How To Use Linkedin For Business

With over 65 million members, Linkedin is considered to be the world’s largest professional network. The social network is continually expanding its features, and adding to its capabilities. LinkedIn works as a job board, content sharing forum, and networking hub. This network can be especially beneficial for B2B companies, as nearly 50% of Linkedin users…

Small Business Owners Aren’t Taking Vacation, All Work, No Play

With summer wrapping up, have your been able take some down time to soak up the sun?  If the answer is no, you are actually in the same boat as almost half of small business owners polled in a recent study. According to the study conducted by lender OnDeck, only 57% of small business owners…

How To Optimize Your Blog and Increase Sales

Blogging for business is a tactic used to drive more traffic to your website and increase your online visibility. This can be an effective marketing channel that will help support your business growth. By driving traffic to your website, you are providing opportunities for that traffic to then become conversions. The ultimate goal is to…

Why You Should Be Using A Newsletter Service To Reach Prospects

Email marketing is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to reach out to your current customer base, and engage prospective customers. The main benefit of a newsletter for you business is to put your name in front of your database on a regular basis, and creating brand awareness. With relevant and interesting content, you can…

How To Use Facebook For Business

When exploring marketing ideas to help build your business, social media is a rapidly growing that channel that cannot be ignored. With over a billion users worldwide, Facebook is currently the social media king. The social network is constantly improving its features to help users find small business, and help these business reach new customers.…

How To Use Twitter For Business

Twitter is one of the most popular but also least understood social media networks. By using 140 characters, users are can express thoughts, articles, photos, and links. By using hashtags (#) users are able to find content or “tweets” about topics they are interested in. The key to twitter is publishing often and effectively to…

Half-Time Report: Are you reaching your 2014 marketing goals?

We are officially half way through 2014, and for many marketers the 2nd half the year is the most critical. It is easy to set goals for the year, but more difficult to analyze the full spectrum of progress that your marketing strategy may, or may not being making. By taking the time to dive…

Memorial Day Marketing: How to Drive the Highest Email Transactions of the Year

According to a new study by Experian, Memorial day generates more e-mail transactions that any other sales holiday throughout the year.  This national holiday even surpasses Black Friday by 35% and Cyber Monday by 16% in email transactions. With summer kicking off, and many people planning for vacations, this is an ideal time to push…

App Takeover: Mobile Search Shifting Away from Google

A new study from Emarketer has confirmed that Google’s dominance in mobile paid search is shrinking due to the explosion of mobile apps. By 2018 it is predicted that mobile will account for 86% of all digital marketing ad spend. With this mobile take over, it is predicted that Google’s share of these marketing dollars…

Social Media: How to Strategize For Your Business

Do you want more customers clamoring for your products? How would you like to have clients who couldn’t wait to work with you? Wouldn’t it be nice to hear the Internet buzzing with compliments about your business?

Social Media Marketing: Kicking Off World Cup 2014

  World cup 2014 started yesterday, and the international soccer tournament is a huge advertising opportunity for many brands. With $1.3 billion being spent on advertising this year, it is predicted that over 20% of this spend will be dedicated to digital marketing.  The main focus of this digital push be dedicated to social media.…

The Rules Of Engagement: How To Increase Brand Awareness Through Facebook

  Facebook has announced plans to increase advertising efforts among the 25 million small businesses currently on the site. Facebook now has around a million active advertisers, but is looking for ways to ramp up paid advertising to its small business audience. The Social media giant has such a large reach, that it will not…

SEO Summer School: Writing Content For Google’s New Update

Google announced their latest algorithm update this week and which has sent some marketers into a panic. Previously algorithm updates have completely changed the rules of search engine marketing, and have even been called “the death of SEO”.  While the main goal of Panda 4.0 was to remove thin spammy sites, some major sites were…

Digital Draft 2014: Planning a Strategy for Winning Website

With the NFL draft kicking off last night, many people are in a competitive state of mind this week. Pro coaches use extensive planning and strategizing to put together their ideal team. The same approach can also be applied to creating a perfect website.  Digital marketing has become one of the most powerful methods for…

S-Commerce: How Social Shopping Is the Gift that Keeps Giving

  With mother’s day around the corner, many online retailers are looking for new ways to expose their products to a wider audience. Online retail shopping has grown to become a $250 billion dollar business, and continues to grow as new consumer oriented e-commerce platforms are developed. Retailers now have many opportunities to showcase their…

Facebook Triples Profits: New Social Advertising for Mobile Devices

  Facebook announced their quarterly profits today, and the number outperformed what most analyst has predicted. With a 72% rise in revenue since Q1 of 2013 and $2.5 billion in sales from January to March, the social network easily exceeded all expectations. Mobile advertising now makes up 59% of Facebook’s ad profits, which has increased…

Gmail Grid: How to Optimize Your Email Strategy for the Newest Trend

  Gmail recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and over the last decade has become an advertising powerhouse. Originally launched in April, 2004 the webmail service has become the most popular in the world, beating out hotmail, yahoo, and countless other competitors. Given its popularity, marketers have had to stay on their toes to keep up…

Digital Outsells TV: Where to Effectively Spend Ad Dollars

Digital Ad revenue outperformed TV for the first time ever in 2013. The Interactive Advertising Bureau released a report confirming these numbers.  Online ad revenue grew to $42.8 billion in 2013, which was a 17% increase from 2012.  Broadcast TV brought in $40.1 billion, bumping them to 2nd position in ad spend.  Growth was seen…

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