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5 Hints on How to Leverage Social Media Customer Reviews

The marketplace’s a tough experience, not just for the big brands but also for the average. Whether you own a huge business, a small local store, or an internet platform, your chances of climbing the niche ladder are slim unless you take good care of your customers. When you are preoccupied with your prospects’ and customers’ happiness, they’ll quickly answer back. They’ll offer you great benefits which are mostly comprised of trust, customer reviews, and eventually sales. In today’s post, I’m sharing 5 hints on how to leverage social media customer reviews to improve the

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A/B Testing, Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Demand Generation, , , Instagram Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing, Marketing Automation, Marketing Infographics, Publishing, , ,

What is Direct Response Copywriting? How to Write Copy that Converts

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,

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Content Marketing, , Local Search, Publishing, Search Marketing,

A Tiny Bit of Research Can Dramatically Impact Social Shares and Drive Sales

While many small businesses are abandoning Facebook, I’m always intrigued when I see something unexpected happen there for a client. Believe me, unless they’re paying to promote posts… I don’t set expectations too high. One of my clients is a family-run home services company that’s serves throughout the state of Indiana. They’ve been here for 47 years and have an incredible reputation. Recently, a hail storm hit a city just out side Indianapolis, called Greensburg. Amos Exteriors has been doing business in Greensburg for decades and the marketing and sales team went out full force

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How to Calculate the Return on Your Social Media Marketing Investment

As marketers and social media platforms mature, we’re discoving a lot more about the upside and downside of investing in social media. You’ll see that I’m often critical of the expectations set by social media consultants – but that doesn’t mean I’m critical of social media. I save tons of time and effort sharing wisdom with peers and conversing with brands online. I have no doubt that my time spent on social media has been an incredible investment for my company, my publication, and my career. The issue is a matter of both expectations and

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AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Data, Ecommerce and Retail, , Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Sales Enablement, Search Marketing, , Technology

How Your MarTech Stack Fails to Serve the Customer

In the older days of marketing, back in the early 2000s, a few brave CMOs invested in some rudimentary tools designed to help better manage their campaigns and audiences. These hardy pioneers sought to organize, analyze and improve performance, and thus created the first marketing technology stacks- integrated systems that brought order, unlocked targeted campaigns, and personalized messages for better results. Considering how far the marketing industry has come in the past few years is similar to comparing that of quill and parchment paper writing to the evolution of the first printing press.  The changes

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