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Going Out of Business Sale: Email Marketing Edition

Going Out of Business Sale: Email Marketing Edition

Will Fear of Missing Out Spur Sales for Fragrance Company? I received a curious marketing email from Scent Matchers, a company that re-creates discontinued fragrances. Last year, I purchased a replication of my dad’s favorite aftershave from years past. Here…

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Why Paid Search is a Good Marketing Investment Right Now

Why Paid Search is a Good Marketing Investment Right Now

Salesforce Research Reveals Social Advertising has High Competition, While Google Pay-Per-Click Lags in Popularity “Buy low and sell high” is the age-old investment advice. The same can sometimes be said for marketing investments. When your competitors are spending much of…

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New Responsive Google Ads Don't (Yet) Beat Human Intelligence

New Responsive Google Ads Don’t (Yet) Beat Human Intelligence

Google recently released a new beta ad type for search, the responsive search ad. An advertiser supplies a variety of headlines and descriptions, which Google’s AI combines into ads based on users’ search terms. Google provides this example of responsive…

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Avoid Advertising Annoyance: Keep Customers Engaged with New Content

Avoid Advertising Annoyance: Keep Customers Engaged with New Content

Literally everywhere you look, there’s advertising. As a small business, you probably contribute to the amount of advertising in the world. But we all know how frustrating it is to encounter the same advertisement over and over. Here’s a great…

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Before Advertising Your Book on Amazon, Define What Success Means to You

Before Advertising Your Book on Amazon, Define What Success Means to You

If you are an author marketing your books on Amazon, you need to have a clear picture of what success means to you before you embark on Amazon Advertising. What you want to achieve will inform: How you price your…

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This Hotel's Marketing Campaign Went from Quirky to Creepy Real Fast

This Hotel’s Marketing Campaign Went from Quirky to Creepy Real Fast

Renaissance Hotels takes marketing inspiration from its name, seeking to evoke a sense of the renaissance era. It’s a solid brand strategy concept, as described on its website: We’re a hotel for the curious, the adventurous for those who see…

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Let Your Brand Show Some Personality

Let Your Brand Show Some Personality

Invest in Graphic Design that Tells Your Brand’s Story Recently, I worked with Tailored Automation to craft brand strategy and represent the company at DevOpsDays Indy. The company was being launched just weeks before the event, and owner Garrett Honeycutt…

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From Businesses to Users, Yelp is Losing its Appeal

From Businesses to Users, Yelp is Losing its Appeal

Poor Customer Service and Increased Competition Take a Toll on Yelp An active community of users and businesses makes Yelp valuable. Community members are individuals. As Yelp matures as a business, the temptation to de-humanize the community while developing cookie-cutter…

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