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August 15, 2018
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How AI and IA can give CMOs an edge
Intelligent automation powered by artificial intelligence could be used to manage various marketing components, such as ad targeting and search engine optimization, Andy Betts writes. "The most successful CMOs will be looking to IA not only to facilitate processes and create efficiencies but also to drive the digital transformation that will keep their company on the leading edge," Betts concludes.
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Tech drives Joann's new in-store experience
Tech drives Joann's new in-store experience
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After a brand overhaul and the creation of the Joann app last year, iconic crafting store Joann can now collect real-time information on customers with a goal of improving the in-store experience. In addition to the experiential offerings, lessons and inspiration, president and CEO Jill Soltau says, "This is the most shareable and welcoming craft experience ever built."
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US Tennis Association CMO on winning over kids, parents
US Tennis Association marketing chief Amy Choyne discusses its new campaign, which focuses on attracting young players by showing the positive influence tennis can have on children's lives. She also talks about the US Open's new lowercase logo, which she says is "a nod toward being an innovative, forward-thinking organization."
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How airlines are using safety videos to showcase their brands
Katie Deighton explores why airlines are investing in creative, humorous in-flight safety videos, such as Turkish Airlines' partnership with "The Lego Movie" franchise that resulted in a five-minute film made using nearly 3 million Lego bricks. Airlines must regularly update funny safety videos for frequent flyers, says SimpliFlying's Shashank Nigamas, as there is "a fine balance where it needs to be on brand and humorous, and yet not annoy your most important customers."
The Drum (Scotland) (8/10) 
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Google taps user data for outdoor billboard targeting
Google taps user data for outdoor billboard targeting
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Google is reportedly negotiating to launch outdoor digital billboard advertising in Germany that will be targeted using the data it holds regarding individual browsing behavior. If it goes ahead, similar campaigns could be run in the US and UK, writes Alex Webb.
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Why is programmatic audio not taking off?
Only 13% of marketers were buying audio ads programmatically last year, per the Association of National Advertisers, despite the fact that investment in digital audio advertising hit $1.6 billion, a rise from $1.1 billion in 2016, per the Interactive Advertising Bureau. The Richards Group's David Lee says the top barrier to audio programmatic buying taking off is lack of scale, and Pandora's Scott Walker says demand-side platforms "need to adopt audio."
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PR Council Member Dinner and Diversity Distinction in PR Awards
The PRC's 8th Annual Member Dinner & Diversity Distinction in PR Awards will feature our first ever Trailblazer Award recipient, Tarana Burke, inspiration behind the #metoo movement. Join us on September 27th to celebrate diversity and inclusion in the communications industry.
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