I lead a 3-hour “Bootcamp” at the Portland Digital Marketing Conference this week with a hands on look at WordPress, Google+ and HootSuite — a synergy of marketing systems for professional communicators. So, I thought I would give you a few take-aways, and also provide you access to my slides which have notes, infographics, movies and resource links in them.
Some Digital Marketing Take-aways
- Use the Force — the WordPress Force: Did you know that WordPress has built-in capabilities to create a link directory, or group together special content for workshops, summits, or any type of focus you can think of, buit in? Most developers, designers and marketers miss some of the recent WordPress power that comes out of the box when concepting a new site or a redesign. Most have not understood how WordPress “taxonomies” work. Many also miss newer plugins and ways to configure them to address Content Marketing objectives. One example is our Webdirexion “Social Interaction Wall” which I cover more at the conference and also in my online course — WordPress Content Marketing Power.
- Google+ is becoming a community, video meeting, sharing, engaging, and presenting universe: Marketers seem to be understanding that it is the key to SEO and can really serve to create recognized experts when you use the “author tagging” with rel=author in your code. But it is also a place where you can market videos and events, connect in hangouts, surf hashtags, join communities, and place yourself in the right circles of influence. G+ IS Google. Here’s a circle of speakers from PDX Digital Marketing Conference for you (click “add people” to add them to your G+ network).
- Hootsuite* is your Marketing Automation Center: Did you know that Hootsuite not only drives the major social marketing networks allowing you to post to the big four (and more) all from one screen, but you can also sync and efficiently manage a suite of MailChimp, WordPress sites, SalesForce, and YouTube for an all-in-one marketing automation center? Add in more capabilities like polling from 52 apps currently available, and you have a powerful central control center great for coordinating teams and saving time.
My Digital Marketing Bootcamp Slides
The presentation is divided into three sections — one for Google+, HooteSuite and WordPress — with reference links to case studies, videos, cheat sheets, infographics and more…
* Webdirexion is a HootSuite Pro Solution Partner