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2017 SEMPO Cities Delaware Valley The Future of Digital Marketing Event

2017 SEMPO Cities Delaware Valley: The Future of Digital Marketing Event

2017 SEMPO Cities Delaware Valley The Future of Digital Marketing Event

Looking to expand your knowledge on the latest SEO practices, Internet marketing and video? Our partner – Advertising Is Simple – is proud to announce that next Wednesday, November 1st, will be hosting an exciting event with SEMPO, bringing you the latest updates on all things digital marketing.

What is SEMPO?

SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search engine marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. The purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of search and its role in marketing.

What is SEMPO Cities Initiative?

SEMPO_CitiesSEMPO Cities initiative launched in 2015. Since then, it continues to build awareness and education around search at the local level through learning and networking events.

Below are all the details you need to know about this event:

 

2017 SEMPO Cities Delaware Valley

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 

 8:30am – 3:30pm 

At the Emerging Enterprise Center

920 Justin Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Sponsored By:

Emerging Enterprise Center

Sherms Catering sponsoring SEMPO CitiesCostco sponsoring SEMPO Cities

CLICK TO REGISTER 

for more information, please email:

cities@sempo.org

 

SPEAKERS: 

Beth Heller – One of Google’s Partner Enablement Managers in NYC. Before Google, Beth spent 10+ years in marketing – leading communications teams at PR agencies and serving as a media trainer for her clients. 

Kamran Malik – a Franchise business manager a Digital Marketing Strategist at WSI. Kamran has mentored/advised 364 entrepreneurs across 60 cities, 18 countries and spanning 5 continents around the world. 

 

Some of the topics being discussed at SEMPO Cities Delaware Valley event are: The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Marketing Google trends, Video and the Internet. We hope to see you there!


Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

Chrome HTTP Security Warning and How To Go About It

Chrome HTTP Security Warning and How To Go About It

If you follow our FWSIR news section vigilantly, you know a few weeks ago we shared an important notice about Google Chrome HTTP security warning changes that you should be taking seriously as a standalone or client IC web manager.

Chrome HTTP Security Warning and How To Go About It

So what does that mean exactly?

Google Chrome is changing the security indicator warnings that will be displayed to the web user if they hit a page Chromes deems as “not secure” under their new guidelines.


 

Moreover, beginning October 2017, Chrome will show the “Not Secure” warning in two additional situations:

1. When users enter data on an HTTP page.

2. On all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode. Eventually, Google will show warnings on all HTTP pages, even outside of Incognito mode.


 

This is important for not only eCommerce, but any sites that are collecting ANY form of contact information or payment details.

Still considering whether you should purchase a certificate or not?

Chrome is one of the most popular browsers out there. Therefore, we believe its a no-brainer to take action now and avoid losing potential clients, credibility and SEO for your website.


 

In order to purchase a certificate, first please contact your hosting provider. As for the price, it will range depending on the level of security you need (based on what kind of data you collect), and your hosting provider.

To read more about the Chrome HTTP security warning, please read this Chromium article.


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

Why You Should Care About the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

Why You Should Care About the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

If you’re in charge of your own standalone IC Site or client sites that have forms on web pages that are HTTP (not HTTPS), you might have received an email from Google Search Console warning you that starting October 17, 2017, these pages will be marked with a ‘Not Secure’ warning in Chrome.

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Do you manage websites that are HTTP and have pages with forms capturing some sort of customer data (eg. contact us form)?  If yes, this notice is very important for your case and you should definitely care about the difference between http and https. Why?

It might seem so sudden, but the Google’s plan to change labeling HTTP sites as non-secure has been gradually taking place since January 2017, following the change of Chrome 56. In recent statements, Chrome explained this initiative as cracking down on HTTP infractions with credit cards and passwords. Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network, so starting in version 62 Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning when users type data into HTTP sites. – Chromium Blog


Why You Should Care About the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

So what’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

Whenever you’re visiting the HTTP site, you sit at your browser and interact with data. However, how the data travels from Point A to Point B, or even if it travels at all, is none of HTTP’s concern.

It’s similar with HTTPS, BUT when security is a must, HTTPS differentiates one sender and receiver from another. The SSL actually encrypts the coming and going data. This means that SSL uses a mathematical algorithm to hide the true meaning of the data. The hope is that this algorithm is so complex it is either impossible or prohibitively difficult to crack, therefore making data submitted through HTTPS web page (contact details, credit card info) more secure.


 

How to avoid these warning messages?

  1. Host with a dedicated IP address.
  2. Buy a Certificate.
  3. Activate the Certificate.
  4. Install the Certificate.
  5. Update your site to use HTTPS.

 

If you migrate your site from HTTP to HTTPS, Google treats this as a site move with a URL change. This can temporarily affect some of your traffic numbers.

See the site move overview page to learn more. Also, here is more information on Google Search Console recommendations about https.


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

Improve Customer Engagement with Video Marketing in 5 Steps Famous WSI Results

Improve Customer Engagement with Video Marketing in 5 Steps

Improve Customer Engagement with Video Marketing in 5 Steps Famous WSI Results

 

Are you looking for powerful marketing tools to instantly (and successfully) connect with your customers? Online video is now very accessible and hugely popular! It is repeatedly proving itself as an effective way to improve customer engagement, increase brand awareness and attract search engine traffic.

So what are you waiting for? Consider investing in a video campaign to help drive traffic and conversion to your business.

Need more help figuring out how to do it? The following 5 tips will help prepare you for a successful video marketing campaign.

 

Improve Customer Engagement with Video Marketing in 5 Steps

 

If you are not investing in video as part of your digital marketing strategy, you are missing a great opportunity to engage your target audience, expand your brand and boost sales.

If you would like help implementing video marketing for your business, get in touch!

 


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

3 Ways to Qualify Existing Leads with Video Data

3 Ways to Qualify Existing Leads with Video Data

3 Ways to Qualify Existing Leads with Video Data

As marketers, we know video is an important marketing tactic to engage with your visitors and spark purchase intent. If you read our last post on the 3 different stages of the potential client’s journey, then you also know about the pivotal role that video can play in your marketing automation.

Are you looking for ways to secure your leads using existing video data? In today’s post we’re going to share 3 ways how you can use video data to qualify your potential leads.

 

3 Ways to Qualify Existing Leads with Video Data

 

  1. Segment your contacts based on the videos they’ve watched.

See which videos your leads are watching, allowing you to better understand your customer acquisition funnel, work out which videos are helping drive conversions and craft more personalized follow up emails.

  1. Consider video heat maps directly in contact pages.

Find out how much of a specific video your leads are watching and whether certain groups of users are engaging with your content.

  1. Map your video content to the buyer’s journey.

Remember those 3 stages of client’s journey? Always try to organize your videos according to the awareness, consideration and decision stage of your viewer.

 

IN CONCLUSION

Not all video data should be treated the same way. Some videos should be considered more important than others when it comes to lead scoring. Learning how to score and prioritize your leads will ensure better results and your team closing more deals in the future.

 

Want to learn more about how to create leads for your business?

Contact us to Download our 30 Greatest Lead Generation eBook

 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

 

 

Successful Video & Marketing Automation in 5 Steps

Successful Video & Marketing Automation in 5 Steps

At this point, you know why Marketing Automation is so important. You understand why video is a great communication tool. You’ve seen how goals influence marketing automation, and how video can be incorporated into those goals.

Last time, we talked all about why using videos and Marketing Automation is beneficial for your business. Today, we are going to dive in deeper and discuss Successful Video & Marketing Automation in 5 Steps.

 

Successful Video & Marketing Automation in 5 Steps

 

  1. Center it around the Story, Not the Sale. There is a heap of sales clutter on the Internet that is actively annoying and repelling your customers. Don’t let your brand be that guy – instead, your video should be centered on the story and not the sale. Remember, the same rules that apply for written content marketing apply for video marketing – concentrate on the value you’re providing for your customers.
  2. Make it the Best 10 Seconds Ever. 1/5 of your viewers will click away from a video within 10 seconds or less. Short and to the point. Get right to the grit of the tale and manage expectations from the outset (within the first 5 to 10 seconds). Try sparking your audience’s curiosity by asking questions and using teasers to hook their attention right away. Your video should immediately convey its value and answer that “why should I watch it?” question that will be on your audience’s mind.
  3. Lighten Up and Stop Being so Boring! Encourage your video creators to be creative and take risks. Think your B2B audience can’t handle humor? Don’t feel constrained by what’s gone before you in your industry and don’t try to emulate your competitor’s stiff tone and drowsy script. Stand out and take a chance on being funny.
  4. Optimize for Search. The first thing you should do to derive the maximum SEO value from your video (before you upload your video to any sharing sites) is to host it on your own domain. It’s important to enable embedding on your video as this will help you increase the likelihood of receiving inbound marketing links. Ensure that your videos are tagged with relevant keywords and fully explained with fleshed out descriptions and unique titles. Keep this rule in mind: it is had a box, it has a purpose – Google needs you to fill it out to help you rank.
  5. Educate and Prove Yourself. Did you know that 65% of your audience are visual learners? One of the most powerful methods you can use for video marketing is to educate your audience. Teach your customers how to use your product or service and provide useful tips on how to make the most of it. Or, create a webinar to showcase your industry knowledge, position your brand as a thought leader, add value to your consumers’ lives and collect leads in the process.

 

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Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results 302-407-0430

info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

 

 

 

How To Use Video Content with Marketing Automation

How to Use Video Content with Marketing Automation

Using Video with Marketing Automation

Marketing automation has been around for years, and video has been around even longer. But using these two tools together is uncharted territory for many businesses. You probably have some questions.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you already know how important video is to your marketing strategy. By combining video and marketing automation, you’ll be able to take your video marketing to the next level by sending the right video, to the right lead, at the right time.

 

What comes first, the video or the automation?

How does each part assist the other? How do I set this up?

Marketing automation (also called lead nurturing) is one of the fastest growing areas of digital marketing. It’s an important channel to optimize to help you grow your business.

We discussed benefits of using a Marketing Automation software for your business in our latest blog post, which you can read here.

 

So how Using Video with Marketing Automation can benefit your business?

 Marketing Automation and Video Content

Video Content and Marketing Automation

 

Why You should use video with Marketing Automation

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Marketing Automation tips with Advertising Is Simple

 

Stay tuned for part 2 of Using Video with Marketing Automation. Next month, we are going to go more in depth with what are the best practices for successful video marketing and how you can nurture your leads with video content.

 


Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results 302-407-0430

info@FamousWSIResults.com

Marketing Automation

5 Reasons Why Your Business Could Benefit from Marketing Automation

Staying up to date with the ongoing marketing trends these days means constantly researching, learning and trying new techniques and tools. The workload and responsibilities of a modern marketer change just as fast. Think of Facebook or Instagram. The new updates roll in so often that if you logged into your account after 6 months of absence, you probably wouldn’t even recognize the platform anymore.

Same goes for digital marketing. The tools and strategies are evolving every year, and it’s the marketers’ job to know how to manage it all.

For the last few months, we’ve been discussing the benefits of having a Mobile App and why it is crucial for your business to tap into that platform (read Mobile Apps for B2B companies and retail stores). This month, we will be exploring yet another digital strategy that’s absolutely worth considering and implementing. Let’s talk Marketing Automation, shall we?

 

Marketing Automation

 

In simple words, Marketing Automation is a software thanks to which you can automate your marketing actions. Think of email marketing, CRM, social media, phone campaigns, digital advertising and many more other channels combined into one marketing effort.

Since Marketing Automation system is doing great so far (91% of the most successful users agree that it was “very important” to the overall success of their marketing across channels), here are 5 more reasons why your business could benefit from it.

 

5 Reasons Why Your Business Could Benefit from Marketing Automation

  1. Time management. Marketing automation allows marketers to recognize a specific target and then tailor the content in order to reach that customer. Such shift in focus allows users to quickly determine prospects that can be converted.
  2. Improved Communication. With a marketing automation software, you can spot your hot lead right away, which makes it easier for emailing and following up once the potential client or customer is still hooked on your content.
  3. Personalization. Marketers connect with unique customers through tailored content based on their profile data and purchasing behavior. If the lead is getting more personalized content, it is very likely to spend more time on your website.
  4. Organization. Thanks to Marketing Automation, sifting through leads can be done in a more organized, quicker and efficient manner across multiple channels. Same goes for distributing content.
  5. Customer Loyalty & Retention. In 2017, it costs more to seek new customers, as opposed to retaining the loyal ones that you already have. Marketing Automation is said to deliver even better customer experience across all channels.

 

There you have it. Marketing Automation is here to stay, so it’s time to optimize your strategy and watch your results skyrocket! Are you ready?

If you’d like to learn more about this topic, stay tuned for more content as we will be discussing more Marketing Automation in the coming weeks.

 


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results 302-407-0430

info@FamousWSIResults.com