What’s Up, Creative Hustlers! Steven & Melissa here. Today, from Brooklyn New York, we’re talking with Ashley Ward, an international corporate speaker for SEMrush, an all-in-one marketing toolkit for digital marketing professionals.
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[00:30] What’s up, Creative Hustlers?
[00:53] What makes Ashley a Creative Hustler!
[01:09] She started from the bottom, and now she’s here!
[02:05] What does an international corporate speaker actually do?
[03:00] Ashley does a lot of demos on SEMrush, as well as teaching digital marketing.
[03:45] Ashley writes each presentation specifically for each group she presents to.
[04:54] Ashley tries to be as knowledgeable as possible.
[05:20] What SEMrush is and the problem it solves!
[07:00] SEMrush is constantly adding to its toolkit, and figure out how to bridge the gap between tools.
[08:37] How SEMrush gets feedback from their users!
[09:30] The easier you make it for customers to engage with you, the more they are going to!
[09:57] How Ashley got to where she is now!
[11:11] Ashley fell into digital marketing from journalism!
[12:35] Ashley is terrible at saying No, but it paid off in the beginning
[13:00] Ashley is on the road 2.5 weeks of every month!
[14:12] Biggest challenges are planes without WIFI, and working with people in different time zones.
[15:20] Ashley’s advice is to take care of yourself a lot! Travel burnout is REAL!
[16:25] When you’re in the middle of the work, you lose sight of why you’re doing it.
[17:00] Steven and Melissa did hot yoga to get out of the work zone.
[18:40] What Ashley is excited about this year and beyond. Mobile indexing, and SEM RUSH’s Mobile audit tool!
[20:22] Keywords actually change between desktop and mobile – mobile is about quick answers.
[22:19] People are often on their mobile phone while doing others things, like watching tv, cooking, etc.
[23:17] You gotta look at your customer’s intent, not just mobile-optimized sites.
[24:37] Content is the number one marketing tool for businesses. Especially interactive elements: podcasts, quizzes, videos.
[25:36] Ashley loves & hates live videos!
[27:50] The content you get posted online gets diluted, you need to find a way to be unique!
[29:00] What Ashley loves about what GaryVee does!
[30:30] Ashley would have a whiskey with Bob Dylan!
[31:50] It’s a good interview when Melissa gets goosebumps!
[32:30] What is amazing about Bob Dylan!
[34:10] How traveling and other cultures impacted Ashley as a thought leader!
[34:55] It’s amazing to see what works in other cultures!
[36:00] That’s a wrap creative hustlers.
[36:16] Where Ashley lives on the internet
[36:56] Don’t forget to visit us at CreativeHustler.com, and leave us a REVIEW!
[37:15] Peace Out, Creative Hustlers!
[37:20] Melissa’s Moment of Hustle
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