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It seems every week that a social network is changing layouts and requiring new dimensions for their profile photos, the background canvas and images that are shared on the networks. Limitations for social images are a combination of dimension, image size – and even the amount of text that’s displayed within the image. I would caution against uploading oversized images to social media sites.
Email marketing is a blood sport. In the last 20 years, the only thing that’s changed with email is that good email senders continue to get punished more and more by email service providers. While ISPs and ESPs could totally coordinate if they wanted to, they simply don’t. The result is that there’s an adversarial relationship between the two.
One of the fascinating, more advanced technologies I got to see at the IRCE was Optimove. Optimove is web-based software used by customer marketers and retention experts to grow their online businesses through their existing customers. The software combines the art of marketing with the science of data to help companies maximize customer engagement and lifetime value by automa ...
Dell defines Information Technology Transformation as the process of enhancing information and communication technology so as to make human lives more efficient and better. IT transformation also centers on improving infrastructure so as to encourage efficiency in systems due to a reduction in the wastage of resources.
If you’ve ever had to utilize a browser’s developer tools to try and track down a rogue image or include that’s not secure, you know how frustrating it is. Lucky for us, there’s been a fantastic update to SEMRush’s comprehensive Site Audit – the addition of an HTTPS checker. You can now perform an in-depth HTTPS check which covers 100 percent of Google’s security recommendations.
Hightail has released the results of its first State of Creative Collaboration Survey. The survey focused on how marketing and creative teams collaborate to deliver the mountains of original content needed to drive campaigns, deliver business results and increase sales and revenue. Lack of Resources and Increased Demand are Hurting Creatives With a growing output of content th ...
In my personal, publishing and marketing lives, I continue to grow weary of social networks. Each month the time that I spend on each continues to tick down. There are many reasons but – at its core – I don’t believe social networks like Facebook and Twitter have evolved much from the days of Forums and Bulletin Boards. You post a topic, you comment, you move on.
The affiliate industry is nuanced. There are many players, layers, and moving parts. While some of these nuances are what make the affiliate model unique and valuable, such as connecting compensation to outcomes, there are others that are less desirable. What’s more is that, if a company is unaware of them, they risk damaging their brand.
You’re the marketer. What are you going to do next? This is a question marketers ask themselves constantly. Data is now flowing into organizations at record speed and volume, and the process of organizing and acting on this data can be paralyzing. For starters, you’re tasked with knowing a variety of things about your customers: Who are my most valuable customers? Who ar ...
A beginner’s guide to decide if Twitter is right for your digital strategy They don’t ‘get’ their users! Shares are down! It’s cluttered! It’s dying! Marketers – and users – have had plenty of complaints about Twitter recently. However, with over 330 million active users worldwide, the social media platform seems to be doing just fine.
The Consumer Goods sector is a space where large investments and high volatility often result in grand shifts in the name of effectiveness and profitability. Industry giants like Unilever, Coca-Cola, and Nestle have recently announced reorganization and re-strategizing to spur growth and cost savings, while smaller consumer goods manufacturers are being hailed as agile, innova ...
We used to advertise on our site that we had over 75,000 subscribers on our email list. While that was true, we had a nagging deliverability issue where we were getting stuck in spam folders a lot. While 75,000 subscribers look great when you’re seeking email sponsors, it’s absolutely terrible when email professionals let you know they weren’t getting your email because it was ...
E-Commerce is taking over the retail industry by the minute. It’s making it all the more difficult to keep brick and mortar stores afloat. For brick-and-mortar stores, it isn’t about stocking up inventory and managing accounts and sales. If you’re running a physical store, then you need to move to the next level.
Over the last few years, I’ve been quite vocal about how so many consultants and agencies in the organic search industry refuse to change. It’s unfortunate as they continue to leave a trail of clients that have invested a lot but actually destroyed their ability to acquire organic authority, ranking, and traffic.
Yesterday, I shared how we batch loaded an entire year of social updates via Hootsuite. While quite a bit of work went into the research, our team spent quite a few hours just massaging the data and making it a file that could be uploaded. Even after we passed all validation checks, we had to then manually go through and select or add media to display in each social update.
Over the years, we’ve noticed that expectations often increase with our clients while the cost of the engagement has not. In fact, last year we spent about 15% year over year on additional work for our clients. That would have been great had we had the resources, but we simply didn’t. We had to make some drastic changes if we hoped to keep our agency healthy.
Because our clients are highly technical, it’s often difficult for us to find writers that are both creative as well as knowledgeable. Over time, we grew weary of rewrites, as have our writers, so we tested a new process. We now have a production process where we have our clients stop by our podcast studio each month – or we dial them in – and we record a few podcasts.
Pulling in new customers while improving the overall brand image is a persistent challenge for marketers. With a fragmented media landscape and the distractions of multi-screening, it’s difficult to adjust to the desires of consumers with targeted messaging. Marketers confronted with this challenge often turn to the “throw it at the wall to see if it sticks” approach, instead ...
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