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  • Get the Marketing Budget You Need in 2 Steps

    It’s November 10th and my Christmas lights are up. To be honest, I hung them November 1st, but don’t tell anyone. The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching, and for us marketers, it’s more than holiday parties and eggnog; that means it’s time to stake our claim of 2017 budgets. In the review of any digital marketing budget proposal, executives are going to look for the ...

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  • Can Marketers Really Generate Sales on Social Media?

    At last week’s MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum, Andrew Davis had the crowd roaring with laughter as he impersonated a marketer with a fresh piece of content. “Let’s put it on the blog!” he exclaimed. “Let’s put it on Facebook! And Twitter! And Pinterest! And Flickr! And Google+, for the two people still using it.” It was funny, because for a lot of marketers, it’s true.

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  • Learn How to Launch an Integrated Strategy for Account Based Marketing #MPB2B

    “How do we start to synchronize all of the efforts between marketing and sales into a coordinated play through account based marketing?” That is the question Jon Miller posed to an audience of 150 marketers in today’s first breakout session at MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum. As the CEO and Co-founder of Engagio and Co-founder of Marketo, Jon shared his passion of analytic ...

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  • Dear Marketing Client: When You Succeed, We Succeed

    Like pairing fine wine with artisan cheese, the client-agency relationship is a beautiful medley of innovation, execution and synergy. Okay, it’s rarely that romantic. But in my five years working in the agency world, I have been witness to marketing programs that consistently outperform objectives, which are undoubtedly fueled by a winning client-agency relationship.

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  • Remarketing Best Practices from Elizabeth Marsten of CommerceHub

    Over the past few years, online remarketing has transitioned into a no brainer practice in digital advertising; and for good reason. Typically associated with lower cost-per-lead and higher return on ad spend, remarketing has caught the eye of businesses and agencies alike. At last week’s 2016 MNSearch Summit, Director of Paid Search at CommerceHub Elizabeth Marsten presented ...

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  • Search Marketing at its Finest: A Preview to #MNSummit 2016

    “There is no black magic to successfully attracting customers via the web.” – Rand Fishkin, Wizard of Moz For digital marketers, this quote rings all too true. For this reason, successful digital marketing requires constant self and team education and a willingness to experiment with groundbreaking tactics.

    TopRank®in SEO- 10 readers -
  • Should You Consider a Digital Marketing Agency That Follows Agile Marketing Principles?

    A feature of mapping apps that I wish existed: agility. We’ve all been there. At the moment you mapped your route to your next destination, there was no traffic. As you’re cruising down the road you notice of trail of brake lights distantly in front of you. You pull up your map application only to find that your clear roadways have transformed into dots of red lines for the ...

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  • 3 Ways to Turn Marketing KPI Successes into Wins for Executives

    In my role as an Account Manager at a TopRank Marketing, I work directly with brand marketing teams to strategize and execute on digital marketing initiatives for a wide variety of KPIs: website traffic, leads, social engagement, brand awareness, ecommerce sales, etc. In my earlier agency days, I believed that if we delivered results, on time and on budget, that the data would speak for itself.

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  • 4 Must-Have SEO Hacks for Better Mobile Marketing

    I’m in the process of finding a daycare. As a working parent, my lunches are spent perusing options on my phone as I eat my Jimmy Johns (sometimes Erberts & Gerberts if I’m feeling fancy). When I come to website that doesn’t render well, I leave. If the “Request a Tour” form is unmanageably long on mobile, I leave.

    TopRank®in SEO Mobile- 23 readers -
  • 7 Traits for Successful Digital Marketing Agency Client Relationships

    The relationships that we form with other people are an inherent part of being human. Some relationships stand the test of time while others become a distant memory. Relationships (good and bad) are not bound to our personal lives. Every day your interactions with coworkers, customers and other business contacts work towards building strong professional relationships today.

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  • How 3 Mega E-Commerce Websites Approach Title Tag & Meta Description Optimization

    Here’s a test: Google “fairy wings” right now. Your job is to quickly find which result will sell you a set of glitter fairy wings and preferably include free shipping. Now that you’ve begun your search, how do you know which result will bring you to the most qualified products? One way is to visually scan the title and description snippets in your search results.

    TopRank®in SEO How To's- 20 readers -