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Evoking Emotion through Marketing: Super Bowl LI

In the marketing world, it is easy to be consumed with selling your product or service. We obviously have to do it to keep our businesses afloat, however…people feel first and then they buy. So it’s in our best interest to think about that when crafting our marketing messaging. If you want people to buy, […]

Driving Inbound Leads: Big Picture

Driving Inbound Leads Part III: The Smartphone Era   In our newest whitepaper hot off the digital presses today, we continue our series about driving inbound leads – this time with a close look at the new reality of smartphone adoption. The majority of web traffic is now people surfing via smartphones. But inbound marketing […]

Creativity + Data: Building Your Content Strategy

This post is the first of four in the series “Creativity + Data: Building Your Content Strategy.” Over the next three posts, we’ll focus on best practices, tips, tricks, and tools for using data to inform the creative nature of your content. To see your blog posts perform well, the reasoning behind your editorial calendar […]

How Snapchat Helped Short-Lived Content Thrive

When Snapchat launched in 2011, its success was based entirely on short-lived content (or short-form content). A picture that disappeared after ten seconds?! Who would want to use that app? And what was the point? What began as baffling to some has become billions and although Snapchat experienced humble beginnings, it’s now one of the […]

4 Reasons to Be Territorial with Your Paid Media Campaigns

“Should I spend money on my own brand terms?”  We’ve always been an advocate for bidding on brand terms, and there are a number of reasons for it. If it isn’t a tactic that you’re testing, we highly recommend adding it to your 2017 strategy. During 2016, the ad industry saw large increases in brand […]

Google’s “Micro-Moments” Are All Local

The dominance of the smartphone and the increased connectedness of today’s users have given rise to a pretty dramatic shift in the way people shop, work, play, live. For companies, this means a necessary evolution in the way they devise marketing strategies, particularly in the digital space. How does this shift play out? How do […]

The Growing Appeal of the Gifographic: FAST Content Consumption

Content is everything and the quicker we can get the information to our audience, the better. As we all know, there are several ways of communicating via content, such as; blogs, website copy, brochures, power point presentations, white papers, podcasts, slide share, infographics, gifographics, etc. For the purpose of FAST content, we are focusing on […]

Your Value Proposition: Do You Know It?

Before we can begin a project for you, we need to know how you describe your company, products, and services. We also want to know how you differentiate your company in your industry. While this may sound like a no-brainer, your understanding of your own company – aptly known as your value proposition – is […]

Sales and Marketing Go Hand-in-Hand

There are so many companies that keep their sales and marketing teams separated. By being separate, the two teams don’t share data and are therefore unable to create the efficiencies that are so necessary for lead generation and conversions. Here are 6 tips to create a workflow between your sales and marketing teams:   1. […]

Forecasting Performance for the Holiday Season

For many retail advertisers, the holiday represents the busiest time of the year.  Increased demand often helps sustain sales numbers by offsetting slower months, when shoppers are less inclined to buy.  Starting around Black Friday, consumer demand increases exponentially, and it happens almost overnight.  It’s not uncommon for clients to see a 10x volume increase […]

Which Came First: The SERP or the Keyword?

We know, we know – you want your site to rank number one on the search engine results page. You’ve been asking, “How do I get to the top of that page?” as if it bears the same weight as, “How do I get people to buy my product?” Yes, organic search engine optimization is […]