In the last few weeks net neutrality has been in the news again. So we decided to revisit the topic and see what it means for small businesses. Before we get started, we acknowledge that this is a highly politicized topic. You may not agree with our opinion and that’s ok.
If you’re working with an online marketing agency they will often suggest you use various third-party software tools, or applications. These tools can really improve your marketing and will enable the agency to work faster, which should save you money. But you always need to make sure you have a set of keys to these tools. So, which marketing tools do you need to keep control of?
Back in July we spoke about fake news, and how or perhaps, if, Google was going to combat the problem. Since July the concept of fake news has snowballed and become a much bigger issue for companies like Google and Facebook. The logic used to curate your content is coming under more and more scrutiny. So let’s take another look at fake news.Back in July we spoke about fake news, and how or perhaps, if, Google was going to combat the problem. Since July the concept of fake news has snowballed and become a much bigger issue for companies like Google and Facebook. The logic used to curate your content is coming under more and more scrutiny. So let’s take another look at fake news.
We have now reached information overload. If you want to find the best car for your situation and you type something like “Best family car” into Google you’re presented with a front page full of useful, relevant, information from respected sources. On my front page (note: I am from the UK and not based in the US, so my results will be different to a searcher inside the US) I see whatcar.com, carbuyer.co.uk, bussinessinsider.com, autoexpress.com and a number of other results. All of these links are (in my opinion) reliable and trustworthy.
You know not to leave your phone’s ringer on in the theater, but are you unintentionally phubbing (phone + snubbing) among friends? As mobile technology becomes more prevalent in our society, it becomes easier to commit a faux pas with your mobile device, annoying or insulting others around you. Since this technology is still relatively new, proper etiquette hasn’t caught up. Here are a few examples of bad mobile behavior that makes you stand out – and not in a good way!
For marketers, understanding the differences in generations is a key to communicating on a real level with your audience. You need to know where to find them, what they’re interested in, how to speak their language, and how to measure your brand’s effectiveness in reaching them. There’s plenty of material out there about reaching the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and even Millennials. There is far less concrete knowledge about the newest demographic commanding attention in the marketplace.
“Do What Your Competition Aren’t Doing” – this isn’t always the best advice, but in the case of direct marketing, or direct mail, it could be. A recent study carried out by the Experian Data Quality group on behalf of the US Postal service showed that Direct Mail, far from dying off, seems to be holding strong in the world of the smartphone.
Freedom from Becoming a Technology Hostage Independence. It’s an important American principle. It got me thinking about the concept of freedom as it relates to managing an online marketing presence. We often talk with business owners and marketers who outsource their digital marketing (or parts of it). Many are unwittingly giving away control of their data. […]
2016 was a volatile year for digital marketing, especially SEO. And 2017 has already had a tumultuous start. As mobile search matures and buying behaviors change, let’s examine a few digital trends that will shape the year.
In anticipation of Google splitting its index algorithm, we know that people are using their mobile devices more than ever. Stats point to mobile as the future. So how addicted are we to our smartphones and tablets?