Artificial Intelligence: The Real Deal for Data Management

Marketers discuss the future of smart data collection and interpretation   Sometimes you just want a Diet Coke. Sure, it’s made with artificial sweetener, but it’s still a soda. Plus, you can enjoy it guilt-free. In the same way, advances in AI marketing trends may be artificial, but they’re no less effective. You’ve already heard me introduce some ideas about...

email testing

The ABCs of A/B Testing

In my last job, I spent most of my days talking about email. Discussions about strategy and execution for Welcome Campaigns, Win-backs, Newsletters… you name it. A topic that came up frequently, no matter the type of email campaign, was A/B testing. In fact, clients’ interest in A/B testing was sometimes so high, the question of “What should we be...

user experience

Use ‘Em, Don’t Abuse ‘Em

Tips to ensure your team has a great website user experience Imagine walking into a store, knowing what you want to find… and then turning the store upside down trying to locate it. If you went into Target to buy coffee, but the lights were all shut off, music was blaring over the sound system, and it turned out the...

Pitching for People

How recruitment marketing is changing the way we hire and retain talent. Back in the olden days, job hunting required the newspaper classifieds and a Sharpie. Today, talent acquisition has become big business, with companies offering everything from childcare to grownup-sized playgrounds to entice top prospects. Many companies are now finding that sending their HR departments out to job fairs,...

Branded House vs. House of Brands

What your brand architecture means for your business Ever gone house hunting? If so, you may have been asked by a realtor about your style preferences. Mid-century ranch? Colonial two-story? Cape Cod or bungalow? Whatever your taste, the architecture of a house is what speaks to you. It tells you how the house is built and what you can expect...