Local SEO – SEMpdx Event Recap

Local SEO – SEMpdx Event Recap February 13, 2018 – We welcomed local SEO expert Greg Gifford, Director of Search and Social at DealerOn, to speak at this month’s event.  Greg explained that ranking number one in search results is not where your primary focus should be anymore.  Thanks to personalization, localization and proximity, every user sees slightly different results.  Between signals you can optimize, signals you can’t optimize and changes Google makes, local SEO is not a simple process.  With that in mind, Greg discussed five signals that we can optimize and...Read More...

The Future of Digital Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap

The Future of Digital Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap January 9, 2018 – At this month’s sold out event, we welcomed a panel of experts to share their insights on the future of digital marketing.  Scott Hendison, Todd Mintz, Anna Hutson and Kevin Getch – all SEMpdx board members – hosted a generous Q&A session, providing their thoughts on all things digital.  Here are a few highlights from the night: Basic tactics are still working. Oftentimes, the problem companies face is not having a customer-centric strategy to work from. Continuing to focus on your overall content is important. Create...Read More...

Ad Copy Optimization – SEMpdx Event Recap

November 14, 2017 – This month’s SEMpdx event focused on ad copy optimization.  3Q Digital’s Caitlin Halpert, Senior Director of Client Services, presented how to run more effective A/B tests on Google, Bing and Facebook.  Here are 10 takeaways from the evening: There are three factors to consider when testing ads: sample size, statistical significance and practical significance. Differences in ad format performance are usually the result of differences in inventory. We can’t compare ad sizes for a fair equivalent.  With that in mind, test...Read More...

The Art of Storytelling – SEMpdx Event Recap

The Art of Storytelling – SEMpdx Event Recap October 17, 2017 – SEMpdx welcomed Casey Markee, Founder of Media Wyse, to speak at this month’s event.  Casey shared his expertise in creating and promoting exceptional brand stories.  Below are a few key takeaways from the presentation: Use the 5-step brand story approach: Who is the story for?  Why are we telling this story?  What is the story message?  How should we tell the story?  Where shall we share it? In order to find your story, it’s important to understand your brand story archetype. Take the free quiz available from...Read More...

Multi-Channel Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap

June 6, 2017 – The focus of this month’s event was multi-channel marketing, and we welcomed Dave Roth, CEO of Emergent Digital, who shared tips for successfully utilizing multiple communication channels in our campaigns. Understand your customer personas, including which channels and networks they are using. Use a single source of data to effectively communicate with the client. You can use other systems for intra-channel optimization, but commit to one source for client communication. Consider various modes of communication with your target...Read More...