Amazon’s Performance Secrets

4 Amazon pillars infographic

It was a great honor to present at the inaugural ClickZ Live in New York this week. I was asked to share some of what I presented. For years we have paid careful attention to Amazon, and I shared a few secrets we have discovered about what makes them so incredibly successful. Say what you will … [Read more...]

SXSW, Not All That Keeps CMOs Up at Night

what is keeping the cmo awake

It sounds like IT, not marketing! Data breach, identity protection, customer security - these are terms that never concerned marketers much. The breaches that retailers Target, Neiman Marcus, Zappos, and other brands like Evernote, Living Social, LinkedIn, and Adobe suffered have impacted the way … [Read more...]

Can I Help Inspire Your Organization to Change in 2 Links?

intelligent-brand-framework

I want to share two links I reviewed last week that will hopefully change the way you look at digital marketing & advertising and the way you manage data in your organization. Digital marketing seems to push people to be more analytical in their approach and there is nothing wrong with that, but … [Read more...]

Super Bowl 2014 Advertisers: Did They Win the Search Game?

Video thumbnail for youtube video Super Bowl 2014 Advertisers: Did They Win the Search Game? by @TheGrok

There were many aspects of Sunday's game that left people quite disappointed. Forget the game. I don't even want to comment on the persuasiveness of the Super Bowl television ads. Today, we are just going to look at how well those advertisers did at blocking and tackling the digital marketing … [Read more...]

Why Everything You Thought About Mobile Might be Wrong

My mobile

Today marks my 13th anniversary writing for ClickZ. I have seen change happen more slowly than I believed possible and more rapidly than I could notice in this evolving digital marketing space. So, is 2014 the year of mobile? Do you remember every time over the last decade, when everyone claimed … [Read more...]