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3 examples of technology disrupting marketing, according to Chiefmartec Scott Brinker

3 examples of technology disrupting marketing, according to Chiefmartec Scott Brinker

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Digital transformation is one of those marketing terms that’s so overused (we’re guilty of it, too) that, what does it even mean anymore? To Scott Brinker, HubSpot’s VP of Platform Ecosystem who is also known as Chiefmartec, the term refers to the way organizations evolve to take better advantage of marketing technology. When he created the now-famous MarTech Landscape […]

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Q+A with TGI Fridays' Sherif Mityas

Q+A with TGI Fridays’ Sherif Mityas

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When you think of artificial intelligence, what are the first names to come to mind? We’re guessing you answered that question in your head with Microsoft, Google or Amazon, and not TGI Fridays. Still, over the last year and a half, AI has become a big enough part of the brand’s overall strategy that Chief […]

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Google, Amazon and the relationship between paid search and ecommerce

Google, Amazon and the relationship between paid search and ecommerce

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Last year, digital ad spend totaled $209 billion worldwide, finally surpassing TV. That’s great news for the industry, particularly Google and Facebook, who took home about 60% of that revenue. The duopoly’s dominance is projected to wane, mostly at the hands of—who else?—Amazon. The quintessential retail disruptor, Amazon now poses an increasing threat to Google, […]

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Personalized video and the future of marketing

Personalized video and the future of marketing

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By the time you’ve finished reading this sentence, 30 hours of videos will have been uploaded to YouTube. It sounds like a lot (well, it is a lot) but people can’t get enough video content. As of February, YouTube users were watching nearly 1 billion hours of videos per day. At the same time, personalization […]

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Flashback to the forecast: Revisiting our 2017 predictions

ClickZ’s top 5 tech predictions for 2018

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It’s officially 2018 and ClickZ is a digital marketing publication. It’s time to make a prediction or five about which technologies are going to make the biggest impact over the next year. Prediction 1: AI will only get bigger To make predictions about the impact of artificial intelligence is almost like predicting that the sun will […]

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How four travel brands are using AI for a better experience

How four travel brands are using AI for a better experience

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Google “the year of artificial intelligence” and the search results definitively bestow that title on 2017. Forbes said so back in February. Google and Microsoft have both declared pivots from mobile-first to “AI-first.” An amazing-but-creepy robot has made the talk show circuit. And of course, AI has increasingly become a priority for marketers. In fact, […]

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How the GDPR promises to improve personalization

How the GDPR promises to improve personalization

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When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May, marketers will need explicit consent from EU residents to store or use any of their data. The regulation comes with a hefty fine, so marketers have at least 20 million reasons to comply. This will ultimately result in greater transparency and greater trust, which […]

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Increased transparency and increased trust

Increased transparency and increased trust

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In just six months, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially goes into effect. Marketers will no longer be allowed to collect, store or use the personal data of any European Union (EU) citizen without their explicit consent. Compliance is non-negotiable, given the huge financial ramifications. On the surface, the regulation may sound draconian. But […]

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A matter of trust: What are you doing with my data?

A matter of trust: What are you doing with my data?

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Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence keep making it easier for people to have brand experiences without interacting with an actual human being. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 85% of consumers will manage their relationships without ever talking to anyone. What sets the brands dominating digital transformation apart is their ability to make the most of […]

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