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5 Reasons To Use Polls And Surveys In Your Marketing

Tweet   As you know, we recently rolled out polls and surveys in Spectate. Within just a few minutes, you can create a single question poll or a more extended survey and embed it on your website. Why should you consider adding polls or surveys? Here are a few reasons. Foster engagement A quick poll [...]

Feature Alert: Polls

Tweet We’re excited to announce a new Spectate feature: polls. You can now create simple one question polls or extensive surveys and embed them on your website. Here’s how to do it. In the left menu, expand the “Manage” tab and select “Polls & Surveys”. Click on the “+ Create Survey” link. On the “New [...]

5 Marketing Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Tweet Duct Tape Marketing Podcast Website | iTunes John Jantsch is known for Duct Tape Marketing, which has books, a consultancy, and podcast attached to it. Their podcast is a great source of practical marketing advice geared towards small businesses. Regardless of how big your business is, we can all benefit from Duct Tape Marketing, [...]

10 Marketing New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Tweet #1 – Make Data-Driven Decisions You probably already have Google Analytics in place, maybe you’re also using your Spectate account, but do you really use the analytics they provide? This year, have measurable goals in place, and track your progress towards those goals – make your analytics work for you. Not only will you [...]

How to Create Your 2015 Strategic Marketing Plan

Tweet It’s that time of year again, when most of us are trying to tie up loose ends, prepare for the holidays, and plan for the next year. Aside from the obvious work required, there are additional challenges to planning for 2015 – like having a budget to plan with or a staff that’s taking [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing During the Holidays

Tweet First, note that we’re talking about “marketing during the holidays,” not “holiday marketing.” They’re similar, but the not the same. This is for those of us who don’t see a spike in sales around the holidays, but still want to show our holiday spirit and participate in some of the holiday marketing fun. Realistically, [...]

8 of Our Favorite Marketing Books

Tweet Recently we attended both the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education and Confab Higher Ed. We always try to come up with fun things to hand out and give away at conferences, and this year we decided to switch it up by giving away some of our favorite marketing books, some current [...]

3 Metrics That Your Executive Leadership Cares About

Tweet There are many data points that your marketing team tracks on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Most of those metrics are intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of the department and the return on investment for the business. You might use Google Analytics, CRM data, and reports generated by your web marketing tools, [...]

How Often Should You Blog?

Tweet   “How often should I blog?” It’s a simple question with many correct answers, and one that’s been asked by all of us at least once. The short answer is, as often as you have something meaningful to say, and hopefully, you’ll have something meaningful to say at least once a week. If you [...]

Why Everybody Is A Marketer

Tweet In our post entitled “10 Simple Truths about Inbound Marketing”, we mentioned that marketing is no longer the sole responsibility of your marketing team, but that it can, and should, involve your entire company. That doesn’t mean that everybody needs to drop their current role and start creating infographics or shooting videos. Each individual [...]