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5 Big Brands Confirm That Content Marketing Is the Key to Your Consumer
November 29, 2012

2012 has been the year of growth for content marketing. Brands have begun to embrace the discipline as a vital part of their overall strategy. What was once a conversation on “why content marketing?” has turned into a conversation on “how to.” Here’s how five leading brands are developing content their consumers want. Virgin Mobile recently launched "Virgin Mobile Live," a social newsroom that publishes content several times daily. Featuring new music, apps and Web memes, "Virgin Mobile Live" shares content across a host of social communities including Facebook, Buzzfeed, Twitter and Instagram. To date, the site is averaging more

Friendly Prospects
April 1, 2012

Social prospecting is still young in marketing years. Finding the best way to reach qualified prospects requires trial-and-error testing. The basic rules are similar to other direct marketing methods: Give people a reason to connect and get as much access to communicate with them as you can. Instead of accumulating likes, follows and pluses that do little to grow your business, use the platforms to capture email addresses so you can connect with customers and prospects on a one-to-one basis.

Acxiom Corp. Names Scott Howe CEO and President
July 28, 2011

Marketing services company Acxiom Corp. named Scott Howe CEO and president on July 27, prior to its fiscal first quarter 2012 earnings call. The Little Rock, Ark.-based company reported a 6.9% year-over-year revenue increase to $288.9 million in the period. Howe previously served as corporate VP of Microsoft's advertising business groups and worked in various executive positions at interactive company aQuantive, which was acquired by Microsoft for $6 billion in 2007.