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Marketing Article
Happy Friday, Marketers! Welcome to our digest of marketing articles you simply can’t miss, the September 8, 2017, edition. As you well know, there are far more articles about marketing, advertising, branding than we can consume. SMG wants to make the process of finding the articles that matter to you and your business easier. So,...
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video content
Video is attached at the hip to our social lives. We think it should be part of your digital marketing plan Video has become as integral to our social lives as the text message, and if brands can respectfully meet viewers on that ground without grasping too hard for attention and promotion, the results will...
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digital detox
Last month, I powered down my iPhone and placed it in the glove box of my car. I was about to embark on the trip of a lifetime: a seven-day float on Idaho’s Middle Fork of The Salmon River, and I was leaving behind nearly all connections to the world beyond 13 friends in 5 whitewater...
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From our Viewpoint
Happy Friday, Marketers! Welcome to our digest of marketing articles you simply can’t miss, the August 25, 2017, edition. As you well know, there are far more articles about marketing, advertising, branding and the like for us to read them all. We want to make the process of finding the articles that matter to you...
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Website Tip
Your About Us Page: the most important room in the house, not the forgotten dining room The other night I was visiting a friend who recently built a brand-new house, her “dream home.” Along the tour, we stopped in the formal dining room, and my friend said something that really stuck with me. “We probably...
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Marketing Articles
Happy Friday, Marketers! Welcome to our digest of marketing articles you simply can’t miss, the August 11, 2017, edition. As you well know, there are far more articles about marketing, advertising, branding and the like for us to read them all. We want to make the process of finding the articles that matter to you...
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Concept statements and diapers
A marketing campaign is comprised of a lot of little parts. There’s the print visuals, the headlines, media buys and integration across channels. And though all of those components come together to tell a story, their success boils down to one thing: the concept. You can have all the flashy visuals you want, but if...
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B2B Marketing analytics for every industry
Close your eyes and imagine yourself at a desk in a small office attached to a production facility. You work for a company that makes a product imperative in real estate construction (you tend to target general contractors). You’re a B2B marketer, and you don’t have a marketing agency and you’re a team of one....
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personalized content
If you take the time to get to know someone on a date, odds are much better that you’ll get a second date. Brands should take the time to woo consumers the same way but through marketing. Brands put out content on a daily basis. It’s a proven way to get customers to engage. But...
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digital advertising is king
In the past year, there was a tectonic shift in the world of advertising and you didn’t even realize it. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that big of a change to most people, but for the first time since Lucille Ball and Walter Cronkite were the big-hitters of primetime programming, television is not the most marketable...
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