Humanizing your Brand in a Digital Era

By Karina MohammedJan 05, 2021

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At its core, marketing is about connecting with people, and in today’s digital era, human connection is still a vital conversion ingredient. 

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A New Year Awaits: Reflecting on Digital Marketing in 2020

By Philip BerardoNov 24, 2020

 

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It’s safe to say most of the world is in agreement that 2020 was a difficult year for our professional and personal lives. A lot has changed in the way businesses operate, and digital marketing has seen a number of notable shifts. As we navigate the rest of the year and make our way to 2021, it’s important for digital marketers to reflect on past strategies, campaigns, new client relationships, and evolving business plans. This reflection can help motivate and empower digital marketing teams in the year ahead. In this post, we will be taking a look back at digital marketing in 2020.

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What is the AIDA Model in Marketing?

By Philip BerardoNov 06, 2020

 

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In the vast world of digital marketing, lead conversion isn’t a simple one-two process. There are several stages a lead must go through in their buyer journey before becoming a customer. This is something all marketers, whether B2C or B2B, understand, yet there is often confusion around the process of lead conversion itself. This is where the AIDA model comes into play; it is a model that helps explain each of the four stages someone goes through before making a purchase. In this post, we will be breaking down the AIDA model and its use in marketing.

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A Guide to Brand Positioning for Digital Marketers

By Philip BerardoOct 28, 2020

 

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The value of a brand can be found in many of its components such as its messaging, tone of voice, and how it helps its audience. When it comes to developing brand identity in today’s online space, there is a lot for digital marketers to consider. The most notable online brands are unique, value-driven masters of their craft—and the secret to their success often lies within their positioning.

Brand positioning can be defined as the metaphorical place your company aims to own in the mind of your target customer. In this post, we will be sharing a guide to brand positioning for digital marketers.

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3 Tips to Implement Automation In Your Marketing Strategy

By Philip BerardoOct 21, 2020

 

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As marketers, we have a lot of day-to-day tasks to take care of—from keeping up with newly-generated leads to planning out pieces to support an upcoming marketing campaign. Marketing automation serves as an effective, time-saving method to ensure your leads and customers are receiving follow-ups based on the actions they take. For example, a user downloads an eBook on your marketing website and receives an automated email that shares a related blog post.

In this post, we will be sharing three tips to implement automation in your marketing strategy.

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How 2021 Will Impact Chief Marketing Officers

By Philip BerardoOct 16, 2020

 

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There is a lot of uncertainty around the future of marketing in 2021, and many chief marketing officers (CMOs) are doing their best to plan accordingly. With a shift to stronger customer-focused strategies, the new year could be both exciting for CMOs and perhaps a bit overwhelming. Recently, Forrester shared its 2021 predictions report, which provided new insights into the changes CMOs can expect in the marketing landscape in 2021. Here is an overview of how 2021 will impact chief marketing officers.

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What are Vanity Metrics in a Marketing Strategy?

By Philip BerardoSep 17, 2020

 

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Marketers have dozens of unique metrics to keep track of in order to ensure their marketing goals are being properly met. This can include lead conversions, content downloads, and organic traffic from search engines, among others. However, not all of these metrics hold the same value in your marketing strategy. In between the metrics that help prove your company’s return on investment (ROI), there are vanity metrics. In this post, we will be defining vanity metrics and their role in your marketing strategy.

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How Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year Affects Digital Marketing

By Philip BerardoSep 11, 2020

 

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Late last year, Pantone revealed that Classic Blue was their choice for the 2020 color of the year. This color was meant to reflect human spirit, resilience, and a warm sensation. Though some felt it was a safe pick, there's no denying the appealing, soothing nature of Classic Blue! We even shared our insights into this color choice back in January. In this post, we’re taking a look at how Pantone’s 2020 color of the year affects digital marketing.

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What Does a Contextual Marketing Strategy Look Like?

By Philip BerardoAug 05, 2020

 

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Contextual marketing is a more personalized approach to marketing; it is a strategy that centers around the users coming to your website and what they are looking for. Essentially, it helps ensure that the content you are delivering is relevant to a user based on their stage in the buyer’s journey and any pain points they have. When working alongside personalization, contextual marketing is an effective strategy to meet a user’s needs, habits, and goals. In this post, we will be further defining contextual marketing and what a proper strategy looks like.

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How Dynamic Content Personalizes Your Digital Marketing Strategy

By Philip BerardoJun 12, 2020

 

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In digital marketing, dynamic content refers to content—such as an email, webpage, or even call-to-action (CTA)—that changes based on a user’s behavior and session data. In other words, it adapts to their actions and provides a more personalized experience as they digest your content. Most commonly, digital marketers will implement dynamic content across their website—which can increase conversions in addition to making for a captivating browsing experience. Here are a few ways dynamic content personalizes your digital marketing strategy. 

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