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Planning for site-specific marketing, and how to get it right

Whether you’re doing a print ad with a QR code, updating your brand’s Facebook page, or rigging for SEO, all of the instances of marketing that you create will ultimately be seen in a unique location by a unique viewer. 

People always encounter marketing in a specific context. Subsequently, marketers need to anticipate what that context is, in order to engage and connect more deeply with it.

Campaign and brand experiences can and should be integrated across physical space and multiple objects - the impact of multiple brand engagements has been proven to deliver positive results. Strategists need to make certain as best as possible that the chosen medium and messaging tactics accommodate and compliment people’s unique identities, activities, and location.

How can marketers get this mix right? By thinking it through.

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The future for Barnes & Noble may be the NOOK

Barnes & NobleWith the iPad, Apple is the dominant tablet manufacturer and with the Kindle Fire, Amazon has become the company to watch in the tablet space.

But don't write bookseller Barnes & Noble (B&N) off. Its NOOK business, which started with E Ink e-readers, now has two tablets in its stable, the NOOK Color and the NOOK Tablet.

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The Cloud: does it have to be so grey and dull?

If the Cloud is just about cost savings, then it's pretty dull. It could be about so much more.

The reality behind the cloud is pretty boring. When you look closely at what most people are doing there, it’s all about cost savings. 

Take a commodity application from your on-premise servers and push it out to the cloud and your costs (probably) go down. 

Few applications are heavily loaded 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so paying only for the compute capacity you need as you need it makes a lot of sense, but it's hardly exciting. 

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How context is driving the future of web content management: new report

Content Management Systems Buyer's Guide 2012Despite volatile economic conditions and frugal marketing budgets, web content management (WCM) has experienced significant growth in the last few months. Vendors profiled in the recent Content Management Systems Buyer’s Guide are optimistic about the global WCM market which is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion.

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Q&A: Craig Hepburn, Global Director, Digital & Social Media at Nokia, on becoming a social business

Nokia's Craig Hepburn is a Glaswegian force of nature. Upon meeting him you can understand why he's leading the charge to integrate social media into everything Nokia does.

Recently, Hepburn launched Agora, Nokia's version of Dell's social media dashboard.

But how did he get there in the first place? What steps did he have to take to get social media at the core of Nokia's working practise?

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Using mobile marketing to reach a global audience

Around 87% of the world's population now has a mobile phone, with China and India leading growth.

Mobile marketing is one of the easiest ways to tap into growing, emerging markets and reach a much larger audience.

However, global companies have been slow to catch on to this trend.

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Beats, HTC may launch streaming music service

Despite the woes of the music industry over the past decade, few things are as popular as music. Not surprisingly, that's true on the internet too.

Just how popular is music on the internet? Consider that once-dominant social network MySpace, long written off by many as effectively dead, has managed to attract 1m new users primarily with a revamped music player.

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Digital talent: the innovative & integrated marketing brain

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we only use between 10 and 20% of our brains and, with hot debate surrounding the convergence of so many digital channels and disciplines, it’s important to make sure we know how best to use it.

While some integrated marketers simply get on with it, others argue and engage in constant conflict.

What channel to use, which is the best, where does this channel fit, how do we structure and adapt to change?

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Don Tapscott on privacy and the new web

As most of us are aware, we are in a huge age of change. The technology genie is now out of the bottle and it is changing the way the next generation is interacting and shaping our world.

Don Tapscott, author of Macrowikinomics, opened Social Media Week in New York with his thoughts on emerging trends. The biggest takeaway?  We need a new set of institutions that fit a digital age. The future as Tapscott sees it, is not to be predicted. It’s to be achieved.

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Social media engagement is 'the top priority for digital marketers'

Fourth Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing: Digital Trends for 2012New research about digital marketing trends published today shows that social media engagement is rated as both the top priority and most exciting opportunity for companies this year.

But while the fourth Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing, published by Econsultancy in association with Adobe, shows a huge appetite for social media programmes, there is a worrying lack of commitment to investment in associated analytics and measurement. 

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Does Google give too much prominence to Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is page one for 99% of Google UK searches, according to a study of 1,000 searches using randomly generated nouns. 

The research, carried out by Intelligent Positioning, raises a number of questions. 

Is Google giving too much prominence to Wikipedia, or are these rankings justified? 

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The growth of content marketing: infographic

Content marketing is on the rise and relevant and timely content needs to be an integral part of your marketing strategy.

90% of marketers are already doing this but not all have realised the extent of content marketing or how to harness it to its full potential.

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