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How to reevaluate your buyer personas for 2016

Best practices February 4, 2016


With the new year come numerous changes. From New Year’s resolutions to new goals, this time of year makes it more evident than ever how much people change. Buyer personas, like people, are constantly evolving with consumers’ varying wants, needs, interests and goals. Therefore, creating buyer personas is not a one-time deal but an ongoing process.

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A day in the life of a marketing agency

CMO February 2, 2016


These days, the term “transparency” is big. Politicians say they believe in it. CEOs insist that it’s the cornerstone of their corporate culture. Even NFL franchises are reluctantly being dragged onto the transparency bandwagon.

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Creating an email newsletter customers want to read

Email Marketing January 28, 2016

How many newsletters do you get delivered to your inbox every day? Probably more than you could possibly read. People today are inundated with advertising and marketing materials — if you want them to stop and spend time reading your messaging, you need to get creative. Here are a few ways to make sure that your newsletters aren't just filed under spam.

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5 tips for collaborating with your new agency

Best practices January 27, 2016


“Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.”

Henry Ford

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Direct mail still lives, but these 5 mistakes are deadly

Direct Response Marketing January 19, 2016

I read the news today, oh boy
About a channel that had passed away
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the epitaph:

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4 Components to a Successful Content Marketing Blogging Strategy

Inbound Marketing January 12, 2016

technology-791034_1920These days, most companies that have an online presence also have a blog. What began in the 1990s as a “weblog,” where individuals could log their thoughts on the Internet, has evolved into a powerful marketing tool for businesses. To online customers, blogs are a go-to source for information on new strategies and products on the market that could better their business. Blogs play a key role in demand generation as current and potential customers seek new ways to solve identified issues or discover better ways to run a business that they never considered.

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3 New Ways to Use Triggered Emails in 2016

Email Marketing January 8, 2016

Triggered emails are especially potent because they take information you already know about your customers to build meaningful messages and offers to your current, potential and lost clients. If done well, trigger emails as a form of marketing automation is a time saving and highly effective way to build relationships with your target customers. Here are three new ways to incorporate triggered emails into your arsenal in 2016.

 

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2016 Marketing Trends: More Data, More Relevancy and More Accountability

Digital Marketing January 5, 2016

It’s not hard to see how marketing is changing. It’s harder to see what parts of marketing are staying the same. 2016 will be a year where marketing will become more relevant and real time. Marketers will find a new use for the voice (and words) of the customer. Content marketing will take on new roles and marketers will learn some new acronyms. Most importantly, in 2016 successful marketers will start to decode the role of behavior in marketing, something that direct and data-driven marketers discovered decades ago.

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How to boost employee engagement during the holidays

Best practices December 8, 2015

employee engagementThe holiday season is a time for gift-giving, hot cocoa-sipping, family reunions and of course well-earned time off for employees. While the holiday season brings many joys, it also brings new obstacles for many organizations, the biggest of which is keeping employees engaged and motivated throughout the season.

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Are you successfully promoting content or just yelling at your audience?

Inbound Marketing December 1, 2015


All too often, when businesses begin crafting a marketing strategy, they default to promotion.

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