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Boring to Brilliant: Game-Changing Out of Office Emails

With the holiday season coming up, there’s a good chance that you will need to use the trusty ole out-of-office reply email. You know the one. It typically goes a little something like this: “I am out of the office until [insert date] with little access to email. If you need immediate assistance, please contact … Continued

5 Big Mistakes on Your Business Blog – Part Two

  This is part two of our Blogging Mistakes series. You can view Part 1 here. Blogging done right has the potential to do more than just move the needle for your business. B2B blogs that encompass that magic mix of being informative, fun, and engaging can bump up a company’s online presence tremendously and, … Continued

5 Big Mistakes on Your Business Blog – Part One

So you have a blog, that’s great! Now what? Blogging requires writing skills, enthusiasm for your company, and industry expertise. It also requires energy, creativity, and perseverance! It’s all about consistency. Everyone is busy, so it’s imperative that your blog posts catch readers’ attention and provide value that helps create loyal followers while also building … Continued

How to Set SMART Marketing Goals – Follow This Template

Whether you have short-term or long-term marketing goals, this planning template can help turn those ideas into reality. With this model as your foundation, you can describe your goals, set a deadline for meeting them, and understand the desired result. This can all be accomplished by focusing on SMART marketing, a methodology that helps you … Continued

6 Tips for Effectively Working With a Marketing Agency

So, you’ve started working with a new marketing agency. Awesome! (If you haven’t yet, check out our post on the top 5 smart reasons to outsource your digital marketing.) You’ve put a lot of time and thought into finding the right agency, but you’re just not sure where to start. You’re not alone. Working with … Continued

Understanding the Marketing Funnel Stages and Why it Matters

The marketing funnel is made up of several stages through which would-be customers move from first awareness of your brand to post-sale evangelism. It’s essentially the process of converting a visitor into a paying customer. One of the hardest challenges in any business is having your marketing team and your sales team on the same … Continued

5 Smart Reasons to Outsource Your Digital Marketing

If you’re looking to dive into new markets, enhance your presence online, or simply shake up your marketing strategies, it may be just the right time to consider outsourcing marketing digital marketing responsibilities. Deciding whether or not you should outsource your entire marketing strategy or part of your efforts take times and consideration. The first … Continued

Understanding the Customer Journey and What’s Next

Cultivating and managing the customer journey isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes strategic planning and steely focus to deal with all the starts-and-stops and ups-and-downs along the way. Customer touchpoints have evolved across platforms, channels, and devices. From a marketer’s perspective, more touchpoints present a tremendous opportunity to build greater loyalty with customers … Continued

We’re Hiring: Marketing Content Specialist

  Carve Digital, a digital marketing agency hyperfocused on the telecommunication industry, is hiring a Marketing Content Specialist. This person will work directly with senior leadership and clients to craft lead-generating copy such as blog posts, social media, email campaigns, client stories, product descriptions, case studies, product sell sheets, eBooks, and white papers. Inbound marketing … Continued

3 Ways to Improve the Customer Journey

The customer journey is the holy grail for businesses and marketers today. It’s essentially a map that tells the story of the customer’s combined interactions with the brand across all channels. That includes their initial interaction with the company, the purchase, service, and finally their ‘sharing’ about those experiences.   As devices and shopping channels … Continued

4 Critical Marketing Lessons I Learned While Raising Chickens

It’s not uncommon for my personal experiences to draw strong correlations to life as a marketer. Sometimes it’s obvious things, like how a well-timed email prompts me to purchase a service that I never imagined that I needed. Other times, the connection is much less noticeable but gleans insight that is unexpected yet extremely valuable. … Continued