What would the impact be if your tower of tech came tumbling to the ground? It’s an idea that hit me a few Saturdays ago as my kids were playing Jenga while I was working on a new presentation about why marketers should rethink their tech stacks. It hit me that tech stacks and Jenga towers actually have a lot in common. Jenga, of course, is played by piling up wooden blocks until the whole thing comes toppling down. With each new layer added, the base becomes weaker… and eventually the tower comes tumbling down.
For quite a long time, I was only trying to consult with funded startups and large enterprise clients because I knew I’d be able to move the conversion needle dramatically with companies that had resources and time to capture market share. Last year, for the first time, I decided to apply the same techniques that I used for those companies with regional, small companies… and it’s had a dramatic impact on improving their organic search rankings and conversions. At the core of the strategy is dropping the content production line and, instead, developing a content
We’ve got about 4 million downloads of 200+ episodes of our marketing podcast to date, and it continues to grow. So much so that we invested in our podcast studio. I’m actually in the design phases of a new studio that I may be relocating to my home since I find myself either participating or running so many podcasts. From its humble beginnings in 2003, podcasting has become an unstoppable force in content marketing and shows no signs of stopping — the number of active podcasts has skyrocketed since 2008. Jon Nastor 2018 Podcasts Statistics
In the rush to embrace mobile, it’s easy for businesses to neglect their desktop sites, but most conversions still happen via this method, so it is not advisable to disregard your desktop site completely. The best scenario is to have sites for multiple platforms; after that, it’s a matter of deciding whether you want a standalone mobile site, a responsive site which copies the desktop layout onto mobile, a task-oriented mobile app or a hybrid solution. Statistics on Mobile Usage Continue to Skyrocket It’s important to note by these statistics that it’s not all shifting
The average article simply isn’t going to perform. I continue to be surprised as I check out topics of interest via search and social but when I begin to read the article, it’s just boring and uninformative. If you build out two landing pages with the same exact offer, I guarantee that one written by a talented copywriter will garner far more attention. On a side note, I still aspire to be a great writer. I’ve been writing for 10 years and continue to learn. Koeppel Direct’s recent infographic, Direct Response Copywriting: Crafting Copy that Converts,