Email You Can Be Enthusiastic About: In-Person Data Collection Techniques That Matter

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Email marketing is one of the most powerful, cost-effective tools retailers and small business owners have available to them. The Data & Marketing Association, a think tank that focuses on identifying current marketing best practices, reports that email marketing has the highest conversion rate when compared to social media, direct mail and other promotional efforts…. Continue Reading »

Get Ready for GIFs: Facebook To Roll Out New Commenting Feature

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Call it GIF creep. For years, Facebook steadfastly refused to support animated GIF files: their logic was that the moving images disrupted the Facebook experience, potentially ruining the aesthetics of a users’ feed. The launch of the autoplay video shattered the logic in that argument. Facebook began allowing GIFs in posts in 2015. GIFs have… Continue Reading »

A Surprising Insight into Instagram Advertising

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It’s no secret that Instagram is popular – as of this writing, there are 600 million active users – and the number of businesses advertising on Instagram has reached new heights. There are 8 million business profiles on Instagram, and of those, 1 million advertise. Types of Instagram Advertising There are four kinds of Instagram… Continue Reading »

Business Owners, Do You Even Know What You Want?

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The very first step in any marketing campaign is identifying the desired outcome. I often ask clients if they’re hoping to increase sales or boost the number of customers they have. These two outcomes sound similar, but they’re really not identical. As a business owner, you have to make a strategic choice. Where Is Your… Continue Reading »