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Author: Jeff Rajeck

Jeff Rajeck

Where is data-driven marketing headed in 2017?

'Data-driven' is one of those terms which seems unnecessary for marketing. Surely all marketing uses data to some extent, so why does there need to be a distinction?

As marketing increasingly moves to digital platforms, however, the concepts behind the term 'data-driven marketing' have become distinguished from more traditional marketing and even have their own vocabulary.

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Three ways brands can breach the attention barrier in 2017

Consumers these days are so overwhelmed with emails, posts, white papers, and articles that many have now erected a personal 'attention barrier'.  

This is a mental state which protects consumers' mental resources from all of the irrelevant messages and advertisements flashed at them online.

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Three full-stack marketing trends for 2017

The concept of the full-stack marketer is relatively new.

It refers to someone who has a 'full stack' of skills - creative, technology, and data - and can deliver in any one of the areas, or across all three.

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Three bold marketing technology predictions for 2017

As the old proverb goes, it's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.

Yet as a new year starts, making predictions is part of our jobs. Priorities have to be set, budgets allocated, and resources diverted according to how things have changed over the past 12 months.

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Three key marketing skills for 2017

Nowadays, marketers need to know so many systems, platforms, formats, and channels that it can be tough to keep up. 

As we can't be researching everything all the time, it is important to 'park' some skills while training up on others. As an example, a marketing team may decide to hold steady with their AdWords strategy while spending time and effort on improving how they approach social media.

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Five issues which keep ecommerce managers up at night

Ecommerce is a scary business.

Not only do you have to worry about keeping your own site running perfectly, you also must keep in mind that some 800-pound gorilla (i.e. Amazon) may suddenly decide that it wants a chunk of your business.

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Five things to include in your digital transformation playbook

In 2011, Disney World was facing declining customer satisfaction, falling revenues, and the prospect of becoming a 'quaint' tourist destination.

How did Disney pull itself out this and achieve record revenues in 2016? Digital transformation.

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Five things social media marketers like (and five things they don't)

According to the experts, social media in 2017 will be all about live video, chatbots, and perhaps even virtual reality.

While this is the case for some brands, many social media marketers have different priorities for the new year.

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Three keys to digital advertising success in 2017

2017 is here and marketers are now reviewing their priorities for the new year. This will be challenging for digital advertisers as a lot has changed since this time last year.

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Five trends which will define data-driven marketing in 2017

That marketing is 'all about the data' has now become so widely accepted that many marketers are left wondering, what's next?

To some, the future of data looks a lot like the present. Data is something marketers send upwards to business intelligence systems (BI) and report performance.

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Seven ways marketers can jump-start digital transformation in 2017

Digital transformation is one of those programmes that doesn't, at first, sound like a marketing initiative.

In some ways, it seems like IT should own it - it is 'digital' after all.

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Five steps toward marketing automation excellence

Marketing automation has come a long way.

Considered an emerging technology as recently as a few years ago, estimates are that more than half (59%) of Fortune 500 companies now use marketing automation along with nearly all (95%) of SAAS-based companies.

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