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Angry Birds: From gaming hit to media platform

Rovio, the Finland-based publisher of the super-popular series of Angry Birds mobile games has undergone a dramatic evolution since the first incarnation of its most famous title hit handhelds in 2009.

Leadership

Digital's rise into the heart of marketing: Adobe's Brad Rencher

Despite their obvious importance, digital and social remain distinct activities within many marketing teams. But CMOs must integrate these channels into the one customer journey if they’re to remain at the top of their game, Adobe’s digital chief claims.

Digital Marketing

Five reasons Jeff Bezos wants the Washington Post

There's no shortage of speculation about why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is buying the Washington Post. It could be for access to local news, content deals involving the Amazon Kindle, political self-interest or even ego.

Digital Marketing

Is Amazon really a low-margin cloud business?

A startup competitor to Amazon Web Service's cloud computing platform is accusing the company of engaging in a "fake price war" and inflating the prices of its services.

Digital Marketing

5 Ways to Track In-Store Customer Behavior

There's a fine line between tracking the behaviors of customers in your brick-and-mortar store and spying on them. The technology discussed here uses data from customers' smartphones in conjunction with opt-in apps to offer patrons deals and show retailers what's happening in their stores.

Digital Marketing

Market automation reaches tipping point with CMOs: Ovum

Marketing automation is reaching a tipping point that will see it become more readily adopted across organisations, according to new research from Ovum’s Digital Marketing and Connected Customer practice.

Leadership

Why your B2B content marketing strategy isn’t working

B2B marketers have become obsessed by content marketing, but their approach is largely mediocre and isn’t changing the customer’s behaviour enough to move the commercial needle, an industry advisory group claims.

Digital Marketing

12 predictive analytics screw-ups

Whether you're new to predictive analytics or have a few projects under your belt, it's all too easy to make gaffes. "The vast majority of analytic projects are riddled with mistakes," says John Elder, CEO at data mining firm Elder Research.

Social Media

Zuckerberg says no ads on Instagram -- at least, not yet

Instagram users fretting about ads clogging up their image feed can breath easy, at least for now. Facebook said Wednesday it has no immediate plans to put ads in its photo-sharing app -- though make no mistake, they are coming eventually.

Digital Marketing

Fine-tuning the art of customer entertainment

What is the dollar value of a customer unsubscribing from your email services? That was a key question for the team at online retailer, Elan Media Partners, when it began looking to improve its utilisation of customer data.

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State of the CMO 2019

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4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

3 ways to leverage the talents of your team to avoid disruption

​According to the World Economic Forum in its most recent The Future of Jobs report, the most important skills for the future are not technical, task-oriented skills, but higher-order skills such as creativity, social influence, active learning, and analytical thinking.

Gihan Perera

Futurist, leadership consultant

An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

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

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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The popularity of loyalty programs is diminishing, though I'd say it is because customers are savvy enough to recognise when a loyalty pr...

Heather

It’s time for marketers to rethink their approach to ‘loyalty’

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