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Digital Skills not Keeping up with Demand

  If you thought we’d reached a point where all businesses were up to speed digitally, think again. According to a CMO survey, digital marketing spending has reached 58 percent of marketing budgets, reflecting 15.8 percent growth over the last year. While most businesses have made a good start on digital transformation and more than […]

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10 Content Trends to Watch in 2018

In January the Content Marketing Association laid out 10 trends they predicted would be big this year. Diversification of content channels Brands become content companies Diversification and expansion of content teams Content producers develop closer relationships with e-commerce Social issues play a larger role in content  A changing relationship with Facebook Concerns about legislation and data Quality […]

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Measurement, Analytics a Hot Skill

Just this last week there were several articles in the news about the value of measurement and analytics. These are just a few of the stories published recently: Forbes: Data Science is the Key to Marketing ROI. This year alone, the U.S. is projected to absorb a shortfall of 190,000 data scientists — and that’s not even […]

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Things You’ll Need Before Building a New Website

  If you don’t already have a website for your company, it’s high time you started preparing yourself for one. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that the world is moving online at a rapid pace and the prediction of “in the future there will be two kinds of businesses — one […]

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Business Video Marketing Trends Shifting to Animated Video Stories in 2019

Image credit In this week’s post about the three content rends for 2019, I highlighted the need for more visuals and video, but I didn’t mention animation. The Broadcast2World report says more B2B companies are pledging marketing budgets to animation videos with an entertainment and educational mix, as opposed to the previously dominant educational-only approach. “Earlier, […]

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PR Tips and Hacks for a Small Business

WATCH THE REPLAY HERE   I was invited to be a panelist on the Designhill webinar about PR for small businesses today.  It was like “Old Home Week” with panelists I’ve known for many years and shared a stage with at many conferences. So, it was a great opportunity for the attendees to get advice […]

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Domain Authority, Trust, and Thought Leadership

The digital revolution has been changing the practice of PR for some time now. My first class on digital PR and social media launched more than 10 years ago. Most PR practitioners now feel comfortable with social media, but some of the more technical aspects of digital PR still cause their eyes to glaze over. […]