How Social Transparency Tools Help You Overcome Consumer Skepticism
As customers demand more transparency, so should you of your brand. Martech expert Ben Beck shares five tools your business can effectively leverage to boost your customer-centric strategy and increase transparency.
5 Ways to Improve Your Page Load Times in WordPress (and Increase Conversions)
Every millisecond counts. Martech expert Ben Beck shares tips and the fastest themes to improve your page load times in WordPress, so you can increase your site traffic and conversions.
Customer Messaging Platform Showdown: Drift vs. Intercom
Compare, contrast two popular options in this customer messaging platform showdown: Drift vs. Intercom. Find out which one could yield the speed-to-lead and options you need to delight customers.
Up-and-Coming Martech You Need to Know: From Funnel Insights to Handwriting Robots
Martech expert Ben Beck shares several up-and-coming martech options you should know about, from chatbot builders and handwriting robots to funnels that yield the leads you need.
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.
Artificial Intelligence Options Compared for NLP: Which to Use for Your Chatbot
Confused about natural language processing (NLP)? In this week’s #MartechMonday, expert Ben Beck answers the most important questions about leveraging artificial intelligence and NLP in your marketing chatbot, and which platforms can help.
The State of Chatbots After Cambridge Analytica: Hurt or Helped?
Were chatbots hurt or helped by the revelation that Cambridge Analytica was misusing Facebook’s data? Martech expert Ben Beck surveys the aftermath, including false predictions and the lasting effects.
10 Ways Marketers Can Use Alexa Flash Briefings to Grow Their Business
How can Alexa flash briefings help in your marketing efforts? Martech expert Ben Beck shares the step-by-step process to follow when creating your own flash briefings and to grow the daily audience for your business. Plus, more info on how to create a briefing under an hour.
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.