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5 Best Practices for Picking Your MarTech Stack

With hundreds, maybe thousands, of marketing softwares out there, and equally as many articles touting the benefits of each, how are you supposed to choose the right marketing software for your needs? First of all, let’s start off with:  what is a MarTech stack? A MarTech stack is essentially all of the tools and softwares you’re using for your marketing. This can include your CRM, your automation platform, email marketing, social media, and just about any other tool you use when marketing your business. While we, of course, have our…

What is the Role of ORM in Digital Marketing?

What is the Role of ORM in Digital Marketing?

Online reputation management (ORM) is about monitoring and improving how your business is viewed online. It means looking and analyzing what a potential customer, reporter, or partner will discover about your brand, your people, or your product/service when they perform a Google search. Before they ever land on your website or pick up the phone to call you — what will they find when they look for you? And will they like it? Said simpler: Is your online presence working for or against you? This is the idea behind online…

Simple Strategies to Improve SEO through Backlinks

Simple Strategies to Improve SEO through Backlinks

We like to think that there are phases to SEO. Phase 1 is an often overlooked but critical component of SEO: technical SEO. This is not on-page or off-page, but almost “in-page”, including a lot of sitemaps, source code, crawling, indexing, mobile load times, and more. The purpose of this phase is to make sure that Google can find your pages, crawl them, render them quickly, and render them as a mobile device would. Other things like site architecture and scripts can also be meaningful in this phase of technical…

10 Tips to Reach GenX in 2018 (as given by Millennials)

10 Tips to Reach GenX in 2018 (as given by Millennials)

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Digital Marketing/E-Commerce MBA students from the College of St Rose about marketing and design. Professor Braathe asked me to prepare an assignment for the students to tackle. With the oversaturation of tweets, blog posts, and podcast about how to market to millennials, I thought it might be fun to flip the script and have them research and write up the top 10 ways to reach GenX in today’s media climate. Below you’ll find the students thoughts and insights on reaching GenX. 10…

How to Pick the Right Digital Marketing Agency

How to Pick the Right Digital Marketing Agency

So you’re considering hiring a marketing agency, but you’re not sure what to look for or how to make sure you’re picking the RIGHT agency. You’ve come to the right place. As a marketing professional who not only works at an agency (so I understand the ins and outs), but who has also done corporate and small business marketing and hired agencies (both good and bad), I’m here to help you save yourself the time, money, and headache of picking the wrong agency. We’ll take it step by step: Selecting…

2017 Business Lessons: Here’s What We Learned

2017 Business Lessons: Here’s What We Learned

2017 was a great year for our agency. We strengthened our leadership with the appointment of a COO and CMO We signed exciting new clients, in a variety of industries and verticals (and have become obsessed with them) We wrote, designed and produced award-winning creative that was engaging, purposeful, and downright beautiful We helped our clients grow their businesses and see great success We hosted amazing events like TEDxAlbany in our liveroom We received a visit from Tri-City ValleyCat’s Southpaw We were named a Best Place to Work to work…

GDPR: What Does it Mean and Why Should You Care?

GDPR: What Does it Mean and Why Should You Care?

If you’re an email marketer, you’ve probably been hearing “GDPR” thrown around a lot lately, it stands for the General Data Protection Regulation. If you haven’t already, you need to start preparing for it, especially if you’re doing any business internationally or collecting personal information from citizens of Europe. This new European legislation can and will affect the way you collect, manage, and send to email contacts in your database. Starting May 25, 2018, this legislation will become enforceable internationally. *As a general rule of thumb, even if you do…

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Marketing Tips

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Marketing Tips

As the cold weather starts to roll in, we’re reminded of what’s coming… the holiday season. The upcoming months are not only the busiest of the year but also when the most spending occurs. Most retail marketers are heading toward the largest business and profits of the year and it’s important to make sure your marketing campaign isn’t left in the dark this winter. Is your holiday campaign going to be ready? Want to make sure you’re on track? Here are 5 tips to keep in mind this shopping season….

The “Death” & Rebirth of Email Marketing

The “Death” & Rebirth of Email Marketing

If you haven’t heard, Facebook has started testing an alternate newsfeed for unpaid business page posts. The rollout has been slow but in the countries it has been tested in, the results aren’t looking too promising for small businesses.  It’s now even more important – no, necessary – that small businesses build and cultivate email marketing lists as their own personal assets rather than relying on third parties, like Facebook, to drive web traffic and sales. Déjà vu, anyone? If you remember a few years back, 2013 to be exact,…

This Is Who We Are Now: Navigating Angry Audiences

This Is Who We Are Now: Navigating Angry Audiences

Earlier this week, Jen sent me an article about McDonald’s relenting to rabid ‘Rick and Morty’ fans. You’ve probably heard the story by now. If not, The Ringer provides good backstory/context of what happened. Check it out and come back. The tl:dr version is McDonald’s ran a super-limited ‘Rick and Morty’-inspired Szechuan Sauce promotion, only it severely underestimated the demand, and people went ballistic when they couldn’t get their hands on the spicy sauce. They didn’t go I-have-some-feelings-about-this mad, they went rioting-in-the-streets mad. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you missed:…

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