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  • Matt has worked in digital marketing for over 20 years, alongside many of the world’s leading brands, agencies, and technology companies. Before joining Adestra, Matt headed up strategy for Google’s Ad Agency business. Prior to Google, Matt served as MD of Incisive Media and before that he was COO of PropertyRoom.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Matt_McGowan.

9 months ago by Matt McGowan

Three scenarios for marketing with the Internet of Things

I love those end-of-the-year, “best of” lists as much as anybody. Now, as a new year begins, it’s a great time to get a bit futuristic and think of the bests yet to come. And one of the most exciting things in the near future, I think, is the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT…

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10 months ago by Matt McGowan

Four campaigns that I hearted this year

It’s that looking-back time of the year again, and I’m going to reflect on some of the brilliant but under-the-radar campaigns that truly captured my eyes. I love these because they illustrate the power of personalization, smart uses of data and the potential of a robust email service platform. Dynamic lists blow past ticket target…

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12 months ago by Matt McGowan

Onboarding: The path to customer engagement and retention

When exactly does a customer conversion occur? Is it when someone opts in to email? When someone subscribes to your service? The first time he or she makes a purchase? You may have a different answer depending on your business model. But we’d like to suggest a different way of looking at conversions: It’s an…

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1 year ago by Matt McGowan

Why Salesforce was never going to buy Twitter after its Krux deal

Salesforce chief executive (CEO) Marc Benioff put the rumor mill to rest last week by telling the Financial Times that he wasn’t going to acquire Twitter because it’s “not the right fit.” We knew that. Salesforce shareholders had reportedly besieged Benioff with complaints about such a deal, along with threats to unload their stock. Salesforce’s customers do…

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1 year ago by Matt McGowan

Who needs a CMS anyway?

Just last month, Salesforce acquired productivity tool Quip in a bid to compete against the likes of Microsoft Office, according to a number of reports. The move had a lot of the industry talking. Not only because it was a big punch in the face for those such as Microsoft and Google, but also due to the…

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1 year ago by Matt McGowan

Teens and email: getting in the inbox

Everyone “knows” that teens are all about the chat, right? At Adestra, we believe in relentless testing – and that goes for ideas, too. So, we did a consumer survey that looked at people at both edges of the age span: teens aged 14 to 18 and millennials aged 19 to 34 at one end,…

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1 year ago by Matt McGowan

Bigger investment in CRM leads to better email

Digital ad growth is slowing, while investment in customer relationship management (CRM) is growing. This makes total sense and points to further growth in email marketing. Last week, eMarketer reported on a couple of outside studies indicating that companies of all kinds are spending more on CRM – because it improves sales and customer service.…

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1 year ago by Matt McGowan

How email could help brands to make Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is crazy fun, dangerously addictive and just plain dangerous when it leads distracted people into trouble. Syracuse.com is charting every incidence of injury and mayhem while they’re Mewtwo hunting here. Still, that hasn’t deterred anyone so far – least of all marketers, who are dreaming up creative ways to buy into the hype. In…

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1 year ago by Matt McGowan

How to build a robust marketing automation program

Marketing automation can mean many things. Today, many marketers send personalized emails based on triggers. The ultimate would be complete integration between the marketing automation platform, ad servers, first-party data and third-party data providers. Then, to complete things, an attribution model sitting above it that would include all those different touch points, allowing marketers to…

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1 year ago by Matt McGowan

Innovation in marketing automation: What’s next?

Remember when the holy grail of marketing was delivering the right message at the right time in the right place? At Adestra, we think that concept (and cliché) is outdated, not to mention a little cringeworthy. It’s too simplistic for the current marketing landscape. First, the idea of a “right time” to deliver an ad…

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