What Is MarTech? Marketing Technology: Past, Present, and Future

You may get a chuckle out of me writing an article on MarTech after publishing over 6,000 articles on marketing technology for over 16 years (beyond this blog’s age… I was on blogger previous). I do believe it’s worth publishing and helping business professionals better realize what MarTech was, is, and the future of what it will be. First, of course, is that MarTech is a portmanteau of marketing and technology. I missed a great

TikTok For Business: Reach Relevant Consumers In This Short-Form Video Network

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video, providing content that is exciting, spontaneous, and genuine. There’s little doubt as to its growth: TikTok Statistics TikTok has 689 million monthly active users worldwide.   The TikTok app has been downloaded over 2 billion times on the App Store and Google Play.  TikTok ranked as the top most-downloaded app in Apple’s iOS App Store for Q1 2019, with more than 33 million downloads.   62 percent

The Factors That Impact How Quickly Your Page Loads On Your Website

We were meeting with a perspective client today and were discussing what impacts website load speed. There’s quite a battle going on on the Internet right now: Visitors are demanding rich visual experiences – even on higher-pixel retina displays. This is driving larger images and higher resolutions which are bloating image sizes. Search engines are demanding ultra fast pages that have great supporting text. This means valuable bytes are being spent on text, not images.

Software Review, Advice, Comparison, And Discovery Sites (65 Resources)

Quite a few people wonder how I’m able to find such a wide array of sales and marketing technology platforms and tools out there that they hadn’t heard of yet, or that may even be beta. Aside from alerts I have set up, there are some great resources out there for finding tools. I was recently sharing my list with Matthew Gonzales and he shared a few of his favorites and it got me started on

Enterprise Social Media Marketing Platform Features

If you’re a large organization, there are typically six critical aspects of enterprise software that you always need: Account Hierarchies – perhaps the most requested feature of any enterprise platform is the ability to build account hierarchies within the solution. So, a parent company can publish on behalf of a brand or franchise beneath them, access their data, assist in deploying and managing multiple accounts, and controlling access. Approval Processes – enterprise organizations typically have

How Is Digital Marketing Feeding Your Sales Funnel

When businesses are analyzing their sales funnel, what they’re trying to do is to better understand each phase in their buyers’ journey to identify what strategies they can accomplish two things: Size – If marketing can attract more prospects then its plausible that the opportunities to grow their business will increase given that conversion rates remain steady. In other words… if I attract 1,000 more prospects with an advertisement and I have a 5% conversion

TrueReview: Collect Reviews Easily And Grow Your Business’ Reputation and Visibility

This morning I was meeting with a client that has multiple locations for their business. While their organic visibility was horrible for their site, their placement in the Google Map pack section was fantastic. It’s a nuance that many businesses don’t fully understand. Regional search engine results pages have 3 main sections: Paid Search – denoted by small text that states Ad, the ads are typically prominent at the top of the page. These spots

Generational Marketing: How Each Generation Has Adapted To and Utilizes Technology

It’s pretty common for me to groan when I see some article berating Millennials or making some other terrible stereotypical criticism. However, there’s little doubt there aren’t natural behavioral tendencies between generations and their relationship to technology. I think it’s safe to say that, on average, older generations don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and calls someone, while younger folks will jump to a text message. In fact, we even have a client who