Tag Archives: digital marketing

Setting up your small business internet marketing presence - Portent Internet Marketing Blog Posts

Amanda Putney //  13 Dec, 2017

10 Things to Check When Setting up an Internet Presence for a Small Business

Preface: This blog post is one in a series of articles that Portentites produced in a pair-writing experiment. It’s a little more broad than usual because it represents two subject matter experts from different practice areas, coming together to combine their knowledge for a broader look at the internet marketing topics that face real businesses.… Read More

Facebook wants you to trust just two advertising metrics to optimize - Portent Social Media Blog Posts

Lauren Clawson //  8 Dec, 2017

Facebook Wants You to Trust & Optimize Top of Funnel Ads with Just Two Metrics

Facebook is making a concerted effort to get all advertisers using only two metrics at the top of the funnel: Reach and Brand Awareness. And while this sounds like a simple flight away from the aggressive accountability for end-results that’s become standard in digital, it’s worth looking at the Why and the What of these… Read More

Promote Wisely - Principles of Content Promotion Content Strategy Blog Posts

Ian Lurie //  18 Aug, 2016

Principles of Content Promotion

Content-as-marketing isn’t new. The promotional tools, though… Those are new. We’ve never had as cool a toolset as we have now. It’s easy to get drunk on the possibilities. Sober up: Promote Lightly-Branded Content at Top of Funnel Lightly and non-branded content is a top-of-funnel vehicle. Don’t promote it to a high-intent, bottom-of-funnel audience. You’ll… Read More

Leading Edge Analytics Data - Digital Marketing - Portent Analytics Blog Posts

Michael Wiegand //  17 May, 2016

Leading Edge Analytics – Data Driven Marketing

Imagine your company being truly data driven. What does that look like? Your teams getting the right data they need at the right times to tailor their campaigns to key audiences. Your data platforms talking to each other and getting critical pieces of information integrated. Your marketing strategy being based on actual customer behaviors and… Read More

Realistic conversion in content marketing requires building paths for users Content Strategy Blog Posts

Misty Weaver //  5 Jan, 2016

Realistic Conversion: Guiding Paths in Content Marketing

This article is about how we help people navigate our marketing and websites. We start with breadcrumbs. Metaphorical ones. The first little morsels of interest are “breadcrumbs” because, as content, their reach is limited. These are small, temporal bits of information you distribute for customers to find you online. Your ads, social media, blog posts,… Read More

The Temple of Yoda at the base of the Portent P SEO Blog Posts

Zac Heinrichs //  3 Dec, 2015

The Rank Awakens: Living the Brand with Universal Life Church

Or, “How I Became a Certified Jedi Knight” Yay! Star Wars! I can’t wait for The Force Awakens! It comes out in a couple weeks and I have totally bought into the hype. I know I’m not alone, even after a certain late-nineties, floppy-eared, backward knee-walking, CGI disappointment, who shall remain nameless. Now here’s the… Read More

Rocket Bug Design & Development Blog Posts

Andy Schaff //  6 Oct, 2015

Can and Should I Run WordPress in Parallel with my Existing Site?

This is a question I get asked a lot as senior developer at Portent. A client, new or existing, has an established site running on some platform, and wants to add on a blog, a microsite, or the ability to easily control top-of-funnel marketing content. Technically, “in parallel” means WordPress (WP) is set up to… Read More

content hub User Experience Blog Posts

Chris Lakin //  2 Sep, 2015

Your blog is boring. Upgrade to a content hub

Let me start with a disclaimer. If you haven’t started blogging, get a plan together and start. Don’t write just for the sake of writing, but create a strategy around what you’ll write about and then actually do it. Publishing content on a regular basis benefits search engine visibility and audience building. If you are… Read More

c-major-analytics-760 Analytics Blog Posts

Michael Wiegand //  22 Jan, 2015

The C Major Scale of Analytics

Anybody who’s been in this business for a while knows their ABCs: Acquisition Behavior Conversion It’s built into Google Analytics, for God’s sake: And it’s a tried and true methodology for measuring. Problem is, we’re measuring to take action. If the lifecycle begins and ends with acquisition and conversion, we’re missing a lot of workflow… Read More

Random Blog Posts

Portent Staff //  13 May, 2014

My Ten Years: A Look Back at the History of Portent

I wouldn’t be surprised if some people in the internet marketing industry secretly called me an “old hat” behind my back. I’ve been at Portent for ten years now so maybe I deserve that. The average tenure at a company these days is 4.6 years . Fewer than 10% of people my age stay at… Read More

Mom walking to work with briefcase and milk bottle Internet Marketing Blog Posts

Portent Staff //  11 Sep, 2013

5 Project Management Tips from Portent’s Newest Mom

Being a new mom is pretty awesome. Sure, there’s lack of sleep, lots of crying (you and the baby), and lots of diapers. But there are also awesome smiles, giggles, cuddles, and hugs.  It’s challenging enough to accommodate this new person, but working full-time adds an extra layer. Over the years, however, I’ve developed some… Read More

Word "Top 10'' written by a chalk on a blackboard Featured Blog Posts

Portent Staff //  16 Aug, 2013

Portent’s Top 10 Posts of 2013 (So Far…)

We are over halfway through 2013, so we thought we’d glance back at some of our top Portent blog posts of the year (so far).  This was no easy selection — we are very fortunate to have a plethora of great content to choose from. The following posts were chosen based on social impact, traffic… Read More

Internet Marketing Blog Posts

Portent Team //  15 Aug, 2013

3 Surprising Ways to Instantly Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Most people hate public speaking, don’t they? Anecdotally, we hear that people would rather die than have to get up in front of a group of other human beings and make a presentation. I sure can relate to that! People who know me now might not believe this, but I grew up very shy and… Read More

Katie is friendly Copywriting Blog Posts

Portent Staff //  8 Aug, 2013

Portent’s Kitten Moodinator: When Content Isn’t Words

For a highly visual medium, the Internet has been slow to attract marketers with a graphic bent.  Perhaps due to proliferation of search engine optimization, or web browsers originating as text-based applications, many of us have focused on the word, not the image, video, or application. But words aren’t attracting the attention they used to. … Read More

Toy Dinosaurs PPC Blog Posts

Elizabeth Marsten //  24 Jul, 2013

So You Want to Do PPC When You Grow Up

When I was 8 years old I wanted to be a paleontologist. So…very…badly. I even had a jean jacket with dinosaurs painted on it with jewels and sequins. (Hey, it was the ’80s.) Then I discovered the amount of biology and sciences (mostly the dissecting and looking at the insides of living animals) that turned… Read More

1 2 3 5