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Ads for IGTV Are Coming

Instagram is promoting IGTV videos in its main feed in an attempt to increase popularity among advertisers and influencers. IGTV is Instagram’s foray into long-form vertical video content on mobile devices. It launched last summer and was the first major update to the platform since Instagram stories was released in 2016. It helps to move … Continued

Content Marketing TED Style

Chances are unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know what a TED Talk is. TED has 15.8 million people subscribe to their content. TED is a global conference in media organizations with strong engagement. Nearly every video that TED releases gets hundreds of thousands of views and they all go viral on social … Continued

A Closer Look at LinkedIn Live

LinkedIn recently announced updates to LinkedIn pages including the ability to stream live video. Originally launched last year, LinkedIn live was only for individual accounts, but now it’s going to be available for pages. You can use it on your own LinkedIn page or on your company’s profile. Either way, you decide to go, this … Continued

How to Optimize Your Twitter Profile for Your Business or Brand

More than 330 million people use Twitter every month, and more than 350,000 tweets are posted every single minute. There’s no doubt that potential clients and customers are there, and if they are, your business should be, too. But beyond your potential clients and customers, there are others you should be looking for and paying … Continued

First-Party Data and Your Marketing Strategy

As a marketer, the customer data you have is as good as gold. There are several ways to collect data with internal and external sources. The most common data sources are from first party and third party. First-party data is essentially you are data because it is the information you collect directly from your website … Continued

Questions to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

**This post was selected as one of the top digital marketing articles of the week by UpCity, a B2B ratings and review company for digital marketing agencies and other marketing service providers.** Companies of every size are looking to improve their social media marketing effectiveness. Digital platforms are constantly innovating the way brands are found, shared, … Continued

Google Says No More Cookies

Recently, Google announced that they are phasing out support for third-party cookies in 2022. Phasing out this support will affect everyone in the digital media industry. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Google drop 3rd party data or web browsers. But the stakes are a bit higher this time. Publishers are seeing the change … Continued

Optimizing Your Online Marketing Plan

Need to ensure that present marketing plans are optimized for the future? Do you need a framework to follow so that you don’t have to change things so often? Let’s look at auditing and adjusting your next marketing plan. Look At Your Social Footprint and Online Consistency Brand health is important. If you have been … Continued

What 912 Million Blog Posts Tell Us About Content Marketing

Backlinko and BuzzSumo partnered together to analyze 912 million blog posts to glean insights about content marketing today. They looked at factors such as content format, headlines, and word count and how it correlates with backlinks and social media shares. The findings they discovered were quite interesting. Long-Form Content Gets More Backlinks When it comes … Continued

7 Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Business in 2020

Business owners need to know how to promote their businesses in the right way. You may know promoting your business online is necessary in today’s world, but you don’t necessarily understand all of the ways you can do it or the ways that will give you the best results. No matter which of the methods … Continued

Sachs Marketing Group Announced as a 2020 UpCity Excellence Award Winner

Sachs Marketing Group is thrilled to officially announce that we are one of the top service providers in the United States! UpCity launched the Excellence Awards as a follow up to their local excellence awards in fall 2020, celebrating the top 100 service providers as measured by their UpCity Recommendability Rating. UpCity is an online Marketplace that helps … Continued

Twitter Offers More Support to Researchers for Accountability

Twitter has kicked off 2020 with a new hub for academic researchers. The new hub is designed to make it easier for them to access information and support around its APIs.  You can find the new page, called Twitter Data for Academic Researchers, here. There you’ll find links to apply for a developer account to … Continued

The California Consumer Privacy Act – What You Need to Know

The California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, went into effect on January 1, 2020. The law creates new consumer rights regarding access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that businesses collect. The law also requires the Attorney General to solicit broad public participation and adopt regulations to further the CCPA’s purposes. The regulations … Continued

Making the Most of Your Social Media Calendar

To make the most of your social media marketing efforts, it helps to have a calendar with a plan of the content you want to share, and when. Thanks to automation tools like Hootsuite and Buffer, it’s even possible to load a number of posts in advance and schedule them to post at certain times. … Continued

Are Micro Niche Websites a Good Idea?

Micro niche websites – or those that cover a small topic in only a few pages – still remain fairly popular online today. Why? Because when executed correctly, you can turn them into money-making websites pretty quickly. However, as Google seeks to provide its users with high-quality results, it can be harder to get those … Continued

6 Ways to Monitor Your Competition’s Content Strategy

Knowing how to compete with other businesses in your niche is crucial, especially if you’re in a highly saturated niche. Content is one of the ways you can differentiate yourself because the more value you can provide to your readers and potential customers, the better off you are. Take a look at these six ways … Continued

Marketing Your Business Beyond Social Media

Most articles talking about marketing techniques focus on social media. It’s true, social media is one of the best marketing tools available to small businesses. It’s free and easy to use. It is also time-consuming. For some small businesses, social media campaigns can become a time suck that creates too much extra work. Really, the … Continued

15 Content Marketing Predictions for 2020

**This post was selected as one of the top digital marketing articles of the week by UpCity, a B2B ratings and review company for digital marketing agencies and other marketing service providers.** As we welcome the new year and new decade, it’s the perfect time to make predictions about what we can expect in the coming … Continued

New and Upcoming Twitter Features You Need to Know About

Data shows Twitter has 330 million monthly active users and 134 million daily active users. An estimated 63% of Twitter users worldwide fall between the ages of 35 and 65 years old making it appealing for brands with a more mature demographic compared to Instagram or SnapChat. In the US, the average adult Twitter user … Continued

The Death of Google as We Know It

Now that Google’s parent company is Alphabet – and the search engine that started it all is just one of many products – small businesses and marketers have had to make some major adjustments to the way things are done. While SEO is targeted at helping people get clicks from search engines, the sad reality … Continued

Boost Your Email Marketing Efforts

Email marketing remains one of the best methods to reach and engage with your target audience. Studies show it has a high return on investment with the average ROI reported as $32 earned for every dollar invested. If you’re just getting started or want to make adjustments to your strategy to improve your results, here … Continued

The Evolution of Digital Marketing

As we head into a new decade, it’s a great time to look back at 25 years of digital advertising history. Regardless of how good a product or service is, to attract potential customers, you must advertise. Since the early 1990s, digital advertising has changed the concept of marketing for several businesses. We’ve all seen … Continued

6 Marketing Attribution Models That Help You Understand Conversions

Want to make sure you’re fully understanding your customer journey and making the most of your resources? Learn about six of the most common attribution models to use. Why Attribution is Important to Marketers A common challenge for many marketers is taking care of in-depth analytics. Chances are, you’re using several channels to market products … Continued

PPC Trends to Watch for in 2020

Over the last year-and-a-half, we’ve seen developments occurring in the paid search industry from both Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising. So far, the changes have involved audiences, average position, smart bidding, and ad copy. As innovation in digital marketing continues to grow exponentially, smart pay-per-click pros need to be able to keep up with the … Continued