Agile Marketing is Evolution, Not Revolution, and Why You Must Adopt It

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Agile Marketing is Evolution, Not Revolution, and Why You Must Adopt It

From building buildings to building software. In the 1950’s the Waterfall Development Model was introduced into software design and development. The system is a relic of the manufacturing industry where, by necessity, the right answer had to be devised before work started. And, in that world, the right answer makes sense! Could you imagine a scenario where you decided to build a skyscraper differently half … Continue reading

Terminus: Build, Sync and Track Your Google Campaign URLs

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If you truly want to take advantage of Google Analytics, one feature you have to use is their Campaign tracking. Campaign tracking requires that you append querystring variables to a link. Those variables are seen and used to track the visits to the page within Google Analytics. By using campaign tracking, you leave nothing to the confusion of analytics – like referrals, direct links, email … Continue reading

PaySketch: PayPal Analytics and Reporting

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We have some colleagues in the industry that utilize PayPal for all of their transactions. Payment gateways and processors add quite a bit of fees on transactions, so PayPal is a simple, trusted approach to collect fees on subscriptions, downloads, and other payments. That said, the PayPal interface isn’t the easiest to navigate – so getting a business intelligence tool that can help you monitor, … Continue reading

Listening Isn’t Enough. Your Social Strategy Needs these 4 Elements for Success!

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Absolutely love the message here from South Africa’s premium retailer Woolworths. Digital Editor Sam Wilson discusses how Socialbakers‘ products, Analytics and Builder, enable her team to drive brand engagement and deliver powerful social insights to company executives. Woolworth’s strategy is beyond simply listening and responding via social media. There are 4 other elements mentioned by Sam that have helped them succeed, both externally and with … Continue reading

What Is Tag Management? A List of Enterprise Tag Management Systems

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Tag Management Systems

Some of the verbiage that people use in the industry can get confusing. If you’re talking about tagging with blogging, you probably mean selecting terms that are important to the article to tag it and make it easy to search for and find. Tag management is a totally different technology and solution. In my opinion, I think it’s poorly named… but it’s become the common … Continue reading

57% of People Are Not Recommending You Because…

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57% of people are not recommending your company because you have a poorly optimized mobile website. That hurts… and we know the Marketing Technology Blog is one of them! While we have a fantastic mobile application, we know the Jetpack standard mobile theme is a pain to view our site on. As we continue to work with our clients and review their analytics, it’s becoming … Continue reading

MobileAppTracking: An SDK for Mobile Install Attribution

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MobileAppTracking offers an SDK (Android or iOS) to easily integrate the reporting on any ad network or publishing partner into your development framework. Once the SDK is integrated, you’re able to dynamically track events from any third-party partner. MobileAppTracking does not rely on the UDID as the attribution method – they support several attribution alternatives that are compliant with the app store policies. Track mobile … Continue reading

Reasons Why You Should Not Host Your Own Video

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A client that is doing some incredible work on the publishing side and seeing exceptional results asked what my opinion was on them hosting their videos internally. They felt they could better control the quality of the videos and improve their search optimization. The short answer was no. It’s not because I don’t believe they would be great at it, it’s because they are underestimating … Continue reading

The World of Social Media Monitoring and Analytics

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The first bit of data on this infographic is pretty fascinating… the growth of the analytics tool market. In my opinion, it points to a couple issues. First is that we’re all still seeking better tools to report and monitor on our marketing strategies and second is that we’re willing to apply a larger percentage of our marketing budget to ensure our strategies are working. … Continue reading