Posts by Sarah Johnson

2018 digital marketing trends

Digital Marketing Trends: What to Look Out for in 2018

March 16th, 2018 Posted by Social Media, Strategy No Comment yet

As is always the way with digital marketing, a new year brings a number of new changes and technologies. With a few months under our belt already, here are some of the digital marketing trends, tools, platforms, and changes we see coming our way.

Practical Voice

The more we engage with content constantly throughout the day, the more users are seeking a more approachable brand voice. With all the clutter, speaking like a human just makes sense. For example, brands like Dollar Shave Club use a casual tone from their taglines, all the way to their product descriptions. Phrases like “tested on interns, not animals” help users relate to the brand and generate loyalty. Showcasing their socially responsible values, in addition to a comedic edge. I think we all witnessed the supply-chain-flub-turned-social-media-victor campaign from KFC UK. Or, take a look at Basecamp. From the outside, they might seem like a boring project management tool (sorry, Basecamp). Take a look at their content, however, and you’ll be surprised. I mean, they even use the word “damn” on their about page. Look for more of this as brands look to cut loose a bit in 2018. (more…)

mm

Sarah Johnson is the Director of Digital Marketing Services with Incentric. She’s a recreational sports enthusiast and is driven by the opportunity to connect people through truly impactful digital strategies. You’ll know it’s her by her “irresistible” fake British accent and steady stream of quips.

undergraduate enrollment

Increasing Undergraduate Enrollment of Gen Z with Digital Marketing

November 2nd, 2017 Posted by Higher Education, Strategy No Comment yet

There’s a new undergraduate prospect in town, and it’s Generation Z. With its oldest at the ripe age of 22, Generation Z makes up an overwhelming percentage of the undergraduate enrollment audience. With any new generation comes new challenges for colleges and universities. After a 30% leap in the past 15 years, total undergraduate enrollment is projected to increase by 14% in the next decade.  However, this growth doesn’t come without its challenges. There are more options for prospective students now than ever, and the evolving landscape of the cost of education does not go unnoticed. It’s crucial that your institution market to the first wholly digital-native generation with the right strategies in place. (more…)

mm

Sarah Johnson is the Director of Digital Marketing Services with Incentric. She’s a recreational sports enthusiast and is driven by the opportunity to connect people through truly impactful digital strategies. You’ll know it’s her by her “irresistible” fake British accent and steady stream of quips.

market segmentation

3 Ways Market Segmentation Can Take Your Campaigns to New Heights

October 30th, 2017 Posted by SEM and Digital Advertising, Strategy No Comment yet

As competition for keywords and placements gets more and more challenging, it’s up to marketers to find better ways to cut through the clutter. One of those ways is through market segmentation. Targeting and connecting to the right audience can increase click-through-rates and even conversion rates when done properly. (more…)

mm

Sarah Johnson is the Director of Digital Marketing Services with Incentric. She’s a recreational sports enthusiast and is driven by the opportunity to connect people through truly impactful digital strategies. You’ll know it’s her by her “irresistible” fake British accent and steady stream of quips.

A Case for LinkedIn InMail: Why it Should Be Part of Your Strategy

September 19th, 2017 Posted by SEM and Digital Advertising, Social Media No Comment yet

LinkedIn InMail campaigns aren’t exactly new, but recent updates to the self-service platform have made them a lot more accessible to organizations regardless of budget. As long as your audience is on the LinkedIn platform, their InMail ad format is a real contender when it comes to getting your message across and garnering conversions. (more…)

mm

Sarah Johnson is the Director of Digital Marketing Services with Incentric. She’s a recreational sports enthusiast and is driven by the opportunity to connect people through truly impactful digital strategies. You’ll know it’s her by her “irresistible” fake British accent and steady stream of quips.

b2b vs b2c

B2B vs. B2C: The Digital Marketing Divide

August 9th, 2017 Posted by B2B No Comment yet

By now, we all should have a solid understanding of the differences between the Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) markets. B2B vs. B2C marketing tactics have long been a topic of conversation. With digital marketing continuing to grow in popularity (and effectiveness), it’s important we understand how to get our messages across to these audiences, digitally. (more…)

mm

Sarah Johnson is the Director of Digital Marketing Services with Incentric. She’s a recreational sports enthusiast and is driven by the opportunity to connect people through truly impactful digital strategies. You’ll know it’s her by her “irresistible” fake British accent and steady stream of quips.