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Writing Headlines with Impact

This post will dissect how the headline for a press release can drive readership and engagement if done correctly. This insights apply to all outbound content marketing so read ahead for a few tips to get you started writing headlines with impact.

How Brand Monitoring Informs the C-Suite

Now, more than ever, you have the ability to refine your brand monitoring strategies to extract the specific information internal stakeholders need to make critical business decisions. While sophisticated brand monitoring strategies may require more time and investment, the benefits far outweigh the opportunity cost.

Millennials Redefine Business Tech Buying Decisions

Businesses that want to prep Millennials to make these business decisions should arm them with the data and analytical insight they need to inform their choices. They should also foster a culture of collaboration, which Millennials will crave when it comes time to make important judgment calls. The ability to work with members of their team, employees across the organization, and vendors will be critical when it comes time to make B2B purchases.

Stunning Social Media Engagement @ GDC San Francisco

The success of our social media efforts is the result of steady, hard work from a dedicated team, a clear vision and strategy, no fear of interaction with our audience, quick reactive fingers, and most importantly a good eye and witty sense of humor.

Updating Your Tactical Mix in The New Media Landscape

PR and marketing pros must create content with the evolving behavioral patterns of their audiences in mind. Investing in cutting-edge platforms and tools can help differentiate your brand’s message and provide actionable insights for future campaigns.

A Year in Review: Infographics

Infographics played a larger role than ever in Create Your Next Customer’s 2014 visual storytelling efforts. Looking back, they provide a great snapshot of the year’s big marketing and technology trends from our longer research pieces.

The Digital Trends for Data-Driven Markets in 2015 & Beyond

Top marketing trends for social, mobile, advertising, and digital analytics. After winning the budget away from traditional channels like print and television, digital marketers now have to make it count. Michael Lummus, director of digital marketing solutions at Teradata, shared some of the ways data and technology are being integrated to drive competitive advantages, and where he expects to see the most change in the coming years.

Video Used For 5% or Less of Marketing Communications

More than half of those surveyed say less than 5% of their external communications are delivered via video, which, given all we know now, makes me feel like we’re not paying attention. Why are so many of us still on the sidelines?

Google To Factor Security In Search Results

Google finds that testing whether websites support HTTPS, among its many ranking signals, improves the relevancy of its search results. As a consequence, any website concerned about where it ranks in search result lists -- which means most websites -- will want to implement HTTPS support if it hasn't already.

CIOs Cede Digital Transformation Ground To CMOs

88% of executives and digital strategists indicated that their company is undergoing a formal digital transformation effort this year, according to the report. But only one quarter said they mapped out the digital customer journey and have a clear understanding of new digital touch points.

30+ Killer Headline Hacks To Amp Up Emails, Tweets, Posts

Buffer's article about maximizing click-rates provides one of the most extensive lists of headline formulas (yes - formulas) I've seen. I won't list all of the awesome ideas the blog post shared (I encourage you to check them out as you have time), but below you'll find a few of my favorites.

How Effective Is Your Display Advertising?

Last week I attended Bizo’s B2B Funnelmentals Tour, a half-day conference that covered how to use targeted display and social advertising. It quickly became apparent that there’s a great deal more that I could do to create an effective display ad campaign – that’s where the targeting comes in.