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Finding the Right Fit: Marketing Automation Tools

We’ve all set an auto-reply on our email when we go on vacation, and truly, who could survive without it? You don’t have to worry about people wondering why you didn’t reply or people sending you repetitive emails, but mostly it cuts back on confusion. And best of all, you can enjoy your vacation stress-free.

Now if only you could do that with other aspects of your business, too. Well, you can...

Posted on June 15, 2017

Lead Scoring Best Practices for Better Qualified Leads

Creating a lead scoring model for your company can be a complex process. But, if it’s done correctly, it can have a major impact on the results of your sales and marketing efforts. It can also help your company better align your sales and marketing teams by ensuring that the leads marketing is delivering to sales are pre-qualified and ready to buy.

If you’re looking into launching lead scoring...

Posted on June 13, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Lead Nurturing Software 

“Hi, nice to meet you! Let’s get married.” 

That's as crazy as it sounds, but if you’re pushing the wrong message to your leads, this is exactly what they might hear. 

Lead nurturing is like dating. Come to think of it, so is most marketing and sales activity. The technical definition of lead nurturing is the process of developing relationships with buyers at every stage of the sales funnel, ...

Posted on June 08, 2017

What Is a UTM Code and How Can They Help Your Marketing?

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”

Posted on June 06, 2017

Our Favorite Equipment for Cheap Video Production

 “Cheap” catches the eye every time, and this time we’re really going to wow you. Would you believe us if we told you can outfit a video studio for about $200?

When you think of video equipment, you might imagine the rolling cameras and sweet setups you see in Hollywood. But you don’t need all that to produce great videos, you can do it with cheap video production equipment. Heck, this is the...

Posted on June 01, 2017

Marketing Video Production Tips: What to Do Before You Press Record

What’s the difference between a great video and an embarrassing one? Often, it’s the amount of time spent on preproduction. All those things we know we’re supposed to do before we make a video, but often put off to the side in the interest of time.

While a 30 second Facebook video doesn’t require the same amount of planning as a feature film, focusing on four key areas will have a huge impact...

Posted on May 30, 2017

A Beginner's Guide to Video Ad Networks and Online Video Advertising

Starting a new online video advertising strategy can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t live in the world of online media buying. Fifteen minutes into researching the topic will undoubtedly introduce you to a variety of new terms, all very similar but with subtle differences.

In this post, we’ll help you make some sense of the online media buying space and give you some tips for how...

Posted on May 25, 2017

iPhone Video tips: Video Composition 101

 Anyone can be a videographer nowadays with the cameras on their iPhones, but not everyone knows how to capture great footage. From headroom to leading lines, there are a few concepts that can help you turn your iPhone videos into masterpieces. We’ll give you an overview of these tricks of the trade plus a few standard iPhone video tips to help you out. 

One of the biggest tips we can give for...

Posted on May 23, 2017

The Science Behind Viral Video Content

“One cheese steak coming up! That’ll be $100.” A hundred-dollar sandwich is sure to get people talking. And that’s exactly what one Philly cheesesteak chef wanted.

Jonah Berger uses this example from the Barclay Prime restaurant in Philadelphia in his book,  Contagious: Why things catch on. Berger, a marketing professor at Wharton, compiled research and created a framework to help creatives...

Posted on May 18, 2017

8 Essential Types of Video for Business

How many videos have you watched today?

When you start to really think about the answer to that question, it may surprise you. Whether it’s in our social media feeds, on TV, at work, or on a display at the store, video has permeated much of our daily lives. So much so that we often don’t realize how much video content we actually watch.

People watch over 100 million hours of video per day on...

Posted on May 16, 2017

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