Tag: SEM

Digital Marketing 101: Search vs Social

July 13th, 2016   •   1 comment   

Search versus Social

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One of the most common dilemmas faced by marketers is this:

Should we invest in helping our customers to find us on search engines like Google? Or would our marketing dollars be better spent on social media outreach?
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Beginners Guide to B2B Digital Marketing

March 14th, 2016   •   no comments   

Beginners Guide to B2B Digital Marketing

OK, you are a complete newbie to digital marketing. And your customers are businesses not consumers.

How can a B2B company like yours make use of digital marketing? After all, B2B marketing is very much a face-to-face deal involving a generous meal and a hand shake right?

Well, not really.

As a long-time purveyor of B2B marketing (this business blog is a case-in-point), I reflected on what worked and what didn’t in the B2B space. First, let me clarify what the difference between B2C and B2B digital marketing on the web is like.

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The Buzz Behind Google’s Hummingbird

February 2nd, 2014   •   no comments   

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In case you don’t already know, the world of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is going to the birds. Or more specifically, the Hummingbird.

Announcing its brand new algorithm for search recently at its birthday, Google’s Hummingbird claims to make search more natural, contextual and human. In other words, trying to “game” the system through unrelated keywords, meta-tags, links, and other spammy devices may work less effectively in future.
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Social Marketology: Book Review

June 6th, 2013   •   no comments   

Social media marketing is probably the most heavily written management topic on the planet. Unfortunately, many books, articles, blogs and podcasts on social media focus too heavily on the “feel good” factor of success stories. These tend to be more inspirational than instructional.

Ric Dragon’s seminal publication Social Marketology is different. Providing a methodical framework covering strategy, organisation, execution and measurement, the book provides a step by step process to managing the social media marketing function.

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