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diamonddog girl-on-laptop An Advertorial is Perfect for Growing Your Business

Gain Visibility While Educating Your Customers Have you ever read an interesting article to only discover that it is an advertorial instead? An advertorial is a cross between an advertisement and editorial content; therefore, the name advertorial. A company sponsors, pays for and often writes it or hires an agency to produce the content. An advertorial can be published in print publications and in digital media. Its goal is to inform prospects about a company’s product while also providing educational content. The words, sponsored content or advertorial, are posted either at the......

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diamonddog Coroporate-man-smiling-while-holding-eyeglasses Bring in the Right Talent with a Fractional CMO

Outsource Marketing Leadership for Long Term Business Success The word, fractional, has been gaining momentum in today’s business world.  Investors can purchase fractions of stock or real estate.  And, now it is becoming increasingly popular for businesses to hire a fractional executive such as a CMO or chief marketing officer.  Savvy business owners realize that a fractional CMO can fulfill a variety of roles at a cost that fits in a company’s current budget. Portrait of a Fractional CMO A fractional CMO is a marketing executive hired to establish or lead your......

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diamonddog podcast-photo Learn How to Make Your Podcast Fab, not Drab

A Podcast can Usher in a World of Opportunity A podcast is a set of digital audio files that may also be accompanied by video.  It is available on the internet for downloading.  Over the last four years, podcasts have experienced explosive growth with a 120 percent increase.  Ninety million Americans listen to a podcast every month, with Millennials being the largest group of consumers  This increase is due in part to the widespread usage of smartphones and listening “on the go”.  People listen to podcasts while working out, commuting on the......

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diamonddog QR-code-1 QR Code Benefits that Will Make You a Fan

Discover the Value of QR Codes QR codes have been in existence since 1994 yet their value is still being questioned today.  Recently, our team designed a client’s direct mail piece, which included a QR code.  When we told him that we planned to include a QR code, he asked, “Do people still use them?”  Our answer was a resounding yes!  In fact, the QR code market is experiencing tremendous growth.  According to Juniper Research, by 2022, 5.3 billion QR code coupons will be redeemed by smartphones and one billion smartphones will access......

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diamonddog happy-nurses How to Create Landing Pages that Convert

Seven Best Practices to Boost Your Conversion Rate A landing page is a website page that has been designed for a specific marketing campaign.  Its purpose is to receive and convert traffic.  Landing pages are created for a variety of reasons and below are just a few examples of the actions that can take place on them: Buy a product or service Make a charitable donation Download a piece of collateral such as a white paper or infographic Subscribe to a newsletter Register for an event Request a quote No matter how......

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diamonddog white-paper-writer Gain Mindshare and Generate Leads with White Papers

White Papers – Still an Effective Marketing Tool With all the marketing buzz about topics such as artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots, micro influences and mobile video, you may be wondering why I am writing about white papers.  It is not one of 2019’s hottest trends, but it is an effective marketing tool that should not be overlooked when you are developing your strategic marketing plan.  In fact, according to a recent survey, it was ranked as the second most valuable type of content for moving prospects through the sales funnel.  Of the......

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diamonddog man-buying-car Align Your Marketing with the Buyer’s Journey

Defining the Buyer’s Journey According to HubSpot, the buyer’s journey is the active process buyers go through to become aware of, evaluate, and purchase a new product or service.  This process is basically the same whether a person is making a personal purchase or buying a product or service on behalf of a business.  Depending upon the industry, this process can range anywhere from less than a month to a year.  The buyer’s journey has been defined in various ways with versions having few as three stages or as many as fifteen stages.......

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diamonddog dreamstime_xl_33892894 Planning a Rebrand in the New Year?

Five Reasons Why Rebranding can be Good Rebranding your business, product or service can be one of the most important yet scary decisions you will make.  A rebranding exercise requires a tremendous amount of time and effort.  As you will see from the two examples below, it is critical that rebranding is managed properly. Some brands, such as Old Spice, have rebranded very successfully.  Old Spice changed from being a 70-year old brand with products only used by your grandfather to a line of body washes, sprays and deodorants that have experienced......

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diamonddog Fotolia_6609443_Subscription_XL Marketing is Always Important – Good or Bad Economic Times

Smart Marketers Have the Future in Mind For many, the U.S. economy is humming along. The unemployment rate is 3.7 percent, the lowest in almost 50 years. Manufacturing is returning to the states and is forecasted to increase faster than the general economy. Home healthcare is the fastest growing sector, projected to add 425,000 new jobs by 2026. With this type of rosy economy, businesses may become over-confident and over-optimistic, often forgetting about the bad times. One of the biggest mistakes companies make during a good economy is reducing their marketing efforts......

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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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