What Can Be Done About the Content Deluge? Insights From 42 Content Marketing Influencers [Infographic]
Content marketing isn't easy. Although it's not a new tactic by any stretch of the imagination, marketers are still struggling to spread their message to an increasingly inundated audience. So, how can marketers make their content marketing stick? These 42 influencers, including our own Lee Odden, have some helpful tips. Business to Community
Spotify Crunches User Data in Fun Ways for This New Global Outdoor Ad Campaign
Spotify mined user data for a delightful purpose - a playful new outdoor campaign thanking 2016 for, frankly, being really weird. Some highlights include showing some love to the 1,235 guys who loved the "Girl's Night" playlist this year, and wondering why someone would need to play "Sorry" 42 times on Valentine's Day. AdWeek
Report: Cyber Monday was the largest e-commerce day in history
This year, Cyber monday was the largest day in history for eCommerce, bringing in $3.4 billion in revenue. For comparison, eCommerce revenue for Black Friday was $3.34 billion. Interestingly enough, 53% of that revenue came from mobile -- 44% via smartphone and 9% via tablet. Marketing Land
Google is Saying Goodbye to Content Keywords
Google announced this week that it's retiring the Content Keywords feature in Google Search Console. Not to worry - this same data and much more can be found by using the Fetch as Google feature within GSC, which enables users to test how Google crawls and renders an on-site URL. Google Webmaster Central Blog
Four top digital priorities for B2B marketers: Report
A new study from Adobe and eConsultancy shows the top digital marketing priorities for B2B marketers, including catching up on content optimization, targeting and personalization, mastering the tools and analytics for data driven marketing and implementing a customer experience strategy. eConsultancy
Instagram Is Facebook's Biggest App Advertiser. Twitter Is Banned.
Instagram is advertising on Facebook - and quite successfully. Twitter doesn't share the same luck. Ad Age reports: "Instagram has grown to 500 million monthly users today from 100 million monthly users in 2013, likely aided in part by its promotion on Facebook. But social-media competitor Twitter, whose 317 million monthly users are growing only slowly, is barred from advertising on Facebook." Ad Age
Programmatic To Grow 31% In 2017, Ahead Of All Other Channels
A recent report from Zenith suggests that programmatic will grow by 31% in 2017, which is faster than all other digital marketing channels, like social media (25% growth) and even online video (20% growth). The report also found that the U.S. is the largest programmatic ad market, valued at $24 billion this year and making up 62% of total programmatic spend. MediaPost
Blogging Benchmarks: Writing Time, Post Length, and Media Use
A recent survey showed that 56% of bloggers say that it takes them three hours or fewer to write a typical blog post. 25% of survey respondents say it take them between one and two hours, 24% said between two and three hours, while only 8% said it takes them less than one hour to write a blog post. MarketingProfs
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