Common Website Design & User Experience Myths  

By Josh May / Data + Analytics, Technology

The internet has completely changed the way we think about business. It’s gone from an opportunity to the norm to a consistent deficiency for companies across all industries. As technology advances and more people spend their time browsing online, so do the expectations for brands to constantly evolve—no matter the size of their organization. So…

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Make Martech Matter: Change the Human Software First

By Scott Thomas / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

The world is moving fast. Technology is moving even faster. And Arthur C Clarke wasn’t wrong when he famously proclaimed, “advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Indeed, today’s tech is nothing short of awesome. But as large enterprise brands search for growth hacks and increased efficiency through automation, we’d like to remind you that one…

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Growing Your Business With Marketing Automation

By Maria Orozova / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

What is the KEY to marketing automation? This is a question we get a lot… and while we’d love nothing more than to have THE answer, there is a lot more nuance to it than that. Our very own Scott Thomas recently addressed this topic in a webinar titled Turn Tire-Kickers Into Buyers With Marketing…

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Why Your Channel Program Needs PRM (Partner Relationship Management)

By Cal Cavness / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Strategy, Technology

What is Partner Relationship Management (PRM)? When seeking new and innovative opportunities for gaining traction in the marketplace, companies often establish channel partner programs. To create, manage, and maintain these channel partner relationships, partner relationship management (PRM) utilizes strategies and software that help companies execute new marketing ideas, reach new customers, and scale quickly. Creating…

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MODcast Episode 4 – Selling the Vision: Achieving Internal Alignment for Embracing MarTech with Maxine Eiland

By moddeveloper / Data + Analytics, Podcast, Technology

MODintelechy Co-founder and CEO, Scott Thomas, spoke with Maxine Eiland, Sr. Director Digital Marketing and Web at SailPoint Technologies, on her insights on MarTech buy-in and the importance of data-informed strategy, experience as a female leader in the tech industry, and the cultural value of falcons in Abu Dhabi. MODcast Episode 4 – Selling the…

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How to Reap the Benefits of Partnership Marketing

By Mike Nink / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

Every brand knows the feeling. At some point, you realize you’ve only been buying a widget or a content series, and what you actually want is a partner. You want your agency to up the ante from the one-off project or iterative task work that you hired them for to providing brand-level strategic advisement. The…

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MODcast Episode 3 – Crafting a Narrative with Martech with Annalisa Church

By Lauren Henderson / Data + Analytics, Podcast, Technology

Welcome to the third episode of MODcast, from data-driven marketing agency MODintelechy. On this podcast, we sit down with thought-leaders and innovators across industries to learn how they got to where they are and what marketing strategies helped them along the way. We sit down with Senior Director of Marketing Technology at Akamai Technologies, Annalisa…

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How to Respond to a 1-Star Review on Google

By Josh May / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

Online reviews are essential for building a successful brand. If you look at the numbers: 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations 90% of consumers read reviews before visiting a business Product page visitors who read online reviews converted at a 58% higher rate That’s massive. Digital trust has tangible value….

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Leading with Empathy: Tips for Unifying Teams and Nurturing Leads

By Jenni Waggoner / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Strategy, Technology

As my seven overstuffed bookshelves and Kindle’s nearly full storage can attest, I think there’s always more to unpack, digest, and discover. Having a learning mindset not only makes the world a more exciting place to be but is essential for professional growth and success. For a self-professed lifelong learner, attending the SiriusDecisions Summit was…

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Avoiding the Cheesecake Factory Dilemma: How to Practice Lean Digital Marketing

By Jason Smith / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

In my 22 years of marketing experience, I’ve worked in Fortune 500 companies, early-stage startups, rapid-growth businesses, and even a few non-profits—and there has always been one constant—the problem of having too many choices. Choices for what to talk about in a job interview. Choices for what health insurance plan to select on your first…

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What to Outsource and Working Remote Whatever the Circumstance

By Scott Thomas / Agency Culture, Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

Before the global health crisis took mass effect, I sat down with Brian Peters, Founder and CEO of Bucket List Events for the first episode in our MODcast series, conversations with industry innovators. Brian graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, but quickly pivoted to an entrepreneurial career…

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The Six “I”s of Internet Marketing

By Josh May / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

Evolving technology has forever changed how we communicate and the marketing industry itself. But, while the biggest “I” of internet marketing is the internet, there are six more specific factors of success in digital marketing: Industry Reconstruction Interactivity Intelligence Individualism Independence of Location Integration Before we get into specifics, let’s clarify that the six “I”s…

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3 Benefits of Hiring a Marketing Agency and Where to Start

By Josh May / Agency Culture, Data + Analytics, Design, Marketing, Strategy

3 Benefits of Hiring a Marketing Agency   The flexibility of hiring for marketing expertise makes me think of LEGO creations. You can follow the instructions or mix and match sets and make something unique, just as you can hire internally, outsource to freelancers, or establish an agency relationship to build your business. Whichever strategy…

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How Effective is Content and SEO?

By Josh May / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

Leveraging Organic Marketing “The daily blog… it’s one of the top 5 career decisions I’ve ever made.” – Seth Godin, Entrepreneur/Influencer/Author of 17 bestselling books Content is king. The old turn of marketing phrase still holds true. If you look at any company that has a strong online presence, you can be sure they’re investing…

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Why Data Culture Matters: The Role of Agency Partnerships in Powering Your Data

By Adrian Olvera / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

As 2020 approaches, the changing dynamics between agencies and brands has never been clearer. Brands are increasingly challenged to get more value from their agency—both from strategic consulting and actual branding execution—meaning the agencies positioned to succeed are multi-faceted able to deliver creative marketing services and data-driven solutions. The most effective partnerships are born from…

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Consumer Experience IS Your Brand: Tips for Improving Communication and Closing Leads

By Maria Orozova / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

Our entire business is built on communication—beginning with prospective clients. How you answer the phone, respond to an email, or carry yourself in a meeting is all a reflection of your company. So, when I was planning my son’s birthday recently and reaching out to businesses for everything from party favors to balloons, I was…

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Why You Should Foster Client (and Customer) Relationships with Data and Authenticity

By Scott Thomas / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Strategy

When you consider the traditional ad agency model for a minute, it’s soon clear why there has been so much industry disruption from trendy “innovation agencies” or “idea factories.” The traditional client-agency relationship demanded that clients provide their agencies with high-level direction then take three steps back, with very little to no collaboration. More clients…

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SEO Result Time Frame: What it Takes to Have Stellar Search Results

By Josh May / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

SEO and Google have had a long history together. Companies have been trying to rank in the number one position since Google released their algorithm in 1998. After years of trial and error, we now know the steps it takes to rank on the first page. No, Google has never released an explicit guide a…

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3 Reasons to Leverage Customer Data Platforms

By Adrian Olvera / Data + Analytics, Technology

Unless you’re a marketer gifted in the art of eye-rolling, the last thing we all want is another category of marketing technology (martech). The average marketer is inundated with rhetoric on the next shiny new thing; it can be overwhelming to determine which platforms are useful and how they add value to your organization. Since…

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Revving up Your Marketing Automation Platform

By Scott Barrus / Data + Analytics, Marketing, Technology

So, your organization just bought that new, shiny marketing automation platform (MAP) and has tasked you to be its power user. What now? What if you don’t have experience in Marketing Automation? Where do you start? Fret not, there are blog posts about it for a reason. Follow these simple steps to make sure your…

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