Archives for Consumer

11 Dec

How to Improve Your Social Media Channels

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Having a social media presence is vital in today’s online marketing atmosphere. You’ll attract new customers, learn from your competitors, and engage with current customers. Social media usage has grown to historical levels: 2.34 billion people use some form of social media, and 77% of Americans have a social media profile. Spending at least some […]

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10 Dec

7 Secrets for a Successful Sales Career

Sales can be the perfect place to develop a skillset in a constantly evolving industry where you can earn a great living. However, it’s hardly a cakewalk. A Harvard Business Review article on salesperson attrition notes that businesses can expect turnover rates of up to 27%. That’s mainly because sales is hard (though not impossible). In […]

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07 Dec

Secrets for Leveraging Video on Lesser-Used Social Media Platforms

The heavy hitters of social media get all the attention, but they’re far from the only players in the game. Facebook (and its photogenic friend, Instagram), Twitter, and YouTube dominate online discussions, but what about the not-so-little guys in the shadows? Sites like Reddit, Tumblr, Quora, and Pinterest offer plenty of opportunities for marketers savvy […]

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06 Dec

How to Improve Your Conversion Rate with a Great UX

No marketing manager today is satisfied with his or her website. Whether the sticking point is usability or conversions, there is always room for improvement. When I’m presenting at a conference, I always say to the crowd, “Raise your hand if you’re satisfied with how your site converts.” And nobody ever raises his hand. Digital […]

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05 Dec

Short-Term Marketing Tactics Can Help You Reach Your Long-Term Goals

Marketers approach long-term planning armed with data and strategic frameworks. Business school classes are filled with cases and proactive approaches for long-term decision-making. Alternatively, short-term marketing decisions must be made quickly to react to barriers, competitive threats, and opportunities. There’s little universal wisdom to provide guidance, and insights can be scarce. As such, you could […]

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03 Dec

The Definitive Guide to Holiday Conversations About Your Job

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It happens every year. After going back to the kitchen for thirds, you return to the dinner table. You top off your glass of wine, and prepare to eat like you haven’t tasted food in a week. The perfect forkful of food is loaded, you open your mouth like it’s the gate to Disneyland, and […]

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30 Nov

Revenue Marketing Insights from 80 Marketing Leaders

What happens when 80 senior marketing leaders come together to talk about revenue marketing and ROI? Amazing insights, that’s what! At our Marketing Nation Engage event in London, we hosted a series of roundtable sessions with marketers around the region to discuss hot topics of the day. And nothing was hotter than revenue marketing and […]

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29 Nov

8 Journalism Concepts to Drive Better Engagement

More and more these days, I find myself searching for “The Magic X.” “The Magic X,” of course, is the fastest way for me to skip all of the useless & irritating things that pop up and get between me and the content I came here to consume. To an advertiser, this is obviously unwanted […]

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28 Nov

5 Tips to Improve Your Omnichannel Marketing

Marketing continues to undergo rapid and major changes. Consumers are turned off by mass selling, and expect personalized, 1:1 communication across the many channels and devices they use. Unfortunately, when it comes to omnichannel marketing, many marketers are still behind. The impetus is on marketing to provide a seamless experience, regardless of channel or device. […]

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27 Nov

One Year Later: A CMO’s First Year in Retrospect

Some say hindsight is 20/20. To me, hindsight, at least when it comes to the last year—my first year as the Chief Marketing Officer at Marketo—is not 20/20… it is a loud, colorful blur. This last year both flew & crawled depending on the week or the day. But the one constant throughout all of […]

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