Stories by Matt Kapko

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Facebook aims to kill banner ads, but will the industry follow?

Facebook backpedaled on its ad-buying business for publishers after the company discovered an overwhelming volume of poor and fraudulent ads. However, banner ads and other 'valueless' ads won't simply disappear from the Web, regardless of Facebook's stance.

Digital Marketing

Google says it killed 780 million 'bad ads' in 2015

Google was busier than ever in 2015, claiming that it shut down relentless spammers and other bad guys who spread malware and 'trick-to-click' ads, which mislead users into clicking them.

Digital Marketing

How (and why) marketing tech fails to deliver on its promise

Marketing technology promises to dramatically reduce wasted ad-spending and help marketers directly reach consumers with meaningful messages. Unfortunately, it hasn't delivered on that promise, and some marketing experts wonder if it ever will.

Social Media

Why Facebook should buy Slack to win the enterprise

As Facebook prepares to launch its Facebook at Work enterprise collaboration toolset, popular messaging app Slack continues to gain passionate users. Experts say a Slack acquisition could help Facebook ride the smaller company's momentum into enterprise.

Digital Marketing

GE talks marketing automation at CES

No silver bullet exists to solve the online marketing industry's many ongoing challenges. Despite recent advancements in advertising technology, it will face new and different hurdles in the future, according to Andy Markowitz, general manager of GE's performance marketing labs, who spoke during a panel discussion at CES 2016.

Digital Marketing

7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

Advertising and marketing experts say 2016 will be defined by the increased use of ad blockers, new metrics, additional third-party data sharing and more demand for native advertising.

Marketing drives Facebook at Work deployment at Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker's IT staff took a backseat to marketing when the real estate brokerage rolled out Facebook at Work. The program is just a pilot, however, and IT will eventually have to step in if the company decides to integrate the platform with corporate resources.

Digital Marketing

Google Cardboard exec says content will make (or break) VR

The head of partnerships for Google Cardboard says compelling content will ultimately make virtual reality succeed, and he encourages innovative individuals to get going on creating immersive and unique VR experiences.

Digital Marketing

How Apple's privacy stance could give Google an AI edge

"We at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security," said Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this month during an Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) event where he was honored for corporate leadership. "We can and we must provide both in equal measure."

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There are five tell-tale signs your brand needs to take a long hard look at itself.

Charlie Rose

Senior Strategy Consultant, Principals

How to create profitable pricing

How do we price goods and services? As business leaders, we have asked ourselves this question since the history of trading.

Lee Naylor

Managing partner, The Leading Edge

Sport and sponsorship: The value of event sponsorship

Australia’s cricketers captured the nation’s attention during their recent run to the semi-final of the ICC Men’s World Cup. While the tournament ultimately ended in defeat, for over a month it provoked a sense of belonging, hope and empowerment for millions of people across Australia. Cricket, and sport in general, has a near-unique ability to empower individuals, irrelevant of their background, demographic or nationality.

Nikhil Arora

Vice-president and managing director, GoDaddy India

I had the same vision about change from CX terminology to HX. Even with almost the same title: 'Forget customer experience...' https://ww...

Ekaterina Khramkova

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Thank you, so do I.

David Freeman

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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Hi Harry, thank you for pointing this out I can confidently say both these bottles are in transition away from PET as we continue to impr...

David Freeman

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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I’m confused. He has a giant 2l hard plastic bottle in Coles and his pink bottle is also in plastic??

Harry

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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Great message from an Aussie company about sustainable business practices, particularly packaging. Wish more businesses would think more ...

Krisy

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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