marketing practices

Broadening marketing’s scope

The best marketers don’t fit their work into clearly defined boundaries. They constantly push the limits of marketing practices and challenge widely held understandings of what marketing can and should accomplish. This month, we’re taking a look at marketing’s “new horizons.” These are the boundaries of marketing ready to be pushed and the areas we […]

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How to rework your marketing budget for 2016

Has your marketing department discussed your budget for the new year yet? To keep your 2016 strategy on track, it’s essential to structure your budget smartly and align it to the right tactics. Trends in marketing spend Since 2011, digital marketing spend has ballooned, with the largest slices of the pie made up of search […]

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Three mistakes to avoid in developing your 2016 strategy

Many marketers will begin work on their 2016 plans this month. Are you one of them? As you develop your 2016 marketing strategy, it’s critical to remember that we no longer live in a world of marketing “rules and tools.” Today’s successful marketers are instead guided by the new marketing value chain, which aims to […]

marketing changes

2015’s top marketing changes part 1: Mobilegeddon

In our next three posts, we’ll be discussing 2015 marketing changes that affect all brands. Today we’re taking a look at Google’s April SEO restructuring plan (lovingly called mobilegeddon), in which they moved to give priority to mobile-friendly websites in search. This revamp of traditional SEO practices had marketers scrambling to make sure their websites […]

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Five marketing changes that backfire

All marketers must continuously make adjustments to improve the reach and impact of their messages. So what separates the successes from the failures? Well, the best marketers know what not to do. They understand which changes to pursue and which ones to avoid. Here are five things you should never do if you want to […]

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How to make marketing changes with minimal risks

Data-driven marketers know the importance of making incremental changes to their campaigns without taking risks that could hurt the overall results or making too many changes at once. Is your marketing strategy set up to collect accurate data about what’s working and provide the insights needed to guide change? Follow these steps to keep your […]

marketing mistakes

Avoid these marketing mistakes in Q4

Your marketing department controls the public face of your brand. Marketing holds much of the power to build a positive reputation for an organization, but it can also cause disaster if that power isn’t wielded thoughtfully. We’ve all heard stories of failed marketing campaigns, and worse, of marketing campaigns that actively offended their intended audience. […]

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