On July 1st Canada's new anti-spam legislation arrived with great fanfare and was met with dread from the digital marketing community. It has been four months since the new rules came into effect and there are still many marketers struggling to understand the implications for their marketing lists. If you haven't already done so, now [...]

How To Do Twitter Advertising – Part 2: Targeting

by Victoria Hoffman November 5th, 2014

Welcome back to my brief Introduction to Twitter Advertising! In case you missed it: In this three-part series, Ill be walking you through three of the most important questions to consider before you get started with advertising on Twitter: 1. What is your objective? 2. Who is your target audience? 3. How are you going [...]

Content marketers will often tell you that the bane of their professional lives isn't creating content but coming up with things to talk about in the first place. Some sector's in particular don't lend themselves very well to varied and engaging subject matters. Creating talking points and therefore content, around events is therefore a natural [...]

As a business development manager at Search Engine People, I am often approached by business owners & marketing managers who are seeking help with SEO. After some discussion, more often than not, it is realized that the goal is not necessarily implementing good SEO to their website; rather, the objective is to generate more qualified [...]

Forget about the days when you are only given an option to search information from a database of people and places stored in Google's server. How about exploring places and events in real time? Does this sound interesting? With Telepresence sharing, you can control Google's mobile robots that can capture real time video footage of [...]

4 Quick Fixes to Outsmart Your PPC Competition:

by Ron Hutchison October 30th, 2014

Depending on your industry, PPC can be a very competitive world. You put in long hours & hard work into your campaigns and yet, your competitors seem to have a constant leg up on you. You're asking yourself, how can I get my campaigns to stand out from the crowded PPC world? Well, here are [...]

You've seen it with your own eyes. Social is going Visual Social and it's about time you started creating and sharing some cool visuals for your brand or clients. It's natural for humans to immediately pay attention to visuals. When blogging first became popular, people posted longish posts of about 1000 words. Then Twitter revolutionized [...]

It was the summer of 1999, and me and my best friend (12 and 13-years old respectively) were huddled around my PC eagerly downloading 30 second, 3 megabyte, grainy video clips of old huts in a wood somewhere in America. Oh, and they took about 20 minutes a piece on my 56k dial-up modem. But [...]

How To Do Twitter Advertising – Part 1: Objective

by Victoria Hoffman October 27th, 2014

Ever since Oreo's "dunk in the dark" moment during Super Bowl XLVII, brands have been getting creative with how they insert themselves into trending conversations on Twitter. Take, for example, this promoted tweet that appeared in my timeline during the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards: Of course, this is just one example of how to take [...]

A few years ago, finding a great infographic agency or designer wasn't too hard because there were only a handful of options to choose from. Today, on the other hand, there are hundreds of portfolios online claiming expert skills in visualizing information. Unfortunately, this leads people to choosing a vendor based on budget, which often [...]