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As a marketer, you most likely participate in some company blogging. Whether you write weekly or sporadically, there is useful content under your name published on your agency’s site. Often, marketers leave the content just on their blog and push out the posts via social channels and newsletters. While those are crucial methods for getting content seen by your target audience, there are a few other places to publish your post. Here’s a look at…

Email automation is to a great marketer as a hammer is to a builder; a tool can extend your reach and capacity, but it is useless without the person behind it. While an email automation tool can work even when you are offline, it can’t think for itself, meaning it can also get you into big trouble. If you mis-program a campaign, it can leave your clients with a bad taste in their mouth, hurt…

Marketing automation can save you time by allowing you to schedule weeks or months worth of content at a time. As a marketer, you understand the benefits of automation, since it makes your work more fluid and efficient. However, your boss or CEO might not understand the value of paying for software if they don’t see the ROI. Even if marketing automation theoretically allows you to “set it and forget it,” you should keep a…

Marketing is no longer about being a jack-of-all-trades. Agencies, particularly those of scale, tend to focus on a specific niche to deliver powerful campaigns for their clients. With so many actors in the agency market, competition is only natural. However, collaboration might be in your best interest – and that of your clients. Imagine your client decides to branch out from their primary offerings to offer a new product to a different target customer who…

When you operate a digital agency, every client counts. You might know how valuable your services are, but selling a digital marketing package is harder than selling, say, a pair of shoes. Each sale probably consumes a significant amount of your time. You are not alone. Kissmetrics finds that it is seven times less expensive to retain a customer than to acquire a new one. Even if you are not necessarily looking to grow your…

This is a guest post by Abby Zufelt, a digital marketing director at the digital marketing agency, Markitors, where she helps build the relationship between brands and audiences. Unsolicited direct messages, comments that don’t make sense, a spree of likes to your account. No, it’s not an odd Instagram malfunction. I’m referring to the B-word we all love to hate (or hate to love?): bots. It’s no secret that Instagram is trying to cut down on…

A workflow analysis should be an important part of every organization’s growth strategy. It involves regularly examining and analyzing current workflows to keep processes efficient and up to date. A successful workflow analysis can help marketing teams save money and time by illustrating what areas they need to update and improve, especially internal practices. Let’s take a look at how you can perform a workflow analysis with your marketing team. Track the Time of Your…

Content marketing is not a new approach. Even Benjamin Franklin used it in 1732 to promote his printing business. He did so by publishing in the Poor Richard’s Almanack. But it comes off as new because now there’s a term for educating the customer by using content. Because the notion of content marketing appeared only recently, it makes many clients hesitant about giving it a try. Fortunately, there are countless studies that show how effective…

Whether it’s summertime or holiday season, every team goes through slow periods during the year. According to a Captive Office Pulse study, workplace productivity can drop up to 20% and projects can take up to 13% longer to complete during slow seasons. But even if your workloads come to a lull, you can still keep your team busy and productive. Here are a few ideas to inspire your team. 1. Tidy up your space The slower…

Most of us strive to be a strong leader that constantly improves and drives results. If you’re in a leadership role, you can share the same goal; however, it’s important to keep in mind that you should strive to be a driven team leader that helps everyone achieve specific goals. Your leadership style sets the tone of the company, and your team’s future success relies heavily on how you interact with your employees. Employees are…