Local optimization tips for colleges and universities.

4 Easy Steps for Local Optimization for Universities in the Known Universe

Local optimization for colleges and universities is so important. Focusing on “local” in the online world is very helpful because it helps smaller schools more easily compete with larger ones and reach their audiences. Are you wondering what to do to improve the local optimization for your college or university? Check out the four ways below, adapted from Inkling […]

Winning content strategies for your alumni outreach.

Why Your Alumni Outreach Should Market Tasty Content

My alma mater—particularly its Alumni Association—seems to spend a fair amount of time calling me, and I spend a lot of time avoiding those calls. I’ll tell you right now that it isn’t because I have no interest in supporting my school, either by donating money or attending events. I just really hate cold calls.

Valeo Marketing turned 10!

What We’ve Learned in 10 Years

It’s our birthday! This month, Valeo celebrates 10 years on this planet, and we couldn’t be happier. Like any agile company, we’ve had moments of great success and moments of not such great success. There have been some of those cloud-parting moments that have allowed us to really amp up the value we offer our […]

Valeo is now a Hatchbuck partner

A Sweet Pairing: Valeo Is A Hatchbuck Partner!

What’s not to like about marketing automation? When done right, it’s the most effective way to nurture qualified leads into paying, lifelong customers. We love it, and we’re thrilled to announce we recently completed a certification course and now we’re a bonafide, certified Hatchbuck Partner.

We put direct mail against marketing automation.

Marketing Championship: Marketing Automation vs Direct Mail

I want to tell you a story about the time I tried a direct mail campaign for a B2B a few years ago. I’ll be honest: as a digital marketer, I was challenged. In fact, some days I felt like those two goofy broads Lucy and Ethel trying to keep up with all the candies […]

Do you recognize you or your organization in any of these signs you need marketing automation?

{Video} 8 Signs You Need to Start Flirting with Marketing Automation

If you are a marketer, you probably find a lot of your time is spent managing things you wish could manage themselves. Email marketing, search marketing, lead generation, content writing—they can all become tedious tasks. 56% of mid-sized companies used marketing automation with CRM in 2013, and that number is steadily rising. Maybe you’re not […]

SEO: Are You Attractive Enough

SEO: Are You Attractive Enough?

Much is made in marketing circles these days of the practice of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. We’ve all heard these terms, but what do they really mean, and how do you really optimize a page for SEO? If you’ve got a little bit of a DIY approach to your web presence, or if you […]

The State of Online Giving

{Infographic} The State of Online Giving

Quick! Name your top three all time favorite parts of the holiday season. How close is your list to mine? 1. Giving an annual gift to a cause you’re passionate about 2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 3. Grandma’s Rum Cookies topped off with some warm cinnamon Schnapps icing. And more rum. Ahem…. Let’s tackle number […]

If you're trying to market on Twitter, it's important to learn some simple Twitter Psychology.

{Infographic} Twitter Psychology for Marketers

Today we’re talking about Twitter Psychology, which is more important than you might think. Why? Well, those who are looking to market themselves via Twitter can find themselves wondering why people are unfollowing them, or why they are not being retweeted. Knowing what Twitter users find important or how they are likely to respond is […]

{Video} How Nonprofits Can Avoid Sleepy Subject Lines

Today we’re talking about email subject lines. Just think about how you use your email—which emails you decide to open and which that, in that flurry when you wake up in the morning and go through your iPhone, you tap tap tap and delete delete delete. Those messages are never read. They’re never even seen. […]