Marketing & Sales Videos, Marketing Infographics, Search Marketing,

The Importance of Video Marketing: Stats and Strategies

We just shared an infographic on the importance of visual marketing – and that, of course, includes video. We’ve been doing a ton of video for our clients recently and it’s increasing both engagement and conversion rates. There are many types of recorded, produced videos you can do… and don’t forget real-time video on Facebook, social video on Instagram and Snapchat, and even Skype interviews. People are consuming mass amounts of video. One thing I take exception on this infographic is that peoples’ attention spans have become less than that of a gold fish. That’s

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AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Artificial Intelligence, Content Marketing, , , Programmatic Ad Buying,

Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on PPC, Native, and Display Advertising

This year I took on a couple of ambitious tasks. One was part of my professional development, to learn everything I could about artificial intelligence (AI) and marketing, and the other focused on annual native ad tech research, similar to what was presented here last year – the 2017 Native Advertising Technology Landscape. Little did I know at the time, but an entire ebook came out of the subsequent AI research, “Everything You Need to Know About Marketing Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.” It literally is everything you need to know about marketing and AI today

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Big Data, Customer Relationship Management, Data, , , Organic Search, Search Marketing,

Somewhere Between SPAM and Creepy Lies Transparency

Recent weeks have been eye-opening for me regarding the data scandals reported in mainstream news. I’ve honestly been taken aback by many of my peers in the industry and their knee-jerk reaction and response to how Facebook data was harvested and utilized for political purposes during the most recent campaign. Some History on Presidential Campaigns and Data: 2008 – I had an amazing conversation with a data engineer from President Obama’s first campaign who shared how they harvested and purchased data. Their primary was difficult, and the Democratic Party wouldn’t release donor and supporter lists

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Data, , Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Organic Search, Search Marketing, , Video Marketing

Time for a Springtime Tune-Up of Your Marketing Strategy

Every once in a while, it’s important to review your marketing strategy. Consumer behaviors change over time, your competitor’s strategies change over time, and digital marketing platforms change over time. Spring is here, and now’s the perfect time for brands to freshen up their digital marketing efforts. So, how do marketers eliminate the clutter from their marketing strategy? In MDG’s new infographic, readers will learn which old and tired digital tactics to throw out this spring, and which fresh, new marketing techniques will help them grow their businesses in the seasons to come. This isn’t

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AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Ecommerce and Retail, , Event Marketing, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Search Marketing,

CMO-on-the-Go: How Gig Workers Can Benefit Your Marketing Department

The average tenure of a CMO is just over 4 years—the shortest in the C-suite. Why? With the pressure to hit revenue goals, burnout is becoming next to inevitable. That’s where gig work comes in. Being a CMO-on-the-Go allows Chief Marketers to set their own schedule and take on only what they know they can handle, resulting in higher quality work and better results for the bottom line. Yet, companies continue making critical strategic decisions without the benefit of a CMO’s perspective, despite the expertise in growing company revenue they bring to the table. That’s

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