For over a decade, the focus of my consulting in our industry has been helping businesses punch through and transform their companies digitally. While this is often thought of as some kind of top-down push from investors, the board, or the Chief Executive Officer, you might be surprised to find that the company leadership lacks the experience and skill to push digital transformation. I’m often hired by leadership to assist a company digitally transform – and it just happens to start with sales and marketing opportunities because that’s where incredible results can be realized quickly.
The average article simply isn’t going to perform. I continue to be surprised as I check out topics of interest via search and social but when I begin to read the article, it’s just boring and uninformative. If you build out two landing pages with the same exact offer, I guarantee that one written by a talented copywriter will garner far more attention. On a side note, I still aspire to be a great writer. I’ve been writing for 10 years and continue to learn. Koeppel Direct’s recent infographic, Direct Response Copywriting: Crafting Copy that Converts,
Quite a few people wonder how we’re able to find such a wide array of marketing technology platforms and tools out there that they hadn’t heard of yet, or that may even be beta. Aside from alerts we have set up, there are some great resources out there for finding tools. I was recently sharing my list with Matthew Gonzales at Echo Rank and he shared a few of his favorites and it got me started on building a complete list. With the incredible selection of tools available, marketers are at a distinct advantage to find
Marketing Automation has been used by large corporations ever since it came to life. This phenomenon made its mark on the marketing technology in a number of ways. Early solutions were (and most still are) robust, feature rich and consequently complex and expensive. All these made it hard for smaller companies to implement with marketing automation. Even if a small business can afford marketing automation software they have a hard time getting true value out of it. This trend bothered me because small businesses with limited resources can really benefit from using marketing automation. Leveraging
Dynamic Yield’s advanced machine learning engine builds actionable customer segments in real time, enabling marketers to increase revenue via personalization, recommendations, automatic optimization and 1:1 messaging. Companies that excel at personalization see increased consumer engagement, top-line revenue, and a higher ROI. But a personalization-centric company doesn’t just happen. It takes buy-in, vendor selection, onboarding, and proper implementation. Some companies are considering personalization for the first time. Some are deploying simple email personalization. Some want to move into sophisticated segmentation strategies. The top companies prioritize personalization as more than a mere tactic, but as key to