Smarketing: Aligning Your B2B Sales & Marketing Teams

With information and technology at our fingertips, the buying journey has changed immensely. Buyers now do their research long before ever speaking to a sales representative, which means marketing plays a bigger role than ever before. Learn more about the importance of “smarketing” for your business and why you should be aligning your sales and marketing teams. What Is ‘Smarketing’? Smarketing unifies your sales force and marketing teams. It focuses on aligning goals and missions

10 Types of YouTube Videos That Will Help Grow Your Small Business

There’s more to YouTube than cat videos and fail compilations. In fact, there’s a lot more. Because if you’re a new business trying to raise brand awareness or boost sales, knowing how to write, film, and promote YouTube videos is an essential 21st-century marketing skill. You don’t need a huge marketing budget to create content that converts views into sales. All it takes is a smartphone and a few tricks of the trade. And you can

Enhance Your Google SERP Presence With These Rich Snippets

Companies spend a ton of time seeing if they’re ranking on search and developing amazing content and sites that drive conversions. But a key strategy often missed is how they can enhance their entry on a search engine result page. Whether you’re ranking or not only matters if the search user is compelled to actually click through. While a great title, meta description, and permalink can improve those chances… adding rich snippets to your site

3 Strategies for Email Marketing Sequences That Increase Conversion Rates

If your inbound marketing were described as a funnel, I’d describe your email marketing as a container to capture the leads that fall through. Many people will visit your site and even engage with you, but perhaps it’s not time to actually convert. It’s only anecdotal, but I’ll describe my own patterns when researching a platform or shopping online: Pre-purchase – I’ll review websites and social media to find as much information I can about

Ecommerce Statistics: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdowns on Retail and Online

The impact of the pandemic has definitely made both winners and losers this year. While small retailers were forced to close their doors, consumers worried about COVID-19 were driven to either order online or visit their local big-box retailer. The pandemic and associated government restrictions have disrupted the entire industry and we’ll most likely see the ripple effects for years to come. The pandemic accelerated consumer behavior. Many consumers were skeptical and continued to hesitate

Business Challenges & Opportunities With The COVID-19 Pandemic

For several years, I’ve touted that change is the only constant that marketers should be comfortable with. Changes in technology, mediums, and additional channels all pressured organizations to adjust to the demands of consumers and businesses. In recent years, companies were also being forced to be more transparent and human in their efforts. Consumers and businesses started to do businesses to aligned with their philanthropic and ethical beliefs. Where organizations used to separate their foundations

10 Steps to Managing Crisis Communications

Have you ever had to deal with a crisis relating to your company? Well, you’re not alone. Crisis communications can be overwhelming — from the delayed response as to what you’re supposed to say to all of the social mentions coming in to determining whether or not it is a real crisis. But in the midst of the chaos, it is always important to have a plan. We worked with our social monitoring platform sponsors