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Salesforce launches Social.com real-time advertising platform

Salesforce.com is taking steps to round out its Marketing Cloud by connecting social media monitoring and social advertising with its core CRM (customer relationship management) software through a new product called Social.com.

Digital Marketing

A snapshot of Digital Marketing 2013

Multi-channel integration and mobile are top of mind for marketers, but CMOs still need to do a better job of bringing teams together to deal with the modern customer, according to a new report.

Social Media

Google+ and Blogger cozy up with new comment system

Google isn't backing down on its social network, Google+. Instead the search giant is ramping up integration with other services. Now, if you write a blog or regularly comment on one using Blogger, you can comment using Google+.

Digital Marketing

Marketing rapid growth: Evernote’s stroll down memory lane

In the second of CMO’s series on marketing chiefs at fast-growing companies, we talk to Andrew Sinkov, VP of marketing at apps producer Evernote, about why customer ambassadorship is key in its communication strategy.

Social Media

10 hot social media startups to watch

This roundup of hot social media startups was culled from a list of more than 40 nominees that were originally compiled on Startup50. Because narrowing a list of so many compelling startups down to 10 is both tricky and subjective, we turned to crowdsourcing for part of the decision-making process.

Social Media

Mobile a top priority for Yahoo in 2013

Yahoo wants to accelerate its development of mobile products geared toward delivery of personalised content, CEO Marissa Mayer said Tuesday, as the company works to stay relevant in a world where smartphones and tablets are becoming dominant.

Digital Marketing

Google discloses tech specs for Glass and bans ads

The first details on the shape and design of the Google Glass wearable computer have been released by the Internet search giant and reveal apps designed for the specs will be unable to display advertising or data from third-party clients.

Social Media

Twitter locking down deals to stream TV content

Twitter has long been a go-to source for breaking news and silly micro-memes, however the social service may be gearing up to transform into a multi-media über platform. Last week, we learned about Twitter's plans to launch a music streaming service, and now the company is laying the groundwork to stream video content.

Digital Marketing

Facebook targets ads based on actual user purchases

Facebook has launched a program that will target advertisements based on what users have actually purchased, but said that advertisers will not have direct access to information that identifies the user.

Social Media

LinkedIn to buy Pulse, maker of mobile news reader app

LinkedIn, the world's largest professional networking site, continues to beef up its content publishing platform with its agreement to acquire Pulse, which makes a mobile news aggregation, reader and content distribution application.

Social Media

Facebook Home goes after mobile market

Less than a year after Facebook called mobile one of its biggest risks, the social network has made another big move to attack the mobile market.

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Blog Posts

Why 2017 will herald a resurgence of values-based marketing

It doesn’t take long for predictions to become predictable: The rise and rise of Facebook; advancements in analytics; the normalisation of chatbots; personalisation, programmatic, automation, authenticity… The prediction that’s missing from these lists is that in 2017 we will witness a resurgence of values-based marketing.

Jacqueline Burns

Founder, Market Expertise

Why customer experience driven growth is set to take off

Our overall brand perceptions are invariably shaped by our experiences. And loyal customer relationships can be severed in moments by a negative service interaction.

Consistency and conversation: How branding and advertising can work better together

Advertising and branding are two of the most visible outputs of marketing, which is why getting them right is so important. However, too often the line between branding and advertising becomes blurred. This means advertising activity can be out of sync with brand, resulting in poor results for both functions.

Dan Ratner

managing director, uberbrand

Someone needs a swift kick up the bum for such an idiotic idea.

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Fabio Carry

Predictions: 17 digital marketing trends for 2017

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Ben

How HBF rolled out marketing automation in eight months

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Alex Martin

Report: Predictive analytics, IoT, machine learning battle it out for marketing dollars

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