Microsoft and LinkedIn: A Primer for Social Marketers
JUNE 13, 2016
When I heard the news that Microsoft is set to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 This is the perfect match for both the Microsoft brand and the LinkedIn brand. Now, let’s break down the facts of this acquisition, the implications for Microsoft and LinkedIn, and what it means for you as a social marketer. How will LinkedIn help Microsoft achieve this mission?
Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO
Buzz Marketing for Technology
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. A: After an aggregate of 9 years at Microsoft, being the CMO of a $100M dollar digital agency, and a writer, I wanted to get back to my roots in terms of “building” something that had huge customer promise and could make a dent in reality as we know it. We are an engine!
[Interview] How Microsoft Uses Social Analytics, And How You Can Too
JULY 5, 2016
In 2016, mature social media teams can adopt a myriad of roles across marketing, communications, customer service, audience research, product development, and much more. At the core of this activity is using social media data intelligently to extract smart insights. Ben Donkor , Microsoft Audiense: What does the role of social media analyst entail at Microsoft?
Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable
MAY 26, 2016
Facebook and Microsoft are going under, as in underwater: The two tech giants will team up to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean. The new cable, MAREA, will be the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic upon its completion, with eight fiber pairs and an estimated capacity of 160 terabits per second, and Facebook and Microsoft said the capacity will help meet growing demand for high-speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services. We think this is how most subsea cable systems will be built in the future.
Who Needs Big Data?
MARCH 13, 2013
My, what big data you have! You really can't toss a marketing blogger without watching the term "big data" tumble out of their pockets these days. If there's something - anything - that gets marketers all excited, it's the notion of big data. The sad reality is that few of them (including me) actually have any semblance of an idea as to what the agreed upon definition of big data is, how it's being used effectively and cases where it has made a significant impact on the overall economic value of a brand. Death to big data. Big data is good.
Facebook’s Atlas to Wind Down Ad-Serving Business, Focus on Measurement
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
The social network acquired the ad-serving business that was then known as Atlas Solutions from Microsoft in February 2013. Facebook then introduced a completely revamped Atlas , focused on “people-based marketing,” at Advertising Week in September 2014. Advertising/Marketing Facebook acquisitions Ad Serving Advertising Week Airbnb Atlas Atlas Solutions comscore Conversion Lift Erik Johnson IAS Integral Ad Science Kantar measurement Microsoft Moat mobile Mobile Polling Neustar Marketshare Nielsen Oracle Data Cloud People-Based Marketing State Farm Visual IQ
5 Ways to Find Keywords That Deliver Superior Web Marketing Results
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 14, 2014
Expand your list of keywords and you might find new topics that deliver huge marketing results for years to come. Here are five great resources for finding article topics and keywords you may not have tapped yet for your content marketing efforts: 1. Google Trends is a great tool that provides a list of related keywords and phrases based on Google’s own search topic data. Related searches in Google Trends for the topic “website marketing” show other keywords that are on the rise. Microsoft Advertising Intelligence. So where can you find these amazing keywords?
The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
This year, we’re pleased to honor 50 women (below) and 50 men (in an upcoming post on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog ) who are among the top social media connectors and engagers in the technology world, representing technology vendors as well as related venture capital (VC), advisory and analyst firms. The 10-year Microsoft veteran is also a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Technology Challenges Facing Today’s Marketing Workforce
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
My friend Steven Slater recently began working in Marketing Workforce Solutions for Employment Enterprises, Inc. In his new capacity he places senior marketing executives at large companies. While we chatted he told me about how technology was providing some of the greatest challenges for companies seeking capable marketers, ad for potential marketing executives trying to find work.
How digital marketing is supplanting traditional advertising
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. In a recent report, eMarketer said digital marketing is expected overtake TV advertising in total dollar spending in 2017 for the first time, with recent and future growth fueled mainly by mobile and video sectors. Post by Megan Totka.
The Future of Digital Marketing According to the Giants
JULY 15, 2014
and Microsoft have been making acquisitions that could change the way digital marketing is done in the near future. What seemed to be objects of science-fiction books and shows are now being developed in the real world, and may be used for marketing. But what do these purchases tell us about the direction digital marketing is going? Guest post by Clayton Wood.
25 Experts Share Top 3 Content Marketing Trends for 2017
JULY 5, 2016
Content marketers who keep track of the current trends will have an advantage when it comes to planning for the future. Isn’t it great when you know which way content marketing is heading in the next few years and which areas to focus your efforts on? We’ve listed all the responses below: Top 3 Content Marketing Trends for 2017 and Beyond. 3) Data Lead Content.
The digital marketing trends & ideas to take into 2017, and beyond
DECEMBER 19, 2016
In an age when industries can seemingly pivot on a dime, keeping one eye on digital marketing trends to avoid getting caught out is a no brainer. With Forrester expecting that ⅓ of CMOs will be fired for their inability to “carry the torch forward” on digital business and customer obsession, everyone in marketing needs to know where improvements need to be made – and how.
What Humans Want Vs. The Chatbot Struggle
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
You cannot not throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs these days without the word "chatbots!" With that, we have the challenge of companies like Facebook and Microsoft and many others (including agencies like ours ) talking up the value, merits and opportunities of chatbots. Yes, the future of marketing will involve machine learning, artificial intelligence and chatbots. We have seen data and reports like this before. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing agency.
The Year Of Mobile? Sounds Like The Month Of The Smartphone
DECEMBER 28, 2011
This is one of those moments when the Marketing industry must give pause. To date there has been a lot of research to negate both my personal enthusiasm and the data that Flurry (and others) are enthusiastically bringing forward. Data plans are starting to become more reasonable. The price of data plans are being built into the family cost structure (according to the MediaPost article). It's about data. It wasn't too long ago that mobile carriers didn't care about data. Apple vs. Android vs. RIM vs. Microsoft vs. everyone else. data plan.
The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases
JUNE 29, 2010
Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah. We see this type of marketing speak over and over in press releases and promotional materials. What would you love to see stricken from marketing speak forever?
Twitter Developer, Platform Relations Lead Prashant Sridharan Joins Segment
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Sridharan will serve as vice president of marketing at the customer data platform, overseeing marketing operations including enterprise growth, developer evangelism, product education and customer engagement. While at Twitter, Sridharan led the developer-relations team, after serving as a developer advocate at Facebook and director of marketing at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. Sridharan is an incredible asset given his successful track record building thriving developer ecosystems at Twitter, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft.
3 Reasons Why Content Marketing Doesn’t Work for Associations
JULY 7, 2014
Last Tuesday, Ray van Hilst and I presented at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference–it was fun (as far as public speaking gigs go) and great to see so many association friends. He said that according to a recent study by the Content Marketing Institute, only 26% of nonprofit organizations surveyed think they’re using content marketing effectively.
37 Free Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills Today
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes. I read hundreds of articles and enrolled in as many marketing courses that I could possibly get my hands on. It’s enough to wonder … Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? Data analysis.
The Only Screen That Matters
JUNE 19, 2014
Elaborating on IDC''s outlook, Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker research analyst Jitesh Ubrani stated, '' Apple ''s iOS-ification of Mac OS, and Microsoft ''s implementation of Modern UI throughout different form factors are clear indicators that we''re living in a mobile-first world. The burden on marketers is paramount at this point. We live in a world where the vast majority of digital marketing is still being conceived, developed and nurtured for a Web and browser-based consumer, while the data is clear: mobile first. or having real sex with data ).
Does a Social Score Make a CMO?
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Clearly influencers have become an important part of marketing. CMOs will need to comprehend how big data creates behavioral media customized to the one or the few. For example, how relationships and grassroots influence work in communities or how social media and can be integrated into a larger marketing campaign. More on this tomorrow. The Nihilistic Influencer Conversation.
How to Transfer Data from MS Excel into a Word Document
APRIL 2, 2012
The Microsoft Office suite has advanced in numerous ways and has been able to help many users share data in between different programs, like MS Excel and Word. Such advances have made the lives of direct mailers a lot easier by allowing them to easily insert Excel data into a Word document in order to have several personalized copies of the same material. Open a Word document.
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven decisions “based on the numbers (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. B2B Marketing and Social Media.
The End Of The Smartphone
DECEMBER 11, 2012
That piece of data still hold true as Apple currently has the fourth generation iPad in-market. Beyond patent debates and legacy OEM manufacturers struggling to keep up, Apple and Android have set a furious pace as brands like Amazon , RIM , Microsoft and others continue to evolve from a personal computer business into a smartphone/tablet offering. Do you think they're going to let Samsung , Nokia or even Microsoft leap ahead? To date, there are no clear winners in the realm of mobile marketing. marketing. marketing professionals. microsoft.
We Have No Idea If Online Ads Work
JUNE 19, 2014
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. You have individuals seeking attention, so they put their messages out there and market themselves in a way to attract the right match (ok, this is being overly simplistic, but bear with me). From the article: "In 2013, Randall Lewis of Google and Justin Rao of Microsoft released the paper On the Near Impossibility of Measuring the Returns on Advertising. chief marketing officer. marketing. audience.
21 Content Marketing Tools to Use in 2014
MARCH 4, 2014
What if a marketer was only as good as their content marketing tools? The brands that succeed at content marketing are those that take an agile stance. While some of the content marketing tools trending in 2014 are familiar, many of the rest are brand-new and probably worth adding to your program. Image credit: content marketing experience. Evernote. Percolate.
Protecting Your Online Privacy: How to Keep Your Online Activity Private from Pirates, Hackers and Marketers
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Microsoft Windows is the most widely used operating system and is therefore the biggest target for criminal activity. Microsoft claims that the computers with Windows XP are four times more likely to be infected with malware than computers with Windows 7. Avira, AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials. Featured Internet MarketingThis is a guest post by Christopher Wallace.
Bad Vibrations From Internet Of Things, Voice As The Next Navigation And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM
MARCH 21, 2017
So, two anonymous women who alleged an Ottawa sex toy company was collecting real-time data on their use of an Internet-connected vibrator without their consent have reached a $3.75 Your data and your safety in a world where everything (and everyone) is connected and tracking one another. Think of Apple 's Siri , Microsoft 's Cortana and the massive growth that we're seeing with Amazon 's Alexa platform. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing agency. marketing blog. microsoft.
Where The Boys (And Girls) Are
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
According to Business Insider and their chart of the day today, Microsoft's Windows Compared To iOS And Android , the number one operating system (by a massive landslide) is still Microsoft Windows. Stepping back further, six years ago it controlled 90% of the market. This moment of purgatory is the exact reason why Marketers struggle. So, Marketers are going to have to place some bets. The good news is that these bets have some data and trends that come along with them (a couple of aces up the old sleeve, to go along with that gambling analogy). apple.
3 Things About Facebook
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
While the company has deep challenges ahead of it (like getting a better grip on marketing opportunities and truly creating a more comprehensive mobile strategy), if you're at all interested in marketing and media, do yourself a favor and spend some time reading, watching and thinking about this. Beyond a world where Microsoft doesn't even make it to the final four, it may appear (on the surface) that Facebook just snuck into this list against those behemoths. marketing. microsoft. For some, it's easy to write off Facebook as the online social network du jour.
All Polls and Surveys Are Not Equal
AUGUST 10, 2011
However, several online polls and surveys last week did produce highly questionable results, and in once case, was outed as a hoax tarnishing the Microsoft Explorer brand. The quality and value of their data is another story. Interactive firm AptiQuant ran a test on its site purportedly measuring the IQ of visitors and correlating that data with IQ. Indeed, they are.
Does QR stand for Quasi-Ridiculous? (an analysis)
Convince & Convert
JULY 18, 2011
That’s commendable, as we all know that EVERY data point you request has a negative impact on your conversion rate. And marketers are buying it in bulk. I’m as guilty (probably more so) than you, as we included 22 Microsoft Tags (QR’s urbane, proprietary cousin) in our book The NOW Revolution. The example above is a bit of mixed bag in this regard. Design.
Are Parents Really Naming Their Kids After Pokemon Characters?!
AUGUST 1, 2016
Amazon shocked the markets with some pretty impressive numbers (another quarter of profits, mostly due to their AWS - Amazon Web Services - cloud business). Alphabet (the new Google master company) also surprised the markets with strong numbers (mostly due to advertising). billion and a market cap of close to $560 billion. At the NYU Wireless lab in Brooklyn, students are testing prototype equipment -- forerunners to next-generation phones -- that are able to transmit a blazing 10 gigabits of data per second, all while moving around crowded courtyards. microsoft.
The Weekly Digital Marketing Round-Up
JANUARY 13, 2017
The digital marketing world is changing rapidly, even as I write this. Marketers in 2017 must understand the entire ecosystem, not just topics specific to current jobs and responsibilities. That’s where Simply Measured’s weekly Digital Marketing Round-Up comes in. Do you have a European market? These Privacy Rules Will Affect Your Global Business.
What Is Code?
JUNE 19, 2015
Alistair is more a techie, data and modern-day philosopher. I'm just a marketing dude who loves the words. I can talk to someone who used to work at Amazon.com or Microsoft about his or her work without feeling a burning shame. marketing. microsoft. It's for you to understand what lies beneath these words, your website, that mobile application, Facebook , YouTube and more. Every Saturday, I share links with good friends , Alistair Croll and Hugh McGuire. The process is simple: Each one of us must choose one link for the other person. It's the entire magazine.
SEO and Content Marketing Specialist Job Opening – Dallas Texas Area
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Here at GlobeRunner , we have an immediate need for a Search Engine Optimization / Content Marketing Specialist. If you have some experience with SEO and understand content marketing, or have SEO knowledge and have Public Relations experience, we’d love to talk to you. Search Engine Marketing Jobs Pay is hourly and DOE. No agencies or other outsourced solutions.
50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action
JULY 10, 2013
It’s no exaggeration to say that smartphones and tablets are the biggest thing to hit marketing since the internet appeared. Mark Donovan, SVP of Marketing at ComScore recently stated “this pronounced shift in consumer behavior is simply too large for [companies] to ignore.” Image credit: Watchakarun/freedigitalphotos.net. Mobile Marketing Statistics on Technology.
Still here – 6 years of blogging and 4 years of data…
The Way of the Web
APRIL 30, 2012
Either way I’ve constantly veered between writing about marketing and journalism, with the occasional posts about blogging and more personal topics. The real value of this site: But that’s ignoring the real value that this site has given me and continues to deliver: Leads for my digital content and marketing business – I don’t need to reach a million people, if I reach 20 or 30 that want to hire TheWayoftheWeb to provide content, marketing or training. Has Microsoft made a major marketing mistake? Blogging dying? Buffer.
[Interview] How Hashtags Increased Peru’s Blood Donor List By 1840%
JULY 6, 2016
Utilising one of the most prominent vehicles of social media data , hashtags, they assisted the Peruvian Red Cross in getting thousands of people to become volunteer blood donors. This is interesting data that can be used to inform the strategy for future campaigns run by the Red Cross.” Social Strategy Social Media Data Social Media InterviewsWhat led to that decision?
Search Engine Market Share for December 2013
JANUARY 17, 2014
Every month about this time, comScore releases their data for the search engine market share for the previous month. Google’s search engine market share rose.6 Google’s search engine market share is 67.3 percent, Microsoft (Bing) went up.1 The current market share (as of December 2013) is as follows: Google – 67.3%. percent to 18.2 had 10.8