Over the past decade, influencer marketing has become a valuable part of digital marketing strategies. If B2B marketers continue to perceive influencer marketing as a consumer-only effort, they will miss the opportunity to realize untapped funnel growth and conversions. Here’s why: we already know 84% of all B2B purchases start with a referral. Neilson also […]
You’ve seen the SNL sketch. You’ve been Zooming day in, day out. You’ve seen your colleagues changing their virtual background, sometimes to a tropical beach, sometimes to a scene from a movie, or a popular tv show (Seinfeld, anyone?). Changing your Zoom background is sort of like decorating your desk—a way of expressing yourself. You […]
Wilson’s phalaropes creating whirlpools. One of the many amazing virtual backgrounds, for the taking, courtesy of Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s Seabird Protection Network has always been heavily reliant on in-person community events as their biggest source of outreach in their campaign to protect wildlife from disturbances by boaters […]
Since creating art lesson plans is like creating content, it turns out we’re really good at it. We found this out by creating a series of 40-minute art classes starting with my 4-year-old nephew, who adored working on them collaboratively over Google Duo. Here are six of our art lesson plans to work on with […]
This is part II of the What the Eff Is a Strategic Business Narrative and Why Does Every Company Need One? series. In part I, we discuss what a strategic narrative can do for your people. Editor’s Note. We began drafting this piece well before the health crisis became a daily driving force, and we […]
Smaller, often resident-run, Home Owners Associations (HOAs) don’t always have the luxury of a property management company to lean on when the going gets tough. It may feel scary to step up and lead during a crisis that is much bigger than ourselves or our building matters. At the same time keeping the flow of […]
A strategic narrative is the story of a company. That’s it. Now, before you throw your hands up in disgust at this obvious-seeming answer, you should understand that I’m not talking about the usual, “Founded in 2010 by tech whiz-kids Mary Jones and Frank Smith… etc.” A strategic narrative is NOT the same thing as […]
After two years of thinking about it, I realized that now was the perfect time to discuss the valuable free digital ads businesses sometimes overlook in this sophisticated era of AI and marketing automation. With the surplus of data for business intelligence to manage, savvy marketers recognize that maximizing free impressions and using them to optimize organic web presence for B2B engagement is incredibly important.
“Security” is no longer the realm of crypto nerds. Publishing platform Medium dedicated the entirety of its first magazine to the subject of trust, with articles like “Find Out What Google and Facebook Know About You” and “Your Online Data Is In Peril. The Blockchain Could Save It.”
Campaign Monitor was recently part of an esteemed panel of judges for Email Monks’ The Best Email Design Hunt and used their inspiration to create this very useful email design infographic—the Anatomy of a Winning Email Design.
Email marketing is a cost-effective, highly targeted, and easily measurable way to connect with your customers and prospects—when done right. More often than not, we see B2B emails that are missing the opportunity to connect with their audience by glazing over the key details. Make sure these email marketing essentials are checked before you hit […]
Inspired by the B2B Marketing Innovation Summit “My dream was to generate leads when I grow up,” says Kumail Nanjiani, more famously known as the character Dinesh from the wildly popular HBO comedy “Silicon Valley.” Surprise, surprise, it was a joke. Dinesh isn’t really a hacker and knows nothing about coding, let alone digital marketing.
You’ve heard it all before: in order to stay competitive, you need to embrace a digital mindset. Specifically, it’s critical to adopt the technologies and build a digital foundation that leads to improved customer service, heightened productivity, and increased revenues.
If you’re serious about putting your business ahead of the competition in 2016, these are the three things you simply can’t procrastinate on any longer. You even have an extra day this month, with 2016 being a leap year. The clock’s ticking—so it’s time to get started »
Yesterday was a first for me: I fulfilled my civic jury duty. Somehow I’ve dodged the bullet all these years; so, I was excited to finally see what all of the non-hype was all about. My take was that it was pretty interesting to see, and entertaining. They go around the room and ask everyone […]
TOMS “One for One” Movement is brilliant. What better way to get our consumption frenzied society to give back than through shoes. Everyone loves shoes!
I just stayed at the Desert Star Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. And I really cannot say enough about the genius customer experience that owner Davy has created from beginning to end. If you go to Palm Springs, you must stay there!
As with everything else today, restaurant goers are on the go. And they are making decisions about which restaurant to patron on their mobile phones. The faster mobile prospects can see what’s on your menu, hours of operation, and directions, the faster they’ll show up and be seated.Here are five ways to make your website […]
The editorial copywriter that I work with responded to me today (after I provided her with feedback on the headline that she submitted for this month’s article), “I guess I don’t understand what you mean by ‘benefit.’ In marketing yes, in editorial no—this sounds like [insert topic here] for Dummies—help me understand why this is […]
This picture is a snippet of the wine menu at District Wine Bar in San Francisco. You can download the full menu here. The reason I am showing you this is because it is a phenomenal example of a user friendly menu; and a great example of how usability is not just about websites. It […]