How Storytelling Creates Brand Loyalists

How Storytelling Creates Brand Loyalists

Stories stick. When you share a moment from your past, you probably relay it in story form to give your listener additional context. This makes the information more relatable, have purpose and easy to remember. Brands have discovered this storytelling approach also works for influencing consumers online, establishing a brand identity, growing their audiences and, in turn, boosting e-commerce sales. Spinnaker Support, which provides assistance navigating Oracle and SAP, recently published a post on their company blog that goes beyond the…

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Tactics to Organically Promote Your Brand’s Content

Tactics to Organically Promote Your Brand’s Content

Promoting your content organically is one of the best ways to reach and engage your target audience. Though search and newsfeed algorithms are frequently changing, there are many tactics to amplify your content and make sure it’s found by the right audiences — often without paying for each click, like, or share. Optimizing Website Content for Organic Promotion Basic SEO To get traction for your content, you need to optimize the pages and content. We’re talking pretty basic search engine…

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How to Boost E-commerce Sales in 2019 (Without a Sales Pitch)

How to Boost E-commerce Sales in 2019 (Without a Sales Pitch)

As the holiday buzz winds down, your sights are set on growing e-commerce sales in 2019. You’ve set goals to boost the visibility of your brand in the new year ahead, and are anxious to report on the sales to prove it. But, what can bridge the gap between sales projections and tangible profits? Creative digital marketing. Let’s be honest: Your audience is getting tired of being sold to. As you fine-tune your digital marketing strategy for 2019, focus on…

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How to Leverage Recipe Content Across Multiple Channels

How to Leverage Recipe Content Across Multiple Channels

With a food-based brand, one of the easiest and most accessible types of content to create is recipes. Recipes can highlight your brand and make it easy for your audience to visualize using your products (which is the whole point of marketing in general). But many food brands neglect to promote recipes across multiple channels or even multiple mediums; it’s usually relegated to their blog and possibly a couple social media posts. And while recipes do serve as evergreen content,…

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Outdoor Industry: Digital Marketing Concepts for Outdoor Brands

Outdoor Industry: Digital Marketing Concepts for Outdoor Brands

Consumer buying trends are shifting. When it comes to outdoor equipment and gear, the days of visiting the local sporting goods store to catch weekend sales are dwindling. Customers are craving online convenience and education. The ability to shop from home (without a salesman lingering over our shoulder) via third-party re-sellers like Amazon and Walmart offer multiple pages of search results, reviews from everyday people and free front-door delivery. Marketers are taking note of these buying behaviors and finessing their…

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Why ‘Blog and Publish’ Isn’t a Marketing Strategy

Why ‘Blog and Publish’ Isn’t a Marketing Strategy

You attended a handful of lunch n’ learns and content marketing conferences this year. After dabbling with the company blog using tips gleaned from these learning sessions … crickets. What gives?  As a growing brand manager, you recognize the need to overhaul your content plan for the new year, but just don’t know where to start. We get it. Your approach needs to be more intentional and structured. “Sixty-two percent of the most successful content marketers have a documented strategy…

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5 Content Marketing Books You Should Read Now

5 Content Marketing Books You Should Read Now

You’ve likely heard by now that content marketing is an essential component of marketing for any successful business. In fact, 85% of businesses report that their increased business success can be primarily attributed to content creation. With content marketing’s ever-growing popularity, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of information out there. Fortunately, a few industry experts have released easy-to-understand guides to setting up your first content marketing strategy or taking your current one to the next level. Here…

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Content Marketing for Mobile: Tips and Tricks

Content Marketing for Mobile: Tips and Tricks

There’s no arguing that there has been a notable shift from desktop to mobile. We now carry around a phone that has the power to perform tasks and searches that we had to rely on our computers for in the past. Mobile use has surpassed desktop use, and the trend won’t slow down anytime soon. Google even recently announced that they have switched to a mobile-first algorithm, which prioritizes sites and content that are optimized for mobile users. In order…

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6 Tools to Help You Find Long-Tail Keywords for Your Blog

6 Tools to Help You Find Long-Tail Keywords for Your Blog

If you’re creating content for your business, the days when you can sit down and write a blog post about any topic that strikes your fancy are long gone. Don’t get us wrong, you can, but you’re ensuring that no one will find your blog post organically. So, if you don’t want to waste your time, writing a blog that is optimized for a keyword that has some search volume around it is essential. With the billions upon billions of…

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Why Content Marketing is the Most Important Thing You Can Do for SEO

Why Content Marketing is the Most Important Thing You Can Do for SEO

If you have a website, you’ve likely heard the SEO (or search engine optimization) being touted as an essential aspect of driving leads to your site. SEO is everywhere – it seems like you can’t read a marketing blog without someone bringing up the Google Search algorithm or talking about blog optimizations. Similarly, you’ve probably heard the phrase “content is king” being thrown around by every marketing expert in the industry. Post after post has explored online content and how…

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