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Sell Digital Products Online in 4 Easy Steps
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Sell Digital Products Online in 4 Easy Steps

By Kelly Forst January 22, 2021 Turn your passion into a paycheck by selling digital products. Plus, get inspired with 12 product ideas to sell online. “To make money, you have to spend money.”It’s such a common phrase in business that I had to Google who originally said this. Turns out, we can trace this quote all the way back to Titus Maccius Plautus, who lived around the year 200 B.C.Well, here we are, more than 2000 years later, and it’s still true — to an extent. Scaling and growing a business without increasing expenses is a tough puzzle to solve. Thankfully, it’s not impossible. There are ways to do it without making a huge investment. One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to scale and grow is through selling digital products.  ...
How Rakuten Viki is promoting K-drama to a global audience
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How Rakuten Viki is promoting K-drama to a global audience

How Rakuten Viki is promoting K-drama to a global audience Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=...
Marketing ROI in 2021: 3 Areas to Prioritize
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Marketing ROI in 2021: 3 Areas to Prioritize

Like everyone else, B2B marketers experienced a very different 2020 than they had originally planned. When the global pandemic hit, budgets were often slashed and strategies were thrown out the window, forcing marketers to revisit their approach and brace for impact. Many marketers are looking to 2021 for a fresh start. But Forrester is predicting that businesses will cut marketing spending as much as $15 billion by the end of 2021, and so marketers may be asked to compensate for 2020 while having less budget at their disposal. Because budgets are receiving so much added scrutiny, it's more important than ever to maximize impact, even with less to spend. Although 2020 tested our ability to adapt, many of us proved the true value of the marketing function to senior leade...
19 Brilliant Examples of Holiday Marketing Campaigns
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19 Brilliant Examples of Holiday Marketing Campaigns

Every year, as soon as Halloween is behind us, it seems like the floodgates open. Without warning, there are holiday marketing campaigns everywhere, with countless businesses rushing to cash in on a spending frenzy. There are holiday emails, social media posts, and TV ads — oh, my. It might seem like holiday marketing is out of control. But some brands do it very, very well. (more…)
DigitalMarketer 2020 Year in Review [Infographic]
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DigitalMarketer 2020 Year in Review [Infographic]

One of the best ways to continue growing is to reflect on all you’ve accomplished in the past.So, the DigitalMarketer team took a look back at 2020 and rounded up our best achievements of the year.This was DigitalMarketer’s best year yet, and it wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing community—that means YOU!So, take a gander at our annual DigitalMarketer Year in Review Infographic, and join us as we hit new milestones in 2021!
Landing Page vs. Website: All Your Questions, Answered
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Landing Page vs. Website: All Your Questions, Answered

By Kelly Forst January 14, 2021 Trying to figure out whether a landing page or website is better for your marketing campaign? Let this be your guide to getting your business online. “Do I need a website? What should I use a landing page for? Do I need both?”If you’ve asked these questions, you’re not alone. Like all online entrepreneurs, you want to set yourself up for success right away.Carving out a place for your business on the internet is a great way to start building your audience. But there is more than one way to do it.In this blog, I’ll share the similarities and differences between landing pages and websites, how to choose which is right for you, and how to get started. Landing Page vs. Website: DefinitionsWhat is a website?A...
Virtual events platform Hopin acquires Streamyard
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Virtual events platform Hopin acquires Streamyard

Virtual events platform Hopin acquires Streamyard Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e)...
How to Build a Content Marketing Funnel to Drive Sales
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How to Build a Content Marketing Funnel to Drive Sales

Every marketer should live by the funnel. After all, why are we producing content? To generate leads, drive sales, and build authority. But those things will happen only if the marketing funnel is fleshed out into a workflow that plans every step the customer will take, from discovering content to converting. The problem is that 68% of companies don't measure sales funnels, according to Salesforce. But businesses require clear and optimized funnels for content marketing to perform and drive the bottom line. That's what I'm going to cover in this article: proven steps for driving sales and leads with an effective content marketing funnel.1. Start at the top and work your way down Many marketers make the mistake of starting and finishing at the top. They ...
How to Optimize Your Content Strategy for Lead Generation
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How to Optimize Your Content Strategy for Lead Generation

Digital marketing has evolved far beyond publishing regular blog posts and broadcasting them through brand-owned channels.It used to work pretty well about a decade ago but it will hardly produce just about any results these days.We live in the era of an always multitasking, ever-moving consumer who is hard to impress. These days most brands were forced to up their content creation game and start producing in-depth and interactive content, investing into video creation and designing original graphics.However it is not enough. While content quality is fundamental, your content strategy will fail to have any impact on your company’s bottom line unless it is optimized for capturing and nurturing leads.Step 1: Optimize for the Customers’ Journeys, not Just KeywordsEv...
4 Ways to Grow your Blog with Web Push Notifications
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4 Ways to Grow your Blog with Web Push Notifications

By Kristin MacLaughlin January 6, 2021 Drive more traffic to your website, increase engagement to reach more people, and make more money with web push notifications. Learn four of our favorite ways AWeber customers are using web push notifications. Every blogger knows growing a list of engaged followers takes time and effort. Even if you have a loyal readership, growth plateaus are not uncommon. If you find yourself in a growth rut, you may need to jump-start your interactions with your readers. You could develop awesome lead magnets or other incentives to entice them to give you their email address. Or you could try a different approach altogether.What if there was a new way to connect with the visitors and get them to your website, even those who ar...
Widespread Slack outage reported
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Widespread Slack outage reported

Widespread Slack outage reported Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async...
How Digital Marketing Will Change: 14 Predictions for 2021
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How Digital Marketing Will Change: 14 Predictions for 2021

Digital marketing is no stranger to changes, especially after a year like 2020.We have to stay on our toes if we want to stay relevant with the never ending changes to algorithms and regulations—and part of that is positioning ourselves for success.What is digital marketing going to look like in 2021?We had had 14 digital marketers weigh in to let us know what they see on the horizon, so we can all plan accordingly and have a great year of engagement, clicks, and conversions.Here are predictions from 13 of digital marketing’s best minds for 2021.Dan Dillon, Vice President of Marketing at Reveal MobileAs the pandemic subsides, shoppers, diners, tourists and consumers of all kinds are going to go OUT. And when they go, they are going big. Marketers will nee...
How to Password Protect a WordPress Page
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How to Password Protect a WordPress Page

Despite ongoing efforts to replace password protection with more robust and reliable security solutions — such as two-factor authentication or location-based access approval — recent research notes that “password authentication is still ubiquitous although alternatives have been developed to overcome its shortcomings”. (more…)
ABM: Back to basics
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ABM: Back to basics

ABM: Back to basics Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getE...
Interesting Advertising Experiments HubSpot Tried in 2020 [+ Takeaways for Marketers]
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Interesting Advertising Experiments HubSpot Tried in 2020 [+ Takeaways for Marketers]

The other day, I was on a run and listening to my trusty Spotify playlist. Lo and behold, in between two of my favorite pump-up jams, I hear a HubSpot audio advertisement trickle through my headphones.It’s not uncommon for me to see HubSpot ads on social media or Google, but Spotify was a new one. This experience made me curious about what other kinds of advertisements our team at HubSpot had tested out this year. So I sat down with a few folks on our advertising and editorial teams. Below, they share some interesting lessons and takeaways regarding the different platforms and audiences they tested in 2020.Advertising Experiments HubSpot Tried in 2020 “While HubSpot has traditionally been relatively direct response-focused (with software signups being the main acquisition goal), one...
Lead Magnets to Grow Your Email List: 22 Brilliant Ideas
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Lead Magnets to Grow Your Email List: 22 Brilliant Ideas

By Kelly Forst December 30, 2020 Need ideas for your lead magnet? Read this post to get 22 of them. If you want to maximize your email list growth, you need a lead magnet.A lead magnet is something you give people when they subscribe to your email list. And really, it can be anything – as long as it’s something your subscribers want.The only problem?Sometimes, it can be really difficult to come up with an idea for your lead magnet.You may struggle to figure out what your audience would want. You may worry that it’ll be too time consuming to create a lead magnet. You might doubt that your ideas are any good. Or, you may just be out of ideas.So what can you do about it?Check out these 22 brilliant lead magnets. Not only will you get prov...
The Best Free Graphic Design Software for Marketers and Beginners
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The Best Free Graphic Design Software for Marketers and Beginners

When it comes to website success, what you see is what you get. While compelling text, blog, and social media content can help set your brand apart from the competition, the visual appeal of your site is the first thing users see when they follow backlinks or click through on search engine results. (more…)
How It’s Changed and Where It’s Going in the Next Decade
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How It’s Changed and Where It’s Going in the Next Decade

A sound content marketing strategy is one of the better ways a business can help shape its brand identity, garner interest from prospects, and retain an engaged audience. It lets you establish authority in your space, project legitimacy, and build trust between you and who you're trying to reach. (more…)
How to Develop a Niche Marketing Strategy that Drives Growth
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How to Develop a Niche Marketing Strategy that Drives Growth

As of March 2020, over 804,390 businesses in the U.S. were less than one year old. Combine that with the 31.7 million small businesses vying for customers, and the competition seems even more fierce. So how can you possibly create a marketing strategy that stands out? Diving into a specific niche is the way to set your business apart. (more…)
Answer These 3 Questions to Figure Out What Content To Put In Your Newsletter
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Answer These 3 Questions to Figure Out What Content To Put In Your Newsletter

So you’ve read all the hype around newsletters, huh?It’s true, newsletters have made their comeback just like 90’s fashion (who knew bell bottoms would ever become a thing again…). Newsletters are sprouting up like weeds and it feels like the chance to get in on the hype is limited. ⏳But that doesn’t mean you should rush to put together a newsletter. Just like any marketing strategy, you don’t want to duct tape it together and hope it works out. You want to strategize how to curate a newsletter that shifts subscribers into customers.What’s the most useful content you can give subscribers that will ALSO bring them towards your offer?Let’s figure it out by answering 3 questions.#1: What challenges does your customer avatar have around the problem(s) your pro...
Getting off on the right foot with DAM
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Getting off on the right foot with DAM

Getting off on the right foot with DAM Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0...
Build Custom Email Templates with AWeber’s Smart Designer!
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Build Custom Email Templates with AWeber’s Smart Designer!

By Kristin MacLaughlin December 28, 2020 The AWeber Smart Designer is a game-changing email marketing feature that allows content creators and small business owners to automate email template design — create your own branded email template in seconds. If you are looking to achieve brand consistency across your marketing assets and get instant brand recognition, you should give AWeber’s Smart Designer a try.AWeber’s Smart Designer is a free, intelligent design assistant that lets you automatically create an amazing-looking, branded email template in seconds. That’s right: seconds!  In a snap, AWeber’s Smart Designer analyzes your website or social media account for logos, imagery, and colors, and then automatically builds a gallery of ready-to-use, cus...
Why Your Brand’s Public Perception Matters More Than Ever Now
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Why Your Brand’s Public Perception Matters More Than Ever Now

In 2019, Contently, a content marketing software company that connects freelancers with enterprise brands, made a controversial move — in an effort to increase profitability and, in turn, provide more creative opportunities to their freelancers, the company announced that they'd begin charging freelancers a mandatory service fee for every assignment they book. (more…)
How to Create a Revenue-Generating Google Ads Campaign
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How to Create a Revenue-Generating Google Ads Campaign

The trouble with search engine optimization (SEO) is that it takes a long time to work and doesn’t come with any guarantees. Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, on the other hand, can provide results a lot faster. For companies that have no organic presence and need ROI fast, a paid ad is sometimes your best bet for driving traffic to (and conversions from) your website. (more…)
25 Stats That Make the Case for Infographics in Your Marketing
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25 Stats That Make the Case for Infographics in Your Marketing

When we think about visual marketing content, it's easy to default to popular mediums like television, web video, and social media. It's for good reason, too. These channels do a great job of grabbing your audience's attention and getting them familiar with the visuals related to your brand. (more…)
How to Design a Pitch Deck that Doesn’t Suck
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How to Design a Pitch Deck that Doesn’t Suck

The pitch deck is a staple of modern entrepreneurship — folded into the startup survival process. As a growing business, how compelling and intriguing yours is can be the difference between getting the capital you need to get off the ground and getting buried before you have the chance to make something of your company.An exceptional pitch desk is a solid asset for any business looking to secure funding and take that next step. But a mediocre one is easy to pass over and can undermine how cutting-edge or viable your company actually is. Every entrepreneur needs to have a solid grasp on the concept, so here, we'll get a more definitive picture of what a pitch deck is, review some of the information you need to include in yours, go over some programs you can use to construct one of your...
Science-backed Tips for Mastering Public Speaking, According to 5 Mental Health Professionals
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Science-backed Tips for Mastering Public Speaking, According to 5 Mental Health Professionals

Welcome to The Science Behind Success — a blog series that explores the best ways to help our brains perform better at work. With psychological research and interviews with leaders in the field, we're showing you how psychology can help you overcome workplace obstacles and excel in your career. Because a little mindset change could go a long way. (more…)
How Three New Instagram Shopping Tools Could Help Marketers Boost Sales
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How Three New Instagram Shopping Tools Could Help Marketers Boost Sales

For years, millions of brands have flocked to Instagram to spread awareness to millennials, Gen Z, and members of other generations on the app.And, at this point, Instagram marketing has proven to be a smart tactic. Currently, 90% of Instagram's 1 billion-plus user base follows a Business page on the platform. But, while Instagram has been a great place for brands to engage target audiences, it hasn't always been easy for those companies to turn their followers into customers. When the app launched, Instagram only allowed links in profile bios. Shortly after, the platform allowed users to place links in Stories -- but only if they had a verified account or more than 10,000 followers. This meant that smaller or less-followed brands had to think strategically to get their Instagram audi...
We Break Down the Differences
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We Break Down the Differences

The search ads that appear in the SERPs are a great option if you know there's a demand for your product and your audience is using search engines to satisfy it.The Google Display Network ads — also known as banner or display ads — are more visual, perfect for grabbing attention as you "rent" space where your audience hangs out online. Google actually has another advertising program that they released three years after Google Ads’ inception. It’s called Google AdSense.What Is Google AdSense? Google AdSense allows publishers to place ads on their websites and other "real estate" in exchange for a "commission." These publishers make up a portion of the Google Display Network that advertisers can leverage through Google Ads. In the image below, the recipe website uses Google AdSense to a...
Should Your Brand Use Controversial Advertising? 10 Examples to Help You Decide
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Should Your Brand Use Controversial Advertising? 10 Examples to Help You Decide

In the beginning of 2019, people were tweeting pictures of razors submerged at the bottom of their toilet bowls. No, this wasn’t a wacky teen challenge to make dads late for work. It was a protest against Gillette’s latest advertisement, one that confronts toxic masculinity. (more…)
Cold-Calling in B2B Sales: How to Be Better Caller
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Cold-Calling in B2B Sales: How to Be Better Caller

The idea of cold-calling prospects has put a chill in the heart of many a B2B salesperson. All too often, the process is fraught and unrewarding, with too much time spent targeting the wrong people and interacting superficially. So, how can you make your efforts more effective and become a better cold-caller? A recent infographic (below) from SalesIntel provides statistics and tips that can help B2B salespeople step up their games; it covers everything from the best times to call to how to optimize prospecting with data.Check out the infographic:
The Benefits of Marketing Revenue Attribution
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The Benefits of Marketing Revenue Attribution

Marketers say revenue attribution—the practice of linking marketing efforts to a desired outcome (conversion, revenue, profit, etc.)—enables better decision-making and helps to align teams, according to recent research from Ascend2. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in October 2020 among 272 marketers (44% of whom have a revenue attribution strategy in place, and 42% of whom are either rolling out or planning a revenue attribution strategy). Some 59% of respondents say a top benefit of revenue attribution is that it enables better decision-making, and 43% say a top benefit is that it drives Marketing and Sales alignment.Some 79% of respondents agree that an effective revenue attribution program helps to eliminate friction between Mar...
3 Event-Marketing Trends in a COVID Era
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3 Event-Marketing Trends in a COVID Era

For acquiring leads and doing business, there is no substitute for the value of face-to-face events. That's why, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings and events commanded 25-30% of B2B marketing budgets, according to research by Frost and Sullivan. Today, after months of widespread closures across the global economy, organizations have switched to virtual formats to keep their events alive. But the landscape is beginning to shift: Small and manageable live gatherings have occasionally taken place between waves of shutdown and reopening. Although face-to-face meetings are due to return in force eventually, new formats and trends will set the course for event marketing in the coming years. This article outlines three of those trends and explains ways to take advantage...
9 Product Category Marketing Examples to Inspire Your Own
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9 Product Category Marketing Examples to Inspire Your Own

Stores and websites aren’t a mishmash of products with no discernible organization for a reason. People want a sense of direction and a positive customer experience, even when they are “just browsing.” They also want to know they are in good hands when it comes to the product category they’re exploring — whether that’s kitchen tools, breakfast cereals, or winter coats. (more…)
4 Steps To Writing an Engaging Instagram Caption
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4 Steps To Writing an Engaging Instagram Caption

Are you hitting publish on your Instagram posts, waiting patiently for the likes and comments to roll in, and they don’t come? You’re still waiting, waiting a little longer…Getting engagement on Instagram isn’t what it was back in 2010–we can’t expect to hit publish and reach thousands of people the way we used to. Instagram in 2020 requires a bit more strategy, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. 😉We’re marketers, so that means we’re not just going to whip up a creative caption for our audience–we’re going to make sure we’re backing it with some strategy. We’re going to use the worksheets that help us talk to our customers where they are in their experience with the pain point our product solves and write a clear call to action asking them to do something after r...
Healthcare Content Marketing Stats | Study
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Healthcare Content Marketing Stats | Study

Most healthcare marketing executives say the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their content marketing strategy but it has not changed their content marketing budget, according to recent research from True North Custom. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in 2020 among more than 200 executives who manage marketing and communications functions for healthcare organizations (e.g., hospitals, medical clinics, and specialty care centers). Two-thirds of healthcare marketing executives say their content has become more educational because of COVID-19, and 45% say it has become more focused on driving to high-value services.Some 59% of healthcare marketing executives say COVID-19 has not affected their content marketing budget, 21% say it has led...
How to Get People on Your Podcast
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How to Get People on Your Podcast

Every time you turn around, someone is starting a podcast. Your friends are starting one, every celebrity has one, even your competitors have their own.It’s natural to find yourself wondering if all the hype is worth it.Turns out, it is.Although podcasting started in early 2000s, it didn’t hit its full stride until the last few years. And now, podcasting is now one of the fastest growing content types in the world. There are 850,000 active podcasts (shows, not episodes) that anyone can download. They also have an audience larger than you may think—roughly half of all U.S. citizens 12+ listen to podcasts.And, most importantly for marketers and businessowners, more than half of podcast listeners say that they’re at least somewhat more likely to buy something after hear...
Marketing vs. Finance: 3 Ways to Fix the Relationship
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Marketing vs. Finance: 3 Ways to Fix the Relationship

One is buttoned up; the other likes to test boundaries. One wields a sharp pencil; the other prefers colored markers. One focuses on mitigating risk; the other on being seen and heard. I'm referring, of course, to the CFO and CMO, sometimes called "the odd couple" of the C-suite. Despite their differences, they do share one thing—their boss. So they have to find a way to get along. The Marketing-Finance relationship has often been described as an adversarial tug-of-war: Marketing is on one side spending the company's money, and Finance is on the other, trying to save it. Investment or Cost?Although the marketing department views itself as an investment that drives revenue, its counterparts in Finance view marketing as a cost. After all, on a company's P...
12 Women in Marketing to Watch Out For
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12 Women in Marketing to Watch Out For

If your morning cup of coffee wasn’t the kick in the butt you needed to get your day started, these women are sure to inspire you to get to work. With millions of dollars in revenue and millions more generated for their clients through their marketing strategies, these women in marketing are inspiring to say the least. They’ve built massive businesses based on their entrepreneurial bug, and many have continued to create 7-figure and viral results for their clients while balancing being a mom. Here’s who you should watch out for because you need to be listening to and learning from all of them. 1. Lisa Nichols CEO of Motivating The MassesAs one of the world’s most requested motivational speakers, Lisa Nichols is known for transforming lives. It all started with changing her own life...
Salesforce signs agreement to acquire Slack
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Salesforce signs agreement to acquire Slack

Salesforce signs agreement to acquire Slack Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement...
B2B Apps: App Store Optimization
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B2B Apps: App Store Optimization

When the business world—and, more recently, the world at large—goes through changes, the companies that adapt are the ones that will outlast the competition. As the app ecosystem is affected by shifting mobile trends and the wide-reaching effects of COVID-19, businesses need new strategies for reaching consumers. For businesses with apps, app store optimization (ASO) has become more important than ever—especially for B2B companies, which must optimize for business clients. Now that demand is growing for telecommuting, team chat, and employee-tracking mobile apps, it's the perfect time for B2B app developers to invest in ASO. The Potential of ASOApp store optimization is valuable in mobile marketing because it improves organic discoverability and helps a...
The DigitalMarketer Podcast | Episode 132: How To Turn Good Copy Into Great Copy with Copywriting Legend Jon Benson
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The DigitalMarketer Podcast | Episode 132: How To Turn Good Copy Into Great Copy with Copywriting Legend Jon Benson

What is the most important tool in marketing? If you ask Jon Benson, and even our CEO Ryan Deiss, they’d both say it’s copywriting. In this episode, we’re replaying one of our favorite copywriting episodes featuring legendary copywriter Jon Benson. Listen to learn the biggest mistakes marketers make when they write copy, copywriting best practices, and Jon’s audit of a 3 million view headline.RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEWP EngineOpen Click Buy: 21 Ways to Cash In on Emails While Avoiding the Information ApocalypseCopyProSelleratorJon’s WebsiteJon on LinkedInThanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The DigitalMarket...
No website? Get your business online with landing pages
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No website? Get your business online with landing pages

By Kelly Forst November 6, 2020 Tell your story, promote your business, and collect email addresses with a landing page. Plus, see our top 5 tips to create a high-converting landing page. Starting a new business or a side project is always exciting. But knowing where to start can sometimes be confusing.Many people think they need to build an elaborate website with your story, products or services, blog, and other navigable pages before anything else. It’s what makes the idea feel “real.” And while that can feel like a concrete first step, the truth is your time and money is better spent building relationships, networking, and setting up the necessary infrastructure for your business.The process of building an entire website can be time-consuming ...
How marketers can identify the right ABM vendor
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How marketers can identify the right ABM vendor

Identify exact capabilities needed before vendor selection or renewing contractUp until around March this year, marketing and selling to business accounts didn’t just take place online. There were conferences, trade shows, in-person meetings and demos. Over the last few months, the emphasis has, of necessity, shifted to digital — which means renewed focus on ABM solutions.With such a mix of ABM solutions out there, how can marketers ensure that they select one which advances their goals? It all starts with identifying your exact needs and desired outcomes.“A very simple definition of ABM is leveraging existing marketing elements creatively, to help sales close the deal,” B2B marketing author and consultant Pam Didner said during a recent episode of MarTech Live. “Depending on ...
15 Career Lessons From Successful Company Founders
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15 Career Lessons From Successful Company Founders

Make a bigger pie, move quickly, don't play a solo game, view knowledge as a semantic tree, and focus on learning. Those are some of the career lessons from successful company founders such as Dave Thomas of Wendy's, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Elon Musk of Tesla, and Nicky Goulimis of Nova Credit. A recent infographic (below) from Resume.io explores those four ideas as well as 11 more from famous founders. The piece also delves into how each of the 15 lessons can be applied to your own career.Check out the infographic:
The 2021 Email Marketing Best Practices Guide
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The 2021 Email Marketing Best Practices Guide

By Sean Tinney November 9, 2020 Email marketing is one of the best ways to communicate with your audience. But in order for your emails to be successful, there are certain strategies you need to follow to improve your chances of success. Sending emails can feel intimidating at first. It may even cause some “email anxiety” (yeah that’s a thing). But sending emails doesn’t have to be complicated or scary if you follow some basic email marketing best practices.As you go through this list of best practices for email marketing, you won’t see guidelines about how many emails you should send, or how long your email needs to be, or the optimal length of a subject line. The truth is, that while these are all great and important questions, the answer to these q...
How one CRM platform is helping drive the revenue cycle
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How one CRM platform is helping drive the revenue cycle

How one CRM platform is helping drive the revenue cycle Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.c...
Content Marketing Guidelines: 10 Must-Have Elements
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Content Marketing Guidelines: 10 Must-Have Elements

Everything has changed because of the pandemic, including traditional marketing tactics. Industry events have been canceled. Your customers are working exclusively from home, and they're busier than ever, adjusting to videoconferencing and juggling additional responsibilities. How do you reach your target audience where they are? Quality content, of course. More than half of marketers are increasing their social media (55%) and thought leadership (53%) efforts right now, according to LinkedIn. And rightfully so: B2B and B2C customers are hungrier for your content than ever before.So, are you ready to get on the content bandwagon? Picture this: You and your marketing team create a list of content topics. You line up internal subject-matter experts (SMEs)...
Save Time Writing Emails with 12 Pre-Written Email Campaigns
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Save Time Writing Emails with 12 Pre-Written Email Campaigns

By Kristin MacLaughlin November 11, 2020 Easily import a proven and tested autoresponder email campaigns in just a few clicks. We did the work for you with these 12 pre-written email campaigns. Once you select your email marketing provider, you have everything you need to send awesome emails. There’s only one thing left to do: get started! The sooner you start writing and sending emails, the sooner you can build lasting relationships with subscribers. Writing quality content – and doing so consistently – is one of the biggest challenges for anyone who sends emails and is also one of the most important. According to research 49% of consumers said that they would like to receive promotional emails from their favorite brands on a weekly basis.That m...
Using AI to replace cookies with context
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Using AI to replace cookies with context

Using AI to replace cookies with context Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e)...
What Does a Copywriter Do?
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What Does a Copywriter Do?

What does a copywriter do exactly? The answer is both less confusing and more complex than you might think. At its core the job simply entails creating text that moves readers toward taking an action. However, because text can now appear in so many different contexts—from blog posts and ads to tweets and product descriptions—a successful copywriter must often be a jack-of-all-trades. An infographic (below) from Express Writers delves into the details of modern copywriting, covering everything from what it is and which skills are required to how to break into the industry.Check out the infographic for the details:
How to Get Noticed Online: 5 Steps to Brand your Landing Page
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How to Get Noticed Online: 5 Steps to Brand your Landing Page

By Kristin MacLaughlin November 18, 2020 Learn 5 easy steps you can take today to start building your brand identity in your emails, on your landing page, and beyond with AWeber. What does having a “strong brand” mean to you?For some, images of mega corporations like Apple or Starbucks come to mind. Others may think of brands that align with their values, like Bombas or TOMS. Regardless, I’m willing to bet you thought about a large, recognizable brand — which is why small businesses can have a hard time creating a strong brand identity. Unlike larger corporations, you don’t have a team of brand experts to help you maintain and create your brand. You may feel that branding is reserved just for Fortune 500 companies. You may not have a website and f...
Why Predictability is More Important than Speed in Agile Marketing
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Why Predictability is More Important than Speed in Agile Marketing

Why Predictability is More Important than Speed in Agile Marketing Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.q...
Enterprise Customer Journey Mapping: Research
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Enterprise Customer Journey Mapping: Research

Most enterprise companies do not yet have customer journey maps in place, but more than half are building them or plan to build and use them in the future, according to recent research from Ansira and Ascend2. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in August 2020 among 123 marketing professionals (49% work for companies with 50-500 employees, and 51% work for companies with more than 500 employees). Some 39% of respondents say they have and use defined customer journey maps, 29% say they are currently building or testing customer journey maps, 22% say they plan to create maps in the future, and only 10% say they have no plans to create maps.Enterprise marketers say the departments most involved in the customer journey mapping process are ...
Use Email Marketing to Create and Drive Traffic to Your Content
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Use Email Marketing to Create and Drive Traffic to Your Content

By Sean Tinney November 19, 2020 Creating and delivering content that your audience raves about is no easy feat. Here’s how photographer Jared Polin uses video content to build his audience and drives traffic with email. Jared Polin went from unknown Youtuber to one of the biggest names in photography.His journey began in 2008, when Polin filmed a video of himself talking about his camera gear. It was awkward. He was visibly uncomfortable in front of the camera. But he kept going.He created another video. And another, and another.In 2010, he launched his website Fro Knows Photo to show off his photography expertise and land some freelance jobs. His following back then was non-existent, but he kept creating.Slowly, people began to notice. They ...
Reasons why not to buy a shiny new thing
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Reasons why not to buy a shiny new thing

Reasons why not to buy a shiny new thing Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e)...
Content and Topic: How to Rank on Search Engines
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Content and Topic: How to Rank on Search Engines

When setting out to write, most people have a topic in mind. But you need to organize your thoughts and do more research before you press "publish." For content marketers, a common goal is to rank for certain keywords in search engines. Promoting on social media and via email can give content a great boost, but if you want long-lasting visibility, ranking in the search engine results pages (SERPs) is a must. To do that, you need the best, most relevant on-site B2B content. And that's not always easy to come by. Here are some tips on how to create content that ranks.Investigate your topic Creating great content is a balance of trusting your instincts and confirming them with research. Before committing to a certain route for your content, have a plan for...
How to Create a Holiday Marketing Campaign: A Step-by-Step Guide
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How to Create a Holiday Marketing Campaign: A Step-by-Step Guide

The malls are decked with holly, your inbox is filling up with holiday-themed promotions, and you've deemed it socially acceptable to start listening to your favorite holiday playlist on Spotify... or maybe that's just me.  Either way, the holiday season is here, and marketers are gearing up to finish off the year strong. But just like shopping for gifts, planning your holiday campaign is something you don't want to shove off until the last minute. (more…)
What You Need to Know About Switching Email Marketing Tools
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What You Need to Know About Switching Email Marketing Tools

By Nikki Meyer November 20, 2020 AWeber’s free migration services make it quick and simple for you to move your content and subscribers from another email marketing tool. For the past 22 years, we have helped more than 1,000,000 small business owners, entrepreneurs, and content creators connect and build relationships with their audiences through email marketing. And in that time, one thing has become abundantly clear: small business owners have a lot on their plate and wear a lot of hats. So when it comes to moving from one email service provider to another, it can seem daunting to begin the process, whether it’s due to a lack of resources, time, or expertise.That’s why AWeber’s team of email marketing experts are available around the clock to he...
DOOH industry moves to standardize ad inventory
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DOOH industry moves to standardize ad inventory

DOOH industry moves to standardize ad inventory Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createEle...
5 Tips for Building a Loyal B2B Blog Audience
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5 Tips for Building a Loyal B2B Blog Audience

I spoke a few years ago with a marketing consultant who told me that when she makes marketing plans for her clients, she rarely includes the content for a B2B blog—because it's too much work. That's a shame, because that work is where real opportunity lies. The main goal of your organization's B2B blog should be to develop a long-term relationship with your audience. In other words, you want to make them a group of believers. Generally, the more detailed a blog post is, and the more examples it has, the more believable your content is. Readers will see your thoroughness, and even if they don't read the entire post they'll be impressed by your expertise.That's the first step to building an audience that believes in you, and it's why I'm not a fan of post...
The 5 Best Ebook Formats for Marketers [Free Templates]
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The 5 Best Ebook Formats for Marketers [Free Templates]

Some argue that in the world of marketing, ebooks are dead. Others say they are not. But the fact is that ebooks — when written, designed, and marketed properly — can generate thousands upon thousands of contact submissions for your business. Whether you're just getting started with ebook creation as a marketing tool, or you're reconsidering the role of ebooks in your existing content strategy, you're likely asking yourself an important question: What is the best ebook format for the ebooks in my marketing library?It's important to note that this question can be answered in two different ways: (more…)
CabinetM launches LibraryM, a martech resource
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CabinetM launches LibraryM, a martech resource

CabinetM launches LibraryM, a martech resource Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElem...
The Benefits of Peer Review Site Subscriptions
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The Benefits of Peer Review Site Subscriptions

All marketers know that most of the research that goes into a buying decision happens online, long before any interaction with a salesperson. As consumers, we do that research every day, but so do business professionals who make technology decisions for their company. In addition to visiting your website, prospects will check how your products are rated on peer review sites, such as G2, TrustRadius, and Gartner Peer Insights. Chances are your products are already listed on those sites, and you may already be getting positive reviews for free. But for many tech companies, paying to subscribe to such sites has become a critical part of the B2B channel mix. Peer review site subscriptions can become a significant source of new leads and referrals. They can provide insight ...
Sitecore announces headless CMS offering
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Sitecore announces headless CMS offering

Sitecore announces headless CMS offering Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e)...
The Future of Remote Work Post-Pandemic
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The Future of Remote Work Post-Pandemic

Remote work will be here to stay post-pandemic, but more likely in advanced economies and in higher concentrations among workers in highly skilled roles and those who are highly educated, according to recent research from McKinsey & Company. The report was based on an in-depth analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries conducted by McKinsey researchers (see the full methodology here). Workers in the finance/insurance, management, professional/technical services, and IT/telecommunications industries could work remotely more than half the time with no productivity loss, the analysis found. Those sectors tend to have a significant share of workers with college degrees or higher. On the other hand, workers in fields like agriculture, accommodation, and food s...
16 Cheerful Examples of Holiday Homepage Designs
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16 Cheerful Examples of Holiday Homepage Designs

According to the National Retail Federation, eCommerce accounted for 20.9% of total holiday sales in 2019, and that number seems to increase every year. As a result, you have the opportunity to position your online shop in front of a huge base of consumers who are actively browsing the web with intent to purchase goods. (more…)
20 Holiday Email Subject Lines to Inspire Merry Messages
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20 Holiday Email Subject Lines to Inspire Merry Messages

By Kelly Forst November 25, 2020 ‘Tis the season to optimize your email subject lines. Here’s our checklist for making sure your subject lines get noticed this season. Plus, see 20 examples of festive subject lines from real brands. The holiday shopping season is in full swing! And that means everyone’s on the lookout for the best deals from brands they love.But shopping may look a bit different in 2020 than it did in year’s past. Instead of shopping at brick-and-mortar shops this year, many could turn to the internet as their preferred shopping method.In fact, many holiday promotions have already begun. And people are already scouring their inboxes for the best offers.So how can you compete for attention in subscribers’ inboxes this busy online ...
The importance of governance for digital asset management
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The importance of governance for digital asset management

The importance of governance for digital asset management Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b...
21 Tips to Improve Your Email Marketing Effectiveness
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21 Tips to Improve Your Email Marketing Effectiveness

How can you boost the effectiveness of your email marketing efforts? A few good starting points are to focus on ensuring email deliverability, improving open rates, reducing unsubscribes, and executing technical optimizations. An infographic (below) from Tech.co explores those four key areas and provides 21 tips for marketers who want to improve in each. The piece focuses on actionable and proven advice, such as authenticating your domain, rewarding loyal openers, segmenting your lists, and using alt text.Check out the infographic:  
The Ultimate Social Media Holiday Calendar for 2021 [Template]
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The Ultimate Social Media Holiday Calendar for 2021 [Template]

Whether it's International Cat Day, Pizza Day, or Talk Like a Pirate Day, it seems like the internet is celebrating a holiday almost every day.Odds are, you don't celebrate all of these social media holidays. Think about it. When was the last time you saw an obscure holiday or observance day trending and thought to yourself "Yup, I'm celebrating that"? (more…)
Understand Email Tagging: First Step to Segmenting Audience
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Understand Email Tagging: First Step to Segmenting Audience

By Kristin MacLaughlin November 30, 2020 5 easy ways to start using tags today so you can send targeted emails that help you achieve higher email open and click rates, better email deliverability, and more sales. It’s no secret that sending personalized emails is the best way to make sure the right content gets delivered to the people who want it most. But to understand personalization, we first need to understand tags. But what are tags and how do you use them? Getting started with tags can seem a bit overwhelming at first, especially if you have not used them before or have grown your lists without tags.Thankfully, there are several easy ways to update your list to utilize tags that will help you build deeper connections with your audience and ultim...
Using martech role types to build and maintain teams
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Using martech role types to build and maintain teams

Using martech role types to build and maintain teams Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.crea...
3 Professional Development Plans for Innovative B2B Marketing Teams
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3 Professional Development Plans for Innovative B2B Marketing Teams

The pandemic has given B2B marketing leaders a golden opportunity to rethink the culture of their marketing teams. Rather than worrying about how to recover, B2B marketers should be thinking about how to get stronger. Culture change takes time, but one of the best ways to start is by integrating new steps into your employees' professional development plans. After all, you are what you measure: Campbell's Law posits that if a raise or corresponding value judgement is solely dependent on meeting a sales quota, employees will sacrifice their other job responsibilities—team management, skill development, and so on—to meet that quota. If you integrate innovation into development plans, and subsequently into employees' annual reviews, you can start holding them (and yourself)...
Email Marketing vs. Social Media: Which is Better?
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Email Marketing vs. Social Media: Which is Better?

By Kelly Forst December 2, 2020 TLDR: Instead of focusing on which is better, learn how to combine the power of email and social media for a powerful marketing strategy. Email marketing vs. social media.“Email marketing is dead.”“That social channel is old news.”How many times have you heard phrases like this, pitting tried and true marketing channels against each other like gladiators gone to war?I know my answer: too many to count. So called ‘experts’ have a bad habit of killing off marketing channels that have been around a while in favor of the ‘latest and greatest’ tactics and tools. But there’s a reason those older channels have been around so long. They work. This was the narrative that came on the scene when social media w...
Google, YouTube add user controls to limit alcohol, gambling ads
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Google, YouTube add user controls to limit alcohol, gambling ads

Google, YouTube add user controls to limit alcohol, gambling ads Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue...
10 Facebook Trends to Watch for in 2021
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10 Facebook Trends to Watch for in 2021

Although Facebook is now more than 15 years old, it remains a work in progress: Tools, technologies, and content formats are being continually introduced and improved both for users and for advertisers. What will the platform focus on in the year ahead? Which current and new experiences should marketers be paying close attention to? A recent infographic (below) from Oberlo explores the evolutions that are likely to have the biggest impact on businesses in 2021. The piece explores 10 key Facebook trends, including the growth of the augmented reality (AR) ecosystem and the rise of private, interest-driven communities.Check out the infographic:
Drive More Referrals with the New Marketing Funnel
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Drive More Referrals with the New Marketing Funnel

By Kelly Forst December 7, 2020 Small business marketing expert John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing joins The FWD: Thinking Show to discuss the Marketing Hourglass™ and how small businesses can apply it to their business. In the first 5 minutes of this episode of The FWD: Thinking Show, John Jantsch — Founder of Duct Tape Marketing — said something that could shock a lot of marketers.“As marketers, we’re not in charge of getting people to buy from us or creating demand,” said John.But as he went on, his meaning became more clear.“We need to organize our buyers’ behavior and create content that addresses that behavior.”Jantsch created the concept of The Marketing Hourglass™ to explain how marketers can organize their buyers’ behav...
Live, interactive search marketing workshops start tomorrow!
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Live, interactive search marketing workshops start tomorrow!

Live, interactive search marketing workshops start tomorrow! Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[...
Why Digital Marketers Should Target Gen X and Boomers
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Why Digital Marketers Should Target Gen X and Boomers

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated online engagement by Gen X and Baby Boomers, making those cohorts more valuable than ever for digital marketers, according to recent research from GlobalWebIndex. The report was based on data from GlobalWebIndex's running online survey of thousands of Internet users around the world. Gen X and Baby Boomer consumers rapidly embraced a wide range of digital behaviors in 2020, the researchers found. For example, the proportion of people around the world in both generations using finance apps, contactless payments, and online grocery services increased significantly last year. Mobile Has Been Key to Digital Adoption A key driver in the adoption of digital platforms and services by Gen X and Boomers has been mobile: The...
How To Train Your Content Creators To Create Viral Content
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How To Train Your Content Creators To Create Viral Content

Yes, it’s possible to train your content creators to create viral content.If you’re creating content right now, but it’s not getting the numbers you were looking for… we know exactly what’s going wrong.You don’t know your customer avatar well enoughYou’re not creating content for the right parts of the Customer Value JourneyYou don’t know the difference between a viral article and an average articleWith virality on her resume, DigitalMarketer’s General Manager Erin MacPherson knows what it takes to get traffic and conversions. Even though it might seem like you’d start with the content, we’re actually going to take it a step back first.First, we need to know who your content is for.After that, we’ll make sure you’re creating the right content based on where your ...
The 10 Best Ways to Use Landing Pages
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The 10 Best Ways to Use Landing Pages

By Sean Tinney December 9, 2020 You don’t have to be the greatest marketer in the world to promote your product or service. In fact, many of our customers at AWeber are business owners just starting out by selling on marketplaces like Etsy or Amazon. Some are content creators, bloggers, or podcasters who have ideas to share with the world. Others are restaurant owners, local shop owners, mechanics, and so much more.While it sounds like these business owners are very different, they all have one major thing in common.They want more people to know about their business. And while it can sound like a big task, increasing brand awareness doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need to make it easy for your customers to find you and take the desired act...
Looking Forward to MarTech 2021! Submit Your Session Ideas Now.
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Looking Forward to MarTech 2021! Submit Your Session Ideas Now.

Looking Forward to MarTech 2021! Submit Your Session Ideas Now. Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=...
Outsourcing Product Marketing Content: A Guide
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Outsourcing Product Marketing Content: A Guide

First of all, yes, product marketing content can be outsourced effectively. Many freelance contractors are capable of understanding your complex product and creating essential content—from whitepapers to sales enablement collateral—to help drive revenue. Wait, you say, Why not just hire another product marketer? Two reasons: outsourcing is cheaper, and it can produce more content. Most product marketers get pulled into so many meetings and deliverables with engineering and product management that writing falls by the wayside. That frustrates demand generation and sales teams that are waiting for content. A good product marketing contractor can focus on your content needs, and create spectacular content, without the interruptions that plague in-house product marketers. ...
How to Get Better Open Rates with Email Preheaders
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How to Get Better Open Rates with Email Preheaders

By Sean Tinney December 14, 2020 Want more of your subscribers to read your emails? Then you must pay attention to your email preheader. Less than three seconds.That’s the average amount of time you have to capture a subscriber’s attention in his or her crowded inbox. Talk about a short window.So what’s an easy way to make an impact and stand out? Include an email preheader in each message you send. When viewing a message in your inbox, an email preheader — also known as the Johnson Box or preview text — is a snippet of text shown next to or underneath the subject line.The email preheader length will vary by device and which Internet Service Provider (ISP) like Gmail or Yahoo! subscribers use. However they are typically between 50 ...
Brands need to speak out in support of the Black community
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Brands need to speak out in support of the Black community

Brands need to speak out in support of the Black community Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=...
What Digital Marketing Execs Want to Improve in 2021
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What Digital Marketing Execs Want to Improve in 2021

Senior digital marketers say their top areas for capability improvement in the year ahead are personalization, performance, and segmentation, according to recent research from Altimeter. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in 2020 among 476 senior digital marketers in North America, Europe, and China. Just over half (52%) of respondents say improving the ability to personalize experiences based on different criteria is a top priority for their firm's digital marketing leadership in the year ahead, and 42% say improving the performance of digital properties is a top priority. Some 37% of senior digital marketers say developing more effective segmentation is a top priority for the year ahead. Top Objectives in the Next 12 Months Executive...
Top Social Media Tools You Need to Use in 2021
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Top Social Media Tools You Need to Use in 2021

You already know how important social media is to increase brand awareness, generate more leads, and ultimately score more conversions. The world is on social media — 50% of it, at least — so if you want your product, service, and mission to reach the maximum amount of people, your business needs to be on social media, too. (more…)
The DigitalMarketer Podcast | Episode 131: How To Break Into High-Ticket Offers with Dave Albano of Joza Marketing
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The DigitalMarketer Podcast | Episode 131: How To Break Into High-Ticket Offers with Dave Albano of Joza Marketing

Scared to raise your prices, but know that it’s time? This week’s guest is going to put your fears at ease. In this episode, founder of Joza Marketing and ELITE Coach Dave Albano talks about how to break into high-ticket offers, why it doesn’t have to be scary, and gives you a peek into his strategy sessions with his clients.RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEWP EngineThe $20,000 Email TemplateJoza Marketing ResourcesJoza MarketingBook a Strategy SessionDave on FacebookThanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The DigitalMarketer Podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Apple Podcasts not your thing? Find us on Spotify, Stitcher, or TuneIn. Share3434 Shares
4 Steps to Plan Your Email Marketing for the New Year
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4 Steps to Plan Your Email Marketing for the New Year

By Kelly Forst December 15, 2020 Get your email marketing ready for the new year with these 4 tips. See what worked, what didn’t, and how you can improve your email strategy. Phew, what a year!I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels 2020 was quite the whirlwind. I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly looking forward to a fresh start.The global pandemic brought about unforeseen challenges for small businesses — and many felt the impact on their marketing. In fact, of the 79% of marketers who have a content marketing plan, 70% adjusted their plan due to the global pandemic.So as we look forward to a new beginning, reflecting on the year behind us can give us a lot of insight. Spend some time before the end of the year to take a step back and r...
Don’t miss the SMX 2021 event lineup
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Don’t miss the SMX 2021 event lineup

Don't miss the SMX 2021 event lineup Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.a...
5 Key Differences Between Branding and Direct Response
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5 Key Differences Between Branding and Direct Response

Identifying the right combination of branding and direct response marketing is essential to establishing brand awareness, growing your customer base, and making sales. Together, the two approaches play a significant role in a company's overarching marketing strategy. Although they must operate in concert, branding and direct response are not alike. To successfully deploy complimentary messaging, every marketer should know the major differences related to campaign expectations, execution, and measurement. Here are five important areas of difference between brand marketing and direct response. 1. Goals and Objectives"Direct response marketing helps people buy. Brand marketing helps people choose," says Jason Falls, a leader in social media marketing and f...
A Brief Look Into What’s Next [Expert Predictions + Data]
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A Brief Look Into What’s Next [Expert Predictions + Data]

Over the past few years, video has become one of the most compelling ways for brands to tell their stories on social media. From the instant popularity of Facebook Live videos to Instagram increasing their video length from 30 to 60 seconds, marketers are using the power of video to communicate their business' personalities and brand stories, to express creativity, and to build emotional connections with fans and followers. (more…)
[UPDATED] 101 Best Email Subject Lines
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[UPDATED] 101 Best Email Subject Lines

Welcome to the 8th annual installment of DigitalMarketer’s 101 Best Email Subject Lines!Within this post, I’ve got 101 PROVEN, swipeable email subject lines that are yours for the taking. And if you’re one of our email subscribers, there’s at least a 20% chance that you played a role in determining what made the list. If that applies to you, please prepare for a little déjà vu. 🙂Though you’re currently reading one of the most aptly titled blog posts of all time, you’ll find more here than just subject lines. I’m going to break down the 8 components of every good subject line AND you’ll get an analysis of our top 10 performing subject lines of 2020.That way, when you’re finished with this post, you can:1. Start deconstructing and reproducing the elements of YOUR b...
How to Use Email Marketing Automation
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How to Use Email Marketing Automation

By Kelly Forst December 17, 2020 Ready to get started with email automation? Read this post to learn what it is and how to use it. “Email automation.”You hear the phrase again and again.Email automation is powerful stuff, but if you’re new to the email marketing game, you probably have a few questions about it. After all, automation can increase leads, conversions, and revenue, and it can save you time. The stats prove it:Automated email messages average 70.5% higher open rates and 152% higher click-through rates than other marketing messages, according to Epsilon Email Institute.So, to help you get a better grasp on what it is, why it’s important and how it can help you get the incredible results you want, here’s a quick guide to email au...
Unlock actionable tactics to measure search marketing success
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Unlock actionable tactics to measure search marketing success

Unlock actionable tactics to measure search marketing success Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=...
7 Ways to Show Up Human in PR and Marketing
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7 Ways to Show Up Human in PR and Marketing

Are you telling stories that connect, or are you just marketing and promoting to your audience like an algorithm would? Amid the chaos all around us, we're craving connection. So B2B marketers are well-served to heed the clarion call to market like their B2C cohorts and tell stories that evoke emotion and make their customers feel that they are being heard. There's a pretty simple, well-known fact: People buy from people. Fully 58% of B2B marketers say they believe that humanizing their brand will lead to higher sales, according to a recent study by Allison+Partners. Wondering how to put that belief into practice? Simply show up as a human when communicating about your company. That goes for the language and tone you choose, as well as the messaging of your stories....
DigitalMarketer Bloopers | 2020 in Review
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DigitalMarketer Bloopers | 2020 in Review

2020 was another year for massive content creation at DigitalMarketer. From our products to our Facebook and YouTube channels, we’re creating video content on different platforms, in different mediums, each and every day.But… we tend to goof… a lot.This year was a lot. This year, even more than years past, we’re grateful for laughter that every day brings. So, with the year coming to a close, we thought we’d take a look back at all our “finest” moments behind the camera.So sit back and join us for our best outtakes and hilarious screwups…Did you enjoy DigitalMarketer’s 2020 Blooper Reel? Want more content like this? Subscribe to...
Ring in the New Year with Free, Animated Email Templates
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Ring in the New Year with Free, Animated Email Templates

By Kristin MacLaughlin December 21, 2020 A New Year’s email campaign is a perfect opportunity to connect to your audience, offer a special end of year discount, and share how grateful you are for their support. So much time and energy goes into strategizing, planning, and executing Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and holiday email promotions. But have you thought about what happens when the gifts are wrapped and shopping is done?Well, the holidays aren’t quite over just yet. The New Year celebration brings yet another new opportunity to meet your year-end sales goals. Plus, running a New Year email campaign can be a great way to connect with your customers and thank them for their patronage this year. To help you save time this holiday season, AWeber...
2020 – The year we unlearned everything we learned
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2020 – The year we unlearned everything we learned

2020 – The year we unlearned everything we learned Your privacy means the world to us. We share your personal information only when you give us explicit permission to do so, and confirm we have your permission each time. Learn more by viewing our privacy policy.Ok !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.create...
7 Resolutions Managers of Staff Can Make for 2021
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7 Resolutions Managers of Staff Can Make for 2021

Considering all the changes and disruptions of 2020, it's often been difficult for managers to focus on how their staff members are doing. That's unfortunate, because many employees are struggling: Some 34% of workers say they feel more burned out than a year ago, and 38% say they have videoconference fatigue. The goals and plans of employees have also evolved in 2020: More than half (51%) of workers say they've considered relocating because of remote-work options. How can managers change their approaches in the year ahead to address those issues and expectations?A new infographic (below) from Robert Half explores seven key resolutions that managers can make for 2021 to ease stress levels and meet their employees' needs. Check out the infographic:...