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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 ...
Modern browsers are doing a great job supporting the scalable vector graphics format (SVG). If you’re wondering what that gobbledygook means, here’s a quick explanation. Let’s say you have a piece of graph paper and you want to draw a bar down the page, filling in 10 squares. You fill in each square independently with a square sticker and record the square x and y coordinates ...
A couple years ago, 100% of our clients utilized WordPress as their content management system. Just two years later and that number has dropped by about a third. Since I’ve been developing and designing sites in WordPress for a decade now, I often look to that CMS because of a few reasons. Why We Use WordPress Incredible Theme variety and support.
In 2007, famed photographer Carol M. Highsmith donated her entire lifetime archive to the Library of Congress. Years later, Highsmith discovered that stock photography company Getty Images had been charging licensing fees for the use of these public domain images, without her consent. And so she filed a lawsuit for $1 billion, claiming copyright violations and alleging gross m ...
Over the last 12 years, Bryan has lived in the world of email. Bryan helped grow ExactTarget, the email marketing giant that would later be acquired by Salesforce, serving as the VP of Email Products. He then joined the leadership team as the SVP & Chief Product Officer at Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Bryan is now the CEO of Sigstr, an Indianapolis-based email signature marketing platform.
Sometimes I groan when I hear the term millennial in a marketing conversations. At our office, I’m surrounded by millennials so the stereotypes of work ethic and entitlement make me cringe. Everyone I know that age is busting their butt and optimistic at their future. I love millennials – but I don’t think they’re sprayed with magic dust that makes them too different from anyone else.
We’ve really been having some fun with a local home service company here in Indianapolis and working on their inbound marketing efforts. Most of our experience to date has been working with enterprise clients who also hoped to rank regionally and we unlocked some great strategies for them. This specific client isn’t in any other city, though, and has a ton of competition here.
One of the biggest challenges for publishers and any marketer today are ad blockers. For marketers, rising ad blocking rates result in the inability to reach the coveted adblocking audience. In addition, high ad blocking rates lead to smaller ad inventory, which may eventually increase CPM rates. Since ad blockers came into play over a decade ago, adblocking rates have skyroc ...
Influencer marketing is the fastest-growing form of online acquisition. There’s a good reason—recent data proves the ROI of influencer marketing campaigns: Eighty-two percent of consumers are likely to follow a recommendation made by an influencer and every $1 spent on an influencer marketing returns $6.
On May 15th, I received an unsolicited email (aka SPAM) from an agency in Atlanta telling me what an explainer video was. I knew what it was, we’ve written about explainer videos extensively and published quite a few of our own. I didn’t respond to the email. A week later, I get another email with a similar note. A week later, another one. I don’t respond to either.
For many sales and marketing professionals, it’s a constant struggle to derive any actionable insights from existing data. The crushing volume of incoming data can be intimidating and wholly overwhelming, and attempting to extract the last ounce of the value, or even just the key insights, from that data can be a daunting task. In the past, the options were few: Hire data scientists.
Tony Bianco’s designs have been highly sought after in Australia for over forty years, and now the brand has catapulted into the world’s most influential fashion magazines and best-dressed lists by Australian models. Today, many top celebrities and models in the U.S. and throughout Europe can be seen wearing a variety of Tony Bianco shoes and accessories.
According to Statista, in 2016, 177.4 million people used mobile devices to shop, research and browse products. This figure is predicted to reach almost 200 million by 2018. And a new report conducted by Addressy cited that cart abandonment has reached a median rate of 66% in the US. Online retailers who don’t offer a great mobile experience are likely to be missing out on business.
We met recently with a local university to help develop a certification program regionally for digital marketing. I love the fact that a university is open to this. As described by the educators, they simply can not put together a 4+ year curriculum that will be able to keep their students on up-to-date on modern digital marketing strategies.
Marketing technology has been on the rise over the last decade, let alone years. If you haven’t embraced MarTech yet, and work in marketing (or sales, for that matter), then you better get on-board before you get left behind! New marketing technology has given businesses opportunities to build impactful and measurable marketing campaigns, analyse marketing data in real-time, a ...
There’s an inherent tension in product development between improvement and stability. On the one hand, users expect new features, functionality and maybe even a new look; on the other hand, changes can backfire when familiar interfaces suddenly disappear. This tension is greatest when a product is changed in a dramatic way – so much that it could even be called a new product.
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