Fine Point: Digital Marketing Podcast

Listen in on digital marketing insights

Hosted by Maureen Jann, industry personality and Director of Marketing at Point It Digital Marketing, these weekly 20-30 minute podcasts feature experts and their industry guests chat about headlines in the industry and timely topics. We’ll be covering topics that impact digital advertising, search engine optimization and so much more.

This is a no selling zone.  Our experts are just talking shop and digging into the timely happenings in digital marketing.

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Frances Donegan-Ryan, Bing Concierge

Fine Point Digital Marketing – AI, Janes of Digital, & the Importance of Inclusion

PUBLISH DATE: 5/25/2017

TOPICS: Diversity & Inclusion, AI, Marketing Attribution, and the Inception.

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Podcast Description

This week we look at the upcoming Janes of Digital event at SMX in Seattle and the value of building inclusive marketing & tech teams. How can developing a staff that is diverse in terms of not only gender & race but experience level, personality and background improve both your corporate culture, products, & customer experience? We dig in with Frances Donegan-Ryan, SEM Pro with Bing Ads & Co-creator of Janes of Digital along with Maddie Cary, Director of Paid Search here at Point It.

The fascinating news that Google has developed an AI that is building, testing & evolving other AI systems for image and speech recognition kicks off a discussion on how underlying assumptions implicit in the design of AI’s can impact your brand. We also consider what is going awry when machine learning gets out of sync with customer’s expectations at Uber & dig into Google Attribution, which allows marketers to move from last click attribution to customize weights according to their business models.

Guests & Experts

EXPERTS:

Frances Donegan-Ryan, The Bing Concierge, Co-creator of Janes of Digital, and SEM Pro.

Bio: With a mission to help businesses of all sizes capitalize on the power of search marketing, Frances’ years of digital experience runs the gamut of SEO, SEM, PPC, social media, content development, UX/UI and website design. She’s worked in big, small and tiny companies, always aiming to help get the right messages to the right customers and the right time. You’ll find her at search conferences and Bing Ads Connect events around the country helping SEM Pros better utilize Microsoft’s global PPC platform to stand out from their competitors.

Maddie Cary, Director of Paid Search, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Maddie Cary is the Director of Paid Search at Point It Digital Marketing in Seattle. Her role involves overseeing and developing an amazing team of PPC account managers, while also running the global SEM program for Point It’s largest client. In 2015, she won the US Search Award for “Young Search Professional”, as well as was acknowledged as a “Rising Star in PPC” by both SearchEngineLand & PPC Hero. You can find her speaking & learning at great conferences like SMX, HeroConf, & PubCon, or writing posts for the Wordstream blog. Outside of PPC, her biggest loves are her family, friends, and her idol, Queen Beyoncé.

HOST:

Maureen Jann, Director of Marketing, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Maureen Jann is a veteran B2B marketer whose career in Digital Media has grown up with the Internet. A self-described jill-of-all-trades, Maureen has elevated creative problem solving to an art form and enjoys the daily challenges of driving business results in unexpected ways. Her skills as an entrepreneur, content marketer, creative director and passionate people manager set her apart from the pack. Maureen has worked in every corner of marketing making her a skilled tactical resource as well as a strategic partner.  Recently, she was the captain of the marketing ship for an award-winning professional services firm and is currently creating a content marketing strategy for Point It, a digital marketing agency.

PRODUCER:

Tim Mohler, Sr. Marketing Manager, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Tim Mohler is a multichannel marketer with experience building campaigns for travel, CPG, food, beverage, and technology companies reaching both B2B and B2C customers. He’s passionate about building marketing experiences & partnerships that are relevant to a brand’s message, exciting for the customer, and most importantly deliver measurable results. At Point It, he develops digital, social and content campaigns as well as managing PointIt.com on a day to day basis.

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Jesse Fowl, Managing Director Solomon Solution

Fine Point Digital Marketing – Experimentation & Failing Forward

PUBLISH DATE: 5/18/2017

TOPICS: Marketing Experimentation, Interactive Campaigns, Conversion Rate Optimization, Marketing Attribution, & Paid Social Media

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Podcast Description

As a marketer, you know experimentation is essential to building longterm success. So, how can you build a culture that makes room for experimentation, tolerates the inevitable failures, and continuously learns? We break open one of our own experiments developing an interactive, personalized whitepaper alternative. We’re joined by Jesse Fowl, Managing Director for Solomon Solution who partnered with us on the project. We also dive into optimizing lead conversion, the complications of marketing attribution, SpaceX, Google, and satellite broadband as well as Facebook ads’ integration of offline conversion data.

Guests & Experts

EXPERTS:

Jesse Fowl, Managing Director at Solomon Solution

Bio: Jesse Fowl is a demand generation expert who turns proven revenue generating strategies into reality. He’s the Managing Director at gosolomon.com, a Demand Gen agency that has worked with Universities, Luxury Hospitality Brands, and leading Healthcare Providers. He’s also a Partner at Prota Ventures, a venture-building early stage investment firm.

HOST:

Maureen Jann, Director of Marketing, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Maureen Jann is a veteran B2B marketer whose career in Digital Media has grown up with the Internet. A self-described jill-of-all-trades, Maureen has elevated creative problem solving to an art form and enjoys the daily challenges of driving business results in unexpected ways. Her skills as an entrepreneur, content marketer, creative director and passionate people manager set her apart from the pack. Maureen has worked in every corner of marketing making her a skilled tactical resource as well as a strategic partner.  Recently, she was the captain of the marketing ship for an award-winning professional services firm and is currently creating a content marketing strategy for Point It, a digital marketing agency.

PRODUCER:

Tim Mohler, Sr. Marketing Manager, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Tim Mohler is a multichannel marketer with experience building campaigns for travel, CPG, food, beverage, and technology companies reaching both B2B and B2C customers. He’s passionate about building marketing experiences & partnerships that are relevant to a brand’s message, exciting for the customer, and most importantly deliver measurable results. At Point It, he develops digital, social and content campaigns as well as managing PointIt.com on a day to day basis.

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Mike Arnesen, CEO & Founder Upbuild

Fine Point Digital Marketing – Technical Skills for Marketers

PUBLISH DATE: 5/11/2017

TOPICS: Career building, technical skills for marketers, LinkedIn audience matching, Amazon Echo Look, net neutrality

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Podcast Description

This week we consider how investing in your technical skills brings career benefits for general marketers and the value of practical idealism at the office and at home. We also dive into LinkedIn’s matched audiences, our take on Amazon’s Echo Look (a voice-controlled camera for fashion tips), how “Ready Player One” reflects real life, and the latest on the Net Neutrality debate.

Guests & Experts

EXPERT:

Mike Arnesen, Founder and CEO of Upbuild

Bio: Mike Arnesen is a massive optimization geek based in Portland, Oregon. He’s also the Founder and CEO of UpBuild, an SEO and analytics agency on a mission to change everything about how great technical marketing gets done. For a taste of what Mike’s up to right now, visit his NOW page.

Mike has been working in the SEO space for over a decade, but actually started out as a history major who reluctantly took a job at MySpace in the late 2000s. In between answering support emails, Mike discovered two incredible things: WordPress and SEO. The rest is history.

Today Mike is considered a thought leader (whatever that is) in SEO and analytics, and he spends his days leading an amazing team of technical marketers at UpBuild, going down technical marketing rabbit holes, speaking at conferences, and contemplating company culture.

HOST:

Maureen Jann, Director of Marketing, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Maureen Jann is a veteran B2B marketer whose career in Digital Media has grown up with the Internet. A self-described jill-of-all-trades, Maureen has elevated creative problem solving to an art form and enjoys the daily challenges of driving business results in unexpected ways. Her skills as an entrepreneur, content marketer, creative director and passionate people manager set her apart from the pack. Maureen has worked in every corner of marketing making her a skilled tactical resource as well as a strategic partner.  Recently, she was the captain of the marketing ship for an award-winning professional services firm and is currently creating a content marketing strategy for Point It, a digital marketing agency.

PRODUCER:

Tim Mohler, Sr. Marketing Manager, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Tim Mohler is a multichannel marketer with experience building campaigns for travel, CPG, food, beverage, and technology companies reaching both B2B and B2C customers. He’s passionate about building marketing experiences & partnerships that are relevant to a brand’s message, exciting for the customer, and most importantly deliver measurable results. At Point It, he develops digital, social and content campaigns as well as managing PointIt.com on a day to day basis.

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Rand Fishkin, Wizard of Moz

Fine Point Digital Marketing -The Future of Advertising and Why Net Neutrality Matters with Rand Fishkin

PUBLISH DATE: 5/4/2017

TOPICS: Digital Advertising, Net Neutrality, Mobile, Voice Search

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Podcast Description

This week we’re joined by Rand Fishkin, Wizard of Moz explaining what Net Neutrality is and why it’s important both for digital marketers and for each of us as citizens. We then dive into a report from Forrester heralding “The end of advertising as we know it!”, and on to the future of advertising in a post-interruption, post-popup, mobile and voice centered world. We also consider Google’s ‘Project Owl’, a much-needed attempt to improve the credibility of search results and crack down on fake news.

Guests & Experts

EXPERT:

Rand Fishkin, Wizard of Moz

Bio: Rand Fishkin goes by the ludicrous title, Wizard of Moz. He’s founder and former CEO of SEO software startup Moz, host of Whiteboard Friday, co-author of a pair of books on SEO, co-founder of Inbound.org, and serves on the board of the presentation software firm, Haiku Deck. Rand’s currently writing a book for Penguin/Random House on the ups and downs of startup culture, due out in 2018.

HOST:

Maureen Jann, Director of Marketing, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Maureen Jann is a veteran B2B marketer whose career in Digital Media has grown up with the Internet. A self-described jill-of-all-trades, Maureen has elevated creative problem solving to an art form and enjoys the daily challenges of driving business results in unexpected ways. Her skills as an entrepreneur, content marketer, creative director and passionate people manager set her apart from the pack. Maureen has worked in every corner of marketing making her a skilled tactical resource as well as a strategic partner.  Recently, she was the captain of the marketing ship for an award-winning professional services firm and is currently creating a content marketing strategy for Point It, a digital marketing agency.

PRODUCER:

Tim Mohler, Sr. Marketing Manager, Point It Digital Marketing

Bio: Tim Mohler is a multichannel marketer with experience building campaigns for travel, CPG, food, beverage, and technology companies reaching both B2B and B2C customers. He’s passionate about building marketing experiences & partnerships that are relevant to a brand’s message, exciting for the customer, and most importantly deliver measurable results. At Point It, he develops digital, social and content campaigns as well as managing PointIt.com on a day to day basis.

Additional Resources