Latest KFC ad earns industry ire for sexism and stereotypes in marketing

January 21, 2020

Via: CMO

At a time when brand purpose and brands standing for positive change is gaining traction in marketing and elsewhere, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is being condemned for another ‘sexist’ ad. Collective Shout has condemned a new KFC TV ad for […]

Big Data, Customer Data, News

Merkle launches digital advertising solution for retailers to monetize their customer data

January 20, 2020

Via: Marketing Land

This month, performance marketing agency Merkle launched New Stream Media, a service aimed at helping retailers develop and support media programs to monetize their customer data and sell advertising on and off of their own websites. The need. The offering […]

Marketing Technologies, Other Technologies

The Importance of a Contextual Marketing Strategy for Video

January 17, 2020

Via: Target Marketing

Media plan ROI will take center stage as more dollars move to digital in 2020. Previously, linear budgets were often allocated based on content adjacency and GRPs, with measurement coming in the form of share of voice and years-long media […]


2020: A Big Year for Media Spend Will Underscore Data’s Role in Marketing Strategy

January 17, 2020

Via: Target Marketing

With the longest U.S. economic growth span on record, one might think the wheels may be about to come off of the economy — and marketing spend along with it. Not so, says Bruce Biegel, senior marketing partner at The […]

Marketing Channels, Social Media Marketing, Web Advertising

How to Master YouTube SEO, in 10 Easy Steps

January 16, 2020

Via: The Content Strategist

Ask a lot of marketers about their YouTube SEO strategy, and you’ll get a blank stare. Most marketers invest in optimizing their website SEO, but they miss the massive opportunity to rank their video content on YouTube. YouTube SEO may […]

Marketing Channels, News, Traditional Marketing

The volatility of online political ads could be TV’s salvation in 2020

January 16, 2020

Via: Marketing Land

All the signs are that 2020 is going to be a turbulent, challenging year for marketers — digital marketers in particular. That’s the cold reality. But like a New Year’s Day polar bear plunge, a dose of cold reality can […]


Account-Based Marketing in a Nutshell

January 16, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

Personalized marketing campaigns have been a hot topic for some time now and for good reason—getting personal with your leads will help you close more deals. And since the stakes are high, it’s no wonder that 65% of B2B buyers […]

Marketing Channels, News, Social Media Marketing

LinkedIn Adds 3 New Features to Pages

January 15, 2020

Via: Adweek

LinkedIn revealed three new features for pages Wednesday: invite to follow, LinkedIn Live and the ability for page administrators to share updates from either their profiles or their pages, directly via the professional network’s homepage. The company said in a […]

Marketing Channels, News, Web Advertising

Google plans to drop support of ad-tracking technology

January 15, 2020

Via: Marketing Dive

Google’s plan to drop support for third-party cookies has been expected since last year amid announcements that included its proposed privacy sandbox, but the two-year deadline is new and could compound on the already high pressures impacting ad-tech vendors, publishers […]

Content Marketing, Marketing Technologies

Optum Uses Content Marketing to Educate Customers on the Opioid Epidemic

January 14, 2020

Via: Target Marketing

The “opioid epidemic” is a concept too large to fathom for many, with phrases like “tearing families apart” and “devastating communities” losing their meaning after repeated use. So, when marketers at Optum, a health services and innovation company, decided to […]