In that post, I explained the 3 basic levels of your content marketing sales funnel: The truth? The above concepts are probably all …

5 common marketing automation mistakes

5 common marketing automation mistakes

Did you know that many world renowned marketers use marketing automation to reach out to their audience? The statistics further claim that 63 percent of companies successful in Marketing Automation plan to increase their Marketing Automation budget. However, there is always the question of whether companies are making the best use of marketing automation technology for the best results. For …

Why 2017 is set to be the year of the video

Why 2017 is set to be the year of the video

2017 will be a watershed moment for video, as consumption moves from the TV to other devices. As technology develops we’ll see more immersive experiences like virtual reality that are intrinsically linked to video, which will mean advertising and publishers follow suit. In an increasingly mobile and video-focused world, programmatic video is a huge opportunity market, which has the potential …

4 Data-Driven Ways to Create More Targeted Ad Campaigns

4 Data-Driven Ways to Create More Targeted Ad Campaigns

Agencies have more granular insight than ever before into how their campaigns are performing. The days of selecting media channels based on broad demographic data and relying on generalized ad impression numbers are over. Marketers can now target specific audiences across multiple devices and measure engagement on each touch point, building comprehensive roadmaps to conversion. They can confirm the right …

Will Your Data Help or Hurt Your Business?

Will Your Data Help or Hurt Your Business?

Data is your most valuable asset, but depending on how you treat it, its potential can either be fully realized or it can become toxic. Analysts project by 2025, data from connected devices will yield insights driving potential business value of as much as $11 trillion. But studies suggest 80 percent of corporate data is dark data — meaning either meaningless or …

Why influencers are not programmatic

Why influencers are not programmatic

Influence relationship management and marketing is one of my favorite topics to discuss with clients, and it’s a topic I’ve addressed before. Long before influencer marketing became an industry buzzword, consumers were reacting positively to branded messages from experts and key opinion leaders. But the rise of social media has enabled brands and agencies to ramp up what was already …

The top 10 data and analytics stories from CMO for 2015

The top 10 data and analytics stories from CMO for 2015

We pool together our top stories on data analytics and predictive analytics in use by Australian and global brands in 2015 This year saw the rise of massive interest and demand for data analytics and predictive analytics capabilities and skillsets in the modern marketing function. To make sure our readers don’t miss out on any tips and tricks, we’ve pooled …

13 Big New social media marketing trends in 2017

13 Big New social media marketing trends in 2017

Social media is bound to take centerstage when it comes to the digital marketing strategies in 2017 and its rapid growth will serve as its fuel that will map it among the best options marketers can target. 2017 has seen a new twist in the social media marketing industry and among the big new trends that marketers are taking up …

From algorithms to advertising: 7 steps to introducing AI to marketing

From algorithms to advertising: 7 steps to introducing AI to marketing

Artificial intelligence — once the rarefied domain of big-name, ambitious projects like Google’s self-driving car or IBM’s Watson — is now finding its way into everyday business. In advertising and marketing specifically, brands might not be completely overhauling their existing ad tech and martech stacks to make room for AI just yet, but many are getting a feel for it by …

Machine Intelligence Revolutionizing Marketing

Machine Intelligence Revolutionizing Marketing

The past decade has witnessed tremendous influx of technology across all aspects of business operations. Organizations are increasingly turning to automation, artificial intelligence and robotics to bring about a transformation in their revenue generation capability, reduction in costs and increase in efficiency. Indian banking leaders like ICICI and HDFC have piloted using humanoids/robots to bring about operational efficiency by intelligently …