The 13 Best Free Graphic Design Software for Marketers and Beginners

The 13 Best Free Graphic Design Software for Marketers and Beginners

When it comes to website success, what you see is what you get. If the budget is tight or non-existent, free graphic design software can make a real impact on how you present yourself in digital spaces. As an admittedly lousy product photographer, please believe me when I say that graphic design software is a … Read more

I Tested 9 Popular AI Image Generators. Here’s the Scoop for Marketers

Part of the reason I went into marketing is because I love creating. It’s also why the topic of the best AI for images intrigues me.  I love writing (surprise), cooking, design, and photography. I also used to paint and sew. But thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), you no longer have to be a lifelong … Read more

2 nonprofit social marketers share how they build & measure their social media strategies

As someone who’s worked in social media for over a decade, I wholeheartedly believe it’s always possible to measure the value of social and the tangible ways it impacts your larger strategy. But that doesn’t mean there’s a perfect way to calculate it—or that it’s easy. With different business models, goals and highly scrutinized budgets, … Read more

Gen Z Buying Habits: What Gen Z Spends On & Why Marketers Need to Care

With a purchasing power of more than $450 billion in the United States alone, Gen Z’s buying habits are shaking up the global retail landscape. And honestly, it’s no surprise looking at my younger cousins, nieces, and nephews. Although many Gen Zers are still coming of age — earning their first allowances and paychecks, entering … Read more

LinkedIn Report: AI Skills Now Must-Have For Marketers

A new report by Microsoft and LinkedIn reveals the rapid adoption of AI tools and skills in the marketing industry. According to the 2024 Work Trend Index Annual Report, which surveyed over 31,000 people across 31 countries, marketing professionals who leverage AI enjoy a competitive advantage. Employers recognize the efficiency gains AI capabilities provide in … Read more

How These 6 Social Media Marketers & Creators Built Loyal Brand Communities

Over the past year, we’ve seen a major shift when it comes to the importance of building social communities. And, as of 2024, 86% of social media marketers say building an active online community is crucial to a successful social strategy. Active social communities can establish your brand as an industry expert and provide additional value … Read more

X in 2023: A Recap of Everything Marketers & Advertisers Need to Know

When rumors started swirling about Twitter changing its name to X, I couldn’t believe it at first. But then, in July 2023, as I searched for my favorite blue icon on the phone, I found a black icon instead. It had actually happened! Elon Musk had indeed decided to rebrand this popular platform, choosing to … Read more

Best Personal Website from Marketers, Creators, and Other Business Professionals Who’ll Inspire You

An about me website is your chance to showcase your personality and credentials in an engaging format. But without strong personal website examples to guide you, you may not know how to get started or what will work best for your personal branding. In this post, we’ll cover the best examples of personal websites we’ve … Read more

Phases of Website Redesign: The Ultimate Guide for Marketers

So, you want to start a website redesign. Maybe you just finished a brand overhaul, or your product was recently updated. Whatever your reason, a redesign can be a huge success — or not. It can also be a long and tedious undertaking, which is why every redesign needs to start with a clear vision … Read more

6 Short-Form Video Trends Marketers Should Watch in 2024 [New Data]

I see short-form videos everywhere nowadays. And now, as platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, Google, LinkedIn, and Pinterest expand their short-form offerings, brands are continuing to take notice. In the 2024 HubSpot State of Marketing Report, we found that short-form video is the number one format marketers are using and will see the … Read more

The Email Marketers Guide to Using List-Unsubscribe – Litmus

Saying goodbye to subscribers is hard, but sometimes it’s for the best.  And when a subscriber wants to leave, the process needs to be as easy as possible. While you should still have an unsubscribe option within your emails, there’s another tool for email marketers and subscribers: list-unsubscribe.  Let’s break down what list-unsubscribe is, why … Read more

The State of Email Marketers’ Tech Stack – Litmus

The journey of an email from creation to sending takes hours of behind-the-scenes effort. Email marketers need to consider not only crafting, designing, and developing individual emails but also strategy, planning, operations, and deliverability—and of course, coordinating these efforts with the rest of your team. That’s why the MVP of any email marketing team is … Read more

Leveraging Content Marketing To Drive B2B Engagement And Sales: A Guide For Digital Marketers

As a marketer, you’re often stuck at a networking event, surrounded by a sea of business cards and forced small talk. You desperately want to connect with potential clients, but your sales pitches fall flat. Finally, content marketing is your secret weapon in the B2B engagement.  The days of intrusive ads and impersonal brochures are … Read more

70+ Social Media Demographics for Marketers in 2024

I get it, fellow marketers — sometimes, you just need the numbers. The juggernaut known as social media only gets bigger with every new year, and because of that, demographics shift with it. Ultimately, keeping on top of important numbers before your social media campaigns can help you achieve ROI in the long run. Here, … Read more

Microlearning: Improve Training and Marketers’ Skills

Listen NEW! Listen to article Sign in or sign up to access this audio feature! No worries … it’s FREE! In a world where time is a precious commodity and information flows at a relentless pace, the traditional approach to learning is undergoing a revolutionary transformation. Imagine a learning method that delivers knowledge in bite-sized … Read more

11 Recommendations for Marketers in 2024 [New Data]

Our 2024 State of Marketing & Trends Report went live earlier this year, and I recently dug into the data and compiled a list of key marketing recommendations for this upcoming year to answer common questions like: Which industry trends and tactics are marketers investing in? What challenges are they facing? And, what are their … Read more

11 Social Media Trends Marketers Should Watch in 2024 [New Data]

The constant question on every social media marketer’s mind is, “What social media trends should I watch out for?” To learn more about what brands can expect this year and beyond, we surveyed 1,528 marketers to discover which social media trends B2B and B2C businesses are paying attention to. In addition to reviewing the research, … Read more

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