AdTech, , Marketing Infographics,

Social Media Advertising Growth and Its Impact on Digital Marketing

Marketers have had to change nearly every aspect of their ad approaches to keep up with consumer behavior and technological trends. This infographic, How Social Media Has Changed The Ad Game from MDG Advertising, provides some of the key factors driving and influencing the shift toward social media advertising. When social media advertising first arrived on the scene, marketers used it to simply connect with their audiences. However, today’s marketers have had to change many traditional ad approaches to keep up with consumer behavior and technological trends. Social media is here to stay, and advertisers

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Are You Really A Social Media Consultant?

Last night I had the incredible opportunity to go to both meet and listen to three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Helio Castroneves. I was the guest of co-host and performance coach David Gorsage, who asked if I would provide social media updates throughout the event. As I organized hashtags, followed sponsors, and got to know the VIPs in the room, one racing professional quietly leaned in and asked: Are you really a social media consultant? The manner in which he asked it caught me off-guard… as if he were asking, is that really a thing? Worse

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Content Marketing, Ecommerce and Retail, Marketing Infographics, Sales Enablement, , Technology

Why Your Company Should Be Implementing Live Chat

We discussed the many benefits of integrating live chat on your website in one of our marketing podcasts. Be sure to tune in! Live chat is intriguing in that the statistics provide evidence that it can not only help close more business, it can also improve customer satisfaction in the process. Customers want help but, in my opinion, they don’t want to really speak to people. Calling, navigating phone trees, waiting on hold, and then explaining an issue over the phone can be quite frustrating. By the time the customer representative answers, the customer is already

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AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Big Data, Content Marketing, Data, Data Management Platform, Experiential Marketing, Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Search Marketing, Video Marketing

Adobe Digital Insights: The State of the Digital Union 2017

Adobe Digital Insights has put together a beautiful infographic (would we expect anything different?) on the State of the Digital Union – focused on digital advertising and associated consumer expectations. Perhaps my favorite thing about this infographic is that they really took mounds of data and paired it down to a select number of observations and conclusions: Ad Costs are Rising – as more mainstream advertisers turn to digital, the demand for ad space and associated costs are increasing. . Mobile display cost-per-thousand impressions (CPM) has risen 12%, and video advertisements have risen 13%. While

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Validate Your Social Media Strategy Against this 8-Point Checklist

Most of the companies who come to us for social media assistance look at social media as a publishing and acquisition channel, severely limiting their ability to grow their brand’s awareness, authority, and conversions online. There’s so much more to social media, including listening to your customers and competitors, expanding your network, and growing the authority your people and brand have online. If you limit yourself to just publishing and expecting a sale here and there, you may be disappointed. Social media may be a playground for your customers, but not for your company. For

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