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SIMPLE WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

One of the most widely embraced marketing tactics for establishing and maintaining customer rapport and loyalty is personalization. Personalized marketing leverages your customer data to individualize messaging, adding important relevancy. Personalization can be applied to most of your marketing channels: direct mail, email, social media and other digital campaigns. Though personalized marketing can seem daunting,…

4 Ways to Improve Customer Retention

The Harvard Business Review suggests that it is anywhere between five to 25 times more expensive to acquire new customers than retain them depending on the industry. Here are a few considerations as you develop what works best for your company’s retention strategy: 1. Keep VIP customers happy. Track the buying patterns of your best…

Business-to-business Influencer Marketing 101

Between the increasingly competitive business-to-business (B2B) marketing space and a growing skepticism of traditional advertising, many small business marketers are beginning to turn to influencer marketing as an alternative way to build relationships. Traditionally more of a business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing tactic, influencer marketing has gained appeal as an effective B2B marketing strategy. By targeting the…

4 Tips for Creating Engaging B2B Content

Intentional or not, most businesses and organizations create an enormous amount of content every day. With more web writing, blogs, emails, case studies and the like, the risk of favoring quantity over quality grows. Content should be engaging, educational and/or actionable to your key audience. Here are four reminders for your content producers: 1. Share…

Think Like a Content Marketer: 5 Ways to Repurpose Content

According to eMarketer, compilers of data and research across hundreds of industries, 60 percent of marketers create at least one piece of content a day, intended for promotion, SEO or other forms of digital and print marketing. That sounds like a hefty workload that pays off: The Content Marketing Institute says that content marketing leaders…

Creating a Content Marketing Strategy Charts Your Best Tactics

Any small or mid-sized business (SMB) can publish content without heavy investment to try to build a loyal audience. However, random acts of marketing are seldom as effective as creating a content marketing strategy. According to a 2016 benchmark report from the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), fewer North American business-to-business marketers have a documented content…

Just Generating Content or Aiming to Write Well?

Creating more engaging content was picked as the top priority by 72% of B2B content marketers, according to Content Marketing Institute’s (CMI) new 2016 study. Yet becoming stronger writers ranked lowest; just 19% considered it important. Things that make you go, “Hmm.” CMI took this surprising inconsistency to a roundtable of marketing minds to talk…

4 Surefire Ways to More Memorable Videos

If video isn’t yet part of your content marketing mix, there’s ample evidence it should be. According to Cisco, videos will account for 69% of all consumer Internet traffic by 2017. An ideal medium for content marketing, videos engage, educate and encourage viewers to buy. In fact, a recent consumer survey by Animoto reveals 73%…

Get Graphic with Your Content

You may not know them by name, but you’ll certainly recognize one by sight: infographics are visual representations of data intended to present information quickly and clearly. “Infographics can explain the unexplainable,” says Karl Gude, former infographics director at Newsweek magazine and The Associated Press. “Complex data tables, numbers and locations instantly come alive.” Of…

Think Ink for Content Marketing

Before you go all in with digital channels when distributing your content, consider this: People like print! According to a survey by Two Sides, 70% of people say they prefer paper communications rather than reading off of a screen. And with print, you’ll not only satisfy the preferences of many in your target audience, you’ll…