Social media never changes. Well, maybe superficially. It’s hard to imagine today’s Insta kids coding HTML hearts into their Myspace pages and fielding messages from Tom. But one constant has plagued social media since its birth: the challenge of tracking marketing impact and ROI. Thankfully, as platforms have evolved, so have the tools we use […]
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Women’s history month is always an opportunity to learn and grow—for every gender, not just women. It’s important to take time to reflect on how far we’ve come. When I started my first job nearly 20 years ago, I adhered to a dress code that required I wear a skirt and pantyhose to work every […]
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Landing pages are Marketing 101—or at least they should be. Top-notch marketers must know how to build compelling landing pages specially designed to convince customers to engage and convert. They need to understand the importance of grabbing readers’ attention with catchy headlines, making text easier to consume with short paragraphs and bullet points, and using […]
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Your landing page is your opportunity to make an impression on your target audience. If it connects on an emotional level and has a clear and transparent purpose, site visitors are more likely to identify with your brand. Building loyalty often takes a bit more time, but your landing page is a start to a […]
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Customer experience management (CXM) is the next stage of the customer-centric business transformation. It is a grand orchestration of customer experiences (CX) involving everyone in the C-suite—CIOs, CMOs, chief digital officers, among other customer-facing functions. “CXM is the next category in the brand evolution,” said Augie Ray, vice president analyst at Gartner. “Whereas 20 years […]
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When it comes to video ads, Twitter can stand on its own. With 321 million active users per month, the social platform is perfect for fast, relevant video content. Video tweets are six times more likely to earn retweets than image tweets, which are already several times more popular than text-only tweets. Don’t get anxious about reports of […]
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The CMO’s position in the C-suite hierarchy has been elevated significantly over the past several years, thanks in large part to the rise of big data. With the right data at their fingertips, modern marketers can now target customers with surgical precision, as well as provide CEOs with evidence that their initiatives are working. And […]
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It’s a new year, and you know what that means: new annual predictions. ‘Tis the season for companies to publish their thoughts and plans for 2019, including us. And we’re betting on big changes, like the growing importance of the customer experience and artificial intelligence (AI). Our forecasting is based on research and deep knowledge […]
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You’ve got a loyal following of delighted customers. Now it’s time to grow. But to do that, you need leads. The question is, how do you go about getting them? What techniques and approaches will help you generate a consistent stream of leads this year and beyond? In this blog, I’ll share five simple lead […]
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Computers permeate nearly every aspect of our existence. According to the 2018 National Urban League Equality Index ™, a computer is in 93.6% of white homes and 89.3% of Black homes in the United States. The prevalence of digital experiences has also created a significant increase in tech industry jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics […]
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The kids are growing up. Believe it or not, the oldest of Generation Z (those born between 1996 and 2010, according to MDR) are starting to graduate from college. They’re making many of their own decisions and influencing their parents and society as a whole. For employers and marketers, this demographic can’t be ignored. Gen Z, […]
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Demand generation and thought leadership are both terms you need to know if you’re a B2B marketer. But do you actually know what they mean and how they work, or are you using them in a “fake it till you make it” way? We’ve all been there, including me. When I first got into the […]
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Automated marketing tools have evolved over the last few decades, giving generations of marketers new and innovative ways to engage with their customers. That’s not going to stop anytime soon. Automated marketing technology continues to advance rapidly. And over the next few years, it’ll change the way people experience your brand and interact with your […]
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Marketing Magic, Myths, and Merriment – Zenith Conference 2019 Brings International Marketing Stars to Duluth
Now more than ever, marketing has to prove its impact on the success of the business. All too often, it’s assumed that marketing exists solely to support sales, or that we throw fancy parties with nothing to show for our work. With the pressure increasing, it’s time for marketers to take control of the revenue […]
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Events are often one of the biggest marketing expenses. If this is the case, why do so few of us measure the real impact of these initiatives? According to Event MB, 85% of event planners use event registration software, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools. While this is promising, these tech […]
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With the CMO often considered the most precarious position in the C-Suite, marketing attribution is top of mind for everyone looking to really measure the impact of their marketing departments. And with good reason—new data shows that 60% of marketers face pressure to prove ROI. CMOs are under increased pressure to demonstrate their team’s ability […]
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Do your front-line employees, like customer service representatives and salespeople, know how to communicate your brand story? Most marketers laugh when they hear this question because they don’t have a high degree of confidence. In fact, according to my company’s research, 66% of marketing executives believe their brand message is lost by the time it reaches the […]
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“Basic” is a bad word. OK, maybe that’s a stretch. But it’s certainly not an inspiring word. If basic is all we aim for, we fail as marketers. That’s especially true when it comes to personalization. Addressing an email to an individual, sending a prospect industry-specific content, and inserting a lead’s first name and company […]
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Was sind Kurzumfragen? Marketingqualifizierte Leads zu generieren ist eine der höchsten Prioritäten für innovative Marketingexperten. Allerdings geben über 50 % der Marketer zu, dass sie sich mit der Lead-Generierung schwer tun. Kommt Ihnen das bekannt vor? Dann wissen Sie wahrscheinlich auch, was der Schlüssel dazu ist, gut qualifizierte Leads zu generieren und diese schneller durch […]
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The term “influencer marketing” has been doing the rounds for a few years now. And it’s much more than just a buzzword. 2017 saw an explosion of influencer marketing—every company wanted to have an influencer marketing strategy, and those that didn’t, got left behind and spent all of 2018 trying to catch up. 2019 is […]
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If improving the health of your database is a priority in the new year, skip the traditional means of data cleansing and take a look at your email inbox first. That’s right, email replies (like Out-Of-Office and Left-The-Company) contain valuable sales intelligence about your leads. Think about it. Many of those auto-replies contain real-time updates […]
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Demonstrating the impact of marketing efforts across all channels is one of marketing’s biggest challenges today. It’s not easy to do. But with the right approach and technology, you can have confidence in the data, which will help you communicate impact to your leaders and make smarter, data-driven decisions moving forward. In this post, I’ll […]
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