Mon.Dec 04, 2023

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AI vs. Human Content: What Actually Gets You Results? [Research Report]

Marketing Insider Group

Imagine a world where machines pen our stories – sounds like sci-fi, right? Well, that future might be closer than we think. At Marketing Insider Group, we teamed up with Renegade.com and CMO Huddles for a groundbreaking study: ‘Man vs. Machine.’ We wanted to see how AI, like ChatGPT-3.5, measures up against the creativity of human writers.

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10-Step Guide to Building a Concrete Marketing Plan

Calvyn Lee Blog

Doing marketing without a strategic plan leads to failure. As a business owner, you need a clear, actionable marketing plan guide to reach your goals. This comprehensive guide walks through the 10 essential steps for crafting an effective marketing plan from scratch. Marketing without a plan equals planning to fail. Most business owners realize they need more sales, but few take the necessary steps to map out a marketing strategy.

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Google officially drops Mobile Usability report, Mobile-Friendly Test tool and Mobile-Friendly Test API

Search Engine Land

Google has officially sunset the Google Search Console Mobile Usability report, the Mobile-Friendly Test tool and the Mobile-Friendly Test API today. Google told us back in April 2023 that this would happen on December 1st and Google announced today on December 4th that it has been done. “Today we’re sunsetting Search Console’s Mobile Usability report, Mobile-Friendly Test tool and Mobile-Friendly Test API.

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Why The Holiday Season Is Critical For Many Small Businesses

CMO Network

The importance of the holiday season to small businesses along with use of innovative technology by these business is reviewed (includes American Express survey results).

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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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Getting the most from your AI investment

Martech

Artificial intelligence. It is everywhere, or so it would seem. I was at a recent marketing conference and as I scanned the agenda more than half of the sessions, including my own, had AI in the title or in the session description. Two of the keynotes that I attended mentioned AI and the one was entirely on AI. While AI is all the rage , if you are not using it. there is no reason to feel left out.

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Humans Prefer AI-Generated Content

CMO Network

An MIT study showed human subjects rated AI-generated content as better than that created by professional writers.

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Why edge cases matter in marketing strategy

Martech

As a general rule, marketers should major in the majors. We should pay attention to the things that make a significant difference. We don’t want to waste time trying to solve “edge cases” that nip at the periphery. But sometimes, these “edge cases” are more important than we realize, and they can expose issues flying under the radar. It’s wise to take a second look and ensure you’re not missing something.

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Google expands video requirements for “Video mode” where video must be main content of the page

Search Engine Land

Google is expanding its video requirements where the video must be the main content of the page to show up as a video result in Google Search to also have that requirement with Google’s “Video mode” in search. Google said , “extending this change to search results in Video mode to better connect users with the video content they’re looking for.” The change can take about a week to fully rollout but once it is done rolling out you should only see videos in Goog

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Third-party data in advertising: Best of the MarTechBot

Martech

Best of the MarTechBot showcases the MarTechBot’s responses to prompts submitted by readers. The language model is based on content from MarTech embedded on top of ChatGPT. The editors of MarTech selected this response for its usefulness and have supplemented it with additional relevant content. I am the first generative AI chatbot for marketing technology professionals.

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2024 B2B trends: 6 key areas for marketing success

Search Engine Land

Staying ahead of the curve is imperative for long-term success in B2B. As we wrap up 2023 and look ahead to 2024, now is the time to evaluate our marketing strategies to ensure we are fully prepared for what’s to come. This article discusses six pivotal areas B2B marketers should focus on to kick off 2024 proactively. 1. Getting real with upper-funnel expectations We need to rethink how we approach the early stages of marketing traditionally focused on brand awareness.

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The Resurgence of Direct Mail as a Growth Marketing Strategy

Speaker: Jeff Tarran, COO, Gunderson Direct & Margaret Pepe, Executive Director of Product Management, U.S. Postal Service

Learn the secrets to direct mail success for growth marketers! Industry veterans Jeff Tarran and Margaret Pepe are here to delve into how direct mail has completely evolved in recent years, and has rightfully earned a seat at the table alongside the email and digital marketing plans of SMBs, enterprise companies, and agencies as they look into strategy for 2024 and beyond.

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2024 B2B trends: 6 key areas for marketing success

Martech

Staying ahead of the curve is imperative for long-term success in B2B. As we wrap up 2023 and look ahead to 2024, now is the time to evaluate our marketing strategies to ensure we are fully prepared for what’s to come. This article discusses six pivotal areas B2B marketers should focus on to kick off 2024 proactively. 1. Getting real with upper-funnel expectations We need to rethink how we approach the early stages of marketing traditionally focused on brand awareness.

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Top Behavioral Targeting Tools Marketers Should Know About

Hubspot Marketing

Like many others, I get dozens of emails a day. If the subject line's irrelevant to my interests, I’m scrolling by and ignoring it. Or, worse, I might click on an email and hit the unsubscribe button after deciding it wasn’t worth my time. If you’re a marketer, you want to avoid scrolling and unsubscribes at all costs. If your email goes unopened because your messaging missed your target, was the content you created within it even worth it?

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Disney+ is “shutting down” – or is it? What Disney’s streaming changes mean for audiences and advertisers

illumin

But not to worry, the major streaming platform isn’t going away – it’s just getting a makeover. US audiences will soon notice their Disney+ and Hulu subscriptions are one and the same. This means audiences will get all the same shows they love, just in the same place. This move comes after Disney’s purchase of Comcast’s remaining stake in Hulu last year and is a way for the company to consolidate costs and more effectively compete in the streaming market.

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ChatGPT turns one: How generative AI is revolutionizing PPC

Search Engine Land

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since ChatGPT burst onto the scene and captured the world’s attention with its remarkably adept chatbot that generates human-like text on command. Once users moved on from trying the chatbot for silly things like writing jokes or letters in Shakespeare’s voice, more useful applications emerged.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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How influencers can boost experiential marketing

SmartBrief - Marketing

Many have hailed experiential marketing as a tool to make a lasting impression on the consumer by giving them an experience to remember. However, there is another resource brands can combine with their experiential marketing to make both more powerful: influencers. With the help of influencers, brands can allow their experiential marketing events to reach people beyond those who attend.

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New Google Search vacation rental rich result

Search Engine Land

Google has yet some more rich result and structured data support for its Google Search results that you can leverage – vacation rental rich results. If you have a website that showcases vacation rentals you may want to consider adding this new markup to your listings. “Today, we’re announcing a new and simpler way for vacation rental integration partners to provide listing data to Google.,” Google wrote.

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Mastering Bubble Bags And Brand Leadership: Tissa Fontaneda

CMO Network

Tissa Fontaneda the Ph.D.-turned-fashionista leader shares her lessons on brand leadership with me which are as timeless and chic as the bags she creates.

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Google Local Service Ads roll out impression share data

Search Engine Land

Google has rolled out impression share data for Local Service Ads (LSAs). Impression share is the percentage of times your ad shows up compared to the total number of times it could potentially appear. This data became available on LSAs in November, Ginny Marvin, Google Ads liaison officer, confirmed on X. Why we care. Impression share is a key metric for assessing the visibility and effectiveness of an ad campaign, enabling marketers to better understand performance and optimize more efficientl

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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.

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Is Email Marketing Still Relevant?

Vertical Response

In the fast-paced world of digital marketing, new strategies and channels seem to emerge every day. With the rise of social media, content marketing, and influencer partnerships, some marketers may question the relevance of more traditional methods. One such method that has been around for quite some time is email marketing. But is email marketing still relevant in today’s landscape?

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Take-back programs boost profits

Ariyh

New to Ariyh ? This is a 3min practical summary of a scientific study 🎓 Join 24,383 marketers who grow faster using science, not flawed opinions 📈 Subscribe here Today’s insight is brought to you by… Storyblok What ROI are you getting from your content? There’s a new content management system on the block: Storyblok ( yes, cringey pun intended ).

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How influencers can boost experiential marketing

SmartBrief - Marketing

Many have hailed experiential marketing as a tool to make a lasting impression on the consumer by giving them an experience to remember. However, there is another resource brands can combine with their experiential marketing to make both more powerful: influencers. With the help of influencers, brands can allow their experiential marketing events to reach people beyond those who attend.

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Setup Pulse - 12.4.23

Set Up

Welcome to Set up Pulse for Brands and Agency marketers alike! Every other week, we’ll provide three trending topics in the Marketing industry, as well as a new story that you will want to get your eyes on. Read about what’s being talked about this week! Trending Topics Smarter, Not Just Faster With AI on the rise, we have to be forward thinking. AI doesn't sacrifice quality for speed - it enhances it, if used in a smart way.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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How SEO Can Help Your Business

Sachs Marketing Group

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a powerful tool for increasing your business’s visibility online. By optimizing your website and content for search engines, you can attract more targeted traffic, leading to increased customer engagement and higher conversion rates. Essentially, SEO helps put your business in front of people actively searching for your services or products.

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How to Earn More Legal Clients Using Email Marketing

Exposure Ninja

Short on time? Here are some quick email marketing tips for law firms: Use lead magnets to build your email list Improve your mailing list CTA to encourage the reader to sign up Use email automation to save time Try email segmentation to send personalised messages to your audience Link to great landing pages in your emails Use an attention-grabbing subject line Include eye-catching visuals Use relevant calls to action throughout your emails Test how often your audience likes to receive emails Co

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Major Structured Data Updates From Google

SMA Marketing

As technology advances, so do the algorithms and updates from search engines like Google. A major update that has caught the attention of website owners and SEO professionals is the changes in structured data. In this video, we will discuss four changes to structured data and what you need to do to make sure your site can earn new rich feature opportunities.

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Outbound Marketing Unboxed: Strategies, Tips & Real-World Insights

Customers.ai

In the ever-evolving realm of marketing, one strategy continues to stand the test of time — Outbound Marketing. Dating back to the roots of commerce, outbound marketing has played a pivotal role in connecting businesses with their audiences. However, as technology reshapes our world and consumer expectations soar to new heights, the landscape of outbound marketing is undergoing a shift.

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5 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns to Take Yours to the Next Level

Your next big B2B marketing idea starts here. Get inspired with these five successful B2B marketing campaigns. Ready to generate more leads, interest, and revenue with your B2B marketing? In this comprehensive eBook, you’ll get: In-depth studies of five successful B2B marketing campaigns spanning a wide range of industries Key takeaways and lessons from each story to implement in your own strategy Resources to help your own B2B marketing thrive By submitting this form, you agree to have your con

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2024 and Beyond: 7 Insights for Thriving as a Creator, Straight from the Experts

Hubspot Marketing

Remember when being a “creator” was a laughable teen pastime? Now, consumers are largely trusting influencers over brands , creators are taking over brand marketing teams , and the industry is only growing bigger. In 2023, we’ve seen the so-called Creator Economy grow to 50 million creators globally , with a market size of $250 billion. By 2027, this number is expected to reach $480 billion.

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5 Excel and Google Sheets tricks every SEO should know

Search Engine Land

Amid the popularity of generative AI tools, spreadsheets are still essential tools for marketing analytics. When it comes to organizing, cleaning, and analyzing data, Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets have stood the test of time. All the famous SEO tools export most of their data in CSV format. And while you can use genAI for data analysis, often you’ll still need a good old spreadsheet to get started.

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Outbound Marketing Unboxed: Strategies, Tips & Real-World Insights

Customers.ai

In the ever-evolving realm of marketing, one strategy continues to stand the test of time — Outbound Marketing. Dating back to the roots of commerce, outbound marketing has played a pivotal role in connecting businesses with their audiences. However, as technology reshapes our world and consumer expectations soar to new heights, the landscape of outbound marketing is undergoing a shift.

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Steal This Social Media Calendar Template (+ How to Make Your Own From Scratch)

Buffer Marketing

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. As a super Type-A person, that’s a favorite expression of mine. And — having spent many years managing various social media platforms in marketing and media — I’ve learned the hard way that this is one area where you absolutely cannot wing it. Especially if you’re managing multiple channels.

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The Silver Lining to Corporate DEI Challenges

In our latest edition of Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Scorpio Edition, 3BL embraces the perspective of one of the zodiac's most misunderstood signs: Scorpio. While this sign often has a darker view of the world, they do not shy away from shining a light on controversial topics. This month we take a deep dive into corporate pullback of DEI and how companies can utilize astrological advice to reinvent its social impact communication.