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What Digital Marketers Can Learn From Their Analytics Data

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If you’re not measuring it, it doesn’t matter. And if you’re doing any sort of digital marketing, including content marketing, you’d better be measuring how well that marketing is working. Your analytics data can, of course, tell you a great deal about the health of your digital marketing activity.

Intentional inventing: own the intellectual property that leads the future

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Lesson for leaders. Innovations rule today’s world, so everyone wants to innovate. Innovations are filed for patenting and claimed as property before they are launched. If someone else had your idea first and patented it, you might not be able to use it. But when you create something special, the first intellectual property (IP) step is simple: Describe your idea to a patent researcher and ask the FTO question: “do I have freedom to operate ? ”. If no one has a patent, you win.

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Switch the user interface to accelerate growth and leadership

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Lesson for leaders. Advertising looks like an unstoppable force as it drives Google ’s and Facebook ’s dominance, earning them one-fifth of global ad revenues. But advertising has become increasingly disliked as it has been turned into a weaponized platform that tracks and targets every person.

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Why Marketers Are Embracing Live Videos

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Nowadays, a great variety of brands are trying to gain the upper hand over their competitors by using a new marketing platform – live online videos. What is the reason for the popularity of these online videos in various industries?

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See the PureCloud call center in action

All cloud contact centers are not created equal. Register now for an upcoming live demo covering supervisor, admin, and agent experience in PureCloud!

You’re doing SEO wrong: it’s all about authority

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Most people get the theory of SEO: You find the keywords and phrases that compose the search queries of your target audience, and you build content that answers the questions implicit in those queries. But a lot of marketers I talk to are skeptical about how to do it. They did the keyword research.

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Improving the video customer experience of IT decision-makers

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Customer experience is increasingly where the action is — whether your customers are consumers or IT decision-makers.

On the horrors of brandsplaining

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It’s the time of year when my family decorates the house with a lot of orange and black. I’m just into it for the candy, myself, but I play along, in my own way. I read Poe. I watch a Hitchcock or two.

Have you thought your CMS, SEO, and site-hosting strategy through?

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While tools like cPanel can install CMS platforms like Drupal and WordPress into $3.95/month web hosting services with the click of a button, there’s the cheap and easy way and there’s the right way. As they say, measure twice, cut once.

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Your online reputation abhors a vacuum in Google search

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Cygnus X-1. Before you embark on a costly campaign to repair your first two pages of Google search results after you, your company, your brand, or your product have been slandered or besmirched online, understand that it’s a life sentence.

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Digital marketing requires millennial marketers

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I have been talking to more and more clients lately who are up in arms about these entitled millennials that are so hard to work with. Yeah, the complainers are baby boomers like me, or maybe Gen Xers. How did you know?)

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

What clients want and expect from influencer marketing, according to creator relations master, Kristen Matthews

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I reached out to Kristen Matthews yesterday to catch up with her and to ask her about what she’s seeing in the marketplace. What do clients want and expect? What do influencers want and expect? What does Kristen Matthews, herself, want and expect from her clients, influencers, and creators?

How to find your best B2B prospects

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Lead generation is a major preoccupation of the typical B2B marketing department. Indeed, most B2B marketers report that leads—with an emphasis on quality leads—are their primary goal. So, let’s review the top prospecting tools and techniques that are working for B2B marketers today.

How to triage customer experience projects

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Right now, 9 out of 10 companies say they need to transform, and upwards of 60% of companies worldwide are in the midst of digital transformation. Their goal is to disrupt themselves and dramatically improve how their customers experience their brand.

Social media marketing is Homo sapiens sapiens social

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Homo sapiens sapiens. I have been doing social media strategy and planning in one form or another for clients since 2003. Nothing at all has changed. In fact, nothing has changed since Homo sapiens emerged around 300,000 years ago.

4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Traditional Small Businesses

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Many small businesses are tied to the way they have always done business, but new technology emerges every day to offer a more streamlined way to do things. Tech innovations can help small businesses operate more efficiently, which gives them a better opportunity to grow.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

Is AI coming for your job?

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As someone who has been working in various forms of AI off and on since the ’80s, I have heard all sorts of dire predictions of what will happen to us feeble humans when AI finally arrives.

Influencer marketing done right can drive all the traffic to your brand-spanking-new freshly-launched website

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Unless you already have a bursting-at-the-seams Rolodex and a stable of superfans who are waiting impatiently for anything and everything you give birth to in the world, you might be cutting the ribbon of your new business, blog, site, app, community, or nonprofit to a fever-pitch crowd of bumpkiss.

Are you consulting your database of intentions?

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Internet luminary John Battelle is famous for describing Google as a “ database of intentions.” ” Back in 2003, it was a critical insight, that Google searches were actually a way of understanding what people wanted, what they were interested in, what they wanted to do.

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What kind of video do you need in sales communication?

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“Are Salespeople Relevant to the Modern Buyer?” is the question posed in an article by Tamara Schenck about about CSO Insights’ 2018 Buyer Preferences Study. At first glance, its results seem to say “Sometimes.” Most buyers only engage with salespeople after they have identified their needs.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Online reputation management (ORM): don’t forget Google when you’re in crisis mode

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You can’t eat bare hands

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Antilocapra americana. In your business, how risky is your Plan A? Are you only chasing the big wins? If you don’t land the big gig, will you come home to your partners and staff completely empty-handed, putting your business tribe at risk of not living through the night, the month?

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Influencer marketing is fully integrating with social media marketing strategy

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I just submitted a proposal on behalf of Gerris Corp and a partner agency in response to a request for proposal ( RFP ) that actually gets it—and may well be the new normal. The RFP was for a year’s social media strategy consulting.

Reputation management is not about dressing up mistakes

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If you want to fix your online reputation , writing big checks to an online reputation agency isn’t enough over the long haul — you’ll also really need to get your own house in order.

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Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

What is holding you back in digital marketing?

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My days are divided between teaching professionals how to change their careers and teaching companies how to change their cultures–both of whom want to embrace digital marketing. But it takes more than giving it a big hug.

Even online reputation pros require a year to influence Google Search

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In response to negative search results on the first two pages of Google, even $30,000-a-month Enterprise level campaigns demand 12-month campaign contracts from their clients.

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Does your AI need a personality?

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If you are Amazon with Alexa, clearly your AI needs a personality–Alexa wants to be your helpful friend. You talk to her. She talks back. No problem. But does your business AI need a personality? Everywhere you look, someone thinks it does. IBM wants you to love Watson. SAP has Leonardo.

You can’t ignore the power that search holds for your business

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I f you’re a serious business person whose business isn’t digital, you’re probably too busy making money to fool around on social media. Social media’s stupid, right?

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The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

How to embrace all the AIs and robots as a PR and marketing professional

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At the end of the day, the main uses for human workers are salesmanship, relationship management, the seduction and marriage of human prospects, clients and vendors, and all the dog and pony shows.

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How did marketers let GDPR happen?

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I teach classes for the Rutgers Business School Executive Education, so I cross paths with savvy digital marketers on a constant basis.

Video marketing’s multi-use versatility makes it a great investment

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What does content versatility mean to you? Whatever your subjective understanding is, video marketing content will blow your mind more than you may expect. The benefits are enormous and the R.O.I. is close to an absolute guarantee.

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An apology is not enough to be forgiven

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Step one after your reputation is publicly eviscerated: retain a lawyer, a crisis manager, a PR shop, and an online reputation management agency like mine, Gerris Corp.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

If you haven’t already transitioned your website to being HTTPS-compliant by July 1, 2018, your website is probably already being blocked as not secure

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According to Search Engine Land , if you haven’t already transitioned your website to being HTTPS-compliant by July 1, 2018— last Sunday! your website is probably already being blocked as not secure. That’s right.

Why are URLs so important?

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I recently commented on a LinkedIn post about the power of LinkedIn as a content marketing platform. The gist of the post was that it is rapidly becoming the go-to platform for branded content marketing. I disagreed with the very premise of the post.

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How well do you know your customer data?

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Some marketers seem to keep their distance from customer data. When I ask what kind of customer information they are working with, I hear things like, “Oh, Mary is in charge of our data. I leave it to her.” This is unfortunate.

Deepening B2B customer relationships with “the funnel beyond the funnel”

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I’ve long observed that B2B marketers focus too much on lead generation, and not enough on current customer expansion and retention, which is, after all, where the bulk of profits lie. When asked, the typical B2B marketer will say that 80-85% of their effort goes to customer acquisition.

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Maximize Your ABM

Speaker: Jeff Marcoux, VP Product Strategy & Marketing at TTEC

If you are considering implementing account-based marketing, chances are you have also explored technology options. The process of buying new tools along with the massive organizational shift required for ABM can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned marketers. This session will help you start off on the right foot. Whether you've never implemented ABM, or tried before but felt unsuccessful, you can get started in the right direction. You will even be able to take advantage of the data you have coming in to utilize ABM across your entire cycle.