Your Guide to Local SEO

Published: October 3, 2018 by
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Can potential customers find you online? Having a local presence on the internet is an invaluable asset in the digital world. It opens you up to a new realm of potential customers. The best part of local SEO is that customers are looking for you, not the other way around. All the major search engines have created their own local... Read More

Your Guide to Instagram’s IGTV

Published: September 5, 2018 by
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In 2016, Instagram made a splash in the video marketing world by introducing Stories. While this feature allowed Instagram to compete with Snapchat, it still didn’t put Instagram on the same level as YouTube. Even though YouTube can be viewed on desktops, most YouTube content is viewed on mobile devices. IGTV targets this same audience with a twist: all videos... Read More

5 Reasons Confluence Conference is Worth the Investment

Published: August 31, 2018 by
Dropping your hard-earned dollars on groceries is one thing – food is a necessity, and you know exactly what you’re getting. Buying a ticket to a marketing conference, however? That’s a little risky.  We’re all afraid to spend money when we’re not certain about what we’re getting. Unless you’ve been to a conference before, you may be wondering if they’re... Read More

Lift Session Recap: Why Inclusivity Matters in Marketing

Published: August 24, 2018 by
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By Emily Tackett At its best, inclusive marketing invites different perspectives to the planning table, speaks to marginalized audiences, and makes all potential customers feel valued. At its worst, it is culturally insensitive and exploits the groups it's aiming to reach. Sadly, the latter is the norm. Despite the social, consumer, and financial benefits of inclusivity, brands have been slow... Read More

BigWing Book Review: Winning the Story Wars by Jonah Sachs

Published: August 17, 2018 by
This review is not the result of a team effort. It is a personal one, and I urge you not to hold my coworkers accountable for my opinion. I recently read the book “Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell – and Live – the Best Stories Will Rule the Future” by Jonah Sachs. I loved this book. Maybe... Read More

Introducing Greg Morris, BigWing General Manager

Published: July 31, 2018 by
In May 2018, we bid a fond farewell and a happy retirement to our fearless leader, Marilyn Hoeffner. Marilyn served nearly seven years as our BigWing general manager. Her legacy includes shaping the once very small SEO department of NewsOK into an independent, full-service digital marketing agency of more than 50 team members. While we will greatly miss Marilyn, we’re... Read More

Three Steps to Smarter Ad Spends With the Facebook Pixel

Published: May 22, 2018 by
Three Steps to Smarter Ad Spends With the Facebook Pixel
With so many options for where to market your business online, the task of choosing the right medium can sometimes feel daunting. Do you dump tons of money in AdWords to bid on keywords for your business or do you go wild on Facebook with more ad objectives than you can handle? Luckily, through the power of Facebook Business Manager,... Read More

What is a Digital Marketing Audit?

Published: May 9, 2018 by
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When you’re looking for the correct way to boost your business into digital marketing, or if you feel like the digital marketing strategy needs a breath of fresh air, it’s probably time for a digital marketing audit. When executed correctly, a digital marketing audit can provide you with the answers to what you could be doing to improve your ongoing... Read More

What is the GDPR, and Does It Apply to My Website?

Published: April 25, 2018 by
In May 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will bring about one of the greatest changes to data security in the digital era. While it is designed to protect European citizens, it may affect some U.S. businesses. In response, some of our customers have asked us about recent Google notices they have received regarding the European GDPR compliance.... Read More

Black Hat Marketing Tactics to Avoid in the Auto Industry

Published: March 29, 2018 by
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Ah, the auto industry. When most people think of auto dealerships, the ‘70s sleazy car salesman comes to mind. I personally think of Harry Wormwood, dressed up in his polyester suit, intentionally selling cars with bad parts. Despite the caricatures we dream up in our heads, many of us still require a car. So, how can the automotive industry remove... Read More