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    Data Driven Exercises To Help Manage Your Sales Team: Part 1

    The traditional sales manager role is responsible for mentoring and coaching their team members through exercises such as; role-playing, critiquing sales calls, and individual meetings focused on improving instinct and interpersonal skills. Today’s sales managers combine the traditional approach of sales management with a data driven approach. Data helps provide greater transparency between Sales Managers
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    Moment Marketing & Real-time Marketing: A Place for Both in The Digital Marketing Hierarchy

    In recent years, digital marketers have coined new terms such as “Moment marketing” and “Right-time marketing” that have transformed our perceptions of how and when we market to our consumers. According to eMarketer, Moment marketing refers to marketing delivered at the right time, but not always created in real-time. The main objective of Moment marketing
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    CAKE Powers Toluna’s Global Performance Marketing Program

    Creating a successful affiliate marketing program is difficult enough when everyone is local and people share the same region. However, when a program spans across different geographies and currencies, it can be a challenge to coordinate all of the moving parts! That was the case for Toluna, the world’s largest online market research panel and online
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    Influencer Marketing and Social Media: Best Practices to Track Success

    Leveraging Influencer marketing is a great way to expand your reach and connect with established audiences that frequent social media applications, but many are finding it difficult to attribute website traffic or sales back to their Influencer marketing efforts or how to correlate social metrics to overall marketing strategies. Technologies that can support tracking methods
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    Influencer Marketing and Social Media: Best Metrics to Evaluate Success

    Influencer marketing leverages individuals outside of a company or brand’s marketing division to approach the larger audience. Influencers can range from prominent political figures and celebrities, to mommy bloggers or simply anyone that has a large online following. For this blog, we will focus on the best metrics to evaluate the marketing efforts of Influencers
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    IAB Forum: Affiliate Marketing Growth and Trends

    The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is a trade association that caters to digital and mobile advertisers. Providing resources, forums and events, the IAB fosters an environment in which digital marketing can thrive in the global market. On Wednesday April 13 the CAKE team attended the IAB’s Affiliate Forum at its headquarters in London. The event
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    Should Marketing Teams Have A Lead Quota For Sales?

    Does this conversation sound familiar?  Sales Rep:  “I’m not hitting my sales quota because marketing is not sending me enough leads!” Marketing Manager:  “Marketing has generated 30-40% of your lead flow, perhaps there are issues in closing those leads?” Sales Manager:  “The leads you are sending sales are not qualified leads to close!” In most
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    Infographic: Data and the Customer Journey

    How well do digital marketers understand the journey their customers take from awareness to conversion and beyond? Based on research, the answer may be ‘not very.’ In fact, an eMarketer report found that only a minority of agency professionals and client-side marketers from around the world were using key sources of data about the customer journey.
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    Team CAKE at Mobile World Congress 2016

    Mobile World Congress kicked off February 22 in beautiful Barcelona. At the event, the CAKE team spent four days meeting with clients, partners, media representatives and prospects. This year our booth was located in the App Planet Exhibition where we featured our robust mobile-tracking capabilities. We had a variety of individuals stopping by our booth
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    Key Trends in Mobile Purchasing Behavior

    Guest blog post written by Amber Tiffany, Content Marketing Manager at Invoca. Ever since smartphones became a permanent hand accessory, marketers have been hungry to connect with their mobile audiences. As performance marketers, we naturally focused on targeting the mobile crowd with mobile search, mobile sites and apps. But in our quest for more clicks
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    Figaro Digital Mobile Marketing Seminar – The Key Takeaways!

    Last week, CAKE’s General Manager of EMEA, Ewan Darby spoke at the Figaro Digital Mobile Marketing seminar. Ewan talked about the value of communication and where it all started, moving through to the importance of mobile in ‘another year of mobile’ and how tracking the customer journey will help advertisers with their mobile marketing strategy. Ewan’s
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    26.92 Miles Later- Our Marathon Trek Through Technology and Innovation at Dreamforce

    Last week my colleague Nam and I had the opportunity to represent CAKE at one of the most popular conferences in the world – Dreamforce. After four days of incredible sessions, we had each walked the equivalent of a marathon. This conference is massive and is quickly becoming the industry standard for software innovators, forward-thinking
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    Lead Tech: Getting Paid the Most for Leads

    Imagine going on a journey, but every time you compare your map to the surrounding world, something has changed – as if the landscape is constantly evolving. This is what it is like every day as a digital marketer. This is why CAKE has put together a five-part series, “Navigating the Digital Marketing Landscape.”  CAKE President,
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    Going Agile Part III: Budgeting Finite Resources

    How do we know if the products we build will be widely accepted and adopted – that what we’re building will be a success? I believe this is a question that we may never be able to answer with 100% confidence. But, what we can do is mitigate risk through continuous improvement and sound decision-making.
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    3 Reasons Phone Calls are a Digital Marketer’s New Best Friend

    We’re always looking for new ways to attract, engage, and convert customers. But have you ever thought about how phone calls fit into the picture? Well, now is the time. The numbers don’t lie. According to Invoca’s new 2015 Call Intelligence Index, more and more consumers begin their journeys online and complete them over the
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    Marketing To The Price-Conscious, Multi-Channel Shopper

    Yesterday Fluent and CAKE hosted a joint webinar on how to market effectively to digitally savvy, price-conscious consumers. Jordan Cohen, CMO at Fluent, and Erik Charles, Senior Director of Product Marketing at CAKE, provided key industry insights and tips for acquiring new customers and analyzing the effectiveness of multi-channel marketing programs. There was a lot of
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    4 Tips to Jumpstart an Affiliate Marketing Program

    Affiliate marketing programs that enlist third-party partners to promote offers and drive traffic boost the performance of digital advertising through the ability to definitively track ROI for those offers. Recognizing the benefit of these programs, marketers are increasing their affiliate spend. In fact, Forrester Research forecasts U.S. affiliate marketing spending will increase by a compounded
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    Going Agile Part II: Building a Better Roadmap

    How do we know if the products we build will be widely accepted and adopted – that what we’re building will be a success? I believe this is a question that we may never be able to answer with 100% confidence. But, what we can do is mitigate risk through continuous improvement and sound decision-making.
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