How to Create Emotionally Captivating Subject Lines

People generally open your email for one of two reasons: They recognize and trust you. Your subject line sounded interesting. The only way to build trust is to increase brand awareness and consistently create valuable experiences for your leads and customers. But there are lots of strategies for writing interesting [...]

2019-02-14T13:28:39+00:00

How to Design a Winning Lead Magnet

We’ve all heard “the value is in the list” and we have discussed the importance of a drip campaign, and consistent messaging. But how do you build that list? Many times building your list with a free download called a “lead magnet” or “premium” makes the most sense. But how [...]

2019-02-11T21:29:29+00:00

How Emotions Influence Purchases

It’s nice to imagine that if you present the right facts and statistics, the sheer weight of your logical arguments will convince people to buy your product or service. But that’s not really how most people make purchasing decisions. While facts, logic, and statistics are important, emotions play a critical [...]

2019-02-07T14:57:15+00:00

What Is a Re-Engagement Campaign?

Over time, email lists inevitably become less engaged. Some subscribers simply lose interest and stop opening your emails. When that happens, you have three choices: Keep emailing them, and let your open rate continue to decline Remove them from your email list Start a re-engagement campaign A re-engagement campaign is [...]

2019-01-31T15:30:15+00:00

How to Clean Up Your Blog

For years, bloggers were told that the key to a successful blog was a steady stream of content. So people created detailed content calendars and hopped on the content marketing treadmill. Many organizations are still on that treadmill, scrambling to crank out anywhere from one to several blog posts every [...]

2019-01-17T17:32:16+00:00

Why Your Emails Need to Be Mobile Friendly

A decade ago, reading email on your phone would have been considered a luxury. The iPhone just hadn’t been out for very long, and smartphones were far from ubiquitous. But today, depending on your industry and audience, 85 percent or more of the people you are trying to reach might [...]

2019-01-09T15:43:47+00:00

What Have Your Customers Taught You This Year?

Test. Measure. Change. For digital marketers, that’s an endless cycle. We create variations of every ad, email, headline, and landing page, measure how our audience interacts with them, and then choose the versions that deliver the best results. But a single A/B test isn’t enough to create trends or make [...]

2018-12-19T22:17:56+00:00

Why Video Captions Are a Must

Creating videos is expensive. Even relatively low quality videos can take up a ton of time and resources to produce. A high-quality video could take weeks or even months of time from producers, directors, camera crew, editors, motion graphic artists, and actors, not to mention the costly equipment and software [...]

2018-11-28T18:03:32+00:00

What Is Native Advertising, and Should You Use It?

While most other forms of advertising disrupt a consumer’s reading or viewing experience in some way (like a forced a commercial break or a popup ad), native ads are designed to imitate the natural ways people expect to find content. Native ads blend in with the sites, apps, and platforms [...]

2018-11-14T18:45:15+00:00