The marketing world today is a whole different ball game than it used to be. You have to come up with big ways to stand out to capture the attention of your customers and prospects. It is about knowing what content your customers and prospects want to consume. It’s also about knowing when to take […]
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With nearly 31% of market share, WordPress is a favorite website for most businesses, large and small. Its ease of use and low cost are major factors that have endeared many to use it. In fact, it’s free at entry level. Typically, getting a cheap WordPress hosting company for your site is not difficult, but […]
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Too often, B2B marketers get wrapped up in the world of click and lead volume optimization. But the reality is, the ultimate goal of all marketing should be efficiently generating revenue growth, which is measured by ROI. In short: effective marketing organizations have high ROI. So, what defines a high ROI marketing team? Do they […]
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Every company has a niche—even those that serve other companies. When I was just starting out, I worried too much about whether my focus limited my appeal to prospects. What if they found another agency that offered more services? Eventually, I realized that without a strong position in my own niche, I would never be […]
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Why is it that the average tenure of a CMO is so much less than other C-suite executives? According to the CMO Impact Study, over 40% of CMOs have been in their roles for less than two years and 70% less than four years. There is much speculation as to why marketers have a shorter […]
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It can be hard to find an advertisement that doesn’t prominently feature an individual’s face. A quick image search of Moat displays an ad inventory for Wells Fargo that illustrates what I’m talking about: Almost all of the results feature happy people of various ages and races to support a request to “click to learn more.” Digital […]
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Here’s the truth: All marketers think their creative is “good” until it is tested. Ultimately, consumers will tell you how effective your creative is, and that realization can be harsh. Some marketers might lean on a flashy web page to reel in consumers’ interest. However, standing out only scratches the surface—what you do next with […]
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Graphic design is one of the oldest forms of communication for design and marketing. It is described as an art form and is the practice and planning of sharing ideas and stories through visual and text format. Graphic design was initially a print practice but is mainly digitized now, with images, words, and graphics all […]
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Maybe it’s because my drink of choice is a rum and diet. Maybe it’s because I was in Sydney to keynote a conference on marketing. But as the train pulled into the station in Australia’s Blue Mountains region, I immediately noticed an ad for Coca-Cola Zero. The headline read “Tastes a lot like Coke. No […]
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The most critical part of cross-functional teams simultaneously executing on small and large projects is the right process. Proper setup and management include four key areas: team, time, tools, and process. Earlier in this blog series, we talked about the basics in building a website and how to turn your wishes into an actual plan. In […]
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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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