Forrester Names Adobe Social A Strong Performer Among Top Social Relationship Platforms

-Jordan Enright-Schulz

Forrester Research recently published “The Forrester Wave™: Social Relationship Platforms (SRP), Q2 2013”. Adobe Social was one of just eight vendors selected for evaluation, and received a Strong Performer ranking for version 2.1 of its platform, released in Q4 2012. Across Forrester’s four categories (Risky Bets, Contenders, Strong Performers, and Leaders), Strong Performer was the highest designation given in this evaluation.

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Step Up Your Adobe Discover Game: 3 Advanced Techniques

-Brian Au

I have observed that Adobe Discover at times opens up such a wide range of options that a number of the advanced features do not standout to users. In the below three cases I aim to highlight several of these advanced techniques through a walkthrough of the tool access steps and potential business applications. Discover users that leverage these capabilities can pull in more advanced insights into their reporting and analysis within the same familiar workflow.

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Introducing New Metrics in GeoSegmentation and More

-Ben Gaines

Greetings from (mostly sunny, at least this week) London, where I am helping to prepare for Adobe Summit EMEA 2013, Europe’s digital marketing event of the year. I’ll be at Summit along with many of my colleagues, so please come say hello if you’re there. Meanwhile, back home and elsewhere, we’ve been hard at work on some great new features available in Adobe Analytics this month. In this post, I’d like to introduce you to two of these updates.

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Swisscom AG uses Adobe Target solution within Adobe Marketing Cloud to continually optimize customer experiences.

-Mark Boothe

The largest telecommunications provider in Switzerland believes testing is the key to optimizing business via the web.

Swisscom AG continually tests and retests webpages using the Adobe Target solution within Adobe Marketing Cloud. Always striving to deliver the best possible customer experience, no detail is too small for modification. In fact, by using multiple solutions within Adobe Marketing Cloud, Swisscom meticulously measures, monitors, and analyzes every step each visitor makes—from the online marketing channel that brought them to Swisscom through each of the company’s online stores.

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Why Adobe Social 3.0 Rocks

-Lawrence Mak

Adobe Takes the Next Step to Evolve Social Marketing for Businesses

Today I’m excited to announce our newest version of Adobe Social. What’s new? A lot! We have completely overhauled the user experience with a focus on seamlessly converting social data into business insight. We have also reimagined the social marketer’s day-to-day workflow to enable more efficient collaboration with their business partners across the organization. I am also proud to share that Adobe Social has gone mobile, to allow social media managers and digital marketers to manage social on the go. Lots of great details to share that’ll blow your socks off.

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Adobe Media Optimizer Reduces Costs and Boosts ROI of SEM Campaigns for Adobe

-Customer Success

When Adobe needs to optimize bidding for keywords and enhance search engine marketing (SEM) campaigns, Adobe looks no further than its Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions.

“With integrated Adobe Media Optimizer and Adobe Analytics solutions, we could leverage built-in bidding algorithms and real-time analysis for incredible insight and control over our search campaigns,” says Jeff Julian, senior search engine marketing manager at Adobe.

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Adobe Target Arms Marketers with Personalization Firepower

-Kevin Lindsay

Over the past year, I’ve been pleased to see that our customers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated with their online personalization strategies. Whenever I meet with leading retailers, banks and media companies, I am blown away by how they are leveraging their analytics data to segment their visitors in order to deliver the most relevant and targeted experience possible. However, with this increasing sophistication come increasing requirements. Marketers are finding more opportunities to deliver dynamic content to visitors, but don’t want it to come at the expense of performance. With a deeper understanding of their audiences and the desire to deliver more targeted experiences, marketers are requiring more control and customization over their personalization strategies. They are also demanding more insight into how these personalization campaigns are performing.

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Lenovo Australia Uses Adobe Media Optimizer for Search, Display, and Social to Boost Online Ad Spending Returns

- Customer Success

When Lenovo Australia wanted to increase returns on its digital marketing investments, it turned to Adobe Media Optimizer for Search, Display, and Social, and enlisted the help of consultants from Adobe Digital. By targeting its digital marketing spend across channels, Lenovo Australia achieved impressive results.

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Marketing Channels: Master the Processing Rules

-Laura Chase

The Marketing Channels report in SiteCatalyst is one of my favorite features. The report shows you where 100% of your traffic to the site is coming from and you can compare channel success side by side (even organic vs. paid channels!). This series has featured posts on setting the Channel Names, Paid and Natural Search rules and Campaign Channel rules. Now it’s time to finish setting up the rest of the processing rules in the Marketing Channel Manager.

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Thinking Mobile First at Adobe Summit

- Ray Pun

Adobe Summit 2013 will include 12 sessions for marketers and developers who are thinking mobile first. To complement Adobe experts, we have invited customer and partner speakers from Wells Fargo, Hyatt Hotels, Cars.com, Move Inc., Ancestry.com, First Energy, Nascar, Time Warner Cable, Sapient, CityTech, Cognifide, and SiteWorx.  Here is a list of the key mobile sessions by theme:

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