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Email marketing has stood the test of time. The first email marketing campaign was sent in the 1970’s and the early 1990’s saw the first mobile email experience. No matter how many new tactics come on the market, email is still a strong force. In fact, recent research has found that email marketing is 40% more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook and Twitter.
Stories like Indiana Jones, The Goonies and Sherlock Holmes have all taught us a very important (and sometimes frustrating) life lesson: If you want to find the artifact/treasure/bad guy, you have to crack the code! Even with all of the information available to us as marketers today, there is still so much mystery surrounding the “perfect” combination for content marketing success.
The holiday season has officially ended and while some of us are still taking down our trees and packing away ornaments, 2017 is well upon us. The break that the vast majority of marketers get at the end of the year helps us start the new year refreshed, replenished and ready to create some kickass marketing programs.
Infographic: Google Assistant vs. Siri: Which is the Best Smartphone AI? Artificial Intelligence is not a thing of the future, it has become something that we rely on daily. Today’s smartphones are equipped with the latest in personal assistants, but they are not all created equal. See which one has the features that you’re looking for.
In the past, the SEO battle was focused on either black hat, or white hat tactics. Black hat SEO was considered extremely aggressive and didn’t typically play by the rules of search engines. White hat SEO tactics on the other hand were typically closely aligned with search engine guidelines. Today’s world of SEO looks much different (and it’s about time).
The buyer journey has changed, and will only continue to evolve. Clean funnels that marketers used to use to determine their digital marketing strategy are a thing of the past. Today’s consumers can take many different paths (at their own pace) to discover the products and solutions that work best for them.
If you’re a marketer and haven’t been living on another planet for the past few years, influencer marketing is a term that you’re familiar with. The increasing popularity of influencer marketing has brought every person out of the woodwork sharing their “expertise” and trying their hand at building a program.
Each year, marketers are investing more time, effort and resources into creating content. The good news is that 45% of organizations believe that they have been more successful this year than they were last year. The key indicators to this success has been largely due to increasing the quality of content, developing a strategy and prioritizing content creation.
Social media platforms enable people from around the world looking to connect and build personal and professional relationships. Earlier this year studies found that there are currently over 2 billion active social media users. If you consider the sheer number of people interacting on social networks, it seems like a no-brainer that both B2C and B2B brands should be spending ...
If you look at almost any set of statistics from 2016, it’s pretty clear that business is booming for social platforms. Consumers are lining up in throngs to setup and utilize accounts, and ad spend is steadily increasing each year. A study from HootSuite found that nearly 50% of consumers have interacted with companies on at least one of their social networks.
At a time in the not so distant future 2016 will come to a close and many content marketers will reflect on 2016 and think, “Man was that unfair!”. They’ve tightened their belts, worked hard to develop a content strategy and tried to stay up on latest content trends. But the sad reality is that content still isn’t having the business impact that they had anticipated.
For many marketers, the holiday season is one of their busiest times of year. But let’s face it, focusing on solving your top marketing problems when you have a holiday party to go to and a new year just around the corner isn’t always easy. This year, let’s change our perspective. Instead of letting things slip with the notion that you’ll pick back up in the new year, finish ...
Today is Thanksgiving and for many people around the nation, that means gathering with friends and family to give thanks for the things that they have, and the things they’ve learned. This year, our team at TopRank Marketing would like to shine a light on some of our clients and give thanks for the many ways that they have inspired and guided our team over the years.
It’s no surprise that Google is the most popular search engine in the world. In fact, according to NetMarketShare, it owns over 75% of the desktop search engine market share and over 94% of mobile/tablet search engine market share. Desktop Search Engine Market Share – October 2016 Mobile/Tablet Search Engine Market Share – October 2016 And it’s stats like these that have ...
Having people that we can look to for guidance and inspiration is an incredibly important part of our professional development. In this post, I would like to shine a light on some incredibly talented inspirational marketers that are making moves and serving as a shining examples for other digital marketers.
Ever so often, you come across someone that inspires and motivates you to be better, to reach for more. Sometimes this will be someone that you know, but often, it’s someone that you admire from afar. For me (and many other marketers), that person is MarketingProfs’ Chief Content Officer, Ann Handley.
Q: What’s the ratio of a pumpkin’s circumference to its diameter? A: Pumpkin Pi All jokes aside, Halloween presents a huge sales opportunity for B2C (and even some B2B) brands. In fact, Halloween is only second to Christmas as the most commercially successful holiday. And a recent survey found that Halloween spending is estimated to reach $8.
When I woke up on Monday morning, I was sad. The only thing I can think to compare it to is taking an amazing vacation in a warm sunny spot, and getting back home to blistery weather and cloudy skies. I had just spent a week with some of my amazing team members at the Disneyland of marketing conferences, the MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum and it was time to get back to reality.
Marketing departments typically have unlimited resources, astronomical budgets and more hours in the day than your average person. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. If the statement above sounds right to you, congratulations! For the rest of us trying to find a way to do more (quality and quantity) with less, this is a topic that is typically top of mind, every day.
True to form, LinkedIn’s Jason Miller rocked his presentation at the MarketingProf’s B2B Marketing forum by opening up with some inspirational words from The Clash: If you don’t like the world, then change it.” As Jason shared, the Clash changed the world, and so can today’s B2B marketers. But they’re facing some interesting challenges such as the fact that: 60% of B2B ...