The past year has been difficult for publishers. Given the chaos of COVID-19, elections, and social turmoil, more people have consumed more news and entertainment over the last year than ever before. But their skepticism of the sources providing that information has also reached an all-time high, as the rising tide of misinformation pushed trust in social media and even search engines to record lows. The dilemma has publishers across all genres of content struggling
A merge purge is a pivotal function for business operations such as direct mail marketing and obtaining a single source of truth. However, many organizations still believe that the merge purge process is solely limited to Excel techniques and functions that do very little to rectify increasingly complex needs of data quality. This guide will help business and IT users understand the merge purge process, and possibly make them realize why their teams can no
Consumers have built up a wall to protect themselves against bad actors, and have raised their standards for the brands they spend their money with. Consumers want to purchase from brands who not only demonstrate social responsibility, but who also listen, request consent, and take their privacy seriously. This is what’s called the trust economy, and it’s something all brands should have at the forefront of their strategy. Value Exchange With individuals exposed to more than
The term hacking often has a negative connotation associated with it as it refers to programming. But even people that hack programs aren’t always doing something illegal or causing harm. Hacking is sometimes a workaround or a shortcut. Applying the same logic to marketing works as well. That’s growth hacking. Growth hacking was originally applied to startups who needed to build awareness and adoption… but didn’t have the marketing budget or resources to do it.
CSV files are foundational and are typically the lowest common denominator of importing and exporting data from any system. We’re working with a client right now that has a very large database of contacts (over 5 million records) and we need to filter, query, and export a subsegment of the data. What is a CSV File? A comma-separated values file is a delimited text file that uses a comma to separate values. Each line of
The folks at Uplers have produced this interactive infographic, A Deep Dive Into the Use of Visuals in Landing Pages, which covers how landing pages along with the critical visual elements that impact conversion rates. Reasons to Utilize Landing Pages Targeting Keywords for Organic Search – By creating a landing page optimized for search engines, you can appeal to the algorithms and get the right traffic to your landing page. By not optimizing, you could
Everyone knows that PowerPoint is the language of business. The problem is, most PowerPoint decks are nothing more than a series of overstuffed and often confusing slides that accompany nap-inducing soliloquies by presenters. Having developed thousands of presentations, we’ve identified best practices that are simple, yet rarely employed. To that end, we created Center of Gravity, a new framework for building presentations. The idea is that each deck, every slide, and every piece of content
One of the continued themes that I hear about advancements in technology is that it will put jobs at risk. While it may be true within other industries, I seriously doubt that it will have that impact within marketing. Marketers are overwhelmed right now as the number of mediums and channels continues to increase while marketing resources remain static. Technology affords the opportunity to automate repetitive or manual tasks, providing marketers with more time to