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The Best E-Commerce Platform For Your Business: A Woocommerce v. Magento Showdown

In your search for the best e-commerce platform, there’s no doubt you’ve come across both Magento and Woocommerce. These incredibly robust software platforms are built for housing online catalogs. Both have matured to a point where, feature by feature, they offer nearly identical functionality. Both platforms can produce the same user experience. Both have easy-to-use administration […]

Content Strategy Seasonality: The Reason for Your Calendar

As content marketers, its our responsibility to stay one step ahead of what our audiences’ minds gravitate to naturally. One of the easiest pieces of that puzzle to keep track of is the changing of the seasons. Keeping your finger on the pulse of trends, expectations, and requirements that repeat themselves on an annual basis […]

How to Get on Board with Influencer Marketing

It’s more accessible to small businesses than celebrity endorsements Influencer marketing is a term with a lot of buzz right now in marketing circles. Influencer marketing is partnering with the personalities in your business niche for tacit or explicit endorsement of your company’s product or service. We’re talking about bloggers, insiders, experts and industry observers. […]

The Uptick in Live Video

Unless you live under a social media rock, you’ve noticed a steady uptick in live videos showing up in your news feed. The reason you are seeing so many of these live videos? Because Facebook wants you to. Whenever a page or person you follow goes live, you’re going to see it on the top […]

Three Pillars of Nonprofit Digital Marketing Success

When it comes to digital marketing, nonprofits must dedicate time and resources to ensure their approach furthers the organization’s mission. The following three pillars of nonprofit digital marketing success will help. 1. Clear Brand Messaging According to Al and Laura Ries‘ “Law of Contraction,” a brand becomes stronger when you narrow its focus. Powerful branding […]

Is Your Site Ready for These SEO Trends? New for 2017

2017 is a big year for digital – we’re pushing the boundaries in user experience, machine learning, and all sorts of other fun stuff (well, at least we think it’s fun). As an industry, SEO has changed dramatically in the past few years – it’s now WAY more than simple keyword stuffing and optimized titles and […]

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 […]

Paid Media Campaigns: 4 Reasons to Be Territorial

When it comes to paid media do you find your self asking “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 […]

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, and 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 […]