Amazon’s Cloud Is Raining Tunes

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How smart is Amazon.com? If their latest move to improve its music store is any indication, they’re smarter than all their competition. According to Time, Amazon’s new “Auto-Rip” gives customers a free online version of any album they buy — or have bought on Amazon in the last 15 years. I just logged in to […]

J&J Continues To Meet Its Customers At Common Points of Interest

There are 2,000 people, many from prominent client organizations, currently gathered in Orlando for the 2012 Association of National Advertisers’ Masters of Marketing conference. One client-side marketer of note, Kimberly Kadlec of Johnson & Johnson, said from the stage today, “We are responsible to connect with people in ways that are instructive and not disruptive.” […]

Brands Who Are Also Publishers Also Publish Ads

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Every company is a media company. You hear this line from me all the time, typically as an argument for content marketing. What I don’t often discus is how brands can also profit by running ads (often from competitors) on their brand-sponsored media properties, like Target does at Target.com. Newsosaur Alan D. Mutter, writing in […]

Want To Reach People? Great, What Is Your Basis of Conversation?

Great Recipes, Dinner Ideas and Quick & Easy Meals from Kraft Foods

I love to hear from clients who know their stuff. Julie Fleischer, Director of Content Strategy & Integration at Kraft Foods, knows her stuff. In an interview with Forbes she explains in terms crystalline what it takes to be a successful content marketer. The most important question to answer is “what is your basis of […]

So Much Better Than A “Like” On Facebook

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Eyeglasses purveyor, Warby Parker, did something right. We know this because Marsha, a customer from New Orleans, conveyed her brand love in a box of goodies from the Crescent City. I’ll take beignets from Cafe Du Monde over a Facebook “Like” every time.

When Brands Matter, People Care. Otherwise Not So Much.

According to Havas Media, the people you’re trying to reach today don’t like you and don’t want to hear from you. In fact, the agency’s new study (that took into account the views of 50,000 consumers across 14 international markets) found that most people would not care if 70% of brands ceased to exist. Hernan […]

The Promise of Actionable Data Made Real

CRM 365

Data on consumer activity and preferences is abundant today, but the ability to work with it, to turn it into meaningful insights that impact the brand’s bottom line, is not. Hence, the need for Digitas’ latest offering, CRM365. Based in New York City, CRM365 launches with 45 people and will partner with VivaKi digital and […]

Relationship Marketing Or Bust

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Kim Kadlec, worldwide VP of marketing at Johnson & Johnson, spoke at the OMMA Global conference on Tuesday morning in New York City. According to Marketing Daily, Kadlec said “the art of courtship” has been sacrificed to the speed of communications. “It’s overwhelming, but as marketers we have to shift from reach and frequency to […]