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Shoppable Media

This year’s holiday season is all about making the social world shoppable. In particular, companies are being given the access and the opportunity to make their content, images and videos shoppable this season. The reason this is big news for companies is this is a trend that interests people. According to PwC’s 2018 Holiday Lookout study, more than 40 percent of Millennials and 25 percent of Gen Z shoppers will purchase through shoppable photos this year. Here’s how social platforms are innovating this season – and you can too right along with them. Instagram just announced three new ways for users to shop while browsing their favorite photos of pets, food, travel, family and friends. The new features help people ...

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday (SBS) is right around the corner on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th. It offers businesses the opportunity to capitalize on the momentum of Black Friday and create some excitement of their own. For some companies it will be a way to start off the holiday shopping season, for others, it may be even more important. Small businesses that are more seasonal in nature, especially those with traditionally spring and summer products or services, can use SBS to offer a special promotion for consumers to consider their offerings during a time they otherwise would not. It can play an important role in facilitating business all year long. Not sure if it’s worth pursing? Consider the data from ...

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Google Cancelling Google Plus

Millions of businesses are signed up to Google+: it has become an important part of both social media and SEO initiatives. Did you know that Google+ engagement is comparatively better than most social networks? According to SEP, “Google+ active users spend quality time on the site — an average of 3:46 per visit.”  And Google+ bounce rate is excellent at 53.6%. See chart below. So what happens when Google decides to shut down the platform? You didn’t see that coming but it’s actually going to happen over the next 10 months. To the uninitiated, this may not seem like a problem. But to you that every once in a while uses Google+, why wouldn’t Google just consider you! The fact ...

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Instagram has a far-reaching effect for brands trying to engage Millennials. Instagram, which delivers an entirely mobile experience, has seen huge growth over the past few years, in part because 60 percent of its active users are Millennials. Due to their very connected nature, Millennial marketing should focus on social media apps, which function primarily on mobile. Instagram is a natural fit for the Millennial lifestyle. They are the largest group of consumers who use mobile and social media. Their reliance on peers, family, friends and experts to provide trusted information is substantiated in Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer. The survey’s 2018 numbers indicate again that these are the people they most trust, whereas in general, trust among the informed public ...

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Marketing technology

Many companies are developing and implementing a multichannel marketing approach to successfully reach their annual sales goals. Understanding the value of their online presence, marketers have become steadfastly committed to strategies that advance their growing ecommerce objectives. And as companies’ consumers, whether that is B2B or B2C, continue utilizing all kinds of devices to interact with them, converting their digital activity into revenue becomes a number-one priority. To meet the challenge, marketing technology tools are critical to help create website interaction and conversion opportunities. So the stakes are high when investments need to be made on which tools or providers to use. The good news is that there are an abundant of marketing technology solutions available today and digital marketing ...

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Viral Content

Since the early days of the internet, everyone, from YouTubers to ordinary people to businesses and beyond, have wanted to create content that resonates with a wide audience and is shared worldwide. As the days of the internet have gone on, there’s more opportunity than ever to go viral – you have a variety of platforms to choose from, minimal barriers to entry; virtually anyone, anywhere can do it. However, that means there’s also an increasing number of content to compete against. So how do you create content that gets a plentitude of shares and traffic to your site? We’ll break down the trends of viral content and how you can achieve it yourself. Viral Content Trends Viral content comes ...

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Marketing Analytics

For many businesses your company’s website is typically the first way prospective customers reach you. Therefore, it’s imperative that your website is effectively generating leads and providing useful information that is attracting and engaging customers. In order to get a handle on how well your website is achieving these goals, it requires tapping into what is sometimes considered a scary resource, your digital marketing analytics. Digital marketing analytics should not be feared, but revered, as they have the power to provide you with valuable information about who and how people are interacting with your company on the Internet. It helps marketers understand which facets of their marketing efforts are working or not working and how to potentially spend their marketing ...

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digital marketing

Adobe conducted a survey on digital marketers in 2016 to find out their priorities and challenges. The survey had some interesting finds. Digital marketing is becoming more advanced and widely adopted than ever. How do you stack up against your competition? Find out in the stats below. Digital Maturity Adobe had marketers rank their digital maturity in one of four categories: Advanced, Focused, Emergent, and Nonexistent. Their definitions are as follows: Advanced: Data mostly integrated, best practices generally followed, automation common, strong technical skills. Focused: Data and processes somewhat integrated, automation common, solid and expanding technical skills. Emergent: Basic data integration, some automation, growing technical capacity. Nonexistent: Limited data in silos, no automation, low technical capacity. Only 19% ranked themselves ...

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digital marketing maturity

In our last blog, we discussed what digital marketers were doing in 2016, according to Adobe. Based on the Adobe’s survey feedback, they created the “Four Essential Elements for Digital Maturity.” The four elements were: Data-Driven Marketing Customer Experience Mobile Cross-Channel Marketing Each element is crucial for advanced digital maturity. An expansion of each element and its best practices follows. Data-Driven Marketing: The Many Layers of Customer Behavior Data-driven marketing is the foundation for everything. It helps you to better understand who your customer is, what they do, and why they do it. Through better analytics, your company can dodge the risks of guessing and create more effective marketing programs. And marketers recognize these advantages. 63% of digital marketers in ...

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