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Conversations between digital marketers are always abuzz with the latest, greatest and most innovative content marketing techniques. Everything from different content types, to the newest ways to promote content are never far from their lips. There is no doubt that content plays an incredibly important role as part of an integrated digital marketing program.
5 Email Campaign Ideas to Help Increase Conversion Rates [Infographic] HubSpot reports: "Why is email is the most powerful channel for lead nurturing? Because it's a one-on-one interaction, and it can be highly personalized based on where a lead is in the buyer's journey. In terms of engagement, research shows that lead nurturing emails beat out individual email blasts by far.
How to Optimize Your Email Production Workflow [Infographic] This infographic takes a look at the email marketing production processes of over 900 marketers to help isolate helpful tips and tools to help optimize email marketing workflows. Helpful hints include the optimum production cycle, tips for strategy and goal setting, content creation, design and development.
“Influencer Marketing is the practice of developing relationships with connected internal and industry experts to co-create content of mutual value to achieve measurable business goals.” – TopRank Marketing Influencer marketing has gained an enormous amount of popularity over the past few years but marketers still have lots of questions.
The problem with most marketing teams isn’t a lack of ideas. It’s a lack of clarity and focus.” – Hana Abaza The meaning of the expression “less is more” is one that many content marketers are still struggling with. In an effort to capture the attention of busy and distracted consumers, they’re creating more content than ever. But more isn’t always better.
Is your B2B marketing a skyscraper or a sandcastle? It’s fun to spend a day on the beach creating your dream house, only to have the tide wipe it out. But If you were planning on moving in with your spouse and kids...well, that would be a problem. It takes planning and strategy to build something that will stand the test of time.
One of the most valuable resources for just about any company is the talent, expertise and insight from internal experts and executives, especially when it comes to content marketing. However, understanding the best practices and putting them into action within a large, complex organization is another thing entirely.
Well, hello there. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by the TopRank Marketing blog today. I’m pretty sure I know why you’re here — you’ve been searching high and low for the most adorable cat video of the day. Well, here it is: Okay. Okay. Just kidding. But I really do know why you’re here. You’re looking for a little headline help.
As the old joke goes, there are two seasons in my home state of Minnesota: Winter and Road Construction. Right now, we are smack in the middle of the latter. I’m a guy who doesn’t like pony-sized potholes on my streets. So I try to make peace with the endless lane changes, reroutes, and slow-downs.
The smart and talented Tiffani Allen will return for next week’s roundup. While we wait, let’s dive into what’s been happening in the news this week. The Future of Social Video: A Brief Look into What’s Next [Infographic] Video. Is there anything it can’t do? First it kills the radio star, and now it’s taking over social media.
With more than 500 million monthly active users and a whopping 300 million daily active users, Instagram’s popularity and growth presents large and small brands with a huge opportunity to connect with a large, diverse audience. But while most B2C brands have found it relatively easy to build connections and followings on this visual social platform, B2B brands find it more cha ...
In late June, Facebook announced they would be changing the News Feed algorithm to favor content from users’ friends and families, triggering a collective sigh (and maybe some choice words) among publishers, brands and marketers who rely on Facebook to boost brand awareness and generate referral traffic to their website and blog content.
With more than 450 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network–and it’s growing every second. In fact, LinkedIn reports that people are signing up for the platform at a rate of two members per second. For many of us marketers, LinkedIn’s continued growth is no surprise.
Fans of high culture rejoice. We have finally realized our potential as a species. We have reached the pinnacle of creative expression. That’s right. MacGyver is getting a reboot. For those of you born in the 90’s, MacGyver was a TV show starring Richard Dean Anderson and his amazing mullet: Image via Telestar Breathtaking, isn’t it? MacGyver was a secret agent who used t ...
Everything in the digital marketing world seems to move at light speed. And like most things in life, just when you think you have it all figured out, everything changes. As a result, we marketers need to stay sharp, flexible and inspired. We need to make a concerted effort to stay on top of industry news and trends in order to grow our brands and keep pace with the competition.
B2B marketers around the globe are all experiencing the same pain. That consistent pain is how to reach, engage, qualify and convert audiences into paying customers. We’ve all become acutely aware that more content isn’t always better. But now, we’re faced with an even harsher reality about B2B marketing which is that we somehow have to find a way to not only reach the right ...
Every year, thousands of high school students head to the track, pool, or stadium dreaming of greatness. Hundreds make it to college-level competition. A handful become pros. But when all’s said and done, just one athlete takes the gold. Likewise, content marketing has become a highly competitive landscape.
3 Things Every CEO Should Do to Succeed on Social Media [Infographic] This new infographic from MDG Advertising illustrates three simple rules for CEOs on social media: Start with LinkedIn, pick a few networks outside of LinkedIn and stick with them, and avoid being boring. Why should CEOs be on social media in the first place? It gives the organization a human face, and it's a ...
Question: How do you get better at content marketing? Answer: You learn from your mistakes. Follow-up Question: What’s even better than learning from your mistakes? Answer: Learning from other people’s mistakes. If you’re looking for bad content marketing, it’s a buyer’s market. Every brand is a publishing company now. Some are doing amazing work. Most are…not so much.
Content Marketing continues to drive marketing strategy for many companies and yet most companies doen’t document that strategy and continue to be challenged in created a variety of compelling content on a consistent basis. Smart, creative and results-focused advice on content marketing that actually works is in high demand and I’m happy to say that over the past few years we ...
Over the past few years, B2B marketers have been abuzz with the concept of Account-Based Marketing (ABM). It’s like some sort of futuristic concept was finally here and would be the solution that we all needed. But just like any other marketing tactic, it takes time to figure out how to approach it successfully.
One of the great benefits of social media is the dual effect of creating access to people of influence while helping individuals with expertise and points of view become influential themselves. One of my connections that serves as a great example of this is Amy Lamparske, Head of Global Social Media at 3M.
What does the color blue taste like? How does boredom taste, or the mental image of a square? Pastry chef Taria Camerino could tell you. She has synesthesia, a kind of wire-crossing of sensory input, and her memory works almost entirely through flavor. She’s a pastry chef by trade, making delicacies with flavors based on her unusual gift.
Did you know, that on a daily basis, 16 to 20% of search queries on Google have never been seen before? With over 100 billion monthly queries, there are an incredible number of ways that people express their interests, wants and needs. At the same time, a study from CMI and MarketingProfs reports that 50% of marketers say producing content consistently is a top challenge.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning sound like concepts from the future. In reality, it has been used by search engines for a decent amount of time now. Most people have probably heard of Google’s RankBrain by now, but if not, RankBrain is a machine learning artificial intelligence system.
Content Marketing within large, complex organizations is not for the faint of heart. Many big companies are legacy brands with years of history behind marketing status quo. Today’s business environment calls for constant innovation and for marketers that can champion the necessary change, there can be significant impact. In that context, I introduce you to Kathy Sterio from General Electric.