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  • Artificial Intelligence is taking centerstage in marketing

    Artificial Intelligence is taking centerstage in marketing

    Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is almost indispensable when talking about customers' service expectations, competitiveness, and assistance. To no surprise, AI technologies are taking centerstage not only in innovation hubs like Silicon Valley, but the big platform companies like Amazon, Google, Baidu or Alibaba are joining forces and investing billions of dollars in AI, too.

  • Ooyala reports on the rising tide of streaming video content

    Ooyala reports on the rising tide of streaming video content

    Ooyala, a provider of software and solutions that optimize the production, distribution and monetization of media, just presented its Q1 2018 Global Video Index Report. For more than 10 years the company is at the forefront of shaping the OTT and media workflow revolutions as a leading expert in its field.

  • Tomorrow’s News 2018 survey points out challenges for platforms and advertisers

    Tomorrow’s News 2018 survey points out challenges for platforms and advertisers

    According to a survey published by Reuters Plus, executives think platforms should do more to combat fake news. Of the 1,587 global executives surveyed, 87% think Google and Facebook should do more to control fake news, while 81% believe that Google and Facebook should be held accountable for content.

  • Voice shopping set to rise exponentially

    Voice shopping set to rise exponentially

    According to a study conducted by OC&C Strategy Consultants, voice shopping is expected to jump to $40 billion in 2022, up from $2 billion today, suggesting the new channel may well be the next major disruptive force in retail. The growth in the voice segment will be driven by a surge in the number of homes using smart speakers, rising from 13% today to 55%.

  • Challenges to keep an eye on when using videos in email marketing

    Challenges to keep an eye on when using videos in email marketing

    Videos are said to be strong traffic and engagement guarantors in online marketing, especially when used in social media, since posting live videos and short clips is explicitly encouraged and promoted by networks like Facebook where visual content gets a lot of attention.

  • IoT usability in marketing and CRM

    IoT usability in marketing and CRM

    Although the vast majority of marketers is aware of the fact that the Internet of Things (IoT) will change their industry, besides security concerns, not having the required skills is named as one of the main reasons for not implementing IoT. Indeed, IoT requires a complete rethinking of business management, but rewards with incredible new opportunities. It's not just about connecting devices in a meaningful way, but optimizing processes, extending customer services, and creating new revenue streams. Ultimately, IoT solutions simplify processes and create new values for users.

  • Mobile websites: The underestimated communications channel

    Mobile websites: The underestimated communications channel

    Apparently, mobile optimization, the preparation of the corporate website for optimal display on smartphones and tablets, is deemed negligible by many marketing or sales decision makers - in the otherwise often very innovative, industrial companies.

  • Real’ is more important than ‘perfect’ for Asia Pacific millennial travelers

    Real’ is more important than ‘perfect’ for Asia Pacific millennial travelers

    Millennials represent more than 45% of Asia Pacific’s population, and with 60% of the world’s millennials expected to live in Asia by 2020, it’s a group that no one can afford to ignore.

  • Reconsidering data privacy on social media

    Reconsidering data privacy on social media

    When using social networks, it is important to observe legal provisions with regards to content, comments and monitoring, since in social media marketing a variety of areas are included, such as supporting sales, simplifying service consulting, promoting advertising, attracting new customers or just improving the public perception of the company. Not to mention that social networks are preferably used for market research purposes via social media monitoring. In any case, it is important to respect some basic consumer data protection rights.

  • Revolutionizing the customer approach with Artificial Intelligence Marketing

    Revolutionizing the customer approach with Artificial Intelligence Marketing

    One of the most difficult tasks for marketers is a personalized customer approach and that’s exactly where AI can help.

  • A strategic approach to video marketing makes the big difference

    A strategic approach to video marketing makes the big difference

    The good old moving picture, aka video, is a popular tool for all companies that have something to show or to explain, making it interesting for marketing. Besides the fact that almost 90% of Internet users between the ages of 14 and 29 watch videos online every week, meaning that the most potent buyer group is undoubtedly video affine. Much of the consumption time of online videos is by no means attributable to new-modern social phenomena, such as binge-watching on large series and film platforms, but company’s advertising videos are often as well consumed on social media channels. In addition, the increased use of the internet via smartphone is boosting the need for new video marketing measures. If you manage to get into the microcosm of a potential buyer, advertising on video content can actually be lucrative.

  • Be connected on the go

    Be connected on the go

    Mobility is gaining traction worldwide. By 2022, more than 4 in 10 employees around the world are expected to be mobile, according to Strategy Analytics and IDC reported that global spending on mobility-related hardware, software, and services – such as smartphones, enterprise mobility management software and mobile connectivity services will reach US$1.72 trillion by 2021, up by 8.5% compared to last year.

  • Deploying the right technologies is essential for retailers to survive, says GlobalData

    Deploying the right technologies is essential for retailers to survive, says GlobalData

    Technology has become a strategic imperative for all sectors and retail is not an exception. As retailers across the world scramble to lure customers and improve operational efficiencies, deploying the right digital technologies is essential for differentiation and survival, according to leading data and analytics company, GlobalData.

  • Social Media must be part of any orchestrated marketing strategy

    Social Media must be part of any orchestrated marketing strategy

    The days when a company just had to set up an appropriate social media page to automatically be pushed forward by the hype are definitely a thing of the past. The demands on marketing and communication managers have simply changed dramatically over the past ten years. With the event of social media, its networking power and user-generated content, marketing activities need to be strategically orchestrated for proper human resources planning, time- and cost management.

This week's highlights

AI makes search engine advertising simply better

Category: July 2018 - Voice Search & Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Supposedly, Google started the trend of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2015 using it to optimize its algorithm and RankBrain. Today, digital marketers are making use of AI to make their life a
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Allocate your search engine advertising budget strategically

Category: July 2018 - Voice Search & Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Today, an individual and personal customer approach is essential, hence, Search Engine Advertising (SEA) started to influence its success with targeted and locally controlled customer communication. W
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Google Assistant: Ready to help and spy on you wherever possible

Category: July 2018 - Voice Search & Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
EU regulators just sentenced Google to pay a record-breaking €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine for Android antitrust violations, in their attempt to force the tech giant to stop the ‘illegal t
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Previous articles

EY and Microsoft launch blockchain solution for content rights and royalties’ management

Category: June 2018 - Mobile & Video Marketing
Ernest & Young (EY) and Microsoft launched a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties’ management that aims to streamline costly and time-consuming processes significantly involv
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Emerging Cryptocurrency POS technology eventually solves the mass market Bitcoin blockade

Category: June 2018 - Mobile & Video Marketing
Almost a decade in the making since the inception of Bitcoin, and with a current market-cap hovering around half a trillion dollars USD, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and blockchain have become common to th
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Mobile websites: The underestimated communications channel

Category: June 2018 - Mobile & Video Marketing
Apparently, mobile optimization, the preparation of the corporate website for optimal display on smartphones and tablets, is deemed negligible by many marketing or sales decision makers - in the other
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Previous month's highlights

When I grow up, I want to be a sense maker

Category: April 2018 - Strategic Social Media & Augmented Reality (AR)

Ask a five-year-old what they want to be when they grow up. Chances are: ‘machine learning specialist’ will not rise to the top of the list. For decades, our show and tells have been catwalks for classic capitalism, where mini pilots and policemen strut their oversized uniforms for kindergarten audiences. We’re very comfortable with our kids wanting a career as a doctor or a lawyer when they grow up; we may even entertain the idea of builder or architect for some years. But, at the end of the day, when varsity fees are all paid up, we’re still pulling our old-school paradigms, like a hood, over our eyes and expecting our kids to have the same jobs that we’ve had.

Lack of data-led creativity the leading cause of wasted digital ad-spend, new IAB report finds

Category: April 2018 - Strategic Social Media & Augmented Reality (AR)

Poor data application in the creative process is leading to a significant wastage in digital ad spend, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Singapore’s Measurement, Standards & Data Committee in its latest white paper, “Creativity Inspired by Data”.

Getty Images visual trends 2018 reveal newfound optimism and a vision of change in storytelling

Category: April 2018 - Strategic Social Media & Augmented Reality (AR)

Getty Images unveiled its highly anticipated 2018 Visual Trends forecast that sets out the macro and micro trends that will influence design, advertising and brand communications throughout 2018 and predicts the social and cultural visual language that consumers will be most responsive to in the years to come.

Mixed Reality (MR)

Category: April 2018 - Strategic Social Media & Augmented Reality (AR)

Sometimes referred to as ‘hybrid reality’, mixed reality (MR) is the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time.

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'Unliche' to unleash Digital Marketing Intelligence

Category: May 2018 - Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Facebook’s Privacy Policy still seems to be illegitimate

Category: May 2018 - Cybersecurity & Data Protection

How to prevent and ward distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks

Category: May 2018 - Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Streamr and Fysical partner to reshape human location data market

Category: May 2018 - Cybersecurity & Data Protection

America’s CLOUD Act violates EU’s GDPR

Category: May 2018 - Cybersecurity & Data Protection

How to prevent damage from phishing scams and malware

Category: May 2018 - Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Singapore companies embrace technology enabled techniques to fight fraud

Category: May 2018 - Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Paving the way for smart cities: The smart sensor platform network

Category: May 2018 - Cybersecurity & Data Protection
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