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  • SEO Techniques: White Hat, Black Hat, or Grey Hat

    SEO Techniques: White Hat, Black Hat, or Grey Hat

    SEO techniques can be generally classified into two broad categories, namely black hat and white hat, standing for techniques search engines do not approve (black hat) or recommend as part of good design (white hat). Industry commentators have classified these methods and the practitioners who employ them that way.

  • Cut down on CX analysts and data scientists with QualtricsIQ

    Cut down on CX analysts and data scientists with QualtricsIQ

    Last week, the experience management company Qualtrics was showcasing its artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to the media, besides introducing its new office and team in Singapore.

  • Modern lead management must pay heed to new benchmarks

    Modern lead management must pay heed to new benchmarks

    By now it is clear as day that digitization creates a pre-informed customer who has altered requests on assistance and support. This demands a new lead management, whose role is to capture, qualify, and guide potential customers who have shown their interest in the brand, before they are handed over to sales as a hot lead or bow out of the buying process. Besides systematics, this has a lot to do with communication, as you can imagine.

  • Are we evolving at such a high rate of change that generational schemata become irrelevant?

    Are we evolving at such a high rate of change that generational schemata become irrelevant?

    Anne M. Schüller and Alex T. Steffen just released their book “Fit for die Next Economy: Sustainable with the Digital Natives”, which is currently only available in German, but got my whole attention, since it made me understand the so-called “digital natives” a bit  better.

  • Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute and NTU launch its first institute in Asia to develop digital solutions for the industry

    Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute and NTU launch its first institute in Asia to develop digital solutions for the industry

    Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, a renowned and leading German institution for applied research, just launched a research institute to develop digital technologies that help companies move into the digital era and remain competitive.

  • Asia's IoT optimism and adoption outstrips the global average as IoT deploys at scale

    Asia's IoT optimism and adoption outstrips the global average as IoT deploys at scale

    According to Vodafone’s newly released  IoT Barometer 2017/18, Asia's businesses are leading the world in Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, with the number of companies embracing connected devices, soaring 200% from 2013 to stand at 36% now.

  • What does Facebook have to do with infrastructure? Everything, it would seem!

    What does Facebook have to do with infrastructure? Everything, it would seem!

    Today, everyone knows that an idea isn’t a good one until it ‘trends’. Last year, the City of Sydney’s Zero Waste marketing campaign featured the creation of an outdoor vinyl sticker campaign that made use of clever situational placement and optical illusions to highlight the problem of dumping household waste throughout the city. Designed for city dwellers to interact with, each piece was customized to its environment to amuse and educate people about the city’s free pickup service. One of the installations was a giant stack of household waste on the side of a building that increased in size every week for three weeks. As a by-product, the hashtag #freepickup and bookafreepickup.com site shot to stardom as people snapped and shared photos of themselves with old fridges, washing machines and the like in odd, but memorable, locations such as the middle of a cycle path. The result, the City claims, was “a virtual doubling of the number of calls to the free pickup service within a week of installation”.

  • Welcome to the brave new world of Adblockers

    Welcome to the brave new world of Adblockers

    To a greater or lesser extent, each of us has a story to tell about a bad encounter with online advertising, be it a pop-up or a video interstitial.  Understandably, when we feel bothered by something, we react by running away or avoiding it. In the world of digital marketing it means we won’t visit the specific website anymore, switch to banner blindness, or install an Adblocker.

  • Retarus issues warning about spam wave claiming to offer stock market tips

    Retarus issues warning about spam wave claiming to offer stock market tips

    The security experts at Retarus are warning users about a spam wave spreading quickly across email inboxes. The email security provider has recently recorded a sharp rise in the volume of messages proposing that readers buy supposedly promising shares. By means of these investment recommendations, cyber criminals are trying to influence the share price of specific companies to their own advantage.

  • Experiencing the future of search with Google Lens and its AI-powered computer vision

    Experiencing the future of search with Google Lens and its AI-powered computer vision

    At Google's annual developer conference ‘Google I/O’ 2017, the reactions to the announcement that Google Lens intends to revolutionize the way we search were particularly striking.

  • Global cybercrime attacks rise 35% in the past quarter with cybercriminals targeting the complex cross-border environment in China

    Global cybercrime attacks rise 35% in the past quarter with cybercriminals targeting the complex cross-border environment in China

    Latest data from ThreatMetrix reveals highly elevated attack levels in China during the past quarter. China has the highest rate of transactions being rejected as fraudulent across the entire Asia Pacific region, as global businesses are increasingly targeting the Chinese domestic market, despite the complexities imposed by tight restrictions online.

  • Microsoft’s vision for more intelligence — from the cloud to the edge

    Microsoft’s vision for more intelligence — from the cloud to the edge

    "In a world of near infinite computing power and an exponential growth in data, we are focused on empowering every developer to build applications for this new era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge," Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO said at his opening keynote of their annual developer conference speech to thousands of developers. Pointing out that our world is constantly overloaded with information, it is yet this very information — data — that creates opportunities and insights abound. To help customers realize these opportunities, Microsoft shared an early peek into innovations it is bringing to bear to help every person and organization achieve more.

  • 8 tips for a successful internationalization of your SEM campaign

    8 tips for a successful internationalization of your SEM campaign

    Internationally, search engine marketing (SEM) is still one of the most successful online marketing activities, but brands that want to advertise on a supra-regional level must consider a few things:

  • Are ad blockers accelerating native ad acceptance?

    Are ad blockers accelerating native ad acceptance?

    In the simpler and less complex marketing world which we had just a few years ago, advertising was done according to the motto ‘the largest gathering of people has the greatest potential.’ It was all about reach and the interest of the individual fell by the wayside.

This week's highlights

Adobe and Microsoft unveiled the next milestone in their strategic partnership

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe’s industry-leading content management solution in Adobe Marketing Cloud, is now integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365, which provides universal web standards and
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How contemporary lead management works

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
In a recent study, the management consultancy McKinsey noted that only few companies are really prepared for digital transformation. Digitization is posing major challenges for marketing and sales, wh
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Growth in marketing budgets stalled in 2017, still increased investment in digital advertising can be expected, Gartner reveals

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Growth in marketing budgets has stalled after continued increases over recent years, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. that states marketing budgets hit a plateau in 2017 after three years of gro
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Not ticking anyone off? Then you just aren’t trying hard enough!

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
When was the last time you really offended someone at work? If you are a leader and your answer was ‘never’, you may want to rethink your job title. After all, American statesman and retir
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Modern lead management must pay heed to new benchmarks

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
By now it is clear as day that digitization creates a pre-informed customer who has altered requests on assistance and support. This demands a new lead management, whose role is to capture, qualify, a
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Previous articles

Benefits of cloud infrastructure vital for competitiveness

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
The proportion of businesses in Asia Pacific reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services has increased significantly in the last quarter, according to a global survey of 1,610 IT pr
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The status quo of programmatic native

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
If mobile app developers in the early days focused mostly on winning new users to succeed internationally, rethinking kicked in by now, since intrusive mobile advertising is unacceptable nowadays! Thi
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Done right, programmatic marketing is above all one thing - precise

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
The term "programmatic marketing " was coined around 5 years ago and behind it is an extremely customer-oriented, automated form of marketing with a direct approach. Looking at the customer as an indi
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Are ad blockers accelerating native ad acceptance?

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
In the simpler and less complex marketing world which we had just a few years ago, advertising was done according to the motto ‘the largest gathering of people has the greatest potential.’
Read more...

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 15 integrates with tagging, encryption and access management to secure regulated and sensitive data wherever it goes

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
The cyber security leader Symantec Corp. just released its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) version 15, that provides increased data protection automation and product integration to strengthen the Informati
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Previous month's highlights

Anyone’s browsing history can be used to reveal their identity

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

According to NordVPN, an advanced VPN (Virtual Private Network) service provider, two German researchers did an experiment that revealed how easy it is to identify Internet users’ through their browsing history - simply by following the fingerprints they leave online.

Acquisition of Algo strengthens Meltwater’s media intelligence platform

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Meltwater just announced the acquisition of Algo, a real-time data analytics platform powered by the most advanced machine learning techniques available. Meltwater,a leader in media intelligence, has been founded in 2001 by CEO Jorn Lyseggen with only $15,000, and is actively seeking investment opportunities and partnerships to continue expanding its media intelligence services globally.

Google reveals the top travel habits and trends of Singaporeans with the Asia Pacific Travel Dashboard

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Singaporeans are among the most well-travelled in the world with close to 9.5 million overseas trips reported in 2016, according to Google updated Asia Pacific Travel Dashboard that revealed the top search trends in Singapore and 12 countries across Asia Pacific over the last year. The dashboard also uncovers the top travel habits and trends of Singaporeans including the most popular destinations, common search terms, and factors Singaporean travellers consider before planning to go on a getaway.

The rise of voice assistants changes the SEO world

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Voice assistant technology isn’t really something new, but with advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning, it got tremendous attention and adoption has grown fast in recent years. The reasons for the success are clear, since voice-enabled devices and digital assistants allow consumers to engage through one of the most natural forms of communication, besides being convenient, fast, and easy to put into practice. To no surprise, Gartner expects 20% of user interactions to take place via voice assistant technologies on smartphones by 2019.

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VR/AR, AI and machine learning define the future of marketing

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Ad platforms need to break out of ‘Walled Gardens’

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Opera introduces first browser to support 360-degree videos in virtual reality headsets

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Cut down on CX analysts and data scientists with QualtricsIQ

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

3 tips for marketers to track the effectiveness of ads

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

How to train your dragon

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Immersive marketing

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Gartner expects AI, digital platform and immersive experiences to drive digital business

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
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