Implementing gamification strategies is a great way of motivating your target to move to the next level. If you have an existing software or process that you would like to add a layer of gamification to and you don’t have the time to have your own team of developers build a full solution, then Playoff provides a rapid, ideal alternative. Playoff is a powerful rules engine that can be easily integrated via SDK API into any existing system as a gamification layer. Engage People, Motivate Actions is the claim of Playoff, our gamification Platform. It allows corporates to
Working with technology companies, I’m amazed at how many are hosting their platforms on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Netflix, Reddit, AOL, and Pinterest are now running on Amazon services. Even GoDaddy is moving a majority of its infrastructure there. Key to the popularity is the combination of the high availability and low cost. Amazon S3, for example, is designed to deliver 99.999999999% availability, serving trillions of objects worldwide. Amazon is notorious for its aggressive pricing and AWS’ is no different. That high availability and low cost has been attractive to startups who wish to scale
One discussion that I have every week with clients is the increasingly frustrating means of building and sustaining a successful email marketing program. Simply put, as your email marketing list grows, so do your deliverability headaches. It seems that internet service providers have abandoned any hope of rewarding best practices and just have dumb algorithms that continue to punish good senders. Case in point, one of my colleagues in the industry found Yahoo! blocking 100% of his email – despite his platform adhering to every industry standard and best practice listed by the Yahoo! postmaster.
Each month, I’d get a couple of thousand returning visitors through browser push notifications that we integrated. Unfortunately, the platform we chose is now shutting down so I had to find a new one. Worse, there’s no way of importing those old subscribers back to our site so we’re going to take a hit. For that reason, I needed to choose a platform that’s well-known and scalable. And I found it in OneSignal. Not only does OneSignal do push notifications for browsers, they’re also a one-stop shop for push notifications via mobile applications or by
You can’t retain what you don’t understand. When focused on constant customer acquisition, it gets easy to get carried away. Okay, so you’ve figured out an acquisition strategy, you’ve made your product/service fit into the customers’ lives. Your unique value proposition (UVP) works – it entices conversion and guides purchase decisions. Do you know what happens after? Where does the user fit after the completion of the sales cycle? Start by Understanding your Audience Although it’s fun to continually find new channels and audiences to sell to, it’s far less expensive to retain one. However, retention