26 Steps to Creating a Successful Ecommerce Business in 2015

Ultimate Guide to Building Your Online Ecommerce Business

By 2017, ecommerce sales are estimated to reach $434 billion in the United States. We’ve been actually developing this site to add some ecommerce solutions and strategies after testing some automated reporting solutions last year. Much more to come in the next few months – we promise! Ecommerce Platforms developed this infographic with ecommerce strategies that will help you develop a sustainable business and focus …

What Elements Should You Be Testing in Your Email Campaigns?

Email Campaign A/B and Multivariate Testing

Using our inbox placement from 250ok, we did a test a couple months ago where we reworded our newsletter subject lines. The result was incredible – our inbox placement increased over 20% across the seed list that we created. The fact is that email testing is well worth the investment – as are the tools to help you get there. Imagine you are the lab …

Can Too Much Personalization be Hurting Your Business?

5 Key Website Metric Categories

Personalization, dynamic content, remarketing, IP tracking… we all know that consumers appreciate and respond well to personalized messaging and experiences, but can retailers go too far? Accenture released results of their personalization survey that says YES. Consumer Personalization Survey Overview The Accenture Personalization Survey examined customer expectations around a personalized shopping experience and identified the types of retail technologies, tailored customer experiences and communications – …

12 Steps to Building Demand for Your New Agency

DK New Media

Last week was an amazing week at Social Media Marketing World where I spoke on the topic of Influencer Marketing. While the audience was mostly corporations looking for advice on how to implement at successful strategy, I returned home and had a good question from one of the attendees curious about how I built enough influence and demand to start my own agency. I want …

Lyris Launches Automated Content Personalization

Lyris Predictive Personalization

Lyris has released Lyris Predictive Personalization, a content engine for publishers to combine machine learning with digital messaging automation to deliver contextually personalized content to each individual subscriber. By effectively combining content with audience demographic and behavioral data, Lyris Predictive Personalization increases conversions and advertising revenue by empowering publishers to maximize engagement. Clients are already seeing a 2x to 3x increase in open and click-through …

FollowUpThen: Free and Easy Email Reminders

FollowUpThen Email Reminders

I love sharing some productivity tools that I use to manage the massive inflow of email. A year ago, I recommended (and still use) Evercontact which analyzes email signatures to update contact details. Almost two years ago, I shared Unroll.me – a great system I still use that collects and aggregates emails into a single email to reduce the noise. Today, I’m sharing FollowUpThen. Here’s …

7 Tips for Effective Digital Coupon Marketing

Digital Coupon Marketing Tips

Good friend Adam Small has a mobile text marketing platform that sees incredible redemption rates on SMS text offers. One technique he told me about that a client that offered a bring a friend offer where you received a free shake when you brought a friend to the establishment. They would send the text out a half hour before lunch and there’d be a line …

Why Have People Stopped Following Your Brand?

Why People Unfollow and Unsubscribe

One of our favorite infographics we designed and published was Why Do People Unfollow You on Twitter. Folks got a chuckle from it and hopefully it made them rethink their social media publishing strategy in the meantime. I’m going to state something here that might startle some folks: I don’t care if people unfollow me or unsubscribe from my email. I can hear the howls …

What does a Digital Marketer Do?

A Day in the Life of a Digital Marketer

Let’s just open by stating that I had this guy’s job below, heh. As a digital marketer, we’re rotating through all of our clients on a weekly basis, analyzing their performance, making adjustments, researching, planning and executing multi-channel campaigns. We’re utilizing tools much more than this infographic describes – from communication, to publishing, to development and analysis tools. IMO, most marketers work in the area …