Remarketing (#Pubcon)

Remarketing (#Pubcon)

Another two-part session here today – we’re ready to share some key takeaways you need to know about remarketing. B2B Remarketing: Erin Heffernan, Account Director, Optimedia What Erin begins by looking at, from a paid search point of view, is the paid search conversion funnel. She knows the highest searched terms usually have the lowest conversion rate. They’re super generic. However, the lower the search volume (and the more specific the search term), the higher conversion rate. They look at their funnel (category, brand, product from widest to narrowest) and identify what they want to achieve….

Scott Monty: The Promise of Digital (#Pubcon)

Scott Monty: The Promise of Digital (#Pubcon)

It’s time for the afternoon keynote! We’re full from lunch and ready to listen in on the latest from Scott Monty. Scotts begins with a poem, a scene of snowy woods on the screens behind him. The reason he opens with Robert Frost’s “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” poem is that we, as marketers, can be inspired by anything if we simply choose to be observant enough. Scott’s classical education made him learn to appreciate history, art, drama – everything that’s come before us as human beings. The…

Linkbuilding 2016 (#Pubcon)

Linkbuilding 2016 (#Pubcon)

Search is just one damned thing after another. It’s easy to feel like that, says Dixon Jones, marketing director of Majestic SEO. But it’s not actually true. It’s the same damn thing, over and over again. It’s links. There is so much information in a link. Links involve content, reach, influence, power, meaning, context, passion, intent, relevance… Links are connections. Dixon Jones was here last year talking about whether we should be measuring the power of links to every page versus chasing links to a complete entity as a whole….

Snapchat (#Pubcon)

Snapchat (#Pubcon)

I’m embarrassed to admit how little I’ve used Snapchat, which is why I’m pretty excited for this next session. First up, Kat Haselkorn, of Go Fish Digital. Snapchat’s not a passing trend. She’s a pretty terrible photographer, she admits, so she fails at Instagram. But Snapchat is more fun and frivolous, less demanding of your photo skills. It’s a wonderful place for cat gifs and photos of burritos, like much of the Internet. However, there’s more to it. And many misconceptions (it’s not all about naked pictures that disappear, like we thought). Snapchat is used…

Keynote: Scott Stratten (#Pubcon)

Keynote: Scott Stratten (#Pubcon)

Good morning from Pubcon Las Vegas 2016! The Overit team is thrilled to be here (in booth #507) and ready for a few jam-packed days of sessions on all-things-marketing. This is the first of many sessions we’ll be covering this week (catch the full list here). Pubcon’s kicking off with a keynote by Scott Stratten of Unmarketing, co-author of books such as QR Codes Kill Kittens and UnMarketing Second Edition: Everything Has Changed & Nothing Is Different. His claim to fame in the geek world is that he is one of…

Looking Back on SMX East 2016

Looking Back on SMX East 2016

Last week, Search Marketing Expo (SMX) took over New York City and brought together a number of the best minds in digital marketing. I had the honor of attending Wednesday’s sessions, which kicked off with a number of Google feature announcements before jumping into several in-depth sessions. If you weren’t able to make it to the big show, here’s what you missed. Google Keynote Announcements Wednesday’s morning keynote featured Jerry Dischler, VP of Product Management for AdWords, and Babak Pahlavan, Senior Director of Product Management for Analytics. In this session,…

3 Ways Your Automation Strategy Makes You a Needy Ex

3 Ways Your Automation Strategy Makes You a Needy Ex

This is awkward. I thought we were just keeping it casual.  It’s okay that you are in my life, I like that you are, but sometimes you are a bit too needy. It’s getting uncomfortable. We need to have “The Talk.”  I’m talking to you, email automation. More and more businesses are (smartly) integrating email marketing into their automation strategy. There are so many good reasons for it — it creates efficiency, it helps you stay top of mind, and it makes it easier to present relevant offers and content to…

Designing in a Material World

Designing in a Material World

As design trends come and go, material design is the latest that has caught the attention of designers and developers alike. In this article you will not only learn what material design is, but how this latest UI design philosophy aims to merge the fundamentals of graphic design with the science of motion and light to provide a solid foundation when building a UI. When Google unveiled its mobile design guidelines called “Material Design” at the 2014 I/O developers conference, it was received with mixed emotions across the design and…

Instagram Stories = Snapchat

Instagram Stories = Snapchat

Instagram recently launched a new feature called Instagram Stories, described by the social platform as “a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day… As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story.” With upwards of 500 million active monthly users, Instagram has a massive audience. It’s not surprising, then, that the new feature has sparked a lot of conversation among users. Some had positive feedback: if you think about it… #Instagram stories actually makes a lot of sense…

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