Email Design Trends for 2021

The browser industry continues to move at full-speed with amazing innovation. Email, on the other hand, drags behind in its technological advancements as email lag in adopting the latest in HTML and CSS standards. That said, it’s a challenge that makes digital marketers work that much harder at being innovative and creative in their use of this primary marketing medium. In the past, we’ve seen the incorporation of animated gifs, video, and even emojis used

What Is A CRM? What Are The Benefits Of Using One?

I’ve seen some great CRM implementations in my career… and some absolutely terrible ones. Like any technology, ensuring that your team is less time working on it and more time providing value with it is the key to a great CRM implementation. I’ve seen poorly implemented CRM systems that froze sales teams… and unused CRMs that duplicated efforts and confused staff. What is a CRM? While we all call the software that stores customer information

Why Are Infographics So Popular? Hint: Content, Search, Social, and Conversions!

Many of you visit our blog because of the consistent effort I put into sharing marketing infographics. Simply put… I love them and they’re incredibly popular. There are several reasons why infographics work so well for businesses’ digital marketing strategies: Visual – Half of our brains are devoted to vision and 90% of the information we retain is visual. Illustrations, graphs, and photos are all critical mediums with which to communicate to your buyer. 65%

How To Start A Podcast For Your Business (With Lessons Learned From Me!)

When I started my podcast years ago, I had three distinct goals: Authority – by interviewing leaders in my industry, I wanted to get my name known. It definitely worked and has led to some incredible opportunities – like helping co-host Dell’s Luminaries podcast which resulted in the top 1% of most-listened podcasts during its running. Prospects – I’m not shy about this… there were companies that I wanted to work with because I saw

Retail and Consumer Buying Trends for 2021

If there was one industry that we saw that dramatically changed this last year it was retail. Businesses without the vision or resources to digitally adopt found themselves in ruins due to lockdowns and the pandemic. According to reports retail store closures topped 11,000 in 2020 with only 3,368 new outlets opening. Talk Business & Politics That hasn’t necessarily changed the demand for consumer packaged goods (CPG), though. Consumers went online where they had the

Conversion Rate Optimization: A 9-Step Guide To Increased Conversion Rates

As marketers, we’re often spending time producing new campaigns, but we don’t always do a good job looking in the mirror attempting to optimize our current campaigns and processes online. Some of this may just be that it’s overwhelming… where do you start? Is there a methodology for conversion rate optimization (CRO)? Well yes… there is. The team at Conversion Rate Experts has their own C.R.E. Methodology that they share in this infographic they put

11 Mistakes To Avoid With Your Email Marketing Campaigns

We often share what works with email marketing, but how about the things that don’t work? Well, Citipost Mail put together a solid infographic, 10 Things You Shouldn’t Include In Your Email Campaign that provides details on what to avoid when writing or designing your emails. If you want to succeed with email marketing, here are some of the top faux-pas you should be sure to avoid when it comes to things you shouldn’t include in your

How Is Digital Marketing Feeding Your Sales Funnel

When businesses are analyzing their sales funnel, what they’re trying to do is to better understand each phase in their buyers’ journey to identify what strategies they can accomplish two things: Size – If marketing can attract more prospects then its plausible that the opportunities to grow their business will increase given that conversion rates remain steady. In other words… if I attract 1,000 more prospects with an advertisement and I have a 5% conversion