internet marketing

Which campaigns were the most successful? How do you prove the value of each campaign? The beauty of online marketing is that every action your visitors take is tracked and stored somewhere – this represents a tectonic shift for marketing strategy. Rather than relying on your gut to decide how well...

A typical consumer perspective on Social Media Response to a lead generation campaign piece: “I got your card in the mail. I just found your Facebook page, so now that I know you’re real, I wanted to reach out and learn more about your company.” This illustrates the growing perception of the...

  What is a landing page: What makes a great page? You've heard the term around the office and you know basically what it means, but you really want to know what is a landing page (exactly) and more importantly, what makes a landing page work? Ok, so a landing page is a single...

Marketing has Changed

Consumers (and purchasing managers) of 20 years ago were targeted with television ads, billboards and direct mail offers. Those don’t work nearly as well as they did then, so rather than try to interrupt prospects, smart businesses now use techniques that attract attention.
Every where you turn, you read about content marketing. But what is it, exactly? And how do you get some? I mean, you're a small business owner and you want to drive traffic to your website and you're open to typing out some words to draw in your target audience (and maybe some people outside your target), but where do you start? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you get started.
According to Nielsen, total social media time spent in the US increased a whopping 37% from July 2011 to July 2012, from 88 billion to 121 billion minutes. That’s an average of 7.4 hours for every single person in the US aged 10 or older. That’s over 14.3 minutes a day, while we spent only 9.6 minutes on email, snail mail and telephone combined.
How do you actually drive interest in your organization? How do you create warm prospects and convert them to customers and brand evangelists? Here's how.
Social Media turns the whole world into one neighborhood. It's NOT simply about advertising or promoting your company, product or service. It’s about using technology to expand a word-of-mouth network, unbound by physical location, to make it more effective. And maybe even that nebulous new goal: viral.
Whether you're a small or big organization, with a whole social media department or one lonely intern (or you), there's a right way and a wrong way to approach Social Media. These rules help you stick to the right way.
When designing any of the elements in this list, consider your target audience carefully: their needs and pain-points, their values, where they are in the sales cycles, and how they think.