Upstream, Upselling, and Downstream Marketing Opportunities For Business Growth

If you asked most people where they find their audience, you’ll often get a very narrow response. Most advertising and marketing activity is associated with the vendor selection of the buyer’s journey… but is that already too late? If you’re a digital transformation consultation firm; for example, you may fill out all the details in a spreadsheet by only viewing your current prospects and limiting yourself to the strategies you’re proficient at. You might do

Abstract: Collaborate, Version, and Handoff Your Product Designs

We’re working with a national firm right now to develop custom Marketing Cloud email templates for each of the departments and business units. Because stakeholders, contractors, and designers are all remote, the designer developed his mockups and worked on versions with his leadership team – then handed it off to our team for responsive coding and implementation. The designer introduced me to Abstract. Abstract is an online collaboration tool for Mac where your company, contractors,

Figma: Design, Prototype, and Collaborate Across Enterprise

The last few months, I’ve been helping to develop and integrate a highly customized WordPress instance for a client. It’s quite the balance of styling, extending WordPress through custom fields, custom post types, a design framework, a child theme, and custom plugins. The difficult part is that I’m doing it from simple mockups from a proprietary prototyping platform. While it’s a solid platform for visualization and design, it doesn’t easily translate to HTML5 and CSS3.

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

5 Design Elements that Work Well for Mobile Conversion

Despite a rise in mobile usage, many websites deliver a poor mobile experience, forcing potential customers off-site. Business owners who have only just learned to navigate the desktop space are finding it difficult to make the transition to mobile. Finding the right aesthetic alone can be problematic. Business owners have to work hard to understand their target audience and build their layout and design around buyer personas. Appealing to potential customers is always easier said

8 Ways for You to Create Content that Creates Customers

These last few weeks, we’ve been analyzing all of our clients’ content to identify the content that’s driving the most awareness, engagement, and conversions. Every company that hopes to acquire leads or to grow their business online has to have content. With trust and authority being two keys to any purchase decision and content drives those decisions online. That said, it only requires a quick look at your analytics before you figure out that the

15 Ways to Increase Your Ecommerce Conversion Rate

We’ve been working with a vitamin and supplement store online to help increase their search visibility and conversion rates. The engagement has taken quite a bit of time and resources, but the results are already beginning to show. The site needed rebranded and redesigned from the ground up. While it was a fully functional site before, it just didn’t have a lot of the necessary elements to build trust and ease the conversions along for

ProofHQ: Online Proofing and Workflow Automation

ProofHQ is a SaaS-based online proofing software that streamlines the review and approval of content and creative assets so that marketing projects are completed faster and with less effort. It replaces email and hard copy processes, giving review teams tools to collaboratively review creative content, and marketing project managers tools to track reviews in progress. ProofHQ can be used across all media including print, digital and audio/visual. Typically, creative assets are reviewed and approved using