This is what you need to do to build an inclusive workplace

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I’ve been the only one who looks like me in many boardrooms, but it’s time to change that. Recently at M&C Saatchi LA, we were pitching a big piece of business alongside colleagues from across the country. It was our initial meeting—what we call a chemistry check—and attendees included our prospective clients and the pitch consultant, as well as the agency/client matchmaker who we needed to advocate for us. I introduced myself to the pitch consultant as the executive creative director. His immediate response was, “Oh, you don’t look like a creative director.” Read Full Story

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How to Work With a Consultant: The Ultimate Guide

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While looking through your business objectives, you suddenly feel your organization needs to shake things up a bit. Unfortunately, your in-house team doesn’t have the required expertise to push through change. So what do you do? Hire a consultant, hands down. A consultant can provide your company with specialized knowledge to help solve specific problems, allowing you to gain a competitive advantage. In a nutshell, they can give you expert opinions, analysis, and recommendations that can help ensure a more objective-based approach to grow your business and maximize sales – all at the same time. Plus, an outsider’s perspective can likely improve strategizing and troubleshoot problems effectively too. Our team at Neil Patel Digital has compiled the ultimate guide below to help you understand the nuances of working with a consultant for the best results. Let’s start by reviewing how you can find the best consultant for your company. How …

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The MozCon Virtual 2020 Initial Agenda

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Posted by cheryldraper It's the question that's been on plenty of people's minds: What's up with MozCon this year? We're happy to report that 2020's MozCon is on like Donkey Kong, and as you can tell from its brand-new name, the format this year is just a tad bit different. MozCon 2020 is now MozCon Virtual , an online conference experience delivering every ounce of digital marketing expertise you expect in-person with the safety and security of social distancing at home. Today, we're here to tell you all about it — changes, challenges, nitty-gritty details, who's speaking and what you'll learn , and more! Here's the skinny on MozCon Virtual MozCon Virtual will take place from the comfort of your at-home office space across July 14 & 15, 2020. Business on top, social distancing sweatpants on the bottom — you'll be cozier than ever while learning all the latest and …

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How to Stay Creative With an SEO-Driven Content Strategy

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Posted by Caroline-Forsey When I first joined HubSpot's blogging team in January 2018, I loved our writing process. Once a month, we all met in a conference room with a list of ideas on Google Docs which were pitched one-by-one (intricate, I know). The process was extremely creative, iterative, and collaborative. Of course, it was also often a matter of guess-and-check. Plus, brainstorming can be a bit of a selfish process. The ideas I pitched in those meetings, I pitched in part because I wanted to write them and because I was interested in them as a reader. I could only hope our audience would be interested as well. While we developed a pulse for understanding what our readers liked from reviewing top viewed posts from the past, our process didn't enable us to develop content that matched what our potential readers wanted from us. So, just a few months …

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Overcoming Blockers: How to Build Your Red Tape Toolkit — Best of Whiteboard Friday

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Posted by HeatherPhysioc Have you ever made SEO recommendations that just don't go anywhere? Maybe you run into a lack of budget, or you can't get buy-in from your boss or colleagues. Maybe your work just keeps getting de-prioritized in favor of other initiatives. Whatever the case, it's important to set yourself up for success when it comes to the tangled web of red tape that's part and parcel of most organizations. In this helpful — and still relevant — Whiteboard Friday episode from autumn 2018, MozCon speaker Heather Physioc shares her tried-and-true methods for building yourself a toolkit that'll help you tear through roadblocks to get your work implemented. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription What up, Moz fans? This is Heather Physioc. I'm the Director of the Discoverability Group at VML, headquartered in Kansas City. So today …

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Email Marketing Consulting

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A question: Do you know anyone who doesn’t have an email? Highly unlikely, right? After all, it’s mandatory to get an email address for all kinds of things – from opening a bank account to signing up for social media platforms to booking flights online. And that’s not it! Nearly 3.93 billion users have email addresses, out of which the clients you’re trying to target or retain already have active email addresses. What makes it even better is that most people don’t mind signing up for a product/service demo or a lead magnet in exchange for their email addresses. In short, you get a direct connection to your lead, where you can leverage your offerings and boost your chances of landing a sale. Let’s take a look at some email stats while we’re at it: Nearly 99% of consumers check their emails daily. 73% of millennials prefer receiving business communication …

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Let's Make Money: 4 Tactics for Agencies Looking to Succeed – Best of Whiteboard Friday

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Posted by rjonesx. We spend a lot of time discussing SEO tactics, but in a constantly changing industry and especially in times of uncertainty, the strategies agencies should employ in order to see success deserve more attention. In this popular (and still relevant) Whiteboard Friday, Russ Jones discusses four essential success tactics that'll ultimately increase your bottom line. Russ also delved into the topic of profitability in his MozCon Virtual presentation this year. To watch his and our other amazing speaker presentations, you can purchase access to the 2020 video bundle here . Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Howdy, Moz fans. I am Russ Jones, and I can't tell you how excited I am for my first Whiteboard Friday. I am Principal Search Scientist here at Moz. But before coming to Moz, for the 10 years prior to …

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Inside the redesign of ‘Fast Company’ magazine

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‘Fast Company’ has a bold new look. Creative director Mike Schnaidt walks through the major design moves. Here at Fast Company, we absolutely love design. We celebrate it annually through our Innovation by Design program, and write about it daily here on Co.Design. Our magazine gives us a perpetually fresh canvas to practice what we preach. That’s why, as creative director, I find it important to continually evolve our look — it keeps us fresh and energized about design. With that, I’m excited to announce a brand-new redesign for Fast Company . Read Full Story

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How Your Brand Can Earn Media Coverage on NBC News, USA Today, CNBC, and More

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Posted by amandamilligan As you might imagine, it’s not easy to get your brand name mentioned in top media outlets. But if you put in the work to engage in content marketing + digital PR , the benefits are massive: High-quality backlinks to your site A significant boost in brand awareness An increase in your brand’s authority Improved relationships with writers who loved your content I’ll explain how you can earn this type of coverage and its corresponding benefits for your brand. Step 1: Create newsworthy content You probably have an instinctual sense of what qualifies as news, but some of the key newsworthy elements are timeliness, proximity, and significance. Timeliness is tough. Hard news is usually covered by media outlets automatically anyway. However, there’s a way to create news — and it’s through data journalism. By doing your own research, conducting your own studies, running your own surveys, and …

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The State of Local SEO Industry Report 2020, Announced

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Posted by MiriamEllis Moz’s very warmest thanks to the 1,453 respondents who volunteered time to contribute to this second installation of our industry survey. It’s rewarding to have such a large survey group; as this report details in high relief, the work of marketing a single business location can pass through a dozen hands. Owners, staff, in-house SEOs, agencies, creative directors, webmasters, project managers, and consultants may all be contributing to promoting just one local company. By capturing their hands-on experience, we get the big picture of local SEO as an effort not confined to experts, but rather, requiring all hands on deck. In this report, you’ll find insights to share with coworkers and clients on: Company infrastructure Local ranking factors Tool & software usage Gaps in the marketplace High ROI strategies and tactics Get the full report! A window in time on local business marketing The data in our …

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The 10 Best Adwords Companies of 2020

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Research shows Google Ads produces 3.5 billion interactions each day, and a 700 percent return on investment for advertisers. If you’re an advertiser, Google AdWords still generates a lot of revenue. The downside is the fact that many companies aren’t able to give their accounts the attention it needs to perform. If you’re in this position, it’s probably best to outsource your AdWords management. That’s another problem for advertisers? How do you find an AdWords company that works with your budget, generates the returns you need and continues to perform for your business? What are the characteristics of a great AdWords company? Here’s a list of the top AdWords companies and information you can use to find, vet, and hire the right agency. 1. NP Digital – Best for Driving Revenue Lots of agencies spend their time focusing on impressions, clicks, and visits. At my agency, NP Digital, we focus …

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