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Building Personas Into Your Marketing Strategy

Building Personas Into Your Marketing Strategy

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“Personas, is that Spanish?” The short answer – yes, “persona” is Spanish for “person.” In marketing terminology, personas mean people identification – to put it simply. You’ve probably heard the term by now, but what exactly is a persona and how does it fit into your marketing strategy? Marketing definition: A persona is an aggregated collection of data, segmented into a target audience group – represented by a single individual profile. Confused? That’s okay, keep reading… Personas are all about client identification. As marketers, we think we have a pretty…

5 Types of Emails Your Association Should Be Sending

5 Types of Emails Your Association Should Be Sending

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You work for an association. You have members, followers or, at minimum, people who look to you to provide them with the information, tools, resources and likeminded connections they need to make them better, faster and/or stronger. The more engaged this audience is kept, the more successful your association will become. You know this. That’s why 68% of associations say engaging members is one of their top priorities. One way many associations look to do this is via email marketing. Our question is, how’s it working? For those looking to…

Defining the Role of CMO – For Overit & An Industry

Defining the Role of CMO – For Overit & An Industry

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Last summer, Overit founder and principal Dan Dinsmore asked me into his office looking to talk. Freshly back from a generous maternity leave, I knew the context – we needed to catch up on The State Of Things. During this meeting, Dan updated me on what I had missed over the last four months, including company successes, struggles we had overcome, the status of key accounts, new opportunities, and, planned organizational changes to move the agency forward. Most notably, I learned of his plans to bring on a Chief Operating…

Talking Politics: Should Your Brand Step On The Field?

Talking Politics: Should Your Brand Step On The Field?

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There are three things we are told never to speak about at the dinner table: religion, politics, and the consistency of Grandma Jean’s meatloaf. Last night, during Super Bowl LI, at least one of those commandments was broken when brands took the field to get political on America’s biggest stage. It’s Monday afternoon; you’re already familiar with the commercials by now. You watched the spot Airbnb bought on Thursday (!) and just “threw together.” The one that showed people from different backgrounds (all Airbnb employees, BTW), of different shades, spreading a…

4 Ways Mid-Sized Agencies Need to Evolve in 2017

4 Ways Mid-Sized Agencies Need to Evolve in 2017

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The calendar tells me that it’s been almost three months since I joined Team Overit as Chief Operating Officer. After a career spent helping businesses create smarter, faster, leaner systems, the transition to Overit has been a natural one. Overit and I share many of the same passions, interests and beliefs about what not only what makes a leading creative agency, but how to evolve the mid-size agency model to provide greater value to our clients and employees. As we head into 2017, our team has spent a lot of…

Creating Your 2017 Marketing Plan (How To)

Creating Your 2017 Marketing Plan (How To)

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You’re late. We are rounding out January and you are waiting to start still putting the finishing touches on that integrated, comprehensive, all-encompassing 2017 marketing plan you promised your boss back when your Halloween candy was still fresh. Your good intentions of having it done before the holidays were foiled because you got busy/ it wasn’t billable/ you didn’t know where to start. Hey, we’re not here to point fingers. (That’s what your boss is for.) We want to help. We’d like to see you create that marketing plan by months…

3 Ways Your Automation Strategy Makes You a Needy Ex

3 Ways Your Automation Strategy Makes You a Needy Ex

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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…

Instagram Stories = Snapchat

Instagram Stories = Snapchat

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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…

Can Real-Time Marketing Really Work For Your Brand?

Can Real-Time Marketing Really Work For Your Brand?

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Melania Trump plagiarized her RNC speech. People are roaming the streets like zombies looking for Pokémon. Taylor, Kim and Kanye are fighting. Again. The new Ghostbusters movie has been released. The world is in turmoil around us. Every day, we wake up to new headlines, celebrity spats and upcoming holiday weekends. As brands and as marketers, we want to be timely and we want to be relevant. That makes jumping on the bandwagon, newsjacking, real-time marketing an attractive option to help get our name and our message out there to…

10 Content Marketing Questions To Ask Yourself in 2016 (part 2)

10 Content Marketing Questions To Ask Yourself in 2016 (part 2)

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In part 1, we figured out our goals, who we’re trying to reach, and what content marketing pieces we already have to work with. Now, let’s get to work. 6. What Is Your Editorial Calendar? You know your audience. It’s time to nail down what you’re going to offer them. Editorial calendars are the roadmap for your content creation. At the most basic level, they should establish: Topic & title Type of content: Ebook, infographic, podcast, webinar, video, blog post(s), something completely out of the box… Summary of piece: What…

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