Jell-O and How Influencer Marketing Impacts Your SEO

Influencer marketing has been around for decades. Jello-O was only a minor success until 1904 when free cookbooks were distributed to supermarkets. The first families to pick up a cookbook and enjoy these new desserts became early influencers in their neighborhoods. And Jell-O took off.

Over the past few years, influencers in digital marketing have been a popular topic. Let’s examine who they are, how to find them, and what benefits they provide to your marketing efforts by expanding your content reach.

What is an Influencer?

An influencer is someone who has a significant following on social media platforms, a large market reach and can dramatically impact your marketing campaigns. Influencers usually offer their expertise through informative posts, classes, services and products to specifically targeted groups and can enhance SEO. A lot of times they are educators, inspirers and experts in their particular field and have a breadth of connections … Continue reading

What Does Taylor Swift Have to Do with Digital Marketing? Everything!

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated from a piece by an industry thought leader. Here, our Director of Paid Marketing, Kim Figor, discusses an article from Forbes by Senior Contributor, Avery Blank “Taylor Swift’s Christmas Video: A Savvy Businesswoman’s Guide On How To Connect With People”.

I’ll admit it. When I think of people who have inspired me from a business perspective, I don’t think about the popstars my daughter listens to. Therefore, when I came across this article about Taylor Swift and her recently released music video, a Christmas song, being associated with business education, it caught my attention. Continue reading “What Does Taylor Swift Have to Do with Digital Marketing? Everything!”

Wake Up and Pay Attention: How to capture and Keep an Audience

In a world where brands have mere seconds to capture consumers’ attention, marketers need to find innovative ways to arrest and retain their target audience’s attention. Prior to the explosion of digital media, marketers only needed to create direct mailings, magazine and television ads to boost brand awareness and engagement. Now, with so much emphasis on multi-channel storytelling, the management of attention in marketing is crucial.

As much as we wish that consumers give our brands their undivided attention, the reality is that most consumers’ attention is severely fragmented. Brands need to face this challenge head-on, cut through the noise and make a memorable impact … all within less than 60 seconds. Continue reading “Wake Up and Pay Attention: How to capture and Keep an Audience”

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”

Cognitive Fluency: The Psychology Secret to Higher Conversions

Every day, prospects and customers pass judgement about your products or services based on presentation. To develop new leads or build customer loyalty, getting your brand’s message right is crucial, especially for new businesses.

But to persuade a customer to do something, you need to know how to approach them in a way that makes them want to buy or share their information.

What is cognitive fluency?

In the most basic form, cognitive fluency is ease in which information is processed. Does the task feel difficult? Was the information easy to understand? Successful digital marketing is all about how we make our target audience feel – we want to use cognitive fluency to effect decision making.

When it comes to driving online conversions, long gone are the days of cluttered landing pages and annoying pop-ups. Instead, we’re now in the era of minimalism and letting the user call the shots.… Continue reading

Secrets and Myths: 10 Ideas for How to Effectively Sell on Amazon

If you are thinking about joining the approximately 2 million sellers offering over 200 million products to shoppers in the United States on Amazon, then there are several things that you need to keep in mind.

Own the Buy Box

The Buy Box is the main buy display on each product page. Over 90 percent of all sales go to this entry. The first thing you need to do is to have a professional account. As a new seller, using this feature increases your odds of winning this box assuming that your products are buy box eligible. Additionally, make sure that your products are reasonably priced.

Ensure That You are on the Merchant Offers List

Owning the Buy Box can be very competitive, but you can still make money on this platform by being on the Merchant Offers List. As a new seller, choose products where there is not a … Continue reading