Business Growth

Bring on 2019!!

Bring on 2019!!

It has been real… As each year comes to an end, and we embark on the next, it is very common to reflect back and consider our challenges, accomplishments, and hopefully take a few lessons on with us into the coming year.

Metrics that Matter

Metrics that Matter

Isolated data points and vague, vanity metrics don’t really tell you how your marketing campaigns are performing. Clear objectives and measurable goals are essential to understanding the performance of your marketing efforts. Because businesses need to use data insights that can influence strategy, utilizing key metrics to measure performance has become an essential part of marketing.

Content for Each Step of the Way

Content for Each Step of the Way

With all of the content available to today’s consumers, you have not quite two and a half minutes to make a positive impression so it is essential that your content meets your customer where he is in the buyer’s journey. Content aligned to each phase of the buyer’s journey is the important link between marketing and sales and helps to ensure that the right information and right motivation are delivered at the right time.

E-commerce Best Practices

E-commerce Best Practices

Converting viewers into buyers is the greatest challenge for your e-commerce site. Online selling requires different strategy than in a brick-and-mortar store. And with the volume of e-commerce sites, it is important for businesses to emphasize the unique value of their offerings and to provide consumers the best user experience possible. Here are some things to consider when evaluating your online store.

Once Upon a Time in a Marketing Campaign…

Once Upon a Time in a Marketing Campaign…

Customers expect to be entertained. As such, strategic storytelling should be an integral part of your brand marketing. Stories provide context and meaning to people across different walks of life. Brand storytelling is the sharing and compilation of the feelings, relationships and attributes of your brand. It inspires people to act.

The Ultimate Word-of-Mouth: User Generated Content (UGC)

The Ultimate Word-of-Mouth: User Generated Content (UGC)

Definitions – UGC

· A term used to describe any form of content created by consumers or end-users.

· Any form of [visual media] that is created by users of an online system, made accessible via social media. (per Pixlee which has a visual focus of photos and videos)

Personalized Marketing

Personalized Marketing

Consumers are more connected across more devices than ever before, thanks to the booming growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). At the same time, consumers increasingly value being treated as individuals and personalized marketing is one-to-one marketing in its truest sense.

Statistics for Small Business Owners

Statistics for Small Business Owners

The Internet has changed how we do business and how we assess our business efforts. Cisco predicts that global Internet traffic in 2020 will be 95 times the volume seen in 2005. Which metrics we track and how we extrapolate meaning from them can have a deep impact on the growth and success of any business. In a world full of data, sometimes a list of seemingly random statistics can help focus our minds as we seek to understand the health of our organization.