For the past 10 years, I’ve made it a holiday tradition to put together a list of predictions for the year ahead. For the past five of those years, I’ve relied heavily on the expertise of the Anvil team to provide insights into upcoming trends. This year is no exception, as we took the time to review and rate Anvil’s 2015 marketing predictions as well as share a few of our 2016 marketing trends.
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My mentor once told me, “Running a business would be so much easier if we didn’t have to deal with customers and employees.” While I can empathize with the statement, it is not a realistic. Since your business will always have customers, statistically speaking, a subset of those customers will be unhappy. That reality drives the need to develop a comprehensive ORM strategy. In this article, I’ve outlined seven practices for companies interested in developing an ORM program that protects and enhances brands online.
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I was talking with my friends at Clutch recently about the complexities of search engine optimization (SEO). Clutch conducted a good deal of research to determine the best search engine optimization (SEO) vendors across the country and asked why so many companies were happy to invest significant dollars into building a website, but such a large percentage were still not going the extra mile to ensure their new investment was optimized for maximum visibility in search engines. We agreed it would make sense for someone qualified (like yours truly) to revisit the latest in SEO strategies, tactics and trends to help educate slow-adopters.
Social media has evolved significantly, yet many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are still struggling to consistently create and promote compelling content. This article provides a six tips and tricks for anyone with limited time and resources interested in creating a more visible and engaging presence in social media.
Nearly three years ago, I wrote The Ultimate Guide to Video Marketing on YouTube. I understood relatively early on in the growth curve of digital video and YouTube that both would play a significant role in the future of marketing. A year or more ago, however, a 9 year-old helped me see the true potential of digital video for sales and marketing.
With roots in search engine optimization (SEO), I’ve long extolled the virtues of YouTube, as the world’s second largest search engine. Unfortunately, the full potential of the video social platform didn’t fully come into focus until my son shed light through his interest in skateboarding and bracelet-looming.
Last Spring, I noticed my son’s rubber band bracelet creations were getting increasingly complex. I also noticed his skateboard knowledge and abilities improved drastically in a short period of time. I asked him how he learned these new skills and he replied “YouTube.” Like many other young web surfers, my son was using YouTube as his PRIMARY search engine and educational tool.
I quickly realized that my son was not alone in relying heavily on YouTube videos as a primary if not sole information source. If he was searching YouTube for “how-to” videos on... Read more