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  • Useful tips to get your digital lead management up to speed

    Useful tips to get your digital lead management up to speed

    Let’s be honest, the digital transformation puts all internal and external processes of a company to the test and makes it even more difficult to be successful in today's increasingly digitized world: The changing purchasing behavior of potential customers, the growing number of communication channels, and the changing and stricter legal situation regarding the handling of personal data, make the acquisition of new customers more and more difficult.

  • How deep learning turned sci-fi-esque predictive intelligence into reality

    How deep learning turned sci-fi-esque predictive intelligence into reality

    20 years ago, IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a historical first victory for artificial intelligence. Today, supercomputers are smart enough to easily beat not only chess players, but also succeed in similarly sophisticated games, like the 3000-year-old Chinese game of Go, and most recently, poker challenges against multiple human pros. These wins against humans were results from artificial intelligence.

  • Wearable Tech: A growing payment opportunity

    Wearable Tech: A growing payment opportunity

    The Smart Payment Association (SPA) just launches an interesting white paper that explores wearable tech from a payments perspective, analyzes the current market and evaluates the wearable industry’s future prospects.

  • CtrlShift reorganizes its business around new SaaS offering – The Hub

    CtrlShift reorganizes its business around new SaaS offering – The Hub

    Digital advertising is estimated to account for 38% of total ad spend (USD59 billion) in the Asia Pacific region this year and to increase by 5.6%. This auspicious prospect could be the reason for the audience solutions company CtrlShift to rethink its business offerings.

  • Gartner expects AI, digital platform and immersive experiences to drive digital business

    Gartner expects AI, digital platform and immersive experiences to drive digital business

    As every year, we take a look at the newly released Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, especially since Gartner’s analysts identified three mega-trends we are particularly interested in this month, namely Artificial Intelligence (AI), immersive experiences and  digital platforms.

  • Mobile-first Indexing and what website operators should consider to meet with success

    Mobile-first Indexing and what website operators should consider to meet with success

    More and more people are using smartphones and tablets to surf the internet, so that mobile search accounts for around half of all search queries by now.

  • How contemporary lead management works

    How contemporary lead management works

    In a recent study, the management consultancy McKinsey noted that only few companies are really prepared for digital transformation. Digitization is posing major challenges for marketing and sales, which the lead management must consider and adapt to.

  • Convergence 005 | SWITCH: A Consumer Revolution

    Convergence 005 | SWITCH: A Consumer Revolution

    The convergence of emerging technology is changing the consumer landscape and Convergence 005 | SWITCH will focus exactly on that – the consumer revolution that is driven by the latest emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning / M2M, Wearable Technology, 3D Printing, Robotics & Drones, the Internet of Things (IoT), and FinTech / Finance Innovation.
    The event will deliver a high impact conference and trade show and provide a unique blend of conference learning, trade show research and cross-industry networking.

  • 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.

  • Embracing the ‘power of and’ is vital to succeed in new era of connectivity

    Embracing the ‘power of and’ is vital to succeed in new era of connectivity

    Operators need to take a holistic approach to their network and embrace the ‘power of and’ if they are to meet rising customer demand, improve scalability and reduce network complexity, Nokia’s president of Fixed Networks, Federico Guillén, said during a keynote conference session at Broadband World Forum. There is no single technology or access mode which will deliver ubiquitous ultrafast connectivity, he emphasized, instead a combination of technologies is required.

  • Emails for the Smartphone done right

    Emails for the Smartphone done right

    Nowadays, emails have to serve their purpose both on the desktop and on the smallest smartphone screen, simply because more and more people prefer to read their emails via their most personal devices, a recent study by Adobe just confirmed. The digital marketing expert provides in addition a lot of useful insights resulting from the feedback they received from their interviewees, indicating what users expect from emails so that they can be read optimally on the smartphone screen. Put in a nutshell, smartphone users wish to receive:

  • Machine learning upends rules of mobile marketing

    Machine learning upends rules of mobile marketing

    A focus on last week’s Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Forum Singapore 2017 has been how mobile industry players can harness the power of machine learning to transform complex data points into a tool for effective targeting and measurement. A wide range of topics, from programmatic and multi-touch attribution to vertical video and retargeting campaigns, have been discussed on stage by more than 20 industry leaders.

  • Growth in marketing budgets stalled in 2017, still increased investment in digital advertising can be expected, Gartner reveals

    Growth in marketing budgets stalled in 2017, still increased investment in digital advertising can be expected, Gartner reveals

    Growth in marketing budgets has stalled after continued increases over recent years, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. that states marketing budgets hit a plateau in 2017 after three years of growth, with budgets falling from 12.1% of company revenue in 2016 to 11.3% in 2017, representing a return to 2015 levels. Hence, CMOs have modest expectations in 2018. Only 15% say they expect a significant increase in budget; 52% expect a slight increase, and one-third even expect their budgets to be cut or frozen.

  • 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?

This week's highlights

Adobe and Microsoft unveiled the next milestone in their strategic partnership

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe’s industry-leading content management solution in Adobe Marketing Cloud, is now integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365, which provides universal web standards and
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How contemporary lead management works

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
In a recent study, the management consultancy McKinsey noted that only few companies are really prepared for digital transformation. Digitization is posing major challenges for marketing and sales, wh
Read more...

Growth in marketing budgets stalled in 2017, still increased investment in digital advertising can be expected, Gartner reveals

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Growth in marketing budgets has stalled after continued increases over recent years, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. that states marketing budgets hit a plateau in 2017 after three years of gro
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Not ticking anyone off? Then you just aren’t trying hard enough!

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
When was the last time you really offended someone at work? If you are a leader and your answer was ‘never’, you may want to rethink your job title. After all, American statesman and retir
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Modern lead management must pay heed to new benchmarks

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
By now it is clear as day that digitization creates a pre-informed customer who has altered requests on assistance and support. This demands a new lead management, whose role is to capture, qualify, a
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Previous articles

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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Three guys walk into a bar…

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
The opening line ‘ Three guys walk in to a bar…’ has fueled the material of comedians from Lenny Bruce to Jerry Lewis. For a surfer, a gamer and an engineer, it plays on our notions
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Done right, programmatic marketing is above all one thing - precise

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
The term "programmatic marketing " was coined around 5 years ago and behind it is an extremely customer-oriented, automated form of marketing with a direct approach. Looking at the customer as an indi
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Are we evolving at such a high rate of change that generational schemata become irrelevant?

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
Anne M. Schüller and Alex T. Steffen just released their book “Fit for die Next Economy: Sustainable with the Digital Natives”, which is currently only available in German, but got my
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MediaMath bolsters antifraud suite with ads.txt to ensure legitimate publisher inventory

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
MediaMath announced an aggressive rollout of the IAB’s “ads.txt” initiative across its entire supply footprint throughout MediaMath’s Curated Market, the company’s guaran
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Previous month's highlights

The rise of voice assistants changes the SEO world

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Voice assistant technology isn’t really something new, but with advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning, it got tremendous attention and adoption has grown fast in recent years. The reasons for the success are clear, since voice-enabled devices and digital assistants allow consumers to engage through one of the most natural forms of communication, besides being convenient, fast, and easy to put into practice. To no surprise, Gartner expects 20% of user interactions to take place via voice assistant technologies on smartphones by 2019.

SEO gets even more difficult

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Around the world, SEO is almost exclusively about Google, the world's most popular search engine, with a market share of 80.52 percent as of March 2017. In some Asian countries, however, local search engines top Google’s popularity, such as Baidu in China, homegrown search portal Naver in South Korea, or Yahoo! Japan and Yahoo! Taiwan in the respective countries.

Anyone’s browsing history can be used to reveal their identity

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

According to NordVPN, an advanced VPN (Virtual Private Network) service provider, two German researchers did an experiment that revealed how easy it is to identify Internet users’ through their browsing history - simply by following the fingerprints they leave online.

8 tips for a successful internationalization of your SEM campaign

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

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:

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AR to "augment" existing communication and marketing tools

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

VR/AR, AI and machine learning define the future of marketing

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Microsoft boosts investment in Industrial IoT (IIoT) with Asian Partner Alliance

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Header bidding is great – but Southeast Asia isn’t ready

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Gartner expects AI, digital platform and immersive experiences to drive digital business

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Cut down on CX analysts and data scientists with QualtricsIQ

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

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

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Immersive marketing

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Opera introduces first browser to support 360-degree videos in virtual reality headsets

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
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