digital marketing

    2019 Panda Predictions

    1024 467 Shamir Duverseau

    The new year is upon us and, if 2018 is any indication, we will likely see the world transform in ways big and small, including disruptions in culture, technology, and business. While we may not have a crystal ball, our smart pandas most certainly have some predictions for the world of digital marketing in 2019.…

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    7 Tips for Transitioning to a New Agency

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    If you’ve decided that it’s time to make the move to a new digital agency, then it’s likely the following has also occurred to you: 1) breaking up is hard to do and 2) the transition has a lot of moving parts. How are you communicating the change of direction? Is there a plan in…

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    What We Learned from Opticon ’17 — and Office Space

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    My colleagues and I recently returned from Optimizely’s annual conference, Opticon 2017, in Las Vegas. The focus of this year’s event was on building and scaling a culture of experimentation across teams, channels, products and device. The three-day conference was attended by more than 1200 executives, product managers, marketers, testing novices, experimentation gurus and developers. As…

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    5 Often-Overlooked SEO Essentials

    1024 544 Lisa Martino

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is a discipline that requires just that—discipline. Think Daniel of the Karate Kid (the prized 80’s version, please) painting the fence, again and again. Tedious though it may seem, maintaining an error-free and well-optimized site can lead to improved rankings on search engine results pages (SERPs) and long-term traffic success. But…

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    We’re Speaking at the Hispanic Business Conference in Orlando

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    Join Smart Panda Labs at the Hispanic Business Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida as we participate in a panel discussion with several industry leaders to address the importance of technology in marketing. The Hispanic Business Conference & Expo is presented by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando to educate, motivate and build…

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    Data Storytelling and the Experience-Led Business: A Report from Adobe Summit 2016

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    I recently attended the Adobe Summit 2016 in Las Vegas, an annual digital marketing conference that provides opportunities to hear from marketing innovators and to explore the latest Adobe tools and trends. While once focused mostly on data and analytics, the growth of Adobe’s brand into both the Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud has expanded…

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    A/B Testing: Can You Learn from a Mobile App Test Netflix Probably Didn’t Run?

    1024 683 Shamir Duverseau

    Last week I heard a story on NPR revealing that Netflix has been reducing the speed and quality of its videos — a practice called throttling — for customers streaming them on AT&T and Verizon wireless networks.* A week after the carriers were accused of throttling video speeds on their networks, Netflix stepped forward to take…

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    Paid Search in Google’s Post-Sidebar Era

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    Earlier this year, it was heavily rumored that Google would be nixing right-rail paid search ads in desktop search engine results pages. And as we saw last month, that rumor proved true. Google rolled out a dramatic, worldwide change that removes ads from the right side of its desktop search results, placing them only at…

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    Customer Empathy and Selling the Click

    1024 536 Charlene Hixon

    email marketing takeaways from MarketingSherpa’s 2016 Summit Recently I had the great fortune of attending MarketingSherpa’s 2016 Summit in Las Vegas. As a digital communications consultant for Smart Panda Labs, I took advantage of coaching clinics with top email-experts, taking a deep dive into areas that are important to my expertise, including email best practices,…

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    Bring Your Brand into Alignment with a Digital Strategy

    900 496 Shamir Duverseau

    From your storefront to your social media pages to your CRM, no aspect of your company should be operating in a vacuum. Why? Because to consumers, your ads, database, website and storefront are one in the same. There are many touch points but just one brand. So what happens when these touch points are operating…

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