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What Your Business Needs to Know About Voice Search

Scott Rogers | Thursday November 8, 2018

Aside from marketing automation and artificial intelligence, the biggest buzzword in marketing this year has been voice search. With the increased adoption of voice-enabled devices like Amazon’s Echo, you might be wondering how this technology might affect your business’s marketing strategy.

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Getting Started with Social Media Content Planning

Jordin Ruthstein | Thursday November 1, 2018

For most businesses today, social media is at least part of their marketing strategy — if not an integral feature. And while managing a successful profile may seem as simple as snapping a photo, adding some copy and posting in some cases, there’s much more that needs to go into effective social media marketing.

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Best Practices for a B2B Lead Generation Campaign

Scott Rogers | Thursday October 25, 2018

B2B marketing used to be synonymous with the cold call. Your sales agents would pick up the phone, call a business, pitch, rinse and repeat. Then, once email was popularized, calls were supported with generic mass messages.

Those days are over. Relying on spam emails and calls that cast the widest possible net without any personalization or targeting is no longer a viable strategy. 

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Must-Haves for Your 2019 Marketing Budget

Jill Wilson | Thursday October 18, 2018

I sat down with our team to ask them what are their absolute must-haves for our clients' 2019 marketing budgets. Here's what they had to say.

(Scroll down for the video recap)

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Free Marketing Advice!

Tyler Smith | Wednesday October 10, 2018

Simple Machines is excited to announce that we’ll be holding our third Office Hours event on November 7th in Downtown Chicago at Tech Nexus.

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Takeaways From Inbound 2018 Conference

Chris Fowler | Thursday October 4, 2018

At this year’s Inbound Conference in Boston, there were a few main themes that stood out to us: 

  1. Artificial intelligence and automation
  2. Ubiquitous video
  3. The flywheel model of customer delight
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How to Use Instagram Stories to Promote Your Business

Jordin Ruthstein | Thursday September 27, 2018

Featuring 1 billion active users as of July 2018, Instagram has become a key medium for many businesses to reach their audience.

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Keep it Simple, Stupid: How to Use and Stick to a Creative Brief

Charlie Nadler | Thursday September 20, 2018

You’re probably familiar with K.I.S.S., short for “Keep it Simple, Stupid.”

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4 Content Offers You Need to See

Scott Rogers | Thursday September 13, 2018

Content offers are essentially a transaction. You provide your audience with great content, and in return, your audience gives you some valuable information like their name, email and more. In theory, it’s a win-win. 

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How to Take the Perfect iPhone Photo

Jordin Ruthstein | Thursday September 6, 2018

In the age of smartphones with cameras as powerful as a DSLR, more and more people are relying on their iPhone or equivalent to capture the perfect photo.

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Deciding Between Marketing Channels? Start with Audience Data

Charlie Nadler | Thursday August 30, 2018

Figuring out which marketing channels to invest in is possibly the most common challenge we hear from clients when we first start working with them. 

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How to Pitch to the Media

Scott Rogers | Thursday August 23, 2018

If you’re looking to increase awareness of your organization, then one of the most effective tactics you can put to use is pitching the media. 

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