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Everyone Loves Podcasts, So We’re Making One

Way back in 2018 (it feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it?), Entrepreneur said podcasting was “the next marketing frontier.” At the time, Statista predicted there would be more than 100 million podcast listeners in the United States alone by 2021. And guess what? They were right. Here are some interesting statistics from the team…

Top Digital Marketing Trends for 2021

Last year was full of unexpected changes and challenges, but 2021 offers a clean slate with infinite possibilities for your business. As much of the world has shifted its attention online, it’s more important than ever to make the right digital first impression. As you analyze last year’s digital marketing performance and make goals for…

What is StoryBrand marketing and how does it benefit my business? (VIDEO)

Originally published on June 20, 2019. Updated on May 22, 2020. In your personal or professional development, have you ever discovered something so innovative and earthshattering that you’re not quite sure how to incorporate it with your M.O.? Like, you’re frozen in your tracks, wondering if this new world will ever be compatible with the…

Pump up your SEO efforts in 2020 with these simple tricks

SEO is essentially the dark arts of digital marketing, because the rules constantly change as search engines like Google update their algorithms. New tips and tricks that will help you find optimize your content for success are guarded as closely as the Chamber of Secrets (any other Potter fans out there?). Here, we’ll run you…

Seth Godin is still right: Content marketing is the only marketing left

Originally published on August 19, 2016. Updated on May 19, 2020. Seth Godin is considered by many as the “godfather of modern marketing,” and back in 2015 he made the bold statement that “content marketing is the only marketing left.” By this, he meant that marketers should create content their audience genuinely cares about and…

Here are 6 companies offering free tools for remote working

The global response to the recent virus outbreak has been astonishing, with many schools, businesses, and public services shutting down, or people being advised to practice “social distancing.” Many business owners have suddenly found themselves working from home… and advising their employees to do the same. Working remotely is a big change, and it can…

The evolution of digital marketing

Originally published on July 20, 2015. Updated on March 4, 2020. Back in the 1960s, marketing was relatively straightforward. Let’s be real, you’re probably picturing the orange tones and box pleats of the advertising world featured in the TV show Mad Men, complete with boardroom discussions, concept presentations and an expensive media buy. The industry was…

Can Traditional Marketing & Digital Marketing Integrate?

Meeting the challenge of integrating digital and traditional marketing…the struggle is real! We can pretty much all agree that digital marketing is here to stay. Websites, SEO, social media marketing, blogging, pay-per-click, email marketing, digital ads, video content; it all comes together to form digital marketing. And many businesses are struggling to integrate their traditional…

Is marketing the new sales?

Originally published on July 10, 2018. Updated on April 22, 2020. Almost every business owner has the same goal, whether they’re a small business or a national organization: sales. Numbers don’t lie, and increased sales are almost always the bottom line. But here is where things can get sticky. Consumers are changing, they have changed…

The future of marketing as we know it

Originally published on November 2, 2016. Updated on April 21, 2020. The only constant in marketing these days is change. Trends come and go, platforms rise and fall in popularity, algorithms are constantly tweaked and best practice is ever-evolving. A few years ago, HubSpot published a video at the start of its “The State of…