DIGITAL MARKETING BLOG

11 DIGITAL MARKETING THOUGHT LEADERS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW IN 2018

Posted in Digital Marketing by Claudia Hudson

In the constantly evolving—and admittedly, sometimes fickle— world of digital marketing, few buzzwords are quite as buzzy, but yet quite as authentically important, as “thought leadership.”

May 14, 2018

How a Digital Roadmap Will Help You Blaze a Trail to The Perfect Digital Marketing Strategy and Win a Ton of Business in the Process

Posted in Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital Roadmap by Kendra Uminger

Want to know the simple reason your digital marketing isn’t working? Because it lacks a key component: strategy.

Apr 27, 2018

Chapter 1: How to Conduct the Discovery Phase

Posted in Digital Marketing by Frank Cowell

Welcome to Chapter 1 of The Definitive Guide to Developing a Digital Marketing Plan. In this chapter, you'll learn how to conduct the research, exploration, and ideation needed to set the stage for the rest of your Digital Marketing Plan. In essence, you'll be saying "Here's where we are, and here's where we want to go." with absolute clarity. Additionally, this phase should help you create alignment and excitement among your team.

Feb 2, 2018

Introduction: The Definitive Guide to Developing a Digital Marketing Plan

Posted in Digital Marketing by Frank Cowell

Why did we write this guide?

Digital marketing is the powerhouse methodology that aligns all of the digital marketing activities around driving traffic, generating leads, and nurturing leads for systematic, measurable results. While we are able to succinctly state the value proposition of digital marketing, it's important to understand that the success of any digital marketing program will greatly hinge upon the quality of the up-front planning. At Elevator, we have found that most planning is either overlooked or short-changed. Because of this reason, we developed The Definitive Guide to Developing a Digtial Marketing Plan so that the digital marketing programs we develop start off on the right foot.

Jan 11, 2018

How NOT to Measure The Value of PR

Posted in PR by David Oates

A common strategy that public relations agencies still tout when selling their value is the “Ad Equivalency Value” (AEV). AEV states that any news coverage is three to four times more valuable than running a similar ad in that outlet. Similarly, it's argues that a piece delivered as a news story is more credible than one derived from a paid relationship.

Nov 20, 2017

Brand image and identity – it’s not what you think!

Posted in Marketing by John Sutton

Most of the time, problems and conflicts we encounter in life are down to miscommunication. You said one thing, the person you were talking to interpreted it in a different way to what you intended.

Oct 6, 2017

How Much Does the Conversation In “Conversational Commerce” Matter?

Posted in Marketing by Tony Medrano

Conversation is essential to any retailer’s branding strategy. But in the ongoing shift from brick and mortar to online stores, the channels used for connecting with customers have changed. Promotional mailers have been replaced by email, helpful store clerks by live chat prompts, and customer support phone numbers by omni-channel online communication strategies. The shift to virtual customer engagement presents an exciting opportunity for sales optimization: every customer interaction generates data that can be analyzed to create valuable insights. And as the adage goes, what gets measured gets improved.

Sep 26, 2017

Using Ghostwriters, The Do’s and Don’ts

Posted in Marketing, PR by David Oates

I often have to write articles for clients’ bylines. I try my best to write the piece so it can be placed in blogs and trade magazines or used in speeches and advertisements. In return, I don’t seek or receive attribution. Instead, the credit goes to the person who I collaborated on the piece with.

Sep 4, 2017

Five Ways Live Chat Can Increase Sales

Posted in Marketing by Tony Medrano

Discovering how to efficiently locate, convert, and retain top customers is critical for any growing company. Most leaders of online retailers know this, but rapidly changing consumer behavior and technological innovation make perfect execution difficult.

Sep 1, 2017

Don’t Let Chatbots Become Your Default Brand Ambassador

Posted in Marketing by Tony Medrano

Converting a website visitor into a loyal, high-margin customer requires conversational skills beyond simple grammar and semantics. To be successful, a live chat agent needs to read between the lines, assess the bigger picture of the sales opportunity at hand, hold multiple conversations at once, and respond to their conversation partner with timing, wit, and emotional intuition.

Aug 28, 2017

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