ActiveCampaign: Why Tagging Is Critical To Your Blog When It Comes to RSS Email Integration

One feature that I think is underutilized in the email industry is the use of RSS feeds to produce relevant content for your email campaigns. Most platforms have an RSS feature where it’s pretty simple to add a feed to your email newsletter or any other campaign you’re sending out. What you may not realize, though, is that it’s pretty easy to put very specific, tagged content, in your emails rather than your entire blog’s

The Top Legal Issues with Blogging

A few years ago, one of our clients wrote a great blog post and they were looking for a good image to feature with it. They used Google Image Search, found an image that was filtered as royalty-free, and added it to the post. Within days, they were contacted by a major stock image company and served with a bill for $3,000 to pay for the image use and avoid the legal issues associated with

Yes, There Are Still Great Blogs Out There To Discover… Here’s How to Search for Them

Blogs? Am I really writing about blogging? Well, yes. While the official umbrella term we now apply in the industry is content marketing, blogging continues to be the most common format that companies are utilizing to reach their perspective and current clients. I never actually realized that the term blogging would grow to obselecense, but it’s used a lot less than ever. In fact, I often refer to my writing here as articles rather than

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

Content Marketing: Forget What You Heard Until Now and Start Generating Leads by Following this Guide

Are you finding it difficult to generate leads? If your answer is yes, then you are not alone. Hubspot reported that 63% of marketers say generating traffic and leads is their top challenge. But you’re probably wondering: How do I generate leads for my business? Well, today I’m going to show you how to use content marketing to generate leads for your business. Content marketing is an effective strategy you can use to generate leads

What’s Changed About Corporate Blogging Over The Years?

If you’ve been following me over the last decade, you know that I wrote Corporate Blogging for Dummies back in 2010. While the landscape of digital media has had immense changes over the last 7 years, I’m honestly not sure there’s been too many changes when it comes to the book and companies developing a corporate blogging strategy. Businesses and consumers are still hungry for great information, and your company can be the resource they’re

The Inbound Marketing Checklist: 21 Strategies for Growth

As you can imagine, we get a lot of requests to publish infographics on Martech Zone. It’s why we share infographics every week. We also ignore requests when we find infographics that simply show that the company hasn’t made a great investment to build out an infographic of value. When I clicked through on this infographic from Brian Downard, Co-Founder of ELIV8 Business Strategies, I recognized them since we’ve shared other work they’ve done. This

Generational Marketing: Understanding Different Age Groups and Their Preferences

Marketers always look for new ways and strategies to reach their target audience and get the best results out of marketing campaigns. Generational marketing is one such strategy that provides marketers an opportunity to penetrate deep into the targeted audience and better understand the digital needs and preferences of their market. What is Generational Marketing? Generational marketing is the process of dividing the audience into segments based on their age. In the marketing world, the