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

Is Your Marketing Too Wordy?

The average goldfish has a nine-second attention span. The average Internet user has an eight-second attention span. That’s what your marketing is up against every time someone hits your landing page or opens your email. Your readers are literally less attentive than a goldfish. That’s not a criticism of how [...]

2018-09-26T15:27:59+00:00

How Email Optimization Can Give You Tunnel Vision

Optimization is the science of making your work as effective as possible. You strategically tweak and test your landing pages, emails, and ads to maximize a specific metric, such as clicks, conversions, or opens. And therein lies the problem with optimization: it can give you tunnel vision. Focusing too much [...]

2018-08-29T20:50:04+00:00

How to Choose the Right Button Text Every Time

Buttons play a key role in digital ads, emails, and landing pages. They prompt people to take the next step: to buy, preorder, sign up, download, subscribe, or get something. When your organization produces hundreds--if not thousands--of digital assets, it’s easy to wind up with “go-to” button text that you [...]

2018-08-15T19:29:25+00:00

Are You Making it Too Hard to Gain New Leads?

It’s good to know that you’re talking to the right people. But some organizations take lead qualification too far, and they miss out on reaching potential customers. Generally speaking, the more steps you put between your audience and your offer, the fewer leads you’ll wind up with. But as we’ll [...]

2018-08-07T22:24:49+00:00

4 Keys to Optimizing Your Facebook Ads

Optimization is about ensuring you’re getting the best possible result for the least amount of money, and it’s an essential part of digital advertising. It can make the difference between a campaign that costs you money and one that makes you money. And whatever your goals are, it’s hard to [...]

2018-07-11T19:33:55+00:00

5 Tips to Increase Your Email Open Rates

If nobody reads your emails, writing them is a waste of time. Who’s even seeing your marketing, let alone clicking through and taking the actions you want them to take? For some organizations, low open rates create a self-fulfilling prophecy: their email list isn’t performing well, so they don’t put [...]

2018-07-03T20:40:58+00:00