How Your Brand Can Earn Media Coverage on NBC News, USA Today, CNBC, and More

Posted by amandamilliganAs you might imagine, it’s not easy to get your brand name mentioned in top media outlets. But if you put in the work to engage in content marketing + digital PR, the benefits are massive: High-quality backlinks to your site A significant boost in brand awarenessAn increase in your brand’s authorityImproved relationships with writers who loved your contentI’ll explain how you can earn this type of coverage and its corresponding benefits for your brand. Step 1: Create newsworthy content You probably have an instinctual sense of what qualifies as news, but some of the key newsworthy elements…

As much as it might be difficult to define what “ethics” is in relation to marketing, it’s easy to define what it isn’t. Take, for instance, a product pricing landing page that gives incorrect information (or, hides the price entirely … ). Alternatively, consider a social media advertisement that claims a product will do X, Y, and Z — but then, when you order it, you find it can only do X. These types of disreputable, dishonest, and corrupt marketing strategies are what we mean when we say a company behaved unethically. Ultimately, while unethical marketing can potentially succeed in…

7 Creative Company Profile Examples to Inspire You [Templates]

We all know about the infamous rivalry between Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks. At the end of the day, they both sell coffee — but they’ve each cultivated strong, unique brands, and have attracted very different audiences as a result. You can often overhear heated arguments regarding the topic, with people vehemently claiming one coffee chain to be better than the other. But let’s say you didn’t know about the rivalry, and you’d never heard of either Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts before. Instead, you stumble across these two very different company profile statements: Image courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts Image courtesy of…

Market-leading analytics suite combines the power of AI, advanced segmentation, and real-time analytics to measure the impact of employee communications on strategic business goals. LONDON – September 1st, 2020 – Smarp, a leader in the enterprise employee communications space, announced today the launch of its new employee communications analytics suite, Workforce Insights, to help enterprise communicators make data-driven decisions on how to improve their communications programs. With Workforce Insights, organisations can not only measure the performance of their communications – they receive actionable insights that help optimise key business initiatives and connect communication programs to tangible, bottom-line business impact.

Page Authority 2.0 Is Coming This Month: What’s Changing and Why

Posted by rjonesx.Hey folks, I’m Russ Jones, Adjunct Search Scientist with Moz, and I’m proud to announce that this month we’ll be releasing a terrific update to our metric, Page Authority (PA). Although Page Authority hasn’t attracted the same attention as its sibling metric Domain Authority, PA has always correlated with SERPs much better than DA, serving as a strong predictor of ranking. While PA has always fluctuated with changes in the link graph, we’re introducing a whole new method of deriving the score. Learn More About Page Authority 2.0 What’s changing Long gone are the days of just counting…

The Best 16 Landing Page Builders for Any Business

Lead generation is essential for driving sales and growing an online business. There are plenty of different methods for generating leads, but one of the most effective options is a well-designed landing page. Building a fully-optimized landing page has never been easier — in fact, it’s now possible to create a lead generation gold mine using drag-and-drop tools without seeing a single line of code. Whether you’re managing one or multiple pages, there are now so many options available that it can be tricky to find the best one of your needs. More than likely, the hardest part of designing…

During this year, upward communication in the workplace has become the most important type of internal workplace communications. As employers are worried about their employees’ wellbeing, safety and productivity while working from home, they want to show more empathy and open the space for their employees to speak up. 

Title Tags SEO: When to Include Your Brand and/or Boilerplate

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardIf your websites are like most, they include a fair amount of extra “stuff” in the title tags: things like your brand name or repeating boilerplate text that appears across multiple pages. Should you include these elements in your titles automatically? To be fair, most sites do. Alternatively, could it help your SEO to actually include less information in your titles? (Or at least in specific circumstances?) We know from a handful of studies that titles of a certain length tend to perform better. A now-famous study from the engineers at Etsy showed how shorter titles performed better…

10 Zoom Backgrounds HubSpotters Love

When I first started working remotely, I quickly realized that I didn’t like the available backdrops in my house. First, there’s the cluttered living room. Then, there’s the rarely spotless kitchen. Or I could go with the yellow wall. That’s when I started looking into Zoom backgrounds. I found a few funny ones, some professional ones, and even a couple of creative options. It turned out to be really fun to express myself with a Zoom background. If you’re in the same predicament, look no further. Below, let’s learn how to set up a Zoom background, and then we’ll show…

For now, augmented reality (AR) is still largely a novelty — AR’s newness alone contributes to its ability to surpass print, online, and television advertisements in terms of shock-factor. As The Drum reports, AR can capture people’s attention for over 85 seconds, increase interaction rates by 20 percent, and improve click-through rates to purchase by 33 percent. Right now, people will stop and look at AR-inspired experiences, regardless of the campaign’s overall quality. But as more companies incorporate AR into their marketing strategies, and as AR technology becomes more ubiquitous, you’ll need to produce more thoughtful campaigns to impress your…