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3 Gardening Tips To Help Cultivate Your Marketing Campaign

August 29th, 2018 Posted by Strategy No Comment yet

Three lessons from a (wannabe) gardener on how to optimize your marketing campaign, integration and outcomes.

If you’re a gardener, you’re already excited about this parallel. If you’re not, you probably thinking I’ve just lost it… but give me a minute here. Cultivating your marketing campaign goes beyond the obvious “grow your garden/grow your business” analogy. There are so many more takeaways – planning, integration, and evaluation – that enhance the whole spectrum of your efforts.

Used in different contexts, “cultivate” means “to prepare” and “to foster.” Both contexts apply to gardening and to marketing. Here are three ways you can apply it to cultivating your next marketing campaign for more strategic execution and measurable outcomes. (more…)

Giselle Mahoney is an account executive with RDW Group. Her life credits include being a mom, wife, mar/comm professional, and wannabe gardener. Success is sometimes questionable on the latter.

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Why You Should Consider Niche Social Media Platforms as Part of your Social Media Strategy

May 30th, 2018 Posted by Social Media, Strategy No Comment yet

The world of social media is fragmenting and while the big players aren’t going anywhere soon (even with the recent Cambridge Analytica drama) it seems like new platforms are emerging everywhere, each tailored to its own unique niche. From gamers and beer lovers to students and engineers you name it and there’s probably a social network (or app) for it.

The idea of niche social media platforms isn’t new. In fact, they’ve existed in some form for a while now since Reddit and Tumblr first hit the scene. Recently, they’ve been growing in popularity with brands and users alike. Social media is supposed to be social after all. People want to connect with people like them and these new platforms are making it easier than ever. (more…)

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Kaitlyn Delaney is a Social Media Strategist with a “minor” hashtag obsession. When she’s not tweeting, pinning, or ‘gramming you can find her traveling and hitting the beach, hopefully at the same time.

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Millennial Mother’s Day Marketing: Marketing for Millennial Moms

May 10th, 2018 Posted by Strategy No Comment yet

While most of what you hear about millennials concerns the things we’ve killed, there’s no arguing that millennial women and families are bringing lots of beautiful life into the world. More than a million millennials are becoming moms each year. That’s over 18 million millennial moms with spending power of more than $2.4 trillion in the U.S. alone. Now, that little voice in your head is probably screaming, “but how should we be adapting our marketing for millennial moms?!” In the spirit of mother’s day, I’d like to explore just that. (more…)

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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.

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9 Secrets to Better Landing Page Design

April 30th, 2018 Posted by Strategy, Web Design No Comment yet

Landing page design holds the power to convince consumers to take important steps on the path to purchase. Yet, in most marketing campaigns, landing pages are an afterthought. Many of us spend ages toiling over keywords, selecting target demographics, and writing slick, lead-generating ad copy. But few marketers take the time to ensure that we are driving those leads to a destination — or landing page – that is up to the task of converting them.   (more…)

Marisa Meyers is an expert digital marketing strategist with 8 years’ experience and an unhealthy obsession with zombies. When she isn’t helping clients develop buyer personas, map customer journeys or otherwise navigate the complex world of digital marketing, you will find her binge watching all 6 seasons of the Walking Dead.

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Sales and Marketing: How to work better together

April 23rd, 2018 Posted by Strategy No Comment yet

The relationship between sales and marketing teams is often fraught with uncertainty. In fact, data from HubSpot suggests that 87% of the terms sales and marketing professionals use to describe each other are negative. Yet, both sales and marketing are critical in helping companies convert anonymous consumers to leads and leads to customers to achieve their revenue goals.

So, how do you get these two vastly different, but vital, teams to work together?

You may have come across the term smarketing at some point in your marketing career. That is, if you didn’t write it off as a misspelling. Smarketing, as defined by the professionals at HubSpot, refers to the alignment between sales and marketing teams created through frequent and direct communication. (more…)

Melanie Bonacasa is a social media intern at RDW Group. She is a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a passion in working in social media and events. When she’s not binge-watching the newest hit show on Netflix, you can find her planning her next trip to Disneyworld!