Content Marketing, , , Influencer Marketing, Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Snapchat Marketing, Video Marketing

Guess What? Vertical Video Isn’t Just Mainstream, It’s More Effective

Just a few years ago I was publicly mocked by a colleague online when I was sharing my thoughts via video. His problem with my videos? I was holding the phone vertically rather than horizontally. He questioned my expertise and standing in the industry based on my video orientation. It was maddening for a few reasons: Videos are all about their ability to captivate and communicate the message. I don’t believe orientation has any impact on that. Our viewing capabilities aren’t horizontal, humans can easily accommodate and enjoy a vertical video. Interaction with mobile devices

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Content Marketing, Data, , Graphic Design, Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Publishing, Search Marketing, , Video Marketing

What Are The Most Important Modern Marketing Skills in 2018?

The last few months I’ve been working on curriculums for digital marketing workshops and certifications for an international company and a university, respectively. It’s been an incredible journey – deeply analyzing how our marketers are being prepared in their formal degree programs, and identifying gaps that will make their skills more marketable in the workplace. Key to traditional degree programs is that the curriculae often take several years to be approved. Unfortunately, that puts graduates years behind as they enter the workplace unless they’ve had very constructive internships. More important than learning the everchanging landscape

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Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Mobile Applications, Sales Enablement

Video Chat Is Going Mainstream For Corporate Websites and Ecommerce Platforms

Salesforce has published a detailed article and infographic on the impact and best practices of video chat for customer service. This customer service channel combines the convenience of live chat and a phone call with the personal touch of video. With plentiful bandwidth, 5G speeds around the corner, and significant enhancements in video communication technologies, there’s no doubt that video chat is going to grow in impact. What’s the Impact of Video Chat on Sales? Video chat platforms offer a number of features, like screen sharing, co-browsing, recording, and text chat; however, the best feature

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Content Marketing, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Mobile Applications, Publishing

How to Make the Most of Your Desktop to Mobile Migration

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

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AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Data, Ecommerce and Retail, , Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Sales Enablement, Search Marketing, , Technology

How Your MarTech Stack Fails to Serve the Customer

In the older days of marketing, back in the early 2000s, a few brave CMOs invested in some rudimentary tools designed to help better manage their campaigns and audiences. These hardy pioneers sought to organize, analyze and improve performance, and thus created the first marketing technology stacks- integrated systems that brought order, unlocked targeted campaigns, and personalized messages for better results. Considering how far the marketing industry has come in the past few years is similar to comparing that of quill and parchment paper writing to the evolution of the first printing press.  The changes

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