- Our Blog
It seems every week that a social network is changing layouts and requiring new dimensions for their profile photos, the background canvas and images that are shared on the networks. Limitations for social images are a combination of dimension, image size – and even the amount of text that’s displayed within the image. I would caution against uploading oversized images to social media sites.
Email marketing is a blood sport. In the last 20 years, the only thing that’s changed with email is that good email senders continue to get punished more and more by email service providers. While ISPs and ESPs could totally coordinate if they wanted to, they simply don’t. The result is that there’s an adversarial relationship between the two.
Many of the changes with Facebook in recent years are to bridge the gap between companies and consumers so that Facebook can drive commerce, and ultimately take advertising market share from Google. To do that, they have been improving their search capabilities. Now that more consumers are utilizing Facebook to do searches, it’s absolutely key that your business is properly re ...
Subscription-based commerce is not a new concept by any means, but we can thank the extreme connectedness of the modern world for the recent explosion of companies taking advantage of recurring revenue streams. When successful, subscription models will drive healthier profit margins, more predictability for budget and inventory, reduced spending, and increased retention.
OneLocal is a suite of marketing tools designed for local businesses to get more customer walk-ins, referrals, and – ultimately – to grow revenue. The platform is focused on any type of regional service company, spanning the automotive, health, wellness, home services, insurance, real estate, salon, spa, or retail industries.
A question that I’ve fielded at two events I spoke at regionally was how companies should be dividing their marketing budget for maximum impact. There’s no easy answer to this. It requires that companies fully comprehend the impact of their current marketing dollars, understanding how each channel impacts the other, and still have some funds for testing and innovation on strat ...
I’m sitting in a kiosk in Minneapolis’ airport heading back home to Indianapolis. I just finished doing a keynote at ConceptOne that detailed the Agile Marketing Journey and provided attendees with my Marketing Initiative Worksheet. Grab a copy of that as you read this infographic – it should help you out! Back to the story.
We often share what works with email marketing, but how about the things that don’t work? Well, Citipost Mail put together a solid infographic, 10 Things You Shouldn’t Include In Your Email Campaign that provides details on what to avoid when writing or designing your emails. If you want to succeed with email marketing, here are some of the top faux-pas you should be sure to ...
Data is in silos. Business and IT are both demanding a unified view of data to help provide solutions to today’s business challenges. Reports providing unified views on integrated data are required so people can look to information that’s crucial for their organizations and instills confidence in their ability to execute and deliver accurate information that’s critical to the company’s success.
The lack of process within organizations on developing content is actually pretty startling. When I receive an email with an error, see an ad with a typo, or click on a link that lands on a page not found… I’m honestly not that surprised. When my agency was young, we made these mistakes as well, pre-publishing content that didn’t make it through a full review within an organiz ...
Harnessing the power of the many sophisticated marketing technologies available is a good move for business, but only if you keep your customer in mind. Business growth relies upon technology, this is an undisputed fact, but more important than any tool or piece of software is the people you are selling to.
Companies put out some incredible content via social media or other sites that would benefit their brand on their own site as well. However, developing a process where every Instagram photo or Facebook update requires published and updated on your corporate site just isn’t viable. A much better option is to publish a social feed on your site in either a panel or page of your website.
SendinBlue recently analyzed email campaigns for e-commerce, offline retail and others to reveal the best times to send out email marketing campaigns, and visually displayed the findings in the infographic below. According to a recent study, 81% of brands attribute customer success metrics to email marketing Tweet This!.
Traditional sales conversations are changing forever. Salespeople can no longer rely on customary talking points and discovery models to navigate the sales cycle. This leaves many salespeople with little alternative but to regroup and understand the new reality of what makes a successful sales conversation.
The creativity of some of the world’s most influential brands – everything from Target, Google, Microsoft, Pepsico, Southwest Airlines, Kroger and dozens more – will take center stage at Duke Energy Center October 11-14. The debut of Brandemonium, presented by 84.51°, marks Cincinnati’s first international brand conference and festival, boasting an all-star lineup of more tha ...
As DK New Media continues to work with clients on their marketing campaigns and initiatives, I often find that there are gaps in their strategies that prevent them from meeting their maximum potential. I’ve been developing an on-demand digital marketing curriculum with a regional university to help bridge this gap.
Monetizing a publication isn’t quite as easy as it looks. Take a close look at any major publication and you’ll find half a dozen different annoyances that practically beg readers to go away. And they often do. However, monetization is a necessary evil. Like it or not, I have to pay the bills around here so I need to balance sponsorships and advertisements carefully.
New In Your MarTech Stack: Event Management Software Event planners and marketers have a lot to juggle. Finding great speakers, curating awesome content, selling sponsorships, and delivering an exceptional attendee experience encompass a small percentage of their day-to-day activities. Still, they’re activities that take up a large amount of time.
Technology and Marketing Advice from New Media Marketing Experts