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What Is Mindful Digital Marketing?

Most of us have heard of -- and probably engaged in practices that promote -- mindfulness. According to Ria Sankar for Search Engine Journal, the principles we apply when doing mindful practices like yoga can also be applied to digital marketing. Sankar writes: "The process of continuous improvement in yoga is rooted in objective introspection rather than a focus on the external. The focus is on finding purpose, staying positive, building empathy, and expanding perspective." She outlines how these four principles can...

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The Essentials of Influencer Marketing

92 percent of marketing agencies confirmed the effectiveness of influencer marketing, writes Lucas Miller for Entrepreneur. In his article, Miller outlines six essential influencer-marketing truths. Below are two, then read the rest here. "Authenticity is key. In influencer marketing, authenticity is the number-one priority. It's important to find influencers that truly believe in your product. Customers can see through an influencer who's promoting a product for a paycheck. This kind of promotion won't drive sales, and it may even give your brand...

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Are you Capitalizing on Big Moments?

Super Bowl LIV is almost here, and many companies are focusing their ad efforts around this big moment. Even companies that are not running TV ads during the game are creating buzz for themselves in a variety of ways. For Adweek, Ian Zelaya details 9 brands that are activating for the big game -- without TV ads. Hopefully, these examples can offer inspiration on how to engage consumers by capitalizing on big local happenings. Below are two of Zelaya's examples, then read...

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Think Beyond Facebook and Google

In this HubSpot post, Pamela Bump lists five alternatives to Facebook, Google and Amazon ads. Bump highlights a few of the most popular ad alternatives and also points to examples of brands that use them, like this one below: "Twitter Ads Twitter Ads are similar to Facebook Ads in that you can pay to promote tweets or launch native ad-styled campaigns. While promoted tweets show up higher in the feeds of target users with a "Promoted" sign on them, campaigns might show up...

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Let’s Talk About SEO

Jason Barnard explains on the SEMrush Blog how SEO works and why it's so important. After catching us up to speed, Barnard outlines a successful SEO strategy. Here's one piece of his advice below, then read his entire article here: "For your SEO strategy to be successful, you must trigger as many of the signals that Google is looking at as possible. A helpful way of looking at how all these individual actions fit into an overall strategy is to think in...

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Consistency Across Every Channel, and Other Brand Identity Tips

In order to achieve success today, "you must stick out among the noise," writes Ron Lieback for Search Engine Journal. Lieback lists 10 essential elements to create and sustain brand identity. We share one tip below, then read the rest here: "Consistency Across Every Channel When creating and building your brand identity, keep your messaging and voice consistent across every channel of communication. The social media channels are obvious but don’t forget your blogs, guest blogs, website copy, PR efforts, newsletters, email replies,...

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Gen Z and the Rise of “Dark Social”

In Vogue Business, Lucy Maguire writes, "Gen Z is reinventing social media marketing." Maguire suggests that "brands should evolve their marketing strategies and reconsider platforms to reach younger audiences." "Young people aged 16 to 24 spent an average of seven hours per day online in 2019, three of which were spent exclusively on social media, according to GlobalWebIndex," writes Maguire. "But in markets like the US, growth on platforms like Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook is slowing, while newcomer TikTok grew rapidly in...

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And the Award for Best Campaign Goes to …

Award show season is in full swing and so too are the campaigns. The Golden Globes just happened, but really, the first sign of the season begins with actual signs -- as in billboards. Every year, like clockwork, “For Your Consideration” billboards crop up all over Los Angeles in hopes of garnering the attention of the right people who could-might-maybe help bring home the hardware. We have a better approach to campaigning for live events. For your consideration, Boost: Reach a targeted audience...

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‘Twas the Season: Keep Audiences Coming Back Post-Nutcracker

Kids and families love Nutcracker performances (btw, did you see who won the 13th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award?)! But now that the season is over, how can we keep families coming back? Dance Magazine's Rebecca Ritzel highlights how some companies "are adding kid-friendly performances to court the same audiences who buy Nutcracker tickets." And some companies are including pre-show activities, like crafts and demonstrations. Here are a few of Ritzel's examples: In 2012, Ballet West artistic director Adam Sklute debuted the...

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Selling Out Editors’ Picks 2019: PODCASTS

As we wave goodbye to 2019, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year. Today, we’re highlighting a few Selling Out With Jim McCarthy PODCAST posts. You can click on any title below to read the full article: Arcane Forms of Entertainment With Todd Robbins Todd Robbins has built a successful career in the New York City area utilizing what he calls “arcane” forms of entertainment. He is a veteran of numerous television, sideshow...

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