Margot Whitney

Margot Whitney

Biography

Margot is a content marketing specialist at WordStream and nutrition graduate student at Framingham State. She loves all things digital, learning about nutrition, running, traveling, and cooking.

an Instagram post from the Johnston County Visitors Bureau
February 28th, 2020

After spending 10 days on the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica soaking up the sun and slurping down piña coladas, my husband and I may have contemplated quitting our jobs to start up a catamaran sunset cruise business … Working in the tourism industry sounds pretty glamorous. After all you get to spend your days dreaming about vacation, right?

The other wonderful thing for those in...

cross platform keyword tools wordstream revamped keyword tool
February 20th, 2020

If there is a tool that could make your life easier would you use it? Yes—the answer is always yes!

As a marketer, you already have enough on your plate. Managing multiple campaigns across various platforms, keeping up to date on partnerships, ensuring your budget is being properly allocated, tracking and reporting statistics to higher-ups to confirm an ROI is being made—I am exhausted...

construction marketing
November 4th, 2019

If you are in the construction industry marketing may be the furthest thing from your mind—well, unless you are having trouble booking jobs. Then marketing your business is likely the top thing on your mind.

Whether you’re a single-person operation or you have a dedicated construction marketing team, the industry comes with its unique challenges. From the dangers of the job to...

screenshot of full inbox
October 23rd, 2019

There are two types of people in this world. Those with "inbox zero," and then people like me.

This is a real-life screenshot of my current inbox. I know, I know it is bad! But here’s the thing: most of these are promotional emails that go right into my “Promotions” tab. Yes, I do open some of them, but only if they are super appealing to me.

This might seem discouraging for all...

books
September 30th, 2019

Getting a B.A. or an M.Phil. or a Ph.D. or an M.D.—any higher education degree—is a huge accomplishment. But enrolling in a degree program is a huge, life-altering decision that typically involves a lot of deep and personal contemplation. At least, that’s how it was for me. As a previous full-time account manager at a video software company, deciding to quit my job to enter graduate...

Solarwinds landing page
August 23rd, 2019

Have you ever done a search online or clicked on a Facebook ad to land on something way cooler than you expected? Perhaps as the page is loading you are starting to regret your impulsive click because your oven just beeped and your pizza is ready! But then something magical happens … You land on a page that is so gosh darn cool that your pizza starts to burn. Okay, maybe this isn’t a good...

restaurant table with dishes
August 20th, 2019

Ah, one of my favorite industries to write about! I love food, and I love eating at restaurants. That’s why the restaurant industry is such a fun one to write about, because I get to think about two of my favorite subjects: food and marketing.

There are many pros and cons to being a marketer in a popular vertical like the restaurant industry. Yes, it is “easy” to market an industry...