Customer Acquisition

    • Three drastic marketing changes ahead for 2017

      By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Since 2017 is about to knock on your screen, it’s important to reflect on your online strategies. For me, the past year has been a paradigm shift in how I treat my personal site and the social networks. I am going to jolt you today with my three most drastic marketing changes I have implemented to survive and thrive in the online world.

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    • Adapting To The NEW Consumer With Better Analytics

      By Brooke B. Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist While your customer may not have seemingly changed, a NEW consumer has been shaped and molded by online channels, marketing, and sales. At least, that’s what Hessie has to say. In my last post for {grow}, I wrote about three goals and KPIs needed for social media analytics but was surprised when digital friend Hessie Jones, ...

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  • Being an Empathic Marketer in an Automated World

    … By Jeffrey Slater, {grow} Community Member Does your marketing automation need a hug? I’ve been wondering about this and today will offer some tips to create marketing empathy in an automated world. During my 30-plus-year marketing career, I have had the privilege to meet and work with many great marketers. Some are well-known personalities…

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  • Why we create crap content: We’re afraid

    … By Mark Schaefer An industry “thought leader” recently characterized me as a “loose cannon.” I found this surprising since this implies there’s a set of standards and expectations that I am not following in a lockstep fashion. His statement pissed me off (momentarily), and I am not easily pissed off. Who is setting these industry expectations…

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  • Your Definitive Guide To Customer Acquisition

    … to your website, the better. These work together to increase your natural, organic rank in the search engines. Conversion Rate Optimization Once your visitors land on your website, you have to do something with them. If they simply land on a page with content, but they don’t see any further actions to take, they’ll just bounce off. When it comes…

    Jon Correll/ conversionvoodoo.comin EMail- 9 readers -
  • 7 Ways To Grow Your Customer Base With Emails

    … Your customers are the essence of your business. Most business owners instinctively know this. What many don’t know is that you have to cultivate and nurture your customers to grow your base and retain your customers. In this article, we look at seven ways to grow your business with emails. We’ll show you how to do it and why. Let’s look…

    Jon Correll/ conversionvoodoo.comin EMail- 9 readers -
  • The One Thing That’s Better Than Knowing Your Customers

    … Posts Tags: customer acquisition, customer behavior, customer connections, customer experience, customer journey, customer relationships, knowing your customers Posted in business relationships, business strategy, customer acquisition, Marketing Strategy, Psychology and social media | No Comments » All posts …

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  • How to be a marketing maverick in an old-fashioned industry

    … By Elaine Ball, {grow} community member What if I told you that I could get your target customers to wear your branding on their butt? That these customers would actually be coming up to you, asking to put your branding on their butt? Oh yeah, I saw that eye roll. And I know what you’re thinking. This sounds like a wacky breed of marketing…

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  • How to Calculate the Lifetime Value of Your Mobile App User

    … calculate budgets simplistically: With this perspective, marketing winds up going into the expense column. But marketing isn’t an expense like your rent… it’s an investment that should be working to grow your business. You may be tempted to calculate that the cost to acquire a new customer is a certain dollar amount, and then the profit…

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  • Social media predicts the next Carpool Karaoke stars

    … factors that come into play when making a host selection, affinity data is the perfect way to identify potential candidates that will leave a lasting impression. In other words, we can can have some fun by predicting for Apple who the most popular host would be based on social media data! Using a platform like Affinio, which analyzes audiences based…

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  • How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

    … By Mark Schaefer Probably the biggest myth — and mistake — I see regarding social media marketing is the idea that audience equals action. It doesn’t. Most of the time, your social media connections begin as “weak relational links.” It’s like a handshake. This first connection doesn’t mean they will respond to a call to action like buying…

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  • When to treat a customer like family

    … When I was just starting out in business, I spent a good part of my career in enterprise sales. I learned a lesson there that stuck with me throughout my whole career and I want to share it with you today. One of my customers bought 100 percent of their raw material from the company I was working for, Alcoa. We went through a period when we…

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  • 3 Business tips to make the second half of your 2016 count

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist It’s the middle of the year and I’ve done a little check-up review of my web business situation. I always try to learn from my peers and good blog posts to bring my online career to the next level. Call it the mid-year version of the New Year’s resolutions. Down below are the top three tips I want…

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  • 7 Tools To Include In Your Customer Acquisition Plan

    … customers, we’re going to discuss seven tools to include in your customer acquisition plan. #1: Set Your Goals Author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Your customer acquisition plan is futile if you haven’t set your goals. It’s like walking in the dark while trying to read. Your first tool…

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  • Why the sales funnel is alive and well and living on the web

    … isn’t driving the visibility they need for their businesses. The “build it and they will come” era for most industries is over. With social media moving towards newsfeed algorithms and reduced organic visibility it’s becoming a pay to play channel. Add to that the highly publicized content explosion that’s happening now and many of us…

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  • Snapchat engagement and other myths

    …. Snapchat is awesome. It is what social media was meant to be: raw, fun, personal, an expression of joy and creativity. As I wrote in recent posts, Snapchat is a MUST for large brands with deep creative pockets trying to reach young people. This is where the customers are, and this is where you need to be. Figure it out, find an influencer, pay…

    {grow}in Social- 9 readers -
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