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Delays in the content approval process are one of the top reasons marketers miss deadlines. According to a Workfront survey, 37% of marketers say approvals set back their projects three to four days on average. Some marketers even report that approvals set projects back more than a week. Sometimes life happens, and things get lost in the shuffle. However, if your agency is always waiting for approvals to go through, the consequences can be enormous.…

As a marketer, you can strike out on your own as a freelancer or get a job with an agency. On the one hand, it may seem like more and more people these days are choosing to work for themselves. Freelance marketers tout the benefits of being their own boss, deciding which clients to take and from where to work, creating their own schedule, and more. However, they have to handle every aspect of the…

Are you spending more time sending emails back and forth with clients versus being creative? Using email or spreadsheets to manage content approvals can slow down your entire team and even hurt your client relationships. Not only is it time-consuming to send content to clients for approval and to get feedback, but client feedback can quickly get scattered in multiple documents. Without a central location, it’s easy to forget who has looked at what and…

Being a content creator, you’re constantly asked to come up with fresh, innovative ideas. But sometimes brainstorming efforts become stalled. We’ve all been there. That’s why we came up with a list of 15 ideas that can help you write more content for your clients. Of course, it’s important to remember that the best content adds value to the target market, so always tailor topics to pain points and opportunities of the customer. For anyone…

Companies that align marketing and sales teams produce incredible results. Businesses that have strong “smarketing” teams established generate 208% more revenue from marketing efforts. Whereas a misalignment between the sales and marketing teams can cost B2B companies 10% or more of revenue each year. One way marketing and sales teams can work together is through content along the sales funnel. And marketers, particularly, can help make sure this copy converts prospects. 75% of buyers want…

New clients sometimes come into content meetings excited to get posts online fast. And while this is wonderful energy, you always have to take a step back first to develop the content marketing strategy. It can be difficult to remember all of the questions to ask a new client, and you may find yourself sending numerous follow-up emails to get everything you need. To make it easier, we’ve organized a content marketing checklist. You should…

If you work in marketing, then you probably either write a blog, contribute to a blog, or help a client promote a blog. You might even do all three. Blogging is such an integral part of any marketing campaign, and with new easy-to-use platforms, this tactic will likely only grow. If you’re starting a blog, you might wonder where to host. Which platform is best to reach my audience? Which platform is easy to use?…

As data privacy concerns heighten, most companies are tightening control over their data. Your clients may have restricted your agency’s access or not provided access at all. However, as a marketer, you need this data to create high-performing campaigns. It’s understandable that clients may be concerned about sharing data, especially if its data collected about their customers. And while marketing agencies might not get access to everything, there are safe ways to share data. If…

While it’s great to offer clients many different services, trying to be everything to everyone isn’t always the best approach if you are trying to grow your business. Especially in the digital marketing world, it’s crucial that your agency changes with the times. It’s important that you find a way to stand out among the thousands of other agencies offering similar services. Picking a niche is one way to help your agency stand apart from…

Marketing agencies have the difficult task of appeasing all current clients while constantly seeking out new business opportunities. You measure growth and then try to determine what caused growth or what hindered it. In the world of marketing, there are numerous reasons why some agencies grow exponentially and others stagnate. So if your company is seeing minimal growth, here are four reasons why this could be happening. 1. You’re not insight driven Forrester reports that…