Video: #Socialnomics 2014

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#Socialnomics 2014 by Erik Qualman is the fifth version of the most watched video series on Social Media. This year’s video denotes the critical mass between social, mobile and the explosion of millennial usage. We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media. The choice is how well we do it. Erik Qualman One key factor on this is that 20% of the terms typed into a search bar have never been searched before – supporting the need for a robust content marketing program where combinations of articles, … Continue reading

Infographic: The Inbound Call Channel is Huge… and Untapped

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One industry that’s vastly underserved and a huge opportunity for marketers is call tracking. As smartphones become more prevalent in business for reading emails, searching for businesses, and researching our purchases – more and more people are simply clicking the phone number they find on the site. For companies who advertise across media channels, this is a huge problem because they misreport the channel that’s generating the call, the lead and the conversion. We have a client that has this issue – providing the same phone number on their television … Continue reading

SimplyCast: Customer Flow Communication Platform

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The SimplyCast 360 Automation Manager combines 15 channel outputs into a single platform, enabling marekters to build automated marketing campaigns and communication flows. Their solution allows you to reach the right people at the right time via their preferred mode of communication. Engage with customers and prospects based on stored data, their interests, and their past interactions with your organization to increase your return on investment. The SimplyCast marketing automation solution allows you to set up your campaigns like a flow chart, allowing you to reach and engage with your … Continue reading

The Blurry Lines of Marketing Return on Investment

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Yesterday, I did a did a session at Social Media Marketing World called How to Shift From Growing Followers to Producing Results With Social Media. I’m often a contrarian to the advice that’s continually pushed in this industry… even leaning a bit on the controversial. The genuine premise is that businesses continue to look for fan and follower growth in social media – but they do a really terrible job of converting the amazing audience or community that’s already in place. Within the session, I even went so far as … Continue reading

Infographic: How to Generate Value from Digital Marketing

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Just this week I was interviewed about the optimization work we do and one of the problems we find central to many of our prospect and clients’ marketing efforts is that they want they don’t build the sites for their prospects and clients – they build it for themselves. Don’t bet me wrong, of course your company wants to love your site and even use it as a resource… but it the hierarchy, platform, and content should be designed and optimized for customer acquisition and retention. This infographic is from … Continue reading

Evercontact: Update your Contact info with Inbound Email Signatures

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About half an hour ago, a PR person called me to start an online interview… I answered the phone and said, “Hi Rebecca – I’m ready to go!” and she was surprised that I knew who was calling. The reason why I know is that Rebecca had contacted me a few times to coordinate the event and her contact details were automatically added to my Google contacts, and synchronized to my phone. It’s a fantastic service called Evercontact. Evercontact intelligently scans your incoming email and auto-enriches contact details in your … Continue reading

Infographic: The Top Marketing Tactics for Lead Generation

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We touched base with an old client today who hasn’t worked with us in the last year. A year ago, many companies were utilizing our resources because we were ahead of the curve on search optimization strategies. Now, I believe we’re pushing our clients further down the road to rich content strategies and marketing automation. It winds up, we’re on the right track. According to Oracle Eloqua, technology, email marketing, speed and rich content are the driving forces behind the most impactful marketing strategies currently deployed online. Email is considered … Continue reading

Infographic: Creating An Inbound Website For 2014

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Every week on the Edge of the Web Radio podcast, Erin and I stress that the mistake that most companies have is that they believe their site is an online brochure rather than a living, breathing salesperson. When your site is producing great content that’s recent, frequent and relevant… you build momentum and help people to believe in you and your products or services. It’s also important to note that I don’t believe inbound is a replacement for outbound sales and marketing strategies. Many companies pit the two against one … Continue reading

Infographic: The State of Mobile in the US

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Mobile usage among consumers continues to skyrocket. 74% of growth was in smartphones with 79% of US Shoppers browsing and shopping on sites and apps. By 2016 mobile app revenues will hit $46 billion. To quantify what this dramatic shift means for brands the folks at Usablenet put together an infographic that demonstrates just how much mobile Internet usage is changing the way consumers interact with brands on the web. Usablenet powers mobile sites and multichannel experiences for over 400 clients including many of the world’s top retailer, travel and … Continue reading