Piktochart vs. Canva vs. Visme: We Put 3 Visual Storytelling Tools to the Test
Round two: Piktochart vs. Canva vs. Visme. Ben Beck puts three popular infographic design tools through their paces. Which one will emerge victorious in his 2018 report card? Who improved most? Keep reading…
Hootsuite vs. Buffer: We Rated 10 Key Factors for Each
In today’s #MartechMonday post, Ben Beck compares two popular social media posting tools, Hootsuite and Buffer, in his annual update of his graded reviews. Which one is right for your company? Which improved more? Keep reading.
DIY Guide: Build Your Own Alexa Flash Briefing Skill in Under an Hour
Looking for a new voice-search channel? A recently released skill, Amazon’s Alexa Flash Briefing is a micro-podcast that is delivered via an Alexa-enabled device at a regular cadence. Martech expert Ben Beck walks you through the benefits of early adoption and a step-by-step primer on starting your own flash briefings.
Amplify Freelancer-Generated Content With HubSpot to Grow Your Audience
Don’t miss out on one of HubSpot’s most powerful features — the ability to serve as an audience-growth machine through freelancer-generated content. Explore how you can grow your audience with content for HubSpot, generate new leads, and boost your revenue.
4 Tools to Expand Content Marketing Efforts in Off-Site SEO
How’s your link building going? Here are four easy-to-learn tools that SEO managers love and that go the distance for helping content marketers find backlink opportunities.
How to Approach Your Graphic Design Portfolio: Academia, Industry Share Insights
Unlike writers, freelance designers have to contextualize their skills in a myriad of design tools to potential clients. Ben Beck interviews graphic design program head Carol Sogard and design manager Adam Black on how designers should best approach creating their portfolios.
Getting Scrappy: Producing High-Performing, Rich Video Ads in Under an Hour
In a recent test, martech expert Ben Beck saw video ads result in a 30.3% engagement rate vs. 1/3 of 1% engagement on static image ads. To help you pounce on the power of video, he shows you how to produce rich videos without a lot of time or skill.
Head-to-Head Review: Google Forms vs. SurveyMonkey vs. Typeform
Which survey platform is the best fit for your team? Ben Beck grades the strengths and weaknesses of Google Forms, SurveyMonkey and Typeform.
How to Share Your Brand Message on AR/VR, With a Quick Guide for Adverty
Just within the past year, the tech for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) has ramped up considerably. Martech expert Ben Beck shares three new leaders in the space, along with a quick guide on what to expect using Adverty.
Acronym Bootcamp for Non-Engineers (That’s You, Marketers)
Have you ever felt as if you’re trapped in Engineering on the Starship Enterprise? Martech expert Ben Beck rounds up and defines 20 common terms and acronyms marketers should know to better communicate with their product teams and engineers.
It’s Not Over Yet: Navigating GDPR Regulations in Your Content Marketing Efforts
May 25th has come and gone, but are you sure your entire team understands the effects of GDPR? Martech expert Ben Beck clarifies the most important adaptations for content marketers, including six key changes and three proactive ways to keep on top of them.
Universities That Are Leading the Way in Innovative Martech Training and Courses
Which universities are making large strides with their programs in marketing tech? Ben Beck explores UCLA, Penn State, MIT, and Oxford, to help you find where digital marketing is picking up pace in the classroom.
Content Curation Tool Comparisons: Feedly vs. Pocket vs. Wakelet
Better organize your content feeds to keep your ideas flowing. Ben Beck reviews three popular content curation tools: Feedly, Wakelet and Pocket.
Deep Dive on SEO: How to Improve Your Domain Authority Score
How powerful is your site’s domain authority? Learn tips on helping yours rise over time — and reap the rewards of ranking higher in search engine results.
How to Ride the Voice Search Wave: 9 Ways to Seize More Web Traffic From VSO
Prepared for the voice search boom? More than 40% percent of Americans already use voice search daily. Martech expert Ben Beck shares his insights from the Amazon Alexa team and offers nine easy tips to help you leverage martech and VSO (voice search optimization) to seize more traffic from voice search.
6 Competitive Ways to Do Content Marketing With Smart Speakers
Is your marketing prepared for the disruptive force of voice-powered technology? How can you optimize your content, not just for regular typed text searches, but for the new world of voice search? Martech expert Ben Beck shares six different ways you could leverage voice platforms for your business’s content marketing.