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eddie tomalin

A day in the life of... VP Marketing at a video tech company

We're visiting Wirewax today, an interactive video platform (which enables shoppable video, amongst other things), to find out what their VP Marketing does with his time.

Enjoy!

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email

B2B email creative doesn't have to be all bells and whistles

The worlds of B2B and B2C marketing are more alike than they have ever been, from freemium model software such as Dropbox and Slack, to lookalike marketing or retargeting.

Sadly that means some B2B email marketers attempt clever, quirky or fun copy (like that more suited to smoothie packaging) and often fail to get their complex message across. One recent example I saw springs to mind – design studio Nucco Brain's GDPR repermissioning email (shown below and taken from our repermissioning roundup), which flogs an analogy to death.

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How can employee advocacy boost brand marketing?

When it comes to finding people to promote or champion a brand, companies typically look outwards in search of happy customers.

However, this means many could be overlooking a far more valuable internal asset – their own employees.

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mobile video usage

What do the latest trends in video mean for marketers? [Stats]

If one trend in content publishing and social media has been constant over the past few years, it’s the huge and growing popularity of online video.

Long-form video, short-form video, live video, square video, video advertising… Whatever the format, video has built up a tremendous amount of buzz in the marketing industry for its ability to engage and entertain, with brands increasingly making it a core part of their marketing strategies.

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m3 circle

Five key skills of the modern marketer

Great marketing is not hard to define:  great marketing matters. It is helpful and relevant. It is engaging. Great marketing is about recognizing customer need and increasing brand value, not company interests.

That maxim has never been more true in our digital era. Although most agree that a customer-centric mindset is the foundation for all modern marketing success, truly customer centric marketing remains elusive. Only one in five organizations (22%) even have a customer experience management strategy (Source: Econsultancy's Customer Experience Management report).

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rain

What is ‘torrential engagement’ and how can brands capitalise on it?

Marketers are constantly striving to capture consumer engagement.

However, with attention spans dwindling and digital content increasing, it appears consumers are stuck on one extreme or the other – according to Kantar Futures, many are displaying what it calls ‘torrential engagement’, meaning they are either intensely engaged or entirely disconnected.

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alice cervia

A day in the life of... Head of Community at a video production crowdsourcing platform

Alice Cervia is Head of Community Management at Userfarm, a crowdsourcing platform for video production.

We caught up with Alice to find out what her job entails...

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shoppable social

Why retailers should create product landing pages for their shoppable social posts

In certain product categories, such as fashion and beauty, consumers are increasingly discovering new products through social platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest.

To capitalize on this, these platforms have been rolling out so-called “shoppable experiences.” Instagram's shoppable posts format, for instance, allows retailers to tag products in their Instagram posts and link them to their websites.

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How do tourism boards entice different travellers with one marketing campaign?

It’s difficult to sum up or sell a destination. 

More often than not, places mean different things to different people, holding appeal based on personal preferences or interests.

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libby richfield

A day in the life of... a head of content at a search marketing agency

Are you a student thinking of using your language or design skills for a career creating content? Maybe you're an account manager who wants to make the leap over to the creative side of the business.

If so, today's 'day in the life' may be of interest, as we talk to Libby Richfield, Head Of Content at Red Hot Penny.

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content planning

How to position your brand as a knowledge centre through content

Have you considered how, through content marketing, your brand could be transformed to become a leading informational expert? 

Positioning your brand by building its authority through the right channels and at the same time educating and providing support and advice?

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success

What brand marketers and agencies need from each other

Long before WPP's current woes, it has felt like the relationship between brands and agencies is in a state of terminal decline.

Brands have been complaining that agencies are not delivering on their promises and agencies are always saying that brands lack the strategic thinking to provide useful direction.

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