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FOMO Follow-Up: It Was an Email Marketing Ploy

FOMO Follow-Up: It Was an Email Marketing Ploy

Before Christmas, a marketing email from Scentmatchers caught my eye. I posted about it in “Going Out of Business Sale: Email Marketing Edition.” In an attempt to inspire FOMO (fear of missing out) in customers, the email includes lines like, “Keep…

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Amazon Ads: Be Ruthless Chopping Unprofitable Keywords

Amazon Ads: Be Ruthless Chopping Unprofitable Keywords

Amazon Sponsored Product Ads Live and Die by Keyword Choices Successfully advertising your book or other product on Amazon requires an excellent understanding of which keywords are profitable– and the will to eliminate keywords that result in clicks but no…

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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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