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Find Your Niche: How to Identify Podcast Topics for Your B2B/B2C Brand

Aspiration Marketing

Podcasts are everywhere! True crime, self-help, even underwater basket weaving (seriously). But with so much content, how can your podcast stand out? This blog tackles the challenge of niche selection, helping you craft a podcast that resonates with listeners and propels your brand forward.

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The Power of B2B Influencers: How to Leverage Influencer Marketing to Drive Success

Trade Press Services Newsletter

Influencer marketing is the practice of collaborating with recognized experts or popular social-media users to drive brand awareness, engagement, and revenue. From viral tooth whitening products to the latest fitness gadgets, influencer marketing is a staple in the B2C marketplace. By partnering with industry influencers, brands can reach new audiences while deepening trust with existing ones.

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Internal linking for bloggers: 9 mistakes to fix immediately

Search Engine Land

Internal linking is one of the most under-utilized arrows in the quiver of a site owner. Although inbound link building gets all the press, it’s the correct use of internal linking that can really move a site algorithmically when done strategically. Need to provide increased UX to users accessing content ? Use internal linking. Need to promote an inclusive, accessibility-compliant experience ?

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4 inbox-altering changes to watch for

Martech

Email marketers are losing ground in the battle for the inbox, thanks to technology changes that give mailbox providers more control over everything from message design to longevity. Marketers have never had 100% control over how an email message appears in an email client. Right now, I’m tracking four changes that take away even more control over our messages and how our recipients can view and act on them.

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The Best Times of Day to Contact Leads

Ensure you are contacting leads on their schedule with this report! In our study of over 754,000 leads, we looked at what time of day people are most likely to respond, as well as response rates and qualification rates during business hours and after-hours. Download now to learn more.

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Planning your next omnichannel campaign? Here’s why you should include out-of-home advertising

illumin

As digital out-of-home (DOOH) continues to grow and measurement capabilities become more robust, there’s never been a better time for advertisers to incorporate the medium into their omnichannel strategy. Leveraging DOOH-specific and omnichannel demand-side platforms (DSPs), marketers now have powerful tools at their disposal to seamlessly integrate OOH into their media mix, creating high-impact, cross-channel campaigns that resonate with consumers.

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What is a Good Applicant Tracking System? We Looked at the Best

Aspiration Marketing

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the hiring process? Resumes piling up, inboxes overflowing, and not enough hours in the day to sort through it all? You're not alone. Hiring can be a time-consuming and chaotic battle, especially for busy businesses. But what if there was a way to streamline the process, improve your candidate experience, and free up valuable time and resources?

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Google Ads makes broad match default for new search campaigns

Search Engine Land

Google Ads made broad match the default setting when creating new Search campaigns, a departure from its previous default of having broad match turned off. Why it matters. This change could significantly impact campaign performance and budget spend if advertisers aren’t vigilant. Key details: Broad match is now enabled by default for new Search campaigns Could lead to increased costs if proper negative keywords aren’t in place Between the lines.

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TikTok tightens restrictions on teen ad targeting, boosts AI transparency

Martech

TikTok implemented new restrictions on ads targeting U.S. teens and introduced AI disclosure requirements for advertisers. Why we care. These changes aim to protect younger users and increase overall ad transparency, potentially impacting how advertisers reach and engage with TikTok’s audience. It’s also an example of a social platform choosing to build stronger guardrails for user privacy rather than having those guardrails imposed on them by legislators.

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Can a 1985 Marketing Playbook Fix Measurement Problems in 2024?

Content Marketing Institute

Attribution models don’t work anymore. Marketers should adopt this 1980s-era measurement model that will deliver better results for 2024 and beyond, according to SparkToro’s Rand Fishkin.

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How to Craft a Compelling Narrative Podcast

Aspiration Marketing

Podcast listenership is booming, with massive audiences eager to be transported by engaging narratives. But unlike movies or TV shows, podcasts rely solely on audio to captivate their audiences. There are no fancy visuals, just the power of your voice and the listener's imagination. It's a unique challenge, but one that narrative podcasts are conquering in incredible ways.

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Do's and Don'ts: How to Pitch Your Press Release to Journalists

Speaker: Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, Author, Speaker

Yes - press releases are still relevant in the world of public relations! 🎯 Ever wondered how to write a compelling press release, or what are current best practices for pitching your news to earn media coverage? In this exclusive webinar with Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, we’ll cover tips and advice to help you get the most out of each piece of news you pitch!

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Video Content Marketing Strategy: Balancing Quality and Quantity

Social Media Examiner

Are you using the wrong types of video in the various stages of your customer’s journey? Wondering how to make adjustments? In this article, we’ll explore developing a video content strategy. The Importance of Having a Video Content Marketing Strategy As a marketer in today's digital landscape, you understand the immense power of video content. […] The post Video Content Marketing Strategy: Balancing Quality and Quantity appeared first on Social Media Examiner.

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The SEO’s guide to Google Search Console

Search Engine Land

Google Search Console (GSC) is a free gift from Google to SEO professionals that tells you how your website is performing. With data-packed amenities, SEOs can scavenge through GSC to locate stashes of hidden nuggets like clicks and impressions from search queries, Core Web Vitals and whatever other surprises lay within your website. Custom regex filters take you around your million-page website.

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Alphabet’s acquisition of HubSpot isn’t happening

Martech

Sources have told Bloomberg that Alphabet’s potential deal to acquire HubSpot has been shelved. “Parties didn’t get to due-diligence stage in deal talks,” said the report. Early rumors about the talks seemed to solidify at the end of May, when CNBC’s David Faber reported the companies continued to have discussions and an all-stock deal was on the table.

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Pack a Bigger Punch Writing Character-Limited Descriptions and Posts

Content Marketing Institute

Brief content reigns on Google, YouTube, and other social media platforms. But how do you write great meta descriptions, excerpts, and episode descriptions within their character-limiting requirements? Read on.

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Cracking the Code: Turning Intent Data into Go-to-Market Success

Speaker: Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo & Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2

Join Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo, and Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2 in this webinar where you're guaranteed to walk away with a fresh understanding of and a new perspective on intent data! Turn your go-to-market motions around with intent data! Instead of searching for ways to showcase your products, reach out to the customers that are searching for your solutions — then build your messaging around their needs to set you apart from the competition. 🚀 With

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This Writing Technique Turns Your Copy Into a “Mind Movie”

Hubspot Marketing

Welcome to Creator Columns , where we bring expert HubSpot Creator voices to the Blogs that inspire and help you grow better. Months before Beau was born, my sister — herself a mother of three — recommended we put a “NoseFrida” on our registry. “It’s this rubber tube,” she said. “One end goes in the baby’s nose, the other goes in your mouth. Then you suck.

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How to Build a Social Listening Strategy [4 Real Examples]

Hootsuite

A well-planned social listening strategy allows you to keep tabs on millions of conversations across the social web. It also helps you cut through the noise to find the most relevant insights for your brand. It’s like having an unlimited number of detailed focus groups operating all at once, all around the world. And conveniently, they report their top findings directly to your inbox.

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How to evolve your PPC measurement strategy for a privacy-first future

Search Engine Land

Google may have pressed pause on their phasing out of third-party cookies , but the rest of us don’t have to. While this latest pushback means some businesses may put off their search for a solution, I will instead outline practical steps you can take today to test both alternative targeting and measurement options to successfully navigate the future landscape.

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Avoid customer journeys becoming a bad trip – be position-less by Optimove

Martech

Imagine you were entrusted with ensuring a planeload of people lands smoothly and safely. Then on top of that, imagine you are also responsible for their comfort and responding to their every need to make their journey fantastic. As a marketer, you are. Today, you can microsegment based on customer preferences. Essentially, all those “like-minded people” are on the same buying journey.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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How To Unite Roles and Teams and Scale Your Content Operations

Content Marketing Institute

Your team is growing and content lives in multiple areas of the company. You see cracks appear in the processes. Balls get dropped. What’s a marketer to do? Use this advice to get ahold of your content operations and scale successfully.

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How to Increase Website Authority (7 Proven Strategies)

Backlinko

Since Backlinko’s launch in 2012, we’ve experimented with countless tactics to build website authority. Some successful. Others not so much. We’ve built our reputation (and authority) by consistently creating high-quality content that people actively seek out. This is evident not only in our authority scores but also in branded searches we receive on Google: This article breaks down seven proven strategies to increase website authority to your domain in 2024.

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10 Myths About Email Personalization BUSTED! How to Win with Personalized Emails

Litmus

Email is personal. Unlike most marketing channels, email really is communication at a 1:1 level. It’s your opportunity to reach people with messages just for them. Email personalization has revolutionized the way we engage with audiences, turning generic promotional and transactional email programs into tailored conversations that resonate with each recipient.

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Google Ads unveils tCPA Insight Box for Demand Gen campaigns

Search Engine Land

Google Ads introduced a new tCPA (target Cost Per Action) Insight Box for Demand Gen campaigns, following a similar feature for Performance Max and Standard Shopping campaigns. Why it matters: This new feature can help you quickly assess advertising campaign performance and make data-driven decisions to optimize your ad spend. Key features: Shows if Actual CPA is within the expected range.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Limited HubSpot breach reminds us there’s risk in SaaS apps and data storage

Martech

HubSpot says fewer than 50 customer accounts were victims of a breach in late June, all impacted customers were notified and all has been quiet since the initial incident. As of May 2024, HubSpot had more than 216,000 customers, so an incident that impacts fewer than 50 doesn’t seem like a big deal, unless of course you’re one of the accounts involved.

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We Built a Following Before We Even Had a Product — Here Are 3 Tactics that Helped Us Do It

Buffer Marketing

I have been baking sourdough bread for a bunch of years and when the pandemic hit, I was one of those people who was getting calls for sourdough baking advice. I remembered the challenges of learning to bake and creating my first starter, and that turned into a new product idea — a warming device to keep sourdough starter consistently at the right temperature.

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The ROI of creators: An inspiring influence marketing case study

Businesses Grow

Scottsboro, Alabama, (population 15,750) is a sleepy river town known for its First Monday craft fair, Payne’s Soda Fountain, and hot, muggy summers. It would not be considered a hotbed for influencer marketing. Well, not until Sarah Stahl made it into an influence marketing case study. Sarah is the marketing director for ReTreet , a glamping (“glamorous + camping”) site in the woods outside of town.

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Four Differentiated Marketing Tactics Using Community and Audience

Hubspot Marketing

Kieran and I conducted an experiment with ChatGPT to brainstorm an unconventional marketing plan. Here are four intriguing approaches it suggested using community and audience — and why we think they're valuable for marketers. In the latest episode of Marketing Against the Grain , we experimented with ChatGPT to develop a differentiated marketing strategy for acquiring the first 1,000 customers for a hypothetical SaaS product.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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Microsoft Ads releases AI-powered asset recommendation for video and display ads

Search Engine Land

Microsoft Advertising announced new AI-powered asset recommendations for video ads, with Connected TV ad recommendations coming soon. Why we care. AI-powered ad creation tools are becoming increasingly sophisticated, allowing advertisers to scale their creative efforts more efficiently. More specifically, the ability to easily create assets for multiple formats (video, display, CTV) allows for more cohesive cross-platform campaigns.

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New ways to identify B2B website visitors beyond the IP address

Martech

As B2B buying shifts increasingly online, companies face a growing challenge: identifying and engaging with potential customers who visit their websites. Visitor identification techniques have evolved, and businesses must use and leverage the right tools to improve their marketing and sales processes. The traditional methods of identifying site visitors Over the years, B2B sellers have had three ways to identify visitors: Motivate them to fill out a web form, giving up their contact information

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10 Cutting-Edge Strategies to Amplify Your Premium Content

The LeadG2 Blog

Imagine wielding a tool that simultaneously showcases your expertise, cultivates potential clients, and propels your conversion rates skyward. That's the power of high-quality, premium content in today's digital landscape. But here's the million-dollar question: How do you cut through the noise and ensure your valuable insights land in front of the right eyes?

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Google Ads Alters Design, Broad Match, Payments

Practical eCommerce - Marketing

Three recent Google Ads updates have received little notice but impact most advertisers. The post Google Ads Alters Design, Broad Match, Payments appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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How to Improve Email Deliverability and Optimize Each Send

Learn how to optimize email deliverability and drive greater email ROI. What lands your email in the customer’s inbox? Understanding those factors, otherwise known as email deliverability, is critical to getting the most return on your campaign investments. But the “rules” around which factors land you in the spam folder aren’t always easy to keep up with.