About Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of The Marketing Technology Blog. Doug is President and CEO of DK New Media, an online marketing company specializing in inbound marketing leveraging social media, blogging, search engine optimization, pay per click and public relations. Their clients include Angie's List, Mindjet, Webtrends, ChaCha and many more. Douglas is also the author of Corporate Blogging for Dummies. If you're interested in having Douglas speak, please propose an event!

The Terrible 2014 CMO Guide to the Social Landscape

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Yesterday, I had this post completed and was just about to click publish when I knocked a beer over on my laptop. I hope it wasn’t karma coming to kick my butt. The laptop survived, but somehow the blog post disappeared. I’m writing this post with the faint smell of beer in the background to remind me to keep my snarkiness down. Here’s the thing, … Continue reading

Your 2014 Digital Marketing Roadmap

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Sometimes it’s easier to just follow the dotted line as you’re looking to ensure your digital marketing is balanced and complete. This infographic compliments of Two Legit aims to do just that, walking you through your web presence, mobile, ecommerce, outbound, inbound, content and social media marketing initiatives. One element lost in this infographic is the ability for all of the strategies to work with … Continue reading

Reward Dragon: Incentivize Your Reviews and Word of Mouth Marketing

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The majority of small businesses believe over half their business comes from referrals, yet 80% admit they have no system to consistently generate referrals. If you’re one of the 80%, you’re not utilizing a marketing strategy that has one of the highest conversion rates of any strategy. Reward Dragon is referral marketing platform for local businesses. It’s how small businesses power their refer-a-friend programs to … Continue reading

The B2B Sales Pipeline: Turning Clicks into Customers

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What is a sales pipeline? In both the business to business (B2B) and the business to consumer (B2C) world, sales organizations work to quantify the number of leads they are currently trying to convert into customers. This provides them with a prediction as to whether they are going to meet the goals of the organization as it pertains to acquisition counts and value. It also … Continue reading

9 Steps for Planning Your Next Social Advertising Campaign

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On this last week’s podcast, we shared some great information, tips and tricks on social advertising. Recently, Facebook released some incredible statistics on its social advertising revenue. Overall revenue is up and ads themselves are 122% more costly. Facebook is absolutely embraced as an advertising platform and we’ve seen both incredible results and others that left us scratching our head. All the best performing campaigns … Continue reading

Shop Your Spot: A Mobile Deals App Built for the Consumer

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Mobile rewards, mobile deals, mobile coupons, emails… all of these apps have one feature in common. They’re all push applications that endlessly nag the consumer to use the promotions that are pushed to them. That’s great for some consumers, but many consumers simply want to take advantage of deals when they’re ready to. That’s the idea behind Shop Your Spot. I appreciate the strategy behind … Continue reading

Ambience: Relevant Product Recommendations in Content

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There’s a world of content out there that’s growing every day. Much of the product marketing strategy is to get some product reviews distributed throughout the web, attract those readers back to a product page and then push the reader to convert. Sophia’s ecommerce platform Ambience™ inserts the product image and recommendation within the content – optimized for viewing and relevant to the content that’s … Continue reading

Optimizing Your Email Images for Retina Displays

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As high-resolution displays become common-place on virtually every device, it’s important that marketers take advantage of the impact that a higher resolution has to offer. The clarity of images used in emails, for examples, can have a dramatic impact with the email reader. Creating your graphics properly and then sizing/scaling them – all while optimizing the file size of the images – is a delicate … Continue reading

Liberio: Create Your Ebook directly from Google Drive

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If you’ve gone down the road of writing and publishing an ebook, you know messing with ePub file types, conversions, design and distribution is not for the faint of heart. There’s quite a number of ebook solutions out there that will help you through the process and get your ebook onto Google Play Books, the Kindle and other devices. Ebooks are a fantastic way for … Continue reading