In a dynamic, ever-evolving field, it’s essential to stay updated with blogs, news and social posts to keep ahead of industry trends, but marketing books offer invaluable, more in-depth insight that you won’t often find elsewhere. Learning from the successes and failures of the pros will help you develop your marketing skills and create more effective campaigns.
A business's online reputation is extremely important, and many business owners understand this. According to a recent study conducted by TripAdvisor, 97% of business owners agree that online reputation management is important. Although most business owners understand the importance of their own online reputations, many do not understand that their clients online reputations are also very important. If your client's online reputation is negative, it could be negatively impacting your business. There are many reasons for this, but in this article, I will be discussing the four main reasons why your client's online reputation is just as important as your own online reputation.
The future of marketing will be revolutionized by a powerful, nonhuman force: artificial intelligence (AI). Even now, AI and marketing-powered solutions can streamline your marketing efforts and give you an edge on your competition. According to Gartner, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service by 2020. Fear not, as AI is not expected replace you, the marketer, any time soon. It can, however, make your job easier by allowing you to focus your efforts on addressing important challenges by using AI and marketing.
Fast-forwarding through TV commercials, using ad blockers on mobile and desktop, skipping ads entirely with streaming services subscriptions...these are the behaviors of today’s consumers, who don’t want to be bothered with pushy ads or salesmen. They value materialism less and personalization more.
Creating infographics have been one of the most widely used content marketing strategies for the past few years. They are great for grabbing people’s attention, explaining important concepts, and sharing statistics. Unfortunately, as more people began to realize the power of infographics, everyone starting creating them for their websites and their quality started to go downhill. In a world where everyone is trying to increase brand awareness and generate more sales using infographics, it’s more important than ever that you take the time to create high-quality visuals for your readers. If you’re hoping to increase your web traffic by as much as 12% by adding infographics to your website, check out this quick and simple guide to creating powerful visual content on your site. So, let’s get started.
ROI is an acronym business loves to talk about. It’s one of the most important figures you have to take into account. Marketers often focus on superficial and short-term aspects of investments instead of something as crucial as ROI. People often talk about ROI in the context of fortune 500 companies, but that’s starting to change. With the knowledge of investment opportunities spreading, every business must know how to calculate and use their marketing ROI for successful ventures.
As the final year of this decade is well underway, it's pretty awe-inspiring to think back about how our culture - and consequently the marketing industry - has evolved. It can be a challenge to stay current in such an ever-changing field. Blogs, news and social posts can help you stay ahead of the curve but one of the most valuable sources for marketing insight has made itself known in a rapidly growing, new channel - marketing podcasts.
Smartphones have changed the way we socialize and process news, entertainment and advertisements. Vertical video is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to reach the hyper-stimulated, visually hungry consumers of today. According to Breadnbeyond, a startling 57% of video play worldwide occurs on mobile devices. With this shift from desktop to phones, the need to transform how we present our businesses to suit the mobile format is greater than ever. Videos are no exception.
Have you ever found yourself thinking something along the lines of “Marketing has changed more in the past two years than in the previous 50”? Adobe’s Digital Distress Survey 76% of surveyed marketers agreed to this exact phrase back in 2013. Skip to 2019 and digital marketing trends seem to be accelerating rather than slowing.
If you’ve been reluctant to go beyond dabbling in the influencer marketing game thinking it’s just a fad, think again. Influencer marketing campaigns have been around for several years now, and their popularity only continues to grow. This increased focus is in reaction to data that traditional ad campaigns simply aren’t as successful as they once were. 30 percent of internet users predicted to be using ad blockers by the end of 2019. Things haven’t changed much since a 2015 Nielson study revealed the most trusted sources of advertising to be people you know. Branded websites, consumer opinions posted online and editorial content ranked heavily with ads sadly near the bottom of the list. The question successful enterprises are asking themselves is no longer “Should we utilize influencer marketing?” But “How much of our resources will we dedicate to it?” Out of 158 brands surveyed by the ANA, 75 percent utilize influencer marketing, with nearly half of those brands planning to increase funding the following year. Another study by Linqia showed that a majority of marketers plan to spend $25,000 to $100,000 on influencer marketing in 2019. Still hesitant? Consider these four reasons to adjust your influencer marketing approach: Consumer […]