7 Ways to Use Your Personal Brand to Find More Clients

I’ve used a lot of different digital marketing tactics over the years. SEO has been the main one. Content marketing comes a close second. But I’ve also used social media marketing, influencer marketing, video marketing, pay per click advertising, affiliate marketing, email marketing…. If it’s “digital” and “marketing,” I’ve probably done it. But there’s one  [click to continue...]

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Digital Marketing News: Generational Social Media, QR Code Comeback and Bing’s Chatbots

Social Media Use by Generation [Infographic]
Preferences vary by generation - this certainly isn't a well kept secret in the marketing world. So how do you create a message, and choose a medium, that will resonate with your target audience? This infographic shares some ideas. MarketingProfs

Pinterest’s object-recognizing Lens feature now scans QR codes, too
QR codes, like the common cold, never seem to really go away. Pinterest announced this week that their Lens feature will now allow users to scan QR codes that lead to web pages within the Pinterest app, eliminating the need to download a special app to do so. MarketingLand

Bing to Integrate Chatbots into Search Results
Bing is rumored to be integrating chatbots into their search results, and are expected to be announcing this addition at their annual Development conference this week. Developers will be able to use Bing's bot framework to create their own bots, and will also work via Skype. Search Engine Journal

New Study Reveals How the Expectations of Gen Z ‘Are Reshaping Brand Experiences’
A new study from American Express and Forrester examined the brand expectations of Generation Z and found that Gen Y and Gen Z share similar brand expectations in some respects and both value digital experiences. However, they did find that Gen Z was more likely to want to chat with customer service reps over the phone, and are more likely to drop brands for slow responses in online chats. AdWeek

You Can Now Upload Instagram Posts from Outside of the App Itself
Social Media Today reports: "When you go to instagram.com on your mobile device, you can upload an image direct, without having to open the app. At present, it’s still not possible to upload images from the desktop version of the site, but this new functionality may bring that a step closer." Social Media Today

YouTube User Stats From Brandcast 2017: 3 Trends in Video Viewing Behavior
YouTube has released user stats from Brandcast 2017, showing trends in video viewing behavior. For example, there are 75% more channels with more than 1 million subscribers than last year, and watch time of TV channels on YouTube has grown by 50% year-over-year. Think by Google

The State of Voice in Five Charts
eMarketer released new research that showed that Amazon has cornered 70^=% of the voice assistant market with the Echo Dot. Millennials are driving 23.3% voice assistant use, followed by 13.4% of Generation X. Digiday

Limitless Snaps
Snapchat has announced: "Today we’re making a pretty big change to the way you create and send Snaps. We’re reorganizing the layout of our creative tools, adding a Magic Eraser (you’ll find this under the Scissor tool), and adding a new setting to the timer: infinity!" Snapchat

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How to Use SMS Marketing to Boost Your Blog’s Audience

This guest post is by Josh Sayers of Adventure Connections Remember SMS? That old-school way of texting people before the dawn of i-message and Whatsapp? Don’t worry, most people have forgotten all about it too! Did you know that 98% of all text messages are read and, although most people ...more

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Ignored Your Blog for Months? 13 Tips for Getting It Back on Track

Come on, fess up! You’ve done the unthinkable. You’ve let your beloved blog wither in the shadows of neglect. Once a thriving haven of ideas and wisdom for your adoring readers, your blog is now just a wasteland of stale posts. You’re bugged by the numbing guilt that you’ve let yourself down, and even worse,(...)

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#CMWorld Interview: Adele Revella Weighs In On Connecting B2B Content to Customers

The 2017 Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs B2B content marketing research uncovered some fascinating insights this year. One of the most interesting aspects of this research was the techniques B2B marketers are leveraging to better understand their target audiences. And the techniques they aren’t using. When asked which techniques they used to better understand their [...]

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The MECLABS Conversion Index: How optimizing your marketing collateral is as simple as “adding, removing, or changing”

Optimizing marketing collateral is difficult. First, there is the constant stream of new tactics and clever hacks to implement. Then there are the politics of your team interacting with management for budget, thought leadership and decision making. And on top of that, there is the overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to begin. MECLABS Institute (MarketingExperiments’ parent company) developed the Conversion Index to help get past these problems.

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You’re Probably Doing Link-Building Wrong

Google can be really frustrating sometimes. If you’ve been in SEO for anytime at all, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Google’s success and global search market dominance have largely hinged upon its ability to perpetually evolve and provide the best user experience possible. As a result, SEO is in a constant state of  [click to continue...]

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