2019

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11 Powerful Email Marketing Tips You Need to Know

Search Engine Journal

Struggling to get good returns from your email marketing campaigns? Learn 11 powerful email marketing tips that you need to know right now.

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What to Leave Behind and What to Adopt in 2020 | Taking Stock of Your Marketing Strategy

Adobe Experience Cloud Blog

There are some exciting predictions about what lies ahead for marketing in my news feeds these days. Like many of us, I’m clicking and reading quite a few of these futuristic articles because I want to be aware of how marketing will innovate in 2025 and beyond. However, I also need to know how to improve my marketing strategy starting in January and ensure the best outcome for my marketing programs in 2020.

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Ubersuggest 7.0: The Ultimate Keyword Research Tool

Neil Patel

Believe it or not, I’ve been working on Ubersuggest for almost 3 years now. I bought it on February 13, 2017 , for $120,000 dollars as a test to see if I could get more traffic from a tool than traditional content marketing or SEO. Since then the tool has come a long way, in which I’ve added tons of features that competitors charge $100 a month or even more for.

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23 YouTube Statistics That Matter to Marketers in 2020

Hootsuite

This year’s YouTube stats show that—spoiler alert—YouTube is still bigger than all the other social media platforms. (And every other website, too, except for Google.). Whether you’re a first-time creator looking to grow your YouTube subscriber count , or an experienced video marketer looking to increase your brand’s video views on YouTube , the first step towards mastering this platform is getting a handle on the numbers.

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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

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty 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 of marketing potential!

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Millennials vs. Gen Z: Why Marketers Need to Know the Difference

Hubspot Marketing

In recent years, there's been a common misconception that Gen Z and millennials are essentially the same. When companies discuss reaching younger audiences, many often lump Gen Z and millennials into the same group and create one campaign strategy that they believe fits both groups. Sure, many millennials and Gen Zers are considered "young adults." Not to mention, both generations are highly connected to technology and the internet.

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How to Rank (and Convert) with Landing Page SEO

Unbounce

Landing page SEO is a tricky proposition. Landing pages are potent tools to convert readers into customers, but the way most are designed is hardly SEO friendly. Think about it. A landing page aims to direct readers down a specific path, focusing them on your call to action without offering other distractions. But optimizing a web page for search engines requires more content, more links, more calls to action.

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9 Ways to Increase Landing Page Conversions

Marketing Insider Group

Many companies implement an SEO strategy – experiencing varying degrees of success, it’s clear the benefits are worth your company’s time. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a great way to attract more organic search traffic to your website for free so you can convert that traffic into leads into sales. The landing page is a key piece in the puzzle for both SEO and sales funnels.

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The Biggest Influencer Fails of 2019 I Traackr

Traackr

From scamstagrammers to photoshop-fails, we're breaking down the most jaw-dropping, disgraceful and just plain confusing influencer moments of the year.

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How to Attract and Hire the Best Talent

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Attract and Hire the Best Talent written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Dr. Sabrina Starling. Podcast Transcript. Today on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I chat with Dr. Sabrina Starling. She is the founder of Tap the Potential and the author of the How to Hire the Best series. Dr. Starling became a psychologist to better understand people, and she now uses those skills to help entrepreneurs and small business owners grow their business in a hea

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8 Facebook analytics tools to help you rise in the algorithm

Sprout Social

Facebook is full of surprises. If you’re a marketer, you know this all too well. The Facebook algorithm is consistently throwing curveballs at businesses that are trying to figure out how to reach customers while sticking to the platform’s best practices. But despite the grumblings of consumers and marketers alike, Facebook is booming right now. According to a recent report by Facebook management, the platform saw a significant increase in revenue (29% year-over-year), ad impressions (37%) and o

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: How to Synergize for Success

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, Co-Founder & CEO of Digital Exhaust, Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker

Recent research shows that only 50% of B2B organizations state that they have good alignment between their marketing and sales teams. This lack of alignment tremendously impacts the ability to meet business goals, and is a limiting factor for building and maintaining customer relationships. While many B2B organizations continue to struggle with aligning their marketing and sales teams, they can take practical steps to unify both teams and simplify their overall approach.

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Branded Videos | What Non-Creatives Need to Worry About

Adobe Experience Cloud Blog

More so than most areas of marketing, video marketing takes a village. Before the first camera rolls, a strategy has to be agreed upon that aligns the purpose, scope, and budget. A manager has to corral the creative team. A writer has to craft the plot or copy. A set designer has to figure out the props. Remember, that’s before the shoot ever starts.

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How to Use Google My Business to Get More Customers

Hootsuite

Google My Business is an easy and cost-effective way to make your business more discoverable both online and in real life. This comprehensive guide will show you how to get the platform up and running and working for your business immediately. Table of contents. Why you need a Google My Business account. How to create a Google My Business account. How to verify your business on Google. 3 ways to optimize your Google My Business profile.

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Facebook Live Video: The Complete Guide to Live-Streaming for Business

Hootsuite

Facebook Live launched in 2016 and since then more than 3.5 billion broadcasts have been sent from the platform. Not only that but more than 2 billion people have watched a Facebook Live video. That’s more than a quarter of the entire population of the world. What does this mean? Simple: Facebook Live is a fantastic way to increase social media engagement.

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An Inside Look at Google’s Future Plans

Neil Patel

Everyone talks about algorithm updates, but Google does a whole lot more than adjust algorithms. Some of the moves they are making are really going to impact your marketing efforts. So, what are these non-algorithm changes? Well before I get into them, keep in mind that you aren’t going to like some of them, and that’s ok. Instead, I want you to focus your energy on how you can leverage these changes before your competition.

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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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The Best Time to Send an Email (Research-Backed)

Hubspot Marketing

Here's a little exercise for you: Check the timestamps on the emails you've gotten in the past day. What have you found? For me, I noticed that most of my emails, especially my subscription emails, were sent between 9-10 AM, or 5-6 PM. This isn't a coincidence, either. While the answer to “ What’s the perfect time to send an email to my customers? ” isn't an exact science, there are some key findings we've discovered through heavy research, and those times listed above are right in line with wha

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How to Use TikTok: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hubspot Marketing

With more than 500 million monthly active users , TikTok is taking app stores by storm and serving as a worthy competitor to apps like Snapchat and Instagram. While Gen-Z has flocked to the app , brands like Chipotle and The Washington Post are also starting to experiment with TikTok's video marketing opportunities. The best way to learn more about the app, its user base, and the type of content that engages audiences is to start producing your own posts on a personal or business account.

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5 New Social Media Platforms Marketers Should Watch in 2019

Hubspot Marketing

When you visit the App Store or Google Play and search "social media," there are hundreds of apps to choose from. But, as the pool of social platforms grows, will any of them really change the game for marketers this year? The truth is, probably not. In fact, HubSpot's own social media experts say we should be paying attention to how older platforms evolve in 2019.

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How to Master Non-Awkward, Effective In-Person Networking

Hubspot Marketing

Remember the good ol’ days when we found jobs through ads in the daily newspaper? Hard to believe, especially considering the fact that 70% of jobs are found through personal relationships , according to John Bennett , director of the Master of Science at the McColl School of Business. Whether you're trying to develop your personal career or forge new business relationships, making offline, personal connections has become even more critical as online social networking becomes the norm.

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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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26 TIkTok Stats to Know in 2020

Hubspot Marketing

If you feel like the app TikTok came out of nowhere, you're not wrong. Since launching in early 2018 , TikTok's been covered by seemingly every major news publication and racked up millions of downloads globally. Despite TikTok's major early success, the app still feels like a bit of a mystery, especially to marketers. In fact, until recently, its parent company, ByteDance , hasn't disclosed many metrics at all.

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HubSpot's 12 Favorite Digital Marketing Tips

Hubspot Marketing

I think you'll agree with me when I say digital marketing -- and all its sub-categories, including SEO, social media, content creation, email, and more -- is critical for any company's growth in 2019. With over four billion internet users globally, and more than 3.4 billion active social media users , it stands to reason digital marketing is vital for reaching a larger audience than you could through traditional methods alone.

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The Ultimate Guide to Product Marketing in 2019

Hubspot Marketing

During the 1950s, Volkswagen sold a bus. Although now considered a classic vehicle, the bus remains an icon for the car company decades later. The cool part? Volkswagen just introduced their new VW Bus this year — it’s electric and features modern and sleek styling. Volkswagen’s marketing for the vehicle is eye-catching, unique, and fun, and it fits the original “hippie” vibe the company was once known for.

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7 of the Most Inventive Interactive Marketing Examples We've Ever Seen

Hubspot Marketing

If you really think about it, the content formats we rely on today have an uncanny resemblance to the content formats we relied on yesterday -- our blog posts look like print articles, our offers look like books, and our slide decks like look presentations. Relying on the content formats we used yesterday to educate and entertain our audience today is fine, though.

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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

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The State of Content Marketing 2019 [Infographic]

Hubspot Marketing

The results of the third annual State of Content Marketing Survey are now in -- the findings include victories, challenges, and trends. With three years of data behind us, we can see just how much growth the content marketing world has achieved. But we haven't reached perfection yet. Three years ago, only 6% of marketers felt they knew what a successful marketing campaign really looked like -- in 2019, that number has increased to more than a third of marketers.

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The Ultimate Guide to Branding in 2019

Hubspot Marketing

Products are never just products, right? Coca-Cola is more than a soda. Starbucks is more than a coffee. Ray-Ban is more than a pair of sunglasses. Glossier is more than a tube of concealer. Interacting with these products provide experiences , and we buy them with that experience in mind. Better yet, the companies that create and market them know exactly the experience they want you to have when you make (or consider) a purchase.

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The Ultimate List of Email Marketing Stats for 2019

Hubspot Marketing

Nowadays, marketers put a lot of emphasis on chatbots, Instagram influencers, and other new opportunities to reach their customers. But your contemporary communication methods shouldn't distract you from one of the oldest and yet most effective messaging channels -- email. You might be wondering if email is still a worthwhile marketing strategy. In fact, email generates $38 for every $1 spent , which is an astounding 3,800% ROI, making it one of the most effective options available.

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How to Create UTM Codes to Track Your URLs [UTM Builder]

Hubspot Marketing

A crucial aspect of being a great marketer is being able to measure your success. No matter which metrics you use, you want to prove to your boss (and the company) that you're worth your salt. You deserve your budget -- and maybe need more of it -- and you deserve to dedicate time to the marketing activities that work. Building UTM codes that track your campaigns' success is the best way to prove it.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How to Become an SEO Expert, According to HubSpot’s SEO Team

Hubspot Marketing

Braden Becker ’s journey to becoming an SEO specialist at HubSpot is a slightly unconventional one. In college, he studied Writing & Rhetoric, which helped him land his first job as a copy editor at a B2B trade publication. As he progressed through his career, Braden pivoted to content marketing, where he worked as an editor at a SaaS company and then as a content manager at the world’s largest environmental services firm.

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The 13 Types of Landing Pages & How to Pick One for a Campaign

Hubspot Marketing

You know them, you love them, you lay awake late at night thinking of them. Yes, marketers, we’re talking about landing pages. Those lovable lead drivers we optimize, tweak, update, and test. Whether you’re a blogger, social media marketer, or paid marketer -- you have a healthy relationship with the landing page. Sometimes, you might go through rough patches where you wonder why landing pages exist.

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How To Write The Best Google Ads Copy & Back It Up on Landing Pages

Unbounce

Crafting strong ad copy on Google Ads isn’t hard, but to do it right, we have to flex both art and science muscles. We’re only given a small number of characters on search engine results pages (SERPs), so we have to make them count. When writing copy, it’s important to think about the experience your visitor is having from query, to ad copy, to landing page.

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The Beginner's Guide to Editing YouTube Videos

Hubspot Marketing

As a video marketer, editing might be the most important part of post-production. If you can’t seamlessly weave your shots together or get your cut to hit the right frame, your video will seem unpolished and disengage your viewers. That said, if you’re operating on a shoestring budget, you might not be able to afford video editing software. So what’s a video marketer to do without editing software?

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Best Practices to Boost Marketing Efficiency while Decreasing Cost Per Sale

Speaker: Kristin Hess - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Drift; Will Lyon - Head of Vertical Marketing, 6sense

The past three years have forced nearly every industry to rethink their prospect and customer engagement strategy. But while we’ve all been thrust into digital transformation, we haven’t all made the transition efficiently. Now that we know digital selling is the new norm, how can we ensure our website is doing as much of the leg work as possible for us - even in the midst of economic challenges?