Online marketing measurement: Understanding the vocabulary

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Do you have a process for analyzing your online marketing tactics? This year, make an effort to boost the time spent on your online marketing measurement–blogs, websites, downloadable content and social media–in order to drive business growth. Not sure where to start? I’ve compiled a short list of online marketing measurement terms defined in a […]

Planning for 2015: The elements of your content marketing plan

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Do you have a documented content marketing strategy? According to Content Marketing Institute, marketers with a documented content marketing plan consider themselves more effective with each communication channel, including social media, and are able to justify a higher percentage of their marketing budget to be spent on content marketing. So while your company’s content marketing […]

5 ways to use Twitter as a nonprofit

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Let’s face it, the use of social media for nonprofits can be overwhelming. Many times, you’re working with limited resources, limited time and small staff. According to the 2015 Nonprofit Content Marketing Report by Content Marketing Institute and Blackbaud, social media accounts for 93% of content marketing tactics for nonprofits with Twitter being the second […]

When traditional marketing meets online marketing


Many times, when we talk about “traditional marketing,” we’re talking about printed pieces, billboards, newspaper ads, etc. If you think back to when your organization started its marketing strategy, you can probably recall the quarterly newsletter that went out or the advertising contracts you had with monthly magazines. And you may very well have those […]

Content tools: The content questionnaire


Planning for content can be a daunting task. And if you’re new to content marketing as a way to spread your brand’s message, you may not know where to start. When we work with clients to build content marketing strategies, the first thing we do is walk them through our content questionnaire. Using this content […]

4 must-have components for a successful content strategy


Content marketing is not an up-and-coming trend; it’s what your company needs now. Traditional marketing has been rendered almost ineffective and, in many ways, advertisements have become synonymous with spam; in fact, according to the Roper Public Affairs, 80 percent of business decision makers prefer to get company information in a series of articles versus an […]

How to plan for content: 4 things to consider


Good content requires more than good writing. A lot more. It requires creativity, persistence, discipline and most importantly, planning. When there is no plan in place, it is easy to burn out, procrastinate and have low-quality content or no content at all. To ensure your content marketing success, consider the following four things when making […]

Behold the power of a blog!


To blog or not to blog? If you want to consistently bring new traffic to your website, increase customer trust and showcase your expertise all while creating content that’s easy to share (and educational for your audience) then blogging is a great tactic for your business. Blogs bring the web traffic Blogging brings additional visitors […]

Giving thanks


We tend to keep our blog pretty focused in areas of marketing, writing up ideas and giving opinions on what can be done to further the growth of your business. But today, it’s all about giving thanks. Today, I’m taking a moment to say “thank you” from the bottom of my heart for all of […]