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6 Steps to Build a Single Customer View & Improve Customer Experience

Ever see those cool 360-degree cameras on red carpets at award shows? Someone famous will stand in the middle and several cameras positioned all around will simultaneously capture pictures of the star, creating a spectacular image that gives you a 360 view of the person. Now, imagine if you could do that with your target audience? Capture them...

The 4 Most Important Pages on Your Website (& How to Optimize Them)

When you're knee-deep into the design of your website, it's hard to admit this fact: Some of the pages on your website are more important than others. Okay, many of you probably find that fairly obvious — but I'm surprised how rarely content managers and web designers actually apply this knowledge to their websites to improve conversions. I’m all...

The Beginner's Guide to Brand Pillars

Although the practices of marketing and branding have been around for centuries, the industries started to shift in the 1990s. The digital age came about and companies began to market their brands more than their products with the goal of giving their company a personality. As a millennial born in the early 90s, I grew up at the same time as...

What Netflix Bingeing Taught Me About Digital Experience

Next time you open Netflix, I want you to try something. When you see your tailored suggestions, as the platform starts the video right where you left off on your iPad, stop and take note of that experience. How do these experiences actually make you feel? Does the device handoff give you a rush of excitement and gratitude? Probably not. Start...

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Minority-Owned Business [+ Expert Tips]

COVID-19 presented more challenges than one for businesses, and the pandemic took an even more tremendous toll on minority business owners. With minority business owners experiencing a cash crunch, not many could secure loans to keep their doors open. In 2020, 400,000 small businesses decided to permanently close due to the effects of the pandemic...

Why People Visit YouTube & How to Engage Them [New Data]

YouTube is the second largest website globally with over 2 billion global users. Still, despite its huge audience, it can be challenging to gain engagement on your videos. Ultimately, to gain views, likes, shares, and even subscribers, your content will have to engage at least part of YouTube's huge audience while fulfilling their needs. But,...

The 4 Go-To Social Media Video Platforms & How to Engage Their Audiences [New Data]

Last week, HubSpot's 2021 State of Marketing Report reveals that video is the top content marketing strategy used by brands while social media is ranked as the top marketing channel. With data like that above -- and all the growing social media video platforms out there -- it's become obvious that social media marketing and video content go hand...

Your Brief Guide to Using Goal Seek in Excel

Successful marketers make informed decisions quickly using a combination of gut instincts and data analysis. They know the end goal, and figure out what it takes to get there. One way to fill in those gaps is by using Goal Seek in Excel. The function is helpful when you know your desired result, but you're not sure how to reach it. Maybe you...

The Modern, Inside Scoop on Google PageRank In 2021

If you have been in SEO for a while, you may remember the days of working hard to increase the PageRank of websites — it was the metric every SEO cared about and wanted to improve. Improving PageRank meant improving your authority (usually with backlinks), which in turn could result in higher rankings and more traffic.  But what happened to PageRank?...

Fewer Women Than Men Asked For Raises During COVID-19, Especially in Marketing [New Research]

Asking for a raise or promotion can be scary, especially when your company is going through shifts related to world events. In early 2021, Fishbowl conducted a survey that shed some light on the gender wage gap, which continued if not grew in 2020. The survey of nearly 17,000 professionals revealed that 63% of respondents have avoided asking for...

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