Baking in “Intelligence” to Drive-to-Web Campaigns

The modern “drive to web” campaign is much more than simply pushing consumers to a linked landing page. It’s leveraging technology and marketing software which is ever-evolving, and understanding how to create dynamic and personalized campaigns that produce web results. A Shift in Focus An advantage that an advanced agency such as Hawthorne holds is the ability to look not only at analytics, but also to consider the overall user experience and engagement. This is

Clarity Attacks Buzzwordsmithiness On Contact

A good friend of mine for many years is Steve Woodruff, a self-proclaimed (and very talented) Clarity Consultant, continues to share some rather ridiculous marketing-speak amongst websites and social media profiles. He shared his all-time favorite with me from a couple of years ago: We have pioneered a new model for sustainable, consumer-driven growth based on principles of complex adaptive systems. This is a new premise for strategy for a world undergoing deep structural change:

Sharing our 2015 Successes and Failures!

Wow, what a year! Many people may look at our stats and respond with meh… but we couldn’t be happier with the progress the site has made in the last year. The redesign, the increased attention to quality on posts, the time spent on research, it’s all paying off significantly. We did it all without increasing our budget and without buying any traffic… this is all organic growth! Omitting sessions from referral spam sources, here’s

14 Different Terms Used Across Marketing Automation Platforms

I’m not sure why marketers always feel compelled to make up their own terminology for virtually everything… but we do. Even though marketing automation platforms have fairly consistent features, each of the most popular marketing automation providers call each feature something different. If you’re evaluating platforms, this could get pretty confusing as you look to the features of one over the other when in honesty, all the same features are present. Sometimes, it sounds like

Not Everyone Who Interacts With You Is a Customer

Online interactions and unique visits to your website aren’t necessarily customers for your business, or even prospective customers. Companies often make the mistake of assuming that every visit to a website is someone who’s interested in their products, or that everyone who downloads a single whitepaper is ready to buy. Not so. Not so at all. A web visitor can have many different reasons for perusing your site and spending time with your content, none

Your Marketing Platforms Are Not as Accurate As You Think

Many people don’t realize the limitations of analytics and marketing platforms in measuring unique visitors. Most of these platforms measure a visitor by placing a cookie, a small file that is referred to each time a visitor returns to the site using the same browser. The problem is that I may not revisit your site from the same browser… or I may delete my cookies. If I visit your site on my mobile phone, tablet,