Author Archive: Casie Gillette

casie-gillette Casie Gillette is Director of Online Marketing for KoMarketing. Learn more about Casie's background and experience on her about page.

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May 1, 2014: DMFB ConferenceWe have a busy May here at KoMarketing, with several conferences this month and summer officially kicking off Memorial Day weekend. That being said, I’ll be headed to Raleigh, NC next week to speak at the Digital Marketing for Business conference. If you aren’t familiar with the show, it’s a 3-day conference featuring 40 sessions geared toward small businesses, enterprise marketers, and marketing experts.

While I’ve presented on a number of topics ranging from link building to WordPress to content marketing, I’m really excited about the topic for this show, “Building Your Online Brand Through Customers.” I’m a big believer that existing customers are one of the best (and most overlooked) assets of marketing and can play a major role in a company’s brand, especially online.

April 1, 2014: It was a busy month here at KoMarketing and it’s hard to believe that it’s already April 1st. More so, it’s hard to believe that SMX West was three weeks ago! Typically, I like to do my conference recap immediately after a show but this time I thought I’d use a different approach – take a step back and let things simmer for a bit.

I’m glad I did, because as I looked through my notes and read some of the recaps, I became much more aware and focused on the themes occurring throughout the show versus the tactical recommendations. These themes were certainly indicative of how the industry is evolving and it was interesting to see and hear.

February 24, 2014: It’s no secret that consumer expectations regarding their online experience have risen over the past few years. They want information, they want it now, and if you aren’t giving it to them in that manner, they’ll simply go someplace else.

This is exactly what we found when we conducted research for our 2014 B2B Web Usability Report (Stay tuned! The full survey results will be released next month). Of the total B2B buyers surveyed, 66% said a slow site would cause them to leave the site immediately. Can you imagine losing 66% of your visitors before they even see your content? Yikes!

Slow Load Time B2B Survey

January 27, 2014: We are a month into the new year and there have already been some great studies released (be sure to check out our industry news section for the latest). While most businesses have laid out their marketing strategy and set their budgets, some of the latest facts and figures may have them rethinking current initiatives.

From mobile marketing to content curation and revenue data, here are six statistics B2B marketers must pay attention to in 2014:

1. 39% of marketers want to increase investments on curated content marketing

Content Curation Stat

December 19, 2013: Favorite Posts of 2013Wow! It’s hard to believe that 2013 is coming to a close. It’s been a fast but fantastic year here at KoMarketing as we’ve welcomed new employees, travelled across the US and China, and moved to a new location in downtown Boston. We’ve also been very fortunate to have amazing clients, partners, and industry friends that we’re so thankful for.

As the year draws to a close and we reflect on all the things we’ve done this year, it’s also nice to look back at all the things we’ve learned. After all, it’s been a crazy year of updates from both search engines and social networks, and 2014 promises to bring more of the same.

December 10, 2013: Today at 4pm CST I will be speaking on the “Creative Social Strategies: More Than Just Facebook” panel at the Dallas Digital Summit. Details are as follows:

Creative Social Strategies: More Than Just Facebook
Tuesday, Dec 10, 4:10 – 5:10pm

Competition is fierce for social market share, so being heard through all the noise requires a combination of the best creative, the right timing and continuous campaign optimization on a variety of social platforms – not just Facebook. This session will dig into some of the advanced tactics that leading brands are using to fully leverage platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for business.

December 5, 2013: After spending much of my year at conferences and trade shows, I can tell you events are a great place to learn what’s happening in your industry, connect with your peers, and drive new business. Events also offer an opportunity for businesses to increase their brand visibility and gain a few links to their site.

Being December, I was hoping to come up with something clever around the “12 days of Christmas” theme but I didn’t have any luck. So instead, here are 12 simple ways to build links through events:

Pre-Show

1. Registration

November 10, 2013: Every two weeks here at KoMarketing, we have a team training where we sit down as a group and discuss a specific area of online marketing. During our last training, we discussed Facebook and what recent updates and statistics mean for our clients, and B2B marketers in general.

Several of the statistics were eye opening; for anyone who thinks that Facebook isn’t for B2B marketers, it’s time to think again.

Facebook Page Views

According to ZDNet, 1 in every 5 page views in the US occurs on Facebook.com. That’s a pretty big number and it should stand out to marketers looking to reach a new audience.

October 28, 2013:

DMA 2013

Two weeks ago I headed to Chicago for DMA 2013. If you aren’t familiar with the Direct Marketing Association, it bills itself as “the premier trade association for marketing leaders who want to advance and protect responsible data-driven marketing” and their annual conference is one of the biggest marketing trade shows around. My goal was to catch a few sessions, network with other B2B marketers, and learn about some of the new marketing technologies being showcased.

October 10, 2013: SMX East 2013Last week I headed south to New York City to speak on a panel at SMX East. The panel, a Q & A on content marketing, was both entertaining and informative, and there were some great takeaways (thanks for the coverage Outspoken!).

At the conference, I was also able to catch a few sessions on link building, structured data, social media and even Google Glass. While each of the sessions offered valuable tips, the main takeaway for me was the focus on data.

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