Events such as The Great Crash, which happened 85 years ago, occur every so often. Most recently, was the late housing market crash starting late in 2008. What causes these speculative bubbles, sometimes known as manias? The short answer is human nature. John Maynard Keynes called this “animal spirits.” Keynes meant that when business owners and investors make decisions, they study the numbers. Ho
By James Stotter on Oct 31, 2014
Marketers hate certain words. Spoken or written phrases such as big data, viral, snackable content, bleeding edge, all result in rolled eyes and ignited gag reflexes. But the annoyance is justified. Usually, when marketers create content or gather at events, they overuse these words. They’re easy to throw around but don’t really help others improve their marketing strategies. Many marketers were w
By Ashtyn Douglas on Oct 31, 2014
Boston is home to the first public beach. It also boasts famous past and present residents like Ben Affleck, Julia Child, Tom Brady and John F. Kennedy. It hosts the deepest tunnel in America. And, as most sports enthusiasts know, it holds the oldest Major League Park still in use. Boston will also be home to the 2015 DMA Annual Conference and Exhibit, a global event for data-driven marketers runn
By Ashtyn Douglas on Oct 31, 2014
Kesila Childers has a sense of joy about her when she talks about her role at Bunim/Murray Productions. Childers, who is VP of Digital Media, seems to delight in the challenges she faces as a content creator/digital marketer in an ever-evolving landscape. Where does that joy derive from? It’s the passion for what she does mixed with where the industry is headed and the excitement of the untapped p
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Oct 31, 2014
I’ve met more marketers in the past few days than I have in my lifetime. Which isn’t that bizarre given the fact I’ve been at the 2014 DMA Annual Conference and Exhibit in San Diego, mingling with hundreds of advertising, sales and marketing professionals. I’ve rubbed shoulders with seasoned veterans and lunched with young professionals just breaking into the industry, eager to optimize small mark
By Ashtyn Douglas on Oct 29, 2014
ad:tech NY has a reputation for impressive keynotes from impactful speakers. Dawn Wayt, director of marketing and head of social media for American Greetings, will undoubtedly sustain this reputation as a speaker for ad:tech NY 2014's closing keynote, "Demystifying Viralness." As a 20-year consumer marketing veteran, Wayt has seen several shifts in the industry as technology reshaped how businesse
By Aaron Lanton on Oct 29, 2014
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