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Gaming Retention Nightmares: Three Ways to Avoid a Zombie Outbreak

by Glenn Pingul

They’re everywhere. In fact, your database is absolutely crawling with them.

Shuffling around with your game from two release cycles ago still downloaded to their phone or console, they spend their free time scrolling Instagram versus engaging with your carefully crafted gaming experience.

They’ve become zombie players, and it’s only a matter of time before the outbreak becomes critical.

So, what’s the plan?

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10 Critical Questions To Ask Any AI Marketing Vendor

by Andrew Toner

From existing marketing clouds applying ad hoc AI capabilities for channel-specific use cases to core AIM platforms delivering value against long-term KPIs, the last thing a marketer wants to do is invest in enterprise AI technology—or any technology—and be saddled with tool that doesn’t deliver as promised.

With considerable potential for integration and implementation pitfalls that will quickly cut into your ROI and organizational momentum, here are the 10 critical questions you should ask any AI vendor before investing in their solution.

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Is Digital Marketing Having its ‘Deep Blue’ Moment?

Garry Kasparov will forever be remembered as perhaps the greatest chess player of all time, dominating the game for almost twenty years until his retirement in 2005. But ironically he may be best remembered for the match he failed to win twenty years ago in 1997 against IBM’s Deep Blue chess computer. That watershed moment – marking the point at which computers effectively surpassed humans in chess-playing ability – prompted much speculation and hand-wringing about the coming obsolescence of the human brain, now that a mere computer had been able to beat the best chess grandmaster in the world.

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Millennials are still on their parent’s phone plans. Here’s how mobile carriers are responding.

by Glenn Pingul

Over the past few years we’ve seen dueling headlines about whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing that nearly half of millennials are still on their parents’ mobile subscription. Either “It’s not mooching, it’s saving everyone money,” or “until you leave your family cell phone plan you’re not a real adult.”

Nearly everyone agrees that it’s a way for families to save money. Which can prompt the question, “What’s in it for the mobile carrier?” It turns out that carriers have accepted and even embraced the extended family model. This may be one of those rare cases of a win-win for the family and the provider.

Here are three reasons that today’s mobile carriers don’t mind millennials staying on the family plan.

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Competing for the millennial financial services market with category outsiders

by Glenn Pingul

The kids are alright. Unless, of course, you’re in financial services marketing.

In 2016, The Economist reported that 61 percent of banking executives believe their biggest competition will come from outside of the industry.

So, what do these industry outsiders look like? Well, they look a lot like Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Jack Ma.

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Amplero CMO Speaking at Forrester CXNYC AI Summit

Amplero’s Chief Marketing and Product Officer Matt Fleckenstein will be speaking at Forrester’s AI Summit at CXNYC 2017.

Fleckenstein's session, “Hire a Machine, Don’t be One,” covers the rise of the Artificial Intelligence Marketing (AIM) era and how marketers can evaluate and apply emerging AIM platforms to drive highly contextual 1:1 customer interactions at scale.

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