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How to Build and Grow Your Email List

Lead Generation Strategies for Websites

Brian Downard of Eliv8 has done another fantastic job on this infographic and his online marketing checklist (download) where he includes this checklist for growing your email list. We’ve been working our email list, and I’m going to incorporate some of these methods: Create Landing Pages – We believe every ...

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A List of SaaS Providers and their Marketing Budgets

Marketing Technology Marketing Budgets

If I meet someone from Vital, I’m going to hug them for this infographic. We recently shared a post on the right marketing budget as it refers to a percentage of overall revenue, but this provides some in-depth budget expenditures that support and reinforce the other infographic. A few years ...

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What’s the Right Marketing Budget as a Percentage of Revenue?

Marketing Budget Percentage of Revenue

There are those uncomfortable moments at times where a company asks me why they’re not getting as much attention as their competitors. While it is possible for a business to overtake competitors because of a superior product or people, it’s also more likely than not that the company with the ...

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Understanding Demand Generation vs Lead Generation

Demand Generation versus Lead Generation

Marketers often exchange the terms demand generation (demand gen) for lead generation (lead gen), but they’re not the same strategies. Companies with dedicated sales teams can deploy both strategies simultaneously. Companies often have an inbound sales team to respond to demand generated sales requests and outbound sales teams to engage ...

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Atmospheric Marketing and Why Profits May Depend On It

Retail Atmospheric Marketing

With all of the sites and tools available to us via the web, why don’t we all simply find the lowest price on every product? There are many consumers or businesses that do just that, but the majority of people don’t. I’ve shared online that a few years ago that ...

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12 Factors Impacting Your Website Load Speed

Website Page Speed

We were meeting with a perspective client today and were discussing what impacts website load speed. There’s quite a battle going on on the Internet right now: Visitors are demanding rich visual experiences – even on higher-pixel retina displays. This is driving larger images and higher resolutions which are bloating ...

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The Impact of Cross-Device Journeys and Real-Time Personalization

Cross-Device Customer Journey

Are you tired of the terms omnichannel and customer journey yet? You better not be, because the evidence is becoming absolutely clear that these are critical terms in today’s marketing ecosystem. What is Omnichannel Marketing? Omnichannel marketing is the use of a variety of channels to market to prospects and ...

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Top 10 Trends for Back-To-School Shopping in 2015

Back to School

Back-to-School is the second biggest shopping season of the year. Not surprisingly, back-to-school shopping continues the shift to mobile with a whopping 40% of searches done via mobile device – that’s a 25% increase from 2013. Those searches are a combination of searching for products as well as finding retailers ...

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