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Martin Beck, From LA Times, Joins Marketing Land As Social Media Correspondent

It’s a pleasure to announce that the Third Door Media editorial staff is growing again. Martin Beck will be joining the news team that produces both MarketingLand.com and SearchEngineLand.com as our new Social Media Correspondent. His first day will be Monday, March 3rd. Martin comes to us from the Los Angeles Times, where he served […]


How Adobe Used Twitter Lead Gen Cards To Drive Enrollments For A Brand New Online College [Case Study]

Anyone involved in marketing online higher education programs knows how competitive the space is. How is a new school with no name recognition supposed to compete with the plethora of institutions vying for attention at a reasonable cost-per-lead? This was the challenge Adobe faced in marketing their client Mount Washington College. Though it’s owned by […]


Get To Know: IBM Social Business Global Marketing Program Director

Michelle Killebrew leads the go-to-market strategy for IBM Social Business. Her team focuses on messaging, solutions, and value content to shape the new definition of what defines a social business, and how organizations can embrace this next information revolution in the workforce. “I am passionate about marketing, especially innovative online marketing strategies that deliver a […]


Get To Know: ExactTarget’s Marketing Insights VP

Jeff Rohrs is a recovering attorney, bacon-lover, and diet Coke addict who heads up ExactTarget’s Marketing Insights Team – a rag-tag bunch of awesome folks specializing in content marketing, social media and thought-leadership. His first book, AUDIENCE: Marketing In the Age of Subscribers, Fans & Followers was published by Wiley in December. He also co-created […]


Get To Know: Trueffect’s Chief Marketing Officer

Tim Mayer, Chief Marketing Officer of Trueffect is well-known in the industry having been both a keynote and conference speaker at numerous online shows, including SMX. Tim directs Trueffect marketing with an extensive background as a product manager, product marketer, direct marketer, and general manager. He came to Trueffect from Trada, a crowdsourced paid search […]


The Inside Scoop From An Ad Agency Search Pro: 5 Questions With Lowe Campbell Ewald’s SEO Manager

The world of ad agencies has come a long way since Mad Men’s Don Draper was running things. To be considered a full service agency today, social and search teams are now integral to an agency’s overall offerings. Hillary Glaser serves as Lowe Campbell Ewald’s SEO Manager, an ad agency that defines itself as a, […]


Get To Know: HootSuite’s VP Of Marketing

As the VP of Marketing for HootSuite, Dee Anna McPherson leads marketing strategy for the popular social media management platform. She is responsible for driving growth and building the company’s global brand. Before joining the HootSuite team, McPherson served as VP of Marketing at Yammer, where she established Enterprise Social Networking as a new category […]


Get To Know: The CEO Of MobileMoxie

Cindy Krum, CEO & Founder of MobileMoxie is a highly sought after conference speaker, presenting and training in-house teams throughout the US and around the world. She also serves as faculty at Rutgers University, teaching mobile marketing in a Digital Mini-MBA program, and soon, a dedicated semester-long mobile marketing course. People describe Cindy’s training style […]


Big & Small Businesses Use Most Of The Same Marketing Technologies … With This One Exception

When it comes to the use of marketing technologies, enterprise-level companies and small businesses have a lot more in common than you might think. In our Marketing Land 2014 Marketing Technology Survey, more than 90 percent of SMBs and enterprise companies said they use analytics software. More than 70 percent of both groups use email […]


10 Big Brands That Were Penalized By Google, From Rap Genius To The BBC

It’s been a busy year already with big brands getting hit by Google penalties. First came Rap Genius, slammed so hard that you couldn’t find it for its own name. Then came Expedia’s suspected penalty that may have hurt its traffic. But these are also a familiar tune. Big brand violates Google’s rules, gets in trouble […]


Get To Know: The Wizard Of Moz

To anyone working in the search marketing field over the past decade, Rand Fishkin needs no introduction. He is the cofounder, and Wizard of Moz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O’Reilly Media, co-founded Inbound.org, and was named on PSBJ’s 40 Under 40 List and BusinessWeek’s 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30. Rand is […]


Managing Your Digital Ad Dollars As More Consumers Move Online: 5 Questions With Eyeview’s CEO

Eight days later, and most of us have recovered from our Super Bowl ad hangovers, but what’s a brand to do now that the biggest night in television advertising has come and gone? According to Eyeview CEO Oren Harnevo, brands that can afford both television and digital advertising should be leveraging their digital ad dollars […]


Get To Know: The CMO For Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

Debby Richman serves as Chief Marketing Officer for the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Founded in 1999 when it mounted its first tiny home to a trailer, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company designs and builds small, archetypal houses-to-go, ranging from 117 to 172-square feet. Along with delivering houses-to-go, Richman’s company also offers workshops, building plans, educational materials […]


Au Contraire, Ad Contrarian: In Defense Of Digital Advertising

Bob Hoffman is an advertising legend — a seasoned ad executive who has gained a reputation as one of the most influential advertising bloggers. His books, The Ad Contrarian and 101 Contrarian Ideas About Advertising, top the Amazon bestseller list for advertising. Most of the time, I find myself whole-heartedly agreeing with his terse tweets […]


Yep, Twitter Was A Real-Time Marketing Circus On Super Bowl Sunday

A really smart guy (cough-ME-cough) recently predicted that Twitter would be a “carnival of brands” trying to newsjack the Super Bowl, hoping to score points with consumers during real-time marketing’s biggest stage of the year. While I’m patting myself on the back for what was an obvious prediction to make — seriously, did anyone expect […]


Facebook Maps Super Bowl Fan Engagement From 185 Million Conversations

Facebook reported earlier today that 50 million people (“unique people”) globally were communicating about the Super Bowl via the site or apps last night. The 50 million people apparently had 185 million “interactions.” That’s roughly 3.7 interactions per person on average. Facebook has been eager to insert itself into real-time communication about live events and […]


Super Bowl 2014 Commercials: How Did Advertisers Perform in Search Engines?

It’s year number six of tracking how Super Bowl ads compelled us to search and just how well advertisers take advantage of all that searching. How did advertisers fare this year? Better than in earlier years, mostly because they are learning to keep it simple. But they’re not necessarily doing better in search on purpose. […]


Get To Know: HubSpot CMO Mike Volpe

In early 2007, Mike Volpe joined HubSpot as the company’s fifth employee. With Volpe serving as chief marketing officer, HubSpot has since grown from 10 to 10,000 customers, expanded from 5 to 650 employees, and raised $100 million in venture capital. Under Volpe’s leadership, HubSpot has won more than 30 marketing awards and has been […]


It’s True: @JCPenney Might Have Won The Super Bowl Buzz

Last year, Oreo had its big moment “newsjacking” the Super Bowl, crashing in with a tweet about the event that won the buzz even though Oreo wasn’t an sponsor. This year, Oreo literally sat this one out — and JCPenney’s “mitten-garbled” tweets might have won. Twitter measurement company TweetReach says that JPC was the most-discussed non-sponsor […]


Twitter: More Super Bowl Tweets Than Ever, No Blackout Or Wardrobe Malfunction Required

Twitter’s shared that this year’s Super Bowl generated 24.9 million tweets, more than ever before, edging out last year’s record of 24.1 million tweets — and this without a blackout or any other unexpected events other than the Seattle Seahawks’s complete stomping of the Denver Broncos. Twitter is still churning through the data, but the […]


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