YouTube is Our Highest-Converting Channel Thanks to Micro-Influencers: Here’s Our Strategy

YouTube is Our Highest-Converting Channel Thanks to Micro-Influencers: Here’s Our Strategy

My company, Galan Leather Co., sells a fairly niche product: handmade leather and wood writing accessories, plus other craft goods that writing and stationery enthusiasts will appreciate. Because of that, we’ve found that the most effective way to market to our audience is via very niche channels: specifically, micro-influencers on YouTube. Given our products’ aesthetic … Read more

Marketing Strategy – The State of B2B Marketing Pipeline Growth in 2024 [Infographic]

Marketing Strategy - The State of B2B Marketing Pipeline Growth in 2024 [Infographic]

What are B2B marketers’ pipeline growth goals for 2024? How are they planning on meeting these goals? To find out, Pipeline360 and Demand Metric surveyed 400 B2B marketers in North America and the UK. An infographic (below) covers key findings from the research. It looks at marketers’ goals, what’s affecting the pipeline, and how to … Read more

2024 SEO Success Guide: Tools & Tactics To Refresh Your Strategy & Boost Performance

2024 SEO Success Guide: Tools & Tactics To Refresh Your Strategy & Boost Performance

This post was sponsored by Ahrefs. The opinions expressed in this article are the sponsor’s own. With generative AI and constant Google algorithm changes, how can you shift your strategy quickly enough to keep up? How do you stay on top of the latest SEO trends, while maximizing your site performance? 2023 has forced SEO … Read more

Why RevOps Is Essential For Your B2B Marketing Strategy

Why RevOps Is Essential For Your B2B Marketing Strategy

Revenue operations (RevOps) is an organizational approach that aligns teams, workflows, and strategies through a unified revenue lens with goals and metrics focused on revenue growth. In past years of economic uncertainty, the need to prove return on investment (ROI) has led many businesses to adopt RevOps as a cross-organizational strategy. However, its definition and … Read more

Marketing Content – Developing a Content and Social Strategy to Foster Thought Leadership

Marketing Content - Developing a Content and Social Strategy to Foster Thought Leadership

Are you striving to position your organization and its leaders as thought leaders? This episode with guest Ashley Faus sheds light on how to do that very thing by using content and social media. Faus, an expert on the topic, delves into the nuances of crafting a thought leadership strategy that not only caters to … Read more

Adapting Your Digital Marketing Strategy To Local Events And Seasons

Adapting Your Digital Marketing Strategy To Local Events And Seasons

Local businesses wanting to improve their online visibility are regularly tasked with proving their “localness” and relevance to search engines. In my last article on using local partnerships and collaborations to build authority and visibility, we touched on the importance of community participation and engagement as a means to establish this localness. Two primary means … Read more

Future of B2B Marketing Strategy: Community- and Brand-Building

Future of B2B Marketing Strategy: Community- and Brand-Building

In the ever-evolving landscape of B2B marketing, attention has been shifting toward building communities and enhancing brand. In this episode of the Marketing Smarts Live Show, guest Mark Schaefer delves into the powerful role of communities in shaping the future of marketing strategy. Community as the Core of Marketing Strategy Schaefer, the author of Belonging … Read more

Strategy vs. Tactics: What’s the Difference & Why It Matters

Strategy vs tactics

Strategy vs. tactics—what’s the difference? Many people might roll their eyes and wonder, “Does it even matter?” Yes, yes it does. Strategies and tactics play an important part in business goal-setting and getting things done. Use them correctly to create a bullet-proof business plan that guides your team to success rather than getting smooshed in … Read more

Long Tail in Marketing: Apply That Ish to Content Strategy

Long Tail in Marketing: Apply That Ish to Content Strategy

Somewhat like the vastness of interstellar space, it’s hard for me to fathom just how much stuff there is for sale in the world — it’s staggering. Yet even with so many sellers already providing the most popular products, one strategy that still breaks through is to take advantage of the “long tail” in marketing, … Read more

Why Does A Content Strategy Fail?

Why Does A Content Strategy Fail?

The success or failure of your content strategy is very subjective. It can be nuanced and multifaceted due to many factors – varied objectives, long-term impact, changing goals, complex data interpretation, content attribution, and many other external factors. But then I’ve heard many business owners and marketing managers complaining about not seeing results despite publishing … Read more

How to Craft an Effective Email Marketing Strategy – Litmus

Litmus

Email marketers don’t wear many hats—they wear them all. We asked email marketers what they’re responsible for in this year’s State of Email Workflows report, and out of a list of eleven options from design to development to deliverability, 22% said they handle ‘all of the above.’  When nearly a quarter of all email marketers … Read more

Why You Should Switch To An Always-On SEO Auditing Strategy

Why You Should Switch To An Always-On SEO Auditing Strategy

Everyone who touches your website is on the SEO team. The problem is that most people don’t know they’re on the team. An “always on” mentality regarding SEO can help mitigate risk and protect rankings. Since there’s no ‘easy’ button for a technical audit, join us for this special spotlight episode to learn how 24/7 … Read more

The Hybrid Human-AI Strategy In The Era Of Google SGE

The Hybrid Human-AI Strategy In The Era Of Google SGE

In the evolving digital landscape, the importance of a hybrid human-AI strategy in content creation cannot be understated. By combining human expertise with the unparalleled data analysis capabilities of AI, content creators are in a unique position to produce content that not only informs but also deeply resonates with readers. AI can quickly identify data … Read more

How Private AI Tools Will Help You Supercharge Your Advertising Strategy, According to Experts at Mekansim

How Private AI Tools Will Help You Supercharge Your Advertising Strategy, According to Experts at Mekansim

While AI is a hot topic as of late, it’s been around for a long time. At our agency, Mekanism, we are seeing beyond the hype and exploring how AI will impact all aspects of marketing, including research, strategy, creativity, and performance.  And one area poised for disruption? Advertising.  Here, let’s explore how private AI … Read more

Marketing Strategy – Inclusive B2B Marketing Techniques You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Marketing Strategy - Inclusive B2B Marketing Techniques You Can't Afford to Ignore

In a world where diversity and inclusivity are becoming increasingly central to business values, B2B marketers are facing the challenge of integrating those principles into their marketing strategy. In this episode of the Marketing Smarts Live Show, featured guest Sydni Craig-Hart, CEO of Smart Simple Marketing, shared her insights on inclusive B2B marketing techniques that … Read more

How to integrate TikTok Shop into your social strategy

How to integrate TikTok Shop into your social strategy

TikTok Shop presents a massive opportunity for brands, combining TikTok’s powerful discovery engine (#TikTokMadeMeBuyIt) with in-app e-commerce capabilities to create a new shopping experience (#IBoughtItonTikTok). Still, these new TikTok shopping features come with a learning curve. For example, you might be wondering how to integrate it into your social strategy in a way that fits … Read more

Mastering PPC In 2024: Trends To Inform Your Strategy

Mastering PPC In 2024: Trends To Inform Your Strategy

Navigating PPC isn’t easy. No one has all the answers, but get enough experts together, and you can discover powerful PPC trends. Which is exactly what we did. As pay-per-click (PPC) marketing evolves with new trends constantly emerging, it can be hard to know where to focus your efforts. What worked for your PPC campaigns … Read more

A Look At Today’s Marketing Data Standards & What They Mean For Your Strategy

A Look At Today’s Marketing Data Standards & What They Mean For Your Strategy

The data-driven realm of marketing is dynamic – what worked for you yesterday might not work today.  And with constant search algorithm shifts, privacy regulations, and the unstoppable rise of AI, staying informed is the key to getting results. So if you’re eager to unlock the true potential of your marketing efforts, our upcoming webinar … Read more

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