Chances are you’re probably not getting as much done at work as you’d like to. Whether it’s your colleague wanting to talk about last night’s sports game, your boss requesting a last-minute status report, or the many phone calls scheduled for the day; all of these things add up and affect your productivity. To be […]
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Content marketers have so many questions and hesitations during their day. Did I include the target keywords in the text and title frequently enough? Did that guest blogger really write that piece? Or did they pull all of the copy from another site and try to pitch it as their own? Is this blog long […]
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Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island for the past several years, you know the power and impact that social media can have in today’s internet culture. Businesses have been built—in some cases overnight—on the strength of a Tweet, Instagram post, or Facebook message. At the same time, some businesses have felt the adverse […]
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The brands that inspire loyalty provide more than just great products—they become part of a customer’s identity, create inclusive communities, and build bonds with customers that are hard for competitors to replicate. Every company wants a band of loyal customers, but not all seemingly loyal customers actually are. You might have longtime customers who leave you the […]
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If you’re familiar with the TV ad scene, you’ve noticed it’s been a rocky year, and budgets have uncomfortably tightened. All this change is not just in your head; according to research from eMarketer, TV ad spending in 2017 dropped for the first time since 2009. However, digital ad spending has reached new heights at $107.3 billion. This […]
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Have you ever wondered how CEOs became the leaders they are today? People don’t just become successful due to their education, interviewing skills, or work experience. Along the way, these leaders have learned new habits and developed personal traits that will advance their careers. These four tips are worth adding to your repertoire no matter […]
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Growth hacking strategies can provide rapid results, but if your company can’t carry that momentum, all your efforts will be for naught. You can’t employ growth hacking techniques if you don’t know how they’ll work in the long run. The entire point is to increase a measurable growth target—not to grow as much as possible […]
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We all know about retargeting strategies. We know that retargeted customers are three times more likely to click on your ad. And that retargeting makes customers 70% more likely to convert. Of course, retargeting requires timing and attribution, and the use of content to gain awareness and trust. The problem is, not everyone has time […]
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Are you old enough to remember the first version of the internet? You’d do an internet search, and about 20,000 items came back as “relevant”? Maybe you searched for “cat videos” and you got website listings of all cities with the letters “c-a-t” in them, or you got a bunch of links to videos of […]
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Let’s talk about rebrands. No, I’m not talking about when you decide you want to “rebrand yourself” every New Year’s Eve, I’m talking about a brand refresh for your business. As far as refreshing a brand goes, many have tried, and many have dramatically failed. Recall, if you may, the Uber logo refresh in February […]
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Creating and managing a successful pay-per-click (PPC) campaign is hard work. There is no magic formula you can apply that leads to instant paid advertising success. In the pay-per-click world, there is a budget that needs to be set, there are keywords to bid on, and an audience that requires segmenting—and that’s barely cracking the surface […]
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How often do you see a brand-related tweet, Facebook post, or something similar without some form of visual content? Almost all marketers have accepted the need for a visual-led strategy to amplify their social media and digital marketing activities, but how do you know if your content marketing is working? 74% of social media marketers […]
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The age of Myspace is long gone. People claim Twitter is dying. Facebook is under scrutiny by the government, and Instagram has quickly become overrun with advertisements, scams, and an algorithm to overcome. As a marketer, it’s up to you to know what’s out there in the digital world, what your competition is doing, and how […]
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It’s something you may not even realize, but as a consumer, you’re getting served personalized experiences left and right. From your Netflix recommendations to your suggested Spotify playlists, nearly everything we interact with online has some kind of personalization attached to it. Until recently, this high level of personalization has existed almost exclusively in the […]
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It’s much easier to ask what results marketing delivers than it is to find the answer. There are several challenges: from knowing when to measure to dealing with multi-touch attribution and influencers. These factors and others make it difficult to measure the contribution that a given marketing activity has on revenue. As John Wanamaker famously […]
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B2B companies are relying more and more on content marketing to promote and sell products. In time, brands hope to build a content library full of assets they can use to inform, educate, and persuade people to act. Your content library’s digital assets—including ebooks, images, videos, podcasts, and other useful files—play such a vital role […]
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First came the inventors and founders, fueled by steam and created with cast iron, changing society from agrarian to industrial. Then came electricity, steel, and oil and the rise of the company, followed by the move from analog to digital. Now we’re at the start of the fourth industrial revolution; a revolution that’s being powered […]
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Today, email is not just about promoting your brand offerings. It is about giving your subscribers and customers a personalized and relevant experience and creating accessible emails to reach out to each and everyone, including people with disabilities. The email address is an asset that needs to be used thoughtfully. Gone are the days of […]
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Will getting a marketing automation certification help advance your career? Will you make more money? Promoted faster? What is the quickest way to get certified? I’ll answer these questions and more in this blog post. Supply and Demand Are recruiters and hiring managers looking for certified marketing automation experts? Marketing automation certifications are among the premier […]
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In the marketing world, content is at the core of everything we do. And for demand generation activities, in particular, it’s content that fuels nurture campaigns, content syndication, and retargeting ads. It also can help arm your sales team with the collateral they need to seal the deal. It’s hard to think of an area […]
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Picture this: You’re scrolling through Facebook for the tenth time one day when, all of a sudden, you see an ad. It shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary, but when the ad displays the exact band tee you found yourself googling earlier that morning, you can’t help but wonder, “how does it do that?” […]
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So you’ve embarked on a career with a marketing agency. Congratulations! You’ve joined a growing world at an exciting time. Opportunities are many and varied. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 19% rise in marketing analyst roles by 2024. And the positions themselves are even more exciting. Because every sector is now thinking deeply […]
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If you’re reading this blog, that probably means that you keep up to date on the latest marketing trends and news. If so, you have probably heard of the GDPR, and are currently trying to figure out how to navigate this new regulatory environment and maintain an effective marketing strategy. Just in case, here’s a […]
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Know what happened on September 4, 1998? It was the day Google was born. Legend has it that one of the earliest searches typed in Google was for the name “Gerhard Casper.” Previous searches of this name on AltaVista, the premier search engine before Google returned web pages for Casper the Friendly Ghost. But in 1998, […]
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