Archive

January 2020

Browsing

All brands want to tell relevant, engaging stories — through digital display ads, emails, social media ads, and more — that create seamless customer experiences and quickly grow revenue. However, the complicated nature of advertising and marketing online can get in the way of that, especially considering it takes 56 touchpoints for someone to convert. The reason for this is disconnected data. If you’re using multiple marketing platforms to advertise online, ensuring that all this data…

In the marketing and sales world, a lot of different, industry-specific terms are created and thrown around. After a while, they either become part of everyday talk or sink into disuse. One of the newest phrases is “demand generation” or “demand generation marketing.” But what exactly is it? And why are people starting to adopt the strategy to build a holistic approach to marketing? What is Demand Generation Marketing? Simply put, demand generation is focused…

When most people think of marketing, brand awareness comes to mind. But grabbing the attention of potential customers and funneling traffic to websites is only half the battle. Even if someone becomes aware of a brand and has shown some level of interest to purchase, it can be very easy for them not to follow through. According to a study from Episerver, 92% of shoppers visiting a website for the first time aren’t ready to purchase…

With a recent emphasis on brand awareness, it’s easy to forget that there are other customer journey stages that should be considered when building out a marketing strategy. For many marketing agencies, their clients’ primary focus has always been theirs — in this case, brand awareness. But based on Gartner’s findings, customer experience should be close behind; two-thirds of companies have made improving customer experience a cornerstone of their marketing strategy. This is a signal…

There are many product videos for marketing out there — some are as dry as the Sahara Desert. Others are a little too entertaining and aren’t informative enough. Many resemble infomercials, which might be the worst category to fall under because those product videos are easily forgettable. This begs the question: How do you create a compelling product video? One that straddles the line between entertaining and informative? This is a million-dollar question because whether…

The customer lifecycle is the top consideration when developing a marketing strategy. It describes how a customer interacts with your brand, connects a need with the value of your product, and enables an ongoing transactional relationship. Ironically, as the digital footprint has expanded to global proportions, lifecycle stages have never been smaller or more analogous to the physical experience of discovering a brick and mortar store and making an in-person purchase. The better you accommodate…

Brand awareness continues to be top-of-a-mind for direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands and digital marketing agencies alike. According to Marin Software, it was the top priority for digital marketers in 2019. Creating that initial awareness is important, but it’s what D2C brands and agencies do with it that makes all the difference. On average, it takes 56 touchpoints for a window shopper to become a customer, which means that brand awareness is only the first step of the customer journey.…

You’ve probably heard the terms “search engine optimization” and “SEO” thrown around a million times, but what about search engine marketing (SEM)? Let’s go over the difference between the two, whether your business needs to use both, and the advantages of search engine marketing.  What’s Search Engine Marketing? SEM marketing is the practice of gaining traffic and visibility from search engine results pages (or SERPs) using both paid and unpaid efforts. It’s when advertisers bid…

If you have any friends that are remotely into fashion, you may have heard about one of their favorite influencers or style icons. Maybe, like me, you’ve dreamed of being featured in The Sartorialist’s Instagram feed and website. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to find out how to start a fashion blog. The fact is the fashion industry is big business. According to Shopify’s Fashion and Apparel Industry Report, e-commerce fashion businesses are expected to generate $606 billion in global…