The RANKABLE Podcast

The Role That SEO Plays For Integrated Marketing - Episode 86

FEATURING Michaela Mendes

In episode 86, Michaela Mendes joins the show to discuss her strategy around integrated marketing and how SEO can be used to enhance your multi-channel marketing campaigns.

Michaela shares her thoughts on why you should be thinking of your customers first regardless of what marketing channels your campaign is focused on.

We also discuss what the future of content and SEO can look like with Google’s algorithms and philosophies continuing to evolve.

Episode Time Stamps

  • [0:00] Intro
  • [1:55] Getting Started in Content Marketing
  • [4:58] What is Integrated Marketing? 
  • [7:10] How To Get All Members of Your Organization Aligned
  • [10:05] Customer-First Marketing
  • [12:45] How To Maximize Resources Across Strategies
  • [15:40] How To Market When Content is the Product
  • [18:20] Gating Content vs Leveraging Content
  • [20:35] Where Does Email Fit Within Integrated Marketing
  • [23:15] Does Google Reward Differentiation?
  • [25:40] Rapid Fire Rankings 🔥

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This Week's guests

Michaela Mendes

Title: Senior Director, Integrated Marketing

Business: General Assembly


Bio: Michaela leads the integrated marketing function at General Assembly. She’s spent 12 years in content & SEO roles and loves helping companies define and execute on content strategies that impact the bottom line.

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