October, 2023

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AI in marketing: How to balance automation and the human touch

Martech

Marketing technology is progressing at such an accelerated pace that it’s hard to keep up and easy to let the tech do the driving. We now have machine learning and AI driving much of our marketing platforms. Whether it’s letting Google or Facebook make our ad decisions for us or asking ChatGPT to write all our content (a very bad idea), AI is making our job easier.

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Content Marketing Checklists To Maximize Reach (By Platform)

CopyBlogger

Assuming you are already creating valuable content, making a few basic optimizations can help it earn significantly more traffic and. Continue Reading The post Content Marketing Checklists To Maximize Reach (By Platform) appeared first on Copyblogger.

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6 LinkedIn Experts Gave Me Their Personal Branding Secrets — I Tried Them All

Buffer Marketing

I wanted to nail my personal brand on LinkedIn — but I had no idea where to start. Over the past few years, I’ve watched as the platform evolved from a job seekers' hub to a playground for entrepreneurs and creators looking to become industry authorities and drive sales. There’s no doubt doing so is incredibly powerful. LinkedIn is 277 percent more effective at generating leads than Facebook and Twitter.

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The science of how often to post on social media

Ariyh

New to Ariyh ? This is a 3min practical summary of a scientific study 🎓 Join 22,919 evidence-based marketers that grow using science, not opinions 📈 Subscribe here Today’s insight is brought to you by… HelpDesk Struggling with customer support requests? Are your customers frustrated? Maybe it’s time to upgrade your help desk software.

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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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Should Brands Address Social Issues?

Hubspot Marketing

When it comes to social justice, what role do brands play? As conflict around the globe continues, marketers are put in a challenging position when it comes to making brand statements. It’s nearly impossible to make a perfectly neutral statement that will satisfy all points of view, which is what many brands try to do in an effort to avoid alienating potential customers.

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The email marketer’s guide to effective marketing automation

Martech

We email marketers are always searching for easier ways to do our jobs. We don’t want to skimp on quality, but we have had to learn how to do a lot with a little because we’re chronically understaffed and underfunded. Marketing automation gives you a way to have regular emails that focus on predictable behavior so we can send out an email when a customer achieves a goal or reaches a trigger or intent point.

eCommerce 134

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Google says mobile-first indexing is complete after almost 7 years

Search Engine Land

Google’s mobile-first indexing initiative that started just about seven years ago is now complete, according to Google. “It’s been a long road, getting from there to here. We’re delighted to announce that the trek to Mobile First Indexing is now complete,” John Mueller from Google wrote on the Google blog. History. As a reminder, Google started mobile-first indexing over 6.5 years ago , and eventually, after publishing deadline after deadline, Google removed the dea

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Madonna 2023: The Celebration Tour And The Power Of Nostalgia

CMO Network

As I was bombarded with Madonna's latest Celebration Tour posts on Insta, what I was truly witnessing was a seismic shift in her brand—a fierce embrace of nostalgia.

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9 New Instagram Features and How to Use Them

Buffer Marketing

Instagram is one social media platform that is evolving at a rate of knots. Remember when all you could do on Instagram was share oversaturated images of your food? (Love you, Lo-Fi filter.) Now the social network lets you do everything from broadcasting to your followers to creating your own stickers with AI , with a host of new features only hitting the Meta-owned app in the last few months.

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Email Analytics [Research]: 8 Email Marketing Metrics You Should Track

Hubspot Marketing

Part of my marketing job is to send emails and track their progress, so I know a lot about the most crucial elements of optimizing an email , common marketing email mistakes , and what inspirational email marketing looks like. But at the end of the day, it doesn‘t matter how optimized my emails are if I can’t properly track my email analytics or if I'm unsure what metrics need my attention.

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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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Meta launches genAI features for ads

Martech

This week, Meta announced it is beginning the rollout of generative AI capabilities in Ads Manager. These should be globally available by next year. These capabilities are: Background generation. The creation of multiple ad backgrounds allowing advertisers to choose relevant creative for their targeted audiences. Image expansion. Automates the adjustment of image assets to aspect ratios suitable for specific channels like Feed or Reels.

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Who’s responsible for social media addiction? Me and you.

Businesses Grow

Many times in my career, I’ve used a variation of this phrase: “I want this (product / content / service) to be so good people are addicted to it!” In a way, that’s the ultimate dream. Sergio Zyman , ex-CMO for Coca-Cola, used to tell me the goal of marketing was to “sell more stuff, to more people, more often, for more money.” The idea of being addicted to what you sell seems like an elegant goal that would make you strive to be the best at everything you do,

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Google October 2023 Core Update rollout is now complete

Search Engine Land

Google has confirmed that the October 2023 Core Update – the third core update this year – has completed rolling out. The update started on October 5, 2023, a day after the October 2023 spam update was released, and completed 14 days later on October 19, 2023. Lots of volatility. This update, like most previous core updates, felt big in terms of the number of sites that saw ranking volatility and the complaints from SEOs I spotted over the rollout.

SEO 144
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An Example Of How AI Is Changing Marketing

CMO Network

To learn more about how AI is impacting marketing, I talked with Ryan Coyne, CEO of Starboard, who has particularly rich insight on customization and marketing.

Marketing 139
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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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15+ Tips to Grow On YouTube Shorts

Buffer Marketing

The beauty of short-form video is that it allows anyone to become a creator. With a phone and the Internet, you can start growing a platform for yourself. The other side to this, however, is that the bar for quality has been reduced, and you’ll need to put in extra effort to see meaningful growth.  This is as true for YouTube Shorts as for any other platform.

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Which AI Tool Writes the Best Marketing Copy? [I Tested Several Different Tools]

Hubspot Marketing

As a marketing copywriter, I can tell you writing is critical to any successful marketing campaign, from emails to social media posts to blogs. Even the most seasoned writer can struggle to keep up with demand, so taking advantage of the AI tools available to streamline your process and boost your productivity is crucial. But what tool is best for you and the content you need to create?

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Best of the Bot: Identifying the latest trends in digital marketing

Martech

Best of the Bot showcases MarTechBot’s responses to prompts submitted by readers. The language model is based on content from MarTech layered 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 search marketers. I am trained with MarTech content.

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CMO Spotlight | Matt Preschern - NTT

Set Up

The CMO Spotlight is a chance to get an inside look into the minds and journeys of high-performing marketing leaders. Set up CEO, Joe Koufman , virtually sat down with Matt Preschern , the Chief Marketing and Demand Generation Officer at NTT, to talk about the importance of diversifying your marketing skills, the three quotes he lives by, and more. WATCH + READ THE RECAP BELOW (SCROLL TO THE END FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW) Q1 | Is there any advice you’d like to share?

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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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How to fix unassigned traffic in GA4

Search Engine Land

Unassigned traffic in Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is a common headache for digital marketers. It’s like trying to solve a puzzle with missing pieces: your data is incomplete, making it hard to measure the success of your marketing efforts. This article covers the common causes of unassigned traffic in GA4 and tips to ensure your campaigns are accurately tracked and optimized.

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4 Ways AI Is Changing Marketing

CMO Network

How can AI be harnessed to drive more effective and efficient marketing? To learn more, I talked with Ryan Coyne, the CEO of a digital and marketing company.

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50 AI Prompts for Better Social Posts

Buffer Marketing

Most weeks, I stare blankly at my LinkedIn channel, wondering what on earth I should post. It's hard. Coming up with new content on a weekly or even daily basis isn’t just time-consuming, it can be infuriating. Fortunately, Buffer’s AI Assistant can help. But there’s a secret you need to know if you want to get the most out of it: adding the right prompts.

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The History of Social Media Since 2003

Hubspot Marketing

Can you believe it's been almost 20 years since Facebook was founded? Perhaps many of you feel like it was just yesterday when “friend” was a noun. The same goes for YouTube, which made video accessibility and shareability online as simple as can be. And Twitter, for that matter — sponsored tweets have only been around since 2010! It's interesting to look back at these iconic moments in the last 20+ years of social media.

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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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3 ways MOps can bridge the gap in marketing analytics

Martech

Marketing has always been challenged to demonstrate impact on pipeline and revenue — and it hasn’t gotten easier. Success metrics have evolved beyond impressions, opens, and click rates, with privacy changes like Apple iOS 15’s open-blocking feature pushing marketers to rethink impact measurement. New martech tools focus on measuring marketing impact, tracking customer journeys and analyzing sales funnels.

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Learning From 100 Years of the World’s Greatest Brand

Businesses Grow

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Disney Company, arguably the world’s greatest brand. Most lists put them in an elite category that includes Apple and Coca-Cola. So this is a good excuse to celebrate the magic of this amazing company and explore this idea — what does it take to be among the world’s greatest brands? Is this something you could achieve?

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Google-Extended does not stop Google Search Generative Experience from using your site’s content

Search Engine Land

Google-Extended , the new standalone product token, to tell Google through your robots.txt to not use your site content for Bard and Vertex AI and other AI projects does not work for the AI-answers and snapshots provided in the Search Generative Experience. Google told us that Google-Extended does not work for SGE. “SGE is a Search experiment so website administrators should continue to use the Googlebot user agent through robots.txt and the NOINDEX meta tag to manage their content in sear

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Oracle Doubles Down On Generative AI Trend At CloudWorld 2023

CMO Network

This year at Oracle CloudWorld, the company advanced its generative AI strategy across its cloud infrastructure, apps, and platforms. Exploring this year's announcements.

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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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How To Create Content Pillars For Social Media (Using My Content Pillar Ideation Template)

Buffer Marketing

Thanks to ever-changing social media algorithms and the ever-growing list of platforms that make them, it’s easier than ever to become a creator. However, because anyone can become a creator, there’s also more noise than ever for your potential audience to cut through. So, while it’s great (and ideal) to build a platform off your personality, it’s not the most realistic method.

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Are Meta’s Celebrity Bots Taking AI Too Far?

Hubspot Marketing

She looks like Kendall Jenner and sounds like Kendall Jenner, but is introducing herself on Instagram as Billie. Who is she? Billie is an AI-powered bot managed by Meta using Jenner’s likeness. Meta has rolled out a group of bots played by familiar celebrity faces including Paris Hilton, Tom Brady, and Snoop Dogg. Image Source Each bot has its own niche, specializing in specific topics for conversation.

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The Perfect Combination: GenAI and Persuasion Strategies for Unbeatable A/B Tests

Martech

In first part of a two-part article , Kath Pay takes a deep dive into writing prompts for a genAI-created campaign brief. In the second part, we’ll see how the LLM responded. Persuasion is at the heart of so much of what we do as marketers, no matter which channel we’re working in. As marketers, we can be most effective when we understand why we humans do what we do and use that information to help our customers make decisions others make on matters that concern us.

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Is it time for you to try messy marketing?

Businesses Grow

I’ve been noticing a lot of messy marketing in the world and it’s driving me crazy. For example, there is a commercial playing during American sports events that is just SO ANNOYING. It’s a Burger King commercial like this one: Why does this bother me so much? The singer is off-key. I’m not the only one who noticed. The most popular search term for this advertisement is “annoying Burger King commercial.” Burger King is a successful chain that can afford a dece

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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