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Marin recently pulled together information as a report on the State of Digital Marketing for 2017.

From their site:
“Marin Software interviewed top digital marketing managers around the world to discover the trends, opportunities, and challenges they face in 2017. Read the report to learn the current state of the digital marketing industry, plus expert tips and recommendations for success.

Highlights include:
Digital Marketers’ top priorities for 2017
The ROI potential of different mobile marketing strategies
The main reasons marketers miss out on revenue opportunities
How marketers can increase advertising performance by 70% or more
The hottest marketing technologies industry leaders are looking to invest in next”

We grabbed some of the highlights and shared them here:

  • 43% of marketers expect their mobile budgets on search marketing investment to increase between 10% and 30% in 2017
  • On the social side, 70% of respondents plan to increase their advertising budget
  • Marketers on search and social face an ongoing learning curve due to the constant influx of new features and ad products. As a result, many struggle to keep up with the fast pace of innovation *We at Acumen don’t struggle with this by the way

You can download the full PDF report here: http://downloads.digitalmarketingdepot.com/rs/727-ZQE-044/images/MAR_1706_StateDigAd.pdf

We are super excited to officially welcome Alyssa Willey to the team as our newest Account Executive!

Alyssa Willey

Alyssa is a rock star.
Has been killing every day since she joined the team.
And we wanted to share some personal info so you can get to know her a little more.

We asked Alyssa a few questions, here were her answers.

Where are you originally from?
Alyssa: I am from Carthage, IL, went to college at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
Alyssa: I like to sing and dance all day everyday but I really enjoy a good Netflix binge in my free time

What’s your favorite Type of Music?
Alyssa: Hands down favorite type of music is country

What is your favorite genre of movie?
Alyssa: Favorite movie genre would be comedy because who doesn’t like to laugh for hours on end

Where would you most like to visit?
Alyssa: I would love to visit Nashville in the near future

Drink of choice?
Alyssa: Beer for sure. All kinds but nothing beats local craft beer

It’s important for everyone to understand what WE DON’T DO.

We ARE NOT a design / creative agency.
We ARE NOT a PR agency.
We ARE NOT a copy writing house.

What WE ARE is a strategic content marketing agency that uses search engine and social media data to identify market demand, how that demand is sought, how the channels which deliver answers to that demand present options / solutions and then turn that research into a plan which we execute on.

We ONLY CARE about meeting the goals set.
If you want 30 leads each month, then we’ll get it for you.
If you want to understand what channels have the highest opportunity for new sales, then we’ll figure it out.
If you want us to build the assets and infrastructure to distribution, collect and close new business, then we’ll create it.

We DO NOT CARE about Facebook. We care that Facebook can deliver a sales outcome for you.
We DO NOT CARE about LinkedIn. We care that LinkedIn can deliver a sales outcome for you.
We DO NOT CARE about Email. We care that Email can deliver a sales outcome for you.

Get what we’re saying?!

It’s not about the channel, it’s about what the channel can do for you.
The market tells us if it’s working by engaging and converting with content.
We focus on the goal, what the market is asking, where they are asking it and how the channels choose to present content.

Channels come and go.
Trends in design and copy writing come and go.

Our process focuses on capitalizing on the channels and the tactical trends that will move you towards your goals.

So if you are most concerned with creating a strategy to ensure your business is seen online, drives more leads and closes more business then talk to us.

If you are more interested in the shade of red in your email footer not looking the same on your desktop screen and your iPhone DO NOT talk to us!

All We Do Is Win.

It amazes us at how little there is out there online specific to the print industry on practically marketing your services digitally.
Obviously SEO works, so does PPC, social media is a must and email is a no-brainer.
But everything we’ve found is so weak!

We are planning to change that.
While the fundamentals are the same, we have learned over years of working with customers in the print industry what works and what doesn’t.

We are starting a new series of posts that will highlight specific tactics that work really well for print companies.

But for now check out this Case Study on Digital Marketing for Print Companies click here: http://acumenstudio.com/help-printing-companies-grow/