Advertising

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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4 Essentials to Sell Books on Amazon

4 Essentials to Sell Books on Amazon

For authors, Amazon is the online retail behemoth you can’t live without (and sometimes, you can’t live with). It’s estimated that Amazon has 800,000 eBooks available and 1.8 million print books for sale. On a given day, Amazon may sell…

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Are Your Google Ads Working, or Wasting You Money?

Are Your Google Ads Working, or Wasting You Money?

“Search Terms” Show You What Customers Are Really Searching For Google Search Ads are fueled by your chosen list of keywords. Everyone knows that. Reports for a veterinary client show that “emergency vets” resulted in 128 clicks, and “animal hospital”…

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When to Use a Facebook 'Page Likes' Ad Campaign (And When to Stop It)

When to Use a Facebook ‘Page Likes’ Ad Campaign (And When to Stop It)

Starting a New Page is the Best Reason to Deploy a Facebook ‘Page Likes’ Campaign A Facebook Page with less than 100 followers won’t command the respect (or attention) of Facebook users. To achieve a certain reputation with users, your…

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U Got the Look: How Small Businesses Can Use Native Advertising for Instagram Success

U Got the Look: How Small Businesses Can Use Native Advertising for Instagram Success

Promotional Instagram posts that mimic posts made by individual Instagram users are seen as more trustworthy than straightforward product advertising. New research by Benjamin K Johnson, Bridget Potocki and Jolanda Veldhuis tests this “native advertising” in Instagram against User-Generated Content (UGC)…

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5 Tips for Marketing with Video

[VIDEO] 5 Tips for Marketing with Video

Marketing with video makes a lot of sense for small businesses. Customers love watching videos. Having videos on your website helps SEO. And video advertising gets better results than ads with text or images. Here are my five basic tips…

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Facebook Ad Audiences

The Key to Facebook Advertising is Understanding Your Customers

In the United States, 68% of adults use Facebook, which is more than 168 million people. These statistics indicate that, in all likelihood, enough of your customers and potential customers are on Facebook to make advertising on the platform worthwhile.…

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It’s Election Day. You Won’t Read this Post.

Except you might read my post now that I’ve included a shameless mention of Election Day. When your customers are universally interested in an event or holiday, don’t change the subject. Work with it. Although cycles of celebration may not…

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Think Like a Minimalist to Get Your Marketing Message Across

I’m helping a client design a consumer rewards program, with the goal of increasing our competitive advantage and attracting new customers. Because the product mix has excellent margins, we can offer a program that provides high value to the customer. To…

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