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Karissa Austin

How empathy can improve your marketing strategy

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on October 4, 2018
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If you’re reading this, you’re likely a marketer who sometimes really hates being marketed to. Chances are you’ve been served annoying ads, sent excessive emails, or simply dealt with being sold products that you don’t like or don’t need. But consider another perspective: Have you ever knowingly or unknowingly run annoying ads, sent excessive emails,…

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How data-driven marketing makes your agency indispensable

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on September 13, 2018
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In 2018, digital marketing isn’t groundbreaking anymore — especially for agencies. The industry has advanced to a point where if you aren’t doing some kind of digital marketing, you’re falling behind the times (and your competitors). That said, simply offering digital marketing services doesn’t cut it either. There are hundreds upon hundreds of agencies in…

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7 ways to improve lead gen campaigns (and drive down CPL)

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on August 29, 2018
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When it comes to focusing on lead-generation campaigns, quality and quantity matter –– but it’s by no means an easy balance. When you have a higher CPL, it’s important to factor in LTV (lifetime value) to make sure that your acquisition cost is profitable. In this post, we’ll review several simple ways you can make…

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10 data presentation tips to prove value to your clients

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on August 14, 2018
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You know the expression, “If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” There’s an equivalent when it comes to data presentation: “If you put compelling data into a mediocre presentation, will your clients be convinced to keep you on retainer?” When digging through…

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How to turn vanity metrics into actionable metrics

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on August 9, 2018
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Imagine you’re a fine art collector having framed work hung up on a wall in your home. You admire how beautiful your new abstract painting looks with your modern furniture — until the nails bend ever so slightly too much, and the entire frame comes crashing to the floor. Your art is damaged, there’s glass…

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From Ad to Landing Page: How to create a PPC campaign

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on July 25, 2018
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No matter how well you target your PPC campaigns, poorly designed ads and landing pages can make or break their success. The steps below will help you craft a high-converting PPC campaign, from first click to conversion. Step 1: Writing a PPC ad Before you start crafting your PPC landing page, you need to make…

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10 ways realtors can increase traffic to their listings

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on July 2, 2018
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As realtors, you lead small-but-mighty teams. So it makes sense that between juggling phone calls, showings, and paperwork, it’s easy for marketing to fall by the wayside despite its importance to real estate success. Ultimately, you need simple yet effective ways to market your business and keep prospects flowing. In this post, you’ll learn 10…

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Why marketers need design thinking

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on June 22, 2018
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Typically, marketers care about UX design insofar as it applies to SEO. But if you ask Cliff Seal, UX Lead at Pardot, and Andrew Malcolm, CMO of Evernote, marketers can be more creative and effective when they harness design thinking. Design thinking: What it is and how it works in real life In this simplest…

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Is content really king? Re-thinking a popular adage

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on June 7, 2018
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Where did “content is king” come from? If you guessed the marketing industry, you’ll be surprised to learn that the phrase was actually coined by Bill Gates in a 1996 essay about the Internet as a marketplace of ideas. It’s a common misattribution that reminds us to think critically about what this phrase actually means…

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