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Ten Years of the App Store: What Can We Learn From Our Mobile Past?

2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. During this time, both stores have been renamed and improved. More than 200 billion apps have been downloaded from each. Top apps now have billions of users and downloads. Are there any patterns and trends we can glean from the winners in the app economy so far? And what might that mean for the next 10 years?Read More >>

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Blockchain Means “Uber-izing” Content, Eliminating the Middlemen

Originally introduced more than a decade ago as a decentralized, digital ledger supporting bitcoin, blockchain has evolved beyond well beyond supporting digital currencies. In the case of content sharing, blockchain promises unprecedented levels of creative freedom.Read More >>

Advice for Surviving the 'Cookie Apocalypse'

Google is cracking down on third-party cookies, and Facebook will soon let users clear their histories. This represents a sea change for many marketers, but savvy marketers are already embracing GDPR compliant content and owned channels. Read More >>

3 Strategic Milestones to Make a Global Brand Voice Trigger and Meet Local Vibes

For global content strategists and product leaders, ensuring brand effectiveness across multiple markets has always been a challenge. The impact of branding messages and the overall success of brands have been determined, to a large extent, by how customers perceive and receive them.Read More >>

Television Advertising Is Getting More Personal

Personalization is at the heart of digital experiences. But broadcast television has been inherently less personal. Every click of a mouse (or touchpad) leaves data about users in its wake, but that hasn't been true for more traditional media. However, the expectations of digital consumers—and marketers used to targeting very specific audiences on the web—are impacting how TV networks look at their advertising. Read More >>

The Next Big Trends in SEO

SEO has grown to encompass much more than its original acronym, and the SERP isn't limited to ten blue links anymore. Because digital marketing strategies are changing to keep up with SEO's advancements, we can hardly predict what will happen next—but these fast-growing trends might give us a clue about the future of SEO.Read More >>

Is Your Content Review Process Out of Control? How to Fix It

Companies crave content—high-quality, timely, and accurate content that is brand supportive and designed to connect and compel target audiences to some desired action. Unfortunately, more reviews required means more costs and sometimes what some would argue is a process designed to squeeze the life out of content that has been carefully crafted.Read More >>

Digital Publishers Prepare for the Voice Revolution

There's plenty of buzz about the growing prevalence of voice. As Alexa and her ilk become more ubiquitous it seems that analysts' predictions about the shift toward a voice-first landscape are becoming a reality. But it's not just about smart speakers. Content is everywhere, and that includes voice content. Although the implications for digital publishers are still coming into focus, those looking to get ahead of the pack may not have much time left to claim their spot on the frontier. Read More >>

Slowing It Down! A Different Perspective on DAM ROI

I'd like to explore an unusual perspective on DAM investments—one that digs into the purpose of DAM, the evolutions of brands, and the pace of change in digital marketing. DAM, I will argue, is a technology that guards against erratic, unintended change.Read More >>

EContent People's Choice Awards 2019

After voting took place throughout March, EContent announces the winners of its first People's Choice Awards. From household names to the technology providers that quietly provide the backbone to the web, the first annual EContent People's Choice Awards provides an interesting look into the minds of readers, and where they think content is headed.Read More >>

Why Should your DX Program Be Global?

At Gilbane's Digital Experience Conference in Washington D.C., Alison Ferch, Executive Director of GALA and Jim Compton from RWS Moravia, tackled the "Alphabet Soup" of global content technology. CAT. CMS. TMS. PIM. And all the associated APIs.Read More >>
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