Internet Marketing

How COVID-19 Affected Email Benchmarks in 19 Industries in Spring 2020

Engagement with email campaigns was up for most industries during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, according to recent research from Campaign Monitor. The report was based on analysis of campaigns sent in March and April 2020 by Campaign Monitor customers globally in 19 industries. The researchers compared the monthly average open rate, […]

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7 Companies Hosting Great Virtual Conferences

In April 2020, I attended the two-hour special “ACM Presents: Our Country“. In my pajamas with a bowl of popcorn, I was able to watch Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, and Florida Georgia Line perform from their own living rooms. And, while the show didn’t have the same top-notch special effects as past country awards shows, […]

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7 Steps to (Effectively) Branding Your Business on a Budget

In marketing, it seems like the word “brand” is used a lot — the leading brand, off-brand, personal brand … you get the picture. But there’s often confusion around its meaning in business. What does it entail? Should you hire an expert? Most of all — branding is expensive, right? Not exactly. As it turns […]

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8 Engaging Examples of Interactive Storytelling in Content Marketing

As inbound marketers, content plays an important role in attracting attention and building trust with prospects. Our content can come in many different formats, and the format we choose can speak volumes about the research and ideas within. Interactive content has become increasingly more popular as brands try to cut through the noise and keep […]

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The Ins and Outs of Writing Long-Form Content

Let’s talk about content. More specifically, long-form content. Not only that, but why it’s a good idea to have on your website. Let’s say you’re looking for a resource about how to start an online business. You want a full rundown, concrete information, and actionable tips that will assist you begin a successful company. You’re […]

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COVID-19 Impact on Business, and Digital Marketing Initiatives [Infographic]

COVID-19 pandemic-related shutdowns have affected a host of industries and sectors in various ways. Part of the fallout has been the change in the behavior of Web users, resulting in some recognizable online trends—in organic traffic and conversion rates, for example. Not surprisingly, traffic has generally increased to sites in industries such as media, finance, […]

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Deals Closed Rise Significantly as May Comes to an End [COVID-19 Benchmark Data]

For the last few months, businesses around the world have had to rapidly adapt to the impact of COVID-19. In a time where it seems like things change every day, it can be difficult to gauge whether the challenges your business is facing are widespread.

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How Dynamic Content Makes Your Marketing More Personal

The first time Amazon introduced me to the perfect book for me via their recommendation engine, I was completely awed. The idea that a website could not only recognize a return visitor, but also discern their interests and alter their site experience accordingly felt like nothing short of magic. For instance, when I check Amazon’s […]

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PR Industry Survey: The Tactics and Skills Rising in Importance

Public relations and communications professionals say analytics and storytelling are the two tactics or skills that they anticipate will increase most in importance in the next 12 months, according to recent research from JOTW and Sword and the Script. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in February and March 2020 among […]

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9 Ways to Crush the End of a Blog Post

When I graduated from college a few years ago, there were a couple of lessons that stuck with me. First, as a journalism student, I was taught to never write a conclusion for an article. While this became a habit, it’s something I’ve had to unlearn as a marketing writer because you need to write […]

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