What is Growth Hacking? Does it Really Differ from Traditional Marketing?

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What is Growth Hacking? Does it Really Differ from Traditional Marketing?

Growth hacking is a term that’s all the rage right now. In all honesty, I can’t stand it… I feel like we’re on a merry go-round with terminology sometimes when it comes to marketing. Growth hacking is simply guerilla marketing applied to the web with technologists. Because technology startups have a lot of analytical and programming talent internal, it’s only natural that those resources execute … Continue reading

Facebook Ads “Too Much Text” Guideline is Stupid

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We’re running some ads on Facebook to subscribers of the Marketing Technology Blog newsletter to also join our community on Facebook. To do this, we exported the subscribers from our email list that were most active and created a group in Facebook to target them specifically. One of the first ads I designed was an image that displayed many of our infographics as that’s always … Continue reading

If You’re Collecting Data, Your Customer Has These Expectations

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A recent report from Thunderhead.com redefines customer engagement in the age of digital transformation: Engagement 3.0: A New Model for Customer Engagement provides insight into the whole customer experience picture. Here are some key findings: 83% of customers feel positive about a business that puts to good use the information and data they hold on their customers, for example by highlighting details of products and … Continue reading

Listening Isn’t Enough. Your Social Strategy Needs these 4 Elements for Success!

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Absolutely love the message here from South Africa’s premium retailer Woolworths. Digital Editor Sam Wilson discusses how Socialbakers‘ products, Analytics and Builder, enable her team to drive brand engagement and deliver powerful social insights to company executives. Woolworth’s strategy is beyond simply listening and responding via social media. There are 4 other elements mentioned by Sam that have helped them succeed, both externally and with … Continue reading

How Trust and Online Purchase Behavior are Evolving

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Within the last few years, online purchase behavior has changed significantly online. Having a trusted site continues to be a key issue involved in any transaction and so consumers tended to buy from only sites they could trust. That trust was indicated through third party certificates, online reviews, or even a local retail presence. As commerce continues to move online, though. 40% of Internet users … Continue reading

What Is Tag Management? A List of Enterprise Tag Management Systems

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Some of the verbiage that people use in the industry can get confusing. If you’re talking about tagging with blogging, you probably mean selecting terms that are important to the article to tag it and make it easy to search for and find. Tag management is a totally different technology and solution. In my opinion, I think it’s poorly named… but it’s become the common … Continue reading

Beware of Guest Posts

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As you’re looking to develop content for your site, it’s always a challenge to keep up the desire for great content. You may be tempted to accept guest bloggers from time to time for your blog. Each and every day we get offers to pay for sponsored posts as well as requests for guest posts. We tested paid posts many moons ago and immediately stopped … Continue reading

Why Digital Asset Management is a Critical Component in the Marketing Technology Ecosystem

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Why DAM is a Critical Component of the Marketing Technology Ecosystem

As marketers, we deal with a variety of tools and applications on a daily basis. From marketing automation to sales tracking to email marketing, we need these tools to do our jobs effectively and manage/track all of the different campaigns we’ve deployed. However, one piece of the marketing technology ecosystem that is sometimes overlooked is the way we manage our files, including media, images, text, … Continue reading