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Online advertising, also called online marketing or Internet advertising, is a form of marketing and advertising which uses the Internet to deliver promotional marketing messages to consumers. It includes email marketing, search engine marketing (SEM), social media marketing, many types of display advertising (including web banner advertising), and mobile advertising. Like other advertising media, online advertising frequently involves both a publisher, who integrates advertisements into its online content, and an advertiser, who provides the advertisements to be displayed on the publisher's content. Other potential participants include advertising agencies who help generate and place the ad copy, an ad server which technologically delivers the ad and tracks statistics, and advertising affiliates who do independent promotional work for the advertiser..

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#1 Barrier to Effectively Engaging Customers and How to Overcome It

We are, without doubt, living and working in an Engagement Economy. And marketers know it: 82% of marketers are prioritizing the consumer experience—both online and offline. We know we need to effectively engage with our consumers to stay afloat and continue to generate revenue. But it’s not easy. Our world is inundated with insane amounts […]

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The Right Way to Measure Content Marketing Success in a Digital World

Content marketing is an effective way to build brand awareness and grow revenue. The evidence is in the sheer volume of companies—including 89% of B2B—that have content marketing programs. But knowing that content marketing is effective and measuring it are two very different things. If you can’t analyze what works and prove its value, the […]

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7 Simple Tips to Become a Successful Leader

“But I’m not a leader!” “I’m not qualified enough to lead.” “I don’t know how!” Every successful leader at one point or another has had these thoughts enter their brain-space. The bad news? We cannot become fearless leaders by allowing these thoughts to pervade our minds every day. In this blog, I’ll cover seven things […]

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5 Benefits of a Strong Sales & Marketing Partnership

I spent much of my young life on a baseball diamond, and after experiencing both the highs of championships and lows that were not dissimilar from the Bad News Bears, I noticed one ironclad pattern: Championship teams are united. There are two modalities through which baseball can be understood. Many are of the belief that […]

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Crafting a B2B Marketing Strategy With Flow in Mind

I was first introduced to the concept of flow as we reworked our brand story. The brainchild of psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, flow is the engaged focus in an activity that brings an elevated level of enjoyment and fulfillment. The concept of flow technically consists of eight elements, but we map everything to a subset of […]

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Getting Started With an Ecommerce Business

Starting an ecommerce business is something many people consider, but a much smaller number actually take the plunge. If your idea is strong enough, you’ve tested it, and you’re ready to get up and running, then getting started doesn’t need to be a fraught experience. Key to your ecommerce success and growth is a good […]

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3 Content Strategy Lessons From Iconic Brands

ONE: The Man Makes the Clothes Had you grown up in the New York metropolitan area some forty-plus years ago, you would remember Sy Syms. The commercials for his eponymous chain of off-price clothing stores ran on TV and radio night and day. According to Wikipedia: “At its height, the chain had 48 locations in […]

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How Persona Creation Makes Content and Editorial Calendar Creation Easier

Content marketing can be a time-consuming endeavor, especially for small business owners or marketing teams that only include a few people. While compiling personas is a vital part of the process, many people choose to skip this step because they don’t see the value. This can save time in the long run, but the content […]

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How to Turn Ordinary Social Media Conversations into Actionable Sales Leads

While having thousands upon thousands of social followers is certainly something to brag about, the number means little if those followers largely ignore your brand. Engagement is the key to success for social media marketing—brands that drive more engagement from their audience are generally rewarded with better visibility and organic reach. All of these things—a […]

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8 Ways to Make Your Website More User-Friendly

Websites have evolved into something so much more than just text and information on a page. Users today expect your website to entertain them, deliver quality and offer an intuitive, comfortable overall experience. Everything from the aesthetic of your site to the placement of your CTAs can impact how long visitors stay on your page. […]

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Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts: Aimclear Ranks AGAIN (among many friends and clients)

Among the absolute coolest things about being part of the digital marketing community is the fact we are TRULY a community. In many instances, we compete for business – sometimes fiercely. But the lines quickly blur between competitor, partner, complementary player, respected adversary and all points in between. We are oftentimes more community than industry, […]

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2 Phrases That Inspire Fearless Marketers

Between bosses and teams, we’re caught in a conundrum. Bosses tell their teams, “I want to see more creativity! More innovation! Where’re all the great ideas?? Our competition is killing us!” Teams say, “I bring you great ideas five times a day! And all I hear is we don’t have the budget, we’re not that […]

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The Hardest Part About GDPR Isn’t What You Think

This is the start of something big, and the end of selling bald men unnecessary combs. Let me explain… May 25th, 2018 is being heralded as marketing’s “High Noon” or our collective Zero Hour as we approach the deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation measures for contacts in the European Union. GDPR affects not […]

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Building Your MarTech Stack Into an Ecosystem

One of the biggest challenges in MarTech stack development is determining which technology categories and products should be incorporated as the stack evolves. Marketing teams are under tremendous pressure to do more, produce better results, and to incorporate the latest technology in the hopes that it will increase competitive differentiation. With more than 8,000 marketing and […]

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What Brand Colors Can Reveal About Your Business

Your brand’s colors can tell more than you can imagine about your business. The psychology of color can help your business establish trust and familiarity by eliciting the right emotions. It’s no surprise that the most popular brands in the world have a strong association with their logos. Their colors tend to reflect their branding, […]

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Taking LinkedIn to New Heights With Updated Tools

LinkedIn has always been the social network for business connections and, as such, has maintained a more professional facade of social networking. However, they have slowly been adding some new features that help users to be more interactive and social in nature. Since the 3rd quarter of 2016, LinkedIn has added over 60 million members. […]

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What We’ve Learned About Creating a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign

Ready to take your digital marketing campaigns to the next level? Have you been Googling for examples, templates, and/or case studies of great digital marketing campaigns? Or maybe you’ve noticed a lag in your growth/performance numbers? You probably don’t need someone else’s creativity, but you might be able to benefit from a few expert pointers […]

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Consumer Insights: Why the Customer Isn’t Always Right

Every brand needs to have a deep understanding of its target audience. What makes them tick? What are they looking for and where are their needs being, or not being, met? Is there a gap in the market? Being out of touch or tone-deaf when it comes to your customer base could even alienate or deeply offend […]

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Key Web Development Concepts for Marketers

When I work with my marketing team, I know we have the same goal: to provide the users of our site with the best experience possible. Though as a developer I won’t typically be tasked with creating content, there are some key metrics and concepts that I keep in mind when developing that will help […]

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The Fearless Girl Across Generations—Just How Fearless Are We?

Sometimes you look at something and know it’s a teachable moment. Maybe it’s because you are the mom of a 16-year-old boy, and there have been many teachable moments in his lifetime. Maybe it’s because you see yourself in your 21-year-old intern, or your Millennial PR manager who takes on any challenge with a smile. […]

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Prepare for Partnergeddon: Create Your Own Lists From Partner Data Before It’s Too Late

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of months, you have no doubt read about the impending removal of Facebook’s partner data and other targeting options as the channel scrambles to rebuild trust with users. Fear not, marketers, while Facebook’s changes can pose challenges, there are opportunities to capitalize on the time […]

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5 Emails to Send to Your Customers—and How to Send Them

Since the first email was sent in 1971, it has grown to be one of the strongest ways to reach your customers. Email is still one of the most underrated but valuable tools for any person who wants to grow their business while also nurturing potential customers. I say underrated because many people have falsely speculated that email will […]

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6 Types of Videos That Are Extremely Beneficial for Your Employees

Utilizing videos to train your employees is a powerful strategy to equip your staff with the skills they need to excel. In many companies, employee retention is a challenge. There are many reasons for this, but sometimes it boils down to the employee not feeling engaged or confident in their position. Videos can help your […]

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Break Free: 5 Tips To Differentiate Your Brand

Brands across the globe and in virtually every industry are suffering from a crisis of differentiation. It seems every time one company discovers something that works well, others race to copy the idea. Professional services, airlines, wireless communication, and insurance are just a few examples of industries in which major brands have become nearly indistinguishable […]

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The Role of Automation in Digital Transformation

As automation technology continues to evolve, the capabilities—and expectations—of marketers evolve alongside it. Better automation goes hand-in-hand with real-time access to customer data and behaviors, including both digital and nondigital touchpoints. It comes as no surprise that advances in technology further empower marketers to put customers at the center of the experience, personalizing messages and […]

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Account-Based Marketing: the Most Lucrative Market At Your Fingertips

As a B2B marketer, you have probably heard of account-based marketing (ABM), which is sometimes referred to as customer-based marketing. ABM is widely used in B2B marketing because it’s well suited to the long sales cycle, helps build customer relationships with multiple stakeholders, accelerates the sales process, and offers multiple opportunities to close the deal. […]

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History Repeats Itself, Even in Marketing

“Hyper-personalization.” “Hyper-connectivity.” As marketers, it is a bit staggering to watch the continued growth of communication across so many different digital locations. Touches from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, websites, mobile phones, apps, and more are not something of the coming future anymore, they are becoming the present-day reality. While digital marketing through an ever-growing number of […]

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The Biggest Barriers For Global Content Strategy

I spent close to two years interviewing content marketing executives at global enterprises about the challenges and opportunities they face when trying to scale up single-country or regional content marketing efforts to take them worldwide. At the same time, I’ve also been helping several global brands build their strategies to make this happen. This newly published […]

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Pre-Click Vs. Post-Click Experience: Your Guide to Optimization

When it comes to converting prospects to customers, a marketer’s most valuable asset is a targeted landing page. Research has shown that businesses with 40 or more landing pages generate 12 times more leads than those with 1 to 5. But just building more landing pages doesn’t guarantee more conversions. They have to be built […]

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What a Fearless Marketer Looks Like in a Scaling Startup

Whether it’s going skydiving, traveling the world without an itinerary, or sampling new (and potentially gross) cuisines, we always seem to admire people willing to take the risks most of us aren’t. We call them daredevils. We call them free spirits. We call them adventurous. But really what they are is fearless. Fearlessness is a […]

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