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Chris Leone

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How Much Should You Budget For Marketing In 2021?

Posted November 18, 2020
13 minute read
We regularly update the following post with the latest information pertaining to Digital Marketing Budgets. Last update: November 2020 (note: this information has been updated to include adjustments resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, but further changes could be needed as the long-term impact become more clear.) This article provides information that can guide you about how to budget for marketing and where to invest your marketing dollars. Included in this article are:
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Topics Marketing budgets, Advertising, Internet Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Online Marketing, Marketing Automation, Social Media, Display Advertising, Digital Marketing

The Top B2B Digital Marketing Strategies

Posted November 13, 2020
5 minute read
The digital landscape is constantly evolving. To remain relevant, businesses and marketers need to constantly pay attention. What’s hot today could be gone tomorrow, and tomorrow’s big thing may not even exist yet.
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Topics B2B Marketing

[Video] Using Your Customer’s Data To Increase Engagement, Retention, and Upselling

Posted May 13, 2020
1 minute read
As a marketer, are you paying enough attention to your current customers? Leveraging the data of your current customers can be a valuable step in helping you create marketing campaigns that nurture loyal, long term advocates for your brand. In a recent version of WebStrategies Live, we were joined by special guest Megan Driscoll, sports marketing expert and Director of Consumer Marketing at Daytona International Speedway, where we discussed how brands can leverage first-party data to drive customer loyalty, repeat business, and ultimately higher revenue.
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Topics Branding, Videos

[Video] The Basics of YouTube Advertising

Posted April 30, 2020
With over 1.5 million active monthly users, YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world and can be a great tool to advertise your business provided you have the resources to create high-quality video content.
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Topics Advertising, Videos

[Video] Running and Marketing a Business in Uncertain Times

Posted April 2, 2020
1 minute read
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased level of anxiety and uncertainty throughout the business world, and it’s essential to re-examine how to manage your business, and how you market your business, throughout this pandemic.
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Manufacturer marketing reporting you'll actually use

Posted November 18, 2019
2 minute read
We’ve worked with a lot of industries over the years, including many companies in the manufacturing space.    And if there are two things we’ve learned, it’s that 1) most marketing reports sent by agencies are ignored, and 2) manufacturing companies want to know exactly what they’re getting for their marketing investment.     Not in terms of clicks. Not in terms of impressions. Not in terms of traffic.    But in terms of leads. Real, qualified leads.
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Topics Manufacturing Marketing

What Is A Good Marketing ROI?

Posted October 14, 2019
7 minute read
Originally published September 2016. Updated Jan 2019 with lifetime value example. When you spend $1 on marketing, how much should you expect in return? That's what we'll answer in this post.  ///// When someone asks you, “is your marketing working,” what do you think they’re really asking? Are they asking if it’s generating awareness, generating foot traffic, or generating sales?
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Topics ROI, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing

[Video] 5 Ways Your Google Ads Are Wasting Money

Posted September 2, 2019
1 minute read
Are you stretching your Google ads budget as far as it can go? Small and medium sized businesses can't afford to throw away ad dollars trying to compete with large companies, and must be strategic with their advertising spending. In our recent broadcast, we covered some important things to look out for that could be burning through your campaign budgets. Making adjustments to these 5 things could save you thousands of dollars.
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Topics Advertising, Digital advertising, Google, Digital Marketing

[Video] Secondary Digital Advertising Platforms

Posted July 3, 2019
1 minute read
Most businesses are advertising on the few platforms that dominate the market, such as Google and Facebook, but are you missing out on cost-effective opportunities to reach your target market on some less popular platforms? Our last live show covered some less common, but often effective, digital advertising platforms, and when companies should consider incorporating them into their marketing strategy.
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Topics Advertising, Digital advertising, Google Adwords, Google, Digital Marketing

[Video] Our Favorite DIY Digital Marketing Tools For 2019

Posted June 6, 2019
1 minute read
We spend a lot of time researching and trying out tools to improve the results of our clients' marketing efforts, to measure those results, and to simply make our time more productive.  Last year, our broadcast about our favorite DIY digital marketing tools was a big hit. Many small and medium sized businesses are looking for user-friendly and inexpensive solutions to make their marketing more effective, and we are happy to share what we've learned! Because the digital world moves so quickly, and we had many more to share, we decided to put out a new show with an updated list of tools to consider adding to your marketing technology stack.
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Topics Content marketing, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Digital Marketing