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

Why Your Emails Need to Be Mobile Friendly

A decade ago, reading email on your phone would have been considered a luxury. The iPhone just hadn’t been out for very long, and smartphones were far from ubiquitous. But today, depending on your industry and audience, 85 percent or more of the people you are trying to reach might [...]

2019-01-09T15:43:47+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

Why Video Captions Are a Must

Creating videos is expensive. Even relatively low quality videos can take up a ton of time and resources to produce. A high-quality video could take weeks or even months of time from producers, directors, camera crew, editors, motion graphic artists, and actors, not to mention the costly equipment and software [...]

2018-11-28T18:03:32+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

4 Tips for Effective Holiday Partner Emails

Most people don’t go into the holiday season knowing exactly what they’re going to buy. But they do plan to spend money. A lot of it. In 2017, the average US consumer expected to spend more than $900. And they’re more generous during this time of year, too. Where that [...]

2018-10-30T17:44:02+00:00

How Long Should Your Facebook Video Ad Be?

Facebook’s video ad specifications aren’t all that helpful when you’re trying to decide how long to make your ad. The minimum is one second. The maximum is 240 minutes. Your ad could be longer than The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition (235 minutes) and still fit [...]

2018-10-24T20:41:04+00:00

Banner Ads Not Cutting it? Try Video

When your ads aren’t getting results, there are a lot of things that could be going on. Maybe you’ve targeted the wrong audience. Maybe your message is off—or too hard to understand. Maybe it’s just not visually appealing, or your images are competing with your message. A lot of issues [...]

2018-11-14T22:30:59+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