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The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Maximizing Marketing Data: Turning Immediacy Into Impact, Even Small Companies Can Tap Big Data If They Know Where to Look, Curating Content Or Creating It: Which Drives More B2B Conversions, and Don’t Dismiss Broad Match: It’s Come A Long Way.

What is the Best Approach to Marketing a Mobile Payment Platform?

What difference is there between Square and LevelUp? They are mobile payment platforms, but I think the difference lies not in what they do, but how they do it. The brand names seem barely distinguishable, however, they actually describe the ways these companies are distinct. Square and LevelUp take completely different routes to acquire new business. But whose strategy is most effective?

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: The best 404 pages around the web, five secrets to sharing content 15 times per day, effective B2B lead generation methods, and why you should be on Reddit.

3 Strategies to Impact Your Consumer’s Path-to-Purchase

Image from: Maze image / Shutterstock I want you to take a moment to look around you. How many Internet-enabled devices do you own? I currently have two in my direct line of sight (computer, phone) and one in my bag (laptop). Like you and I, consumers live in an ‘always on’ environment. Yet, because of the multiplicity of these devices, it has become increasingly difficult to trace a consumer’s

The Compete Weekly Pulse

Stop the vigils! Stop the eulogies! Email marketing is NOT dead, or so says an MarketingProfs and this stellar infographic. Far from it, actually. In fact, “9 in 10 marketers says email is their primary channel for lead generation.” Additionally, only around 4% of B2B marketers consider email “not very important” in the same sample. According to the infographic, the top objectives of emails, in ranked order, are lead generation,

The Compete Weekly Pulse

We hope everyone celebrating had a great Thanksgiving, and a productive (and safe!) Black Friday! Over the last week we announced a brand new bevy of research we’ve been working on with Twitter, looking at how Tweets influence online shopping. The pertinence is obvious; holiday shopping is here. We’re in the midsts of it. Knowing which strings to pluck is essential in maximizing holiday-timed campaigns. For instance, did you know

The Compete Weekly Pulse

Maybe you’ve heard, but the big news this week is that digital darling Pinterest has surpassed longstanding microblogging champion Tumblr in monthly Unique Visitors for the first time! Opinions and inferences have varied across the field, but one thing is for sure: neither curation site is going anywhere anytime quickly. Both have their appealing features, and so watching their interplay in the upcoming months is sure to be interesting. Are

The Weekly Pulse

This week our Weekly Pulse has a social theme, starting with an article posted by Digiday that tried to decrease the importance of social media ROI; they assert that we shouldn’t “trade short-term ROI for long-term value.” Do you think determine social media ROI is still important? Do you know what not to post on your brand’s Facebook page? Check out Mashable’s list of 10 Facebook Marketing Mistakes to Avoid.

DIGITAL CMO SERIES: Edwin Wong, Senior Director, B2B Strategic Research & Insights, Yahoo!

Edwin took the stage on Day three of the Digital CMO Summit and delivered his session Phase 2 of Video: Revolution Evolution. He shared how Yahoo! is helping brands understand how to best leverage the art of storytelling to better connect with consumers across paid, owned and earned (POE) media. Below Edwin provides a detailed summary of his session presented at the Digital CMO Summit. In 2009, Yahoo! commissioned a

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Daylight savings is in full force! If you haven’t gotten around to changing the stove or microwave, do so before you have a minor panic attack on the way to your next appointment! While changing the clocks takes a bit of adjusting to, it’s no excuse to miss out on some really great articles that were published this week. Here are some of our favorite reads that we felt online

The Weekly Compete Pulse

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably survived the peak of the brutal heat wave and are sitting next to your favorite air conditioner with your drink of choice in hand. But don’t let that giant ball of fire in the sky deter you from keeping up to date on online marketing news. C’mon, put down that lemonade (its okay, you can still sit next to the AC) and read along