The 7 Keys to Small Business Sales and Marketing

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The 7 Keys to Small Business Sales and Marketing

While we assist large businesses with their sales and marketing efforts, we’re a small business ourself. That means that we have limited resources and as clients leave, it’s essential that we have other clients that take their place. This enables us to regulate our cashflow and keep the lights on! It’s a tough situation, though. We often only have a month or two to prepare … Continue reading

Why Your Business Should Make Use of Video in Marketing

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We’ve ramped up our video efforts here on the Marketing Technology blog and it’s been great… engaging deeper on YouTube and social media with 1 to 2 minute Marketing Clips. Unfortunately, there are still many myths out there with regard to the costs and effort required to produce your own videos for marketing efforts. Best of all, you need not work through all of the … Continue reading

2014 B2B Digital Marketing Objectives, Budgets, Activities and Challenges

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Omobono’s latest What Works Where research provides a revealing snapshot of B2B digital marketing in 2014. In partnership with The Marketing Society and Circle Research, they asked 115 senior business marketers about their digital marketing objectives, budgets, activities and challenges. The full report, including survey results, expert analysis and recommendations, will be published this month. To receive your digital copy as soon as it’s available, … Continue reading

How to Optimize Your Copywriting for Search Engines in 2014

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We still have training sessions with our clients to clarify a lot of questions regarding search engines and how to write to improve your visibility. Plain and simple you don’t write for search engines, you write for people. I believe Google’s algorithms have finally advanced to recognize authors and authority, sharing and popularity, citations for distinction, and content to feed the intent of the searcher. … Continue reading

Optimizing the Path of Converting a Lead to a Customer

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There’s no shortage of companies that need assistance with customer conversion. We’re all extremely busy and we’ve always been great at developing great products and services, but often fall short on providing a smooth path for a lead to be come a customer. Marketing technology provides the tools to bridge that gap and nurture those leads efficiently. In this infographic from ReachLocal, you’ll take a … Continue reading

The Surprising Science Behind Influence and Persuasion

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I’ve been vocal about my disdain on the latest panacea of how influence marketing is being sold online. While I believe influencers have great reach and some influence, I don’t believe that they have the power of persuasion independent of other factors. Influence marketing still requires a strategy beyond throwing some tickets at an influencer or getting a retweet. According to Dr. Robert B. Cialdini, … 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

57% of People Are Not Recommending You Because…

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57% of people are not recommending your company because you have a poorly optimized mobile website. That hurts… and we know the Marketing Technology Blog is one of them! While we have a fantastic mobile application, we know the Jetpack standard mobile theme is a pain to view our site on. As we continue to work with our clients and review their analytics, it’s becoming … Continue reading