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Data-Driven Marketing Efforts Increase – eMarketer

source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Data-Driven-Marketing-Efforts-Increase/1010108

Big Data has become a routine talking point for digital marketers, but are they merely paying the subject lip service, or shifting dollars as a result of their analysis? According to data management platform provider BlueKai, data-driven marketing has seen a 227% increase over the course of H1 2013. BlueKai surveyed marketing executives and media buyers worldwide in June, finding that 91% of respondents agreed that the use of data figured prominently into segmentation and targeting strategies.

Marketers also indicated that they were letting data influence the allocation of their resources. One-third of respondents said data influenced 75% to 100% of their digital marketing budget, while another third said it affected 50% to 75% of outlays.

Email was the marketing area most often influenced by collected data. But marketers also indicated it was having a sizeable influence on retargeting, display targeting and creative optimization, among other strategies.

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 news No Comments

Few are ready or able to do real-time optimization

According to this study by Acxiom and Digiday in December 2011.  But from my perspective there are far more low-hanging fruit that can be harvested to yield bigger business impact before we even get to real-time optimization. 

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 news No Comments

Digital Orchestration

digital orchestration means helping clients orchestrate and coordinate the activities of agencies that have particular specialties — search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), website design and build, analytics, social marketing, etc. Too often, clients are not comfortable asking about digital or don’t know enough to tell if the agency specialists are recommending the correct strategy or tactic.

search consultants typically help individual clients find individual agencies that are good at a particular area — e.g. TV agency, digital agency, SEO agency, etc.  Today, this is no longer as effective because the different disciplines and specialities need to work closely together and feed off of each other to work properly.

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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 digital, integrated marketing, SEM, SEO No Comments

is your brand name a generic word?

if it is, it’s a LOT harder for users to find you

TAG – men’s personal care line from Proctor & Gamble – hard to pick out from other search results on “tag.” The brands have to use paid search ads to show up.

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serch engine optimization is critical, otherwise, looking at the following graphs, there is no way to tell when a brand launched or when they have campaigns in market, because the volume of search on the generic term is so great, the lift in search volume due to paid advertising is not detectable.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 digital No Comments

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