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The twenty-first century consumer is a complex being. Their needs have become more difficult to fulfil; their buying journey more unpredictable. Their brand loyalty has diminished and their focus has shifted to seeking out the highest quality for the lowest price. That’s why it’s become a major struggle for brands to stand out and to make a good impression that lasts long eno ...
There’s a solid reason why content dominates the current realm of marketing. It’s the best way for businesses to share their knowledge and set themselves apart from the rest of the crowd. It allows them to communicate with target demographics on unbiased grounds – and it enables relationships and alliances to benefit both parties involved.
Finding an online library stocked with pictures that are of high quality and available to use for free can be a daunting task. All the effort you are putting in selecting your search words seem to only yield images that either vaguely agree with your needs or are completely irrelevant. This can waste a lot of your time and get you really worked up.
Snapchat is one of the most powerful mobile apps on the market today. Although it started off small, it has gained incredible popularity over the years with digital marketers, brands, celebrities, and athletes, to such a degree that it has become indispensable. Unlike most of its competitors, Snapchat has kept its focus on adding ‘authentic value’ to brands.
Did you know that one in five searches on a mobile device are voice? And there is little reason to doubt that this number will continue to rise as the months pass. Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google will be at the forefront of voice search… but will your business? In this article, we take a look at how to optimize conversational voice searches so that you aren’t left trailing your rivals.
What is SEO? Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions about search engine optimization, along with answers, recommendations, and best practices, logically organized into chapters and subchapters. The result is one of the easiest-to-follow guides to SEO basics for beginners. Table of Contents SEO Basics What is SEO? What is website traffic? What are organic sea ...
There’s a good chance that you’re not investing enough of your marketing budget into live events. And your brand may be missing out on a significant amount of growth because of it. Let me explain why. At my company Bizzabo, we recently surveyed over 400 mid-to-senior level marketers about the current state of event marketing and where they see it heading.
I have fond memories of walking up to my local Blockbuster to browse the latest VHS releases… There was one on every corner. It was an experience, a way to kill time, a reflection on the speed of societal change before we discovered the internet. But things are different now. We don’t have the time, headspace, or patience to trawl through hundreds of movies on a Saturday afternoon.
Games have been a part of human life ever since the beginning of recorded culture. They have been used as tools for entertainment, relationship building, training, and even survival. The strengths of the games medium has forged the development of gamification as a marketing strategy, too. What started out as hype by a handful of marketing experts has developed into a 1.
Google’s ability to differentiate good content from bad is becoming more and more sophisticated. SEO strategies are starting to favour user experience over the link building tactics of old. At the forefront of this change is video content. Although a video obviously can’t be ‘read’ and therefore contextualized by Google in the same way that the search engine’s algorithm can p ...
Note: This piece is based on work largely written by Jon Bishop, former Director of Growth at Heap and the CEO of Better Marketing Decisions. Digital marketing encompasses a huge variety of tactics, tools, and platforms – and learning all of them doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a ton of material out there, and most of it is niche-specific; there are very few comprehensive ...
Small businesses face numerous challenges trying to break the mold in this increasingly crowded online world. A notion that is especially true when it comes to ranking in search engines. How do you possibly compete with much bigger brands who have sizeable SEO budgets? Not only is it competitive, but everyone’s using the same tricks. So standing out is harder than ever.
If someone visits your product page but doesn’t purchase, or visits your email opt-in page and doesn’t complete the form, you’ve probably lost the opportunity to acquire them as a customer – unless you use retargeting. Retargeting is a powerful tool used for reconnecting with people who’ve visited your website, but who haven’t converted.
Think back to the revolutions throughout history that shaped the world. The advent of machinery, then information technology and then the internet all had a profound impact on the way we do business. But first, let’s consider how these historical revolutions impacted businesses over time. With the industrial revolution the emergence of industrial technology and its new tools ...
Instagram is a dream for businesses that have visual evidence of their product or service in action. Users can passively scroll through pictures and double tap to show their appreciation. It’s very simple to show off visually. For B2B businesses that provide more intangible services, it’s a little more challenging.