Marketing Trends: The Rise of the Ambassador and Creator Era

2020 fundamentally changed the role social media plays in consumers’ lives. It became a lifeline to friends, family and colleagues, a forum for political activism and a hub for spontaneous and planned virtual events and get-togethers.  Those changes laid the groundwork for trends that will reshape the social media marketing world in 2021 and beyond, where leveraging the power of brand ambassadors will impact a new era of digital marketing. Read on for insights on

Swarmify: Four Reasons Not To Use YouTube Video Embeds On Your Business Website

If your company has professional videos that you’ve spent thousands of dollars on, you should absolutely publish the videos on YouTube to take advantage of YouTube’s search results…. just make sure that you optimize your YouTube videos when you do. That said, you shouldn’t be embedding YouTube videos on your corporate site… for quite a few reasons: YouTube is tracking the usage of those videos for targeted advertising. Why would you want to share your

Why Your Corporate Videos Miss The Mark, And What To Do About It

We all know what someone means when they say “corporate video.” In theory, the term applies to any video made by a corporation. It used to be a neutral descriptor, but it’s not anymore. These days, many of us in B2B marketing say corporate video with a bit of a sneer.  That’s because corporate video is bland. Corporate video is made up of stock footage of overly attractive coworkers collaborating in a conference room. Corporate

What Are Meta Descriptions? Why Are They Critical to Organic Search Engine Strategies?

Sometimes marketers can’t see the forest for the trees. As search engine optimization has gained so much attention the past decade, I’ve noticed that many marketers focus so much on rank and subsequent organic traffic, they forget the step that actually occurs in between. Search engines are absolutely critical to every business’ ability to drive users with intent to the page on your site that feeds the intent to your product or service. And meta

Referral Factory: Launch and Run Your Own Referral Marketing Program

Any business with limited advertising and marketing budgets will tell you that referrals are their most lucrative channel for acquiring new customers. I love referrals because the businesses that I’ve worked understand my strengths and can recognize with their colleagues need assistance that I can provide. Not to mention that the person referring me is already trusted and their recommendation carries a ton of weight. It’s no wonder that referred customers buy sooner, spend more,

Social Web Suite: A Social Media Management Platform Built for WordPress Publishers

If your company is publishing and not utilizing social media effectively to promote the content, you’re truly missing out on quite a bit of traffic. And… for better results, each post could really use some optimization based on the platform you’re utilizing. Currently, there are just a few options for automated publishing from your WordPress site: The majority of social media publishing platforms have a feature where you can publish from an RSS feed. Optionally,

Imagen: Store, Manage, and Organize Video and Rich Media Content in this Agile DAM

DIgital Asset Management (DAM) platforms have been around for over a decade, enabling large corporations to store, manage, organize, and distribute their brand-approved rich media files. Here’s a great explainer video of how Imagen helps brands to better ingest and manage their assets: Imagen offers two DAM products: Imagen Go An agile digital asset managment platform to store and organize all your video and rich media content. Accessible remotely from any connected device for you to

AddEvent: Add to Calendar Service for Websites and Newsletters

At times, it’s often the simplest of tasks that cause web developers the biggest headaches. One of those is the simple Add to Calendar button you find on so many sites that work across key calendar programs online and via desktop applications. In their infinite wisdom, key calendaring platforms never agreed upon a standard fo distributing event details; as a result, each major calendar has its own format. Apple and Microsoft adopted .ics files as