The Most Expensive Paid Search Terms on Bing – And How to Avoid Them

Most Expensive Paid Search Keywords on Bing

The old adage that A fool and his money are soon parted may be the most appreciated sayings by pay-per-click search platforms like Bing. I’ve never wasted more money on marketing than I did on set it and forget it paid search marketing where I neglected to do a little research and keep an eye on my marketing dollars. Here are the top 5… {insert …

What does a Digital Marketer Do?

A Day in the Life of a Digital Marketer

Let’s just open by stating that I had this guy’s job below, heh. As a digital marketer, we’re rotating through all of our clients on a weekly basis, analyzing their performance, making adjustments, researching, planning and executing multi-channel campaigns. We’re utilizing tools much more than this infographic describes – from communication, to publishing, to development and analysis tools. IMO, most marketers work in the area …

10 Benefits Every Small Business Realizes with a Digital Marketing Strategy

10 Benefits of Digital Marketing for Small Business

We interviewed Scott Brinker about his upcoming Marketing Technology Conference, MarTech. One of the things I discussed was the number of businesses who don’t deploy strategies because their current strategy works. I have no doubt that companies with, for example, a great word of mouth clientele, can have a growing and prosperous business. But that doesn’t mean a digital marketing strategy won’t help them. A …

The Message Cloud Combines Contextualized Messaging to In-Store Mobile Experiences

SmartFocus The Message Cloud

SmartFocus announced at the Mobile World Congress today that it will be offering the world’s first virtual beacons. The virtual beacons allow for proximity-based marketing without difficult hardware integration or maintenance. Companies can trigger micro-location messaging to enable a contextual experiences using just a floor plan. SmartFocus’s Message Cloud technology gives brand marketers a holistic view of their customers, enabling them to deliver even more …

Does Discounting Devalue a Brand More than Free?

Discount versus Free

We were having a good discussion about my upcoming presentation at Social Media Marketing World about what kind of offer we could make to folks that attended my session or the event as a whole. The conversation came up with whether or not any discount or free option might devalue the work we would provide. One of the lessons I’ve learned is that once a …