How to Create a Cinemagraph in 7 Easy Steps

How to Make a Cinemagraph Plan Record Importing and Clipping Creating Your Mask Editing Your Mask Reverse (or Not) As the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Given that 65% of the population are visual learners, using images as part of your marketing can be the key to ensuring your message gets delivered. As a marketer, you are probably already aware that images are important. They’re easier to digest than a bunch of words on a page and can help support your other content by telling a story in ways that words cannot. Whether in social media posts or in blog posts, images help your audience to better understand what you are talking about, plain and simple. Cinemagraphs can take things a step further. What is a cinemagraph, you ask? The artists over at Cinemagraph.com – where the cinemagraph was essentially born – describe them as “an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.” In plain English, a[…]

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How to Create a Successful Blog Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide

Did you know that 55% of marketers say blogging is their top inbound marketing priority? Did you also know that these marketers are 13x more likely to see positive ROI than marketers who don’t invest in blogging? Over the last decade or so, businesses have increased revenue, improved brand awareness, and boosted conversions with valuable written content published for their target audience and customers. The key here is that their blog content is valuable — it isn’t enough to simply have a blog; there has to be a purpose or reason for its existence. So, how can you create and maintain a successful blog that provides your target audience with worthwhile and high-quality content, all while building your business’s reputation as an industry thought-leader and expert? The answer is with a blog marketing strategy. Before we review the steps to your blog marketing strategy, let’s take a look at how to create a successful blog first. These steps are a necessary part of building your blogging strategy — after all, you need to ensure you’re creating[…]

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Create an Incredible Distribution Plan and Watch Traffic Explode

The distribution phase for any online business is when the promotion of content marketing begins. Goals, tactical choices, audience insights, and creative techniques get put into motion. With so many other sites competing for an audience’s attention, it’s vital to promote content. And we often discuss this during our free webinar training. By giving content exposure, it can help a business succeed. To set the stage for content engagement, discovery, and performance, check out some tips below on how to create a robust distribution plan and increase traffic.   When setting up your distribution plan, Content Marketing Institute recommends exploring media platform options. You can also get familiar with three of the leading platforms, which is shared media, original content, and paid media.  Explore your media platform options Content distribution opportunities typically fall into one of three platform categories: Owned media: Your brand owns and controls these content and distribution channels, such as your websites, email, newsletters, and (to a degree) social media accounts. However, it can be challenging to condition audiences to visit these outposts[…]

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How to Create and Use Twitter Cards to Maximize Your Social Media Traffic

If you’ve ever opened Twitter and watched a commercial, laughed at a YouTube video, or read an article, you’ve already interacted with Twitter Cards. Cards are a handy and essential function of using Twitter for business and driving traffic to your website. It’s spooky season, witches. 🖤 this tweet to get a reminder to watch #31NightsOfHalloween on Tuesday, October 1 on @FreeformTV. pic.twitter.com/iDdlyWaDUE 31 Nights (@31Nights) September 18, 2019 In the example above, ABC Freeform, uses a Player Card to get their audience into the Halloween spirit. Twitter Cards are easy to implement and can revitalize a social strategy with an app almost half its users open every day (that’s roughly 150 million people). Learn how to use them to your benefit, below. Twitter Cards are media-enriched tweets that stand out to Twitter users, encourage engagement, and ultimately drive traffic back to your landing pages. There are four different types of Cards: Summary, Summary Card With Large Image, App, and Player. Go into peak hiring season with the tips you need to stand out and[…]

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Here’s How to Create a Word of Mouth Strategy and Skyrocket Referral Sales

It’s becoming more and more challenging to generate sales. With the competition so fierce, having a beautiful looking website isn’t enough to make it stand out from the rest. Succeeding online takes more than just squeezing as much as possible out of small opportunities. But there’s a powerful strategy that often gets neglected by online businesses. Just ask us during our free webinar training — this strategy is very underrated, which is why if you can master it, you’ll be a step ahead of your competitors. It’s called word of mouth marketing, and it’s something that if done correctly, can skyrocket referral sales. So what is word of mouth marketing? Before social media, word of mouth meant friends and family were telling other people in their circle. Even though word of mouth in the traditional sense still happens, now it has transformed into something more social on the web. Big Commerce explains it quite well below: Word of mouth marketing (WOMM), also called word of mouth advertising, is the social media era’s version of simple[…]

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How to Create a Profitable Amazon Marketing Strategy for 2019

In today’s e-commerce universe, Amazon is a behemoth.We all know it, and we all use it … whether we want to admit it or not. But today’s consumers don’t just use Amazon to buy stuff. They also use it to check prices (90% of consumers use Amazon to price check a product), discover new products (72% of consumers visit Amazon for product ideas), and start product searches (56% of consumers visit Amazon before any other site). Have you utilized Amazon for any of these purposes? I know I have. Here are some other fascinating Amazon statistics: Amazon sells over 12 million products, not including books, wine, media, and services. Amazon has over 310 million active users, including 90 million U.S.-based Prime members. Amazon Prime members spend almost $1.5k every year. 7% of Prime members purchase something every day. Wow. Like I said — behemoth. In 25 years, Amazon has grown exponentially. It sees over 2,000 new sellers every day. Whether you’re a veteran Amazon seller or considering becoming one, it can be an intimidating place.[…]

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