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Nov 18 2015

Why Omnichannel Marketing and User Experience Go Hand in Hand

  As 2015 comes to a close, businesses across the globe are looking at what strategies will be driving the future of marketing in 2016 and beyond. At Mambo Media, we believe in a comprehensive approach to marketing which includes an integrated, omnichannel marketing strategy. Let’s explore why implementing an omnichannel experience should be part of your 2016 marketing plan.   What is omnichannel marketing?   Omnichannel marketing focuses on providing a seamless brand experience that is personalized for users regardless of how they interact with your brand. Whether a consumer is surfing your website,...

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Oct 28 2015

It’s Time to Start Your Year-End Fundraising Strategy

Year-end fundraising can be the most important time of the year for many nonprofits and planning ahead is critical. December is undeniably the most important fundraising month and all nonprofits should be prepared to make the most of it with a solid marketing communication strategy.   As the 2015 Network for Good Digital Giving Index notes, nearly 30% of annual giving occurs in December with 11% happening in the last three days of the year.       The confluence of the holiday giving spirit and the rush to take advantage of philanthropy’s tax benefits means you could...

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Sep 09 2015

Infographic: Millennials: The Digital Generation

At Mambo Media, we have a lot of clients who approach us asking, “What’s the deal with Millennials?” With their incredible purchasing power, digital savviness and unique perspectives consumerism, we think Millennials are an important generation to understand and market to. Check out Mambo’s infographic that outlines the key characteristics and values of the modern Millennial.     Want to make sure Millennials are a part of your marketing strategy? Drop Mambo a line, we can help.  ...

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Aug 26 2015

Chrome Browser Keyboard Shortcuts: Tips & Tricks of a Digital Marketer

Many people know keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft products like Word and Excel but did you know there are shortcuts for your search browser as well? The last thing I want to do to when working on a project is waste valuable time that could be better spent on research, strategy, and/or implementation, so I’m always looking for ways to increase my efficiency. If you primarily use Google’s Chrome web browser, you’ll save a lot of time with the shortcuts, tips and tricks shared below. While these browser shortcuts are for Windows,...

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Aug 12 2015

Brace Yourself! How this Google Shakeup will Impact your Business.

Google has been in the news a lot this week! The company’s recent announcement that they created a parent holding company, Alphabet, has been dominating the headlines over the last few days. However, lesser known changes include their quiet separation from Google+ and many business services changes which will have a huge impact on local SEO. We’ve compiled a roundup of recent changes and how they can impact businesses and websites. What’s the Deal with Alphabet? Breathe easy! The Alphabet announcement is a corporate restructuring move and should have no immediate or...

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Jul 01 2015

4th of July Recommended Reads: Digital Marketing Edition

With the holiday weekend approaching, some of our readers may have some surely well-deserved down-time to catch up on their reading. Despite the emergence of new media consumption platforms every day, I still find myself drawn to blogs. My preferred method of consumption is via the Feedly platform on my mobile phone. Feedly does a great job of transforming RSS feeds from your favorite domains into a photograph and quick summation for each article. I have created a folder specifically for my favorite digital marketing feeds and overtime, have narrowed down to a few tried and true that I’d like to share with you this 4th of July.

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May 28 2015

Four Do’s and Don’ts for a Winning Inbound Marketing Strategy

Has your marketing team developed a true inbound marketing strategy? Are your email marketing efforts giving you the ROI you hoped for? Does your content speak to each of your buyer personas throughout their entire buyer’s journey?

If any or all of these questions speak to you, it might be time to embrace inbound marketing and consider how marketing automation platforms like Marketo or HubSpot can lead to more qualified leads, higher conversion rates and – yes – even the holy grail of increased revenue.

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May 12 2015

Five Key Elements to any Marketing Automation Strategy

You’ve implemented a Marketing Automation platform, developed personas, mapped the buyer’s journey and established measurable goals for your campaign. You’re ready to go, right? Well, not necessarily.

When developing a marketing automation strategy, the following items are keys to your success:

#1 Contacts

The key question is how “clean” is your email list? It’s not the quantity that counts, it’s the quality! Does your marketing automation software remove emails that have previously had a “hard bounce”? A hard bounce is an email address that permanently fails to send.

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Dec 30 2014

Part Two: How to Convert Qualified Leads to Brand Advocates

In our previous blog post of this series, we examined the methodology, tactics, and tools for attracting and converting visitors into qualified leads. Now that you’ve created great content for your well-researched personas and convinced them to complete a form to download your high-value content offer, what’s next? If a salesperson calls them pre-maturely, with nearly 50% of consumers not yet ready to purchase, you risk creating a negative experience for your potential customer, or worse, losing the deal.

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Nov 21 2014

What is CASL? How Your Business Can Ensure CASL Compliance.

You may have heard murmurs that Canada recently released a new law called Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Effective July 1, 2014, this new legislation will drastically impact digital marketers and businesses that send commercial emails. Penalties for non-compliance with these strict new email marketing requirements will come at a high price. The Canadian government announced that businesses can be fined for up to $10 million dollars for failure to follow legislative guidelines.

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