If you’re even a casual reader of the business blogosphere, you’ve probably heard more than once about this great big shift in how consumers buy. And although we have plenty of jargon in the marketing world, another term is rising in popularity in response to that shift: multi-channel marketing. What Is Multi-Channel Marketing? Multi-channel marketing is defined by many organizations, unsurprisingly, as communicating with and marketing to prospects and customers across many channels, online and offline. That means instead of running a single start-and-stop campaign or using one marketing tactic, like TV or email, marketers today are pacing with how…

19 Social Media Marketing Myths to Leave Behind in. 2020

Like any major marketing strategy of the past decade social media has had plenty of time to accumulate some big, inaccurate, myths. And despite the fact that data has disproven a number of marketing myths today, some marketers will still hold on to few, simply because it’s hard to keep up to date on what’s really going on with social media. Yes, social media landscapes change dramatically every day. However, as a marketer, it’s important to identify myth from reality in order to create an effective social media strategy.  To help you separate fact from fiction, I put my Mythbusters…

We’ve all been experiencing recent lifestyle changes in 2020 — both personally and professionally. For marketers, the resulting shift in business landscape has required us to review our previous strategies and make adjustments that will allow our clients to continue thriving in the wake of unforeseen circumstances. The good news is that current challenges can translate into tremendous opportunity if we can find an effective way to continue reaching our audiences. While each business is different and there are many factors to consider, understanding current media trends is an important step in adjusting your approach to advertising. Here, we’re going…

What You Need to Know About DKIM Authetnication

Have you ever really explored the depths of marketing emails you receive? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. I hadn’t either until yesterday. However, by exploring the details of email marketing messages, I’ve been able to find spoofed or phishing emails. Take this marketing email I received, for example. If I look at the original message, I can search for a specific component that proves the message’s legitimacy: What I’m looking for is a DKIM authentication, which proves that an email hasn’t been altered on its journey from the sender to an inbox. When I learned about DKIM authentication, my…

7 Tips for Making Dull Blog Topics Interesting, According to Our Blog Team

Sometimes, I’m assigned blog topics that are super exciting. I’ve written about Twitch, Instagram marketing, exciting company cultures, and team building games. These post topics quickly engage me, and I always find myself empowered to write a highly valuable article for readers. Other times, though, I’m assigned blog topics that aren’t as exciting. I’ve written about highly technical topics, such as Why Website Indexation Is A Must-Have for Marketers and Header Tags: What They Are and How to Use Them. Topics like these aren’t as easy to write about, and sometimes I find myself stuck trying to make “duller” blog…

Interdisciplinarity: How to Integrate Organic Search, Paid Search, and Content Teams

Posted by HeatherPhysiocAs an industry, we talk a good game about collaboration, but the truth is it’s not really happening the way we tell our clients and bosses it happens. We stroll into new business pitches and make big claims about how “integrated” we are. We preach that our recommendations are better because we have a more “holistic” offering. But whether it’s across agencies working on the same client, different teams working within the same agency, or different teams in-house on the client side, collaboration is much harder to achieve in reality than we make it look on the outside….

How Webinars Can Help Your Customer Retention Strategy in 2020 [IG]

When you first think of webinars, you probably think they’re a great tactic for the first part of the flywheel — attract. While you’d be right, webinars are also a way to delight and retain customers. In fact, 75% of B2B buyers consumed webinar content last year, which makes it a good idea to include webinars in your marketing mix. But I wonder, how are B2B companies using webinars? Do they focus primarily on lead generation? Or do they realize the potential webinars offer throughout the buyer’s journey and after the sale? An answer began to take shape when I…