Matt Umbro

  • Is your marketing career progressing as it should be?

    As with any industry, digital marketing specialists follow a career path designed to foster growth and take on more responsibility. What’s unique about digital marketing compared to other industries is that the field has only been around for roughly 20 years. Thus, the specific path for progression isn’t as defined.

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  • Happy 10 Year Anniversary PPC Hero

    March 12, 2017 It’s hard to believe, but today is our 10th anniversary! 10 years ago today, John Lee wrote our first ever post, introducing everyone to “PPC Hero, the one-stop blog for all things pay-per-click!” In this post, we laid out our goal: To educate the world on the basic techniques and finer skills of successful pay-per-click campaign management.

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  • A Tale Of 2 Internships

    November 29, 2016 Editor’s Note: Today’s post is written by former Hanapin intern, Wyatt Wells. Wyatt discusses his internship experiences with Hanapin. It was the best of internships, it was the worst of internships—wait, scratch that…Truthfully, each of my two experiences as an intern at Hanapin offered uniquely valuable opportunities to hone new skills and explore my career interests.

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  • So You Want To Be An Industry Thought Leader? Here’s What To Do

    September 14, 2016 In any industry, there are people we look up to because we believe they are the best of the best at what they do. These are the people we turn to when industry news breaks or to educate us about how we can be better at our jobs. In short, these industry thought leaders are who we try to emulate.

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  • Ecommerce Secrets wtih Google, Bing, & Hanapin – New Webinar Panel!

    August 15, 2016 Did you know that Q4 begins in only 46 days? For most ecommerce merchants, Q4 is the busiest and most profitable time of the year. Therefore, if you haven’t already begun planning for this time of year, you are already behind. Luckily, experts from Google, Bing, and Hanapin are here to help you get ready for the holiday season! This Thursday, August 18th a ...

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  • Can You Be Squeezing More Out Of Your Brand Campaign?

    August 4, 2016 One of the first lessons you are taught as a PPC professional is to separate your brand and non-brand keyword campaigns. Not only will your ad be more relevant to searchers, but your cost-per-click (CPC) will most likely be lower because the keywords have high quality scores. Additionally, if users are searching for your brand, they are more likely to convert.

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  • 4 tactics you can use today to become a better listener

    I think we all can agree that it’s paramount to listen to our clients. They know their businesses the best and are crucial in helping us determine strategy and ongoing initiatives. However, I believe that many of us (myself included) don’t listen to our clients as much as we should. When I talk about listening to our clients, I’m not just speaking to the oral portion.

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  • How to prepare for AdWords’ expanded text ads and device-based bidding

    By now, you’ve heard about all of the latest Google AdWords and Google Analytics updates announced at Google’s Performance Summit. The two main changes coming to AdWords include expanded text ads and the ability to bid by device. Many articles have been written about what these updates mean for advertisers, but today I want to focus on how you can prepare for these changes.

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  • Why you need to embrace delegation

    Over the course of my career, I’ve made great efforts to hone my paid search and client relation skills. Not only do I strive to do great work, but I also want to be seen as knowledgeable and confident by my clients. I bring up this drive for outward success because internally, I’ve struggled with something that can play a huge factor when delivering results: delegation.

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