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Samsung Profit Tops Estimates on S7, Lower Marketing Costs

Samsung Electronics Co. reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts estimates, fueled by stronger sales for Galaxy S7 smartphones and aggressive cost cuts. Net income, excluding minority interests, was 5.83 trillion won ($5.1 billion) in the period ended June, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in a filing Thursday. That compares […]

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Explore the changing landscape of digital marketing in a special #Mashies Twitter chat

Image: Mashable Composite Digital media is constantly in an ebb and flow of change. The things that were relevant to us a year ago are now considered obsolete. As leaders in such a fluctuating market, how do marketers keep up with these changes and stay on the cusp of the […]

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Why marketing transformation is about as meta as it gets

Image: pixabay The creative geniuses on your marketing team have achieved what seemed impossible a mere six months ago: They’ve developed an exciting campaign using a trendy technology — an artificially intelligent chatbot, deployed on the website and on social media — in a way that’s simultaneously on-brand, cost-conscious, and […]

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Google Attribution is a free and easy way to evaluate marketing efforts

At Googles Marketing Next conference, the company isannouncing a newbeta forGoogle Attribution, a free tool for examining the role that different marketing strategies play in customer purchasing decisions. Regardless of device or marketing channel, Google wants Attribution to be a home for evaluating marketing campaigns. By creating a tight loop […]

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Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Growth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders Born in 2010, the term “growth hacker” was first defined by Sean Ellis as “a person whose true north is growth” … someone with a “burning desire to connect your target market with your must-have solution.”  […]

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Photoslurp bags $870k for its shop the look UGC marketing platform

Bootstrapping Barcelona-based visual commerce startup Photoslurp has taken its first external funding: Announcing €750,000 (~$870k) in pre-Series A financing, led by Spanish VC Inveready Technology Investment Group, with participation from Bankinter VC, Caixa Capital Risc and ICF. The team’s SaaS platform is designed for brands to build influence by leveraging user generated […]

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Predictive marketing startup Reflektion raises $12M for international expansion

Reflektion, a marketing startup that uses predictive analytics to increase conversion rates on e-commerce sites, has raised $12 million to support its international expansion plans. The new funding is an extended Series B round led by Hasso Plattner, with participation from returning investors Battery Ventures and Clear Ventures. Reflektion has […]

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Persados software-generated marketing messages can now be emotionally manipulative

There are few fields that have embraced the marketing potential and self-mythologizing power of machine learning as readily as marketing. Indeed, few industries seem more perfectly matched to this particular cultural moment of hype, obfuscation, outsized claims and flim-flammery as the modern sales industry. So it’s little wonder that an […]

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