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📋 Table of Contents

1. How to Recognize When It's Time to Expand Into New Digital Marketing Channels

2. B2B Influencer Marketing—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

3. Discover Smarter Ways to Use Your Data MarketingProfs Friday Forum

4. 12 'Dark Patterns' That Websites Use to Trick Visitors

5. Your All-Access Pass to Interactive Workshops MarketingProfs B2B Forum

6. 21 Steps to Better Email Campaigns MarketingProfs Master Class

Scroll down for more, including industry news, community goings-on, and other useful resources.

How to Recognize When It's Time to Expand Into New Digital Marketing Channels
How to Recognize When It's Time to Expand Into New Digital Marketing Channels
Marketers and advertisers often invest exclusively in Google and Facebook advertising to find, engage, nurture, convert, and retain their customers. Should they branch out? This article weighs the pros and cons. »
A Marketing Approach Built for Today's Fast-Moving Markets
Aligning teams, updating budgets, and executing plans at the speed of the market is more challenging than ever. We can't afford to keep running marketing on spreadsheets and slides. Check out Uptempo's CMO mini-primer to find out why marketing business acceleration is the way to go. Download the e-book now! »
B2B Influencer Marketing—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
B2B Influencer Marketing—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Influencer marketing doesn't have to mean celebrities flashing your products all over Instagram. It can mean basic word-of-mouth, trust, and building relationships with people who can reach your target audience. Mike Allton and George B. Thomas get into the ins and outs of influence in the B2B world. Read more and listen in. »
MarketingProfs Friday Forum
Discover Smarter Ways to Use Your Data
Analytics doesn't have to be complicated and frustrating. Join our Analytics Friday Forum for three separate sessions that will enhance your ability to measure marketing efforts, accurately and meaningfully. »
12 'Dark Patterns' That Websites Use to Trick Visitors
12 'Dark Patterns' That Websites Use to Trick Visitors
This infographic explores common "dark patterns," or tactics that e-commerce websites use to trick online shoppers into completing actions that benefit the brand more than the customer. Check out the infographic. »
MarketingProfs B2B Forum
Your All-Access Pass to Interactive Workshops
Content Marketing for SEO. Demand Generation. Go-to-Market Planning. Email Marketing. Marketing Strategy. Is your interest piqued? Those are the topics for the interactive workshops you can attend, live this October at our B2B Forum conference, when you get an All-Access Pass. Pick your favorite and spend a day digging in on October 4 before the full conference kicks off on October 5! Grab your early bird ticket now; prices go up in April! Pick your workshop! »
21 Steps to Better Email Campaigns
MarketingProfs Master Class
Email performance not up to snuff? Join Jay Schwedelson for his Email Marketing Master Class. In 21 short-form videos, you'll get Jay's tactics and techniques to improve open rates, clickthrough rates, and responses. It took Jay more than 14 years and billions of emails to discover these methods, and now you can get them all in The Real Truth About Email Marketing Master Class. Available now to PRO members!
Start sending better emails
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MarketingProfs community goings-on
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