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Top Marketing Priorities for 2015: Data and Integration

If 2014 was the year of mobile marketing, 2015 will be the year of data and integrated marketing. At least those are the top priorities for marketers according to a new report from Marin Software based on a survey of 300 digital marketers in the United States and United Kingdom.

Of the top 10 priorities that marketers cited for 2015, seven are directly related to data and three are directly related to integration. Those three … Read the rest

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Do You See What I See? Reducing Online Tunnel Vision


Websites are like grocery store shelves – users pay selective attention to only certain items. 

Do you know what your readers are actually seeing on your website?

Of all the variables affecting the success of a box of cereal, grocery shelf positioning is at the top of the list. [1] In fact, the optimum shelf height for selling a box of cereal is 60 inches (152 cm) high [2].

The strategy behind grocery shelf placement … Read the rest

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Top Marketing Priorities for 2015: Data and Integration

If 2014 was the year of mobile marketing, 2015 will be the year of data and integrated marketing. At least those are the top priorities for marketers according to a new report from Marin Software based on a survey of 300 digital marketers in the United States and United Kingdom.

Of the top 10 priorities that marketers cited for 2015, seven are directly related to data and three are directly related to integration. Those three … Read the rest

Introduction to Corporate Eye


Paul talks about benchmarking, how some companies focus on the wrong things, and our approach, which provides tangible strategies that go beyond best practice for the things that matter to you.

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Careers


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Social Media Recruitment – Best Practice at Microsoft

I recently invited Carl Jones, founder and MD of Technically Compatible, to write a post for us about social media recruiting. Technically Compatible offer online skills testing software for recruitment.

Over to you Carl!

The permeation of social media into society has drastically altered the way individuals and companies interact with one another. There are now a myriad of channels at a brand’s disposal to get their message across. Recruitment in the digital age … Read the rest

Corporate governance


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Innovation Governance and Reverse Mentoring

My last post reviewed techniques some companies use to improve the technology knowledge of Board and C-Level executives. Executives need this knowledge to make effective Innovation Governance decisions. 

To be sure, not every innovation fully involves some type of technological influence,  however as McKinsey consultants indicate most do:

The technology lens assesses feasibility and often provides benefits that can create and sustain competitive advantage. Technology, broadly defined, is the enabler of almost all innovative products, services,

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Corporate social responsibility


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Responsible Business Summit: 15 Thoughts


Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend the 12th Annual Responsible Business Summit in London which was superbly hosted by Ethical Corporation. Having predominantly experienced investor relations conferences, I was full of enthusiasm for the wealth of new information and ideas about to assault my senses, and two full days later, I am pleased to say that it was an incredibly interesting and perhaps I could even say, an inspiring event.

A … Read the rest

 

Investor


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Evolution of the Annual Report

 

One year in, what lessons are there to learn about implementing the new strategic report?

At Communicate’s next conference in London, Evolution of the Annual Report, which will take place in early October, attendees will hear from a variety of speakers to find out how the first year of the new-style report has gone, and to hear best practice advice for next year’s reporting cycle.

We love to discover new best practice, and … Read the rest

Media


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Online Newsroom Essentials: Press Releases

Ever remember handing out a bulging folder packed with all your company’s details, press releases, and bios, called a ‘press kit’? Well the good news is, no-one has to lug around those heavy folders any more.

The Digital Switchover

Since the digital age is upon us, press kits as we know them have changed immensely, moving into an online format now known as a ‘newsroom’. The beauty of this new format is that, not only … Read the rest

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Searching for The Magic


What do you call that object you use to change the channels when you’re watching television?

In our house, we call it the pointy-click, which caused huge hilarity among the teens’ friends when this was revealed. It turned out, of course, that they all used different names for it… one called it the flicker-flacker, another called it the box, and so on. Personally, I think ‘pointy-click’ is very apt.

It didn’t seem as though anyone … Read the rest

 

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