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How Automated Marketing Is Helping Authors Generate Sales

How Automated Marketing Is Helping Authors Generate Sales

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I was going to be an author when I grew up. There was a whole plan. I’d write my memoir at 27, sipping a latte and staring at some piece of beautiful scenery. It sounded like a nice gig. What I didn’t think about, and what I think many real-life authors don’t think about, is what I would do after I penned my great work. How would I build buzz for my book? How would I tell people when my book was ready? How would I create a relationship with…

Is Your Marketing Data Working For You?

Is Your Marketing Data Working For You?

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These days, whether they are using it or not, companies are collecting vast amounts of data with their digital tools (like Google Analytics, keyword campaigns, site forms) – sometimes simply because they can and sometimes due to market challenges related to their industries (like the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry who needs to track and report deeper spend). So much is out there and yet not every company requires up-to-the-minute data to orchestrate their marketing programs. They will say things like ”I just need a prettier site” or “I need better…

We Need Your Help! [Take Overit’s Marketing Survey]

We Need Your Help! [Take Overit’s Marketing Survey]

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We need your help. Okay, I need your help. One of my big goals this year has been to help Overit design better customer experiences. Experiences that will allow us to provide you with greater “stuff,” most often through content initiatives. After spending my first quarter elbow deep in sales and other excitingness, I finally feel ready (worthy?) to get to know everything that I can about you — those who read this blog, those who are interested in smarter marketing, those who have a passion for digital, and those…

Your Brand is Everywhere. How Do You Control It?

Your Brand is Everywhere. How Do You Control It?

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Brand. I think about brand often. I think about it in terms of our clients – what is their unique story, how does it connect with their customers, how do we empower those customers to live that story – but I also think about it in terms of Overit. What is Overit’s brand? Is it aligned with Dan’s original vision? Does our brand alter based on where you are sitting – if you are a client, team member, marketing professional, etc.? If I ran into Overit in a dark alley,…

Planning Your Association’s Website? Read This First.

Planning Your Association’s Website? Read This First.

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Creating a website tailored to the needs of your association’s audience? It can be tricky. There are dueling priorities, laundry lists of competing Needs and Wants, and limited resources to contend with. But even with all that – you still must get it done. You still need a website that stands out, conveys your message, and successfully engages and retains your audience. As you are thinking of, or even building out, your new site, you may have questions like: Where should you focus your resources? What site elements are critical…

Building Personas Into Your Marketing Strategy

Building Personas Into Your Marketing Strategy

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“Personas, is that Spanish?” The short answer – yes, “persona” is Spanish for “person.” In marketing terminology, personas mean people identification – to put it simply. You’ve probably heard the term by now, but what exactly is a persona and how does it fit into your marketing strategy? Marketing definition: A persona is an aggregated collection of data, segmented into a target audience group – represented by a single individual profile. Confused? That’s okay, keep reading… Personas are all about client identification. As marketers, we think we have a pretty…

5 Types of Emails Your Association Should Be Sending

5 Types of Emails Your Association Should Be Sending

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You work for an association. You have members, followers or, at minimum, people who look to you to provide them with the information, tools, resources and likeminded connections they need to make them better, faster and/or stronger. The more engaged this audience is kept, the more successful your association will become. You know this. That’s why 68% of associations say engaging members is one of their top priorities. One way many associations look to do this is via email marketing. Our question is, how’s it working? For those looking to…

Defining the Role of CMO – For Overit & An Industry

Defining the Role of CMO – For Overit & An Industry

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Last summer, Overit founder and principal Dan Dinsmore asked me into his office looking to talk. Freshly back from a generous maternity leave, I knew the context – we needed to catch up on The State Of Things. During this meeting, Dan updated me on what I had missed over the last four months, including company successes, struggles we had overcome, the status of key accounts, new opportunities, and, planned organizational changes to move the agency forward. Most notably, I learned of his plans to bring on a Chief Operating…

Talking Politics: Should Your Brand Step On The Field?

Talking Politics: Should Your Brand Step On The Field?

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There are three things we are told never to speak about at the dinner table: religion, politics, and the consistency of Grandma Jean’s meatloaf. Last night, during Super Bowl LI, at least one of those commandments was broken when brands took the field to get political on America’s biggest stage. It’s Monday afternoon; you’re already familiar with the commercials by now. You watched the spot Airbnb bought on Thursday (!) and just “threw together.” The one that showed people from different backgrounds (all Airbnb employees, BTW), of different shades, spreading a…

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