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OneSpot, a content marketing platform powered by Content Sequencing, announced it has launched its proprietary technology on the Oracle Marketing AppCloud. OneSpot's email module, InBox, helps marketers automatically personalize and sequence email communications with Oracle Marketing Cloud. The Oracle Marketing AppCloud is one of the industry's most comprehensive marketing technology ecosystems, offering Oracle customers a broad set of marketing apps and data services to extend and optimize their technology investments.
Posted Feb 25, 2016
Prior to the launch of Boomtrain Editor, the company says there was no way to upload existing HTML newsletters and turn them into a dynamic, 1:1 personalized template, without a team of supporting engineers to assist. This new capability now makes it possible for marketers to edit their existing HTML newsletters or build their own from scratch to include dynamic personalization.
Posted Feb 23, 2016
Sponsored content is becoming a bigger part of the content marketing and publishing business. Here are three reasons brands should consider investing in sponsored content in 2016.
Posted Feb 18, 2016
Akoonu, Inc. announced that it has expanded its strategic marketing platform to include a Content Planning module, which provides collaborative features, frameworks, and workflows enabling B2B marketers to develop strategic content plans from ideation through descriptive briefs. Through integration with the Akoonu Audience and Brand modules, the Content Planning module helps guide marketers to create buyer-centric content plans balanced to address purchaser needs across all personas and journey stages, giving Marketing and Sales the content coverage they need to engage and nurture all buyers throughout the entire funnel.
Posted Feb 16, 2016
With the release of a series of algorithmic updates over the past few years, Google has upended the internet landscape and the world of website owners. Suddenly, website owners discovered that they could no longer drive traffic through the use of generic, bland, and repetitive content. Suddenly, quality content was king once again. Content mills--such as Demand Media--quickly gave way to sites such as Contently and content marketing firms willing to pay top prices for unique, high-quality content specifically created to address niche audience needs.
Posted Feb 08, 2016
It's almost time for nachos, hot wings, commercials, and football. It's Super Bowl weekend, a good time for marketers to grab the attention of millions of Americans-even if you don't have $5 million for a 30-second ad. The sheer ubiquity of social media and, more and more, social video, make it possible for DIY marketers to get their fair share of Super Bowl attention.
Posted Feb 05, 2016
Skyword Inc., a content marketing technology and services company, announced that it has patented a technique for content categorization, search, and discovery by a community of users. Skyword's invention covers the ability to refine search results using these facets and facet values. Skyword currently uses this technique within its content marketing platform to provide marketers with a search tool to discover and gain greater insight into storytellers, influencers, topics, and assets.
Posted Feb 04, 2016
ScribbleLive announced that it has acquired Visually, a content creation platform. The integration of the two companies' platforms and solutions will create an all-in-one content marketing platform that marries data science with content creation.
Posted Feb 02, 2016
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Posted Jan 26, 2016
Yahoo! Inc. announced a new video series on Yahoo, Cities Rising: Rebuilding America, sponsored by H&R Block. Hosted by Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, the series takes a look at urban renewal, positive changes, and growth in cities across America. In the new series, Couric visits different cities and explores how each is making pivotal changes to reinvent itself and reinvigorate the lives of the people in those communities.
Posted Jan 21, 2016
Skyword announced the launch of Skyword Analytics + GA, a new integration in its content marketing software platform that combines data from Google Analytics with the storytelling metrics native to Skyword's platform. Featuring an integration with Google Analytics, Skyword says it gives its customers a holistic view of the health of their content marketing program and enables marketers to optimize the quality of the stories they publish.
Posted Jan 19, 2016
Contently launched a new study, Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry. Between November 24 and December 2, 2015, Contently surveyed 632 marketers with an online survey of 25 questions. Of the respondents, 31% identi?ed as B2B marketers, 18% identi?ed as B2C marketers, while another 49% work across B2B and B2C businesses.
Posted Jan 14, 2016
In just under two decades we've witnessed abrupt changes in how many businesses operate. Ordering toilet paper online would have seemed absolutely absurd ten years ago. However, getting similar household items online is becoming more and more commonplace. Want to find a good restaurant? A quick Google search and some Yelp reviews will help you zero in. And businesses cannot survive without a web presence. Things have definitely changed, and this has only been accelerated by the smartphones we carry with us wherever we go.
Posted Jan 13, 2016
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo struck a chord with readers last year. Everyone from pack rats to neat freaks turned to the book to help them get their homes in order. And bloggers jumped on the decluttering bandwagon, helping people who didn't read the book get some use out of it as well. But the more I read about cleaning out my closets and desk drawers, the more I realized Marie Kondo has wisdom for content marketers as well.
Posted Jan 11, 2016
Content marketing is every where. It's so ubiquitous it can be easy to turn a blind eye to it. if your email inbox is anything like mine, you're constantly being bombarded with white papers, newsletters, and infographics. It's easy to start ignoring them. But once in a while, an example of really great content marketing leaps out at you--often when you least expect it. Here are my favorites from 2015.
Posted Jan 08, 2016
New Year's may have come and gone, but it's never too late to make resolutions, predictions, or even predictions about predictions for the coming year. Case in point: Even though it's been a few weeks since Hotwire PR released its annual Communications Trends Report-which forecasts significant trends for marketers in 2016--many industry professionals are still digesting the published prognostications and determining which will develop into viable trends.
Posted Jan 04, 2016
When it comes to a content strategy, the goal is often fairly simple to define. You may want to generate more qualified leads, get more press coverage, support client success, or whatever it may be. The plan, however, is where things get a little more tricky. No matter what it is you're planning, I believe you can only change three variables when it comes to content strategy. And they all start with the letter "C": content, channels, and contributors.
Posted Dec 24, 2015
What content do employees want to share on social media? And why do they think that it's valuable to share this information there? Surprisingly, no one has ever thought to ask non-C-level employees their thoughts on sharing content-until now. Trapit, a company that enables social media content sharing by employees, commissioned what it calls the first survey of rank-and-file employees about their thoughts on sharing company information on social media.
Posted Dec 16, 2015
Content marketing is for failures. As this relatively new (or old, depending who you ask) discipline of digital marketing works through a few awkward-and sometimes painful-growth spurts, one pattern seems to pervade: You will almost definitely get it wrong before you get it right.
Posted Dec 14, 2015
In 2008, when Seth Godin, marketing wizard, proclaimed that "content marketing is all the marketing left!" it was not a signal to brands and companies to create and distribute reams of messaging disguised as content to their target audience. But in many cases, that is exactly what happened.
Posted Dec 11, 2015
ScribbleLive, a data-driven content marketing platform, announced a new integration with Hootsuite, a widely used social relationship platform, as part of its open platform initiative. The ScribbleLive App for Hootsuite, now available in the Hootsuite App Directory, helps content and social media teams collaborate together to achieve greater reach and engagement with their target audiences.
Posted Dec 10, 2015
Avid travelers have a unique lifestyle. They're curious. They're adventurous. And most of all, they value the experience of travel. Marriott rents hotel rooms. Or does it?
Posted Dec 08, 2015
You may have recently noticed a podcast renaissance of sorts. The success of Serial woke many brands, marketers, journalists, and more up to the power of the podcast. As a result, podcasts are popping up in almost every facet of business with renewed purpose, and targeting new audiences.
Posted Nov 30, 2015
Kaon Interactive, a provider of interactive 3D sales and marketing engagement applications, announced three new capabilities aimed at engaging prospects in the ‘now moment,' resulting in a faster understanding of B2B business benefits through the buyers' journey.
Posted Nov 19, 2015
Rodale has been undergoing a lot of change. As the company shifts from being a publisher to being a "healthy living company," it also made a change at the top-with president Scott Schulman stepping down and Maria Rodale becoming active in the company once again, according to Folio. And now the company has closed down Rodale Grow, its content marketing group.
Posted Nov 19, 2015