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VIDEO: What is A/B Testing, and How It Can Help Your Online Business

Posted by Mona Mangat

Apr 12, 2017 2:24:52 PM

If you want to take your marketing campaigns to the next level, you've got to test them. How do you do that? With A/B testing. It's sometimes called split testing. What is A/B testing? It's basically comparing two versions of a web page, email or banner to see which one performs better.

You can compare these by showing the two variants, calling them A and B, to similar visitors simultaneously. See which one gives the best conversion rate and then use that one moving forward! It's simple, but also necessary.

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Topics: videos, increase traffic, email marketing, a/b testing, metrics

7 Ways to Optimize Your Email Marketing Strategy

Posted by Mona Mangat

Mar 21, 2017 5:11:52 PM

It's obvious to any marketer nowadays that you should use email marketing as a way to stay connected with your target audience. Despite the wide array of different strategies available to marketers, having a well-developed email marketing plan is integral to your overall marketing campaign. It's an excellent way and the most productive channel for getting the best ROI. 
Yet, don't expect the stars and the moon from your email marketing strategy if it's not done right. If you haven't planned out a sustained email marketing effort, it simply won't be effective. You can’t just send out whatever and expect it to get results. A well-planned and thought-out strategy has to take into account your customer's likes and behaviors, and has to then target them efficiently. 
Here are some tips about how to do it:

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Topics: marketing campaigns, email marketing

VIDEO: 9 Reasons Why You Can't Live Without Video Marketing

Posted by Mona Mangat

Mar 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It's the beginning of 2017 and if you still haven't gotten on board the video marketing train, there's still time.

You may have already used some form of video in your marketing strategy at some point. As the new year begins, it's clear that 2016 was a year of revolution in video marketing and that you cannot survive without video marketing any longer.

Wyzowl released statistics for last year that reported 61% of businesses have used video as a marketing tool and 66% of these same companies never used video a mere year earlier. It's a trend that's progressed rapidly, and keeps growing faster than we think because:

  • 75 million people in U.S. watch videos online everyday
  • Embedded videos on web sites can increase traffic up to 55%
  • Simply having the word "video" in the subject line of an email can increase open rates by 13%
  • Nearly 40% of all videos today are watched on mobile devices
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Topics: Inbound Marekting, Video Marketing, videos, increase traffic

VIDEO - How to Create Remarkable Content

Posted by Mona Mangat

Mar 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Everyone is creating some kind of content, so much so that that the online marketplace is saturated and has become a very crowded place. It's also an environment where old-school methods of marketing cease to be effective, so it's time to put marketing activities like cold calling behind you and tap into the power of content marketing.

Obviously, you have to create valuable content before you can promote it. But how do you create remarkable content to get their attention? Check out this awesome video from Hubspot, which gives you step-by-step instructions to make content the key to your success online.

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Topics: Content Marketing, marketing campaigns, web content, viral content

How to Use Instagram to Build Your Brand's Image and Connect

Posted by Mona Mangat

Mar 9, 2017 6:30:00 AM

The word is out: Instagram is one of the most important marketing tools out there. With more than 500 million users, this social network is best geared towards small businesses who want to build their brand and engage new and existing customers.

It's important to have an arsenal of tools at your side so you can begin to unlock the unique marketing opportunities that social media platforms like Instagram can provide. You'll have to incorporate it into your existing workflow, but it's definitely worth the effort.

It's an exciting way to give your audience a visual idea about who you are. Using Instagram, you can share photos and videos with hashtags, allowing you to connect directly with your customers. The more you use it, the more you will learn how to create compelling content that will engage viewers and spark conversation online. Word of mouth is still the top way for people to learn about your brand, and this is one way to start a conversation by sharing your content across all platforms.

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Topics: marketing campaigns, viral content, instagram, instagram marketing

Want to Know the Number One Advice Marketers Give? Have a Plan.

Posted by Mona Mangat

Mar 8, 2017 11:28:48 AM

When it comes to marketing successfully, the only way to do it, is with a plan. Having a customized strategic game plan for your business means that you are utilizing your resources to their maximum capacity. And sometimes that means getting help externally, but usually some expert wisdom, advice and insight is all it takes to get your marketing plan to the next step: successful!

It's all about learning where to focus your time and to get the highest ROI from your marketing efforts. If you try to do that blind, without a plan in place then potential benefits or advantages that you might have in your market might get overlooked, since you might not know how to use the analytics you have or the expensive inbound marketing tool you've paid for. What good are they if you don't have a way to analyze and implement changes?

You need a customized plan that is well-suited for your specific business if you want to gain a better understanding of what needs to be done, how and why.

That's why it's smart to find a collaborative partner to help you gain a better understanding of what needs to happen to execute your marketing plan successfully, and that's when an experienced and savvy digital marketing agency can come in handy. 

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Topics: hiring, web agency, strategic marketing plan

3 Awesome Tips on How to Overcome Ever-Decreasing Attention Spans

Posted by Mona Mangat

Feb 14, 2017 12:18:08 PM

More and more, little screens are stealing previous seconds of our attention, when we should be doing things like listening to a child, spouse or friend, working or even driving. Every day, the temptation to look at our mobile devices gets more addictive as people become more dependent on instant information and become masters of multitasking.

When you have so many distractions coming in from social media updates, live video, and non-stop streams of tempting click-bait digital content, it becomes harder and harder to market to your audience since you know their attention, just like yours is split up into many different areas. Not only will you have to catch their attention, you'll have to keep it as long as you can, and that's not very long.

Recently, it's been estimated that the average person is so distracted by their screens that they check their phone more than 1,500 times a week. So, if our attention spans as social beings have shrunk, it's no major shock. It's only last 8 seconds so you have to accomplish a lot in a little bit of time.

Keeping someone's attention and maintaining their concentration, to have them focused on your message is a massive deal. So, when it comes to marketing, capturing the attention of your audience is essential to developing a scheme that not only delivers your message but makes sure it's noticed and remembered.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, content

Laugh with Them: Why You Should Inject Humor into Your Marketing

Posted by Mona Mangat

Jan 19, 2017 3:54:45 PM

If you can make them laugh, well then you've won half the battle, and probably you've won them over too.

One of the best times to witness big companies using their funny bones to their advantage is in January/February. The most sought-after and highly awaited commercials are played during the NFL's championship final: the Super Bowl, and without disappointing, year after year they deliver cutting-edge humorous content that speaks to millions of consumers in a way that only humor can.

Out are the professional, serious and stiff images that were de riguer when marketing first became an acknowledged activity for mainstream businesses to do. Since then, due the nature of the online world, where 'going viral' is the holy grail for marketers, humor has been one way in which they have achieved their legend status. There are commercials and campaigns from years past that still get talked about today and are the benchmark for marketers right now.                                                      

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Topics: Inbound Marekting, increase traffic, humor, marketing, videos

Every Marketer Needs to Know These 7 Important Trends in 2017

Posted by Mona Mangat

Jan 11, 2017 9:08:43 AM

Planning out your marketing strategy for 2017 probably already happened in 2016, but despite being ready to meet the challenges of the new year, we encourage you to make sure you have considered these important trends and if you haven't, then make them a part of your strategy now, since they currently make up the key elements to a successful and effective Internet marketing plan.  
It never hurts to make tweaks here and there along the way, especially considering how fast content marketing is evolving—being digital, that's a given. So when planning and implementing moves, you're not just setting yourself up for 2017, but also for 2018 and beyond. A macro-oriented view will help you see the bigger picture on where you want your content marketing strategy to take your business. Here are the trends not to miss out on...

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Topics: increase traffic, Content Marketing, promote, Video Marketing, social media

Top 5 Content Marketing News Updates for Week Ending 1/6/2017

Posted by Mona Mangat

Jan 6, 2017 12:40:49 PM

It's been a busy week full of lots of interesting news and events, including the turn of a new year. See what you might have missed while out, when it comes to content marketing for the week ending January 1, 2017. Check out a few of this week's top stories chosen for the business savvy by Flair Interactive Services.

5 Commitments Effective Content Marketers Should Make in 2017
Here are some key new year's resolutions that content marketers should make if they want to increase the value and effectiveness of their content. The number one point being: To create content with purpose and meaning that people can find a connection with. And of course, to promote that content so as to create a wider awareness for your brand.

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Topics: Content Management, content, marketing, social media


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