What is Content Marketing – Really? Content marketing is a huge buzzword, but what it stands for really isn’t all that new. Strip away the buzz and you have attention-grabbing content. That’s it. As every piece of content, it’s about leveraging marketing channels in a smart and strategic way to make sure that content gets in front of the right people at the right time. So, what is content marketing truly at its core, and why is there so much hype? Get the inside scoop from Matt and Ashley as they discuss the following topics: How [...]
Does Influencer Marketing live Up to the Hype? Influencer Marketing has become one of the latest shiny objects in marketing and popular culture, but does it deliver? Matt and Ashley delve into this topic and provide examples of influencer marketing both done well and performed poorly. Matt and Ashley discuss the following topics: How should a business approach influencer marketing? How does it compare to other marketing channels? What does a good influencer arrangement look like? How do you find a suitable influencer? Should you even consider influencer marketing? Influencer marketing is [...]
50% of business owners do not have a marketing plan for 2019! By nature, the majority of business owners are not marketers. As such, many see taking time to think about marketing the same as going to the dentist. In a recent study, 86% of business owners prefer to spend their time on activities other than marketing!
For the Business Owner, Google Ads can be Frustrating - Google Ads dominates the paid search market, and offers a host of options to allow advertisers to pinpoint potential customer with amazing precision. However, too many times, business owners receive a free $50 coupon, only to lose a few hundred after they attempt a campaign.
How important is Accessibility in Digital Marketing? Honestly, most have never thought about that question, so you may not be alone. Kim Krause-Berg joins Matt to talk about recent developments in Accessibility. Primarily driving this discussion are the recent increase in accessibility lawsuits. Past court rulings put websites in the same class as a commercial business; they have to accommodate and provide for anyone to access their store just as much as their website.
Michael Stebbins, Chairman of OMCP, joins Matt to discuss the skills marketers will need in the Age of Automation. Michael brings data from the 2019 OMCP Role Delineation Study conducted earlier this year, as well as interviews with hiring managers. Though the study is not published yet, the finding support the trends that Matt sees in the field: Soft Skills are increasingly in demand!
Longtime associate Ashley Schweigert joins Matt to talk SEO. Recently, Matt ran across a training video that claims that SEO Best Practices have changed, and has some contention with that claim.
Matt’s LinkedIn inbox is full of requests, and most are lamentable as they are forgettable. Sue Grabowski joins us again to discuss the dismal state of “making the pitch.” When you send a LinkedIn request – are you taking the time to create a relationship or simply adding a connection? Sue and Matt wonder if social media and networking technology has reduced the value – and the effort- of making a good pitch. Especially pitches made through Email and LinkedIn Requests.
Matt is joined by Stewart Bewley of Amplify. Stewart helps people to find their true voice. Having met while training at the same client, there was an instant friendship between Matt and Stewart. Both are in the business of teaching and empowering their students, Matt through marketing and Stewart through presenting. Of course with so much cross-over, there were a lot of ideas from that meeting…so stay tuned for future collaborations! Stewart talks about the power of speaking with “your true voice” and the confidence that it creates in you, the speaker. Non-verbal expression is primarily how we communicate; so what [...]
Sue Grabowski joins me again as we discuss how to approach social media. With all of the negative press about social media, trends and attitudes are changing quickly. How can businesses react and approach this dynamic, yet volatile channel? Facebook’s changes have exposed social media for what they are - ad platforms! Because they have to make money, their product is people. Of course, people’s data is a significant means to target - and that level of targeting is both amazing and frightening. So, how do you create a content strategy that incorporates these dynamic changes, but yet provides valuable information [...]