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6 KPIs to Track for a More Strategic Marketing Approach

“What gets measured gets improved”—a phrase more or less attributed to management expert Peter Drucker. Though its origin isn’t written in stone, this piece of wisdom has withstood the test of time because it’s 100% true. 

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Bridget Deutz · Apr 5, 2022

Our 3 Most Valuable Takeaways from HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Certification

The online world and the world of marketing meet at an intersection in digital marketing, but both of these worlds are constantly changing. This is, perhaps, just one reason why the fundamentals of digital and inbound marketing have taken such a strong root. No matter where you are with your marketing tactics and strategy, it can be overwhelming to stay up to date. We can help; here are our most valuable takeaways from the HubSpot Inbound Marketing certification. Let this serve as a launchpad for your marketing knowledge and ever-evolving digital strategy.

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Bridget Deutz · Mar 24, 2022

FAQ: How do I know if My Business Should be on TikTok?

As of 2022, TikTok holds the top domain spot, above, yes, even Google. According to web security company, Cloudflare, this doesn’t equate to TikTok having the most users, it equates to TikTok receiving the most traffic. A whopping 5.6 billion searches are made through Google every day, so it’s wild to think that TikTok gets even more traffic than that. The main draw of traffic comes through the gem of TikTok, For You pages. For You pages are so popular because they appear automatically when you open the app.

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Bridget Deutz · Mar 16, 2022

Tips for Creating Engaging Instagram Stories

Instagram has grown by 1,400% in just the last five years, largely thanks to the personal experience the platform provides to its audience. Instagram stories offer unique features to create a more personal connection. The features make Instagram stories feel like a one on one interaction. Instagram stories are a great tool to show your followers why your brand is intriguing.

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Bridget Deutz · Mar 10, 2022

Is Video Taking the Throne? Video Content and its Power

People are watching more videos online than ever before – in fact, the amount of online videos watched has almost doubled since 2018. People watch around 19 hours of video a week. So what exactly do conversion rates look like in comparison to images? Video outperforms images by double when it comes to click-through rates, and conversion is increased by 20-30% with video.

And conversion isn't the only added bonus - it's just how and where viewers like to take content in. Most users say they would much rather hear about a business via video - a whopping 72% of customers prefer this format for learning about a product or service. On top of that, 84% of customers say they’ve been convinced to buy something by watching a brand’s video. So what does this mean for your inbound strategy?

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Bridget Deutz · Mar 2, 2022

The Value of Paid Marketing in your Overall Strategy

Paid marketing is a great way to hone in and connect with your buyer persona and can be one of the quickest ways to help potential clients discover you. This encompasses any marketing strategy you use to interact with potential clients based on their previous interactions and interests. Paid marketing works best when paired with organic marketing because it provides a balance. This balance is crucial to success because it allows your clients to continue to connect after their initial experience with you. Paid advertisements redirect 65% of the traffic from search engines to websites. This other 35% is organic, so it’s still a big player. 

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Bridget Deutz · Feb 23, 2022