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    Blog,  Content Marketing,  Content Writing,  Marketing Strategic Planning,  SEO

    3 Important Metrics to Measure Your Content Marketing Efforts

    After you’ve planned out and executed your content strategy, there’s one crucial step that needs to be performed next: analytics. Analytics is a marketing practice that you can’t ignore or skimp on. You need to understand how your content is performing to know what parts of your strategy are working (and what isn’t). In a recent report, SEMrush stated that 84% of businesses have a content marketing strategy, but only 11% evaluate their strategy as excellent. It’s not enough to create and execute a content strategy—you need to measure and understand its results as well. By tracking and analyzing your content’s performance, you’ll gain clear insights into your content’s efficiency, and adjust…

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    Blog,  Content Marketing,  Video

    A Guide to Creating an Effective Video for Your Marketing Efforts

    There’s no doubt that video is a highly powerful tool to use for marketing efforts. According to a report by Mention, videos account for 80% of all consumer internet traffic in 2019. This presents several opportunities for marketers to leverage on. In most cases, video content captures the attention of viewers, allowing for the flow of communication between a business and its target audience. Videos can teach audiences about a brand, their product or service offerings, and what values they represent. If done right, videos can win over those potential customers—a primary goal for many marketers. Of course, like any other piece of content, creating a video that’s worth watching…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Branding,  Social Media Marketing

    3 Great Ways to Measure and Track Your Brand’s Health

    Measuring and tracking your brand’s health regularly helps ensure that your marketing efforts are successful. In essence, it’s a way of gaining a clearer insight into your brand’s strengths and weaknesses so you can work on making improvements. For instance, you can easily pinpoint any factors that are negatively impacting your brand by tracking and analyzing specific metrics. If you track factors that are positively impacting your brand, you can then evaluate ways to continue it. Now, measuring and tracking your brand’s health involves a comprehensive process that collects and organizes data. Following this process can help you effectively gather relevant data so that you obtain a full understanding of…

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    Blog,  Data visualization

    How to Use Data Visualization for Your Marketing

    Presenting your data is an important part of the marketing process. As marketers, we often need to analyze and present data to others in a manner that’s understandable. In fact, as many as 76% of marketing leaders make their decisions based on data analytics. We may use data to create content, analyze possible industry trends, or provide proof for an argument. By choosing the right data visualization (or dataviz), we can communicate our findings effectively so that it drives home the point we want to make. Here are a few ways you can use effective data visualization to engage your target audiences.   Consider your goals. According to Scott Berinato’s…

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    Blog,  Branding,  Marketing Budget,  Marketing Strategic Planning

    3 Factors That Affect Budget Decisions in a Marketing Plan

    Developing a marketing plan is no easy work. There’s lots of research and inquiries that must be addressed before any strategy is executed. Once you have collected all of your data, developed an effective strategy, and have chosen effective distribution channels, your work is not over. The next step is to consider your budget. That means taking out a pen and outlining how much each marketing effort in your strategy will cost. You will also need to combine your budget with a realistic timeline in which you will execute these efforts. This may sound like extra work but it’s worth investing your time. It’s also important to know the factors…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Content Marketing,  Social Media Marketing

    A Short but Sweet Guide to Content Marketing

    The phrase “content marketing” is often thrown around in business circles to describe a new and innovative form of marketing that has achieved great results. Well, there’s no lie or exaggeration there. Content marketing has played a huge role in helping marketers and businesses increase organic traffic, gain new leads, and engage audiences. In fact, according to OptinMonster, at least 91% of B2B marketers utilize content marketing to reach and engage customers. Another study by PointVisible states that 60% of B2C are committed to using content marketing Although content marketing has integrated with digital marketing nowadays, it’s not a new concept at all. Whether in the form of text, presentations,…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Branding,  Consumer Behavior,  Marketing Strategic Planning

    5 Ways to Strengthen Your Brand Positioning in A Market

    Branding is a word that’s commonly used in marketing circles. Like all marketing terms, branding is one of the most important concepts to learn and refine so that companies can establish a strong personality that their target consumers can identify with. Although branding is an essential part of marketing, there’s another term that’s equally as valuable: positioning. According to Chron, brand positioning involves claiming a position in a market or a reputation for a specific product, service, or company. In essence, it’s the way a brand stands out against its competition, which allows consumers to make informed decisions about different brands offering the same products or services. Some of the…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Branding,  Social Media Marketing

    Crowdculture and Its Impact On Branding Today

    One of the most popular outcomes of technological innovations in the last few years is social media. Through social media, millions of users across the world can share their thoughts and opinions on a particular product, service, or topic. Social media has had a heavy impact on how companies develop their branded content. Suddenly, large established brands like Red Bull and McDonald’s, which held power with consumers in previous decades, are barely generating any interest with their content—at least when compared to Internet favorites like the YouTube gamer Pewdiepie. In fact, as Douglas Holt mentions in his article, “Branding in the Age of Social Media”, the famed energy drink brand…

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    Blog,  Content Marketing,  Content Writing,  SEO

    Why Long-Form Written Content is Still Effective Today

    With the advent of video, podcasts, and innovative technology, it may seem like marketing is ready to move away from its traditional roots. For example, a recent report from Oberlo states that as many as 87% of marketers use video as a marketing tool. Many businesses are also employing the use of podcasts and even virtual reality to achieve the most of their marketing efforts. Written content, especially long-form, appears to be a thing of the past. However, during a marketing presentation in Oslo, Norway, renowned marketer Ann Handley mentions the continued relevance of written, long-form content. One of the key takeaways she mentions during her presentation include the amount…

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    Blog,  Marketing Strategic Planning,  SWOT Analysis

    How to Create a Strong SWOT Analysis For Strategic Planning

    Behind every great business is a strong marketing strategy. Most marketers take the time to thoroughly research every aspect of their company, including history, social media presence, and even competition. After research is done, there’s one important element that must be performed: analysis of your findings. For most business strategies, one of the most respected tools to use is a SWOT analysis. You can think of it as in-depth examination of your company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. This internal and external evaluation of your business’s critical factors allows you to identify, revise, and sharpen your business strategy. Some of the ways you can build a strong SWOT analysis include:…