Posts tagged "media"

Lenovo leverages Adobe Marketing Cloud to optimise its digital marketing

Lenovo, the company that leads PC manufacturers worldwide in unit shipments, leverages multiple solutions within Adobe Marketing Cloud: Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target, Adobe Social, and Adobe Media Optimizer.

Years ago, Lenovo went through a strategic assessment to see what was working on the website and Adobe offered ideas on potential opportunities. Ashish Braganza from Lenovo was tasked with achieving an 8-fold ROI on the Adobe investment. He achieved a 12-fold return. In Australia, Christopher Jowsey has seen a 20:1 ROI on search investments. On this video, check out some of the cool things that Lenovo is doing with Adobe solutions.

Welcome to Adobe Summit – Day 1

Anne Russell, Digital Marketing Manager, Adobe ANZ – LinkedIn

Summit 2

I can’t believe I’m back again at the Adobe Summit, the Digital Marketing conference exactly one year later, where a multitude of top thinkers and leaders are coming to continue to innovate and push boundaries in digital marketing. Time flies when you are having fun and technology has certainly continued to take off! Digital marketing seems to have taken a life of its own in the last year; maybe not quite as speedy as the fall from outer space by Felix Baumgartner – one of the amazing luminary speakers due to speak tomorrow at Summit, but still the digital marketing tools continue to evolve to better serve marketers today.

With over 5000 attendees coming from all over the world (27 countries present and 120 just from the Asia Pacific region), Adobe is definitely demonstrating fast technological developments and strong leadership. I am not referring to the stratosphere but to the Digital Marketing space which has come a long way and now definitely seems to catch the attention of many of today’s seasoned marketers and analysts.

During this morning’s keynote, Brad Rencher, Adobe’s Senior VP of Digital Marketing together with his core Product Team shared through great story telling on the theme of “the last millisecond” the Adobe Marketing Cloud’s new technological enhancements to help marketers make, measure, manage and monetize their campaign content. One of the issues experienced by marketing campaign teams worldwide is that it can take many days or sometimes weeks to get a campaign out of the door. The many email exchanges and comments back and forth cause delays to marketers in delivering relevant content to their customers.

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In order to make marketers more agile and allow the content, analytical, social team and web teams to work seamlessly and more efficiently, Adobe’s new Marketing Cloud now includes a new touch-based user interface bringing business data collected from your company’s online marketing campaigns and allows your teams to collaborate in the cloud for timely changes and faster approval processes. This also helps CMOs gauge the results and success of their marketing spending faster.

For those customers who have witnessed some of Adobe’s various technology acquisitions over the last few years, such as Day Software and Efficient Frontier and who knew of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, Brad Rencher and his team have simplified and re-branded it in five key solutions under the Adobe Marketing Cloud:

Adobe Experience Manager that now includes responsive design, social communities and a stand-alone digital asset management to help customers change their websites faster.

Adobe Target pulls data from the Marketing cloud to deliver one-click targeting for better personalisation.

Adobe Social now seen as the next generation buzz marketing tool with social campaign attribution and predictive publishing that interprets data from social marketing campaigns across mobile devices.

Adobe Media Optimizer upgraded to help marketers manage their budget spending towards search, display and social media.

Adobe Analytics pulls data from the Marketing Cloud to allow for on the fly segmentation shared across the cloud.

As well as attending great sessions today, I have also had the pleasure of networking with customers and based on today’s interactions but also on what many customers are doing around the world, it is clear that many organisations are very much embracing Digital marketing tools. As an example Dupont, one of the world’s largest manufacturers in the world is busy rolling Adobe CQ, across its 12 different business units to allow for better content, greater interactions across its different units and better digital experiences for its customers. The digital team is making the most of Summit to continue its digital journey

Condenast uses the power of analytics every day to deliver better targeted content to its customers as is Fairfax in Australia. We are also seeing large banks such as NAB investing in the Adobe Marketing Cloud. Top companies such as Coca- Cola, Barclay Card, Sony Electronics and Hyatt are here in Utah for the whole week to share, learn and amaze us with what can be done in the digital marketing space.

After a full day of interesting conversations, I better go and watch the Black Keys concert that Adobe has organised tonight for all Summit attendees- I can’t wait! See you all tomorrow for more exciting times.


Fairfax Metro Media prepares for the next generation of news

Paul Robson, Managing Director, Adobe Australia & New ZealandLinkedIn

Fairfax publications have been synonymous with quality journalism in Australia since John Fairfax purchased The Sydney Morning Herald in 1841. Fairfax Media is now a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia with metropolitan, rural and regional publications and websites across Australia and New Zealand.

Fairfax Media’s Metro Division has taken a bold and future-focused step, one which many other publishing houses are considering. It’s transforming its metropolitan business into a powerful digital media-based business model that also allows it to remain loyal to its roots in print – something only the combination of Adobe digital marketing and digital media technologies can achieve.

Fairfax Media’s Metro Media division is introducing an end-to-end Adobe editorial publishing platform to power its newly integrated, multi-platform newsrooms for Australian mastheads including The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The full solution will integrate Adobe technologies including Adobe ® CQAdobe® SiteCatalyst, Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, content creation technologies from Adobe® Creative Suite 6, along with training support to create a complete Web Experience Management solution.

Like many organisations, Fairfax Media has recognised that effective Web Experience Management is the key to successfully managing, monetising and optimising content on the web. Fairfax’s approach will help its editorial team become much more flexible and efficient with content, and will now be able to create all their content through a central web interface that will automatically output to any platform, including print, mobile, tablet, social and IPTV.

The Adobe Web Experience Management solution will be used by Fairfax to create and author all content, and will feature a next-generation dashboard of real-time analytical data powered by Adobe ® CQ and Adobe® SiteCatalyst that will significantly enhance the way it creates digital experiences for its large and highly fragmented audiences. At a glance, the dashboard will show Fairfax exactly what types and specific pieces of content readers are best engaging with and allow it to tailor the content and advertising of its mastheads more towards the preferences of individuals.

In making this move, Fairfax has given its business a solid foundation to address the swiftly accelerating pace of the local and global media market and prepare its newsrooms for new digital platforms, while also providing a simplified process for its print outlets.

Today’s media landscape has changed dramatically since the Fairfax family first entered the newspaper business over 170 years ago. We have moved from the industrial revolution and into the digital future and Adobe is excited to be part of the transformation of a great Australian company. I look forward to seeing the great content and reader experiences that Fairfax will deliver across all of its platforms.

mUmBRELLA 360 2012: Media Battles and Marketing Success

By Anne Russell, Digital Marketing Manager, Adobe Australia – LinkedIn, @arussellmktg

ExactTarget’s Eric Prugh presenting at mUmBRELLA 360 2012

An entertaining battle of the media took place at the recent second annual Mumbrella360 conference, where over 700 attendees met over 2 days to discuss Australia’s media and marketing landscape. Across different presentation tracks, interviews and discussion panels, conference attendees were encouraged to settle a long-standing industry debate: Which medium is preferred these days:  Radio advertising, film advertising, magazines, outdoor or digital?

The first day saw battles between outdoor versus newspapers, TV versus magazines, and online versus cinema. That morning, we saw some interesting arguments, with each presenter strongly defending their medium. It was argued that movies reign supreme – reaching over 100 million Australians each year — the humble radio’s air waves still reach audiences throughout the day, at any given time. Some argued against newspaper advertising, making the case that even the most widely read dailies still compete with dozens of other direct messages, decreasing potential impact.

During his interview with mUmBRELLA’s editor, Tim Burrowes, Commonwealth Bank Chief Marketing and Online Officer, Andy Lark, told the conference that marketers can benefit from using multiple media sources to communicate with their audiences. Commbank has been using multiple platforms, including newspapers and TV as well as online to promote its new engagement campaign, “CAN”, around Australia.

My take on this is that whatever your strategy, it needs to be relevant, personal and measurable. Measurement is key to gauge return on investment and the most indisputably effective ways to achieve that are in the digital space. Why? Because, as Adobe’s Mark Phibbs and ExactTarget’s Eric Prugh shared in their “Intimate Insights into Digital Marketing” presentation on day 1, digital marketing works!

Today’s customers can be targeted by experience using over 30 different marketing tactics at any given time. Search, landing pages, blogs, social networks, online display advertising to email, online videos and webinars all play a role in the mix.  The challenge marketers have is budget limitations and the need to quantitatively demonstrate impact. Digital marketing is revolutionary because for the first time, we can see how successful our campaigns are as data and analytics let us measure many touch points. By using all the data you accrue about your customers, you can create a more seamless, individualised and engaging experience for your audience. .

So even if TV, newspaper, radio and outdoor ad placements are still part of the marketing mix, I believe digital is going to play a more  prominent part in marketing campaigns, and at the same time this shift is happening, it’s time for  marketers to take the steps to capture and analyse their data to aim for measureable results.