This morning, HubSpot released the 2016 edition of their annual State of Inbound Report. The report is chock-full of insightful factoids gathered from over 4,500 respondents in various marketing roles, and does a fantastic job at recapping the latest in the constantly changing landscape of inbound marketing. This year was different though; not all of the trends and developments of 2017 present an optimistic future for certain aspects of marketing. Below, I've shared the 6 most disheartening stats from this year's State of Inbound report:read more →
The times, they are a-changin. With the increase of virtual communication technology, more and more jobs now have the flexibility to work from anywhere, not just an office. With advantages like lower employee turnover, decreased overhead costs, and lower reported stress levels of remote employees, telecommuting jobs are on the rise. A 2015 Gallup study found that the number of employees who work at least part of the month from home has grown by more than 300 percent in the last 20 years.
As a remote employee for AdVision since my move to Durango, Colorado in May, I have learned some lessons along the way that I’ve found to be instrumental in my happiness and productivity while not in the office. For all the remote workers out there, or even if you’re just wondering if it’s right for you: I want to share with you five of my top pieces of advice for staying on task and creative away from the office.
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On a beautiful Friday with lots of sunshine, we all took a break from our computers to get our hands dirty at a local Habitat for Humanity build in northeast Denver. As digital marketers, it had been awhile since most of us had handled power tools -- and our leader, Marianne, sure put us to work! In six rewarding hours, we helped further the construction of energy-efficient and safe homes for local families.read more →
The age of Snapchat is upon us. Snapchat currently boasts 100 million active users, surpassing Twitter. Since its inception in September 2011, Snapchat has transformed from a “not so Disney” platform to one of the most effective methods to market and reach various demographics. As a social media marketer for your business, Snapchat provides an incredible opportunity to target millennials who account for 70% of all Snapchat users.read more →
It’s almost impossible to keep up with the array of tools available for digital marketing these days. There are a million and one choices when it comes to keyword tools alone. They all make grandiose claims about what they can deliver and unfortunately, more often than not, they don’t live up to those claims.read more →
Client relationships are the glue, magic, and sometimes the safety net of every account. If you’re unable to build rapport with a client, then it’ll be that much harder keeping them on board.read more →
Understanding How Google’s Most Recent SERP Updates Can Help You Win at SEO in 2016
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Back in high school, psychology was my favorite class. I loved learning about what goes on inside the brain. Cognitive bias, or the tendency to think or act a certain way outside our rational way of thinking, is one of the concepts I found most fascinating. And guess what? As grown-up marketers, understanding a few of these behavioral psychology concepts can be highly beneficial for all of us.
One of the most important tools of marketing is to understand the audience we are trying to reach and persuade. These cognitive concepts allow us to better understand whom we’re talking to and predict how they will act. Keeping them at the forefront of your mind during creation of your marketing strategy will make for a much smoother, more effective message. Thank you, psych professor!
Let’s go back to the classroom – here are six psychological principles to keep in your back pocket.read more →
Bing Recently announced that Bing Campaign Analytics would be going away. Officially, this shift begins in
May, and it will be completely removed by the end of October. Bing’s UET Tag is the new kid on the block, with shiny shoes, and a better understanding of how things work. If you haven’t already, you should switch to UET as soon as possible because of its improved ability to support both conversion tracking and remarketing.
“Ok Google… show me how voice search will shape the future of digital marketing.”read more →