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MMW Op-Ed: Four Common Mistakes People Make When Using Programmatic Advertising

MMW Op Ed Four Common Mistakes People Make When Using Programmatic Advertising 300x209 MMW Op Ed: Four Common Mistakes People Make When Using Programmatic AdvertisingThe following is a guest contributed post to MMW from Kent Keilback, CEO of Admobix.

As marketers, brands, advertisers and media companies become more familiar with programmatic media buying, there are still some who are not utilizing it to its full potential; thus not optimizing their campaigns and ROI as effectively as they could be.

When buying programmatically, one must figure out if it will be effective for their specific campaign(s) that they’ll be running, be open-minded about new ways of advertising and have a solid marketing plan going in to it.

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Op-Ed: The 5 Best Ways to Totally Screw Up Your Marketing Video

Op Ed The 5 Best Ways to Totally Screw Up Your Marketing Video 300x199 Op Ed: The 5 Best Ways to Totally Screw Up Your Marketing VideoThe following is a guest contributed post from marketing expert and blogger Ginny Grimsley.

Online video marketing has become a staple, with 81 percent of companies producing video content for their websites and 69 percent producing it for social media, according to the 2014 Online Video Production Trends Report.

“There are loads of marketing videos on the web now, and some extremely effective,” says Jennifer Santoro, integrative marketing specialist and Chief Happiness Officer for InVidz Smart Video Technology. “But there are plenty that just don’t work.”

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The Need for Speed: Fast Mobile Sites are a Holiday Must

The Need for Speed Fast Mobile Sites are a Holiday Must 230x300 The Need for Speed: Fast Mobile Sites are a Holiday MustWhat does your online retail website need in order to be appealing to shoppers this holiday season? Speed, especially on your mobile site.

Web browsing on mobile devices is, when compared to the speed achieved on laptops and desktops, notoriously slow, and that means that consumers are more likely to backtrack and look for another website than remain on yours.

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First Mobile Marketing Qualification Launched by mCordis

First Mobile Marketing Qualification Launched by mCordis 300x199 First Mobile Marketing Qualification Launched by mCordismCordis has long been one of the leading companies in mobile marketing education and services.

This reality played a major role in helping the company become the first to offer an industry-accredited qualification for mobile marketing.

This particular program is designed to improve the education of those working in mobile marketing and also to lend validity to the knowledge those marketers already have.

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Tech More Important Than Ever This Holiday Season

Tech More Important Than Ever This Holiday Season 300x225 Tech More Important Than Ever This Holiday SeasonThough last year was one of the biggest holiday shopping seasons to date, it wasn’t quite as massive as some industry watchers predicted it would be, largely due to unforeseen impediments like winter storms and the dreaded Polar Vortex.

As a result of many shoppers being compelled to shop from home, there was a boom in eCommerce activity late in 2013, which left shipping companies overworked and having serious difficulty getting items delivered before the holidays.

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QR Codes Really ‘Branching’ Out

QR Codes Really Branching Out QR Codes Really Branching OutHave you ever been standing in a park, looked at a tree, and wondered, “What species is this?” In Matthews Park (in Norwalk, CT), each tree has been assigned its own QR code, so all you have to do is scan the code with your smartphone and you’ll be instantly transported to a world of information about that tree and its species.

But why? According to QRcodepress, this effort is an attempt to get individuals more interested in the world around them and to raise awareness about the importance of trees in the urban environment. Twenty-four of the species in the park are now equipped with quick response signage, which allows anyone in the immediate area to learn about the tree.

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As Mobile Email Viewing Increases Substantially, Will India’s Consumers Respond?

As Mobile Email Viewing Increases Substantially Will India’s Consumers Respond 300x192 As Mobile Email Viewing Increases Substantially, Will India’s Consumers Respond?There are two things that can be said about email marketing in the United States; it’s become a bit blasé because it’s been used so frequently, but it still works.

Yes, it’s a traditional marketing channel that doesn’t feel cutting edge, but it’s still being used by many innovative companies as they deal with the challenges of struggling to stay creative and get in front of as many eyes as possible.

In developing countries however, email marketing is still relatively new and, in countries like India, where more and more people are now opening and reading their email on mobile devices, the opportunities are growing fast.

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