Profile of Matt Lodge - Digital Marketing Analyst

Matt Lodge: Digital Marketing Analyst

WHO AM I?

I am a Digital Marketing Analyst at Seafoam Media. It’s my job to convert measurable data into actionable results for our clients.

MY MISSION AT SEAFOAM:

I want to ensure that our clients have every advantage possible in a competitive digital landscape. My mission is to use data-driven approaches to create a seamless marketing plan that grabs customers, no matter how they’re searching or browsing.

WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO:

I’ve always loved solving problems. Diving into data and numbers to find ways to move the needle for our clients creates unique challenges and gives me the opportunity to find new solutions to age-old problems.

MY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Prior to joining Seafoam Media, I worked at a direct marketing agency in New York City for 4 years. I learned classic methods for reaching customers and growing brands.

I also worked for the largest online chess website, Chess.com, for 4 years. I worked extensively on growing our online presence along with managing our analytics for our streaming video content.

IN MY FREE TIME…

I play a lot of chess, despite being deeply mediocre at it. I’m in a bowling league, despite being deeply mediocre at that, as well. I love spending time with my fiance and my dog, which I am fantastic at.

Lauren Kruczyk: Client Success Manager

WHO AM I?

I build & maintain relationships with my clients while keeping the team organized and timely with their tasks. I make sure my clients are well taken care of and are always "surprised and delighted" by my team. 

MY MISSION AT SEAFOAM:

To maintain a graceful and professional presence while going above and beyond to both make clients happy and collaborate with the team in a positive manner. Basically, to be awesome at my job and continue learning throughout this journey I have been lucky to embark upon.

WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO:

I love interacting with people, understanding the dynamics between clients' and Seafoam's ultimate goals, and managing team tasks so that we are all working together to adhere to the philosophies set in place by Seafoam. I want to be the bridge that helps lead everyone safely to the other side. :-)

MY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

I have experience in digital marketing, content writing, coding, and client relations. I believe my plethora of experience is vital in working to be a successful and vital addition to my clients' teams.

IN MY FREE TIME…

I spend time with my puppy Piper, Roku & chill, cook spicy things, write "stuff," read memoirs, watch horror movies, hike when I am lucky enough to be in the mountains, travel (ultimate goal: Machu Picchu in 1 year + Belize!), and enjoy being an "amateur photographer."

Rachel Sipes

Rachel Sipes: Digital Marketing Analyst

WHO AM I?

I am one our team's Digital Marketing Analysts! I love digging into the numbers and watching my hard work in PPC and SEO pay off for our clients.

MY MISSION AT SEAFOAM:

To learn and test.  I want to learn as much about the digital space as possible so I can become a better strategist, analyst, and business partner.  I want to know more about your business and tell you what I know will help you achieve your goals.

WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO:

The media industry is ever changing.  Something new is being rolled out everyday; something that could help my clients soar.

MY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

I started my career 4 years ago in paid media and have been learning about new trends and methods ever since!

WHY I LOVE WORKING AT SEAFOAM:

I'm excited to work for a company who has a relaxed, trusting, hungry, and dedicated atmosphere.

IN MY FREE TIME…

I love to re-watch my favorite tv shows.  Sometimes while I do this, you will find me tapping into my creative side with some acrylic paints or mimicking some drawings on sketchpad.

Tweet This, Not That: 5 Ways to Improve Business Engagement

By Seafoam
Industry Insights

Conch shell laying near the ocean. Twitter business engagement is built by sharing the shell!
Pop quiz! How do you tell if a Twitter account for a business is being managed by someone who understands the intricacy of social media, or merely someone who joined because they heard they “needed to be on the tweeter”?
If that last line didn’t already give it away, one of the biggest reasons to join Twitter is to help promote business engagement and generate leads for your company. Many of those who create a business Twitter account unfortunately skip past the engagement part, and jump right to marketing their cause. The problem is, not many people are going to want to check out your product or service if your only content reads like a radio ad for a car dealership. Much like a skilled performer, you need to delicately dance around the 140 characters you choose to use, in order to best promote your cause and build your authenticity.
That being said, whether you’re a content creator or a business owner, here are five tips for improving your Twitter experience:

1. Don’t let robots do your job

The laziest thing you can do as a business on Twitter is set up an automated response system. You’ve probably seen it before, where you follow back an account, and they immediately send you a direct message asking you to connect on Facebook and LinkedIn. This screams, “I can’t be bothered to personally say hello.”
Look no further than these examples by major corporations on how setting up automated replies can tarnish your reputation in the blink of an eye.

2. Find the right conversations

Twitter is sort of like a networking event that never ends. If you want to be successful as a business, you need to mosey your way into the conversations that matter. Do this by interacting with and following other users that are relevant to your business, and by searching keywords and hashtags to find them. For example, if you sell popcorn, find people talking about that, snacks, movies, and so on.

3. Tweet with more than just text

Thanks to images being embedded within tweets, Twitter has become more of a visual medium for communicating. Many successful businesses on Twitter understand that photos are a big player when it comes to grabbing people’s attention. Whether sharing another user’s photo, or posting your own, attaching a photo to a tweet can often times double the amount of engagement it gets!

4. Share the conch shell every now and then

If you ever read The Lord of the Flies, the boys in the novel use a shell they find to represent social power. When they hold up the shell, everyone else listens to what they have to say. Far too many businesses on Twitter seem to take this concept literally by always keeping the spotlight on them when tweeting.
Should you find that many of your tweets are simply linking back to your site, or promoting your own cause, you’re hogging the shell. Take the time to find content from other users that you can retweet and modify. Sharing goes a long way, and you’ll find that people might even share your content in the future.

5. Use hashtags; just don’t use too many of them

#Would #you #be #annoyed #if #you #saw #a #sentence #like #this? When your tweets have too many hashtags, you go from trying to connect your tweet to a conversation, to looking like a crazy person. Too many hashtags is like layers of clothing. You wouldn’t go out wearing seven t-shirts! A golden rule of thumb is to find one to three relevant hashtags you can include when writing a tweet aimed at a particular discussion.
If you’re creating your own hashtag to continually use, be mindful of its length. Since hashtags have no spaces or punctuation, it is best to keep them as short in length as possible.
What other tips and suggestions do you have for Twitter business engagement? Send us a tweet and let us know your thoughts!

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