Best practices, recommendations, and tips for digital marketers

8+ content marketing metrics you should track

Content marketing plays a key role in many digital marketing strategies, but what metrics should you be following to ensure that what you’re doing is working? Content marketing is essentially described as the creation and publication of content in order to build an audience and … Continue reading “8+ content marketing metrics you should track”

Holiday digital marketing: 6 ways your strategy should change

The holidays are a crazy, hectic time. Not just for consumers, but for your holiday digital marketing strategy as well. Winter holiday online sales generated about $219 billion in revenue in 2021, with in-store sales reaching a record $668 billion. So, it’s imperative for your … Continue reading “Holiday digital marketing: 6 ways your strategy should change”

11 ideas to inspire your holiday marketing strategy

The holiday season is a great opportunity to get creative so that your brand can stand out among the countless images of seasonal fun. But since the holidays come back around every year, you might be struggling to break out of a holiday marketing rut.  … Continue reading “11 ideas to inspire your holiday marketing strategy”

7 holiday marketing strategy tips to optimize sales

Digital marketing has become the primary way to spread the word about your holiday offers and savings.  And since the holidays are a hectic time for consumers, it’s critical to develop a holiday marketing strategy sooner than later that will help you stand out from … Continue reading “7 holiday marketing strategy tips to optimize sales”

5 last-minute Small Business Saturday marketing ideas

Small Business Saturday should be marked on every small business owner’s calendar.  To put it simply, Small Business Saturday is a special day each year when people are encouraged to shop small during the post-Thanksgiving weekend to support their local economies. It applies to all … Continue reading “5 last-minute Small Business Saturday marketing ideas”

26 social media metrics you should track across platforms

Are you paying attention to the right social media metrics? Social media marketing can help you achieve your business goals, but it’s important to track your social media metrics to understand what’s working and what’s not. About 43 percent of consumers increased their social media … Continue reading “26 social media metrics you should track across platforms”

5 steps to determine your brand personality

Brands have personalities just like humans do. But if you’re a little unsure how to define your particular brand personality, you’ve come to the right place. A brand personality involves the human characteristics of a brand, which your customers can relate to and connect with. … Continue reading “5 steps to determine your brand personality”

17 LinkedIn content ideas that you can post

If reaching professionals is a goal of your digital marketing efforts, offering diverse content on LinkedIn is a crucial tactic to explore. LinkedIn now has more than 830 million users in more than 200 countries and territories, calling itself “the world’s largest professional network.” But … Continue reading “17 LinkedIn content ideas that you can post”

7 ways to connect with potential customers through marketing

As a marketer or business owner, you’re constantly looking for ways to find and connect with potential customers. Marketing is the answer. Of course, this is easier said than done because you have so much competition, and they seem to be doing everything right. However, … Continue reading “7 ways to connect with potential customers through marketing”

7 tips for handling negative social media comments

Negative social media comments are a reality for many businesses. But how you handle those comments can not only squash any social media fires but also improve your overall brand perception. About 35 percent of customers in the U.S. post negative comments about companies on … Continue reading “7 tips for handling negative social media comments”

8 tips to write an effective marketing text message

SMS text message marketing can be the most effective method of mass communication. Compared to emails, text messages can be more powerful. They have a 98 percent open rate compared to 20 percent in emails, and consumers are 4.5 percent more likely to respond to … Continue reading “8 tips to write an effective marketing text message”

11 fitness content ideas you can use today

If you’re responsible for marketing a fitness brand in any way, it might be challenging at times to think of creative fitness content that not only tells your brand story but also attracts and retains clients. The goal is to produce high-quality fitness content that’s … Continue reading “11 fitness content ideas you can use today”

16 of the best marketing campaigns in 2022

An effective marketing campaign is so important to an organization’s success. Your product or service may be better than your competition, but without an effective marketing campaign, your audience will never know. Even the smallest adjustments to any marketing campaign your team creates can garner … Continue reading “16 of the best marketing campaigns in 2022”

9 tips to run an effective brainstorming meeting

It’s likely that we’ve all been part of a brainstorming meeting that’s been unfocused, long and frustrating, with various ideas shared but no path to move forward. This is not the kind of brainstorming meeting you want to experience with your team. Brainstorming with others … Continue reading “9 tips to run an effective brainstorming meeting”

9 brainstorming techniques to inspire even better ideas

The power of your digital marketing efforts is based on multiple factors, including your brainstorming techniques. Often an overlooked practice, the more effective your brainstorming, the more creative you’ll be with your marketing.  Not only does your marketing benefit, but your team benefits as well. … Continue reading “9 brainstorming techniques to inspire even better ideas”

6 things to know before starting your first texting campaign

If you haven’t started your first texting campaign yet, you might be unsure of where to start. The important piece is that you want to get started. SMS texting campaigns have an engagement rate that’s three to seven times higher than with emails and a … Continue reading “6 things to know before starting your first texting campaign”

5 tips for automated text message marketing

SMS is a powerful tool in your digital marketing strategy, and you can level up with automated text message marketing. About 96 percent of marketers using text messages said it helped them drive revenue. This is especially true for eCommerce businesses, but truly, any type … Continue reading “5 tips for automated text message marketing”

8 tips to maximize your SMS marketing strategy

Every business should have an SMS marketing strategy as part of its larger digital marketing efforts. SMS marketing is the use of text messages to convey your message to potential (and current) customers. It’s also the way many consumers prefer to communicate. About 75 percent … Continue reading “8 tips to maximize your SMS marketing strategy”

Best new technology to improve your business

All businesses need new technology to thrive in a competitive marketplace. Still, with advancements every year, it can be hard to keep up with everything you need to stay ahead of the competition and keep your employees happy and productive. Companies willing to invest in … Continue reading “Best new technology to improve your business”

16 of the best websites to find quality stock photos

The right visuals for your brand speak volumes, and stock photos can play a part in that. But design and visual content is the biggest challenge for about 24 percent of content marketers. Using the right website to search for and discover quality stock photos … Continue reading “16 of the best websites to find quality stock photos”

5 reasons why email marketing can be better than social media

Both email marketing and social media marketing can be powerful for any brand online. But if you had to choose one, which is better? In the simplest sense, even in a world of social media prevalence, more consumers use email than any social media platform, … Continue reading “5 reasons why email marketing can be better than social media”

What’s the difference between a media pitch and a press release?

When you have news to announce about your brand, you’re likely wanting to share it with the media as well. It could be a product launch, company announcement, upcoming event or something else. But regardless of what the news is, you should consider getting your … Continue reading “What’s the difference between a media pitch and a press release?”

5 tips to select stock photos that aren’t cheesy

Stock photos can be incredibly helpful in your digital marketing efforts, but are the stock images you’re using look like obvious stock photos? Your visuals matter. When people hear information, they’re likely to remember only 10 percent of that information three days later, but if … Continue reading “5 tips to select stock photos that aren’t cheesy”

10 tips for creating engaging content

While anyone can create content, the key is creating engaging content that helps your brand achieve your goals on social media and beyond. Engaging content is all about getting results, such as: Click-throughs to your website Overall increase in website traffic Social media mentions, likes, … Continue reading “10 tips for creating engaging content”

5 tips to improve employee satisfaction

Employee satisfaction is more important than ever. As your employees continue to evaluate what’s important to them in their lives, job satisfaction is key. It ensures that your top performers don’t look for work elsewhere. So, whether you’re looking to reduce employee turnover or you … Continue reading “5 tips to improve employee satisfaction”

8 most common social media mistakes to avoid

Social media is integral to any robust digital marketing strategy, but what social media mistakes could you be making and not even realize? More than half of the world (about 58 percent) now uses social media, and the average daily time spent using social media … Continue reading “8 most common social media mistakes to avoid”

6 tips to boost your customer referrals

Businesses invest a lot into marketing efforts that bring in new customers, but what are you doing to increase your customer referrals? With more than 2.4 million brand-related conversations happening in the U.S., consumers are obviously already talking about their experiences with brands, for better … Continue reading “6 tips to boost your customer referrals”

16 tips to increase your sales conversion rate

While your digital marketing can have many different goals, you’re ultimately looking to increase your sales conversion rate over time. To grow your business, you must identify your sales funnel as part of your digital marketing efforts. Not sure what a sales funnel is? Check … Continue reading “16 tips to increase your sales conversion rate”

5 tips to get Google to display the right date in search results

A big factor in whether an internet user will click on your search result in Google is the publication date that’s shown. The more recent the content, the more appealing it is. Are you sure that your search results are showing the right dates? Google … Continue reading “5 tips to get Google to display the right date in search results”

9 of the best Facebook groups for marketing conversations

Marketers face a lot of the same challenges along the way. Enter marketing Facebook groups. Usually, the most common recurring question is, “Am I doing this right?” Yes, there are courses you can take, books to read and blogs (like this one) to engage with, … Continue reading “9 of the best Facebook groups for marketing conversations”

Nano influencers: 5 tips to grow your brand awareness

When it comes to influencer marketing, it’s often best to think small. Think nano influencers. Nano influencers are content creators with between about 1,000 and 10,000 followers (although this range can vary). They typically create content around a specific topic that they’re passionate about, which … Continue reading “Nano influencers: 5 tips to grow your brand awareness”

4 tips to boost your click-through rate in Google Search

A lot of efforts to boost your SEO may focus on your overall search ranking for particular keywords that matter to your business. But what are you doing to optimize your Google Search click-through rate? Your search engine optimization should always keep your CTR in … Continue reading “4 tips to boost your click-through rate in Google Search”

7 tips to plan a successful virtual event

While virtual events are relatively inexpensive compared with in-person events, that doesn’t make them any easier to plan and host. Virtual events are online events that happen on such platforms as Instagram, Facebook, Zoom, Twitter and Clubhouse, just to name a few. In addition, there … Continue reading “7 tips to plan a successful virtual event”

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