How to Clean Up Your Blog

For years, bloggers were told that the key to a successful blog was a steady stream of content. So people created detailed content calendars and hopped on the content marketing treadmill. Many organizations are still on that treadmill, scrambling to crank out anywhere from one to several blog posts every [...]

2019-01-17T17:32:16+00:00

3 Underrated Benefits of Branding

Say your sales reps have a booth at a conference they’ve never been to before. They prepare to spend plenty of time introducing people to your brand, explaining what your organization does, and discussing how your product or service helps people. But before they even get started, everyone says, “Oh, [...]

2019-01-03T17:16:30+00:00

What Have Your Customers Taught You This Year?

Test. Measure. Change. For digital marketers, that’s an endless cycle. We create variations of every ad, email, headline, and landing page, measure how our audience interacts with them, and then choose the versions that deliver the best results. But a single A/B test isn’t enough to create trends or make [...]

2018-12-19T22:17:56+00:00

6 Tips for Using Instagram for Your Business

Instagram has quickly become one of the world’s largest social media platforms. With more than 1 billion users worldwide and more than 100 million in the US, it’s no wonder businesses are using Instagram to connect with their target audience. But just because everyone is on it doesn’t mean it’s [...]

2018-12-19T22:09:29+00:00

How to Use Stories to Build Your Brand

Every brand has a story. It’s the reason you exist. It’s what you do. It’s the problem you help your customers solve and the aspirations you empower them to fulfill. Maybe you inspire people to have a positive impact on their community. Or you equip pastors to lead their congregations. [...]

2018-12-05T22:37:00+00:00

What Is Native Advertising, and Should You Use It?

While most other forms of advertising disrupt a consumer’s reading or viewing experience in some way (like a forced a commercial break or a popup ad), native ads are designed to imitate the natural ways people expect to find content. Native ads blend in with the sites, apps, and platforms [...]

2018-11-14T18:45:15+00:00

The Danger of Using Jargon in Your Marketing

Every industry has specialized vocabulary that describes its concepts, problems, products, services, tasks, and roles. Sometimes these are unique words that evolve from acronyms or concepts that other industries don’t deal with regularly. Other times, this specialized vocabulary might repurpose existing words in a new way. However it forms, this [...]

2018-09-24T19:52:04+00:00

Is Your Marketing Too Wordy?

The average goldfish has a nine-second attention span. The average Internet user has an eight-second attention span. That’s what your marketing is up against every time someone hits your landing page or opens your email. Your readers are literally less attentive than a goldfish. That’s not a criticism of how [...]

2018-09-26T15:27:59+00:00

What Should Your Nurture Campaign Look Like?

Growing an audience doesn’t do you much good if you can’t get people to actually do anything. For most of us, the whole point of acquiring leads and building an email list is ultimately to make sales. It’s tempting to think that once someone joins your email list, it’s time [...]

2018-09-12T19:48:40+00:00