Analytics & Testing, Artificial Intelligence, Marketing & Sales Videos, Marketing Infographics, Marketing Tools, Technology

Accelerated Insights: Predictive Testing for Direct Mail

Before going digital, I worked in the newspaper and direct mail industries. While newspaper’s failed to adopt or adapt in time to maintain their control over advertising budgets, direct mail continues to still drive incredible results. In fact, I’d argue that many direct marketing campaigns with direct mail may get much more attention – breaking through the noise of digital. The fact is that, while I get hundreds of emails and banners hitting me every day, I get very few direct mail pieces… and I view them all. As with most mediums, though, direct mail

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Marketing & Sales Videos, Marketing Infographics, Search Marketing,

The Importance of Video Marketing: Stats and Strategies

We just shared an infographic on the importance of visual marketing – and that, of course, includes video. We’ve been doing a ton of video for our clients recently and it’s increasing both engagement and conversion rates. There are many types of recorded, produced videos you can do… and don’t forget real-time video on Facebook, social video on Instagram and Snapchat, and even Skype interviews. People are consuming mass amounts of video. One thing I take exception on this infographic is that peoples’ attention spans have become less than that of a gold fish. That’s

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Marketing & Sales Videos, Marketing Infographics, MarTech Clips,

Social Media Marketing 101

How do I get started on social media? This is a question that I continue to get when I speak on the impact of social media on a business’ marketing efforts. This infographic from Venngage walks a business through setting up and developing their strategy for marketing via social media. And there are some good tips in here for the established marketer as well! Choose Your Social Networks – Look for unique industry groups and customers amongst each social media platform. I’m not a fan of simply selecting one and ignoring another. I believe you

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Internet of Things, Marketing & Sales Videos, MarTech Clips

The Amazing Marketing Opportunity Coming With IoT

A week or so ago I was asked to speak at a regional event on the Internet of Things. As co-host of the Dell Luminaries podcast, I’ve had a ton of exposure to Edge computing and the technological innovation that’s already taking shape. However, if you do a search for marketing opportunities with respect to IoT, there’s honestly not a lot of discussion online. In fact, I’m disappointed since IoT will transform the relationship between the customer and the business. Why is IoT Transformative? There are several innovations that are coming to reality that will

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Analytics & Testing, Marketing & Sales Videos

Freshworks: Multiple Conversion Rate Optimization Modules in One Suite

In this digital age, the battle for marketing space has shifted online. With more people online, subscriptions and sales have moved from their traditional space, to their new, digital one.  Websites have to be on their best game and take into account site designs and user experience. As a result, websites have become critical to company revenues. Given this scenario, it’s easy to see how conversion rate optimization, or CRO as it’s known, has become an important weapon in any tech savvy marketer’s arsenal. CRO can make or break a company’s online marketing presence and

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