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5 Last-Minute Holiday Marketing Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Is your business ready for holiday shopping? If not, it’s not too late to get in some last minute holiday promotions. A recent Gallup report shows that the average American will spend approximately $885 on holiday gifts in 2018, and 33 percent of Americans plan to spend at least $1,000 this holiday season. Meaning there is plenty of sales to be had during this time of year. Here are five holiday marketing tactics to use, even now: 1. Deck You...




Google Reveals 3 Ways YouTube Habits (and Ads) Have Changed

Video continues to dominate when it comes to social media. In fact, more than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube alone each day . That’s not even factoring in all of the time spent watching videos on the other major social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Recently, Google who owns YouTube released a statement about the three main ways they’ve seen video viewing habits evolve – and how they in turn have adjusted their advertising for the ...




13 Simple Tips for Improving Your Email Open and Clickthrough Rates

Even with the best email list, it’s easy for your communications to end up getting lost in your customer’s inbox – or worse, in spam. Not to mention that getting your emails opened is only half the battle. Then you have to get them to click through. That’s why in this article, we’re going to run down 13 of the best and simplest ways to improve your emails' open rates, clickthrough rates, and conversion potential. Email Marketing Tips for Growing Businesses 1. Don...




10 Marketing Tactics for a Successful Black Friday

Updated: Oct. 1, 2018 Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are the busiest shopping days of the year. And though they may seem far away, if you haven’t started planning your strategy for the holiday shopping weekend - now’s the time. The key to a successful holiday sales season is early planning and consistent marketing , especially as a small business competing against retail giants like Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Here are 10 marketing tactics to get your busine...




21 Easy Ways to Build Your Email List

Did you know that 98% of new traffic leaves your website without converting? They might be interested in your product or service but are just not in the buying stage yet. They could still be researching. However, you have zero chance of selling anything if you don’t have the ability to communicate with someone This is the #1 reason you should be capturing email addresses and building a list. No matter what types of marketing you’re interested in - from direct marketing to email marke...




Mobile Transactions Continue to Grow... Are You Prepared?

With over 40 percent of online transactions happening on mobile , it’s becoming clear that now more than ever, mobile is truly taking over. Even when the transactions don’t occur on a smartphone, it’s likely that the customer did some initial research using a mobile device. Whether they are searching for information, discovering new solutions for their problems, or reading reviews, customers are using mobile more and more in their customer journey. Even if you already have a mo...




Video Marketing: What Does the Future Hold?

It is predicted that in 2019, 80% of all internet traffic will come from videos. That might seem like a big leap, but video content is already proving it can grab and hold audiences’ attention as well as create meaningful engagement. In fact, one third of all time spent online is already accounted for by watching videos. With the number of people consuming videos growing, there is another correlation happening – videos are taking over search engine rankings. Forrester estimates that ...




7 Direct Response Strategies That Will Increase Engagement and Sales

[Updated: July 17, 2018] Direct response marketing, is designed to evoke an immediate response and encourage potential customers to take a specific action, such as opting in to your email list, being directed to a landing page, calling for more information, or making a purchase. This type of marketing is highly trackable, uses compelling headlines and copy, targets a specific audience, makes a specific offer, and asks for a response. The key to using this type of marketing is to not get hung up ...




Vital Facts Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Digital Marketing

Try to think of the last time you used the yellow pages. Now think of the last time you looked up something on your phone. We’re living in a digital world and if your business is not living in it too, it will surely struggle. That is why you need to know these things about digital marketing… Digital Marketing Doesn’t Stand Still Talk to any digital marketer and they will tell you that the industry and their jobs change every year and are very different than five years ago. Goog...




The Mobile Marketing Optimization Checklist

No matter how hard you try, it’s nearly impossible to stay away from mobile marketing. With roughly 77% of Americans owning a smartphone according to PEW Research Center , people are bound to visit your website or search for your business using their mobile device at some point. And if you’re thinking, Just because people are using them doesn’t mean they’re buying things on them. – You’d be wrong. In fact, 62% of smartphone users have made a purchase online us...




Can You Get Rid of Fake Negative Reviews on Google?

Fake reviews are an annoying problem to have. We work hard to build good, ethical businesses and fake negative reviews can tarnish an otherwise glowing profile. This is extremely upsetting. In an online world, it’s very easy to create an account to leave a positive or negative review – whether or not you’ve ever worked with the company before. So how can you stop fake reviews? Google’s Policies Regarding Fake Reviews Google has a lot of policies for users that leave revie...




10 Facts You Need to Know About Online Reviews That Can Keep You From Going Crazy

Online reviews play a huge part in the perception of your business as well as your online rankings. In order to make informed decisions about online reviews, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. It’s important to understand how consumers interact with reviews and the increasingly large role they play in the customer’s journey. Here is what you need to know… 10 Important Insights About Online Reviews #1 Even bad reviews can help....




5 Quick Tips for Better Email Subject Lines

Email marketing is a huge opportunity for your business. From brand building, to nurturing leads, to making sales, email marketing is crucial. In fact, 59% of B2B marketers say email is their most effective channel in terms of revenue generation and 80% of retail professionals indicate that email marketing is their greatest driver of customer retention . However, sending out beautiful and enticing emails or offers mean nothing if no one ever opens them. That’s why crafting a compelling sub...




7 Things to Start (or Stop) Doing with Your Email Marketing

Email marketing is a powerful tool for engaging and nurturing your audience – furthering your prospects or customers along the Customer Value Journey . In fact, chances are you’re reading this article after clicking on a link in an email we sent you. With 1 billion users worldwide on Gmail alone, email marketing is not going anywhere. The key to your success using the marketing tactic is not in if you use it, it’s in how you use it. Read on to learn our top seven strategies you...




The Customer Value Journey Part 2

In our last article, The Customer Value Journey Part 1 , we went through the basic of the first four stages in The Customer Value Journey, the eight-stage process coined by DigitalMarketer, which every new prospect goes through in order to become a customer, and eventually, a raving fan. If you didn’t get a chance to read that article, definitely go back and read up on the stages that kick off this process – Aware, Engage, Subscribe, and Convert. In this article, we’ll touch on...




The Customer Value Journey Part 1

The Customer Value Journey is an eight-stage process, coined by DigitalMarketer, which every new prospect goes through in order to become a customer, and eventually, a raving fan. This process is the foundation on which businesses build their marketing and business strategy in order to create a roadmap that moves prospects predictably from stranger to customer and beyond. In this article, we’ll touch on the first four stages in the Customer Value Journey: 1. Aware S...




How to Create a Marketing Calendar

As a business owner, you might not have a lot of time to be in marketing mode. You have other pressing tasks, but at the end of the day, you know marketing is absolutely essential in order for your business to grow and thrive. One of the best tools for organizing your marketing efforts and strategically timing your marketing campaigns is a marketing calendar. Here are a few steps for creating a basic marketing calendar: Review Your Target Customer Knowing your target customer is the first and mo...




New Year's Resolutions: 5 Digital Marketing Upgrades for 2018

Digital marketing is an ever-changing landscape, and what worked a year ago or even a week ago might not work as well today. Many businesses still use outdated and/or ineffective marketing methods. As you are gearing up for the start of 2018, consider throwing out some of those under-performing marketing methods to make room for new strategies that will bring your business more qualified leads and increase sales. Here are some easy, New Year's resolution upgrades to make to your marketing in 201...




Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2018

As we enter into the fourth quarter of 2017, many businesses are already looking forward to 2018 and what they can expect to plan for in their marketing strategy. While some of these trends have emerged in 2017, or even the year before, you can expect to see them become more prominent in 2018. Here are five things that you should consider adding into your marketing strategy next year in order to stay ahead of the competition online. #1 Mobile-First Indexing Optimizing for mobile has been importa...




How Much Should I Budget for Marketing?

That is always a tough question to answer. It really depends on what you are trying to accomplish and by when. Setting a firm objective really helps you focus in on the budget you need. Example: I need 500 leads per quarter. We’ve all heard the old adage, It takes money to make money. In the land of digital marketing, it certainly rings true. In order to get the word out about your business you must make an investment in marketing. However, rather than taking a haphazard approach to creati...




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