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Measuring & Setting SMART Marketing Goals for Your Best Year Yet

Apr 18, 2018

How effective is your marketing strategy? That's a relatively straightforward question, but one the answer to which appears to elude the lion's share of marketers.   According to Hubspot, for example, an alarming 55% of B2B marketers in a recent survey confessed that they didn't know what content marketing "success or effectiveness" would look like. Only 32% said they had a "documented content marketing strategy," and just 28% hadn't even taken the time to construct an editorial mission statement. Those are alarming admissions, especially when you consider that those same marketers are spending about one of every three marketing dollars on content marketing. Think about that: thousands of businesses are spending massive amounts of money to do something the results of which they can't effectively assess.

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Email's Not Dead: Email Marketing Analytics to Monitor

Apr 16, 2018

We’ve all heard it a million times - “Email is dead, you should use [fill in the blank] instead.” The problem is that while our email inboxes may be more crowded than they have ever been, email marketing is still one of the most important and highest converting sources of marketing in the world. Just like any other form of marketing, it takes monitoring and optimization based on your email marketing analytics in order to get the most out of your marketing campaigns.

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Transforming Your Business into a Data Driven Team

Apr 03, 2018

All throughout your business, you have to make dozens or even hundreds of decisions on a daily basis. How are the members of your different teams making those decisions? Ideally, you want them to be using data to shape those critical decisions every time there is a choice to be made. Rather than going after solutions arbitrarily, you can use data to help shape your interactions with your customers, creating more effective processes that will be more likely to help you reach your goals. In today’s analytical world, having a data driven team can be the difference between a thriving and growing business or watching your competition take over your industry.

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Mashup Data: The Evolution of Business Analytics

Mar 28, 2018

Data is really the only way to efficiently run your business. It’s as simple as that. We are in the age of data and whether we like it or not, there is enough data on each of us and our businesses to drown in. The evolution of business analytics has brought us to the point of actually collecting, monitoring, and optimizing our businesses based off of data instead of gut feelings, best practices, or in a worst case scenario, hopes and dreams.

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Our Top 7 Tips on Creating Dashboards

Mar 13, 2018

We talk a lot about creating dashboards and how creating and developing different dashboards can help your business, but not all dashboards are created equal. There isn’t necessarily one correct way to build a dashboard for your business, but there are definitely wrong ways to do it. The purpose behind having a dashboard (or many dashboards) is to make analytics and data aggregation and review easy. It’s meant to make your life easier so that you can spend less time tracking down all of your data and analyzing it.

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6 Marketing Analytics Best Practices

Mar 08, 2018

If you’re like most businesses, you’re engaged in several (if not many) different marketing campaigns at any one time and have a lot of data to sift through in order to determine which campaigns are successful, which were a failure, and most importantly – why and how that information can help you moving forward. While the analytics needs and interpretations for each business can differ significantly, utilizing some marketing analytics best practices will help you to better understand your data and, again, more importantly – act on it.

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The Most Important Landing Page Metrics

Mar 05, 2018

Landing pages are about one thing – conversions, but there is a lot that goes into a conversion. Do you know if your landing page is really being successful? Just looking at your conversion percentage may not be giving you the entire story. Maybe you’re attracting the wrong type of visitor. Maybe you got a big bump from an influencer share on social media. Or maybe all of your conversions are coming from past customers. There are many more landing page metrics to consider than just your conversion rate when it comes to understanding the effectiveness and success of your landing pages.

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5 Ugly Truths About Small Business Analytics

Feb 20, 2018

There is an amazing amount of data out there for each of our businesses. So much in fact that it’s easy to get lost, but do you view data as an ally or an enemy? Your small business analytics can tell you so much, but far too many small business owners get overwhelmed, use the wrong tools, get hung up on less important metrics, and simply misuse their data. You have an amazing advantage over those that started businesses even five years ago because there is more and more data available to you each and every day.

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Marketing Agency 101: What To Monitor In Your Own Data Dashboard

Feb 15, 2018

As a marketing agency, you’re likely laser focused on helping your clients to improve their keyword ranking, get engagement on their social media posts, create great content, improve click through rates, and prove return on investment. Just like any other business, it’s easy to forget about ourselves. We get so caught up working on revenue generating activities and putting out client fires that our own business, marketing, and growth gets thrown to the wayside.

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4 Ways Your Data Insights Are Lying to You

Feb 07, 2018

Numbers equal facts, right? False. It’s not that the number itself is lying to you -- it can’t, it’s a number! But the story, the promise, the bias may skew your interpretation of the data insights you’re seeing. Confirmation bias is a very real psychological tendency. It occurs when a person or group of people believe in something and then find data to back up that belief.

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