Ryan Nelson

About Ryan Nelson

Ryan Nelson is a writer for Overthink Group, where he helps brands tell their stories and climb search engine results pages.

4 Ways to Get the Right Traffic

A good sales funnel runs like a well-oiled machine. Leads go in, and customers come out. At the top of your funnel (TOFU), eye-catching content makes people aware of your brand. Mid-funnel (MOFU), your lead nurture campaigns help your audience develop a relationship with you and see your brand as [...]

2019-10-17T16:34:25+00:00

Why Leads Don’t Behave Like Customers

Imagine you matched with someone on an online dating site, and their first message to you said, “Will you marry me?” Ridiculous, right? But many brands do this to their website visitors and new leads all the time. They make a sales pitch before their audience gets to know their [...]

2019-10-10T16:12:53+00:00

What Is a Sales Funnel?

The sales funnel is an abstract concept marketers and sales teams use to explain the process of turning your leads into customers. It’s represented as a “funnel” because as your audience moves beyond awareness of your brand and closer to conversion, the number of people you’re talking to gets smaller. [...]

2019-10-02T20:58:36+00:00

How to Win at Holiday Emails This Year

With fall just getting into swing, it might feel like you still have plenty of time to prepare for holiday sales and special promotions. But if you plan on increasing sales with holiday offers this year, you actually need to start preparing right now. Plenty of consumers make last-minute purchases [...]

2019-09-26T15:55:22+00:00

What Happens in 60 Seconds on the Internet?

In 1995, Newsweek ran an article claiming that all the hubbub about the Internet was overblown. It’s online communities couldn’t possibly replicate the benefits of face-to-face interactions, so “this trendy and oversold community” would never last. The author claimed online stores were overblown and that “my local mall does more [...]

2019-09-19T16:33:04+00:00

Are Your Emails Trying to Do Too Much?

It’s pretty common to open an email and see several calls-to-action (CTAs) with separate links taking you to separate pages. But if your emails are underperforming, it could be a sign that you are diluting your message with too many CTAs. The more CTAs you have, the more spread out [...]

2019-09-04T21:27:29+00:00

Which Is More Effective: Stories or Your Newsfeed?

It’s not just you. Facebook’s newsfeed is becoming less effective for brands. It’s getting harder to reach your audience for free. At the same time, an alternative to the newsfeed is continuing to gain traction and see engagement: stories. On Instagram and Facebook, stories are short posts that last for [...]

2019-08-29T16:41:54+00:00

4 Ways to Get to Know Your Audience

“Know your audience” is a classic adage of sales and marketing. It’s key to crafting persuasive sales pitches and relevant content. The better you understand who you’re talking to, the better you can appeal to their interests, aspirations, and struggles. But what happens if you don’t know your audience? Maybe [...]

2019-08-22T17:53:54+00:00

Why You Should Test Facebook’s Carousel Ads

Facebook’s carousel ads have been around since 2014, but many brands still aren’t familiar with them and don’t understand what makes them effective. These ads let you use multiple images and calls-to-action (CTAs) on a single ad. You can even link to multiple pages on your website. But digital advertising [...]

2019-09-12T15:48:22+00:00

What are Instagram Stories, and Should You Use Them?

Instagram Stories are short, temporary videos which appear at the top of people's Instagram feeds, and more subtly in your profile, beside every post you share, and in your direct messages. If a story gains traction and catches on, you can also save it as a permanent “highlight” which remains [...]

2019-08-15T17:46:50+00:00