How Do They Know You Want Doggy Toothpaste? (Behavioral Targeting in Ads)

March 30th, 2010

dogAre you ever on a webpage, and out of the corner of your eye you notice an ad that seems to be custom made for you? You might be on a website that shares great recipes, but the ad is for toothpaste for dogs. Toothpaste for dogs may be strange enough in its own right, but what really intrigues you is that you were just searching for some doggy toothpaste the other day. How do they know you’re interested in toothpaste for dogs?

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Increase Your Brand Loyalty by 79 Percent

March 27th, 2010

Public Relations is a tricky task to manage. Over-engage, and people start to tune you out. Under-engage, and your PR doesn’t really have an effect, thus defeating the purpose. Plus, finding and then interacting with your customers and clients can be time-consuming and fruitless. It’s a tough job, but it’s vital to the success of your business!

While we aren’t purporting to have a magic wand that will solve all of those challenges, we did recently gain insight into an interesting study that shows not only where effective PR is taking place, but also where great marketing is taking place.

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Maximize Your Current Customers*

March 16th, 2010

megaphoneYou most likely count most of your past customers  or existing clients as very satisfied- and they probably are. But did you know that many of them may not be evangelizing your company as much as you – or even they- would like?

Here’s a great (and easy way) to fix that:

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Get More from Your Facebook Page Today: Part 1

February 22nd, 2010

fb-fan-upIf you have a Facebook fan page for your business and aren’t seeing the results you’d like to, you aren’t alone. A study by Sysomos reports that only 4% of Facebook pages have more than 10,000 fans. Of course that isn’t a stat that is either surprising or important to your results.

Read on to find out why…

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Styling Web Links and How it Applies to You

February 13th, 2010

link icon b&w2Smashing Magazine has a great article on best practices for styling web links. It’s really a great read, so be sure to check it out.

After reading through the article, we realized that many of the principles driving these best practices are excellent principles for your business to follow in its online presence.

Here are a few of the best practices discussed and how they relate to an effective web presence:

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Better User Experience with Storytelling

February 11th, 2010

ux-2Smashing Magazine is a great blog for those of us interested in web design. They just posted the second part in a series called Better User Experience with Storytelling.

The article covers great storytelling not only in web sites, but in industrial design, product packaging, architecture and more.

It’s a great read and definitely worth your time.

Check it out here and view Part 1 here.

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Get a Cool Summary of Your Website

January 31st, 2010

woorankIf you have a website (and chances are you do), and you’d like to get a good technical overview of how it’s doing, you owe it to yourself to check out WooRank.

WooRank is a free website analysis tool that gives some great info on your  website that you may not have already known. In fact, you can enter any website address at all and get a free report instantly – great for checking out the competition.

While the information isn’t as detailed or as extensive as what an actual person or paid service would give, it’s still a pretty neat overview of a website, and can give you some clues as to what you might need to improve.

Check it out here: WooRank

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E-mail Marketing – Are You Making this Fatal Mistake in Your Newsletters?

January 22nd, 2010

E-mail marketing is an essential part of any serious digital marketing strategy. It allows you to communicate directly with your best prospects and customers in a format that they have asked for (they signed up for the list). This is a great opportunity to gain new customers and develop deeper relationships with current customers. But so many companies are misusing the format and are ruining credibility with their audience.

At the same time they’re building their subscriber bases by thousands upon thousands, thus spreading negative perceptions about their brand like wildfire. All because of one mistaken assumption about the right way to do e-mail marketing.

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Be an Eyeball Magnet – 3 Ways to Get More Traffic Today

December 23rd, 2009

Chances are, your ultimate goal in digital marketing is to build an engaged community around your product or service. While everyone won’t became a raving fan, the more eyeballs you can attract, the better your results will be.

Here are 3 strategies you can start using today to get more listening to what you have to say.

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