Free 1 Year of PowToon Pro – ACT FAST!

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By Bob Hebeisen

I wrote a while ago about an online tool called PowToon that lets you to easily create video marketing content and video infographics. It’s really a great content marketing tool, pretty easy to use, and I highly recommend it.

Well, I recently saw a Facebook post from PowToon where one of their users — a young student they are calling “M” — created a heartbreaking video about how he is being bullied in school. PowToon encouraged their community to make videos offering support to M… and in return, PowToon offered to give away a free 1-year subscription of PowToon Pro to any community member who submits a video by December 26th, 2016. Continue reading

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Free Template for Building Your Annual Marketing Plan

by Bob Hebeisen

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Fall is upon us, and it’s time to start developing your marketing plan for next year.

For hard-working marketing executives, it’s easy to fall into the trap of showing up for work each day and immediately diving into tactical mode. There are always emails from your sales executives to check, content creation projects to complete, nurture campaigns to tune up, and fires to fight. If you’re not careful you can easily lose days and weeks just going with the flow in tactical mode… neglecting your duties as the navigator of the marketing strategy.

Create an annual marketing plan with this helpful template

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Portfolio – My Favorite Blog Post and Why I Love It

by Bob Hebeisen

My Favorite Blog Post and Why I Love It

Click the image to visit this blog post on the Dimensional Insight blog

I did quite a lot of blog-writing myself at Dimensional Insight, and I reviewed and edited just about every post that was published.  But my favorite blog was the series I did about using spreadsheets for business analytics.  It was Dimensional Insight’s most popular blog post of 2013 and it continues to draw a steady stream of viewers to the Dimensional Insight web properties.

Here are 5 reasons I love this blog post so much.

#1: Highly Leveraged Content

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DIY Animated Infographics, Videos, and Presentations with PowToon

By Bob Hebeisen

We wanted to spice up our marketing content with some simple videos, but didn’t want to pay through the nose for custom video creation. My boss suggested a tool called PowToon (www.powtoon.com). Their home page describes the service as “create animated videos and presentations…It’s free and it’s awesome”… and I tend to agree.

The PowToon interface is quite intuitive and easy to get used to — a mixture of PowerPoint and timeline-based video editing software:
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Lead Generation from Social Media Marketing

By Bob Hebeisen

Sometimes it’s hard to tell when your social media marketing efforts result in lead generation. But sometimes it is really easy.

Day 1: Share a Blog Post to a LinkedIn Group

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7 Ways Marketing Automation Makes Life Better For Multitasking Marketers

By Bob Hebeisen

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True story: the other day I stepped on a dead bird while walking home from daycare drop-off.

I didn’t see it because I was reading my email on my smartphone.

Multitasking can be messy!

We are all living in a multitasking world.  There is really no escaping it.  Paying half attention to where you are going might be good enough for avoiding big mistakes (like walking into oncoming traffic).  But it hardly lends itself to flawless execution.

Here are 7 ways Marketing Automation helps marketers multitask more effectively:

#1. Setting Up Marketing Campaigns For Appropriate Tracking Continue reading

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