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No overused buzzwords at this marketing event

By Ashtyn Douglas 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 worried they’d drown in such clichéd catchphrases this week at the 2014 DMA Annual Conference and Exhibit. Thousands gathered at the San Diego Convention Center to take part in the premier global event dedicated to data-driven marketing, including one such attendee who expressed concern that this event would be just like the previous few she attended. “I’ve been to four marketing conferences this y

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