Articles by Lauren Leonardi

Is SMS Over? How It Fits into Your Cross-Channel Strategy

For a lot of people, Short Message Service (SMS) was their introduction to mobile marketing. Before push notifications, before you could easily check email on

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What Does It Mean to Get Permissions?

Dear reader: This blog post made its original debut in Appboy’s Relate Magazine. Pocket its pearls of wisdom, and then for more information, check out

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Why it Sometimes Pays to Follow the Crowd

Dear reader: This blog post made its original debut in Appboy’s Relate Magazine. Pocket its pearls of wisdom, and then for more information, check out

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Is Your Western Mindset Hindering Your Global Marketing?

Years ago, while I was working for a multinational publishing company, a team from our China office came to visit. On their first day, they

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How to Market Differently (and Effectively) to Each Generation

You wouldn’t send a push notification advertising a sale on cognac to an 11-year-old or an email to Australian customers wishing them a happy Arbor

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When Does Message Personalization and Segmentation Become a Trap?

As it becomes harder to reach and engage customers in today’s distraction-filled world, more and more marketers are turning to personalization to cut through the

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How Marketers Can Approach the Growing Conscious Consumption Movement

Healthy marketing often involves finding a way to meet customers where they’re at, in their respective worlds, in ways that might not be directly aligned

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Interactive Marketing Is Powered by the Right Data: Here’s How

For each campaign, you might define a best-case-scenario funnel that brings a user from initial message, through various engagement touchpoints, all the way through to

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Why Your Data Disagrees: Getting to the Bottom of Discrepancies

Your marketing world might require you to use several systems at once to track your various metrics. And, from time to time, the data might

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