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 •  January 3

Every marketing playbook begins with “know your target market.” It’s preached day in and day out by the top marketing pros. Every well-paid exec learns this on their first day on the job. And for good reason. Knowing your target market is critical to generating traffic or converting sales. But what does it really mean? Most playbooks will tell you...

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 •  December 28, 2017

Yes. AdWords converts better than most other channels. Anywhere, ever. But. That doesn’t mean it’s the only option. Or even the best option. Two reasons why: First, your cost per lead tends to be higher than other inbound channels. Chiefly because… Second, AdWords doesn’t scale as well as other options. So you hit a point of diminishing returns....

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 •  December 21, 2017

There’s no doubting the power of inbound marketing. It’s safe to say that inbound has revolutionized the way marketing works in today’s world. When it works, that is. Because many times, it doesn’t. Or at least, it takes too long. Crafting an inbound campaign requires audience targeting, multiple forms of content based on funnel stages, and...

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 •  December 17, 2017

“Engagement.” It’s a term often dismissed as “fluffy” that lacks true value towards primary business goals. But we live in a world where customers can engage with us in real time. And with this comes an expectation of delivering the best experience possible. It’s not just about letting your customers feel heard. Engagement metrics, while often...

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 •  December 9, 2017

Most pricing pages have three plans laid out horizontally across the page. But why? And in what order? Simply copying what everyone else is doing, without understanding the purpose behind certain features or the research that shows which features convert the best, will give you a hollow page that fails to convert. Here is a breakdown of five...

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 •  December 6, 2017

“Wash. Condition. Rinse. Repeat.” Sound familiar? It’s a common morning routine. And we all know how things run when we settle into a comfortable routine: it feels like life is on autopilot. Sometimes, that works. However, you might perform your routine so well that you forget to look for improvements. Perhaps your hair would look better without...

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 •  December 5, 2017

Facebook recently released Facebook Messenger app ads to the general public. Aaaaaannnnnddddd digital advertising just got even more creepy than ever imagined. Thanks, Zuck. You can now directly message potential prospects via Facebook Messenger right in their inboxes. Kinda like LinkedIn’s Sponsored InMail. Meaning you can nag people 24/7 now....

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 •  December 3, 2017

Fake news is squarely in the spotlight. It rode to prominence on the back of an absurd 2016 election (wait… that was a dream, right?!). Since then, a slew of companies including Google and Facebook have publicly declared it Enemy #1. Any whiff of fake news, especially any salacious titles, and you can expect extra scrutiny. But here’s the thing....

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 •  December 1, 2017

It takes just 50 milliseconds for users to form an opinion about a website. To put this into context, an average human blink takes about 100-400 milliseconds. To say that we judge websites in the blink of an eye would be an overstatement. When you have so little time to make an impression, it’s crucial that you get your design right. One...

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 •  November 29, 2017

It’s the grand old way of getting your website noticed online, but despite its long-in-the-tooth reputation, the effectiveness of email outreach is showing no signs of slowing down – despite what some experts might have us believe. An old-fashioned email campaign can seem like the loneliest method of promotion available in the 21st Century. It’s...