“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama said that. Encouraging words, aren’t they? Encouraging, but not at all accurate when it comes to the work of marketing managers. Thanks anyway, Mr President. You see, the quote doesn’t take into consideration the impact […]
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Whenever I get asked: “Which service should I choose: SEO or PPC?” the answer I always give is “both”. Every data set available to me tells me this is the right answer to provide, and that has not changed for some time.
How many times do you enter competitions and never hear the results? How often do you run competitions and spend more time promoting than you do following up? Firebox recently demonstrated an excellent way to close a competition by sending out an email to all entrants to let them know they had not won. Most […]
Every day a website isn’t accessible it presents short term financial loss (for the business), as well as longer term trust issues (for the users). So here’s how to stop that happening.
Business owners who say, I do not like Twitter probably think it is full of people posting pics of food. That is the first hurdle – they do not use it.Business owners who say, I do not like Twitter probably think it is full of people posting pics of food. That is the first hurdle – they do not use it.
Harvard Business Review (HBR) predicted in 2005 that there would be a fundamental shift in marketing operations. It stated that up until 2005 the domain of marketing was principally a creative one – or what it referred to as ‘right brain’ marketing. The experts predicted that the proliferation of technology would result in the need […]
Here is a round up of what we think are some of the most engaging explainer videos out there, and what makes them great eye candy.
A key part of gaining expertise in a given field is learning from your peers. We’re not exempt from that principle here at Vertical Leap; we fully immerse ourselves in the world of digital and search marketing, in order to remain at the top of our game. In practical terms, that means we collectively read a […]
Historic dockyards, royal visits, hundreds of sailors, big-budget film shoots, and even a laser quest; it can only be Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) in Portsmouth. It’s the oldest base in the Royal Navy, with the first dock built back in 1194. A lot has happened here in more than 800 years: Ships from the […]
People choose to run marathons mainly for two reasons – for a sense of achievement and to raise money for a good cause. Thousands of people take to the streets of London in April to run the 26.2 miles around the capital city. Many of those people are content creation opportunities. When a managing director […]
For this post, I’ll be focusing on button CTAs. Humans like the familiar – buttons fit this bill extremely well, both in the physical and digital space.
YouTube is the second biggest search engine in the world and is owned by Google – Are you optimising for YouTube effectively? Get more video success today.
Trade shows and conferences are often under-utilised by companies. Exhibitors try to capture as many leads as possible to follow up later; speakers hope that their presentations will resonate enough to create contacts; visitors aspire to gather as much information as possible and leave without having to be talked at by sales people. If you study […]
Design is more than how things look. It is also about how they are used. The better the usability, the more enjoyable the product. Good design matters.
Conversion optimisation strategy focusing on ensuring every page of a website encourages visitors to get to action pages where conversions can happen.
Landing pages are often considered in the context of pay per click advertising. The landing page is where a visitor ends up when they click on your ad. Because you pay for the click, the landing page needs to be optimised for conversion. The landing page mentality also applies to your website as a whole, though. They […]
Marketing automation software is an investment. A very worthy one, but investments cost money. What if you aren’t ready to invest hard cash in third party software to handle all your automated marketing campaigns? You may have the desire but not the people to manage such a thing. There are some things you can do […]
How do you make your email stand out enough for an editor to open it instead of just hitting delete? As a publisher, here are my tips for how to make a press release appeal to me. Editors and journalists receive hundreds, probably thousands of emails each week. After the spam has been filtered out and […]
Marketing automation is a phrase you will be hearing a lot, if you haven’t been hearing it already. You could say that marketing automation is CRM evolved. CRM (or customer relationship management) has been a big feature of marketing since brand owners realised the internet had potential. Many software companies – from enterprise level down […]
Half of UK advertising spend in 2015 will be allocated to internet and mobile devices. The question is: how much do you know about the marketers that will be accountable for the ROI on that spend? We examine what constitutes the perfect search marketer.