Social Media Pitfalls, SEO Myths, and More — Digital Digest, September 2020

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As people change, adopt new tools for work and entertainment, and adjust to their lives, your marketing must change to meet them. Keeping up with every tool, trend, and opportunity is a lot to do while running a small business, especially in 2020. The Millennium Digital Digest is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest tools & trends, help you meet your customers where they are, and put you ahead of the competition.

What You Should Know — September 2020

Google Busts SEO Myths

We’ve covered some SEO myths in the past, but this article makes a nice roundup. Google experts get together and answer some of your most pressing questions about word count, how much content you need, whether underperforming content affects your rankings and more. In the end, though, the answer is pretty much the same for creating futureproof content for SEO: make sure you’re writing content that makes sense and satisfies user intent!Continue Reading »

What’s New In Digital Marketing — August 2020

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The marketing landscape continues to evolve. Almost every week, there are new features, tools, and expectations for small businesses. We’ve created the Millennium Digital Digest to summarize all of the most important digital marketing trends to help your business stay competitive and weather the challenges of 2020 and come out stronger.

What You Should Know — August 2020

New Predictive Capabilities in Google Analytics

In order to help businesses improve their targeting and focus on the right audiences, Google Analytics has added two new predictive metrics called Purchase Probability and Churn Probability. Purchase Probability helps you understand how likely people who visited your site will make a purchase in the next 7 days. Churn Probability predicts the likelihood that active users won’t visit your site in 7 days. Google hopes businesses will use these audiences in tandem with Google Ads in order to drive growth directly.Continue Reading »

What’s New In Digital Marketing — July 2020

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The marketing landscape continues to evolve. Almost every week, there are new features, tools, and expectations for small businesses. We’ve created the Millennium Digital Digest to summarize all of the most important digital marketing trends to help your business stay competitive and weather the challenges of 2020 and come out stronger.

What You Should Know — July 2020

Google Now Directing Users Straight to Relevant Section of Webpage

As of last month, Google’s Featured Snippets (the boxes of information at the top of search results when you search for things like questions) will now take you directly to the relevant section of the webpage. Google has been working on this feature for a while, but now that it’s finally implemented, businesses that appear in Featured Snippets may have to rethink their website design. Since visitors will be jumping past any content irrelevant to their search, you may have to come up with new ways to get them to stick around or convert.Continue Reading »

Reopening Safely with PPM & PPE

PPE Protects Employees & Customers. PPM Communicates Your Commitment.

As companies continue to adjust to the new realities of doing business during the era of COVID-19, new strategies for reopening or staying open with restrictions are needed. With states and local municipalities contemplating plans to open their economies back up, businesses have turned their attention to ways to structure and/or stagger a safe return to work.

Two essential ingredients in any successful reopening strategy are PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and PPM (Proactive Protective Messaging). PPE protects your customers and employees, while PPM communicates your policies and commitment, and helps shape the work environment for maximum safety.Continue Reading »

Small Business Grants & Programs for COVID-19 Relief

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The state of Maryland and its local governments are offering a number of grants to help small businesses weather the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants can be used for a number of essential business expenses, from purchases of Personal Protective Equipment to payroll expenses to marketing and communications needs.

Maryland received nearly $2.4 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established through the CARES Act. Part of this allotment was used for each county to set up a COVID-19 relief program in order to assist businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic. Other funds are available through The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) DBE Business Development Reimbursement Program (BDRP).Continue Reading »

PMA Marketing and Advertising Excellence Award Winners 2019

 

The PMA Marketing and Advertising Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of PMA members in marketing and advertising.  A panel of marketing and advertising experts evaluate the entries based on creativity, innovation and advertising and marketing effectiveness.

We’ve highlighted a few award-winning entries from Millennium and our clients. For a complete list of the 2019 winners, visit the PMA websiteContinue Reading »

How to Sell Your Brand’s Story

Brand authenticity matters. Recent surveys show that 90% of Millennials, 85% of Gen Xers, and 80% of Baby Boomers say they value brands that come across as genuine. In an era of influencer marketing, consumers can easily discern stock imagery and exaggerated stories from user-generated content and the truth. Beyond social media, it is crucial to integrate your brand’s story and company culture into all aspects of owned and paid media.

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Join Us For Our “Marketing for Recruitment & Retention” Lunch & Learn April 24

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If you’re struggling to acquire high-quality candidates and to retain your strongest team members, then this Lunch & Learn is for you! You’re invited to our FREE event focused on Marketing for Recruitment & Retention. Enjoy a complimentary meal while learning how to leverage your digital marketing, social media, website, and creative incentives to recruit top talent and keep your all-stars happy. A factory rep from Polyconcept, a leading promotional products company, will be present to showcase creative ideas for welcome gifts, employee awards, and recruiting items.

Special Guest Speaker: Kelly Mitchell, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Kelly is the founder of impactHR and is a leading expert in employee acquisition. She will be sharing effective hiring strategies, benefits ideas, and compliance knowledge.

When:

April 24, 2019 at 11:30am-1:30pm

Where:

Millennium Marketing Solutions

RSVP:

Please email lsmith@mm4solutions.com. Seating is limited, don’t hesitate!

The Many Facets of Marketing: Which Role Is Right For You?

Have you ever wondered what a career in marketing would be like? There are so many roles and settings within the marketing industry to explore. Whether you are considering it as your first job or for a career change, here is a rundown of things you should know:

Where You Will Work:

Marketing is typically completed in either an in-house or agency setting. In-house means that a company has an internal marketing team who handles all, or most, marketing needs from content creation to implementation. An agency, such as Millennium Marketing Solutions, is a partner that businesses hire to fulfill a variety of marketing needs from strategy and branding to programming and promotional products. Working on an in-house team is a great option for those who want to focus all attention on one brand, whereas an agency setting is ideal for those seeking to work on a multitude of clients in different industries.

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How to Build Your Brand With An Integrated Marketing Strategy

On average, a customer’s journey consists of 19 online touchpoints before converting. Even if you consider your business to be based on word-of-mouth referrals, it’s essential to reach your customer using an arsenal of highly coordinated tactics across an array of touchpoints (or interactions with your brand).

What is the story of your brand?

Building a brand involves conveying your brand’s story. Your story helps create the public’s understanding of your business, services, and unique selling propositions. Why should customers choose you? What problems do you solve for them? Once you have honed in on your brand’s narrative, you can pick which tactics will work best together to tell it.

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