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  • Why IoT and Industry 4.0 need professional marketing

    Why IoT and Industry 4.0 need professional marketing

    So far, the Internet has primarily networked people, but with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, terms which are currently on everyone's lips, we are by now on the threshold of total networking, where information can be exchanged between people and intelligent things (machines, products, etc.) for any purpose. The fact is that the fourth industrial revolution will certainly not be a self-runner, rather needs establishment in the market, the creation of new fields of application, as well as professional marketing and communication. We all know that only clear explanations and presentations of complex solutions pave the way for success, so obviously there is still a lot to be done.

  • How deep learning turned sci-fi-esque predictive intelligence into reality

    How deep learning turned sci-fi-esque predictive intelligence into reality

    20 years ago, IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a historical first victory for artificial intelligence. Today, supercomputers are smart enough to easily beat not only chess players, but also succeed in similarly sophisticated games, like the 3000-year-old Chinese game of Go, and most recently, poker challenges against multiple human pros. These wins against humans were results from artificial intelligence.

  • Zenith’s Media Consumption Forecast 2017

    Zenith’s Media Consumption Forecast 2017

    According to Zenith's latest Media Consumption Forecast, 71 % of the total Internet consumption will be allotted to mobile this year, whereby the largest growth rates are expected in North America (75%) and the Asia Pacific region (75%).
    It is even forecasted that by 2019 a quarter of the world's total media consumption will be spent on the mobile Internet. Worldwide, people will then use the mobile web via browsers and apps 122 minutes a day, which is an enormous growth, considering that in 2010 it was only ten minutes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oh Snap! Is Instagram the new social media darling?

    Oh Snap! Is Instagram the new social media darling?

    Watch out Evan Spiegel, the last few months have seen Snapchat challenged in a way it never has been before and it’s all because Instagram looked at what Snapchat was doing and decided they could do it better. Stories are the lifeblood of Snapchat, but Instagram’s offering is already more popular and growing at a rate Snapchat can only dream of. Why is this happening? Because Instagram knows that for most of us stories are something to consume, not something we create ourselves.

  • Roll-out of AdAsia Digital Platform for Publishers

    Roll-out of AdAsia Digital Platform for Publishers

    AdAsia Holdings just launched AdAsia Digital Platform for Publishers, an integrated yield management platform that opens online media owners to multiple revenue streams.

  • Optimize templates for smartphones and don’t allow Outlook to thwart newsletters

    Optimize templates for smartphones and don’t allow Outlook to thwart newsletters

    Optimizing emails for smartphones is challenging, since they have up-to-the-minute requirements and the fact that Outlook can only table design. The much-used Microsoft Outlook is technically based on a Microsoft Word-machine and therefore can’t do much. Among other things, for instance, no current HTML interpretation, which is why newsletters must still be programmed in long-outdated table design and inline styles to be correctly displayed in Outlook. Unfortunately, many programmers do not even know anymore how to do that today.

  • Pressure to become a “Digital Native Enterprise” is intensifying, IDC predicts

    Pressure to become a “Digital Native Enterprise” is intensifying, IDC predicts

    As every year, IDC started to announce its top predictions for Asia Pacific at IDC FutureScapes 2018, one of ICT’s most anticipated annual events, held at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore. On its 10th year of tracking 3rd platform technologies, IDC reveals that at least 60% of the Asia Pacific GDP will be digitalized, with growth in every industry driven by digitally-enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships over the next three years. Furthermore, IDC expects that by 2020, investors will use platform/ecosystem, data value, and customer engagement metrics as valuation factors for all enterprises. This tipping point in the DX economy is described by IDC as becoming “Digital Native Enterprises.”

  • Emails for the Smartphone done right

    Emails for the Smartphone done right

    Nowadays, emails have to serve their purpose both on the desktop and on the smallest smartphone screen, simply because more and more people prefer to read their emails via their most personal devices, a recent study by Adobe just confirmed. The digital marketing expert provides in addition a lot of useful insights resulting from the feedback they received from their interviewees, indicating what users expect from emails so that they can be read optimally on the smartphone screen. Put in a nutshell, smartphone users wish to receive:

  • Advertising on Facebook: What’s allowed and what’s not

    Advertising on Facebook: What’s allowed and what’s not

    Many consumers are critical of Facebook as they fear for the security of their data. Accordingly, they are skeptical about the use of the network as a sales channel, reveals a study by BBDO, Jelden TTC and Brand Foresight.

  • Cyber-attacks can hit anyone, anytime – you can be next!

    Cyber-attacks can hit anyone, anytime – you can be next!

    As is well-known, online shops require a particularly large number of protection mechanisms to fight IT attacks, but smaller companies should be well-prepared, too: Cyber criminalslike to use security gaps in outdated versions of the shop software to inject malicious program codes that spy out the customer's payment information during the ordering process and send it to the perpetrators. The locked in code and the associated data flow is usually not visible to users, therefore it is very important to have the newest security measures in place.

  • Acquisition of Algo strengthens Meltwater’s media intelligence platform

    Acquisition of Algo strengthens Meltwater’s media intelligence platform

    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.

  • The Internet of Things and Wearables for innovative, interactive Marketing

    The Internet of Things and Wearables for innovative, interactive Marketing

    For many, the Internet of Things (IoT) is considered the next major revolution in IT that has the potential to significantly influence, if not dissolve and reorganize, the structures of whole industries, value chains, and the rules of competition.

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

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

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
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
Read more...

Native advertising

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
Material in an online publication, which resembles the publication's editorial content but is paid for by an advertiser and intended to promote the advertiser's product, is called native advertising.
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“Shoppable” videos, especially when personalized, will turn eCommerce marketers’ heads

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
According to eMarketer, programmatic is still in its infancy in several emerging markets in Asia Pacific, but more mature markets are beginning to mirror the US’ and Western Europe’s adopt
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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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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

Oh Snap! Is Instagram the new social media darling?

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Watch out Evan Spiegel, the last few months have seen Snapchat challenged in a way it never has been before and it’s all because Instagram looked at what Snapchat was doing and decided they could do it better. Stories are the lifeblood of Snapchat, but Instagram’s offering is already more popular and growing at a rate Snapchat can only dream of. Why is this happening? Because Instagram knows that for most of us stories are something to consume, not something we create ourselves.

Avoid SEO mistakes and increase turnover

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

E-commerce executives have a clear expectation of search engine optimization (SEO): The goal is to get the highest ranking possible for their web shop and the products shown in organic search getting maximum click rates. Many online marketers do not know, however, that the SEO job consists of more than just the fight for the best position in the ranking lists. An up-to-date search engine optimization is based on understandable information, appropriate content, careful and timely planning, as well as good usability of the web shop, hence, the persons in charge of SEO should try to avoid the following mistakes:

The basics for effective Amazon SEO

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Whoever wants to sell on the Internet can’t ignore Amazon, as it has long overtaken Google when it comes to product search. The huge shop-in-shop-portal is simply known and used by almost everyone.

Balance between search engine optimization and reader-friendly text is important

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

When it comes to writing on the Internet, many companies still ask themselves:  What keywords do we need? How often should these keywords be placed in the text? And on what layer of the website should which keywords be? Well, find out how to score with search engines by reading on:

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

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

How to train your dragon

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Ad platforms need to break out of ‘Walled Gardens’

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

AR to "augment" existing communication and marketing tools

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

3 tips for marketers to track the effectiveness of ads

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Immersive marketing

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Cut down on CX analysts and data scientists with QualtricsIQ

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
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