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    Written By Dan Nedelko
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    Marketing automation = emails. Right? Well yes. But there’s so much more. Which is fortunate, considering it’s never been more difficult to reach customers through email. The competition’s higher. But email providers themselves are introducing new ways and methods to do everything in their power to limit the amount of promotional messages that reach a person’s inbox. That’s great news for consumers. But terrible for marketers. The good news, is that there’s a plethora of other available alternatives to combine with your marketing automation tactics. Here are four to start using this week. Is There Life After Email? Marketing automation can deliver an unbelievable 451% new qualified leads and 34% increase in sales. A big reason is because it successfully

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    More than 40% of brands forget one of the best performing marketing campaigns there is: the welcome email. This marketing campaign must-have generates, on average, 33% more engagement with your brand than your average email marketing campaign. Are you forgetting about your welcome email? Or are you looking to make your welcome emails even better? Below is an infographic from <a href="https://www.inboxarmy best site.com/" target="_blank">InboxArmy about The Indispensable Welcome Email. In it, you’ll learn how to: Showcase your brand Generate interest in your products/services Integrate your other channels (social, etc.) Develop the welcome email content to establish the foundation for customer relationships Take a look at the infographic below: About the Author: Steve Johnson is the Marketing Manager at InboxArmy.

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    If you’ve been reading our blog for awhile, you likely already know that a good product description can help sell a customer on your product or service. But too often, we put too much emphasis on the description itself while blissfully ignoring the other aspects of a product’s presentation. According to a recent study from SurveyMonkey available through Salsify, fully 94% of customers will abandon a site if they can’t find the information they need to make an informed purchase. And 88% of shoppers said that product content plays an extremely or very important role in their purchase. So what kind of content makes the biggest difference in sales? You may be surprised. Price Isn’t Everything When it Comes to

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    Today’s economy is all about social proof. User-generated content (UGC) is one way to showcase why your brand matters. Moreover, email combined with UGC is a chance for ecommerce businesses to connect with consumers and generate revenue. Olapic found that “user-generated content in email sees a 43% increase in click-through rates and a 2-3X conversion rate.” Visualization and authenticity accelerates consumers’ desires to purchase. “UGC creates an opportunity to transition customers into brand advocates and provides customers with instant feedback about the product that doesn’t appear as a list of features,” says Kimberlee Morrison, a SocialTimes columnist. Let’s explore how to integrate UGC into your next email campaign. Earn Credibility Integrity remains a cornerstone in the business sector. If you

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    A completely accurate client analytics account is few and far between. That forces you, brave agency veteran, to roll up your sleeves and try to make sense of the chaos you’re looking at for each unique scenario. You didn’t plan for it. You didn’t charge for it. And now, if you don’t fix it, you’ll face an uphill battle in trying to prove the resulted you delivered. Like it or not, addressing this issue head-on and fixing client analytics can help you sell more, and sell more profitable work. Here’s why. The Problem with Pricing Digital Services Most clients have no idea what we do. They pay us – very well in some cases – despite not truly grasping how

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    In order for a business to generate a long-term, sustainable profit, new customers need to be driven to your site, existing customers need to be satisfied and ideally, existing customers should become repeat customers. For this to happen, it’s essential to have a deep understanding of how your customers behave in relation to your brand— luckily, the tools to get these insights are more readily available than ever before. With key customer metrics such as churn rate and average revenue per user at your disposal, you can determine which parts of your business strategy are effective and which parts need a fine tune! Taking a data-led approach to analyzing the behavior of your customers will allow you see why they

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    So you converted 3.1% of your visitors last month? Awesome! How many of them spent more than $100 on their purchase? Or how many were on your Enterprise plan? And how many of the 3.1% added a coupon to their order? How many of them came from your Facebook ad campaign? Don’t know? That’s a problem. Here’s why surface-level analytics can lead to bad decisions, and how the Kissmetrics Funnel Report can answer some questions that lead to better analysis and decision making. How Bad Marketing Decisions Can Get Made Let’s take this scenario: You, the Director of Marketing for an e-commerce company, recently launched a Fall ad campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and AdWords. A month later you notice that

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    In the zone. Feeling it. In the groove. Zeroed in. A state of flow. We’ve all been there (hopefully) at some point in our lives. It’s almost magical. When it all comes together, and everything slides effortlessly from point A to point B. Athletes, writers, speakers, artists, chefs, doctors, musicians, teachers. And users…if you’ve done your job properly. The “flow” in this case is the free and easy path a user (i.e. your customer) takes on your website to do something: make a purchase, sign up, download, subscribe, or whatever. They also want it to be effortless. Also known as the user journey, the flow must reflect their needs and their preferred route. Not yours. You have to put yourself

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    Most pricing pages have three plans laid out horizontally across the page. But why? And in what order? Simply copying what everyone else is doing, without understanding the purpose behind certain features or the research that shows which features convert the best, will give you a hollow page that fails to convert. Here is a breakdown of five research-backed steps to create your own high converting pricing page. Overview of the Five Steps for a High Converting Landing Page This post is long, with tons of research and additional recommendations for high converting landing pages. So here are a few of the highlights: Psychology-Backed Layout: Use techniques like price anchoring (to set context) or scarcity (to increase visitor urgency). Easy

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    Much more than just a buzzword, disruptive marketing is changing the way we react to, understand and accept companies and their advertising. From a business standpoint, disruptive marketing represents a key shift in an era where promotional strategies update as fast as the technology that carries them. From a consumer standpoint however, all of this change can lead to uncertainty and confusion. Here’s how some of today’s top companies are changing the marketing space through disruption – and what you can learn from them. What is Disruptive Marketing? “Disruption is all about risk-taking, trusting your intuition, and rejecting the way things are supposed to be. Disruption goes way beyond advertising, it forces you to think about where you want your