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10 of the Best Ads from July: Emotive Billboards, Weird Pizza, and a Perfect Sadvertising Parody
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We might be deep in the dog days of summer, but advertisers have been busier than ever producing some stunning new work. This month’s ad roundup features a playful branded stunt that could really only work in summer (tequila fountain, anyone?), a set of billboards that change depending on the weather and traffic forecasts, and a […]

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Avoid the Summer Slump: 3 Tips from Growth Marketing Experts
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What was the last great idea you had for growth?  No matter how skilled a marketer you are, sometimes we all get into flat-growth slumps. Even a year that started out strong can devolve into a mediocre one, especially during the summer. It can be tough to keep coming up with new ideas that lead […]

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What I Learned from Checking BuzzSumo Every Day for a Month
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I use a lot of different tools and various software for marketing. But one of my absolute favorites is BuzzSumo. I love it! At this point, I consider it a linchpin useful for several different aspects of marketing. And apparently I’m not alone. Big name brands, such as TechRadar, TechTarget and even Rolling Stone magazine, […]

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How to Create a Link-Building Strategy from Scratch
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Google examines roughly 200 different factors to determine page rank. That’s a lot! But what’s arguably the most important is backlinks. Here’s a chart from Moz that shows how important links are: Backlinks have been, and continue to remain, one of the top ranking factors, making them Google’s primary form of “currency.” In March 2016, Google Search […]

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6 Digital Storytelling Lessons from Pottermore
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As technology continues to lower the cost of content production, today’s end user is asked to digest more stories than ever before — in conversation, in written text, at the movies, in advertisements, and even through web design. With so much to absorb, it’s essential for digital marketers to differentiate their content and deliver an […]

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What We Learned From Spending $100k On Facebook Ads
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For a three-person digital marketing team like ours, the prospect of having a big ad budget seemed like a distant dream. So when we were suddenly given $100K to spend on Facebook ads, we were positively giddy. And unbelievably nervous. As a lean SaaS startup, we have to be very wise with our marketing investments. […]

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Important Lead Generation Lessons Learned from Over 1/4 Million SlideShare Views
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According to DMR Stats, SlideShare users add more than 400,000 new presentations per month. The site receives 159 million page views per month, and has more than 70 million users. And it’s one of the most underutilized lead generation tools we marketers have in our quiver. Sure, it has a paid lead capture form, but […]

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10 of the Best Ads from May: Hot Dogs, Rhinos, and an Accidental Viral Hit
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In May, agencies got creative with alternative advertising mediums. While there were still plenty of traditional video and print ads on our radar, some crafty designers and copywriters turned to apps, bottled scents, modeling clay, and even an icy road trip to get their messages across.  Among other things, this month’s roundup features an accidentally viral […]

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