General Marketing

You and I Collide: a PR and SEO Story

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While many businesses, organizations, and individuals view PR and SEO as separate entities, they have become two sides of the same coin.

Public Relations (PR) is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization and the public.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or webpage in a search engine’s “natural” or unpaid “organic” search results.

These practices used to be very different. SEO was focused on broadcasting as many links as possible, and luring search engine bots into websites with little to no content. Now, search engine traffic is derived from content, HTML, and the exclusion of link spamming sites. Nowadays, PR and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) have become more alike than ever.

5 Quick Tips to Turn Up Your ROI at B2B Events

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According to the Content Marketing Institute’s benchmark report “B2B Content Marketing 2014,” for the fourth year in a row B2B content marketers rate in-person events as the most effective tactic that they use.

3 Ways Companies Sabotage Event Success

Even though in-person events are considered the strongest tactic, many B2B marketers fail to maximize their success. If you’ve planned and orchestrated an event, you’ve probably confronted the following issues yourself.

Building Bridges: Why Cross-Platform Optimization is Essential for Brand Success

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Understanding how consumers interact with their chosen brands across the many platforms available to them today is fundamental to effective marketing and customer service. Cross-platform optimization essentially refers to harnessing this behavioural information to provide a unified brand experience over all digital channels, whether that’s web, mobile or social media.

In recent years, consumer technology has undergone some drastic advances. Whilst an initial technical revolution took place around the emergence of the internet itself, a second has been triggered by the recent progression in mobile technology. Christopher North, managing director of Amazon UK, commented, “I have never seen anything happen as fast as mobile.”

And as the devices we use change all the time to become more varied and sophisticated, so too does the way that we choose to interact with them.

Customer-Centric Sales: What Modern Retail Success is All About

Cloud computing isn’t just for the 2000s anymore. The dot-coms of the 1990s paved the way for a new business model, even if it was a bit sloppy. Rudimentary cloud-based computing promised software in the cloud and provided simple word processors and video players. While that might be fine for the retail market, businesses’ main concern is sales and consumer-grade products just don’t cut it as “innovation.”