Category Archives: Marketing Guide

The disastrous consequences of measuring engagement

The engagement metric is steering social media marketers very wrong. Here’s what you should be doing instead. Nate Elliott on November 12, 2018 at 11:13 am Brad Smallwood, Facebook’s VP of measurement of insights, published research saying there’s “no link” between trendy online measures and ad effectiveness. (Photo via Facebook video capture) Brands have measured … Continue reading The disastrous consequences of measuring engagement

63% Of CMOs Expect Advertising Budgets To Rise In 2019

63% Of CMOs Expect Advertising Budgets To Rise In 2019 by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, November 9, 2018 CMOs are becoming more confident in their technology investments. Marketing budgets remained steady in 2018 at about 11.2% of company revenue, but 63% of CMOs expect their budgets to increase in 2019, according to the latest CMO … Continue reading 63% Of CMOs Expect Advertising Budgets To Rise In 2019

The Last Year of the Kow: Some Minor Complications in the Chik-fil-A Story

Dave Sutton — October 9, 2018 — October 9, 2018 I’ve written before about Chik-fil-A’s transition from its neat-and-tidy “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign to a more diffuse customer-focused approach. Though successful in some important respects, its new consumer value strategy has turned out to be something of a Pandora’s box, with the fast food behemoth … Continue reading The Last Year of the Kow: Some Minor Complications in the Chik-fil-A Story

Message to marketers: Mind the customer before the tech

‘When the map and the terrain disagree,’ conference chair Scott Brinker reminded the audience, ‘trust the terrain.’ Barry Levine on October 3, 2018   Akamai CMO Monique Bonner at the MarTech East conference “The Universe is made of stories,” the poet Muriel Rukeyser once proclaimed, “not of atoms.” Similarly, the marketing universe isn’t made of … Continue reading Message to marketers: Mind the customer before the tech

Join us next week at MarTech for expert-level strategies and insights

60+ sessions, 10 horizon-expanding keynotes, 70+ martech vendors. Get the strategies and tools you need for marketing success. Scott Brinker on September 25, 2018 at 5:22 pm Aligning marketing, technology and management is essential to your company’s success. And getting everyone on the same page, moving at the same pace, is tricky. Attend MarTech® for … Continue reading Join us next week at MarTech for expert-level strategies and insights

Ask the SMXpert — Page speed, site migrations and crawling

Our SMXperts share their tactical insights on optimizing crawl budgets, fine-tuning page speed and how to execute on large-scale error-free site migrations. Debra Mastaler on September 19, 2018    The Ask an SMXpert series continues the Q&A segment held during sessions at SMX Advanced 2018 in Seattle. Today’s Q&A is from the Advanced Technical SEO: Page … Continue reading Ask the SMXpert — Page speed, site migrations and crawling

Google Updates Permission Rights In Search Console

Google Updates Permission Rights In Search Console by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, August 30, 2018 Google’s changes in Search Console — a collection of tools to help website owners, webmasters, marketers and SEO professionals monitor website performance in the Google search index — alter the way user permission, management and rights work, making users … Continue reading Google Updates Permission Rights In Search Console