Simplified social media management for associations

social media management

I get it. Associations are built as resources for members and it’s not always in an organization’s comfort zone to offer free information when there are membership fees involved. However, with the rise in social media and digital content in general, associations that do not embrace this change in information dissemination will miss the mark […]

Staying hip: The best examples of timely content marketing

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Successful content marketing requires a mix of planning and spontaneity. You need to create your content calendar to keep yourself on track with your strategy and day-to-day planning and you need to react to current events to prove your brand is more than just scheduled posts; it is up-to-date, relevant and interesting. We have written […]

Justifying social media: Information you can share with your boss

Justifying Social Media

According to a recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, “More than four out of five (81%) marketers agree that we need to change the structure and design of our marketing organization to meet the needs of our business over the next three to five years.” And I’m here to tell you that if you […]

Google’s new rule: Be mobile-friendly

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  There have long been rumors that Google search prefers mobile-friendly websites (or responsive design), but it is official; on April 21, 2015 Google started ranking mobile-friendly websites higher on mobile devices, especially on smartphones. The details According to ComScore, 60% of online traffic is generated by mobile devices. And during holiday season, that same […]

What it takes to define your target market

Target Audience

Today’s world is noisy – and smart. Consumers and businesses have a wealth of information and research at their disposal every second of the day. Businesses are challenged with navigating through the ‘noise’ and reaching their client base. It takes consistency and creativity to stand out among other brands. Planning your marketing strategy appropriately saves both […]

What’s hot in visual marketing: 2015


Not all visuals are created equal. While visual content plays a huge role in making your marketing efforts more effective, some visuals are hotter than others. In an effort to keep you hip and your visuals up-to-date, Shutterstock released its 2015 Creative Trends report this month. We were digging the great information, so we put […]

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 […]

The original content marketers: 2 products that paved the way for content marketing

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I love John Deere as much as the next Minnesotan, but as a content marketer, I am exhausted of hearing John Deere’s customer magazine used as the original content marketing example. Yes, The Furrow (publication started 1895) was a first of its kind, but was it the most interesting? There are plenty of other examples […]