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Ali Schwanke

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11 Horrible Mistakes We’ve Seen in Email Marketing Strategy

Pet peeves are a regular part of life. We all have our email pet peeves, like overused sign-offs or long-winded messages. But today we’re going to tackle email marketing mishaps that are far worse.

In our many years of experience with email marketing, we’ve had an inside look at the mistakes that have been overlooked when someone presses send.  

Posted on August 01, 2019

3 Influential Women and Their Personal Brands (with Examples)

What do powerful leaders in well-known companies have in common?

Posted on March 12, 2019

Thought Leadership: The Ultimate How-to Guide with Definitions, Examples, and Templates

It’s no secret that it’s getting harder to stand out and build engagement online. However, many companies have found one strategy that works to gain influence, build awareness, and generate engagement—and that’s thought leadership.

Posted on February 28, 2019

How to Set Your 2019 Marketing Budget

One of the most common questions we get from business owners and executives is, “How much should I spend on marketing?

Posted on November 12, 2018

4 Key Takeaways: Recap from AMA Marketing Live

The world of marketing is moving so quickly, it can be difficult to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry. But that's exactly why our team hits the pause button every once in a while to attend events like AMA Marketing Week Live in Las Vegas.

Posted on October 11, 2018

12 Foolproof Tips for Writing Better Web Content

According to research done by HubSpot, 55% of marketers say that blogging is their top inbound priority and 43% of people admit to skimming blog posts. For most of us, blogging is simply a way for us to put our content out for the world to see. Keeping this in mind, you’ll notice there is a ton of competition and not a lot of people that are thoroughly reading blog posts. So, how do you write...

Posted on September 20, 2018

10 of the Best Podcasts Every Marketing Director Should Listen To

Podcasts are hot, and marketers everywhere are jumping on board. It’s no secret that our team loves podcasts. Every conversation in the office starts with, “So I was listening to this podcast….” (it’s true).

Because we’re addicted to content in our earbuds, we often get asked – “What are your favorite podcasts?” or “What podcasts should I listen to?”

It’s time to answer that and share 10 of...

Posted on September 04, 2018

Build Lead Generation as a Manufacturer with Research Reports

The world of manufacturing is extremely competitive and ever evolving.

Yet, while many manufacturers have leveraged technology in the manufacturing process itself, relatively few have transitioned their marketing into the digital realm.

But that’s changing quickly.

Posted on August 17, 2018

Sales Software Tools: What You Need & Why You Need Them

Marketers play an important role in influencing and advising technology adoption in the sales and marketing departments – including the “growth stack” or set of tools designed to work together to achieve a desired result. In this case, you’re looking for increased performance and better results for sales and marketing. According to LinkedIn's State of Sales 2016 report, the tools that a...

Posted on July 26, 2018

Signs Your Marketing Team is Not Strategic and What to Do About It

In talking with hundreds of business owners over the years, there’s one question that continues to come up. Especially in today’s world where it feels like marketing is changing so fast, consumers are in the driver’s seat, and it’s easy to pour money into things that fall flat.

Posted on July 17, 2018

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