Category: Memo to the Modern Marketer

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If you don’t review your content, then you don’t know its value. You don’t know what is doing well. In all likelihood, this means you’ll be missing opportunities for improvements and wasting resources where they aren’t needed. The best way to make sure you’re not falling into this trap is to audit your content. But […]

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Industry watchers said in 2017 that search builds traffic and social builds brands, but Chinese developments could change everything. As digital marketers consider allocating resources to one or the other, they might want to consider that the distinction between search and social looks set to fall away in China. Google’s investments indicate that what happens in […]

Blockchain is in the news. All the time. The buzz around the technology hasn’t gone away, even as crypto currencies like Bitcoin fluctuate and hacking concerns persist. A quick Google News search shows that not only tech companies like Google and IBM, but also retail giants like Walmart or Brazilian Via Varejo are invested in […]

September 17th, 2018 | Memo to the Modern Marketer No comments

Many of you know Alexa, Cortana and Watson, but have you heard of Lisa, Erica or Lieutenant Judy Hopps? Probably not. That is, unless you’re planning a trip with Amtrak, checking your balance on Bank of America’s website, or investigating mysteries from the Disney animated crime caper Zootopia. In this Memo to the Modern Marketer, we […]

“Who was the actor in the Titanic?”; “What’s the weather like outside?”;“How many cups are in a quarter pound of flour?” Welcome to the age of instant answers driven by titanic algorithm changes, the increasing use of mobile voice search and the rise of smart speakers. In this week’s Memo to the Modern Marketer, we’ll provide some tips […]

Who needs little things like the $700 billion US shoppers spend over the holidays when you’re Amazon? Four months before the traditional holiday shopping season kicks off, the online retailer is aiming to bank more than $1 billion in sales now, as its annual Amazon Prime Day brings Christmas-like shopping frenzy to July. While Amazon may suck all the oxygen out of […]

A lot of work goes into creating content that wins. There are many pieces that come together to give your audience an experience that converts. It’s like a football game: content is the team, a content calendar is the playbook and a content marketing platform is the coach. One player can’t carry a whole team to the […]

As search engines take on new smarts seemingly with each passing day, consumers gain access to quality information that can presumably make our lives easier. But it leaves marketers scrambling. Major algorithmic changes can require rethinking your content strategy and endlessly working to ensure content both old and new gets found.  One way to make all these changes […]

One benefits of driving in the slow lane is you get to enjoy the scenery in a lot more detail. Anyone in the driver’s seat on the web has no such illusions. Speed and nimbleness are important keys to online success. Problem is, that racer mentality could come to a crashing halt in coming weeks […]

Quality content is king when you’re trying to get found on the internet. While you may be a word nerd who is a master at spinning the most boring of topics into a memorable treatise, it’s not going to matter if it’s not being read; you have to have a plan to get discovered. That said, one […]

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