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What GDPR Means for Brands

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a reminder to brands that protecting personal data is a serious business. The global rule, which went into effect on May 25, 2018, governs the way companies process the personal data of European users. Brands that don’t comply can face a hefty fine of up to 4% of […]

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Performance Marketing

5 Ways to Boost Local Marketing Efforts With Google Posts

There are times when it feels like it’s more likely you’ll get hit by a meteor than reach customers with your marketing messages. Organic reach continues to dwindle on social platforms. Cost per clicks (CPCs) and cost-per-thousand impressions (CPMs) continue to rise on Google and Facebook. More companies are competing for the same customers, and […]

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CX + Loyalty Performance Marketing Strategy

Can Creative and Data Peacefully Coexist?

Data gets a bad rap from creatives. Maybe it’s the fact that data is seen as linear and therefore a creativity killer. That its scale can be difficult to wrangle or whittle down into something actionable. Or that its eponymous reach is poised to take over the world (not really, of course). As lovers of […]

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Channel Partner Marketing Local Marketing Activation

4 Proven Brand-to-Local Marketing Tips

Because most customer experiences are local, brands have to align with their channel partners to ensure promotions, advertising, and marketing resonate at the local level. Providing channel partners with the right marketing tools, like through channel marketing automation or TCMA puts them in the best position to deliver outstanding customer experiences — and ultimately drive more […]

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Strategy

How Marketers Can Make Smart Use of Artificial Intelligence

Marketers often confuse the terms machine learning, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI), even using them interchangeably. They are interrelated but distinct, and those distinctions are important to consider. Understanding the nuances of these intelligence concepts can inform smart marketing decisions — and lead to solutions that meet business goals. What’s in a Name? Machine learning, […]

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Channel Partner Marketing Local Marketing Activation

How Brands Empower Channel Partners to Market Locally

Brands that rely on channel partners for local marketing efforts often face the following issues: Disparate processes and programs for advertising and co-op fund management A lack of visibility into partner advertising and promotional spend Inadequate advertising and business rules compliance Inefficient reporting and planning, which adversely affect budgeting Ineffective marketing program oversight with little […]

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Strategy

4 Ways to Build Brand Power

When you look at the world’s greatest brands — from Domino’s and Hershey’s to Gatorade and Google — at the center of success is a product or service people say they can’t live without or just don’t want to. But behind the scenes is the vision, strategy, and action plan necessary to achieve the business […]

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CX + Loyalty Performance Marketing Strategy

How Domino’s Achieved World Pizza Domination

It’s not an easy path to becoming the big cheese of the pizza industry. There’s the competition. Trendy new products. Changing consumer appetites. In order to stand out and refine a competitive edge, the differentiator has to be — quite literally — outside the box. Ansira has partnered with Domino’s for 15 years, first as […]

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Performance Marketing

Cambridge Analytica Scandal: Should Brands Hit Pause on Facebook Ads?

After news broke that a third-party Facebook app — Aleksandr Kogan’s popular personality quizzes — released the data of 50 million Facebook users to UK-based data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, the social media giant has been in the hot seat. Despite Facebook’s announcement to improve its platform, stockholders, users, and political pundits have expressed concerns over the fine […]

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CX + Loyalty Performance Marketing Strategy

Savvy Retailers Leverage Technology to Influence the Customer Journey

Retail brands carve out market share by delivering outstanding customer experiences. At the heart of each customer journey is technological innovation that delivers information to educate, delight, and persuade. Because today’s customers want insight and experiences, they expect to actively engage with the brand before buying. With a technology-driven engagement marketing strategy, retail brands can […]