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Why Your Brand Needs a Marketing Consultant

by John Moran

published on Aug 25, 2016 11:34:00 AM

When everything is running smoothing and you're enjoying success, it's easy to get complacent. It's what allowed retail giant Blockbuster to refuse partnering with Netflix. Eventually, of course, this led to their downfall.

Your company probably isn't facing the same problems Blockbuster was. But that doesn't mean you don't need a fresh perspective. Even the most successful companies benefit from a marketing consultant. Below, you'll find everything you need to know about marketing consultants, and how your company will benefit from one.

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How Your Business Can Benefit from a Video Production Company

by John Moran

published on Aug 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Videos are powerful. Just take a look at the staggering statistics from YouTube: 6 billion hours spent each month by over 1 billion unique users. In fact, YouTube reached more people between the ages of 18 and 34 than any single cable network does.

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The Benefits of a Corporate Explainer Video

by John Moran

published on Aug 4, 2016 11:35:00 AM

Corporate videos are getting trendier by the day, but not every video on the web has to be promoting something. Explainer videos are a great way to introduce your company or product in a sleek, concise way. 

Almost every company on the Internet would be able to benefit from an explainer video. Here's three specific ways that your company could benefit from one, too:

Make an Impact
If your product or company needs an introduction, explainer videos are a great way to get your message across. Studies show that people who browse the Internet don't read all that much. They tend to drop off rapidly the longer an article gets. This means that if you have a lot of information to impart, you might be losing too many people with text. 

This is where an explainer video could come in. Here's some examples of messages that might be too long or detailed to leave to text:

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Why Integrating Content Marketing Is a Must

by Christina Pellegrino

published on Jul 28, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Content marketing is a growing marketing strategy that many companies are utilizing. In 2014, about 90% of marketers reported they used content marketing.  Integrating content marketing is a great way to deliver a consistent message about your company on numerous channels.  In addition, it encourages engagement and involvement among your audience and community.

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Promote Your Business With These 3 Tips

by John Moran

published on Jul 21, 2016 2:31:00 PM

With the start of a new year, you should consider new ways to promote your company. Branching out in additional avenues will reach a new set of prospects, energize your marketing efforts, and help keep you a step ahead of the competition.

Here are three ways you can start promoting your business this year that you might not already be doing:

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Video & Inbound Marketing: The Perfect Match

by John Moran

published on Jul 14, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Successful inbound marketing is one of the best techniques you can use to drum up more business. By successfully attracting customers to come to you, your business can avoid spending money on costly outbound campaigns like television ads, radio spots, and cold calling. 

Inbound marketing, however, can be tricky. Without a solid strategy, your efforts will be wasted and you'll have nothing to show for it. This is why you need to consider video marketing. Videos are proven to be one of the most effective inbound marketing strategies, for many reasons. Here are three of the most important:

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How Content Marketing is Driven by Video

by John Moran

published on Jul 7, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Content marketing is key for any business, but it's changed a great deal over the last several years. Blog posts and text articles are no longer viable as stand-alone content marketing options. Your content campaign must also include significant investment in video content to succeed. 

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How Promotional Video Is Surpassing Websites for Advertising

by John Moran

published on Jun 30, 2016 3:40:00 PM

Websites are traditionally a critical way for small and medium-sized businesses to advertise, but video is coming on quickly. In fact, there are a number of ways where promotional videos far surpass websites for marketing purposes. Here are some of the most important ways:

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The 3 Essential Ingredients You Need for a Successful Video Production

by John Moran

published on Jun 23, 2016 2:07:00 PM

The numbers are almost beyond belief.

Every year, an estimated 1.2 billion videos will be viewed in the United States, by almost 90 million unique individuals. A strong corporate video production strategy can take advantage of these staggering numbers, but - and this is a big "but" - only if the videos are produced properly. 

Here are three of the most important ingredients to successful corporate video production:

Video marketing
Corporate video production is like a holiday meal: every ingredient must mix together perfectly!
Targeting

A great video will struggle to find clicks if there isn't an audience for it. Your video campaign must have a specific targeted audience, and appeal directly to them. Because videos are viewed and shared so often, grabbing one specific audience can lead to more viewers down the line. 

Your video should also have a very specific call to action. Mobile video viewers, for example, have an unbelievable click-through rate of almost 12%. Wasting their attention would be a missed opportunity. 
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5 Stats That Highlight the Importance of a Content Marketing Consultant

by John Moran

published on Jun 16, 2016 11:33:00 AM

As you know, if you want your website or blog to attract organic traffic and rank higher in search engine results, you need to publish quality content on a regular basis. However, if you're too busy focusing on generating new business leads and tweaking your products and services, you may not have the time or energy to come up with new ideas for content regularly.

Unfortunately, lacking the time or resources is not an excuse for a lackluster website or blog. If you simply can't get your site to where it needs to be, you should consider hiring a content marketing consultant. The job of a content marketing consultant is to offer expert advice and help you create a content strategy that will engage your readers. Here are five statistics that highlight the importance of a content marketing consultant.

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