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How to Set a Marketing Budget

You have big, audacious goals for your business and want to crush the competition. You know marketing will play a pivotal role in your efforts, but how much should you be spending to get there? Here are questions you need to ask yourself when determining a marketing budget.   1. How old and how big […]

What Is Web 3.0 and How Will It Affect Your Marketing?

Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 refer to different iterations of the internet and how users interact with it. Web 1.0 consisted of static, read-only web pages, whereas Web 2.0 saw the advent of user-created content such as social media, YouTube videos and blogs. Web 3.0 is characterized by a democratized and transparent web […]

Have You Optimized Your Mobile Site? If Not, It May Be Costing You

If your mobile site isn’t optimized, you’re likely missing out on valuable exposure, traffic — and sales. In 2021, mobile users made up roughly 54% of website traffic, while desktop users comprised around 43%. Google implemented mobile-first indexing for new sites in July 2019. However, if your site was built (or indexed) prior to that […]

Omnichannel Marketing for Franchises

Omnichannel marketing is more than taking your content and spreading it out across as many platforms as possible. While that may broadly qualify as multichannel marketing, omnichannel is much richer and more complex. It’s messaging that’s tailored to your market segments and deployed strategically along each stage of the buyer’s journey.   Marketing for franchises, […]

The Perils of DIY Marketing

As a business owner, you know that for some things to be done right, you simply have to do them yourself. But that’s often not the case when it comes to marketing. Even if it seems to be going well on the surface, you might be losing out on valuable branding opportunities or sales leads […]

When Less Is More in Your Content Marketing Strategy

When Shakespeare said, “brevity is the soul of wit,” he probably had no idea he was prophesizing a marketing strategy that has become increasingly popular in recent years: short-form content. There was a time when bigger was better when it came to SEO and other forms of brand messaging. Now, the marketing industry is seeing […]

Antitrust Regulation Shakes up Digital Marketing Space

Big legal developments have been brewing in the world of big tech lately. Spearheaded largely by efforts in Europe, search engine and social media companies have been subject to a slew of challenges and regulatory actions seeking to curtail their perceived monopolies on certain areas of the market. In the EU, for example, European regulators […]

Direct Mail: Creating Effective Generational Campaigns

Marketing is never a “one size fits all” proposition. Messaging and delivery channels must be constantly retooled based on target demographics and generational habits. So in order to successfully market your product or business to your desired audience with direct mail, you need to take a deep dive to learn exactly what prospects of every […]

Service Franchise Marketing

Franchise businesses fall into two broad camps: product (or retail) franchises, and service franchises, with fewer of the latter. So, if you have a service franchise, whether it’s a chiropractic practice, financial firm or home repair company, you have unique marketing needs — and you want to work with a specialist who understands them.   […]

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

No news may be good news to some, but most businesses and brands want to be talked about a lot — and in a good way. Effective marketing keeps your brand in the conversation and on everyone’s lips, or at least on their social feeds, in their mailboxes, and most importantly, on their minds. Here […]