Marketing Theory

Only 28% of Marketers Use Pinterest. Is This Social Platform a Hidden Gem?

Only 28% of Marketers Use Pinterest. Is This Social Platform a Hidden Gem?

If Your Small Business Sells to Women, Parents, Millennials or International Citizens, Pinterest May Be a Marketing Win Pinterest doesn’t get a lot of attention from marketing experts these days. This low-competition environment could be a solid small business marketing…

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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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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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2 Medical Marketing Slogans that Miss the Mark

2 Medical Marketing Slogans that Miss the Mark

An organization’s brand is often summarized into a tagline, a rallying cry for what the organization promises to deliver to its customers. Marketing slogans should inspire and motivate customers. In these two instances of medical marketing slogans, the organizations haven’t…

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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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Email Marketing: Give Your Customers Something to Click On

Email Marketing: Give Your Customers Something to Click On

Create Content Complimentary to Both Your Audience’s Interests and Your Business Needs My client TriState Water Works has two important business seasons for irrigation maintenance: Spring Start-Up and Fall Winterization. Email marketing is an important part of helping our customers…

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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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