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Digital CMO Series: Andy Sims, Director of Global Advertising, Skype

“Branding means so much more than raising awareness – it’s about activation, evangelism and engagement.” Andy Sims, Skype With over 145 million active users each month – Skype is a go-to technology for the “always connected” consumer. But how can marketers take advantage of Skype’s capabilities to reach these consumers? At the Digital CMO Summit, Andy Simms, Director of Global Advertising at Skype shares his perspective on how brands can

Top 3 Reasons Why the Digital CMO Summit is the Best Event in the Industry

Here at Compete we know it’s not nice to brag but when it comes to our annual event The Digital CMO Summit – it’s hard not to. Each year it gets bigger and better and has quickly become a “must attend” event of the industry.  Here are the top three reasons why… Reason #1:  The killer line-up of speakers that the event attracts each year. Arianna Huffington, President, Huffington Post

Kantar Media’s Compete Releases Ranking of Top 50 Websites for May 2011

IPO Fever and Big News Stories Fuel Healthy Gains in Site Traffic BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) – Kantar Media’s Compete today released its ranking of the top 50 websites for May 2011. Significant changes during the month included traffic increases to LinkedIn.com, Groupon.com and Skype.com amid speculation about IPOs and acquisitions. Also of note, explosive growth in traffic to online news sites, presumably driven by the bin Laden capture, the Schwarzenegger flap, Oprah’s

Digital CMO Summit 2011- Day 2 Wrap-up

Before we jump into the Day 2 Wrap-up — a few highlights from Thursday afternoon. Attendees enjoyed doing the following activities: Golf at Audobon Park A private Culinary Experience with Dominique The “History, Highlights, Hope” Tour of New Orleans Braving the Bayou We all reconvened at the Roosevelt for a terrific (and authentic) Mardi Gras Float down to Tipitinas. Here is a quick picture, links to more on our Facebook

Talk is Cheap – Verizon Wireless to Allow Skype Calls

Starting today, Verizon Wireless will allow the use of Skype’s Internet calling service on some of its smartphones.  At first glance, this move doesn’t seem to make much sense.  Why would Verizon Wireless allow customers to place calls for free when it generates millions of dollars in monthly calling plan fees?  The top brass at Verizon Wireless hasn’t decided to give away something that many are gladly paying for; in