Google, Facebook, Instagram Offer New Ad Tools to Entice Marketers to Spend
On the #ContentRadar this week: Big ad spend updates from big platforms. Also, YouTube launches vertical ads; Pinterest is more popular than ever; and Twitter resurrects a major timeline feature.
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.
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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.
The AR and VR Boom Is Real: Who’s Using It Now, What the Next 5 Years Hold
On the #ContentRadar this week: There’s nothing fake about AR and VR growth. Also, Google is calling out non-secure websites; Facebook launches Watch Party worldwide; and LinkedIn introduces voice messages.
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.
Speak Up: Why It’s Time for You to Create a Voice Marketing Strategy
On the #ContentRadar this week: Sounds like it is time to create a voice marketing strategy. Also, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft join powers; cord-cutting skyrockets beyond expectations; and why you may not want to lay off your entire social media team when downsizing.
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.
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.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of AI-Powered Journalism: What You Need to Know
Writers, relax. Marketers, wise up: There’s a difference between utility and humanity — and it matters for your brand reputation. Here are three examples of the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to robot-powered journalism.
Guide to What the Future of Content Marketing Sounds Like
Listen up. The world of smart speakers, podcasting, and people demanding things from inanimate objects is here. But what does the future hold? And how can you, as a content creator and/or marketer, gain a foothold in a space that is evolving on a daily basis? We rounded up 10 of our favorite pieces on the topic.