2019

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9 Ways to Increase Landing Page Conversions

Marketing Insider Group

Many companies implement an SEO strategy – experiencing varying degrees of success, it’s clear the benefits are worth your company’s time. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a great way to attract more organic search traffic to your website for free so you can convert that traffic into leads into sales. The landing page is a key piece in the puzzle for both SEO and sales funnels.

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11 Powerful Email Marketing Tips You Need to Know

Search Engine Journal

Struggling to get good returns from your email marketing campaigns? Learn 11 powerful email marketing tips that you need to know right now.

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5 Stock Photo Sites That Will Make Your Content More Inclusive & Diverse

Contently

Some stock photos are bad. Some stock photos are good. Most are bland, by design. But there’s also a weird subsection of stock imagery that emphasizes stereotypes. Given that the U.S. Census Bureau shows America is becoming a more diverse nation, especially among people between 18-39 years old, why do images like this still exist for companies to pluck and put on their sites: We can all see the elephant in the room—the South Asian man showing his colleagues something on his laptop.

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What to Leave Behind and What to Adopt in 2020 | Taking Stock of Your Marketing Strategy

Adobe Experience Cloud Blog

There are some exciting predictions about what lies ahead for marketing in my news feeds these days. Like many of us, I’m clicking and reading quite a few of these futuristic articles because I want to be aware of how marketing will innovate in 2025 and beyond. However, I also need to know how to improve my marketing strategy starting in January and ensure the best outcome for my marketing programs in 2020.

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Maximize Your B2B Lead Generation Results!

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How to streamline your campaign execution

B2B Marketing Zone Submitted Articles

Campaign execution is where the best laid plans often break down. Here's why it happens and how to fix it.

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How to Interpret and Use Clickmaps to Improve Your Website’s UX

The Daily Egg

To use the info in a clickmap to improve your website experience and effectiveness, you have to know how to interpret what you see. The post How to Interpret and Use Clickmaps to Improve Your Website’s UX appeared first on The Daily Egg.

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How to Rank (and Convert) with Landing Page SEO

Unbounce

Landing page SEO is a tricky proposition. Landing pages are potent tools to convert readers into customers, but the way most are designed is hardly SEO friendly. Think about it. A landing page aims to direct readers down a specific path, focusing them on your call to action without offering other distractions. But optimizing a web page for search engines requires more content, more links, more calls to action.

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14 Top Marketers Share Marketing Predictions and Trends for 2020–2025

Martech Advisor

As the countdown to 2020 begins, marketers across the globe are looking ahead. From why direct-to-consumer (D2C) companies are moving away from social media marketing channels to how voice search will influence customer experiences and buying decisions, to the critical role of AI, find out which trends will shape the future of marketing. We at MarTech Advisor, spoke to 14 top-notch marketers to understand what’s in store for marketers, and which marketing trends and predictions will reign

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The 5 Common Mistakes Every Content Marketer Should Know

Content Marketing Institute

Is your brand’s content marketing performance mediocre or worse? Before you investigate a laundry list of reasons, start with these five frequent, overarching mistakes. It could save you time, money, and even customers. Continue reading → The post The 5 Common Mistakes Every Content Marketer Should Know appeared first on Content Marketing Institute.

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How to Leverage Behavioral Science Insights for Direct Mail Success

Speaker: Neal Boornazian, President and Nancy Harhut, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer - HBT Marketing

Direct mail has consistently remained a powerful tool in the marketer's arsenal, but in an age of digital dominance, its effectiveness hinges on the strategic integration of behavioral science. 💡 When you incorporate powerful behavioral science principles into your direct mail marketing strategies, you can prompt the hardwired decision-making shortcuts your audience relies on — and that automatically unlocks new avenues for engagement, conversion, and brand loyalty.

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Grow Your List for Free with ConvertKit Landing Pages & Forms

ConvertKit

Something magical is happening on the web: more and more creators who were stuck on the sidelines are now launching their ventures as the tools get better and easier to use. What used to require buying a domain, setting up hosting, installing WordPress, choosing a theme, and adding opt-in forms—all just to validate a creative idea—is now available in one tool with ConvertKit.

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Top seven chatbot platforms and tools available

ClickZ

30-Second Summary: By 2020, a Walker study stated that customer experience will overtake price and product as the major differentiating factor. Only 38% of consumers want to interact with a human when engaging with a brand. Areas where chatbots can be used – Sales inquiries, pre-sales support, post-sales support, self-service knowledge, customer support, self-help/self-service, shopping assistance, training and education, and lots more on a 24/7 basis.

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6 Effective Ways to Use Video in Your Email Marketing

Hubspot

This morning, as usual, I started my day by checking my emails. While this process doesn't usually excite me and is just my method for waking up, I came across a subject line that made my heart race with excitement: Knowing that I would be starting my day with a new music video from one of my favorite bands made me smile. It also made me feel valued as a subscriber to their record label's emails — with just one video, Specialist Subject Records strengthened the consumer relationship I have with

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7 Books That’ll Turn Your Marketing Team Into Better Storytellers

Contently

It’s Cyber Monday, which is an extremely strange thing to type since Black Friday deals now start in mid-November. The “cyberweb” is an invisible membrane that blankets every moment of our waking lives, and somehow, it is already December 2. But as marketers, we are good capitalists. And as good capitalists, we must buy things for our teams.

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: How to Synergize for Success

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, Co-Founder & CEO of Digital Exhaust, Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker

Recent research shows that only 50% of B2B organizations state that they have good alignment between their marketing and sales teams. This lack of alignment tremendously impacts the ability to meet business goals, and is a limiting factor for building and maintaining customer relationships. While many B2B organizations continue to struggle with aligning their marketing and sales teams, they can take practical steps to unify both teams and simplify their overall approach.

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Branded Videos | What Non-Creatives Need to Worry About

Adobe Experience Cloud Blog

More so than most areas of marketing, video marketing takes a village. Before the first camera rolls, a strategy has to be agreed upon that aligns the purpose, scope, and budget. A manager has to corral the creative team. A writer has to craft the plot or copy. A set designer has to figure out the props. Remember, that’s before the shoot ever starts.

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Why Is Instagram Hiding Likes (& What This Means for Social Media Marketers)

Single Grain

Instagram is now hiding likes. On November 14, 2019, Instagram announced the expansion of their world-wide test in which “you'll no longer see the total number of likes and views on photos and videos posted to Feed unless they’re your own.”: Not everyone understands why, and plenty of people aren’t happy about it. Just a little while ago, studies indicated that a little over 75% of marketers will use Instagram for advertising their brand in 2020.

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8 Facebook analytics tools to help you rise in the algorithm

Sprout Social

Facebook is full of surprises. If you’re a marketer, you know this all too well. The Facebook algorithm is consistently throwing curveballs at businesses that are trying to figure out how to reach customers while sticking to the platform’s best practices. But despite the grumblings of consumers and marketers alike, Facebook is booming right now. According to a recent report by Facebook management, the platform saw a significant increase in revenue (29% year-over-year), ad impressions (37%) and o

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How to Use Personalization and Automation for Small Business Growth

The Daily Egg

New technologies are radically changing the way businesses interact with customers. As a result, customer expectations are constantly changing. Businesses should innovate and evolve in order to meet those expectations and build relationships that customers value. To do this, businesses should rethink their approach to customer experiences and engagement. 84% of consumers consider the experiences […].

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The Top 3 Tips for Writing Successful White Papers

In the B2B marketing toolkit, white papers can be a powerful option for reaching decision-makers and experts, presenting them with interesting information that improves their perception of your organization's competence and thought leadership. That said, a poorly executed whitepaper will not only be unable to influence your desired audience but will also come with significant costs that other assets won't incur.

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How To Write The Best Google Ads Copy & Back It Up on Landing Pages

Unbounce

Crafting strong ad copy on Google Ads isn’t hard, but to do it right, we have to flex both art and science muscles. We’re only given a small number of characters on search engine results pages (SERPs), so we have to make them count. When writing copy, it’s important to think about the experience your visitor is having from query, to ad copy, to landing page.

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116 Video Marketing Stats and Facts for 2020 [Infographic]

Webbiquity

2020 will not be the year of video marketing. Guaranteed. How can that be? Because 2017 was. Check Google Trends. Between December 2015 and April 2017, searches for “video marketing” shot up 133%. Since then, they’ve fallen by about a third. That means if you’ve not embraced video marketing, you may be a (gasp!) “laggard.” Ouch!

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21 Books in 2019 That Make Great Reads for Content Marketers

Content Marketing Institute

Overwhelmed by the many industry-related book releases in 2019? Your fellow content marketers have your back. They’re sharing what they found to be the most helpful and inspiring books that came out this year. Continue reading → The post 21 Books in 2019 That Make Great Reads for Content Marketers appeared first on Content Marketing Institute.

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Millennials vs. Gen Z: Why Marketers Need to Know the Difference

Hubspot

In recent years, there's been a common misconception that Gen Z and millennials are essentially the same. When companies discuss reaching younger audiences, many often lump Gen Z and millennials into the same group and create one campaign strategy that they believe fits both groups. Sure, many millennials and Gen Zers are considered "young adults." Not to mention, both generations are highly connected to technology and the internet.

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21 Advanced ChatGPT Prompts To Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

Upgrade your social media game with our in-depth playbook: "21 advanced ChatGPT prompts for social media managers". These powerful prompts are tailored to supercharge your content creation, strategy development, and results analysis. Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to endless creativity as you effortlessly generate engaging posts, come up with original strategies, and optimize your social media performance - all in a fraction of the time.

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26 TIkTok Stats to Know in 2020

Hubspot

If you feel like the app TikTok came out of nowhere, you're not wrong. Since launching in early 2018 , TikTok's been covered by seemingly every major news publication and racked up millions of downloads globally. Despite TikTok's major early success, the app still feels like a bit of a mystery, especially to marketers. In fact, until recently, its parent company, ByteDance , hasn't disclosed many metrics at all.

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The Best Time to Send an Email (Research-Backed)

Hubspot

Here's a little exercise for you: Check the timestamps on the emails you've gotten in the past day. What have you found? For me, I noticed that most of my emails, especially my subscription emails, were sent between 9-10 AM, or 5-6 PM. This isn't a coincidence, either. While the answer to “ What’s the perfect time to send an email to my customers? ” isn't an exact science, there are some key findings we've discovered through heavy research, and those times listed above are right in line with wha

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How to Use TikTok: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hubspot

With more than 500 million monthly active users , TikTok is taking app stores by storm and serving as a worthy competitor to apps like Snapchat and Instagram. While Gen-Z has flocked to the app , brands like Chipotle and The Washington Post are also starting to experiment with TikTok's video marketing opportunities. The best way to learn more about the app, its user base, and the type of content that engages audiences is to start producing your own posts on a personal or business account.

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The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Rebranding in 2019

Hubspot

When you're first starting a business, branding is likely the last thing on your mind. After all, it's hard to sit down and flip through fonts when you're still trying to figure out who your customers are (and where to find them). Plus, even if you made creating a brand identity a priority in the beginning, a change in business plans might have made your initial branding strategy obsolete.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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How to Master Non-Awkward, Effective In-Person Networking

Hubspot

Remember the good ol’ days when we found jobs through ads in the daily newspaper? Hard to believe, especially considering the fact that 70% of jobs are found through personal relationships , according to John Bennett , director of the Master of Science at the McColl School of Business. Whether you're trying to develop your personal career or forge new business relationships, making offline, personal connections has become even more critical as online social networking becomes the norm.

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The 18 Most-Followed TikTok Brands and Influencers

Hubspot

After reaching roughly 800 million active users within a year and a half of its 2018 launch, TikTok has become one of the fastest-growing social media apps of the last decade. Like any trendy social platform with a huge global audience, influencers and brands are flocking to TikTok. As a marketer who's considering TikTok opportunities, you might be wondering if you should start an account for your brand, or if you should leverage influencers who joined early on and already know how to create eng

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5 New Social Media Platforms Marketers Should Watch in 2019

Hubspot

When you visit the App Store or Google Play and search "social media," there are hundreds of apps to choose from. But, as the pool of social platforms grows, will any of them really change the game for marketers this year? The truth is, probably not. In fact, HubSpot's own social media experts say we should be paying attention to how older platforms evolve in 2019.