Moving the goal posts In many ways, social media is a marketer’s dream. It’s a space where millions of customers and potential customers gather together, many with interest in your brand and your message. But it’s getting harder and harder to reach those consumers. Social media channels in recent years have introduced algorithms that determine which posts to prioritize and which to push aside. ...

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Expand your influence The Internet has opened your brand and business to a global marketplace. But it’s also allowed companies worldwide to compete in your space. With so many choices, consumers increasingly are making buying decisions based on the recommendations of others on the Internet. They tend to rely on those they perceive as experts relating to the products or services they are considering. ...

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You’ve built a great digital marketing plan based on a well-thought-out strategy, realistic goals and good market research. You roll out the campaign and wait for the action to begin. But it doesn’t. Where are the results and what’s going on with performance, you ask? How long is this going to take? The short answer: It depends. An effective digital marketing campaign can sometimes ...

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There is no silver bullet or magic easy button with digital marketing. Not all businesses are alike, and not all digital marketing strategies work the same. The most effective plans are customized to your industry, your business and your customers. It takes takes research, testing and time to fully understand your customers’ shopping and buying behaviors and learning the most effective ways of reaching ...

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In the wild west of digital marketing, pricing digital marketing services has not standardized yet and it’s all over the map. Unfortunately, the pool of digital marketing talent is all over the map too; some good, some bad and some just downright ugly. Since digital marketing is best measured as a combination of cost and performance, it’s best to evaluate digital marketing agencies in ...

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The short answer: yes. But you’re probably looking for more of an answer than than. And you’re in luck. There’s much more to share. Not only does digital marking work, it’s become a critical component of any successful marketing effort. Consumers already spend more time online than on any other form of media, and this is likely only to increase in the future. Faster ...

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An online presence is critical for the success of almost any business today, especially for new or smaller businesses looking to gain customers. The Internet lets those small businesses access customers and partners anywhere in the world. It creates the potential for any message to go viral, attracting the attention of influencers and potential customers everywhere. The Internet is also a vast ocean of ...

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Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Consumer habits have changed in many ways over the past few years, forcing effective digital marketing strategies to change with them. Consumers are increasingly mobile. They’re on the Internet most of the day, but usually in tiny bursts and most often, it’s on their phones. To keep up, digital marketers have to constantly test and modify strategy and ...

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In the world of Internet technology, change continues to happen at lightning pace and with it, consumer habits are changing just as quickly. Digital marketers must keep up or risk getting left behind by others who adapt more quickly. To keep the right messages in front of the right audiences via the right media, digital marketers need to not just to stay current, but ...

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Looking for a digital marketing partner? Or any other business service provider, for that matter? If so, there are many important factors to consider in making your decision. For example, the services offered and price points are obviously important but there are many others to consider. For example, how well does the firm “fit-in” with your organization? This is based mainly on how well ...

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