caitlin burgess

  • Death of Facebook Organic Reach = New Opportunities for Influencer Marketing

    Earlier this month, marketers were shocked to learn that Facebook would be making more major changes to its News Feed, effectively bringing brand and publisher organic reach to zero by prioritizing high engagement content from family, friends and groups. In a formal statement posted on his own Facebook page, Mark Zuckerberg said: “We built Facebook to help people stay conn ...

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  • 4 Top Trends in Customer Centricity to Drive Digital Marketing Success in 2018

    Ask any digital marketer if they’ve been able to set their strategy on autopilot over the past decade, and I bet you’ll get a laugh or two—as well as an emphatic “No.” If we’ve learned anything it’s that the digital landscape is simply too fast-changing to keep the business as usual mindset. But while the global rise of the internet, the explosion of social media, and the dev ...

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  • 7 Examples of Brands Leveraging Twitter for Social Customer Care

    These days, there’s little doubt that social media is plays a pivotal role in a brand’s marketing strategy. After all, with roughly 2 billion internet users on social networks and counting, there’s massive reach and resonance potential. But couple widespread adoption with shifting consumer preferences and expectations—and the smell of major change is in the air.

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  • Year In Review: 6 Platform Changes That Shook Up Social Media Marketing in 2017

    With 2018 on the horizon, we’re all in a state of reflection, looking back on all the good, the bad and the ugly 2017 brought us. When it comes to social media, it’s hard not to think about the latter two. With all the political turmoil and uptick in trolling, even Facebook recently admitted that its digging deep to turn the tide and bring well-being principles into the social experience.

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  • 5 Purpose-Driven Companies Making an Inspiring Splash on Social Media

    As our world becomes increasingly connected through the internet, social media and mobile technologies, consumer awareness and engagement around local and global social, economic, political and environmental challenges are soaring to new heights. As a result, people desperately want to invest their time and money where their hearts are by supporting and working for companies ...

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  • How Employee Engagement Helps Drive the Success of Your Marketing Efforts

    As our world becomes increasingly driven by digital technologies and the workforce experiences generational shifts, employee engagement is rising as a top focus area for many companies. After all, according to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace study, just 16% of the American workforce is “actively” engaged. Of course, when employees aren’t engaged, they’re a flight risk.

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  • 12 Industry-Specific Opportunities for Boosting Social Media Engagement

    In the ever-changing social media landscape, we marketers are often on the prowl for meaningful data and insights to understand what works, what doesn’t and where our opportunities may lie. As a result, we often turn to industry research and studies, which often feature benchmarks that help us better internalize our own metrics and understand how we stack up to the competition.

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  • What All Marketers Can Learn from Fast Food Giants Crushing Twitter

    There’s little doubt among marketers that social media is an important part of their strategic digital marketing mix. After all, social media is part of the fabric of our daily lives—and arguably our identities. In fact, it’s estimated that there are 1.96 billion social media users worldwide—with that number expected to grow to 2.5 billion by 2018.

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  • Report: What Marketers Need to Know About the ‘State of Video Marketing’

    These days, there’s little doubt among marketers that video content is an incredibly powerful content marketing tool. After all, humans are visual creatures by nature, so it stands to reason that video often satisfies our content appetite. In fact, according to a Think With Google study, 50% of internet users said they’ve looked for videos related to a product or service before visiting a store.

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  • How We’re Building a Content Marketing Dream Team

    A few members of the TopRank Marketing content marketing dream team. As the digital landscape continues to grow and shift, digital marketing — particularly content marketing — has a majority stake in most brands’ marketing strategies these days. After all, nearly half of the world’s population now uses the internet, and we want our content to meet people where they are and wh ...

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  • How to Make the Switch to Content-Driven SEO #MNBlogCon

    TopRank Marketing’s Joshua Nite made his debut on the speaker circuit this past weekend at the 8th annual Minnesota Blogger Conference held at Concordia University in St. Paul. Charming the crowd with his unique brand of wit, creativity, mad content marketing expertise, and numerous “cats with hats” references, Josh delivered a The Good Place-themed presentation titled: “The ...

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  • Will More Tweet Space Equal More Value for Your Twitter Audience?

    Last month, Twitter made big headlines after announcing it was in the midst of testing 280-character tweets as a way to give users more room to “express” themselves. The announcement came a little more than a year after Twitter stopped including links and photos in character counts. “We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing ...

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  • Beyond Google Keyword Planner: 7 Easy-to-Use SEO Research Tools for Generating Content Ideas

    As a content marketer, you know that your target audience needs to be at the center of your content strategy. After all, modern content marketing was born to help you create valuable content that satisfies your audience’s quest for answers throughout their customer journey. However, as the digital landscape becomes increasingly crowded with content — and you feel more and mor ...

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  • 6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting Social Media Marketing Goals

    In today’s digital landscape, chances are social media is a vital piece of your marketing mix. After all, people live on social platforms these days and projections show that worldwide social media users will surpass 3 billion by 2021. But as brands and marketers fight for visibility in crowded, “algorithm-enhanced” news feeds, how many of you are actually reaching your strat ...

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  • Our Top 11 Content Marketing Takeaways from #CMWorld 2017

    Last week, thousands of marketers from all over the world descended on the Rock N’ Roll capital of the world, Cleveland, OH, for the seventh annual Content Marketing World Conference and Expo. Featuring more than 130 speakers, keynotes and panelists, dozens of different tracks, and a whole lot of orange, the four-day event was exciting and inspiring.

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  • 12 Questions You Need to Answer if You Want to Launch a Video Content Strategy

    There’s no question that video is an increasingly important digital marketing tactic. Humans are visual creatures by nature and, when done right, video allows brands to tell their story and create meaningful, emotional connections with their audience. For California-based Jordan Vineyard and Winery, video content has become a central piece of their marketing strategy.

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  • 5 Radiant Writing Secrets Inspired by ‘Charlotte’s Web’

    Some pig. Terrific. Radiant. Humble. In the classic E.B. White novel, Charlotte’s Web, these simple yet impactful words save a life and make another better. And for prolific writer, marketer and speaker Ann Handley, these words also make the title character the best content marketer in the world. “In just four [phrases] she had to make her case. Wilbur was her product.

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  • 5 Best Practices for Enterprise Influencer Marketing #CMWorld

    It was all aboard the Content Marketing World Enterprise Wednesday morning, as TopRank Marketing CEO Lee Odden took marketers to the not-so-final frontier of marketing: influencer marketing. Lee’s session, “Big Brand Influencer Marketing: Trends & Best Practices,” had the flight deck packed with eager marketers from brands big and small as well as agencies, all looking for ...

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