10 Ways to Amplify Your Brand Reach with Live Streaming

With the entrance of Facebook into the live streaming space with Facebook Live, live streaming has suddenly become mainstream. Despite the fact that live streaming…

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6 Critical Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Digital Marketing Agency

A strong business relationship, like a strong marriage, requires a lot of give and take. Your agency needs to have the knowledge, expertise, and moxie…

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Published on 18th Sep, 2015 in Marketing

How to Use Quora to Help Your Business

How to Use Quora to Help Your Business

Websites that allow you to pose questions to the internet at large have to be one of the both best and worst things web developers have given us. You can post the silliest, most random question—“What should I have for dinner tonight?”—and you’re bound to get a slew of answers, plus start an argument about the advantages of pizza with mushrooms versus pizza with spinach.

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Theft or Opportunism? The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Poaching

When I was in the fifth grade, I had a best friend named Michelle Larsen. She and I did everything together: we played on the playground together, we went to each other’s houses on the weekends, and we talked on the phone constantly whenever our parents didn’t need the landlines. She was my first really close best friend, and I was grateful—I’d seen how lonely recess felt when Michelle was sick, and not having a best friend was like, totally uncool.

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Stuck in the Middle: Marketing to Generation X

This is the third part of our series Multi-Generational Marketing, where we teach you how to target individuals in the Millennial, X, and Baby Boomer generations. You can view part one here and part two here. What is there to say about Generation X? Unlike the generations before and after, there isn’t a strong identity attached to those born between 1965 and 1980. As they reach middle age, this generation is truly caught in the middle of the battles between emerging and…

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WTF Millennials: Tips for #ModernMarketing

Generations are extremely broad—they homogenize vastly different people, values, interests, experiences based on having a birthday that falls within a 15 year range. Yup, not every Millennial is a mustachioed, plaid-wearing, PBR-drinking hipster—just like every Baby Boomer isn’t a crochety budget hunter who doesn’t know how to use a computer. Shocking, we know.

People like to think of themselves as individuals, not as demographics.

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4 Ways that BuzzSumo Improves Your Digital Marketing Efforts

As digital marketers, we are constantly trying to keep up with all the things technology is making available to us. Thanks to many different applications and software, we’re able to increase our marketing efforts when strategizing for a client. One tool we’re really loving here at Marketing Zen is BuzzSumo. Whether your focus is social media, content, search engine optimization, or outreach, there is a ton of data and metrics you can get from the site to incorporate into your marketing strategies. Today we’re going to show you 4 of the ways that BuzzSumo can make your marketing team better.

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7 Conferences You Should Add to Your Calendar Before the End of 2015

As marketers, we are always thinking about our day-to-day and how we can be more efficient. Do more, be more, generate more leads, increase ROI for our clients and ourselves. And to do that, we need to look at the big picture. A great way to look at our roles and think about how we’re contributing to the bigger picture is to attend conferences and events where we’re able to network with others in our industry. Not only does it give us a great look at the competition, but it allows us to learn from those who influence us, and to get a better feeling about the direction our industries are heading.

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Who is Your Customer? Your Guide to Creating the Perfect Customer Profile

We recently talked about how important it is that the content, social media, and search teams at a marketing company work together. But where can…

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Breaking Silos: The Real Secret to Online Marketing Success

Here at Marketing Zen, we operate in our virtual offices all over the United States, and all over the world. Not being in an office…

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