[Blog Abstract] Average Position – Out with the Old, In with the New

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated by content from an industry thought leader. Here, our Project Manager, Irina Boudreau, discusses the recent article by Jess Armstrong at WordStream, “Goodbye, Average Position: Everything You Need to Know”.

It’s finally here. On September 30, 2019 Google will officially retire the Average Position metric in Google Ads and replace it with four brand new ones:

  • Top impression rate
  • Absolute Top impression rate
  • Search top impression share
  • Search absolute top impression share

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Top Ways to Positively Impact Your Digital Customer’s Experience

Regardless of niche, most marketing strategies focus on capturing and retaining the customer’s attention. However, very few ever touch upon the experience. Less than stellar customer experience is the biggest threat to any business.

Successful brands always strive to provide the best digital experience for current customers and prospects. The key to a successful marketing strategy lies in attracting and maintaining your target audience’s attention through the customer experience.

Below are the five ways you can offer a memorable digital customer experience to your clients and leads. Continue reading “Top Ways to Positively Impact Your Digital Customer’s Experience”

Email Marketing: Looking Beyond the Open Rate and Click Rate

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated by content from an industry thought leader. Here, our Project Manager, Irina Boudreau, discusses an article by Shanelle Mullin at ConversionXL, “Email Testing: Going Beyond Open Rate and Click Rate″.

If you’re using email as one of your marketing channels, you probably have a pretty sophisticated team helping you analyze the data and test rigorously to make sure the results you achieve with your email campaign are aligned with your business goals.

No? That’s O.K. You’re not alone. Technically, you don’t need a team. But being successful at email marketing is a massive undertaking that requires lots of optimization and testing. Continue reading “Email Marketing: Looking Beyond the Open Rate and Click Rate”

Why Google Analytics 360 is Worth It

Many marketers who consider Google Analytics 360 (GA360), no matter how briefly, rule it out as an option when they see the price tag. From a brief overview of the features, GA360 offers, most can’t muscle their way past the six-figure cost.

Marketers are used to working with the free version of Google Analytics and assume that GA360 is merely an expanded version of that. However, the difference is huge. Let’s take a closer look at just how big that difference is and how GA360 can be a valuable tool in helping you reach your marketing goals. Continue reading “Why Google Analytics 360 is Worth It”

Blog Abstract: How To Rock Social Media

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated by content from an industry thought leader. Here, our Project Manager, Irina Boudreau, discusses the recent article by Annie Crowford at Adobe, “What You Need to Know About Social Media in 2018″.

In this article, the author gets to the nitty-gritty of social media content with the help of three experts: Sue Zimmerman on Instagram, Mari Smith on Facebook and Peg Fitzpatckir on Pinterest. While the article was written last year, the points made here are very much relevant and applicable in 2019.

The path to success on social platforms starts with rich visual content and engaged consumers. Social media is all about connections. You must focus on genuine conversation and shares if you want to keep your posts from being buried in the feeds. But your highest ROI will come from purposeful engagement. So how do you engage with your followers? Continue reading “Blog Abstract: How To Rock Social Media”

B2B Content Marketing: What Works in 2019

B2B Content Marketing continues to change as business marketing gets more complex. Everyone has heard of the classic search engine optimization where businesses fight for rankings for a few specific keywords. But this system doesn’t work in all industries.

In some industries, the product is so new that people are not aware of its existence. Most of the time, they are not even aware of the problem that this product or service can solve. This means that customers don’t know the keywords exist.

In certain industries, customers rarely rely on social media or e-commerce. Buying often happens on an offline network. And categories for these products may not exist on big-box e-tail sites like Amazon.

So, with all these difficulties, is it possible to make content marketing effective for these types of situations? The answer is yes, but content marketing campaigns need to be flipped on their head. Continue reading “B2B Content Marketing: What Works in 2019”

[Blog Abstract] Instagram Keeps Making Strides Toward Becoming a Prominent E-Comm Platform

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated by content from an industry thought leader or news article. Here, our Project Manager, Irina Boudreau, discusses the recent e-commerce developments on the ever-popular Instagram social platform. The original article, “Instagram unveils curated @shop account to showcase online merchants”, was written by Rober Williams for RetailDive.

Over the past year, Instagram has taken several steps toward becoming a driving e-commerce market place. The Explore tab now has a dedicated shopping channel; the Collection tab allows users to save products from Stories, posts, and videos. There’s a Shop tab on business pages which showcase a brand’s merchandise. It’s most recent addition is the @shop account which uses curated shopping content to highlight the emerging brands. Continue reading “[Blog Abstract] Instagram Keeps Making Strides Toward Becoming a Prominent E-Comm Platform”

Immediate Ways To Get New Value From Thank You Pages

When you think of your website, what comes to mind? Easy navigation, eye-catching graphics, powerful images and solid content, right? The thank-you page never even comes to your mind. In fact, many times it’s overlooked completely.

Since not every lead is ready to make a purchasing decision, it’s important to let even potential customers know you appreciate them stopping by. But how do you establish a good rapport and maintain a trusting relationship with visitors who contacted you through your website?

It’s easy; show gratitude. Your thank-you page can serve as a great first step for nurturing your leads and can help you identify the true reasons why they contacted you in the first place. Continue reading “Immediate Ways To Get New Value From Thank You Pages”

Social Media Marketing 2019 Predictions

The savvy marketers, managers and marketing executives at mid-size companies have already started looking into new digital marketing innovations that can help improve performance this year. In 2019, now more than ever before, your approach to social media marketing can make or break the business almost immediately and have a residual impact on earnings for the foreseeable future. Continue reading “Social Media Marketing 2019 Predictions”

Why U.S. Shoppers of CPG Everyday Items Do or Do Not Buy From You

In the United States, more consumers than ever before are turning to the internet to snag their favorite items without having to head to a retail store. While millennials make up the largest group to buy consumer goods online, older shoppers are quickly catching up to this trend. If you are trying to capture shoppers, then it is important to understand how they shop.

Here are some key takeaways into reaching consumers looking for basic goods. Continue reading “Why U.S. Shoppers of CPG Everyday Items Do or Do Not Buy From You”