Effective Marketing Ideas for Last-Minute Father’s Day Campaigns

By |June 21st, 2019|Content Marketing, Marketing|

“Oh, shoot! I forgot to get Dad something!” Tons of people have this realization in the last few days running up to Father’s Day, and so do quite a few brands. Similar to how many people treat their dads, marketers may have neglected to give their Father’s Day campaigns the attention they deserve. In the same way that people can get a last-minute gift for Dad that is still meaningful and sincere, they can also implement an effective, relevant Father’s Day campaign even in the final stretch.   In fact, “last minute gift ideas for Dad” is a recurring topic [...]

Why Social Media Needs To Be Part Of Your Marketing Strategy

By |May 16th, 2019|Content Marketing, Creative, Marketing, Social Media|

Social media has become a critical component of modern brands’ digital marketing strategy no matter how you slice it. The capabilities social media marketing can provide and the huge audiences it aggregates serve as powerful assets for marketers of all brand types and company sizes.   There was a time when social media was more akin to a distraction than a viable marketing channel for businesses, but high adoption rates have changed that. According to Pew Research, 69% of all U.S. adults now use at least one social media platform, up from 5% back in 2005. Looking just at those [...]

Integrate Social Media Into Your Omnichannel Strategy With Customer Journey Mapping

By |April 18th, 2019|Content Marketing, Creative, Marketing, Social Media|

Many brands think they have social media down to a science, but they are actually using approaches that keep their social profiles far too distant from other marketing channels. The result? Branded social media activities become more like a fan page than a business trying to use social media to convert customers. According to the Data & Marketing Association, 51% of social media marketers use the channel primarily for brand awareness campaigns, more than any other function combined. Additionally, social media purchase conversions remain extremely low, with 45% of people saying they’ve never bought something based on a social ad. [...]

Tackle 2018 With These Six Digital Marketing Trends

By |February 7th, 2019|Content Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Automation, Social Media, Staffing, Web Development|

Keeping up with these top six 2018 digital marketing trends will help you gear your business’s marketing strategy for success in the coming year. 2017 was a whirlwind for digital marketing and PR in many ways, so if anything we should expect the unexpected in 2018. Yet, several ongoing digital marketing trends are all but guaranteed to continue their trajectory. Growing demand for things like video content, influencer collaborations and data security will all solidify practices that can make or break marketing success. So, to help your brand prepare for the months ahead, here are the predicted most important 2018 [...]

Why Video Marketing Is The Wave Of The Future

By |October 12th, 2018|Content Marketing, Creative, Marketing, Social Media, Videos|

Business professionals and consumers grow hungry for more online content every day, and an increasing volume of that content is video. Marketers able to tap into the growing demand for video will find an eager audience more apt to listen to their messages and more likely to convert. In fact, as more marketers embrace video assets as part of their multi-channel campaigns, those who ignore the trend will likely be left at a competitive disadvantage. While traditional forms of static ads like banners and native content will no doubt remain, video assets will increasingly become a critical structural component of [...]

3 Bad Marketing Habits You Need To Break Up With

By |March 2nd, 2017|Content Marketing, Marketing Automation|

Just like a toxic ex, some marketing bad habits drag you down. The only way to move forward is to cut them loose and learn from your mistakes. After all, it’s not like you and your bad habits never belonged together, it’s just that you grew apart as people.   So start enjoying a life untethered by regret by breaking up with the following marketing mistakes:   Shooting First, Asking Questions Later With Big Campaign Rollouts We know you are excited about your next big campaign, but that should mean that you want to do it justice by getting it [...]

How To Make People Fall In Love With Your Brand

By |February 23rd, 2017|Analytics, Content Marketing, Social Media|

Customers care about their experience with a brand far more than marketers anticipate. Yet, when it comes to differentiation, few marketers make customer experience a priority as a brand value.   The simple truth is that in an online age where we have more buying choices than ever, customer experience has started to become a more important quality metric than price or product. Recent research shows that 89 percent of people will stop doing business with a brand when they have a poor experience. 78 percent will not even finish a transaction with a brand if they have a poor [...]

Turn Roses Into ROI With These 4 Valentine’s Day Marketing Ideas

By |February 14th, 2017|Content Marketing, Creative|

The moon-eyed sentiments of Valentine’s Day make it hard for even the most cynical of us to avoid getting swept up in the emotion. While Valentine’s Day is certainly a recent invention, the values of love, caring and passion that it celebrates are timeless. These qualities make Valentine’s Day marketing campaigns a fun prospect that almost everyone can get behind. Encourage people to succumb to their mushiest, lovey-doviest instincts by taking these Valentine’s Day marketing ideas to heart: Use Strong Imagery Creatively, and Rely on User-Generated Content The good news for marketers is that Valentine’s Day offers a fairly rigid [...]

Native Advertising: What It Is And Why Your Content Strategy Needs It

By |February 7th, 2017|Content Marketing, Native Advertising, Social Media|

Native advertising is the practice of producing content for a particular media outlet in such a way that it seamlessly resembles other content on that site or publication. Like a chameleon, the branded content completely adopts the form and purpose of other non-branded content on the site. So, a native ad on New York Times would look almost identical compared to the news articles around it. In fact, many pieces of native content elevate these standards even higher, creating content that stands alongside some of the best, most thoughtful and most engaging work published on that outlet. The result is [...]

Act-On: Embrace the Segment!

By |January 27th, 2017|Content Marketing, Lead Scoring, Marketing Automation|

Within Act-On, you want to be using your email campaigns and marketing efforts to their fullest potential by creating and molding content to fit a particular population of contacts by creating what is called a list segment. List Segmentation is the technical capability to digitally organize and distribute your contacts, prospects, and contacts under your CRM tool, or Customer Relationship Management tool, from your larger lists and put them into smaller sub-lists within Act-On. You can filter for particular behaviors or other information you have acquired from your database to populate these sub-lists. At a glance, it seems obvious that [...]