10 Essential Tips for Novice Marketers

So you’re ready to cut your teeth in the fast-paced, exciting world of marketing. Self-motivation is undoubtedly important, but you also need to be receptive to time-tested advice and understand how to apply it to your own tasks and work environment. Keep reading for nine crucial pointers that’ll help you discover, grow and thrive while in the marketing industry. 1. Be Inquisitive Always try to look at situations, technologies, and trends with the purpose of

Agile Marketing is Evolution, Not Revolution, and Why You Must Adopt It

From building buildings to building software. In the 1950’s the Waterfall Development Model was introduced into software design and development. The system is a relic of the manufacturing industry where, by necessity, the right answer had to be devised before work started. And, in that world, the right answer makes sense! Could you imagine a scenario where you decided to build a skyscraper differently half way through the build? That said, the byproduct of the

Will Your Branded Content Idea Work? 5 Ways to Know

Branded content is not one size fits all. What works for one brand may not work for all, and it’s good to know if your content idea is likely to work before you pour resources into executing it. Column Five has come up with 5 questions you can ask yourself and your team to see if your brilliant ideas will translate from the meeting room to your target audience and ultimately, success for your brand. The first thing

App Annie: Mobile Revenue, Downloads, Ratings, Reviews and Rankings

App Annie’s Advertising Analytics combines mobile and tablet application ad revenue and expenses alongside downloads and revenues. This will provide application developers insight to their apps’ market performance all in a single, simple reporting interface. App Annie was already widely popular for app store analytics and market intelligence. Out of the gate, their ad revenue analytics are integrated with Mobvista, nativeX, RevMob TapIt, Tapjoy, Taptica, AdColony, AdMob, Appia AppLift, AppLovin, Everyplay GameAds iAd Network, iAd

How to Build a Social Media Marketing Funnel

The word funnel kind of bugs me as I continue to work with clients to improve their online presence and we see the data from sponsors like Right On Interactive. There isn’t truly a one-size fits all funnel out there. Your prospects all take very different paths that may lead them to converting or abandonment. But the term funnel is one that most people are familiar with when it comes to the sales and marketing

The Ultimate Email Marketing Cheatsheet

There are many strategies and habits to choose from when thinking about your approach to email and content marketing. Many top-performing email marketers exercise distinct tactics like strategy, timing, testing, and overall design optimization, but what tactic delivers the best results? Which should you focus on more than another? With average performers spending most of their time on creative development (23%) versus top performers dedicating more of their overall time to strategy (22%), it’s clear