May 25, 2017

Microsoft Begins Challenge to Salesforce

April 25, 2017 Staff

Since Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn three days after Christmas 2016, little has been heard from what would be Microsoft Dynamic’s bold upgrade to the CRM industry. But the picture has become much more clear since Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently gave Reuters the details of upgrades to its […]

Marketers Will Like AdWord’s Close Variant Matching

March 20, 2017 Staff

Managing paid search marketing campaigns can be very challenging for companies, especially when trying to account for all of the possible search strings that people enter when searching for a product. For example, the search queries “winter jacket” and “jacket for winter” are the exact same thing. So to make […]

B2B: Where Social Media Meets Direct Marketing

September 24, 2012 Ruth Stevens

Business marketers have embraced social media with enthusiasm.  One of the reasons social media is working so well in B2B, in my opinion, is that business marketers tend to wear their direct marketing hats when they strategize and plan how to apply social media to their marketing objectives. 

Helping Others Understand Online Marketing

June 22, 2010 Patrick Hare

Recently I was called up for jury duty, which is not unusual in itself, but something happened that I found to be interesting. As a part of a potential jury pool for a DUI case in Phoenix, people in the group and myself were asked a set of questions about […]

Gaining Marketing Insights From Reality Television

April 13, 2010 Rohit Bhargava

I used to dream of a good marketing TV show. Not one that makes the world of marketing into a scripted drama, like Mad Men. Or one that pretends to be about business but actually ends up being about relationships and emotional conflict like The Apprentice quickly became. The Shark […]

Using Collaboration To Increase Your Marketing Reach

March 16, 2010 Danny Brown

I’ve been thinking a lot about collaborative marketing lately, and how we can turn co-existing businesses more into partners and less about missing opportunities. I think there’s a great untapped market for someone that really wants to grab collaborative marketing and run with it. For example – imagine you’re going […]

Franchisees Lose In The Internet Marketing Arena

March 2, 2010 Frank Reed

I have been speaking to several owners of local franchises recently about Internet marketing and it has opened my eyes considerably. Purchasing a franchise has long been a way for people to get away from having a “regular” job and live the American Dream of owning a business. In this […]

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