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diamonddog Man-with-megaphone-yelling How to Ensure PR Coverage in a Digital World

Bolster Online Publicity for Your Company Receiving PR coverage is a big plus for any business.  Publicity can provide many benefits, such as establish you as an industry expert, increase brand visibility, or spread the word about a new product/service.  However, receiving media coverage in today’s digital world requires careful preparation and content creation. PR Coverage Tips Today’s online world is saturated with information.  Capturing the attention of writers is not easy.  They are busy people, receiving almost 38,000 emails per year while other workers on average only receive 12,000 emails annually.......

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diamonddog man-two-hand-approve How to Guarantee Your Content Audit is a Screaming Success

A Step-by-Step Guide to Take the Fear out of Your Next Content Audit When you hear the word “audit” you probably associate it with adjectives such as scary, time-consuming, and complex. A content audit is no exception. However, instead of classifying it as a dreaded activity, you should view it as an opportunity.  It can yield some eye-opening results as demonstrated by Microsoft. This powerhouse company conducted a content audit and discovered that its website had 10 million pages of content, but three million pages had never been visited. By removing the......

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diamonddog girl-with-credit-card-influencer-marketing Grow Your Business with Influencer Marketing

Looking for a Different Marketing Approach? Try Influencer Marketing Influencer marketing may still be a fresh idea for some businesses.  If you are not familiar with this concept, influencer marketing is defined as a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole on social media.  It identifies individuals who have influence over potential customers, and orients marketing activities around these influencers. Influencer content can be compared to testimonials. Even though Influencer marketing has encountered some negative publicity due to fake followers or influencers acting inappropriately,......

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diamonddog kids-on-phones Here Comes Generation Z – Is Your Business Ready?

Marketing to Generation Z Are you tired of hearing about marketing to Millennials?  Well, we are too.  They are still a huge force to be reckoned with in the business world, but Generation Z now is starting to enter the workforce and establish buying power.  Gen Z, also known as Digital Natives or Gen Tech, number 61 million in the United States today.  However, according to Bloomberg research, in 2019 they will become the largest generation in the world, comprising approximately 32 percent of the population; therefore, establishing marketing best practices to......

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diamonddog laser-machine Manufacturing is Becoming Smarter in More than One Way

Manufacturing is becoming smarter in many ways, from how machines operate on the shop floor to how marketing reaches target customers. IIOT, or the industrial internet of things, is transforming manufacturing plant floors by acquiring great amounts of data at incredibly fast speeds, enabling organizations to make smarter decisions that drive efficiencies and cost savings....

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diamonddog dreamstime_xl_37448213small Marketing to the Different Generations

One Message does not Fit All In the United States today there are basically six living generations that have buying power. These various generations have had different life experiences, which in turn have shaped their buying behaviors, the marketing messages that resonate, and the advertising channels they use. This is better known as generational marketing, which companies need to consider when targeting key customer segments. One marketing message and channel do not necessarily work for all generations. In this blog, we are going to explore the characteristics of each generation and the......

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diamonddog linked-in-2668687_960_720 Harnessing the Benefits of a LinkedIn Company Page

Why Your Business Needs to be on LinkedIn LinkedIn boasts over 500 million users from 200 countries.  While LinkedIn was once viewed as a site solely for job hunters and business networkers, its acquisition by Microsoft in late 2016 led to increased functionality and capabilities. Today, LinkedIn allows companies to create a company page that offers tremendous benefits. Below are just a few ways that a LinkedIn company page can help your business: Extends Reach When sharing content to your company page, it appears in the newsfeed of your connections. If connections engage, it......

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diamonddog millennials Looking to Attract More Millennial Customers?

Marketing Strategies Imperative for Growing Your Millennial Customer Base The Millennial generation can be defined in many ways.  They are people born between the early 1980s and 2000.  They represent nearly one-fourth of the total U.S. population at 80 million strong.  They have a cumulative annual buying power of $200 billion.  No matter how you define this young consumer group, one thing is certain, it is imperative that your business tap into it.  However, gaining the attention of this lucrative population may require a bit of a strategic marketing shift. Below are......

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diamonddog enewsletter-image Make Your E-Newsletter an Invaluable Marketing Tool

Connect with Customers and Increase Sales with an E-Newsletter The popularity of e-newsletters is on an upswing. Even with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, email is still the most used online communication channel. According to ExactTarget 71 percent of consumers favor email as their first online click of the day. That first click may be to your e-newsletter. An e-newsletter is a cost-effective way to  disseminate your latest information and/or thought leadership articles to your current as well as potential customers. However, you may think creating an e-newsletter is a......

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diamonddog social-media-1 Want to Improve Your Social Media Presence?

A Few Tips to Help You Get the Most out of Your Social Media Efforts There are over 50 million business pages on Facebook, 284 million Twitter accounts, over 600 million users on Instagram, and 50 percent of B2B buyers use LinkedIn when making a purchasing decision.  Sounds like these sites provide a plethora of new opportunities!  However, many social media users have not found this to be the reality. Not every type of business should have a presence on every social media site.  B2C businesses may be more active on Pinterest,......

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