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Most Organizations are Dropping the Ball on Content Marketing

Most Organizations are Dropping the Ball on Content Marketing

How much time does your organization devote to content marketing?

Do you have a dedicated content professional on your staff, or is writing and publishing content something you try to get around to in your spare time?

Do you remember the last time you sent out an email to your subscribers?

What about the last time you posted on your blog?

Consider this your wake-up call. Without the right content marketing strategy, your success in 2019 and beyond is limited.

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation, Social Media
Marvel Marketing Minute – Surefire Ways to Establish Thought Leadership

Marvel Marketing Minute – Surefire Ways to Establish Thought Leadership

“Thought leadership” is one of those buzzwords that gets tossed around all the time. But unlike other buzzwords that are trendy one day and groan-worthy the next (I’m looking at you, “guru”, “blogosphere”, and “low-hanging fruit”), this one is actually vital to your marketing efforts.

As a thought leader, you’re a go-to authority in your industry. You’re the first person (or company) that everyone thinks of. You’re the one that everyone looks to when there’s a new industry development. In other words, you’re the top dog.

So, how do you actually establish thought leadership?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Strategize Your Way to Video Marketing Success with This Superhero Step-By-Step Guide

Strategize Your Way to Video Marketing Success with This Superhero Step-By-Step Guide

Whether they’re product demo videos, videos that welcome people to your website, or video newsletters that nurture leads, video marketing is one of the best tools in a marketer’s arsenal.

Just how effective can video marketing be?

  • 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day
  • 100 million hours of video are watched on Facebook every single day
  • Marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than marketers who don’t 
  • Using video in an email can lead to click-through rates that are 200%-300% higher
  • Including video on a landing page can increase conversions by 80%
  • 90% of viewers surveyed say that product videos help them make purchasing decisions

However, with so much competition in today’s landscape, you can’t post a video or two and call it a day. One-offs will not lead to success. Instead, you need a bonafide video marketing strategy.

Here’s a three-step plan for creating one:

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation
Hosting a Webinar? Here’s Your 7-Week Prep Plan

Hosting a Webinar? Here’s Your 7-Week Prep Plan

Planning a webinar? Got the topic and speaker already figured out?

Great!

Now what?

The prep work you do now will determine how successful your webinar actually is. And you have to start early. Check out this superhero-approved 7-week prep plan:

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Posted by Ipek Negiz in Best Practices, Brand Awareness, Content, Education, Lead Generation
Marvel Marketing Minute – Making Your Audience Feel All the Feels

Marvel Marketing Minute – Making Your Audience Feel All the Feels

St.Valentine’s Day: when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. It’s really all about feelings—warm, fuzzy, kind. It’s the holiday known by its overwhelming use of hearts, flowers, chocolates, and warm colors. Hallmark, Hershey’s, and many others have supported this vision to expand on these heartfelt emotions.

As marketers, and leaders, our job is to make people feel. When I was at Nordstrom, my role was to make the store feel a certain way. Each department had what amounts to a vision board and a persona that we targeted.  We wanted that forever-35 or super savvy funky girl to feel comfortable in her “space”. Physical space makes sense for feelings, right?

Now I sit in the digital world, which is far more vast than any before. We have the ability to reach more people, maybe more easily. But the responsibility for how they feel about us hasn’t changed.  

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Posted by Amanda Thall in Best Practices, Content, Marketing Automation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Did You See All of Those Big Content Marketing Lessons During Super Bowl LIII?

Did You See All of Those Big Content Marketing Lessons During Super Bowl LIII?

The end of football season is officially upon us. If you’re a New England Patriots fan, you’re probably exhausted from celebrating, while all other fans are busy saying “wait til next year.”

In between all of the action on the field, did you notice that there were some big content marketing lessons during Super Bowl LIII?

Here’s how you can use America’s most-watched sporting event to your content marketing advantage.

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation
Marvel Marketing Minute – Great Blog Post Ideas are Only a Click Away

Marvel Marketing Minute – Great Blog Post Ideas are Only a Click Away

No matter how much thought leadership you’ve established, there are always going to be days when writer’s block creeps into your head and prevents you from thinking of any great topics to write about.

As a writer, I know how frustrating this can be. After all, your audience is counting on you for expert insights. Plus, the competition out there is fierce. You don’t have the luxury of writing about something too generic or too boring to make an impact.

Fortunately, great blog post ideas are only a click away.

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Content, Marvel Marketing Minute
4 Signs Your Website Needs a Major Makeover

4 Signs Your Website Needs a Major Makeover

The majority of organizations don’t give much thought to their websites once they’re up and running. Unless there’s some kind of technical snafu, you probably aren’t actively thinking about ways to improve your user experience and boost conversions.

Unfortunately, though, there are a lot of websites out there that aren’t reaching their full potential. How do you know if yours is one of them?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Best Practices, Content, Optimization