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#TBT: Developing a Keyword Strategy for Your Business

Posted by Aimee Pagano

Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There’s a reason SEO is an ongoing challenge for marketing professionals. It’s a fairly abstract concept.

There’s the part that’s easy to grasp—identifying words that resonate with each of our audiences. Now that makes sense. It’s easy for us to understand using the right words when communicating with one another in order to a make connection. That’s just being human.

But with SEO, it gets a little more complicated than that. We’re taking extra measures to ensure these words are identified by inanimate web crawlers. Now that sounds like Stephen King’s next best seller when you really think about it. That concept is a little more difficult to comprehend let alone throw into standard practice.

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Topics: SEO, Inbound Marketing

#TBT: How to Build a Successful Email Campaign

Posted by Aimee Pagano

Mar 16, 2017 12:23:26 PM

According to the Radicati Group, email use worldwide will top 3 billion users by 2020. While some industry experts are convinced that social media’s convergence with the ever depleting millennial attention span is going to erode email just as email depleted print, that number certainly presents a very different picture.  

Back in November 2013, Flair Interactive provided tips on building a successful email campaign. While that post is still relevant and accurate, in 2017, there are some definite changes in what defines and drives a successful email campaign.

So, what has changed in the last three years to keep email relevant, effective, and aligned with the technological trends that are impacting marketing as a whole? Let’s take a look:

 

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Topics: email marketing, social media, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, marketing automation

Top 5 February 2017 Content Marketing Infographics

Posted by Aimee Pagano

Mar 2, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Clamoring for new ideas to apply to your content marketing strategy? Get helpful content marketing insights from February's top five infographics:

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Topics: content strategy, social media, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, infographics, marketing strategy, social advertising

3 Awesome Tips on How to Overcome Ever-Decreasing Attention Spans

Posted by Mona Mangat

Feb 14, 2017 12:18:08 PM

More and more, little screens are stealing previous seconds of our attention, when we should be doing things like listening to a child, spouse or friend, working or even driving. Every day, the temptation to look at our mobile devices gets more addictive as people become more dependent on instant information and become masters of multitasking.

When you have so many distractions coming in from social media updates, live video, and non-stop streams of tempting click-bait digital content, it becomes harder and harder to market to your audience since you know their attention, just like yours is split up into many different areas. Not only will you have to catch their attention, you'll have to keep it as long as you can, and that's not very long.

Recently, it's been estimated that the average person is so distracted by their screens that they check their phone more than 1,500 times a week. So, if our attention spans as social beings have shrunk, it's no major shock. It's only last 8 seconds so you have to accomplish a lot in a little bit of time.

Keeping someone's attention and maintaining their concentration, to have them focused on your message is a massive deal. So, when it comes to marketing, capturing the attention of your audience is essential to developing a scheme that not only delivers your message but makes sure it's noticed and remembered.

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Topics: content, Inbound Marketing

Top 5 January 2016 Content Marketing Infographics

Posted by Aimee Pagano

Feb 10, 2017 10:22:05 AM

 No matter where you land on the marketing spectrum, these helpful infographics will give you some bold new ideas for your 2017 projects and plans:

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Topics: design, content strategy, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, marketing strategy, marketing campaigns, strategic marketing plan, user generated content

#TBT: How to Attract More Traffic and Followers

Posted by Aimee Pagano

Feb 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If Collette, the CMO of a leading ERP software company, opened up a meeting with, “We’re not getting a lot of traffic on social media. I don’t think it’s necessary to maintain a presence anymore,” more than likely she’ll be laughed out of the meeting (at best). At worst, she’ll be packing up her desk.

Social media has made its mark as a viable marketing channel, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon. And for good reason…it works when executed in the right way.

But all too often, businesses set up their profiles and, after a few months, throw their hands in the air when they don’t instantly see a return on their efforts and investments. Having a social media presence simply becomes one of those "marketing things” that gets a checkmark on the list with very little strategy or structure behind it. Companies who don't wrap strategy around their social media profiles will undoubtedly see it less as a lead generator and more as a resource drain.

So how does Collette get the traffic she needs to meet her top-of-the-funnel goals?

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Topics: content development, social media, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, marketing strategy

#TBT: Why Aren’t My Blog Posts Generating Any Traffic?

Posted by Aimee Pagano

Feb 2, 2017 10:04:42 AM

You have some ideas. You want to share them. They seem interesting to you. You think others will be interested as well.

So you write and post a few blogs. And…crickets.

Why aren’t your blogs getting the red carpet treatment you thought they would? Well we at Flair Interactive gave you some potential reasons why in our #TBT April 2015 blog post, Why Aren’t my Blog Posts Generating Any Traffic? We offered some insights on how to set your blogs up for success.

Now, we’re sure you’ve since applied some of our tips to your overall approach and you’re now topping the ‘best bloggers of 2016’ list. In the event you’re not, or you’re just looking to hold that steady crown for 2017, here are a few more tips to get your blogs the recognition they deserve:

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Topics: content development, social media, blogging, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, marketing strategy

5 Content Marketing Trends to Keep you Competitive in 2017

Posted by Hummad H

Jan 31, 2017 4:15:00 PM

As digital marketing evolves, new and revisited modern marketing techniques continue to surface. Content marketing now sits at the peak of these rising marketing trends and is projected to play a lead character in more and more organizations’ strategies moving forward.

As you develop your 2017 plan, how are you staying competitive and poised for growth? What contemporary approaches have you built into your 2017 budget? Take a look at these top trends in content marketing and determine what techniques might be a good fit for your organization.

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Topics: viral content, interactive marketing, content strategy, web content, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, marketing strategy, influencer marketing, marketing campaigns, strategic marketing plan, user generated content

VIDEO: Can I help you with your inbound marketing strategic plan?

Posted by Lisa Kirschner

Jan 19, 2017 4:15:52 PM

If you need me and my team to help you, we will. We love this stuff!

Here’s how we can help:

http://landing.flairinteractive.net/can-i-help-with-your-inbound-marketing-strategic-plan

Over the last 20+ years, I can't even count how many people have asked me to help them create a strategic marketing plan…

…and too often, I had to say...

"I'm just too busy…" 

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, strategic plan, strategic marketing plan

#TBT: Typical Projects Handled by Flair Interactive

Posted by Aimee Pagano

Jan 19, 2017 7:30:00 AM

As inbound marketers, it’s our responsibility to provide our clients the best-of-the-best in modern, customized marketing services. 

In 2009, we published a "Typical Projects Handled by Flair Interative" blog post and video that described our services. While we still offer all of the services described in that video, our core focus has shifted during the last eight years to focus on inbound marketing. But one thing remains the same...our number-one priority is to deliver high-quality solutions that get results for all of our clients, and we do that by delivering tightly integrated inbound marketing campaigns and services.

To us, marketing tactics shouldn’t be isolated instances. They shouldn’t be disparate solutions to immediate problems or what we like to call short-term, reactive goals. They should be proactive and strategic in nature with both immediate incremental and long-term wins in mind.

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Topics: content development, email marketing, interactive marketing, social media, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, digital marketing, marketing strategy, email automation, strategic marketing plan, marketing automation, marketing budget

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