5 Steps to Create Your Content Strategy

Anyone can create content. But if you want your blog, newsletter, YouTube channel, podcast, magazine, or social media accounts to be effective, you need to start with a content strategy. And that’s not so easy. Your strategy gives every piece of content a job, so you’ll always have a thoughtful [...]

2020-02-13T17:28:07+00:00

6 Stats to Keep Your Marketing Sharp in 2020

When it comes to best practices, the marketing world rarely experiences dramatic shifts. But every year, there are a handful of new insights we can use to better reach and engage our audiences. As you roll out your plans for this year, here are six stats to keep your marketing [...]

2020-01-16T17:25:43+00:00

Why You Need to Grow Your Own Audience

The herculean task for any online organization or retailer is to create an audience out of the millions of everyday Internet users. Digital marketers do that through content marketing, advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), or social media. Growing an audience requires a lot of work, attention, and recalibration. And you [...]

2019-11-14T19:45:20+00:00

How to Define Your Brand Message

Sometimes having a clear, well-defined brand message makes a bigger impact on sales than the price or even the quality of your products. Donald Miller puts it this way: “People don't buy the best products and services. They buy the ones they can understand the fastest.” With any given ad, [...]

2019-10-24T18:08:47+00:00

4 Ways to Get the Right Traffic

A good sales funnel runs like a well-oiled machine. Leads go in, and customers come out. At the top of your funnel (TOFU), eye-catching content makes people aware of your brand. Mid-funnel (MOFU), your lead nurture campaigns help your audience develop a relationship with you and see your brand as [...]

2019-10-17T16:34:25+00:00

How to Get the Right Information from Your Leads

When running a lead-generation campaign, you want there to be as few barriers as possible between your leads and your list. Whether you’re collecting email addresses, phone numbers, mailing addresses, or something else, you want clear, simple forms. The harder it is for people to sign up, the fewer leads [...]

2019-03-20T17:27:14+00:00

How to Follow-Up with Your New Leads

When you create an advertising campaign, it’s easy to focus on the parts that generate leads: the ad itself, your landing page, forms, etc. But creating leads is only half the battle. If you want your leads to actually convert and move down your marketing funnel or sales pipeline, you [...]

2019-03-13T21:19:21+00:00

How Emotions Influence Purchases

It’s nice to imagine that if you present the right facts and statistics, the sheer weight of your logical arguments will convince people to buy your product or service. But that’s not really how most people make purchasing decisions. While facts, logic, and statistics are important, emotions play a critical [...]

2019-04-17T16:34:17+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