Digital Marketing Musings

Get a casual pulse on media industry developments and applicable strategies for staying relevant in a rapidly evolving landscape

About the show

What’s happening with digital media right now? This podcast provides a casual pulse on industry developments and applicable strategies for staying relevant in a rapidly evolving landscape. Marketers get a boost from digital marketing experts that solve real-time problems and help brands thrive.

Episodes

  • Episode 54: Trends to Watch in 2023

    January 27th, 2023  |  36 mins 58 secs
    ads, cx, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, economy, marketing, privacy, social commerce, trends, video

    Welcome to Season 3 of Digital Marketing Musings! Gaia and Andreah are joined by Merkle guest Gary Kagawa, VP Media Strategy. This first episode of the season discusses what trends are following us into 2023, and where digital marketing is headed this year.

  • Season 3 of Digital Marketing Musings – Coming Soon!

    January 13th, 2023  |  52 secs
    advertising, creative, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, digital media, eretail, marketing, marketing strategy, media, paid social, programmatic, sem, seo

    Welcome to another exciting season of Digital Marketing Musings with Gaia and Andreah. Stay tuned to dive into the latest trends and topics with us and our expert guests.

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  • Episode 53: Attribution Best Practices in 2023, Part 2

    December 22nd, 2022  |  43 mins 30 secs
    aggregate modeling, attribution, conversion, cookieless, cx, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, lead generation, measurement, privacy marketing, touch points

    This is Part 2 of our two attribution episodes and the final installment of season 2! Gaia and Andreah continue to chat with Merkle’s Ilon Weeldreyer, Director, Performance Media, Steve Pomeroy, VP, Analytics, and Jason Meek, Marketing Analytics Professional about all things attribution.

  • Episode 52: Attribution Best Practices in 2023, Part 1

    December 9th, 2022  |  36 mins 23 secs
    aggregate modeling, attribution, conversion, cookieless, cx, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, lead generation, measurement, privacy marketing, touch points

    In Part 1 of our two Attribution episodes, Gaia and Andreah are joined by Merkle experts Ilon Weeldreyer, Director, Performance Media, Steve Pomeroy, VP, Analytics, and Jason Meek, Marketing Analytics Professional. The guests discuss the age-old problem of attribution and what it looks like today.

  • Episode 51: Understanding Today’s Market: Healthcare

    November 25th, 2022  |  24 mins 52 secs
    customer, cx, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, doctor, health, healthcare, insurance, marketing, patient, pharmaceuticals

    Gaia and Andreah are joined by Trevor Hadick, Director, Performance Media at Merkle, to discuss how the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry plays into current market challenges and trends.

  • Episode 50: Understand User Intent with Merkle Matrix

    November 11th, 2022  |  27 mins 3 secs
    brands, cookie deprecation, cx, data, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, first-party data, google, marketing, merkle matrix, microsoft, organic search, paid search, user intent

    This episode explores user intent and digs into what matters most in moments of search. Gaia and Andreah are joined by Merkle experts Kacie Gaudiose, SEO Content Strategy Lead and Matt Mierzejewski, SVP Search Capability Lead.

  • Episode 49: Critical Media Trends for Q4 2022

    October 28th, 2022  |  23 mins
    brands, cookie deprecation, cx, data, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, first-party data, marketing, paid search, performance media, pmr

    Gaia and Andreah are joined by Merkle’s Melissa Reilly, Associate Director, Marketing Communications, and Jane Yeo, Media Strategy Manger. The guests discuss insights and trends from the Q4 2022 Performance Media Report which surveyed 250 marketing decision-makers.

  • Episode 48: Retail Media Networks: Growing to a $60 billion industry by 2024

    October 17th, 2022  |  31 mins 50 secs
    brands, cx, data, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, first-party data, marketing, privacy, privacy regulations, retail, retail media, retail media networks, retailers, rmns

    This episode features guests Megan Cameron, VP, Monetization Strategy, and Jeff Sevaldson, Director, New Stream Media. Listen to hear these experts chat with Gaia and Andreah about the selling side of retail media networks, growing to a $60 billion industry by 2024.

  • Episode 47: Understanding Today’s Market: Telecom

    September 26th, 2022  |  24 mins 5 secs
    cx, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, marketing, post-pay, pre-pay, privacy, privacy regulations, telecom, telecommunication, wireless, wireless device

    In this episode, Gaia and Andreah are joined by two Merkle experts in telecommunication marketing, Suzy Jackson, Creative Director and Kristina Easter, Senior Creative Strategist. Listen in for insight into this innovative and evolving industry.

  • Episode 46: Ethical AI and Machine Learning

    September 12th, 2022  |  25 mins 33 secs
    ai, artificial intelligence, cx, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, ethical ai, ethics, machine learning, marketing

    In this episode, Gaia and Andreah discuss how marketers should approach ethical AI and machine learning with Merkle’s Shirli Zelcer, Global Head of Analytics and Kirt Morris, Global Chief Equity Officer.

  • Episode 45: Understanding Today’s Market: CPG

    August 29th, 2022  |  23 mins 34 secs
    brands, consumers, cpg, cx, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, eretail, marketing, media, privacy, retail, retail media network, retailer, shopper, supply chain

    Gaia and Andreah chat with Merkle retail media experts Leah Key, Performance Media VP and Mika Takahashi, eRetail Director. This episode dives into today’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) market.

  • Episode 44: Understanding Today’s Market: B2B

    August 16th, 2022  |  20 mins
    abm, b2b, b2c, business, consumers, covid-19, cx, digital experience, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, inflation, marketing, privacy, sales, supply chain

    In this episode, Gaia and Andreah discuss B2B basics with Merkle experts David Charles, VP, Customer Strategy, and Brent Walter, Sr. Director, Customer Strategy. Listen in for current B2B market challenges and insights.

  • Episode 43: Understanding Today’s Market: Nonprofit

    August 2nd, 2022  |  40 mins 42 secs
    acquisition, budget, constituents, consumers, covid-19, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, donation, donors, gen z, inflation, marketing, millennials, nonprofit, retention, supply chain

    In this episode, Gaia and Andreah are joined by Christy McWilliams, VP, Customer Strategy at Merkle and Rick Gentry, Director, Client Strategy at Merkle. These nonprofit and fundraising experts dive into best practices for building a relevant and successful nonprofit marketing strategy today.

  • Episode 42: Navigating the Transition to GA4

    July 14th, 2022  |  33 mins 39 secs
    analytics, cdp, customer data, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, ga4, google, google analytics, marketing, model data, universal analytics

    In this episode, guests Andrew and Nick chat with Gaia and Andreah about the marketing implications of the latest iteration of Google Analytics, GA4.

  • Episode 41: Top Trends in the Q3 Performance Media Report

    July 5th, 2022  |  22 mins 6 secs
    advertising, ai, automation, commerce, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, ethical ai, inflation, machine learning, marketing, media, media insights, performance media, privacy, travel

    n this episode, Gaia and Andreah are joined by Merkle experts, Melissa Reilly, Associate Director, Marketing Communications, and Rachel Monfre, Director, Digital Strategy.
    Together, Melissa and Rachel chat through insights from Merkle’s Performance Media Report and media strategy research.

  • Episode 40: Gaming Creative, Part 2

    June 20th, 2022  |  18 mins 52 secs
    advertising, commerce, commercials, creative, data, digital marketing, digital marketing musings, games, gamification, gaming, gaming creative, marketing, metaverse, virtual reality, web 3.0

    This is part 2 of Gaming Creative, where guests Dave Meeker, Head of Design & Innovation Practice for Dentsu Creative Service Line, and Zach Debord, Executive Innovation Director for Isobar U.S., continue to talk with Gaia about the future of storytelling and gaming.