caitlin burgess

  • 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.

    TopRank®in Social- 12 readers -
  • 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.

    TopRank®in Social Twitter- 12 readers -
  • 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 ...

    TopRank®in SEO Content Blogging How To's- 17 readers -
  • 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 ...

    TopRank®in SEO- 14 readers -
  • 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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  • 6 Quick & Dirty SEO Research Tips for B2B Content Planning

    When it comes to crafting compelling content that informs, engages and inspires action, seasoned B2B digital and content marketers know our content needs to captivate both humans and search engines to be effective. After all, 81% of B2B decision makers conduct research before reaching out to a vendor, so we know our content needs to meet them whenever and wherever they’re searching.

    TopRank®in Paid Search SEO Content- 14 readers -
  • Behind the Marketing Curtain: An Interview With Comedian, Marketer Tim Washer

    As we marketers long to make meaningful connections with our audience, we often look deep into our figurative crystal balls in hopes of finding a way to lay an irresistible field of content that will trap their attention. Unfortunately, we can end up putting our audience to sleep—leaving the door open for more colorful characters to swoop in and carry them away.

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  • 5 TopRank Marketing Team Insights for Finding B2B Content Marketing Inspiration

    These days, there’s little doubt among B2B marketers that content is the foundation of digital marketing success. After all, studies show that nearly all B2B buyers do some form of online research before making a purchasing decision. As a result, we content creators are tasked with turning out informative, engaging and inspiring content that helps our brand be the best answer ...

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  • Digital Advertising Tips: 5 Scenarios Perfect for Pay-to-Play Tactics

    In today’s competitive and content-saturated digital landscape, it’s no secret that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to connect, engage and inspire action from our audiences using only “free” or organic marketing tactics. As a result, digital advertising, often dubbed “pay-to-play” by marketers, is steadily on the rise.

    TopRank®in Paid Search- 24 readers -
  • 6 Best Practices for Nurturing B2B Marketing Qualified Leads

    The rise of the internet, digital technologies and social media platforms have transformed the way consumers make purchasing decisions—and not just for B2C consumers, but for B2B as well. In fact, according to CEB, B2B buyers are 57% of the way through a purchasing decision before engaging with a sales rep. But, as a savvy B2B marketer, you already knew all this.

    TopRank®in Social Content- 13 readers -