What Is Digital Marketing?

No better way to start answering that question than with a straightforward sounding definition, this one from Hubspot:...
Jesse January 23, 2020 5 minute read
To Email Blast or Not to Email Blast
Email blasts may be one of the most contentious pieces of the marketing puzzle. There are those who swear by their effectiveness. And there are others who deride their spammy nature and low engagement numbers.
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9 Different Types of Landing Pages
The simple landing page, often maligned yet seemingly never truly understood. There are technically as many types of landing as there are reasons for their use. In an effort to clear up some of the mystery surrounding these powerful marketing tools, here’s a round-up of the top 9 varieties we see in use today. They’re ordered roughly from most to least common (at least in terms of effective use by digital marketers in our experience).
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Startup Case Study: Who's Doing Blogging right?
When was the last time you checked your blog stats?
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18 Ways to Attract More Social Media Followers in 2020
In a very broad sense, all the content you post can be viewed as either talking about yourself or sharing information that benefits others. Your brand is seen either as being primarily about self-promotion or about giving back. To be a winner in the long term you need to be the one who informs the community with useful information.
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2019 Best of the Blog: Our Most Read Posts of the Year
It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by. We hope you're rounding out December feeling happy and excited about the things to come while also able to look back at 2019 and reflect positively on what you've learned and accomplished. Here at Aspiration Marketing, we thought today would be a great opportunity to share our top blog posts from the past year. In no particular order, these are our 10 most viewed articles. We look forward to creating and sharing more great content with you in 2020. Drop us a line in the comments section if there's a topic you'd like to see covered. Happy New Year!
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Marketing Trends to Watch in 2020
Marketing is a dynamic field, this much is well known. What nobody seemed to see coming was the impact of emerging technology on the marketing world over the past few years. Automation, big data, artificial intelligence (and all that it enables), and even the ubiquitous nature of smartphones have all shaped the direction of what was formerly seen as a staid business function.
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2019 Marketing Wins (And What We All Can Learn From Them!)
When it comes to finding ways to improve your own performance, there are myriad options out there. Everything from taking online courses to reading books and blogs. Or you could join a conversation group of fellow marketers and learn from the discussions that ensue. The common thread that you’ll find running through all of the available options is to learn from what other people are doing.
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12 Tips for Creating Evergreen Content in 2020
So just what is evergreen content? It's content that is always relevant to your readers, your brand, and your area of expertise. It has a long shelf life. It's shared regularly and does well in SERPs.
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Quality vs. Quantity: The Content Creation Question in 2020
It's been nearly a decade since the seemingly endless debate of quality versus quantity in content marketing started appearing everywhere. Let's take a look at the status of this question.
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19 Ways to Get Free Advertising for Your Startup
There are a mind-boggling number of ways to advertise your startup. Many are free. Many are not. In fact, some are quite costly. Even if the free methods aren't always the very best way to advertise your business, they can still be incredible tools if you take the time to figure out how to make them work for you. And the free part means your budget doesn't have to take a hit when you experiment with these advertising methods.
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Dos and Don'ts for Using YouTube in 2020
The overwhelming consensus in the content marketing universe is that video content is huge and only going to get huger. At the same time, YouTube basically owns the video-sharing platform universe. So if you're contemplating starting to create video content, or are creating it but looking for tips on how to do it best, or at least how not to botch the endeavor, it behooves you to learn about this platform and its ins and outs.
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Specific Tips for Optimal Content Distribution
Content distribution is how you provide content to your audience using various channels and media formats. You should do the research and document a plan for where and how you're going to publish and promote your content before you start producing said content.
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What are the Different Types of Content for Content Marketing?
The terms "content," "content marketing," "content marketing strategy," "content marketing plan," and other phrases with similar vocabulary are everywhere. They appear in pieces talking about how to establish your brand's presence, build a following, have a successful startup, and just get your brand name known in your market. However, there's a problem. 
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What Are We Thankful For?
Here we are, nearing the end of 2019 already. Is it just us, or does it feel like the year only just hit its stride about a month ago? Regardless, it’s Thanksgiving time in the United States, and we at Aspiration Marketing have a lot to be thankful for this year.
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Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and SEO, Oh My!
In the simplest possible terms, social media marketing and SEO are both tools used within the broader marketing system that is inbound marketing. Once you move past that level, however, it gets a bit more complicated. Let’s start from the beginning.
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Make LinkedIn Work for You: Turning Connections into Customers
How to determine what social media platform is best for your marketing efforts is a significant question for any B2B company to ask. Algorithms and focus change over time. What worked last year may or may not be valid today. But one thing has remained consistent: LinkedIn is ascending as a significant player in social media for the business sphere.
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Is Blogging Dead?
What’s the old saying, “news of my death has been greatly exaggerated?” We’re seeing the return of a perennial trend, the “blogging is dead, long live blogging!” trope. And this time, we decided to jump in.  A blog is a tool, and as with any tool, in any toolbelt, the key is to know when to pull out the hammer and when to go with a screwdriver.
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Most Popular Types of Content for Engagement
Let's define "engagement" broadly as all the ways people can interact with your blog posts and social media. It can be leaving a comment, sharing a post, or mentioning you in a newsletter. It's also engagement if they return to your blog to read the next post or if they subscribe to your newsletter. 
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