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Mike Fitterer

Mike Fitterer

Mike works on strategy and account planning for a wide spectrum of Portent's digital marketing clients, ranging from tech startups, to travel & leisure, to heavy lifting devices.

Articles by Mike Fitterer

Questions to ask yourself before hiring a PPC Agency, Portent

Mike Fitterer //  27 Sep, 2016

6 Questions to Ask [Yourself] Before Hiring a PPC Agency

If there’s one thing most marketers dread, it’s hiring vendors. Signing on the dotted line with a new partner offers high risks and potentially catastrophic outcomes if you make a poor decision. But hiring a PPC agency doesn’t have to be a fingernails-dragged-slowly-across-a-blackboard event. I swear! If you have a few fundamental business questions answered… Read More

Breaking the Sales Plateau with Google Analytics

Mike Fitterer //  16 Aug, 2016

Breaking the Sales Plateau with Google Analytics

Data is great……sometimes. Data can also be maddening and make you want to go all Office Space on the nearest printer. These days businesses have an abundance of data at their fingertips. That makes knowing how to sift through information an essential part of every marketer’s existence. Personally, Google Analytics (GA) has been making my… Read More


Mike Fitterer //  27 Jan, 2016

PPC Management When Time and Sanity Are Scarce

I was recently blessed with the birth of my 2nd child. We’re almost 7 weeks in and both mother and child are doing well. And to celebrate this beautiful, life-altering change I’ve pledged to sleep much less and have very little free time for the next few years. Whoo-hoo!!! Since there are sadly still only 24… Read More


Mike Fitterer //  24 Sep, 2014

Pay Per Click Advertising Explained by a Non-PPC Person

Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC) should be an integral part of every company’s online marketing strategy. Seriously, it’s legit. After all, what marketer wouldn’t like having totally transparent marketing spend and return data available just a few clicks away? Oh, every marketer likes that sort of data? That’s what I thought. Here’s the problem. Most… Read More

New Account Marketing Support

Mike Fitterer //  8 May, 2014

A Survival Guide to Project Kickoff Land

When you begin a new project with a client, it’s essential to hit the ground running at the speed of light. Doing so will go a long way towards earning trust from the client. Still, you can’t begin the heavy lifting without some standard info. So how do you successfully navigate the early contract waters?… Read More


Mike Fitterer //  6 Mar, 2012

SMX West 2012 Lessons in Social and Mobile Search

The last week of February, search marketers from around the world assembled in sometimes-sunny San Jose, CA to geek out and discuss the latest internet marketing trends. Due to massive generosity from the Portent C-Suite I had the privilege of attending. For those of you who were unable to attend SMX West 2012, this post… Read More

Mike Fitterer //  1 Feb, 2012

6 Crucial Internet Account Management Tips

When someone asks me what I do professionally I usually tell them I’m a pirate, a ninja, or a wine connoisseur. Then I tell them that I moonlight as an Account Strategist at an Internet marketing agency. Inevitably they ask “what the hell does that mean?” The truth is that this is a perfectly legitimate… Read More

Facebook Tips for Business

Mike Fitterer //  12 Oct, 2011

11 Tips for Making Facebook Your Business’ BFF

You know what’s startling? The endless supply of companies that EPIC FAIL in the Facebook realm.  Soooo many companies grasp that they should be on Facebook. They get that this whole “Social Media” thing can positively impact their business. The problem is that many businesses opt to have the CTO’s 12-year-old create an account and… Read More

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Mike Fitterer //  15 Aug, 2011

Facebook Fandom: One Portentite’s Evolving Experience

The internet is my homeboy. It keeps me warm during the harshest of winter days, and makes the best of times even better.  I love Twitter, Google Analytics, news sites, joke sites, sports blogs, nerd blogs, and blogs about blogs. So it’s safe to assume I’ve always had 23,343 fans on Facebook, right? Negative Ghostrider. … Read More