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Yesterday, Rob Petersen, Tim Peter and I gave a Webinar on using analytics to make search marketing decisions. How is your search marketing working? Are you getting the results you want? Maybe you don’t even know how to measure results. Your analytics are essential to your initial search marketing plan and improvement plans. No matter where you are starting from, understanding how to measure where you are and take it to the next level makes all the difference. Do you know how your Web analytics can drive your search improvement plan? Read the remainder of this entry »
What are you doing with social media? Are you developing high-quality content? Curating your Twitter feed? Are you connecting with your followers? The answer to that last question should be YES, because if it’s not, you’re doing it wrong. Social media is all about relationships, which means – for better or for worse – so is digital marketing.
As I have been writing in this space for the last three posts, SEO is not just the domain of consultants. It is a vital skill for every role in marketing and communications. Of course, SEO is essential for teams building digital experiences, and the communications professionals supporting those experiences. But none of that matters if their executives don’t support and fund what I call outside-in marketing, but what most people call content marketing. Because the pull marketing model is so new to these folks, it is often difficult to get their buy in. Without their buy in, digital marketing experiences don’t have a chance. Read the remainder of this entry »
Content marketing is a valuable part of any business strategy and it comes in many forms. Though the term is overused, its implementation is underutilized. A study by digital marketing company IMN found that 78 percent of companies surveyed placed content marketing as a high or medium-to-high priority but only 52 percent reported a formal content marketing strategy in place for every channel of distribution. What’s more – only 50 percent in industries like financial services, software, banking and insurance said their companies had no content marketing calendar.
Americans have long been wary of new technology and its potential to invade an individual’s privacy. Digital marketing has evolved so quickly that it’s hard for the average consumer to keep up. But privacy breaches – both real and perceived – put businesses at great risk. It’s up to digital marketers to reduce that risk. What do Facebook, New York’s Journal News, and the FBI have in common? They’ve all been criticized for violating an individual’s privacy. Read the remainder of this entry »