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What You Need to Know Before Advertising on YouTube

By: Andrea Brandon, Vice President, Marketing & Creative Services

This post originally appeared on franchising.com, click here to read the full post. Social media advertising on sites like Facebook has become a common strategic play for franchisors, who are seeing both brand awareness and lead generation campaigns work well there. But for individual franchisees, buying social ads — let alone video advertising — it … Continued

How to Increase Brand Awareness With Organic Content

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Recently, we looked at the role of organic content in the new consumer buying journey. To help marketers put this information to use, we’re now going to dive deeper into each stage of the buying journey. In this post, we examine how organic content can help increase brand awareness and get consumers moving in the … Continued

[Case Study]: How to Increase Social Media Engagement By Repromoting Content

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Promoting content pieces like blogs, whitepapers and infographics with multiple social media posts is a popular arrow in many a marketers’ quiver. But does repromoting the same piece of content really provide value and increase social media engagement? Recently, we set out to answer that very question (spoiler alert: it works). Introduction Recently, one of … Continued

Three Ways Personalization is Shaping Organic Search

By: Malcolm Groves, Local Solutions Specialist

The new year is in full swing and with it comes plenty of exciting changes in organic search marketing along with big expectations for digital marketers. One of the most significant search trends in 2019 is personalization – i.e., consumers’ desire to find the specific information they need as they research buying decisions.  To help … Continued

The Role of Organic Content in the New Consumer Buying Journey

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Over the past few years, there has been much ado about the evolution of the consumer buying journey. In the past, the buying journey was perceived as a linear process that followed this basic structure: That traditional model has been turned on its head thanks to the increasing role the internet and digital media play … Continued

10 Things You Need to Know About Writing Awesome Blog Titles

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

The takeaway:  It takes a lot of effort to create compelling blog content for your brand. To make sure those efforts don’t go to waste, your blog titles need to be as compelling as the content itself. This post provides 10 tips for creating awesome blog titles that people will actually read. For brands, blogging … Continued

Top 5 takeaways from Moz’s 2018 Local Search Ranking Factors

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Team Leader - Local Solutions

Moz recently released its annual Local Search Ranking Factors survey covering a broad range of topics including Google My Business signals, local reviews, links, citations and much more. To develop the results, Moz surveyed top local SEO practitioners. The respondents offered their thoughts on what they considered to be the most influential factors determining Google’s local … Continued

Top Ways to Win at Holiday Email Marketing

By: Lisa Wytrwal, Marketing Specialist

The holidays are here! If you’re an email marketer, that means it’s time to make sure you’ve optimized your strategy. The competition is working hard to get the attention of your customers, so you’ll need to take key steps to stand out this holiday season. Luckily, by working smarter instead of harder, that’s an achievable … Continued

How Livestream Video Can Strengthen Your Digital Marketing Strategy

By: Amanda Peterson, Guest Contributor

Digital marketing is a fast-paced, dynamic landscape that continues to evolve as technology creates new digital trends. As the end of the year draws closer, many marketing experts are beginning to speculate what will be the “next big thing” in digital marketing. A trend experiencing major growth currently is livestream video. It’s expanding to almost … Continued

How to Identify Blog Topics People Will Actually Want To Read

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

The takeaway: There are more than 3 million blog posts published on the internet every day. With that volume, it’s important to develop blog topics that your audiences will actually want to read. This post will help you come up with blog topics that engage target audiences and drive traffic to your website. Blogging has … Continued