Building an audience is perhaps the most important aspect of growing a company. And yet, it’s also one of the most elusive. Turning digital advertisements into swaths of new customers is seen as a miracle, a magic trick. The phrase “growth hacking” is spoken in reverent tones as a sport for geniuses. The truth is […]
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Imagine living in a world where a significant portion of your marketing efforts was driven by your customers. Not because you’re incentivizing them with money or external benefits, but because they love your product, your service, and what you stand for. This is the proverbial “holy grail of marketing” that marketers all over the globe […]
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There are three types of links that are important to any SEO strategy: internal links, external links, and inbound links. Internal links are those you create in your content that point to other pages on your site. They help both users and Google navigate a website and access its content. External links are those you […]
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If you have ever been in a dilemma deciding where to go for dinner and you end up choosing the more popular restaurant of the options you have: congratulations, you are living, breathing, evidence of social proof. Social proof is the psychological concept that people will conform to the actions of a group under the assumption […]
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If you’re a B2B marketer, odds are that creating content is an integral part of your inbound strategy for attracting prospects. After, all inbound marketing costs 61% less than traditional advertising, while producing 54% more leads. Because of this, however, everyone is investing more in content marketing. This raises the bar, meaning that creating more […]
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A train barrels down, rattling the small theatre. Women scream, men shout, and children fall to the ground in fear. Then, silently the train disappears, and only a small silver screen is left. Film, when seen through the eyes of those unfamiliar with the tricks of photography, was a frightening affair. The train audiences saw […]
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Sending an email can be as good as having a real conversation with a person. If you are a business using email for your marketing activities, you must be adding personal touches to your emails to make it look and sound more tailor-made and relevant. Personalized emails stand out in the subscribers’ inboxes as highly relevant […]
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Picture yourself as a prospector in 1859 drilling one of the first commercial oil wells in western Pennsylvania. You seek a dark, mysterious substance that can illuminate rooms at night. Your peers are drilling too, so you assume there’s value. To be an ‘early adopter’ is both thrilling and comforting. You pursue a fantasy of […]
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Back in 2016, we surveyed the retargeting landscape and gave some tips on how to get started. For the uninitiated, retargeting is an online marketing strategy that keeps your brand in front of users who have bounced out of your site. By placing a tracking pixel on your website, you can follow them when they […]
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“Why are you playing that Nintendo?” “You ought to be learning a real skill with your time.” “Go play outside like they did in the good ole days.” Do any of these statements sound familiar to the gamers out there? Growing up, it was preached by the older generation that video games were a waste […]
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is an incredible innovation that promises a new scale of human endeavor in both business and personal contexts. Most people do not, and cannot, even begin to understand the technology beyond the abstract idealism of AI innovators or the alarming possibilities raised by opponents. One thing can be said for sure: it is a completely revolutionary […]
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Recently, Steve Lucas sat down with me to discuss his career path and the MarTech space. Prior to Marketo’s IPO and eventual sale to Vista Equity Partners for $1.79Bn, they raised over $100m in VC funding from the likes of Battery Ventures, IVP, Mayfield, and Lead Edge Capital. As for Steve, prior to joining Marketo, he served in […]
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I read a quote once about fearlessness that said, “F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything and Run’ or ‘Face Everything and Rise.’ The choice is yours.” Since leaving Marketing Nation Summit, where we were given all the building blocks we need to be Fearless Marketers, it has been our mission to remember what we learned […]
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As the amount of data available online continues to grow, so do advanced marketing strategies that businesses can adopt to harness and use all that valuable information. You may be wondering where to start or how to enhance your data-driven marketing efforts. Here are five trends and how to take advantage of them to move […]
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Marketing and sales team are active players in the blame game. While the sales team thinks the marketing team shared only contacts (read, unqualified leads), the marketing team blames the sales team for not being able to convert all the excellent qualified leads they hand off. Sound familiar? According to MarketingSherpa, 61% of B2B marketers […]
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We have come to an advanced leg in our internet science journey. We can no longer think of the internet as a glorified encyclopedia. Enter the virtual assistant with its interpersonal secretary skills. Now, we have a machine that functions with human intent. In light of this, our search engine optimization (SEO) must reflect far more than […]
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Customers are the heart of your businesses. After all, they provide the revenue to keep your establishment running strong—the fuel to your engine, the peanut butter to your jelly, the milk to your mustache—too much? Jokes aside, have you given much thought to how your customers can actually contribute to helping you grow your customer […]
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Of late, I’ve had a personal breakthrough in the way that I look at delivering personalized experiences to customers within our ever-expanding digital world. Sometimes it can appear to be such a distant vision or complex idea to capture audience interests and then extend ongoing messaging through preferred channels of communication for each individual. We […]
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The fearless marketer is one that: Has a revenue attribution mindset Has a digital sales motion skillset Has a sales and marketing aligned toolkit He has extended his hands to partner with sales leaders as a driving force for modern, digital selling. This marketer will Create, Organize, Distribute, and Evaluate Engagement (C.O.D.E.) alongside their sales team. Every […]
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You may have heard of brand archetypes before, but have you ever really stopped to consider how they apply to your brand? Or how they might influence your positioning strategy and communication? From my research on the topic, I get a sense that archetypes are still widely undiscovered and those who have briefly encountered the […]
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