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Holiday Marketing on a Budget: 10 Free or Cheap Things You Can Do This Holiday Season

Posted by Carrie Berkbuegler on October 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM

According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers spent $691.9 billion during the 2017 holiday season, and that figure is expected to grow in the upcoming years. As a business owner, it makes sense to ramp up your marketing efforts to capture a portion of these holiday sales.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

25 Actions You Might Want Your Customers to Take

Posted by Christine Lepp on October 9, 2018 at 8:17 AM

An action campaign is designed to entice prospects to take a very specific action. The ultimate goal is to drive customer action within a specific time period.

One clear benefit is that it’s quite easy to track whether or not your campaign is driving the specific action. And when done right, the true value of this type of marketing campaign is the action itself. Depending on the goals of your action campaign, the resulting action should move your customers further down your marketing funnel and ultimately lead to a conversion.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

Recapping The INBOUND 2018 Conference

Posted by Rebecca Milner on October 5, 2018 at 9:01 AM

A few weeks ago, we were privileged to, once again, head to Boston for the annual INBOUND conference. Per usual, it did not disappoint. This conference is always a chance for us to brush up on the fundamentals of inbound marketing, learn about recent marketing developments, discover cutting edge technologies, and network with some of the world’s most renowned digital thought leaders.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

3 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Website

Posted by Christine Lepp on October 1, 2018 at 8:44 AM

While you probably know that your website is a critical piece in your online marketing strategy, you may not know exactly how to make the most of this valuable tool. The last thing you want is to miss out on opportunities because of a poorly designed website that attracts little traffic, and even less profit. 

Essentially, you have 0.05 seconds to convince visitors to stay on your website or move on to the next, according to Behaviour & Information Technology . In that brief moment, you have to showcase your brand in a compelling way, and provide a seamless user experience for visitors. More specifically, the goal is to increase the time visitors spend on your website, and make it easy for them to accomplish their initial goal - whether that’s downloading an eBook or making a purchase.
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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

Myth Busted: Magazine vs. Digital Marketing

Posted by Carla Leible on September 18, 2018 at 8:03 AM

We recently discussed why magazines outperform newspaper ads. But magazines can do more than beat it’s print counterpart. They also offer an edge that digital alone can’t — even in this device-driven era. While that may surprise you, the truth is that magazines are timeless and effective marketing tools that continue to reach targeted audiences. That’s why we’re debunking a common myth regarding local magazine advertising.

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Topics: Magazine Advertising, Digital Marketing

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Potential Website Designer

Posted by Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group on May 17, 2018 at 8:09 AM

You have a lot of options when it comes to hiring a website designer. Some will be less experienced, and some will be more expensive. There will be designers that suit your aesthetic, but aren’t necessarily capable of making your website into what your customers need it to be. All of this can make finding the right fit feel a little daunting.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

The Ten Commandments of Digital Marketing

Posted by Rebecca Milner on April 9, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Digital marketing. Two words that evoke either heavenly or hellish feelings within today’s business owners and marketers. Some idolize it and find it to be divinely-inspired. Some are confused by it and covet those who have capitalized on it. 

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Topics: Digital Marketing

5 Surefire Ways You Might Be Wasting Your Marketing Leads

Posted by Christine Lepp on February 28, 2018 at 8:42 AM

 

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Topics: Digital Marketing

Tips To Purchasing Your Business Website Domain

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on February 19, 2018 at 9:17 AM

In today's competitive marketplace, it's not enough to just have an online presence. You need to do your due diligence when you purchase your website domain. Fortunately, by following a few simple guidelines, you can make sure your website is easily found, simple to remember and connects effortlessly to the rest of your marketing efforts. Use this checklist to make sure that you're starting your business website on the right foot!

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Topics: Digital Marketing

10 Reasons Why Radio is Our Valentine

Posted by Rebecca Milner on February 14, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Topics: Advertising, Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy

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