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April 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Top Influencer Marketing Trends for 2019

Inherently a hybrid of old and new marketing tools, influencer marketing is constantly evolving, with new trends and tactics continuously emerging. With such a wide set of applications, the practice continues to find appeal among various companies and organizations.

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April 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

How to Use Radio and Digital to Find the Perfect Candidate for Your Job Posting

Finding the best candidate to fill your job opening requires innovation and an outside-the-box approach. With an unemployment rate that has dropped down to 4 percent, it is a candidate-driven job market. To recruit the top candidates brands must expand their recruitment marketing strategy.

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2 minute read
April 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Successful Websites Have These 5 Things in Common

With a well-designed website, you can effectively generate leads and position your company as a leader in your industry. According to Capital One, only 56% of small business owners even have a website, so you’re already ahead of the competition if you have one. But you shouldn’t stop there. It’s also important to ensure your website is performing well and helping you achieve your marketing goals.

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March 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM

4 Reasons to Work with a Media Company for Digital Advertising

When done right, digital advertising adds value to any marketing campaign. It helps build awareness, drive engagement and influence customer behavior. While it may seem easier to keep digital advertising in-house, there are a number of benefits to outsourcing your efforts to a media company who will take a strategic approach to building a plan that works best for you.

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2 minute read
February 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

3 Powerful Reasons Why Video Works

In the digital marketing world, perhaps nothing is more engaging than a well-crafted video – and its popularity as a leading content medium proves it. According to a report by Forbes, video is projected to claim more than 80% of all web traffic in 2019. It also plays a major role in the buying journey, as up to 90% of consumers report that videos help them make purchase decisions, while 64% are swayed into buying a product online after watching a video about it.

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January 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Content Marketing and the Power of Blogging

Bill Gates famously declared, “Content is king” in 1996. More than two decades later, this statement holds true. A staggering 84.5% of US companies plan to use utilize digital content marketing strategies in 2019, according to eMarketer. On the consumer side, 84% of people expect brands to provide content that entertains, tells stories, provides solutions and creates experiences. Content marketing can help businesses meet their expectations.

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January 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM

What to Consider When Hiring a Digital Agency [Checklist]

As a business owner, digital marketing is one of the most important elements in your marketing strategy that will help connect your audiences. However, you may not have the time, resources or skills to do it effectively. Hiring a digital agency to manage your digital marketing efforts can help your business grow and give you the exposure you need. And choosing a trusted, reputable digital marketing partner is essential to achieving success.

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December 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM

The Simple Guide to Display Advertising for Beginners

 

Display ads, or banner ads, are a popular form of advertising. Why are so many businesses embracing this advertising method? For starters, display advertising helps businesses reach the right audience at the right time thanks to advanced targeting options.

This allows businesses of all sizes reach a targeted audience in a way that’s cost-effective and measurable. Factor in the average conversion rate for display ads (0.77%), and the potential of display advertising becomes even more apparent.

Here’s a closer look at what display advertising is, why it works, and how to put it to optimal use for your business.

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December 13, 2018 at 11:02 AM

The Business Owner's Guide to Google Analytics (The Basics)

 

As a business owner, you’ve likely heard marketers discuss the importance of analytics in terms of your website’s performance. That’s where Google Analytics comes in. Although it may seem intimidating to beginners, it’s a powerful tool for you to gain insight into your website visitors, how they interact with your site and how well your site is performing. In turn, this data can help to optimize your digital marketing strategy to better meet your audience needs, resulting in increased conversions and business growth.

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November 15, 2018 at 10:40 AM

How to Prepare Your Business for New Leads Generated from Your Marketing Campaign

 

Leads are the currency of successful marketing campaigns. However, simply collecting leads is not enough; you must also have a plan in place to convert those leads into customers. And not surprising, HubSpot recently reported that 69% of marketers say converting leads is their top priority.

You too can maximize your marketing efforts by preparing your business to manage and nurture the leads generated from your marketing campaigns. Here are a few ways to get started with your lead conversion strategy.

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