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Nov14

Unlock these 6 Secrets to Better Email Marketing

Email marketing is dead! …at least that’s what some corners of the Internet would like you to believe.

But take one look at the numbers and you’ll find that email marketing is not a dying breed. In fact, it remains one of the strongest channels for driving sales.

A recent study by the Direct Marketing Association found that 66% of consumers recently made a purchase as a result of an effective email marketing message. That’s more than direct mail, social, telephone, or mobile advertising.

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The Importance of Consumer Insights in Today’s Marketing Strategies

It may sound funny to even ask this question, but how many businesses really understand their consumers when it comes to developing new products and services, or marketing those products to potential customers?…

Sept14

Companies Invest More in Social Media Marketing in 2014

Social media marketing is undoubtedly the new wave of marketing. People can argue that the shift occurred in 2013 or earlier, but 2014 has really seen even more big growth in social media advertising. Companies are being forced, whether they like it or not, to put more and more of their marketing funds towards social media outlets. While in the past, companies have gone for a multi-level marketing campaign strategy, now the focus is primarily on social media, for small and large companies alike.

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How To Gain Consumer Insights That Boost Your Marketing Results

The drive to gain consumer insights cannot be an occasional endeavor. A company wishing to establish a brand or sell a product cannot simply conduct a focus group or survey, and say it now has everything it needs to know about consumers. It must take some very concrete steps to get a firm grasp of the target consumers’ tendencies, including:

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Do you really know your Customers?

What is the number one way to succeed in business? It is to understand what people want. What motivates people to do certain things and avoid other things? For all businesses, employee motivation is a primary concern. Without employees, the potential of any business is limited to what a single person can accomplish. Employee motivation is important, but if your business is concerned with sales, consumer motivation is perhaps even more crucial. Understanding what consumers want and responding to their desires is a near certain path to increased sales. If understanding humans is the goal, anthropology is the answer.

Oct14

7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business

When it comes to creating buzz online, it’s hard to keep up. You want to hit your social media marketing out of the ballpark, but with so many changes, updates, and new features, how can you know you’re leveraging every avenue available?

Here are seven new tools and solutions that you should be aware of when marketing your business on social media.

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How Cultural Marketing Is Different From Consumer Insights

Modern marketing efforts are mostly based on the analysis of consumer psychology and behavior. This kind of analysis has proven very effective in reaching consumers with messages about products, services and brands. However, this kind of marketing, taken by itself, can offer an incomplete picture of consumer behavior. It leaves out the cultural factors that influence and often change consumer behaviors. By paying attention to these cultural insights, marketers can get ahead of the curve and offer messages that anticipate changing consumer attitudes rather than simply responding the present needs and wants of consumers. The ability to anticipate future consumer behavior can give marketers a serious competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

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