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August 29, 2014 5:13 PM

Emotion Is The Fast Lane To The Brain tagged “Marketing”

We talk a lot about storytelling and brands, don't we? Let's reverse that thought: how many brands are actually great storytellers? Dig a little deeper how many marketers do you know that are great storytellers? I see a lot of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 20, 201410:06 PM

When Will Marketers Be More Business Focused? tagged “Marketing”

It's laughable that the vast majority of marketing professionals are still seen as those who spend the money on the TV commercials. Here's what's really happening: The c-suite is pushing back (and hard). They're asking marketers to do more than... Read more

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August 19, 201411:18 PM

Wearables May Not Be The Marketer's Next Playground tagged “Marketing”

Everyone is going to have the iWatch from Apple, right? Well, we don't even know if it's going to be called an iWatch. As usual with Apple, we don't even know if it really exists (even though news outlets are... Read more

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August 15, 2014 5:03 PM

How To Think And Be A Creator tagged “Marketing”

Are you an Entrepreneur? Are you entrepreneurial? There is an implied pressure on people in the workplace today, that if you're not an entrepreneur, you are resolved to a life that includes frequently being at risk of being fired. It's... Read more

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August 14, 2014 9:38 PM

A Simple Way To Get Great At Writing tagged “Marketing”

Do you want to make more money? It's the ultimate question, isn't it? If a brand or an individual are trying to figure out a way to extract money from another individual, one of the easiest ways to make that... Read more

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August 8, 2014 5:20 PM

Content As Advertising tagged “Marketing”

So, are you sick of the term Native Advertising? Back in February 2013, I penned an article for Harvard Business Review titled, We Need a Better Definition of "Native Advertising". In short, it felt like native advertising is just simply... Read more

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July 31, 201411:25 PM

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Digital Marketing In 2014 tagged “Marketing”

Have we solved the most basic of questions for our digital marketing efforts? I would argue that the vast majority of brands engaged in digital marketing have left the fundamentals behind them. These brands and are, at mass scale, following/chasing... Read more

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July 23, 201411:11 PM

Facebook Proves Us All Wrong (And It's Not Just Facebook) tagged “Marketing”

All too often, we fall victim to a the market of one syndrome. I was on Facebook when somebody I know (and respect) said something akin to: "Nobody I know has ever click on a mobile banner ad." That's the... Read more

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July 16, 201411:01 PM

Marketing Fails When You Shift Instead Of Elevate tagged “Marketing”

What are you really doing with your marketing dollars? Digital media advertising is now bigger than TV advertising. I didn't make that up. It's a fact. I'm sure there are some advertising executives who would disagree with the data. I'm... Read more

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July 15, 201411:16 PM

The End Of The Dial Tone tagged “Marketing”

Things change quicker than most of us realize. If you speak to marketers about how they are doing in relation to consumers and their mobile usage, it will be a disappointing conversation. If you speak to consumers about how brands... Read more

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July 9, 201411:54 PM

The Chasm Between Knowing And Doing tagged “Marketing”

We have terrible habits, don't we? I have so many issues. There are nights when I go to bed without flossing (I'm just too lazy). That's going to cause some extra scraping by the dental hygienist. I try to eat... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 3, 2014 8:03 AM

The World Is A Hyperlink tagged “Marketing”

That about sums up the role of marketing today. Last week Google held their Google I/O developers conference. There were many interesting (some might say fascinating) things that came out of that conference. What got my attention was the unified... Read more

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June 26, 201411:40 PM

Decide Now: Pageviews Or Real Depth tagged “Marketing”

It's hard to get both. Pageviews, clicks, shares... that is the common currency of online marketing these days. Don't kid yourself. When brands talk about engaging consumers on social media, they're not really talking about any depth of engagement or... Read more

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June 25, 201411:37 PM

The Marketing Of Permission tagged “Marketing”

Have you ever tried to unsubscribe from an email newsletter? I don't know about you, but I handle multiple personal and business email addresses, and I sign up for a variety of emails (some are retail or business-based sales ones,... Read more

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June 19, 201411:10 PM

The Only Screen That Matters tagged “Marketing”

The only screen that matters is the screen that is in front of me. Welcome to the one screen world. We used to talk about three screens (TV, computers and mobile), but we're closing in on the one screen world.... Read more

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June 18, 201411:28 PM

Time For Digital Transformation tagged “Marketing”

How much will marketing change in the next five years? It's hard for me to believe this, but it was about a year ago this week, that I was in New York City at the Google offices launching my second... Read more

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June 17, 201411:29 PM

We Have No Idea If Online Ads Work tagged “Marketing”

Are you doing pure branding or are you trying to make something else happen? The real issue that threatens online advertising is not the data, the creative, the spend, the marketing mix, the Cannes Lion awards or anything else. The... Read more

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June 12, 2014 8:44 PM

These Two Data Points Demonstrate What's So Wrong With Marketing Today tagged “Marketing”

You will have to read this twice. It's that incomprehensible. There was an article published today in Marketing Charts titled, Few Digital Marketers Feel That Digital Has Delivered As A Branding Vehicle. I was so depressed after the reading the... Read more

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June 11, 201411:03 PM

So You Think You Can Be A Marketer tagged “Marketing”

What do you think it takes to make it as a marketer? The answer used to be a lot easier. Most people entering into the profession of marketing did so because they weren't happy somewhere else. They got their law... Read more

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June 3, 201410:31 AM

Is Your Work Your Hobby? tagged “Marketing”

I tried to take electric bass lessons. It didn't last long. I know so many people who attempt to start playing an instrument once they have an established career, kids, some sense of security, and it never takes. You don't... Read more

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