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The Rhythm of Integrated Marketing

6 steps to a stronger B2B brand.

Branding

Nov 15, 2018

Marketing in general and branding in particular are typically long on stuff that sounds good and short on substance. For a fluff-free brand, focus on two things:  Simplicity and clarity. Somewhere in your company — in your people or processes or products — is something very special. Your job is to identify that something, hone it to a razor-sharp edge — and present it to the marketplace simply yet powerfully.

Why cold email is (still) a hot marketing idea.

Direct Marketing

Nov 13, 2018

Creating cold emails that get opened and responded to isn’t difficult if you’ll take a few minutes to learn proven best practices. In a handy post about successful cold emailing, digital marketing authority Neil Patel surveys 11 kinds of cold emails. In this article, we share a summary about seven of them.

The Non-Photographer’s Guide to Working with Stock Photography

Creative Services

Nov 08, 2018

Marketers who want to keep quality high and costs low may want to consider purchasing stock photography for their communications needs. This is a brief guide to understanding where and how to purchase, as well as why some photos cost so much more.

3 Tips for User Intent SEO Strategy Drive More Relevant Traffic, Increase Performance

Search Marketing

Nov 06, 2018

Part of Google’s intensive search algorithm includes user intent, displaying search results by relevance. For this reason, understanding intent when creating website content is essential to improving your site’s relevance and SEO. There are three stages of user intent: informational, navigational, and transactional.

6 Social Media Mistakes Marketers Make - Avoid These Posting & Planning Missteps

Social Media

Nov 01, 2018

Social media offers a remarkable business advantage for integrated marketers. Unfortunately, the sheer number of available platforms, frequent algorithmic updates, and required time commitment often prevent businesses from maximizing social media’s benefits.

Treat Your Employees and Customers With Holiday Promotional Items

Promotional Products

Oct 30, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas from Fun to Fabulous
It’s that time of year again, when businesses both large and small start thinking about how to recognize their staff and prized clients, and integrated marketers try to figure out how to do it affordably while still making an unforgettable impression. Below is our curated list of five buzzworthy gifts that can pull this double duty. Our list runs the gamut from just a few dollars, to items for those looking to splurge a bit.

How To Write More Effective PPC Search Ads

Search Marketing

Oct 25, 2018

Those little text ads that show up in your search results look deceptively simple. But success of your paid PPC search campaign is riding on a few well-chosen words. Take time to make sure you choose every word carefully for maximum effectiveness, while keeping your message aligned with your overall integrated marketing mix.

The Real Price of Purchased Email Lists

Email Marketing

Oct 23, 2018

Email marketing is a hugely popular and successful way for integrated marketers to reach prospects. But if you don’t have enough prospects of your own, should you consider renting or buying a third-party list? While it has its attractive qualities—instantly grow your list, make sure your list is more refined and targeted—there are also a number of drawbacks to consider, from damaging your reputation or ending up on blacklists, to even being able to use the list you just shelled out all that money to get!

How to avoid an identity crisis.

Branding

Oct 18, 2018

Your blood, sweat and TLC have paid off. Your brand identity rings true. But you’re not done yet. You see, a brand identity is only useful to the degree that you put it to work. And the only way to do that successfully is by taking one final step. Create a style guide that shows — through words and pictures — exactly how to make the brand come alive.

The Ins and Outs of Creating Instagram-Friendly Signage

Signage

Oct 16, 2018

Integrated marketers need signage anyway, so why not get some synergy by creating Instagram-worthy store signs that encourage user-generated content? A good sign will not generate hashtags, but sales and customer engagement.

How to make dollars (and sense) of all that data.

Data Management

Oct 11, 2018

If you’re like countless small businesses, your most pressing question about data is, “what do we do with it?” For many companies, that means job one is developing a viable data storage plan.

5 Social Media Habits to Drop Now - Don’t Let These Bad Practices Hold You Back

Social Media

Oct 09, 2018

While social media presents a terrific opportunity to build connections, amplify content, and reach new prospects, social media can be a challenge to get right. Copyblogger has put together a list of 5 bad social media habits that you need to break right now.

What’s Possible with Personalization (Hint: A Higher Conversion Rate and More Sales)

Websites

Oct 04, 2018

The word “personalization” is used a lot, but here’s what robust website personalization really looks like, and the dramatic results that integrated marketers can expect.

Boost Your Social Presence and Email Marketing with Explainer Videos

Video

Sep 27, 2018

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an explainer video is the equivalent to all the words in a brochure or fact sheet, and then some. Explainer videos are usually brief clips (90 seconds to two minutes, tops) that show how something works: think of them somewhere between a commercial and an instruction manual. Smart integrated marketers are also using explainer videos as the centerpiece of successful email marketing campaigns and social media initiatives.

Why Outsourcing Marketing is Good for Your Bottom Line

Other

Sep 25, 2018

When integrated marketers and their teams are in over their heads with a challenging workload, bringing in help from the outside makes sense. Rather than seeing them as an indulgent expense, their contributions often help save money and build the business.

There’s Finally a Right Answer for How Long a Sales Email Should Be

Email Marketing

Sep 20, 2018

Since the dawn of time (or at least, email marketing), integrated marketers have wondered, “How long should my sales emails be?” Finally, there’s a right answer, and a right way to get there.

800 million reasons to embrace Instagram.

Social Media

Sep 18, 2018

Launched in 2010 and acquired by Facebook in 2012, Instagram has taken the mobile photo-sharing niche by storm, with no signs of stopping soon. Thinking about using Instagram to market your business? Want to become Instagram famous? Here are the coolest, most surprising Instagram statistics and facts to know in 2018.

5 Creative Event Networking Options - Make Networking Fun While Connecting Attendees

Event Marketing

Sep 13, 2018

Networking is one of the main reasons why people go to events. According to the Forbes Insights survey, 85% of people build stronger, more meaningful relationships during a face-to-face interaction.

Push Notifications for Better Mobile Customer Retention - This Easy Outreach Tool Can Keep Your App Top of Mind

Mobile Marketing

Sep 11, 2018

While not every app is going to have the staying power or go-to qualities of a Facebook or Snapchat, mobile apps provide an unprecedented opportunity for consumers and businesses to connect by breaking down barriers.

Creative Display Lessons SMBs Can Learn from the Retail’s Big Boys

Signage

Sep 06, 2018

Integrated marketers don’t need billion-dollar budgets to create signage and displays that get attention and move product. Take some free inspiration from some of the world’s top retailers.

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