The State of Social Media Marketing 2015

We shared profile and demographic information on each of the popular social networks, but that doesn’t provide a lot of information about the behavioral changes and impact of social media. Mobile, eCommerce, display advertising, public relations and even search engine marketing is being impacted by social media marketing. The fact is… if your business is not marketing on social media, you’re missing a huge opportunity. In fact, 33% of marketers identified social media as a

The State of Search Marketing in 2015

I recently spoke to a group that I’ve been repeatedly invited back to speak to over the last 5 years. At one point in the conversation the topic turned to keyword usage. Jaws dropped as I told the audience to stop worrying about keyword densities and usage throughout their content. While I still think a keyword is great to utilize within the title of a post, for the most part I believe you’re better off

2015 State of Digital Marketing

We’re seeing quite a change when it comes to digital marketing and this infographic from Smart Insights breaks down the strategies and provides some data that speaks well to the change. From an agency standpoint, we’re watching as more and more agencies adopt a wider array of services. It’s been almost 6 years since I launched my agency, DK New Media, and I was advised by some of the best agency owners in the industry

Like Apples and Cheese, Email and Social Media Marketing

I love that quote from Tamsin Fox-Davies, Senior Development Manager at Constant Contact, describing the relationship between social media and email marketing: Social media and email marketing are like cheese and apples. People don’t think they go together, but they’re actually perfect partners. Social media helps extend the reach of your email campaigns and can build your mailing. Meanwhile, good email campaigns will deepen the relationship that you have with social media contacts, and turn

7 Steps to Digital Marketing Nirvana

As we implement digital strategies with our clients, I fear we aren’t illustrating and defining that strategy as well as we could be. I really appreciate Smart Insights for putting together this overview of a comprehensive, successful digital marketing strategy and the steps you should take to implement. I want to work with our clients to better illustrate this methodology and apply our success metrics. Smart Insight’s new infographic outlines steps you can take to