Content marketing agency lessons: beyond messaging + copy to utility

In an on-demand B2B universe, content marketing becomes information, useful experiences that are useful to the marketer too. It’s  measurable, delivered however the information seeker prefers, from 140-character tweets with answers to the most popular questions asked by customers to triggered emails, catalogs, whitepapers, and more. For content to really develop relationships, however, marketers must […]

Digital customer frameworks: data and the new digital media plan

    Henry Ford once famously remarked that if he’d asked his customers what they wanted, they would have said “a faster horse.” Had you asked B2B marketers a decade ago what they needed to market more successfully, their response might have tread the same path: more data, more information—faster and better. Well, marketers, your […]

Walks become runs: ‘Moneyball’ lessons on digital measurement

I grew up watching all kinds of sports with my father, and to this day I love baseball. Though my brother, the other sports fan in the family, says baseball is ponderously slow, there’s something about its rhythms to love. I remember as a kid watching the larger-than-life baseball heroes of the ’70s and ’80s, […]

From funnel to digital customer relationship: the evolution

One of those reassuring little white lies we tell ourselves as marketers is this: People make linear decisions. It’s simpler to draw straight lines about people’s behavior, so to date we have typically pushed people through carefully scripted marketing processes. But does that really reflect people’s actions and the ways they find information? Of course […]

AOL announces cross-device programmatic system, to debut in February

The veteran Web player announced a new cross-device ad targeting system aptly called One. AOL is combining its ad platforms such as Adap.TV and AdLearn Open Platform (AOP), by taking programmatic buying of video from Adap.TV and display and banners from AOP, as Ad Week reports. “This is really along that pathway of making life easier for marketers within […]

PayPal officially allowing shops to accept Bitcoin

PayPal is officially entering the world of all-digital money. The payment processing company will start accepting payments from customers that are using Bitcoin. According to CNN, Bitcoin is “an independent, government-less currency,” whereas PayPal is owned by eBay and works with merchants. As of today, PayPal completed a deal with the payment-processing companies inclusive with […]

Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Xerox Canada and GreenCentre Canada collaborating on green tech

Xerox Canada and GreenCentre Canada are collaborating to boost the commercialization of green tech in Canada. “We are thrilled to have access to the infrastructure and expertise at XRCC, which allows us to take our technology development to a whole new level,”said Rui Resendes, executive director of GreenCentre Canada, in a statement on October 1, […]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Sayonara SEO firms, hello content relations

Guest post by Adam Dawson Oh search engines; you glorious portals to millions of tidbits of information that have made settling arguments over useless facts painless. Because of you, there is a scarcity of scenarios where questions go unanswered because someone can whip their smartphone out and “Google” it. Instead of wandering through libraries, spending […]