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Riding Out The Post-COVID Digital Marketing Wave

First off, the universal truth about COVID-19: It has exponentially accelerated digital marketing, especially how your customers engage with your company and purchase your products. What does this mean for the digital marketplace? It’s more crowded and competitive, most noticeably in paid advertising. Simply put, businesses will need to do more and invest more to break through, get noticed, and grow sales.

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The 4 Realities Of Post-COVID Marketing (And What Your Business Needs To Do About It)

There’s no doubt about it. COVID has changed all of us. And, the marketing world is no different. The strategies that were effective for your business, pre-COVID, aren’t going to cut it now. (Plus, doesn’t that feel like a million years ago?) The light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is here, and it’s time to understand the new realities of post-COVID marketing. Read on to find out how to come out the other side of COVID stronger than ever).

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The Problem with the Typical Marketing Funnel

You’re probably familiar with the Marketing Funnel. A typical Marketing Funnel starts with the Awareness Stage at the top and then funnels (funny how that works, huh?) into the Consideration Stage, Conversion Stage, Loyalty Stage, and Advocacy Stage. Gravity (and physics) tells us that those moved from the top should end up at the bottom and at the bottom – the converted customers sit. That’s because the Marketing Funnel model is a linear strategy – that doesn’t account for customers skipping through stages.

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What Is Retargeting?
(And Is It Right For Your Brand?)

What Is Retargeting? (And Is It Right For Your Brand?) What a wonderful world it would be if every time someone visited your website, they straight away made a purchase. That’s what’s called a linear buyer’s journey. And, let’s face it, it’s pretty rare. The reality looks more like someone visiting your site, then leaving it. A few months later, they come upon one of your blog posts, read it, and leave your site again. Weeks later, they reach out to your sales team. Then, after several more discussions with sales, they decide to buy. While it’s the same result,…

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From the Back End:
How to Give Your Visitors What They Want

From the Back End: How to Give Visitors What They Want Your customer’s expectations are ever-changing. There are over 1.5 billion websites on the web, so it’s safe to say “just having a digital presence” no longer cuts it – your visitors crave authentic content hosted in an intuitive and user-friendly style. So how does one compete? Start by understanding what your visitors are looking for, and in case you missed it – we tell you in our What Your Visitors Want Infographic (download it here). The premise is that your customers want a seamless and instinctive user experience. Which…

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PPC Google Ads Explained

We heard from you. You want more “give it to me straight” explanations of this ever-changing landscape we call digital marketing. Now that you better understand Google Analytics KPIs, you’re ready to tackle PPC Google Ads. So here’s your cut-to-the-chase guide. What Are PPC Google Ads, Anyway? PPC (aka Pay-Per-Click) is paid online advertising. Google Ads is Google’s version of PPC. It’s all part of a larger category of digital marketing called Search Engine Marketing. (aka SEM, if you want to impress your friends.) PPC is mostly used in Search Engine Results Pages. (aka SERP. See? You’ve already learned three…

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Tuna’s Well-Formed Teams: Helping Your Business Reach the Finish Line

When you think about high-performance racing, you probably envision the racetrack, the cars, and especially the person behind the wheel – the driver. But believe it or not, there’s more that goes into winning a race than just the talent and expertise of the driver. In fact, a single race car driver has a High-Performance Racing Team made up of hundreds of people behind them that all hold agile values. There’s more that goes into winning a race than just the talent and expertise of the driver. The same is true for your business. The driver (the business owner) is…

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How to Drive Traffic to Your Website Explained with Delicious Flapjacks!

Whether you’ve used a pre-made mix (a templated theme) or made it from scratch and it’s just the right shape, size and consistency, once your website is “cooked” and ready to launch, the recipe doesn’t always account for what’s next – but your business should. Once your website is ‘cooked’ and ready to launch, the recipe doesn’t always account for what’s next – but your business should. We pondered this over breakfast one day, and we got to thinking. Often times, businesses overlook what comes after the “flapjack” (their website) is done and miss so many opportunities to learn these…

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10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Digital Marketing ROI

If you could give your business’ digital marketing strategy a grade, what would it be? Let’s face it, every organization has areas to improve and optimize. But with limited resources, why prioritize marketing? Consider this: only 29% of people want to talk to a salesperson to learn more about a product, while 62% will consult a search engine. (HubSpot, 2016) If your website isn’t properly optimized, the likelihood of being visible when your customers are looking is going to be low. Not only this but if your customers want to learn about your product or service before speaking with you,…

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The Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Company’s Online Reputation Management

Online reputation management may be one of the most important actions your company can take in 2019 whether you are B2C or a B2B. People trusting word of mouth recommendations for purchasing decisions is a tale as old as time. But we now live in a world where consumers no longer have to know someone personally who has used a product or service to learn about it. Online reviews are the word of mouth of the digital age. In fact, 85% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations (BrightLocal). So when was the last time you checked…

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