July, 2023

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Barbenheimer: The Stark Marketing Differences Between This Summer’s Biggest Blockbusters

Hubspot Marketing

It’s shaping up to be a big month at the box office as the highly anticipated films Barbie and Oppenheimer gear up for release on July 21. When the initial Barbie trailer dropped this spring, we covered why the film’s online selfie generator was a nod to nostalgia marketing. As we get closer to the release date, the film’s marketing engine has gone into overdrive leaning heavily into partnerships and experiential marketing.

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The Litmus Holiday Marketing Guide 2023: Tis’ the season… to start planning!

Litmus

Holiday shoppers will soon be making their lists and checking them twice. And it’s no secret that email marketing offers a direct relationship with customers that want to hear from you and want help with gift inspiration. Because of this, it’s important to start crafting a strategy early to meet shoppers throughout their journey, all season long.

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9 GA4 training courses to help confused marketers

Search Engine Land

Marketers have been pulling their hair out trying to get to grips with Google Analytics 4 – fortunately, we’ve got some good news. There are a bunch of incredible courses and resources available that’ll boost your confidence and understanding of how to use the new platform. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 9 Google Analytics 4 training courses that you may want to consider. 1.

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7 key email metrics to track beyond opens and clicks

Martech

How many email metrics do you and your email marketing team track to measure how your email program is performing? The top five metrics marketers use to measure success — opens, clicks, unsubscribe, click to open and bounces — are all activity-based, the 2021 State of Email Analytics report from Litmus revealed. Those metrics all have their uses, mainly as trend indicators.

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Dos and Donts: 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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23+ Content Marketing Skills You Need for Today and the Next Five Years

Content Marketing Institute

Ready to improve your skills for short- and long-term content marketing success but not sure which ones? Almost two dozen Content Marketing World presenters offer advice with unique twists, unexpected advice, and helpful reminders.

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15 Digital Marketing Examples to Inspire Your Strategy

Rock Content

Undeniably, incorporating effective Digital Marketing strategies is a must for businesses aiming to succeed today. We are sure you know that. But it is also a really broad concept, with plenty of different tools and approaches to turn theory into action. How can you use it in a way that amazes your audience and makes sense to your brand — all of that while fitting into your budget?

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Product Videos: 10 of the Best Promotional Product Videos Ever

Hubspot Marketing

The right video can boost a product's visibility and push it to its target audience. Therefore, marketers must have a firm grasp of a product video and how to create an exceptional one. To help you create a video that showcases your product's unique features and shines a light on your brand, we will explore what a product video is and how to craft one.

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Marketing on Threads: What you need to know

Martech

Threads has become the fastest-growing social media platform in history since it launched on July 5. Within the first hour alone, it received a whopping five million sign-ups — just three months after Meta confirmed it was working on an alternative to Twitter. The buzz around Threads is huge news for marketers as many have been taking a step back from Twitter following Elon Musk’s takeover last year, resulting in a 59% drop in ad spend in the US.

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10 Great Google Analytics Alternatives via @sejournal, @JulieJoyce

Search Engine Journal

Whether you need to save time, have data privacy concerns, or simply want to try a new tool, discover our top 10 Google Analytics alternatives. The post 10 Great Google Analytics Alternatives appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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How to use Google Analytics for stronger social media reporting

Sprout Social

Brands need the context social media metrics provide to meet today’s dynamic consumer space and take their business to the next level. That’s why leaders from more than 700 companies surveyed in the 2023 State of Social Media Report revealed that 85% of their business decisions were strongly informed by social data and insights. And 56% claimed they soon planned to invest more resources in social media data analysis.

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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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How AI in analytics is transforming the way marketers work

Unbounce

Ever wonder how Netflix knows what shows to recommend? Or how Google Docs can finish your sentences? The answer: AI, baby. Specifically, AI analytics. Both Netflix and Google have collected boatloads of data from the millions of people using their products. Netflix keeps tabs on what you watch and how you rate it, then based on all the information it’s accumulated, it’s able to make predictive recommendations (usually darned good ones) on what it thinks you might like.

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How LinkedIn’s Algorithm Works in 2023, According to The LinkedIn Team

Buffer Marketing

LinkedIn’s algorithm has always been a bit of a mystery – until now. The algorithm recently underwent some key changes, and the team (through Dan Roth, editor-in-chief, and Alice Xiong, a product management director) sat down with Entrepreneur to explain them. In this article, we’ll highlight the key points from the team’s interview about the LinkedIn algorithm and share practical tips for applying this knowledge to your content.

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20 Great Landing Page Examples You'll Want to Copy in 2023

Hubspot Marketing

While many landing pages look different and use a variety of exciting strategies to pull in audiences, they all serve one major purpose — to convert to the next stage in the buyer's journey. Rather than serving as a basic advertisement that shows a customer a product, a landing page aims to engage and delight a customer by offering them something that relates to the product or the company's industry.

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Top 5 XR and AI marketing trends in 2023

Martech

Recently, I had a panic attack brought on by a sort-of existential crisis. It’s the first time, maybe ever, that I was so flooded with excitement (and anxiety) over technological advances that I needed to pause. My recent trip to Augmented World Expo (AWE), the world’s largest extended reality conference, triggered AI-induced anxiety. I experienced the latest AI-enabled tools and technologies that will transform how we interact with the world around us.

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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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Google Updates Privacy Policy To Collect Public Data For AI Training via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal

Google's updated privacy policy allows the company to scrape public data to improve its AI models. The post Google Updates Privacy Policy To Collect Public Data For AI Training appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Why Threads won’t work without Gen Z

Businesses Grow

Threads. Of course you know about it. It’s the hottest thing in social media since … Mastodon? But I don’t think Meta’s Twitter killer will work as a social media platform because I’ve seen this song and dance before, and it didn’t work then, either. So let’s explore today the case against Threads. What’s the problem with Threads? For a new social media platform to succeed — or for any business to succeed— it has to solve a customer problem.

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How to explain the value of SEO to executives

Kevin Indig

GA4 has rolled out, and Google officially retired Universal Analytics - holy smokes! If you’re like me and millions of other marketers out there, you probably don’t fully get GA4 yet. Because how could you? It’s complex! Google’s documentation is clunky. It would’ve taken me hours to figure out how to even create events in GA4.

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5 AI Social Media Tools to Boost Productivity

Practical eCommerce - Marketing

Integrations with ChatGPT and other AI chatbots are seriously streamlining social media management. The post 5 AI Social Media Tools to Boost Productivity appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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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 automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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6 Social Media Algorithms Marketers Need to Know About in 2023

Hubspot Marketing

Even though social media algorithms are constantly changing, they aren't out to hide your content from the masses. Each major platform has an algorithm that works differently, and understanding the basics can be helpful in terms of knowing how to create the content that actually shows up in front of your audience. We've put together this simple guide on how the algorithm works on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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Want to speak at SMX Next? Now’s the time to submit a pitch!

Search Engine Land

SMX Next returns online Nov. 14-15, focusing on what’s working in search now and how to prepare for 2024. Search marketing is ever-changing. And we’ve seen a lot of big changes so far in 2023 including algorithm updates, the use of generative AI, New Bing and Google’s Search Generative Experience. Oh, and the end of Universal Analytics, just to name a few.

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Using Chrome DevTools To Diagnose Site Issues In An Audit via @sejournal, @rvtheverett

Search Engine Journal

Learn how to perform comprehensive SEO audits using Chrome DevTools, a powerful tool built into the Chrome browser. The post Using Chrome DevTools To Diagnose Site Issues In An Audit appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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My journey with nerves

Businesses Grow

My speaking career was a journey with nerves! In the new episode of The Marketing Companion podcast, I made a public confession for the first time. In my early days as a public speaker, I would routinely lie to the audience. You see, I would become so nervous when I stood on a stage that my voice would shake. It was humiliating. Here I was, getting the chance (finally) to speak on a big stage and I was trembling.

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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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Marketers roast Google Analytics 4

Martech

Marketers aren’t having the easiest time migrating from Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4. Some are so frustrated with the new tool, that they’ve even been holding funerals for UA in the hope that Google might get the message and make a sudden U-turn. In conjunction with Search Engine Land, we recently ran a poll to find out how the industry is coping and to give marketers an opportunity to get their voices heard — and the feedback was interesting to say the least.

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Beware: Automated AI-Generated Content Can Ruin Everything for Marketers

Content Marketing Institute

Marketers in your industry will weaponize automated AI-created content to come after your search traffic and tell your brand’s story. Are you prepared for the fight?

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The HubSpot Blog's 2023 Social Media Marketing Report: Data from 1200+ Global Marketers

Hubspot Marketing

Let’s face it - social media marketing in 2023 is harder than ever. Making good content isn’t even half the battle for brands today. Marketers also need to share it across a bunch of different apps and tweak it to fit the aesthetic and tone of each platform. With social media and the marketers who use it moving at the speed of light, keeping up with new platforms, trends, and algorithm updates isn’t easy.

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How to Grow a Brand to Nearly 60k TikTok Followers

Buffer Marketing

When did you last pay attention to a generic brand video that wasn’t for research purposes? If you’re anything like me, there are so many things fighting for your attention online that you have to be highly selective about what you give precious minutes, and those videos usually don’t make the cut. Many social media users share my perspective, so many brands struggle to create content that connects with their audience in popular formats like short-form video.

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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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Google Calls For Public Discussion On AI Use Of Web Content via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal

Google wants a discussion on AI's use of web data. AI relies on data, but how much access is too much? The post Google Calls For Public Discussion On AI Use Of Web Content appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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13 of the funniest reactions to GA4: The roast of Google Analytics 4

Search Engine Land

Marketers haven’t had the easiest time migrating from Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4. Some advertisers are so frustrated with the new tool, that they’ve even been holding funerals for UA in the hope that Google might get the message and make a sudden U-turn. Search Engine Land recently ran a poll to find out how the industry is coping and to give marketers an opportunity to get their voices heard – and the feedback was interesting to say the least.

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The latest AI-powered martech tools

Martech

Before we get to this week’s round-up of AI-powered martech , I thought I’d share the results of a consumer survey by infosec company Malwarebytes. While you and I and everyone I know professionally are all about AI only 35% of those surveyed respondents agreed with the statement “I am familiar with ChatGPT,” and 50% disagreed. Of those who said they were familiar with ChatGPT: 12% agree the information produced by ChatGPT is accurate 81% are concerned about possible security and safety risks 63

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Audiences Don’t Care If AI Created Your Brand’s Content

Content Marketing Institute

Given the voluminous conversations around AI-generated content, you would think authorship matters. But it usually doesn’t for the most critical group in your content marketing strategy.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an