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KeyNews: A Marketing Podcast

KeyNews: A Marketing Podcast

By KeyMedia Solutions
Previously the Marketing Myths Podcast, KeyNews reformed the way KeyMedia Solutions is going about our podcast creation process. We pride ourselves on our intellectual curiosity and our continuing education program. Because of this, we want to share our studies, research, education, and insights around the world of Digital Marketing with you! Each week you will hear from a variety of our team members and the perspectives they bring to the boardroom.
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6. Knowing Your Audience
On this episode of the KeyNews, we get back to the basics. Director of Client Services Kristin, and Digital Specialist Evan, sit down together to dive into what it means to really know your audience. Who are they? Where are they? What goals do you want them to take? What goals can you handle? This episode is full of digital marketing fundamentals, so strap in and enjoy!
August 12, 2020
5. Considering Programmatic
Digital Media Manager, Tobaria, joins the podcast to talk about programmatic advertising is a useful tool. Although Google Display Network can reach 90% of the available inventory on the internet, programmatic platforms have tools and partners, Data Service Providers, that can help narrow your targeting.  This along with a multitude of other factors help you access more of. your audience. Tobaria breakdowns three of these reasons and tells us why programmatic should be in consideration for you and your advertising. 
August 05, 2020
4. We Can Advertise On Tik Tok...Maybe...
Digital Specialist Evan, joins KeyNews to give us the rundown on the newest version of the Tik Tok ads platform. He outlines what this will look like for advertisers and then discusses the troubled waters the rising social media star is in. Enjoy!
July 22, 2020
3. Why Retargeting Matters
Account Manager Kevin and Business Development Jake joined forces to discuss the importance of retargeting and why it should be included in your digital strategy. 
July 15, 2020
2. What is Programmatic Audio?
Our Digital Guru Tobaria sits down with Kelsey, our intern, to discuss programmatic audio, how advertising on a digital radio wave works, and the benefits of employing this tactic. Enjoy!
June 25, 2020
1. CTV vs. COVID
Tobaria Ruffin and Kevin Fitzgibbon sit down in the KeyNews Room to discuss the climate of Connected TV and Streaming TV since the beginning of COVID-19. The two talk through some comparisons and see how digital marketers were affected by the sudden spike in CTV consumption.
June 10, 2020
Only eCommerce Websites Need SSL Certificates
Websites that sell products need a secure connection because they are taking people's personal information like their name, address, phone number, email address, credit card information, etc. The consensus is that websites that collect sensitive information need to be secure, but what about websites that don't collect this information? Some people do not think they need to secure their website if they are not asking people to submit their personal information. In the 20th episode of the first season of the Marketing Myths Podcast, Tobaria and Aaron talk about why you may or may not need to secure your website with an SSL certificate.  Show notes:  
May 09, 2019
Social Media Ads Don't Work
There are a lot of question around the effectiveness of Facebook and LinkedIn advertising strategies. Are they worth the time and money? On this week’s Marketing Myths Podcast, Aaron and Tobaria talk through this myth, offer real data that backs their final conclusion, and even give advice on how to successful run a campaign on these platforms. 
May 02, 2019
Never Delete Content from Your Website
In the beginning of 2011, Google launched an update to its algorithm named Panda. The Panda update essentially rewarded unique & compelling content. Gary Illyes has said, "We don't recommend removing content for Panda." Then later he said, "It's not guaranteed that you will see any positive effect from that." referring to removing old or thin content from your website. Even John Mueller has said, “Improving it means that the rankings can only go up, whereas by removing it, can cause loss of rankings instead of the gains that some people think content removals will do.”  So, this seems pretty straightforward, right? Don't delete old or thin content. But is it that straightforward? In this episode of the Marketing Myths Podcast, Aaron & Tobaria visit an experiment done by Search Engine Journal and what other SEOs say about the subject.  Show notes: 
April 25, 2019
Email Marketing is a Scam
Have you heard that all email marketing is a scam? Some say that the money put into email marketing cannot be recuperated, and, as a digital marketing tactic, it is a waste of time and money. Tobaria and Aaron tackle this myth by looking at the pros and cons of email marketing and how you can use email marketing more effectively. Take a listen!  Show notes: 
April 04, 2019
Podcast Advertising is Too Young with Sarah Werner
Today we are joined by Sarah Werner. Sarah is the creator and host of the Write Now podcast, the creator of the Girl in Space Podcast, and has a podcast master class where you can learn EVERYTHING about podcasting. In this episode, we pick Sarah's brain about the myth that it's too early to advertise on podcasts. Show notes: 
March 28, 2019
I Don't Need an Agency to Run My Social Media
The vast majority of business owners agree that being on social media is non-negotiable. The questions come in when deciding who will complete your social media marketing tasks? You can do it. But do you have time? Do you know what you are doing? You could hire someone. But that gets expensive, right? On today's episode of the Marketing Myths Podcast, Tobaria and Aaron discuss the myth that businesses don't need any help with their social media marketing.   Show notes: 
March 21, 2019
Is Television an Outdated Form of Marketing?
Television has been around since the early 1940s, and millions of dollars have been spent on placing ads on the platform. Television used to be the main and most effective way to reach a wide range of people. But is this still true? Everyone has the internet in the palm of their hands. Has that eaten into the time people spend watching television? In today's episode of the Marketing Myths Podcast, Aaron & Tobaria talk about the effectiveness of television as a form of marketing.  Show notes: 
March 15, 2019
Higher Bids Equal Higher Placements
It takes money to make money and the more you have the more you will be seen, right? Well, when it comes to paid digital tactics, that not may be the case. In today's episode of The Marketing Myths Podcast, Tobaria and Aaron talk through the myth that the more money you throw at your paid search and display campaigns the higher your ads will rank and the more they will be seen. Enjoy!  Show notes: 
March 07, 2019
My Demographic Isn't On Social Media
Every business owner and marketer is looking for their "golden ticket" to reach their customers. For some reason, we keep hearing that the demographics a business is trying to reach aren't on social. Is social media really only useful for reaching young people? Can you only reach affluent people on LinkedIn and the local newspaper? In today's episode of the Marketing Myths Podcast, Tobaria and Aaron address the myth that certain demographics aren't reachable on social media.  Check out the show notes for a bunch of graphs with all the data!  Show notes:
February 14, 2019
You Can Set & Forget PPC Campaigns, Right?
 Many marketers use paid search ads to serve text ads to people searching for their products and services. Pay per click, or PPC, campaigns can be very beneficial and provide a solid return on investment. However, some people believe that once the campaign is set up and started the job is done. Tobaria and Aaron tackle this myth in today's episode of the Marketing Myths Podcast.  Show notes:
February 07, 2019
Do Display Ads Work?
 In 2012, Google served almost 30 billion ad impressions per day! That is a TON of impressions. But, do these impressions matter? From a business standpoint do display ads work? There has been a lot of negative press about the effectiveness of display ads, so, in today's episode, Tobaria and Aaron address this myth and talk about what you can do to make your display ad campaigns successful.   Show notes: 
January 24, 2019
Is Retargeting Only for Retail Businesses?
 If you have shopped online, odds are you have been a recipient of retargeting ads. This tactic is a favorite around retail businesses to show products you may have looked at on a website but didn't purchase. These ads are then meant to drive you back to the website to purchase the item. And they work! Well, they work for retail, but what about other businesses? Does retargeting work for B2B or service businesses? In this episode of the Marketing Myths Podcast, Tobaria and Aaron talk about how retargeting ads can be used outside of the retail world.  View the show notes here: 
January 17, 2019
Are Millennials the Only Generation Who Shops Online?
According to Statista, 98% of 18 to 29-year-olds are online. And many retailers the Millennial and Gen-Z generations are the only groups who shop online. Some retailers have even gone to the extent of only advertising to their products and services to the younger generations. In today's episode, Tobaria and Aaron talk through this myth and crunch the numbers on who is shopping online. Show notes:
December 20, 2018
Do You Need to Offer Discounts Over the Holidays?
It is estimated that Americans will spend $123.7 billion online this holiday shopping season. With Americans spending so much money in such a short period of time, the priority for retailers and service companies is getting as much of the $123.7 billion pie. As an incentive for consumers to buy their product over their competitors', many companies discount their products. Is discounting your products and services necessary to sell to holiday shoppers? Tobaria and Aaron debate this myth in today's episode of The Marketing Myths Podcast. Show notes:
December 13, 2018
Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2018 Email Analysis
Adobe Analytics reported that American consumers spent $19.62 billion online over the five-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. It is estimated that 20% of the days from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday capture 20% of ALL holiday online shopping. According to Radicati, about 281 billion business and consumer emails were sent and received each day in 2018. With so many emails being sent, McKinsey & Company says email marketing is 40 times more successful at acquiring customers than the social media forces of Facebook and Twitter combined. Listen as Tobaria and Aaron break down and analyze emails sent during this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday time period.  Show notes:
December 06, 2018
Do You Need to Buy All Variations of Your Domain?
There are 1.9 billion websites. Outside of the usual top-level domains (.com, .net, .org, etc.), there are over 1,000 TLDs. When buying the domain for your website, should you buy your domain in multiple TLDs? Should you buy the misspellings of your brand? Should you own variations of your domain and brand? In today's episode of The Marketing Myths Podcast, Aaron and Tobaria talk about if you need to own every variation of your brand and domain. They talk about if it helps or hurts your SEO. They also talk about best practices for deciding on your domain name. Listen in! View show notes here:
November 29, 2018
Do You Need Paid Media if Your Site Gets A Lot of Organic Traffic?
Organic traffic is GREAT! It is "free" and shows people are interested in your content and you. But if your website receives a lot of organic traffic, do you still need to invest in paid media tactics? In this episode of The Marketing Myths Podcast, Tobaria and Aaron tackle the myth that paid media tactics are not necessary if your website receives many users from organic social, organic referral, and other organic sources. View the show notes here:
November 14, 2018
Can You Publish Too Much Content?
This week's episode answers a listener question: "Is content marketing just always posting more and more content?" Tobaria and Aaron talk about what content and content marketing is, how to reuse content, ROI of content efforts, actual numbers from their blog posts, why evergreen content is important and more! View the show notes here:
November 08, 2018
Do Marketing Platforms Listen to Us?
We've all been targeted with an ad on Facebook or while browsing online where we thought there was NO WAY anyone could have known about it. Back in 2016, Facebook came out and said they were NOT using smartphone microphones to listen into our conversations. But is that true? What about Google? Is Google listening to us? Listen in as Aaron and Tobaria jump into the myth that Facebook, Google, and other marketing platforms are listening to us to better target us and serve ads to us. Check out the show notes here:
November 01, 2018
Is LinkedIn the Best Social Network to Reach Professionals?
Is LinkedIn the best social network to reach professionals? Is there a better option? If you use LinkedIn as a channel to attract new business, this episode for you. Tobaria and Aaron talk through the pros and cons of LinkedIn and provide other options. Show Notes:
October 23, 2018