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5 Steps to Embracing the Marketing Dark Side

A wise little green puppet once said, “the fear of loss is a path to the dark side.” But what if I told you embracing the marketing dark funnel is a pathway that leads to many abilities, none of which are unnatural?That’s our main topic for today as we dive into the world of how your audience ~really~ shares the content they enjoy. Whether it’s through screenshots, text messages, or a Slack channel--your audience is sharing content through what’s called the Marketing Dark Funnel. And we should embrace it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to Find Digital Dispatch & Blythe:  Blythe's LinkedinYouTubeInstagramTikTokDigital Dispatch websiteGot something to say?Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Or a guest you want to hear on the show? Fill out the tip submission form on the Digital Dispatch website....

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ITS Logistics Patrick McFarland on the TMSA and Evolving in Marketing

The TMSA has been around for decades and with that comes the need for evolution in how you attack your marketing. TMSA board member and Director of Marketing for ITS Logistics Patrick McFarland is joining the show to talk about the changes and challenges faced when deciding it's time to evolve your own marketing strategies. Patrick McFarland of ITS Logistics on Linkedin~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to Find Digital Dispatch & Blythe:  Blythe's LinkedinYouTubeInstagramTikTokDigital Dispatch websiteGot something to say?Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Or a guest you want to hear on the show? Fill out the tip submission form on the Digital Dispatch website....

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What Reality TV Can Teach Us About Brand Safety

Fans of the Bravo reality show Southern Charm probably already know what happened to our sweet Noami and her relationship with Metul that ended in a very public cheating scandal. But as fans of Noami started to rally to defend her betrayal at the hands of the ex, the social media mob started to swarm […]...

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Marketing Reports The C-Suite Won’t Throw In the Trash

We’ve all been there--we’ve generated a report from a martech tool that makes us look GOOD by showing how many likes and comments the latest Instagram or Linkedin post got. And for a while, the novelty did matter. But as marketing has evolved and buying habits have changed, our education of what modern marketing is should evolve with it. Because with shrinking marketing budgets and the pressure from the C-suite, it’s never been more important for marketers to know what’s driving revenue but to also be able to explain efforts in a way the C-suite understands.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to Find Digital Dispatch & Blythe:  Blythe's LinkedinYouTubeInstagramTikTokDigital Dispatch websiteGot something to say?Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Or a guest you want to hear on the show? Fill out the tip submission form on the Digital Dispatch website....

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The Hidden Power of Subject Matter Interviews

When a business decides they need a new website or want to start a new marketing campaign, most marketers will suggest starting with gathering insight from the experts within the company--also known as subject matter experts. But how do you put these SME’s in a position to give you the insight you need to do your job? That’s the main topic we’re diving into today as the insight you get from those interviews can help drive the rest of the marketing ship.Also part of the conversation is a buddy of mine for many years--Kyle MacNaught of Freight+. He’s helping us to break down his tactics used in real-world situations to help you get the information needed to make your company shine. Connect with Kyle MacNaught on LinkedinFreight+ website, YouTube, and Linkedin~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to Find Digital Dispatch & Blythe:  Blythe's LinkedinYouTubeInstagramTikTokDigital Dispatch websiteGot something to say?Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Or a guest you want to hear on the show? Fill out the tip submission form on the Digital Dispatch website....

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Employees Hold All the Power

During our Great Resignation episode, I discussed new research indicating the non-monetary reasons employees were and still are redefining their work experience.  This shift in mindset towards a greater work/life balance is driving companies to finally become flexible with their employment requirements including where and how often to work. So who better to give us insight from inside the trenches of hiring than Charlie Saffro--owner of CS Recruiting. In this episode, we’re going to talk about those unique hiring challenges along with ways employers can stand out in order to attract their ideal employees--and how employees can leverage the power they currently hold. Follow Charlie Saffro on LinkedinCheck out CS Recruiting~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to Find Digital Dispatch & Blythe:  Blythe's LinkedinYouTubeInstagramTikTokDigital Dispatch websiteGot something to say?Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Or a guest you want to hear on the show? Fill out the tip submission form on the Digital Dispatch website....

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The Hidden Opportunities in Driver Retention

While attending a TSA event on driver retention, one of the common themes from the panel was how so many carriers are so focused on recruiting that they forget about retaining the good drivers they’ve already hired. So Danny Goff of Driver Reach joined the show to talk about where he sees opportunities for improvement from processes to relationship management. Connect with Danny Goff on LinkedinCheck out Driver Reach and their show, Taking the Hire Road ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to Find Digital Dispatch & Blythe:  Blythe's LinkedinYouTubeInstagramTikTokDigital Dispatch websiteGot something to say?Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Or a guest you want to hear on the show? Fill out the tip submission form on the Digital Dispatch website....

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Come to the Marketing Dark Side

A wise little green puppet once said, “the fear of loss is a path to the dark side.” But what if I told you embracing the marketing dark funnel is a pathway that leads to many abilities, none of which are unnatural?That’s our main topic for today as we dive into the world of how your audience ~really~ shares the content they enjoy. Whether it’s through screenshots, text messages, or a Slack channel--your audience is sharing content through what’s called the Marketing Dark Funnel. Also on the show is marketing rockstar Amanda Natividad of SparkToro and Adweek along with how to be a good podcast guest and our favorite TikToks of the week! So why do marketers obsess over metrics that are shown in an attribution report instead of relying on conversations and gut instincts? Follow Cyberly’s podcast on Apple or SpotifyConnect with Blythe on Linkedin, YouTube, and TikTokFollow Amanda Natividad on TwitterCheck out SparkToro...

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The Power of Customer Interviews

Katelyn Bourgoin once said, “Don’t sell me a new bed. Sell me a good night’s sleep so I can finally be that person that quits hitting snooze and can make that morning workout on time.” That quote has stuck with me ever since and is a driving force in how I create copy for websites, […]...

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Must-Haves for Measuring Your Recruiting Efforts

About a month ago, I pulled together two interviews about working with trucking influencers to help your recruiting efforts--one interview focused on the business side of things while the other focused on the trucking side of the coin. That show titled “Pitfalls and Perks of Working With Trucking Influencers” is one episode you folks seemed to REALLY like so in today’s episode, we’re taking it one step further by looking at your marketing metrics, especially when it comes to driver recruiting strategies, so you can start to measure the success...or failure….of your efforts. By using Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and your own website, I’m showing you how to measure your online recruiting effectiveness so you can do less of what isn’t working and double down on what is. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to Find Digital Dispatch & Blythe:  LinkedinYouTubeInstagramPinterestTikTokDigital Dispatch websiteGot something to say?Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Or a guest you want to hear on the show? Fill out the tip submission form on the Digital Dispatch website....

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Maximizing the One-Person Marketing Team

The freelance and remote employee pool have grown tremendously over the last year, and with many people looking for greater flexibility when it comes to work/life balance, the great resignation has been happening and one-person or small marketing teams have the most to gain from this shift. So as an experienced one-person marketing team for more than a decade, I’m showing you how I get it all done and how you can replicate this process. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to Find Digital Dispatch & Blythe:  LinkedinYouTubeInstagramPinterestTikTokDigital Dispatch websiteGot something to say?Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Or a guest you want to hear on the show? Fill out the tip submission form on the Digital Dispatch website....

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