April, 2024

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Don’t Follow Tesla’s Marketing Mistake

Content Marketing Institute

Tesla dismissed its marketing team this month. The layoffs come only a year after a mandate to “try advertising” that Elon Musk later said was “too generic.” But is marketing really to blame? Is there a takeaway for other companies?

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How to adapt your marketing for the new era of data analytics by Salesforce

Search Engine Land

It’s no stretch to say the marketing data landscape has changed quite a bit over the past two years. For one, the ways companies collect user data have been under the microscope, and policies from Apple and Google are forcing marketing data analytics changes across the board. Also, customers are more thoughtful than ever about what information they’re willing to share and how it’s being used.

Analytics 129
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Marketing to the 50+ crowd: A booming opportunity

Martech

Weeks before his 70th birthday, my colleague quipped, “I still don’t like being called a ‘senior.’ Unless there’s a good discount attached.” The joke leans on an aging, coupon-clipping stereotype that should be retired. My boomer colleague is part of an adaptable, active, tech-forward cohort who cannot be overlooked, largely because they also hold more than half of America’s wealth.

Health 130
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The Ultimate Guide To Email Marketing

CopyBlogger

Email marketing is one of the most popular marketing channels because it’s relatively easy to use, highly effective, and cheap. Continue Reading The post The Ultimate Guide To Email Marketing appeared first on Copyblogger.

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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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5 Ecommerce Marketing Challenges Impacting Revenue in 2024

Customers.ai

If we’ve learned anything in Q1, it’s that 2024 isn’t messing around. Between the phase-out of third-party cookies to the rollercoaster of Facebook Ads and Google’s algorithm whims, things are in a constant state of flux. [graphic] The good news is that while it might feel like chaos, we as marketers simply see these changes as new challenges we can overcome, new puzzles we need to figure out.

eCommerce 121
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Nonprofits: Steal These Marketing Practices from Tech Startups

Buffer Marketing

Think nonprofits and Silicon Valley startups have nothing in common? Think again. I started my career working in a nonprofit setting, and now I’m a fractional marketing director for nonprofits. From higher education to arts and literacy organizations, I’ve seen it all.  As a tech writer and editor, I’ve also steeped in the “rocket fuel” of the startup world.

Energy 120

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10 non-marketing books every SEO should read

Search Engine Land

When you work in an industry like SEO , staying updated on new technologies is crucial. But, not all learning needs to be about link building, content or technical aspects of SEO. It’s also valuable to look outside of the industry. With that in mind, here are 10 of the best (in my opinion) non-marketing books that offer great insight and value for any SEO professional. 1.

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Best Practices for Podcast Guests: How to Make a Lasting Impression

Trade Press Services Newsletter

Podcasting is a powerful media platform for sharing ideas, stories, and expertise. More than 504 million people listen to podcasts around the globe and almost half of listeners reside in the United States. Research shows that around 144 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly. As podcasts continue to grow in popularity, thought leaders and marketers are recognizing the value of being a podcast guest as part of an effective marketing program.

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Marketers Spend on New Technologies While Battling Usage and Impact Challenges

The CMO Survey

The 32 nd edition of The CMO Survey examines reoccurring questions related to marketing spending and performance, marketing leadership, and marketing jobs. In addition, managing marketing technology, generative AI, growth, and sustainability are special topics covered in this edition. Here are top takeaways, based on a sample of 292 marketing leaders at for-profit U.S. companies, 94% of whom hold positions at VP-level or higher.

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HubSpot Operations Hub Enterprise Features

Aspiration Marketing

Drowning in data chaos? Spreadsheets are overflowing, information is scattered across systems, and frustrated customers are caught in the crossfire. This is the reality for many businesses struggling to manage their operations. HubSpot Operations Hub Enterprise offers a lifeline designed to streamline your data, centralize information, and empower you to deliver seamless customer experiences.

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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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Decoding generative AI: Top LLMs and the app ecosystems they support

Martech

I’ve been writing about marketing tools for over a decade, and some of my earliest published articles were about the new breed of social media monitoring tools. Looking at those pieces today, two insights struck me: The basic approach and strategy of selecting technology tools to help us with marketing tasks hasn’t changed much (the good news). Everything else has changed dramatically (the not-so-good news).

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Web Marketing Checklist: 42 Tactics for Traffic and Sales

Practical eCommerce - Marketing

Our all-new 2024 update includes modern content marketing, SEO, email, podcasts, social media, and more. The post Web Marketing Checklist: 42 Tactics for Traffic and Sales appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Google March 2024 core update rollout is now complete

Search Engine Land

Google’s March 2024 core update is now done rolling out, it started on March 5, 2024 and completed 45 days later on April 19, 2024. This was a big core update, where Google said that this core update is more complex and involves changes to multiple core systems, while also ending the standalone helpful content update. Google did not tell us until April 26th, 52 days after the rollout began, that it finished on April 19th.

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Breaking Down Barriers: How Brands Can Harness Creator Content Across Digital Landscapes

illumin

When you think of TikTok, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the platform’s short-form videos, its entertainment value, or its reputation for authenticity and virality. Undoubtedly, the social network has experienced an explosive growth trajectory over the past five years and quickly surpassed the beginnings of other social media platforms.

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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 To Optimize Your Website For Local Search in 2024

CopyBlogger

Most local business owners have tried a few local SEO tips, but it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. Continue Reading The post How To Optimize Your Website For Local Search in 2024 appeared first on Copyblogger.

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Dominate Search Results: A Step-By-Step Guide to Content Optimization

Aspiration Marketing

Content is undoubtedly king. But without SEO optimization, it's nothing: no power, legacy, or impact. Unfortunately, most content creators fail to optimize their content. As a result, they don't see their content anywhere on the first page of SERPs. As a content creator, if you don't optimize your content, you won't be able to turn your aspirations into reality.

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The effectiveness crisis in B2B marketing: Why MOps must shift focus now

Martech

In our zeal to harness the tech part of martech, the ops part of MOps and the automation part of marketing automation, MOps professionals have failed to accomplish the most important part of the equation — marketing. B2B marketing is suffering from an effectiveness crisis, having chased efficiency gains for years. Effectiveness should be mastered and constantly invested in ahead of efficiency.

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8 of the Best AI Productivity Tools to Help You Optimize How You Work

Buffer Marketing

“Work smarter, not harder” has always been one of my favorite phrases. But now that I’ve entered my working-mom-of-a-toddler era, it’s taken on a whole new meaning. I only have so many hours in a day, and if I want to have any semblance of free time, I need to make the most of them.  Enter: these AI productivity tools, all of which help me streamline, automate, and optimize as much as possible.

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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 and world’s largest ad group announce landmark AI collaboration

Search Engine Land

The world’s biggest advertising group announced a major collaboration with Google that will see it utilize Gemini AI to help produce its ads, including: Ad narration. Voiceover script generation. Product image creation. The landmark partnership with WPP means that Google’s robots could potentially end up creating ads for some of the biggest brands in the world, such as the Coca-Cola Company, L’Oréal and Nestlé.

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Copywriter Shifts to X Ads, Scales Brands

Practical eCommerce - Marketing

Chris Orzechowski, an ecommerce writer and marketer, grew frustrated with Meta. Then he switched to X. The post Copywriter Shifts to X Ads, Scales Brands appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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15 Years On, Five Ways Blogging Changed My Life Forever

Businesses Grow

This week marks the fifteenth anniversary of my blog. Crazy, right? I realize that nobody cares about an anniversary like this … I don’t even care, honestly … but I thought I would use the milestone as a teachable moment because blogging changed my life. And here is the main lesson of the milestone: To stand out in this world, you have to be known.

Transform 113
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Leadership Spotlight on Technology and Marketing: Meet Tongayi Choto

Aspiration Marketing

Our Leadership Spotlight on Technology meets with Tongayi Choto, the Co-founder & CEO of AfriBlocks, a Pan-African freelance talent marketplace.

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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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It’s time to turbocharge our path to email innovation

Martech

Back in 2017, I wrote an article for MarTech, “ Message to email marketers: Show me something different in 2018.” It popped up again while I was preparing a presentation, so I scrolled through to see if anything I advocated back then had become standard practice. The answer is, sadly, not much. Here’s what I was looking for: Stop depending on batch-and-blast.

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A Beginner's Guide to Social Media for Solopreneurs

Buffer Marketing

Unique circumstances will forever mark the first half of the 2020s, but those alone won’t capture the decade's legacy. A layer deeper, we see how the events accelerated new trends that shape our world today, like the rise of solopreneurship. A solopreneur is any business driven exclusively by one person. Modern solopreneurs commonly run their businesses, at least in some part, through the Internet.

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Reminder: New Google Search reputation abuse policy starts soon

Search Engine Land

Google’s new Search spam policy around reputation abuse – or what SEOs have referred to as “parasite SEO” – will take effect “after May 5,” according to Google. May 5 is this Sunday. We knew this was coming. Google told us this change was coming in March, when Google announced multiple search enhancements , which also included the March 2024 core update (which completed April 19 ) and spam updates (which completed March 20 ).

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31 free social media templates that will elevate your workflows

Sprout Social

There are social media templates available for virtually any task you can think of—from content production to reporting to team onboarding. If you want to win time back in your schedule, make it your mission to never start from scratch. Consider this: When you spend an hour formatting a spreadsheet, you’re losing an hour that you could have spent on your social media marketing strategy.

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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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Best Earth Day ads of the decade

illumin

Earth Day is back and this year advertisers are rallying to create more inspiring ads that bring some critical action. Taking action is an important part of an effective Earth Day campaign, as it is for any purpose-based set of ads. Inevitably, some advertisers miss the mark with their eco-advertising, creating ads with good messaging but little substance.

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How To Get Unstuck With Generative AI in Your Content and Marketing

Content Marketing Institute

Generative AI isn’t serving marketers well. All the options make it easy to apply, but all the options make it more difficult to decide what to do. To help, use this categorization chart that looks at capabilities and efficiencies.

Marketers 113
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Why relying on AI won’t improve the customer experience

Martech

What will customers remember after they have experienced your website, product, service or people? What will they tell their friends or colleagues about their experience — will they even mention it? A tremendous amount of investment and resources are being focused on integrating AI into the customer experience , from automating responses to comments on social media to improving the call center experience.

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4 Social Media Strategies That Help Our Business Drive More Sales In-Store and Online

Buffer Marketing

Although my brother and I started our womenswear brand KESTAN as an e-commerce company, the real breakthrough for our online presence came when we opened our first brick-and-mortar store.  Our retail stores succeeded because we were able to deliver an entire brand experience rather than just be content to try and sell products. We were able to create a cohesive visual identity that people loved to surround themselves with.

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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.