Scary… The Average Halloween Fan Is Planning To Spend Over $100 This Year!

For the first time ever, per-person spending for Halloween will top $100. This year, each of the top spending categories – candy, decorations, costumes, and greeting cards will see significant increases, not just over last year’s numbers, but also over 2019 spending numbers. The Shelf, 021 Halloween Spending, Sales, Stats, and Trends Halloween Statistics Are UP! Last year, less than half of us were interested in celebrating Halloween but this year spending is back up,

Excel Formulas For Common Data Cleanup

For years, I’ve used the publication as a resource to not just describe how to do things, but to also keep a record for myself to look up later! Today, we had a client that handed us a customer data file that was a disaster. Virtually every field was misformatted and; as a result, we were unable to import the data. While there are some great add-ons for Excel to do the cleanup using Visual

OneUp: Automatically Post To Google My Business From Your RSS Feed

If you’re a local business, it’s critical that you maintain both a website that’s well-optimized as well as a Google My Business Account. The vast majority of search engine users never scroll or navigate to organic results that find your website… they interact with the map pack on the search engine results page (SERP). The map pack is the section of the search engine results page that has the map and business listings around your

Plausible: A Lightweight, Cookieless Alternative to Google Analytics

This week I was able to spend some time with some marketing seniors from a local University and they asked what foundational skills they could work on to be more desirable to employers. I absolutely discussed Google Analytics… mostly because it’s quite a complex tool that I see a growing number of companies make terrible decisions with. Ignoring filters, events, campaigns, goals, etc. will provide data that will almost always lead you down the wrong