Weekend Favs November 10

Weekend Favs November 10 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The…

Is Our Job to Make Our Job Obsolete?

Way back in the Mesozoic Period of IT (about 1989) I had a boss who, while clenching a lit cigar between his teeth (yes, there was that back then), uttered these immortal words, “Your job is to automate yourself out of a job.” That master of inspirational communications was on to something. He seemed to…

11 Metrics Every Marketing Manager Needs to Track

How successful are your marketing campaigns? Believe it or not, this seemingly simple question puzzles many marketers and business owners I work with. You’re running ads, and customers are buying what you’re selling, so your marketing efforts must be working, right? Not necessarily. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying this means your strategies have…

A World Beyond Keyboards

On any given day, I might say, “Hey Google – where’s the nearest Dave and Busters?” I might ask “Alexa, reorder some more black socks.” I speak to the air and something comes back that I need or want. This is where we’re going. There will be keyboards, but we’ll interact in a lot of…

The Future of Content Marketing: It’s Not What You Think

Have you heard the saying, “content is king?” Well, of course, you have. But creating more content won’t necessarily get you more search traffic. You’ve heard people like me mention stats like the average piece of content that ranks on page one of Google contains 1,890 words. But that doesn’t mean writing in-depth content that is…

Increase Your Focus and Combat Distractions

Increase Your Focus and Combat Distractions written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Chris BaileyPodcast Transcript This week on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I chat with author and productivity expert Chris Bailey. After graduating from business school, Bailey decided to forego the traditional path and spend a full…

Use These 10 Tools to Enhance Your Instagram Post Conversions

Your business needs to have an active presence on Instagram. With more than 1 billion active monthly users, Instagram is officially the fastest growing social media network. According to Sprout Social, 71% of businesses in the United States are using Instagram for marketing. By now, I hope you have your profile set up and are taking…

Meet The 7 Key Elements Of A Social Media Team

Now that social media is firmly entrenched as a key component of any company’s overall marketing strategy, there’s a lot of discussion about the key roles and responsibilities for social media team members. After all, we’ve come a long way since a single person could handle the social media role alone. Here’s a closer look…