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Staying Social During a Time of Crisis

As we learn to navigate these uncharted waters, confusion and uncertainty are at an all-time high. Not only is this situation putting pressure on everyday life, but business owners are also feeling the pressure and impact of these troubling times.  With people around the world being told to stay home, one of the heaviest hit […]

Consumer Journey Mapping and Why It’s Important

Depending on your type of business, there is almost guaranteed to be multiple touchpoints in which a consumer will interact with it before making a purchase. These touchpoints can range from seeing a print ad in a magazine, liking a social media post on Facebook, visiting your website or emailing your customer service department.  All […]

Understanding Local SEO

Most business owners that have a website have heard about Search Engine Optimization or SEO. But what about local SEO?  What is Local SEO? SEO is the process of optimizing your website in order to maximize the amount of organic traffic directed from the search engine results.  Local SEO goes one step further and is […]

Marketing Trends for 2020

With 2020 just a week away, it’s time to step into the future. Marketing is all about planning ahead so the time start is now!  The online marketing world is constantly shifting as technology grows and we gain more insight into what consumers like. New tools and features are continuously being added to social platforms […]

Social Media Marketing Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of joy, festive fun and family time! But it’s also considered one of the busiest times for both online and offline sales as shoppers scramble to find the perfect gifts for their family and friends.  When it comes to marketing, businesses are doing everything they can to inspire shoppers […]

How to Use Hashtags

  Knowing how to use hashtags is essential for any social media marketing. Hashtags are a great way to expand your reach as they allow users to find your posts based on specific topics that are relevant to their needs and interests.  What is a Hashtag? A hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by […]

The Importance of Photography in Marketing

We live in a busy time. And not only are our schedules busy, so is the world around us. When it comes to marketing, it can be hard to stand out amongst all the noise. Both the “real” and digital world are full of distractions, competitors and consumers with short attention spans (by choice).  In […]

Is Email Marketing Effective?

Email marketing is often overshadowed by flashier marketing techniques such as social media and paid advertising. But just because it doesn’t seem as “fun” or “cool” as other methods, doesn’t mean it should be overlooked.  Email marketing is one of the oldest and most effective channels of digital marketing. If you’re asking, is email marketing […]

Why a Micro-Influencer Could be a Good Fit for Your Business

Guest Blog Post Written by The Hosting Tribunal Influencer marketing has fast become one of the most preferred marketing methods. In fact, 81% of marketers feel that it is an effective form of advertising. An influencer has the potential to become a real brand asset. But, the tricky part is finding the right one to work […]

How to Make SMART Goals for Marketing

Goal setting is an important aspect of marketing, and really in all aspects of your life.  At Cloud9 Marketing, we set our bars pretty high. We are goal setters not only for ourselves but for our clients. But we aren’t just spontaneously and carelessly going about making wishes and hoping they come true. No, there […]