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  • Advanced marketing automation techniques are still underutilized

    Advanced marketing automation techniques are still underutilized

    Companies rely on marketing attribution to determine which marketing channels have contributed directly or indirectly to a conversion goal (attribution). It is both about the justification of the expenditure and the improvement of the customer journey in the multichannel marketing mix. Interestingly, even though aware of the importance of attribution, less than a third of businesses rely on marketing attribution as an analysis method when running campaigns.

  • Asia Pacific’s financial services industry has still a long way to go regarding IT security

    Asia Pacific’s financial services industry has still a long way to go regarding IT security

    IDC highlights in one of its recent reports that IT security of financial services organizations might not be as advanced as expect, bringing the confidence in their good service down. Trust is a critical aspect of all business and particularly the financial services industry.

  • Microsoft advances the next frontier of computing with cloud, AI and mixed reality

    Microsoft advances the next frontier of computing with cloud, AI and mixed reality

    Microsoft welcomed more than 25,000 business customers to its annual IT event, Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Fla. This week, where the company showcased how it is infusing cloud, AI and mixed reality across it products to help customers visualize and create the future of business.

  • eMarketer.com: Most marketers only use basic email automation

    eMarketer.com: Most marketers only use basic email automation

    Almost two-thirds of email marketers worldwide use email automation, but more advanced automation techniques are not as popular, according to a January 2017 survey from email marketing software provider GetResponse.

  • Why IoT and Industry 4.0 need professional marketing

    Why IoT and Industry 4.0 need professional marketing

    So far, the Internet has primarily networked people, but with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, terms which are currently on everyone's lips, we are by now on the threshold of total networking, where information can be exchanged between people and intelligent things (machines, products, etc.) for any purpose. The fact is that the fourth industrial revolution will certainly not be a self-runner, rather needs establishment in the market, the creation of new fields of application, as well as professional marketing and communication. We all know that only clear explanations and presentations of complex solutions pave the way for success, so obviously there is still a lot to be done.

  • 8 tips for a successful internationalization of your SEM campaign

    8 tips for a successful internationalization of your SEM campaign

    Internationally, search engine marketing (SEM) is still one of the most successful online marketing activities, but brands that want to advertise on a supra-regional level must consider a few things:

  • What does Facebook have to do with infrastructure? Everything, it would seem!

    What does Facebook have to do with infrastructure? Everything, it would seem!

    Today, everyone knows that an idea isn’t a good one until it ‘trends’. Last year, the City of Sydney’s Zero Waste marketing campaign featured the creation of an outdoor vinyl sticker campaign that made use of clever situational placement and optical illusions to highlight the problem of dumping household waste throughout the city. Designed for city dwellers to interact with, each piece was customized to its environment to amuse and educate people about the city’s free pickup service. One of the installations was a giant stack of household waste on the side of a building that increased in size every week for three weeks. As a by-product, the hashtag #freepickup and bookafreepickup.com site shot to stardom as people snapped and shared photos of themselves with old fridges, washing machines and the like in odd, but memorable, locations such as the middle of a cycle path. The result, the City claims, was “a virtual doubling of the number of calls to the free pickup service within a week of installation”.

  • Experiencing the future of search with Google Lens and its AI-powered computer vision

    Experiencing the future of search with Google Lens and its AI-powered computer vision

    At Google's annual developer conference ‘Google I/O’ 2017, the reactions to the announcement that Google Lens intends to revolutionize the way we search were particularly striking.

  • Nothing can replace human interaction in marketing – not even automation

    Nothing can replace human interaction in marketing – not even automation

    Automated marketing is the dream of many companies, as comprehensive data analysis manages to identify what customers really want. As a marketer, however, you should always be firmly in control of your customer communication and NOT be under the false impression to delegate this part completely to algorithms, as you only risk threatening your customers with soulless stalking.

  • RelevanTech’s app discovery tool allows Glispa to reach large, targeted audiences

    RelevanTech’s app discovery tool allows Glispa to reach large, targeted audiences

    The mobile ad tech company Glispa Global Group announced the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based carrier distribution company RelevanTech to further strengthen its position as one of the top independent players in the mobile industry.

  • element14 community launches ‘IoT on Wheels’ Design Challenge with STMicroelectronics

    element14 community launches ‘IoT on Wheels’ Design Challenge with STMicroelectronics

    element14.com, the world’s largest electronic design community, has launched a new Design Challenge for designers and engineers called ‘IoT on Wheels’, looking for 10 community members to demonstrate the power of IoT-connected transport solutions by creating a prototype that shows how current technologies can make today’s vehicles safer, smarter and more efficient.

  • Eliminate wasted ad spend and improve conversions with LeadsRx

    Eliminate wasted ad spend and improve conversions with LeadsRx

    Marketing attribution is a popular topic these days, especially in light of marketing teams being chartered with increasing responsibilities for generating revenue. More than ever it’s critical to understand which marketing efforts are driving customer acquisition events, so as to optimize budgets for improved revenues.

  • Will human creativity still be needed in the future?

    Will human creativity still be needed in the future?

    Those who are engaged in marketing today get the impression that machines could soon take over their job, right? But according to Ketchum Pleon’s Chief Creative Officer, Petra Sammer. that’s so far not quite true.

    The expert in storytelling writes in one of her articles that the once chaotically acting creative industry is already looking for the workflows of the process-optimized IT industry, raising the provocative question when there will be the first robot to win a Cannes lion?

  • Akamai’s Q1 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report

    Akamai’s Q1 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report

    Akamai Technologies, Inc. just released its First Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report. The report, using data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, provides analysis of the current cloud security and threat landscape, as well as insight into attack trends.

This week's highlights

The status quo of programmatic native

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
If mobile app developers in the early days focused mostly on winning new users to succeed internationally, rethinking kicked in by now, since intrusive mobile advertising is unacceptable nowadays! Thi
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AI fuels the CX strategies of today’s global top brands

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
A new report from MIT Technology Review, called Getting to Iconic, reveals that iconic firms are more likely to recognize that automated AI tools are most effective when they supplement and extend the
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It’s never too late to NOT grow up

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
Ever since our drawings of stick figures were hung up on the fridge at home, we’ve been telling the world what we want to be when we grow up. Even our dress-up toys (the little plastic stethosco
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Benefits of cloud infrastructure vital for competitiveness

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
The proportion of businesses in Asia Pacific reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services has increased significantly in the last quarter, according to a global survey of 1,610 IT pr
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Adobe Advertising Cloud for full transparency, flexibility, and convenience

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
Adobe Advertising Cloud, the first end-to-end platform for managing advertising across traditional TV and digital formats, just announced that it has a solution to the industry’s biggest hassle
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Microsoft advances the next frontier of computing with cloud, AI and mixed reality

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
Microsoft welcomed more than 25,000 business customers to its annual IT event, Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Fla. This week, where the company showcased how it is infusing cloud, AI and mixed reality a
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Will human creativity still be needed in the future?

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
Those who are engaged in marketing today get the impression that machines could soon take over their job, right? But according to Ketchum Pleon’s Chief Creative Officer, Petra Sammer. that&rsquo
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How to train your dragon

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
When was the last time you were really taken by surprise?It happened in a rather humdrum construction meeting the other day, when a lawyer walked into the room. There was a tricky problem thrown down
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Cut down on CX analysts and data scientists with QualtricsIQ

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
Last week, the experience management company Qualtrics was showcasing its artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to the media, besides introducing its new office and team in Singapore
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Opera introduces first browser to support 360-degree videos in virtual reality headsets

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
Opera’s new developer update comes with a built-in VR 360 player for leading headsets such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and other OpenVR compatible devices, unlocking the immersive world of 360-degr
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Previous month's highlights

The Internet of Things and Wearables for innovative, interactive Marketing

Category: July 2017 - Internet of Things (IoT) & Wearables

For many, the Internet of Things (IoT) is considered the next major revolution in IT that has the potential to significantly influence, if not dissolve and reorganize, the structures of whole industries, value chains, and the rules of competition.

What marketers want to achieve by implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Category: July 2017 - Internet of Things (IoT) & Wearables

Customer satisfaction and more ROI for the company, due to more opportunities for personalized real-time campaigns and automated workflows, are just some of the goals marketers want to achieve when using artificial intelligence, according to the recent Forrester and Emarsys study ‘Building Trust and Confidence: AI Marketing Readiness in Retail and E-Commerce’. Around half of the retailers surveyed are nevertheless still missing out on leveraging AI marketing to personalize the customer journey and better understand customer behaviors, the report states.

AccuWeather introduces plain language AI weather bot for Facebook Messenger

Category: July 2017 - Internet of Things (IoT) & Wearables

AccuWeather's new AI weather assistant is a great example to demonstrate how data, new technologies, and social media can create an optimized customer experience.

IoT, AI, and VR will determine the future of customer experiences

Category: July 2017 - Internet of Things (IoT) & Wearables

The Adobe Experience Forum 2017, the industry conference for digital experience and business transformation is just around the corner: This year, it will not only take place in Singapore, but for the very first time be held in Thailand and Malaysia, too.

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The Brand META Model helps to redefine brand building for China’s digital age

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Avoid SEO mistakes and increase turnover

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Oh Snap! Is Instagram the new social media darling?

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Happiness doesn’t come cheap, but it pays up…

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

SEO gets even more difficult

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Acquisition of Algo strengthens Meltwater’s media intelligence platform

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Balance between search engine optimization and reader-friendly text is important

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Can the Art of War teach us how to pioneer an innovation industry?

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

What does Facebook have to do with infrastructure? Everything, it would seem!

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

The basics for effective Amazon SEO

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation
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