Data has changed the way agencies pitch to new clients!
Potential clients are now able to share data easily with agencies which means agencies are able to incorporate so much more information in their new business presentations. This has enabled the pitch to become all about the client rather than agencies making it all about them by rattling off the services they provide and showcasing past client work.
Depending on your agency and the client you are going after you will look at different data points and metrics to determine opportunities and solutions. There is no need to guess anymore, you can identify the problem and provide the solution before you’re even hired!
Have you ever found the perfect BuzzFeed quiz, Which Bachelor Contestant Would You Most Likely End Up With? but decided that not all your Facebook friends needed to know your results, so you messaged the quiz to your co-worker through G-chat?
If that is something you have done, then you have participated in dark social. Dark social is a private conversation, a lot of times happening through email, text and social apps and involves sharing a link to a piece of content from a social channel through one of these platforms. What makes it dark is that the referral can’t be tracked. It looks like people are heading straight to your website and reading content there but that may not be the case, they are getting there in a way most analytics platforms can’t track. Continue reading “Give Dark Social Some Light”
Maybe instead of asking if search is relevant, you should be wondering if your SEO strategy is! Search engines have changed so much in the past couple of years because the way people search is changing- has your marketing team, agency, brand kept up? Continue reading “Is Search Still Relevant In 2017?”
Search is presenting the marketing world with a possible shift, voice search.
That’s right, search is finally getting exciting again!
I think about how flawlessly Alexa (the Amazon Echo ) has fit into my life. When converting measurements in the kitchen, to setting a timer while working out, or helping me figure out what network the Falcons game is on, these were all things I used to grab my mobile phone for but the flow and ease of just asking your questions out loud rather than typing them has actually been a very natural progression.
Thanks to new technology, voice search is finally catching up with the needs and wants of our personal life. And now is the perfect time for marketers to start thinking about what voice search can do for them!
That personal level you have been looking to add to your content marketing to the conversational tone you want to have with your target audience. Voice search could start making that a lot easier to achieve. As many marketers continue to make SEO a top priority they need to think about how and why voice should be a part of SEO, here are the three things we want you to consider when it comes to voice search. Continue reading “Will Voice Take Over Marketing?”
With election season finally coming to an end we figured we would talk about another type of campaign, an AdWords one.
Last week, we helped you decide if you should put your holiday ad budget behind Facebook, CPC ads or Google, PPC ads. So we wanted to follow it up with a post that provides more resources on how to create a PPC ad- if that’s the route you decide to go!
Creating any ad, digital or not, can be frustrating. There are character limits, image restrictions (don’t get me started on how much text you can or can’t have) ad blockers, and the inability to predict (and sometimes understand) results. And when talking about PPC things get even trickier…
They don’t even let you write the word CLICK in your ad!!
The marketing technology landscape has exploded. Just take a look at Scott Brinker’s supergraphic where he lists nearly 4,000 companies providing some sort of marketing technology solution in 2016.
Being in the space ourselves (you can find Converge under Dashboards & Data Visualizations in the blue column) we understand there are a lot of options depending on what problems you are trying to solve. But what we have also realized is that so much of this marketing technology is now only focused on social analytics.