A dangerous misconception about content marketing

Blogs shouldn't be filled with too many keywords and cheap advertising phrases.

Content marketing drives sales, but not in the way so-called "experts" think it does.
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How well is social media integrated into your marketing strategy?

Most firms' social media integration could use some improvement.

In this day and age, any company that hasn't integrated social media into its marketing strategy is missing out.
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Data, emotion central components of modern marketing

Emotion drives customer interactions, depending on how well businesses express it.

Identifying popular sentiment and incorporating those emotions into marketing strategies is a smart way to go.
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  • Marketing Analytics

    Dentsu Aegis Network Acquires Forbes Consulting Group

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