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...

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...

Facebook Ads – SEMpdx Event Recap

November 8, 2016 – We dove into Facebook advertising at this month’s event with Five Mill’s Susan Wenograd walking us through everything from the essential foundations to powerful tools that will help bring successful ad performance.  Here are a few highlights from her jam-packed presentation: Facebook analytics and Google analytics differ greatly. To better understand the data Facebook provides, be sure to assign specific conversion tracking. When it comes to audiences, look-alike audiences can be helpful in creating a pool. Also, don’t...Read More...

Personal Branding – SEMpdx Event Recap

Personal Branding – SEMpdx Event Recap September 13, 2016 – This month’s event brought special guest Mel Carson of Delightful Communications to speak to us about the importance of personal branding.  Mel began by explaining that personal branding means defining your professional purpose and being able to articulate your experience.  He went on to share several tips on how to create a successful personal brand, including these highlights: Build your personal brand through digital strategies and in person. The sweet spots of personal branding include a successful track record,...Read More...

Members Appreciation Workshop & Event – SEMpdx Event Recap

May 10, 2016 – SEMpdx members were in for a treat this week at the annual Members Appreciation event.  Dennis Yu, CTO at BlitzMetrics, joined us Tuesday for two sessions: an afternoon workshop on Facebook growth hacks and an evening presentation on social and SEM hacks. The members-only workshop was a truly hands-on event where attendees had laptops out and were guided through Dennis’ growth tactics step by step using the “dollar a day” technique for their own specific advertising campaigns.  The goal was for everyone to implement by the end...Read More...