Rik Williams

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The Rise of the Marketing Technologist – Part 1

Things really started to get serious when Laura McClellan from Gartner said that thing about marketing technology. You know what I’m talking …

How to Navigate the SaaS Options Jungle

Anyone not lost in the jungle believing World War II is still raging also knows that a successful software product is the key to riches almost …

8 free or super-cheap marketing automation systems

Marketing automation may not be the new new thing any more. Which is probably one of the reasons why bringing high-end solutions like Eloqua, Marketo, or IBM into your company can cost thousands and thousands of dollars.<p>But all is not lost for those who want to just dip their marketing toes in the …

How to Use LinkedIn to Build Relationships and Generate Leads

Shares 5K<p>Are you using LinkedIn to your advantage?<p>Do you use LinkedIn marketing tactics to generate more leads?<p>Over the past year, LinkedIn has added …

5 Steps to Building Quality LinkedIn Connections

Shares 3K<p>Are you trying to find quality leads for your business on LinkedIn?<p>Are you rising above the noise with quality engagement?<p>Using your …

16 Blogging Resources to Improve Your Blog

Shares 7K<p>Do you blog regularly?<p>Are you looking for tools to make the process easier?<p>Blogging is hard work and it takes a lot of time to do it well. …

Stop Marketing, Start Engaging: How to Get Social Media to Really Work

Shares 4K<p>Do you use social media marketing to grow your business?<p>Are you wondering how to get others to say great things about your brand or …

Getting Started With Blogging: 16 Resources to Boost Your Blog

Shares 6K<p>Are you a business owner or professional with something to say?<p>Do you want to be considered an expert in your field?<p>Whether you are a …

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How to Encourage Fans to Create and Share Visual Content

Shares 4K<p>Are you leveraging your community to bring attention to your brand?<p>Have you asked your customers and fans to contribute pictures and images …

How to Benefit from the LinkedIn Publishing Platform

Shares 4K<p>Did you know you can publish your articles on the LinkedIn publishing platform?<p>Do you want to build more authority in your niche?<p>LinkedIn is …

5 Tips for Developing Better Blogger Outreach

Shares 3K<p>Are you looking for new blogger outreach tactics?<p>Have you considered working with bloggers as ambassadors?<p>In this article, I’ll show you <b>five</b> …

Less Tragic Superhero Origins

Batman, Superman, and Spider-man might not have been so super if their early years were more like this.

What Marketers Look for in Automation Software

The most commonly cited reason for evaluating marketing automation software is to improve lead management, with 40% buyers citing it as their …

Why the New Rainmaker is a Digital Media Producer - Copyblogger

Back in the day, the Big Dream of any creator involved striking a deal with a name like Random House, Warner Brothers, or Atlantic Records.<p>Signing a …

6 Ways to Earn Higher Rankings Without Investing in Content Creation and Marketing - Whiteboard Friday

Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week I thought I'd address something that's going on in the broader SEO …

Fast Transcription Services for Audio & Video, Captions

Regional AAA insurance providers rely on Speechpad fulfil a critical business need: timely and accurate verbatim transcriptions of file interviews, …

Twitter Promotion: How to Encourage Others to Promote for You

Shares 3K<p>Do you use social media to promote your product, service or events?<p>Are you wondering how you can use Twitter to help get more visibility and …

Tablet Usage by Time of Day

North Americans use their tablets most in the late evening and least in the early hours of the morning, according to a recent report from …

How to Write a Professional Bio For Your Social Media Profiles

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about …

6 Steps to Compiling an Integrated Online Marketing Strategy

The online marketing community is often abuzz with excitement whenever we discuss the latest trends within our industry, such as omni-channel …

How Buyers Evaluate Professional Services Providers

Service providers' websites are the most commonly used resource for buyer evaluations, according to a recent report from Hinge.<p>Asked how they "check …

LinkedIn Shows You Who Visits Your Profile — and Then Some

LinkedIn updated the "who's viewed your profile" section of its platform on Monday, adding personalized tips for how users can generate more profile …

#HashtagEtiquette: 8 People Who Are Doing It Wrong

#HashtagEtiquette<p>1. #Too #Many #Hashtags<p>2. Unrelated Hashtags<p>3. You #Hashtag Every #Other Word<p>4. Saying "Hashtag" IRL<p>5. Excessive Competitive …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

(Provided): 10 Ways to Prove SEO Value in Google Analytics

Over the past two years I have flipped and flopped on my stance on (not provided) keywords in Google Analytics. For a long time I took a stance …

Save the Children launches ‘shocking’ ad featuring real-life birth

en_GB<p>article<p>Save the Children is launching a new ad campaign that will feature a real-life birth in what it claims is a first for British TV …

29 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros

Shares 10K<p>Are you looking for ways to enhance your social media marketing?<p>Do you want new tools to simplify your job?<p>We asked a group of social media …