Marketing

Marketing Trivia: How Much Random Marketing Knowledge Do You Have?
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Think fast: Do you know what the Twitter logo is named after, or what animal species was featured in the first ever Instagram post? Too easy? Okay, smarty pants, how about this one: In 2010, Google released an update to its algorithm called ____ that makes sure its search results are up to date with […]

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9 Marketing Books to Read Before Q1 Ends
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Simply put, marketers comprise an impressively busy population. With a perpetually incomplete to do list, an eternal quest for work-life balance, and ongoing efforts to keep up with the latest creative trends, where the heck are we supposed to find time to do something like, say, read a book? But something that might seem recreational […]

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The State of Video Marketing 2017 [New Data]
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It seems like every year is labeled ‘the year of video’ by one expert or another — but 2017 could well have the best claim yet. Of course, it’s no secret that video content has become staggeringly popular. And, as with most marketing trends, the more consumers have watched, the more marketers have spent. Brand […]

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Apply Yourself: 28 Marketing Awards Worth Going For
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“Something that is conferred or bestowed especially on the basis of merit or need.” That’s the Merriam-Webster definition of the word “award.” And for such a brief statement, it packs a lot of punch — especially with that “merit” part. After all, we all love merit-based recognition, especially at work. Being recognized for a job […]

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Be Mine: A Brief History of Valentine's Day Marketing
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When I was in grade school, Valentine’s Day was one of my favorite holidays. There were cards. There was the possibility that your crush actually liked you back. And, there was the chocolate — so, so much chocolate. Little did I know that the roots of this holiday bore little-to-no resemblance to my childhood experience […]

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These Six Content Marketing Tactics Will Give You 142% More Traffic in Six Months
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You don’t need me to tell you how potent content marketing is. I could spout off a laundry list of stats, e.g., “conversion rates are nearly 6x higher for content marketing adopters than non-adopters” or “content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing and generates about 3 times as many leads.” You get it. But […]

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How Experiential Marketing Works: 7 Enlightening Tips
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What makes a good story? Is it the happy ending? Maybe it’s the valuable lessons, or the hilarious, unexpected plot twists. But what makes a story just that — a shareable, captivating narrative — is the experience it describes. It’s the who, what, where, when, and how. It’s the tale of what happened. As marketers, […]

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The Top B2B Content Marketing Trends to Watch This Year [Infographic]
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If you’re a B2B marketer who isn’t investing in content creation, you’re in the minority — 88% of B2B marketers surveyed by Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs said their organization used content marketing to further their goals in 2016. Developing a sound content marketing strategy is worth it: We found that B2B companies that blogged […]

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