Sunday, January 16Digital Marketing Journals

digital mkt

How to Make Your Email Marketing Campaigns More Accessible
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

How to Make Your Email Marketing Campaigns More Accessible

By Nahla Davies January 13, 2022 Learn the email accessibility best practices you can implement to ensure everyone can read your emails. Not everyone reads emails in the same way. Some people may use dictation or magnification to consume your email, while others may only see grayscale or certain colors.It’s important to make your emails accessible so anyone can read them, regardless of disability. Plus, an accessible email is also valuable to many other people in your audience.Headers and appropriate colors make emails easier to read, image ALT tags help out people experiencing low internet bandwidth, and simple fonts keep readers focused on your content.Good news. It’s easy to make your emails accessible. Simply consider color contrast, screen readers...
14 Copywriting Examples From Businesses With Incredible Copywriters
Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Agency, digital mkt, email outreach, free landing page builder, Internet marketing, Landing Page Copy, Online Marketing

14 Copywriting Examples From Businesses With Incredible Copywriters

We’re all familiar with Flo from Progressive, right? Stephanie Courtney, the actress that plays her, makes Flo memorable by capturing Flo’s quirkiness — appearing in everything from commercials to print ads, and social media posts. (more…)
Digital Business Cards: An Eco-Friendly Way to Increase Leads
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, grow email list, Internet marketing, landing page builder, Learn, Online Marketing

Digital Business Cards: An Eco-Friendly Way to Increase Leads

By Sean Tinney January 6, 2022 Generate more networking opportunities with a digital business card. Learn why you should have one and three simple steps to set it up. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business. More than ever, people are working from home. Teams and clients meet remotely. It makes sense, then, that the days of the “traditional” business card are waning.In this new virtual world, paper business cards are less and less necessary. But digital business cards have become increasingly popular within the past year. More than ever, professionals are using these virtual business cards to network and market themselves. So, what exactly is a digital business card, why do you need one, and how can you create one for yourself? Let’s dive ...
Start the New Year Strong with an Email List-building Quiz
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, grow email list, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

Start the New Year Strong with an Email List-building Quiz

By Sean Tinney January 5, 2022 Quizzes are fun and interactive. But they can also be used to grow your email list. Learn the best strategies to creating a high-converting, interactive quiz. In the spirit of the New Year, why not try a fresh list-building tactic: creating your own quiz?Offering valuable or interesting resources, or lead magnets, in exchange for email addresses can be vital to your email marketing success. But when you look up lead magnet ideas, the same old ideas tend to pop up—guides, eBooks, or videos. You need something innovative to add to your toolbox this year.78% of marketers agree that email marketing is important to their overall success. Strategically crafted quizzes are a powerful way to harness that success, capture your audienc...
How to Use Video for ABM
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

How to Use Video for ABM

As a SaaS company with 10+ years in the industry, we've seen our fair share of marketing tactics. And we've tried them, too. One marketing tactic that we've had great success with is using video for account-based marketing (ABM). Of course, since our product is an enterprise video platform, we had a head start on being comfortable working with video. So much so that we often have customers and partners alike ask us for tips. That's why we want to share how we incorporate video into our own ABM efforts so that we can help organizations find success with video in their own account-based marketing programs. Using Video for Lead Scoring Lead scoring videos in your ABM programs can provide more flexibility over traditional conversion tactics. With the ability to assig...
How to Build a Customer-Driven Marketing Strategy
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email marketing strategy, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

How to Build a Customer-Driven Marketing Strategy

By Chris Bass December 15, 2021 When used effectively, customer feedback informs marketing decisions that can help you grow and scale your business. Ultimately, the success (or failure) of your business can depend on how well you’ve applied customer feedback to your brand, products and services, work processes, and everything in between. “Customer service shouldn’t just be a department, it should be the entire company” Tony Hsieh, entrepreneur and former CEO of ZapposWhy is Tony right? Why is feedback so enormously important? Because any feedback, especially the critical kind, helps us create our approach and product offering to be exactly what our customers actually want.Here’s the good news: Feedback is easy to collect. 85% of customers are likel...
25 Free Marketing Tools You Could Learn in Line at Starbucks
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

25 Free Marketing Tools You Could Learn in Line at Starbucks

By Kelsey Johnson December 21, 2021 Marketer approved – free tools that are actually useful and easy to learn. Marketing has changed — you don’t need to be a professional designer, copywriting expert, or strategist to be a marketer. In fact, most smaller business owners are playing the role of marketer due to budget constraints.Whether you’re a marketer, business owner, or just looking to learn some new skills, there are tons of free marketing tools that can make you seem like a pro. Check out the following list to give your business a boost, create more engaging content and emails, and — above all — sell more stuff!Related video: 30 Free Marketing Tools In 30 MinutesAWeberYou can use AWeber to send emails to all your subscribers, set up au...
How to Get Reactive Marketing Right
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

How to Get Reactive Marketing Right

Now that digital is disrupting every industry and job function, it is no wonder marketing has become agile. Annual plans have given way to quarterly plans that usually end up getting scrapped for whatever is happening at the moment. Every marketing team is practicing some form of agile or reactive marketing. In fact, today, a marketing team that can turn on a dime is critical to an organization's growth. However, how marketing team members react and what they react to is the difference between an extraordinary marketing team and one that is out of control. Even in this 24-hour-news-cycle world, marketing teams need to be grounded in strategy and purpose when determining direction and the way forward. Reactive Marketing: Getting It Wrong Can Be Damaging to Your B...
How to Optimize Your Website for Other Countries
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, SEO

How to Optimize Your Website for Other Countries

Search engine optimization (SEO) is critical to help your brand reach the first page of search results and ideally climb into the top 5 positions for your primary keyword.But what happens when you want to expand outside of local markets? With Google now seeing more than 3.5 billion searches per day, there's a massive opportunity for brands to capture new customers. The caveat is that existing SEO practices may not translate — and in some cases, may actually hurt your brand in other countries.To avoid this potential pitfall, a robust international SEO strategy is critical. Here’s what you need to know about what it is, how it works, how it’ll benefit you, and what steps you can take to create an effective plan. Ready? Shkojme! Idemo! Vámonos! Let’s go! International SEO S...
5 SEO Best Practices to Increase Blog Traffic and Engagement
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing, SEO

5 SEO Best Practices to Increase Blog Traffic and Engagement

By Sean Tinney December 22, 2021 In order to make your blog SEO-worthy, there are 5 basic SEO best practices that you need to be following. Do you feel your website isn’t receiving enough blog traffic and engagement?Well, you’re not alone in this because Google is getting smarter every day.If your blog isn’t optimized for SEO, you might not achieve the desired results.But before we discuss the best SEO practices for your blog, here’s what makes working on it important:Daily, bloggers upload around 7.5 million posts across the globe. Only 60% of internet users actively read the content. Readers mainly go for long-form content for its in-depth information. So the ideal word count would be near 1500 – 2000 words. This year, content marketing was estim...
9 Tips to Win Back Lost Sales with Abandoned Cart Emails
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, ecommerce, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

9 Tips to Win Back Lost Sales with Abandoned Cart Emails

By Sean Tinney December 16, 2021 Don’t skip the cart reminders. Take advantage of warm leads who are most likely to complete their purchase. One of the most effective emails you can send to your audience is the abandoned cart email. When sent at the right time, it is a helpful reminder to encourage your customers to complete their purchase. Many people put together a cart but get distracted before checking out.On average 69.82% of online carts are abandoned.That is a lot of lost sales. But you can capture a lot of them back with an abandoned cart email — an automated marketing campaign designed to increase conversion rates. When they get a reminder of a shopping cart they left behind, many buyers come back to make the purchase. The best part? You can autom...
12 Incredible Answers to “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” — “That Aren’t Perfectionism”
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Job Search, Online Marketing

12 Incredible Answers to “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” — “That Aren’t Perfectionism”

So, you’ve finally got your foot in the door at your dream company. You’ve submitted the perfect resume and made a lasting impression during the phone screen. All there’s left to do now is to win over the hiring manager in the face-to-face interview.As a well-informed candidate, you’re doing your research on the company and preparing your answers to the most important interview questions you can think of — the most notorious of them all being: “What is your greatest weakness?” You don't want to respond, "I tend to work too hard," or "I am too much of a perfectionist." That can easily come across as scripted and insincere at best and lacking in self-awareness at worst. Alternatively, you don't want to respond with weaknesses that will prevent you from succeeding in the role. For instan...
Email Tagging Tips to Skyrocket Your Open Rates
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing, tagging

Email Tagging Tips to Skyrocket Your Open Rates

By Kelsey Johnson December 3, 2021 Learn how tagging can be used to Increase your email open and click rates . Each person on your email list is unique: In a real conversation, you wouldn’t talk to VIP clients in the same way you would talk to new leads. So why would you send them the same email? Short answer: You shouldn’t.You can use tags and segments to send emails that cater to the specific needs and interests of your subscribers. Tagging is easier — and more important — than you think. Here’s why:The days of one-size-fits-all email marketing are gone. Your audience expects to get interesting emails — with topics they care about. But your subscribers are snowflakes! They don’t all care about exactly the same things.The more your audience likes your...
Email Subject Line Best Practices To Get More Opens
best practices, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email marketing beginners, email outreach, increase opens, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing, subject line

Email Subject Line Best Practices To Get More Opens

By Kelly Forst December 6, 2021 Your subject line can make or break your email opens. Here’s how to write a good one. “Email marketing is still the #1 best way to engage with your audience and convert leads into customers — but if no one is opening your emails, you’ve got a problem.”Alex Cattoni, Founder of The Copy PosseTake it from the expert. Your subject line can single-handedly make or break your entire email campaign.That’s why we put together this list of best practices to help you create attention-grabbing subject lines for your email marketing campaigns.Email subject line best practicesPersonalize your email subject linesUse segmentationCreate urgency with FOMOAvoid spam triggersBe directAsk questionsOne word subject linesSuper ...
Set Up a Customer Loyalty Program for an Ecommerce Business
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, ecommerce, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

Set Up a Customer Loyalty Program for an Ecommerce Business

By Nahla Davies November 30, 2021 Learn how to increase your ecommerce sales with a customer loyalty program. Marketplace sites such as Amazon or Etsy can provide a steady income stream for ecommerce entrepreneurs. However, selling on your own website has the potential to generate repeat business from loyal customers and grow your brand. A customer loyalty program is a great way to earn the repeat business of your customers and build relationships that can develop into brand loyalty and even referrals. Unfortunately, many ecommerce entrepreneurs consistently get it wrong when they attempt this strategy. There are several different types of customer loyalty initiatives and approaches to designing programs that attract the right kinds of buyers for your bran...
Marketing Week 2021: Get Expert Sales & Marketing Tips
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email marketing beginners, email marketing tips, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

Marketing Week 2021: Get Expert Sales & Marketing Tips

By Kelsey Johnson November 24, 2021 Get easy and affordable marketing advice during this week-long event, hosted by AWeber from Dec 13 – 17. We’re excited to announce that, in December we’ll be running a week-long free marketing series for business owners, side hustlers, and entrepreneurs.This event is for anyone looking to improve their social media skills, get better email deliverability, create engaging videos, set up Facebook Lead ads and retargeting, and make more sales.Marketing Week encompasses 5 days of webinars and other resources to help you build out a marketing plan for your products or services.We don’t believe that “if you build it, they will come.” Marketing is important for every business — so we’re offering the advice you need, free ...
Industries Americans Say Are the Least Trustworthy
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Industries Americans Say Are the Least Trustworthy

Americans view the pharmaceutical industry as the least trustworthy industry, though their opinion of pharma companies has improved somewhat over the last year, according to recent research from the Public Affairs Council. The annual report was based on data from a survey conducted in September 2021 among a national sample of 2,199 adults in the United States. Some 46% of respondents say pharmaceutical companies are less trustworthy compared with other major companies, and only 13% believe they are more trustworthy. Moreover, 40% of respondents believe the pharmaceutical industry has too little regulation and only 22% think it is over-regulated. These 2021 results represent a bit of a bright spot for pharmaceutical companies compared with the 2020 results, when 4...
8 Tips for Efficient B2B Email Marketing Campaigns
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

8 Tips for Efficient B2B Email Marketing Campaigns

By Elisabeth Strasser November 23, 2021 Get the eight tips to help you create efficient B2B email marketing campaigns so your business can grow using email marketing. Did you know, for every $1 spent on email, businesses see an average of $42 return. It’s even higher for B2B, that’s why marketers widely use it to nurture leads. Like any other marketing technique, B2B email marketing has evolved with changes in the market and technology. To stay relevant and provide valuable content to your target audience that draws them in and entices them to take action, email marketers now use personalization, automation, and various metrics to improve their strategy.We compiled eight tips to help create efficient B2B email marketing campaigns so your business can start...
Does My Business Need a Website? 12 Reasons Why & 5 Reason Why Not
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, Website Development

Does My Business Need a Website? 12 Reasons Why & 5 Reason Why Not

If your business is reasonably successful, you may come up with many reasons why an effective website isn’t all that relevant for you.Sure, you understand the need to have some web presence, but you might not believe that an effective website is going to make that big of a difference for your particular business — especially if you’re already plenty profitable. What do you think? Do you need a website to run a successful business? This article discusses reasons why having a business website is a wise investment and why you sometimes don’t need a website.Does My Business Need a Website? Many business owners ask, “Since I have a small business with a small workforce, and since we don’t sell anything online, do I need a website?” The answer is YES! If you have a business, you should ha...
8 Amazing Marketing Ideas to Drive Sales this Holiday Season
content ideas, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, ecommerce, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

8 Amazing Marketing Ideas to Drive Sales this Holiday Season

By Kelsey Johnson November 18, 2021 It’s that time: Holiday marketing planning season. For so many businesses, the holiday season is the best time of year for sales. Whether you sell gift-perfect crafts or a business course, December is a time when people are opening their wallets and making purchases. It’s important to run promotions to encourage your customers to spend at your business. And around the holidays, you can make your marketing really fun!Don’t just send another email telling people to buy your products. Instead, try one of our eight ideas for eye-catching and engaging holiday marketing.1. Throw a themed partyChances are, your audience, customers, and prospects likely have a lot in common. They may want to meet each other — in ...
See Your Email Open Rates Explode With These 6 Simple Tricks
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, increase opens, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

See Your Email Open Rates Explode With These 6 Simple Tricks

By Nahla Davies November 10, 2021 Get the 6 simple tricks you need to see your email open rates explode. The holidays are right around the corner, and most businesses are hoping to capitalize on the festivities.Marketing teams have been hard at work analyzing market research and understanding what their buyers are looking for from their brand. What have they discovered? Online spending by Black Friday shoppers is projected to surpass the $14 billion spent last year by 20%. With this in mind, ecommerce and other online retail businesses have been honing in on their email marketing campaigns so that they can reach their goals for the end of the year. Many sales and marketing professionals spend hours carefully crafting the perfect email, combining rich ...
How This Coach Created a Course in 6 Hours with Ecommerce
case study, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, ecommerce, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, Success

How This Coach Created a Course in 6 Hours with Ecommerce

By Kelsey Johnson November 8, 2021 This executive development coach jumped on an opportunity — offer a targeted course to an extremely interested group while the iron was hot. Using AWeber ecommerce, Leela Sinha was able to set up a course payment page in a few hours, and start taking payments for the course ASAP.A Facebook rant turns into a popular thread on gender inclusivityLeela Sinha (pronouns ze/zim/zir) offers leadership training for “Intensives,” a personality type that comes with risk-taking tendencies, innovation, and high intelligence: Intensives often start and lead businesses. Leela is also very knowledgeable about the correct way to have rich, deep, and thoughtful gender-inclusive communication in a workplace.One day Leela posted on Faceb...
Your Holiday GIF Guide to Spice Up Your Holiday Emails
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, gifs, Holiday Marketing, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Your Holiday GIF Guide to Spice Up Your Holiday Emails

By Kelly Forst November 3, 2021 Check out these 26 festive holiday GIFs from AWeber’s design elves. Use them in your holiday email marketing campaigns! We know how expensive it can be to purchase creative, high-quality images or GIFs, and how time consuming they can be to create them by yourself. That’s why the AWeber design elves made holiday GIFs for email — FREE for you to use.Use any of the animated GIFs below for your holiday email marketing campaigns. (GIFs can increase click-through rates, conversions rates, and revenue rates!) Place them in a Black Friday or Cyber Monday email, a holiday newsletter, or a New Year’s sale message to your subscribers.Check out our GIF categories:Christmas GIFsHoliday GIFs...
15 Businesses to Admire for Stellar Branding Consistency
Brand Experience, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

15 Businesses to Admire for Stellar Branding Consistency

When searching for a soul mate, you look for someone that's smart, funny, caring, but above all — consistent. Because if you're going to invest your life in a person, you want someone you can trust, right?Falling in love with a brand isn't all that different. Brands pull us in with witty slogans and timely discounts, but that’s not the only reason we stick around. Think about it, inbound marketing is all about content and communication that people love. The key to being your leads' and customers’ soul mate, then, is providing brand consistency they can count on. But how? What’s at the heart of brand consistency is your message, and marketing plays a huge role in that. In this post, we’ll dive into what branding consistency is, its importance, benefits, and share 15 businesses that hav...
How to Start an Ecommerce Business
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, ecommerce, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

How to Start an Ecommerce Business

By Sean Tinney October 29, 2021 Get the 7 easy steps and 5 tools you’ll need to launch a successful, secure, and profitable ecommerce business. Running your own company means having yourself as a boss, a flexible schedule, and creative control. For many entrepreneurs, ecommerce is the right place to start: Online sales means lower overhead, faster startup, and is easier in a lot of ways.But getting an online store set up properly still takes a lot of commitment — whether or not you have a storefront or now.We’ll  make it easier for you with 7 steps and 5 tools you’ll need to launch your ecommerce store.First let’s dive into what it means to have an ecommerce store:What is an ecommerce website?An ecommerce website is a store that sells products ...
What Is a Direct Response Ad?
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Marketing Strategy, Online Marketing

What Is a Direct Response Ad?

What led you to make your most recent purchase? Were you wishing for something for a while and decided to just go for it? Were you casually browsing a store and saw something you liked? Or were you browsing and an advertisement from a business convinced you that you need to buy it right then and there? (more…)
The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Holiday Emails
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Holiday Marketing, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Holiday Emails

By Kelsey Johnson October 25, 2021 With supply chain constraints and higher projected sales than ever, now is the time to get your 2021 holiday email marketing campaigns in order. Capture early sales while the hype is high. It’s time to start your holiday email marketing now! Here’s why: November to January 2021 is projected to see the highest sales to date, totaling up to $1.3 trillion. With limited supplies and long shipping times from overseas, this is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to make more sales.And people are shopping early this year. So if you were thinking of getting those holiday emails out in late November, you could miss out on weeks of easy sales.Furthermore, ecommerce holiday sales are expected to grow 35% compared to 202...
200+ Ready-Made Subject Lines for Your Next Holiday Email
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Holiday Marketing, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing, subject line

200+ Ready-Made Subject Lines for Your Next Holiday Email

By Kelsey Johnson October 13, 2021 🎃🦃💰🎄 ‘Tis the season to optimize your email subject lines. Get some tips plus 100s of ideas for the upcoming holidays. It’s that time again — Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas… Marketing your business around the holidays is non-negotiable — and can be particularly effective with the right email subject line. Every holiday is an excuse to run a promotional deal, launch and sell new products, and check in with your customers. People are expecting to hear from your business — so you better jump on it!Effective holiday emails aren’t one-size-fits-all. The success of your email is directly related to the holiday, your customers, and what you sell. A costume company will have a lot...
How to Tell Google Not to Index a Page in Search
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, Technical SEO

How to Tell Google Not to Index a Page in Search

Indexing as many pages on your website as possible can be very tempting for marketers who are trying to boost their search engine authority.But, while it’s true that publishing more pages that are relevant for a particular keyword (assuming they’re also high quality) will improve your ranking for that keyword, sometimes there’s actually more value in keeping certain pages on your website out of a search engine’s index. ... Say what?! Stay with us, folks. This post will walk you through why you might want to remove certain webpages from the SERPs (search engine results pages), and exactly how to go about doing it.De-Indexing a Page from Google There are a few occasions where you may want to exclude a webpage — or a portion of a webpage — from search engine crawling and indexing like:...
Everything You Need to Know About Emojis in Your Subject Line
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing, subject line

Everything You Need to Know About Emojis in Your Subject Line

By Sean Tinney October 12, 2021 Should you be using emojis in your subject line? How can you tell? Get the answers to these questions along with best practices for using emojis in subject lines.Emojis are such a common part of our digital lives, that it’s hard to believe there was a day when I used to have to say I’m happy, sad, or angry — with words 😳. Today, it’s commonplace in text and social media to simply give a thumbs up 👍 and people understand what I’m saying.But what’s the impact of using emojis in the subject line of an email? I see it everyday — more and more businesses are using emojis. Just look at these examples from my inbox on Tuesday.So let’s take a deeper dive into the world of emojis in subject lines.Shou...
The 8 Most Effective Words to Use in Email
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email content, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, email writing, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

The 8 Most Effective Words to Use in Email

By Liz Willits October 7, 2021 These everyday words can have a huge impact on your email engagement. (Spoiler: We just used one of them.) There’s a simple way to transform your email copy from passable to powerful — choose the right words. Effective words will inspire your subscribers to open, click, and buy.Choosing the wrong words in your next email, on the other hand,  could damage your email engagement and even annoy or insult your audience. By learning a few key tips, you can avoid these common mistakes and write emails your subscribers will love.In this article we’ll talk about:8 Power Words for effective emailsThese 8 everyday words can have a huge impact on your email engagement. (Spoiler: We just used one of them.)You might be surp...
Salary Forecasts for Marketing, Content, and PR
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Salary Forecasts for Marketing, Content, and PR

The median starting salary for a corporate chief marketing officer in the United States is expected to be $170,000 in 2022, according to recent research from Robert Half. The report was based on data from staffing and recruiting professionals who make thousands of full-time, temporary, and project placements at brands and agencies each year. The researchers determined projected 2022 salary ranges for marketing, advertising, and public relations positions in the United States based on starting pay only; bonuses, incentives, and other forms of compensation were not taken into account. The projections were broken down into three percentiles: 25th (new to the type of role, still acquiring relevant skills), 50th/median (average experience, has most of the necessary sk...
Apple iOS 15 Mail Privacy Protection Open Rate Trends
Deliverability, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Email Deliverability, email outreach, email statistics, increase opens, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Apple iOS 15 Mail Privacy Protection Open Rate Trends

By Tom Kulzer October 1, 2021 Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection (MPP) rollout in iOS 15 has Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection (MPP) rollout in iOS 15 has caused fascinating changes in open rate metrics. The most interesting of which is the change in behavior of when we see opens being detected.Let’s dive into a few charts using data from hundreds of millions of delivered messages.Apple Mail opens by a percentage of total mail sentBelow you’ll see the raw volume trends of user opens as Apple iOS 15 is adopted on an hourly basis.Raw opens by hour as Apple iOS 15 is adopted.More Night Time Readers?Look closely and you’ll see the peaks and valleys are different on older iOS versions vs. Apple’s new MPP proxy in iOS 15. Putting prox...
AI-Driven Predictive Analytics in B2B
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

AI-Driven Predictive Analytics in B2B

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talked about how mission-critical intelligence is often right under our noses but we don't know how to find it. We went through the types of signals contained in such intent data, and how B2B sellers and marketers can work to collect them. But like the Allied codebreakers in World War II, we understand that collecting those signals is only the first step. To actually do anything with them, we need to decode them. In World War II, the critical break came in the form of technology—the Colossus computer. And in B2B, it's technology to the rescue again. B2B's Colossus: Decoding Intent Intent data without predictive analytics is like those mountains of signals the Allied forces gathered but couldn't understand without a computer t...
The Ultimate Guide to Brand Awareness
Brand Awareness, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, PPC

The Ultimate Guide to Brand Awareness

Have you ever heard people refer to themselves as “Apple people,” “Nike people,” or “Trader Joe’s” people? This is what brand awareness can do for a brand: embed itself into consumer lifestyles and purchase habits so that they don’t have to think twice before becoming a customer — time and time again. (more…)
How to Monetize Your Blog: A Comprehensive Guide
Blogging, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, ecommerce, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

How to Monetize Your Blog: A Comprehensive Guide

By Sean Tinney September 27, 2021 Earning money as a blogger is a very realistic option. Learn how to set yourself up for success and the different ways you can be earning a living as a blogger. These days, the opportunities for making money online are seemingly endless. One of the most tried-and-true methods for generating an online income, however, is that of monetizing your blog. Whether you’re looking to earn a healthy side income or could see yourself blogging for a living, there are plenty of opportunities worth exploring.So, just how much money can you make as a blogger—and how do you make money blogging, anyway? This comprehensive guide will explain:How Much Money Can Bloggers Make?The amount of money you can bring in with a blog will...
Intent Data Signals in B2B
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Intent Data Signals in B2B

Sometimes the information we need to make the best decisions is hidden in plain sight. But without the ability to first gather that information, and then to decipher it, it's useless to us. That was true during World War II, when the top-secret German information that the Allied Forces needed to prevent imminent attacks was being transmitted across the airwaves. With teams of people intercepting those messages and tipsters providing additional signals, Allied forces had no shortage of valuable data at their fingertips. The problem was that Germany had encrypted its signals with a seemingly unbreakable code, dubbed Enigma, making it unintelligible and unusable to anyone who didn't have the key to decode it. So, even though the Allies were able to amass mountains o...
How to Repurpose Email Content for Social Media
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing, social media

How to Repurpose Email Content for Social Media

By Ovi Negrean September 21, 2021 Don’t do the same work twice — supercharge your social media strategy with your email content, while also growing your list in the process. When creating daily content, regularly coming up with new ideas and implementing them on every marketing channel can become hard at times. But there’s good news: most people prefer to hear from you on one channel only. That means you can repurpose content, and get a big bang for your content buck.  Let’s take email and social media for example. If you’re an advocate who has build a large email list, you may also find yourself considering social media. But does that leave you wondering how much time it’ll take to create new content? In this blog post, we’ll cover repurposing co...
Web Developer Uses AWeber + Thrive To Increase Clients
Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Agency, digital mkt, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, Success

Web Developer Uses AWeber + Thrive To Increase Clients

By Kelsey Johnson September 16, 2021 Learn how to collect leads, follow-up, and make a sale like Mark Brinker, who gets more business with AWeber and Thrive Suite. Mark operates a successful web design & digital marketing agency in the Detroit area. He built his first website in 1999 and he’s used digital marketing strategies to generate business for himself and his clients ever since.For Mark, his success is based largely on math. Make an educated guess. Take action. Test, tweak, optimize, and automate. Do more of what works and eliminate what doesn’t. Rinse and repeat.Two tools at the center of Mark’s lead generation process are AWeber (since 2008) and Thrive Suite (since 2015).Want to know Mark’s process? Here’s what he does, beginning to e...
2021 YouTube Ad Specs
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, Youtube Advertising

2021 YouTube Ad Specs

Did you know that over 500 hours of content is uploaded to YouTube every minute, and the platform has more than 2 billion users? I don't know if it's just me, but I didn't know YouTube had that much content published every day. Since many businesses use YouTube as a marketing tool for their campaigns, it's important to stay up to date on the ad specifications.In this post, we'll give a quick overview of the ad formats and ad requirements for YouTube.YouTube Ad Specs YouTube Display Ad Specs Display ads appear to the top right of a video, right above the video suggestions. Specs:300 x 250 px for the larger view 300 x 60 px for the smaller view Recommended video dimensions are: 426 x 240 (240p), 640 x 360 (360p), 854 x 480 (480p),1280 x 720 (720p), 1920 x 1080 (1080p), 2560 x 1440 (...
Create Your Own Email Template to Use Over and Over Again
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email design, email outreach, email templates, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

Create Your Own Email Template to Use Over and Over Again

By Jeni McGuigan September 13, 2021 With the right tools — and a dash of creativity — you can create an email template that makes sending email quick and easy. Sometimes, simply getting started is the hardest part. Especially when you don’t feel like you have the skills or creativity needed to design a beautiful email — it’s often pushed off to the last minute or you end up sending out text based emails. Email templates can help you get started quickly and easily — while creating a brand consistency across your marketing that your readers identify instantly. Why should you use an email template?There are a number of reasons to use an email template, but here are the top concerns that email templates help you address. ConsistencyEmail temp...
Compelling Brand Storytelling for Marketers
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Compelling Brand Storytelling for Marketers

In recent years, it's become fashionable for marketers to describe themselves as "storytellers" for their brand. But many brand narratives are deadly dull. That's because they lack the one element that every good writer uses: conflict. Every great story, whether a novel, play, film, or TV series, is based on a dramatic conflict—a protagonist's struggle to get what he or she wants in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. That tension is what gets us interested and keeps us hooked: We want to know whether our hero will succeed or fail. Without that element of jeopardy, a story can be flat, predictable, boring. Sadly, much of branded content and brand storytelling is all of those things. The characters and setting are nice, lest they reflect badly on the o...
Your Guide to Creating a Successful Email Marketing Campaign
best practices, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email automation, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

Your Guide to Creating a Successful Email Marketing Campaign

By Kelly Forst September 2, 2021 Want a successful email marketing campaign? Then you need to do more than send random emails to your audience. Did you know people send 306 billion emails each day? That number will likely hit 361 billion by 2024. It may seem like a saturated field, but marketers report that email marketing is their leading method for acquisition and retention.Email marketing is a powerful tool when used correctly.But, if you don’t follow email campaign best practices, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle of emails people receive every day. Your goal should be to stand out in an inbox full of offers and provoke a response from your audience.What is an email marketing campaign?An email marketing campaign is a series of time-bo...
How to Improve Organizational Skills at Work
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, leadership, Online Marketing

How to Improve Organizational Skills at Work

When you're working at a new job or trying to get a promotion, you need to be organized. While you might list organizational skills on your resume, putting that skill into action is a little harder. Having organizational skills means that you can meet deadlines and be efficient in your workflow management. In fact, organizational skills can be synonymous with energy and time management in most cases.All of these skills are very important in the workplace and potential employers want to make sure you can stay on top of things. In this post, we'll dive deep into what organizational skills are, specific examples of what they look like in action, and how to develop organizational skills in the workplace. What are organizational skills? Organizational skil...
Buy and Connect a Custom Domain for Your Landing Page
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, New Features, Online Marketing, Updates

Buy and Connect a Custom Domain for Your Landing Page

By Kelsey Johnson August 30, 2021 A custom domain makes your landing pages professional. Buy one now from your AWeber account. Setting up a landing page is one of the fastest ways to create a web presence. All you have to do is pick a pre-designed template, then add your logo, business details, and contact information. Click publish and your page is live!But the URL of your page will look like this:https://yourname.aweb.page/p/4a6e75a4-cb74-4202…It’s not the most shareable or professional link to use for your business.But there’s good news: You can now buy a custom domain — like examplebusiness.com — directly from your AWeber dashboard! Then, the domain will be immediately available for you to use on one or all of your landing pages.Do you...
The Ultimate Guide to Service-Level Agreements (SLAs)
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Marketing Alignment with Sales, Online Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Service-Level Agreements (SLAs)

60% of global respondents in a LinkedIn survey believed that misalignment between sales and marketing could damage financial performance (LinkedIn 2020), yet there are a number of disconnects between the teams from strategy to process. At many companies, it can feel as if there are 100 miles between sales and marketing. (more…)
Accept Payments in 100+ Currencies with AWeber Ecommerce
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, New Features, Online Marketing, Updates

Accept Payments in 100+ Currencies with AWeber Ecommerce

By Kelsey Johnson August 25, 2021 We’re constantly looking for ways to make it easier for you to achieve your sales goals. At AWeber, we’re proud to be an international company helping customers connect with their audiences around the world. So we’re excited to announce that you can now accept payments on your landing pages in over 100 currencies.Why did we add 100+ currencies?This is one of the most requested features since we launched our ecommerce landing page builder earlier this year. We are so glad we can now offer full payment options to business owners around the globe.Dealing with conversion rates can result in lost money and time. With 100+ currencies now available, businesses outside of the United States can save time spent with less co...
How to Get Started With Email Automation
automation, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email automation, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

How to Get Started With Email Automation

By Kelly Forst August 20, 2021 Here’s everything you need to get started with email automation: from tools to workflows to content tips. Email automation: everybody’s doing it.Ninety-one percent of marketers say automation is critical to their success. Companies using automation see 53 percent higher conversion rates than those not using automation. Seventy-eight percent of marketers say that automation makes them money.I haven’t even mentioned all of the time-saving, trust-building, subscriber-educating benefits, but I think you get the point. Email automation gets results.So why haven’t you tried it yet?Maybe you thought that automation was for bigger, more established businesses. Maybe you think you don’t have the time. Or maybe you just ha...
A Beginner’s Guide to Generating Business Leads the Inbound Way
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Lead Generation, Online Marketing, PPC

A Beginner’s Guide to Generating Business Leads the Inbound Way

Let’s set the stage: I’m about to dig into the best darn pile of spaghetti and meatballs I’ve ever seen. Just as I twist my fork in the pasta, spear a mouth-watering meatball, and go in for my first savory bite...the phone rings. "May I speak to Lindsay Kow-low-witch?" asks the telemarketer on the other end. "This is an important message regarding your oven preferences." This frustrating interruption is why we’re here to discuss inbound lead generation — a solution that can save your business or organization from being that annoying, disruptive cold caller that is ruined by spaghetti night. (more…)
10 Free Email Marketing Tools for Success and Time-Savings
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email marketing beginners, email marketing tips, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

10 Free Email Marketing Tools for Success and Time-Savings

By Kelsey Johnson August 13, 2021 Anyone who sends emails can benefit from these free tools that will level-up your marketing. There’s a lot that goes into creating a good email marketing campaign. You need an engaged audience, a message that resonates with them, and a beautiful design to back it up. Plus, it’s important to get the result you want — whether it’s better open rates, selling products or creating positive brand sentiment.Well, good news! It’s easier and cheaper than ever to create good design, messaging, and tracking for your audience — with this arsenal of free tools.When you wrote your first email, did you think it would require so many skill sets? Creating catchy headlines and beautiful images isn’t as easy as it seems.Here...
9 Best Practices for Writing Emails
best practices, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, email writing, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

9 Best Practices for Writing Emails

By Kelly Forst August 10, 2021 Want to get noticed (and not ignored)? Then you need to follow these 9 best practices for writing emails. Email is one of the best tools you have for convincing and converting your leads.But, if you aren’t following best practices for writing emails, you can quickly find your content is considered spam and largely ignored.Think about your own inbox.How many emails are you giving a second glance because of a creative subject line?How many unsolicited brand emails are you opening?What is driving you to open them?More than likely, it all comes down to the value you think you will get from them.The average click-to-open rate for emails in the US is 15.71%.You can get people interested in your copy by followi...
Track the Right Metrics With Holistic Analytics
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Track the Right Metrics With Holistic Analytics

Are people around you constantly extolling the benefits of metrics and analytics? Web analytics, digital analytics, social media analytics, the list goes on. Yes, we get it. Metrics and ROI are important. But, are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you unsure about where to start, or which metrics to analyze in relation to your specific business context? The problem lies in the misconception that analytics begins with metrics. In reality, analytics should start with a systemic or holistic examination of, first, the organizational situation (problem) that precipitated the need for analytics, and, second, your own subjective role within the analytics process.To learn about how to do so, especially in the context of social media, please read on. Analytic...
Top 10 Benefits of Email Marketing
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email marketing beginners, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

Top 10 Benefits of Email Marketing

By Kelly Forst August 6, 2021 Explore some key benefits of email marketing and consider how these could elevate your next marketing campaign. Looking to accomplish more with your marketing budget? It may be time to throw an email marketing campaign into the mix. Email marketing has tons of benefits and offers an impressive return on investment (ROI) while being quick and easy to deploy—even if you don’t have a lot of experience.Still not convinced? Explore some key benefits of email marketing and consider how these could elevate your next marketing campaign.1. Build relationships with customersYour existing email list presents an amazing opportunity to build relationships with people who are already interested in your business. After all, thes...
5 B2B Video Marketing Tips to Boost Sales
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

5 B2B Video Marketing Tips to Boost Sales

Analysts and researchers have been saying it for years: Video is the future of B2B content marketing. And in 2021, that projection still holds up. Marketers across all segments are realizing the potential of video. A substantial 71% of B2B marketers use video in their content strategies, 2020 research from MarketingProfs and Content Marketing Institute found. That number can only be expected to rise as businesses and their customers migrate toward video as their preferred form of content for entertainment and information alike. Benefits of B2B Video Marketing Video is quickly becoming B2B marketers' content of choice for plenty of reasons. A recent study by Wyzowl found that video has a vast range of benefits in 2021: Above-average ROISignificantly higher engagement rat...
20 of the Best Product Page Design Examples We’ve Ever Seen
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, Website Design Examples

20 of the Best Product Page Design Examples We’ve Ever Seen

If you compare how product pages take shape across different companies, it's clear they run the gamut. Some go for the direct approach, displaying an image of a product and explaining why someone should buy it. Other companies create elaborate pages with moving parts and fancy, interactive elements. (more…)
New Features Help You Sell and Upsell Easily
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, Updates

New Features Help You Sell and Upsell Easily

By Kelsey Johnson July 30, 2021 Our newest features help you make money and save time with just a couple clicks. You made a sale! That’s amazing. It’s time to sit back and congratulate yourself, right?Well, you could do that. Or, you could use the opportunity to further engage your new customer — upsell products, ask for a review, send your newsletter, etc.Now in AWeber ecommerce you can do just that — by redirecting every buyer after purchase. Plus, connect your domain in seconds, copy our new recurring payments template, archive used tags and more.These feature updates are dedicated to making your life easier and streamlining your sales and marketing.Redirect buyers to premium content or an upsell thank-you pageI’m going to make an obvio...
Building Your Email Newsletter Strategy
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Building Your Email Newsletter Strategy

The competition for awareness is at an all-time high. From social media to television to our inboxes, we're constantly barraged with bids for our attention. The days of sitting down to read the newspaper are long gone. People are now more likely to consume relevant content if it's delivered somewhere they're already spending time—like their email inboxes. And that's showing in the marketplace: A new email newsletter seems to pop up every 15 minutes, and new tools have empowered their creators to reach readers faster and more efficiently than ever. So it's no surprise many marketers are jumping at the opportunity to grow their email audiences, either as a core strategy of the business or just to re-engage their customers. To remind newcomers and incumbents alike in the n...
A Short & Sweet Guide
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, Technical SEO

A Short & Sweet Guide

If your website is like a house, then your website’s URL is like that house’s address. It defines where your website lives online, similar to how your home address determines where you live in a neighborhood, helping your visitors easily find your site. URLs also help Google understand what your website's pages are about. (more…)
Not Sure When to Send Emails? The Answer is Simpler Than You Think
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, increase clicks, increase opens, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

Not Sure When to Send Emails? The Answer is Simpler Than You Think

By Kelly Forst July 27, 2021 Discover the best time to send emails to your subscribers. Use this knowledge to boost open rates and drive results. You may have heard it a million times before. But it’s true: There’s no one best time to send email.That’s because at its core, email is communication. And communication requires two parts: the sender and receiver.And every email has a unique group of receivers. Every audience is different.Plus, if the receiver isn’t in the right frame of mind to process your message, you might as well be talking to yourself. Like any form of communication, your emails are going to have more of an impact if you use timing to your advantage.  In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how email send times can impact y...
Content Repurposing – Here’s How to Do It
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Content Repurposing – Here’s How to Do It

Content repurposing is like insurance. Call it "marketing insurance," if you want. It's there to pick up the slack on the days or weeks when you just don't have the time to create marketing collateral and other content. Content repurposing is taking a piece of marketing content and turning it into something else—for example, taking an article you published in a trade magazine and turning into a series of blog posts for your company website. Simple, right? Why repurpose content? Two reasons. First, it saves you time because you won't always be scrambling to create content from scratch. Second, repurposing content helps you promote and amplify that piece of content further. It gives your content more mileage because you're using different forms to get it in front of mor...
5 Steps to Promote and Sell Online Courses
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Learn, online course, online course promotion, Online Marketing, sell online products

5 Steps to Promote and Sell Online Courses

By Kelly Forst July 23, 2021 Discover the benefits of creating and selling an online course, as well as practical tips for successfully promoting your course to boost sales. As a business owner, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of valuable industry knowledge over the years. What you might not realize is that people are often willing to pay good money for that type of knowledge. Have you ever thought about creating and selling an online course to share your expertise with the world? If not, then you could be missing out not only on some profits — but on the opportunity to become an industry leader as well.Benefits of selling an online courseThere are many benefits to creating and selling an online course, regardless of the industry in which your b...
5 B2B Influencer Marketing Strategies
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

5 B2B Influencer Marketing Strategies

B2B brands worldwide are embracing influencer marketing as one of the most cost-effective and time-efficient, yet still impactful, marketing strategies. Although influencer marketing was once considered a B2C play, B2B brands can also achieve heightened brand awareness and an uptick in revenue growth by running influencer marketing campaigns. In fact, 92% of consumers trust influencer marketing over traditional advertising, according to Nielsen's Consumer Trust Index. So. how can B2B marketers associate with influencers to deliver a dramatic boost to the credibility and authority of their brand in the eyes of the buyer? This article provides five guidelines for planning a B2B influencer marketing campaign. 1. Understand how B2B brands can benefit from influencer marke...
Dogecoin Marketing Lessons | MarketingProfs
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Dogecoin Marketing Lessons | MarketingProfs

I used to be a fan of Doge when it was still a good Internet meme. Wow.Dogecoin, the dog-themed satirical cryptocurrency that had soared nearly 16,000% year-to-date (YTD) at one point in 2021 (in mid-July, it stands at more than 4,000% growth YTD), holds some interesting lessons on trending marketing tactics and channels. Dogecoin was created as a joke on Dec. 6, 2013, after two hours of development by an engineer and an entrepreneur. It could be easily mined, and it cost mere fractions of a cent to buy at the time.So how can we explain the recent Dogecoin frenzy? From the perspective of marketing, what turned a joke into the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap? 1. Memes and Entropy in Your Content Strategy Are you struggling to improve engagem...
Grow Your Income with Subscriptions & Payment Plans
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, ecommerce, ecommerce landing page, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, sales page, small businesses, Updates

Grow Your Income with Subscriptions & Payment Plans

By Kelsey Johnson June 30, 2021 Get more customers without doing more work when you offer monthly fees and payment plans — now available through AWeber Ecommerce. As an expert, you shouldn’t lower your prices in order to make more money. That’s simply the wrong direction to go in.First of all, the cost of what you offer is worth the value (otherwise no one would have bought it). Plus, you have profits to make — that’s the point of having a business.But what happens when you price out people who need, want, and deserve what you sell, just because they don’t have the cash immediately?Let’s look at an example. Jen has a high-value, expert-level marketing course. It’s 28 hours of content over 10 videos. The people who take it have 100% satisfaction in...
Dynamic Backlink Management
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Dynamic Backlink Management

Backlink-building is huge for SEO. As one of the top-ranking factors in Google's algorithm, building the right backlinks can make or break your online visibility and, in turn, your website's organic traffic. So how can you strengthen your efforts to build and manage links for long-term success? Employ a more dynamic backlink management strategy. What is dynamic backlink management? Dynamic backlink management means taking a holistic approach to link-building.Rather than building links only one month at a time, you can operate a strategy that promotes constant growth and prioritizes healthy links over cheap ones. By doing that, you'll keep your SEO strong for the long run. Here are four tips that can help you be more dynamic with your backlinks. 1. Kno...
How HubSpot Helps Users Prepare for Google’s Core Web Vitals
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, SEO

How HubSpot Helps Users Prepare for Google’s Core Web Vitals

It's no secret that poor user experience (UX) isn’t going to keep your customers and target audience coming back to your website. Poor UX also negatively impacts your ability to rank on Google's search engine results page (SERP).To ensure your website has delightful UX for your visitors as well as one that meets Google's standards for ranking, you'll want to focus on Core Web Vitals. (more…)
How to Grow Your Email List with Instagram
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, email list growth, Email Marketing, email outreach, instagram, Internet marketing, Learn, Online Marketing

How to Grow Your Email List with Instagram

By Kelly Forst July 6, 2021 Discover the value of Instagram for your business, not just as a social media marketing tool, but a platform for growing your email list. As a small business owner, you already understand the importance of optimizing your marketing budget. And while there’s no denying that Instagram and other social media sites can be excellent platforms for marketing your small business, what many business owners don’t realize is that they can actually use these tools to grow their email lists as well.So, what are some of the advantages of Instagram as a marketing tool and how can you harness its power to grow your email list? We’ve got you covered with some marketing tips and tricks geared specifically towards small business owners like you....
Intent Data is the Future of B2B Marketing
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Intent Data is the Future of B2B Marketing

In 1999, Seth Godin started a movement. His premise was simple: People hate to be interrupted, but that's exactly how traditional marketing operates. TV commercials, magazine ads, pop ups, banners, and even billboards work primarily by first interrupting someone, and second (hopefully) holding their attention. Here's the problem: People want to listen to their favorite songs—not ads. They want to watch their favorite shows—not commercials. They want to see the blue sky—not billboards. ...and don't even get me started on the tragedy that is the modern recipe site. In the traditional "interruption-marketing model," we begin with annoying our prospects and then trying to win their favor back. Seth proposed a ...
What is Brand Salience? [+How Do You Measure It?]
branding, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

What is Brand Salience? [+How Do You Measure It?]

While branding can feel like a vague concept, it's one of the most important elements of a marketing strategy. Did you know that presenting a brand consistently across all platforms can increase revenue by up to 23%? Plus, consistently presented brands are 3.5 times more likely to have excellent brand visibility than those with inconsistent branding.In fact, 82% of investors say name recognition is an important factor guiding them in their investment decisions. So, what does all this mean? Well, consistent branding leads to increased brand awareness which can then help gain investors and drive revenue to your business. Needless to say, branding is important for your business to succeed. In this post, let's review what brand salience is, how you can increase your brand visibility, and ...
Ecommerce Pricing and Web Push Welcome Notifications
aweber updates, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, ecommerce, ecommerce landing page, Internet marketing, New Features, News, Online Marketing, Updates, web push notifications

Ecommerce Pricing and Web Push Welcome Notifications

By Kelsey Johnson June 30, 2021 We’re constantly looking for ways to make it easier for you to achieve your goals with less work. We have three new features that are extremely quick to set up, but could mean significant growth and new revenue streams for your business.The first two have been added to your ecommerce options in our Landing Page builder: Subscriptions and Payment Plans. Now, in addition to offering a one-time payment, you can set up a subscription service or payment plan for your customers.Read on to learn more:SubscriptionsYou can now set up a subscription payment service directly on your landing pages. Subscriptions, also known as recurring payments, are incredibly beneficial for all businesses. Here’s why:You have a d...
In-House Marketing vs. Agency – Which is Right for Your Business?
Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Agency, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

In-House Marketing vs. Agency – Which is Right for Your Business?

Determining when to invest in a new employee can be difficult, especially if your business is eager to grow but needs to be strategic with spend. As an entrepreneur, I've had to make decisions about when to hire, when to outsource, and when to contract with freelancers. As a marketing professional, I advise prospects and clients about which marketing resources make the most sense for their current situation and ultimate goals. The decision to go with in-house marketing vs. an agency (or both—I've seen plenty of that, too) depends on several factors, including your current strengths, short- and long-term goals, and availability of resources. When to Use an Internal Resource 1. Your marketing efforts are working If you've got tons of website traffic and you manage to keep...
20 of the Best Infographic Examples to Inspire Your Next Design
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Infographics, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

20 of the Best Infographic Examples to Inspire Your Next Design

There's a lot to like about well-designed infographics — whether it’s the beautiful typography, concise messaging, clever layouts, or bold graphics. Not to mention that people retain 65% of information passed along with an image compared to only 10% when they listen to the same piece of information. (more…)
Hiring a Marketing Agency: How to Build a Relationship
Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Agency, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Hiring a Marketing Agency: How to Build a Relationship

If you're a marketing leader in the process of hiring a marketing agency, but you're not sure what kind of contract you'd like to sign, consider the points in this article before you make your choice. Marketing leaders spend too much time wondering whether they are getting burned by their marketing agency. But as someone who has worked in agencies for 13 years, I can tell you that marketing leaders are the ones with the most influence over that. It comes down to communication. Business relationships usually fail because of a lack of communication, not a lack of results. So even if you select a creative agency with a shining reputation that can churn out exactly what you're looking for on deadline, that doesn't always translate into a great working relationship. If you t...
How to Build Marketing Funnels with Email
advocacy, awareness, consideration, Conversion, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email marketing strategy, email outreach, Internet marketing, loyalty, marketing funnel, Online Marketing

How to Build Marketing Funnels with Email

By Kelly Forst June 23, 2021 Understanding the marketing funnel will help you transform prospects into loyal customers — who will then refer you to their friends. You could spend hours designing and writing a compelling email series that explains the amazing benefits of your product. But if you don’t have a start-to-finish plan for connecting with your subscribers at every stage of their customer journey, you’re wasting your time. Thankfully, there’s a marketing tool that can help you figure out how to communicate with your prospects and customers whether they’ve just joined your list, or they’ve been long-time customers. It’s called the marketing funnel.What is the Marketing Funnel?The marketing funnel is a tool that helps you visualize t...
Traditional vs. Digital Marketing Mindset
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Traditional vs. Digital Marketing Mindset

The digital marketing industry contains two types of people: experienced marketing professionals with a traditional approach who start by tapping into the psyche of their target audiences; and a newer generation of marketers who have trained in a digital-first era and familiarized themselves on a practical level with the various channels and platforms involved. But are there enough people who combine both skill sets? In keeping up with ever-changing digital channels and techniques, are we forgetting the who, what, why, and when—the fundamentals—of traditional marketing? Are digital skills wasted without a true understanding of marketing principles? A discussion has begun in recent years about the digital skills gap—a concern that technology is advancing quicker than the...
A Complete Guide to Color Wheels & Color Schemes
design, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

A Complete Guide to Color Wheels & Color Schemes

When you're sifting through your News Feed, what tends to catch your attention? More likely than not, it's YouTube videos, pictures, animated GIFs, and other visual content, right? While text-based content is always important when seeking answers to a question, creating visuals such as infographics, charts, graphs, animated GIFs, and other shareable images can do wonders for catching your readers' attention and enhancing your article or report.I know what you might be thinking: "I don't know how to design awesome visuals. I'm not creative." Hi. I'm Bethany, and I will be the first to tell you that I'm not naturally artistic. And yet, I found a strength in data visualization at HubSpot, where I've spent most of my days creating infographics and other visuals for blog posts. So, while I...
Upselling and Cross-Selling Online After the Sale
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, monetization, Online Marketing, sell online products

Upselling and Cross-Selling Online After the Sale

By Kelly Forst June 18, 2021 The selling process shouldn’t stop when someone purchases from you. In fact, it’s only just beginning. The selling process doesn’t end when the initial sale is made.Otherwise, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity for additional income. That’s because of a principle called the Pareto Principle — or the 80/20 rule — saying 80% of a business’s revenue comes from 20% of its customers.And while your numbers may not match this exactly, there’s some truth to it. Most of your revenue likely comes from a small set of loyal customers.While loyalty is an important factor contributing to that 80% of revenue, it’s not the only factor. Applying smart selling principles online can make a big impact on your bottom line. Tw...
Why Social Media Should Leave Your Marketing Department
Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Agency, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Why Social Media Should Leave Your Marketing Department

Before becoming a pre-eminent customer experience thought leader and expert, Augie Ray was a leader in social media marketing and customer experience insights for brands, such as American Express and Prudential. Frustrated by what he thought was Marketing's persistent belief in social media as an effective marketing tool whereas evidence indicated the opposite, in a 2014 blog post he invoked Upton Sinclair for help in understanding why: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." Marketers have biases. Strong ones. Sinclair's aphorism and Augie's recognition about social media marketing are still true today. In 2021, things need to change. For various reasons, my marketing firm rarely offers social media ...
You Don’t Have an Email Marketing Strategy: Here’s How to Make One
Blog, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email marketing strategy series, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, PPC

You Don’t Have an Email Marketing Strategy: Here’s How to Make One

Email Marketing is a pillar of digital marketing. Not only is it one of the oldest forms of digital marketing, it has also proven to be the most effective in terms of converting views into revenue. As a marketing professional and/or successful business owner, you probably know this.Even so, do you really appreciate how valuable email marketing can be for your business? With appreciation comes dedication and a commitment to the time, money, and development necessary to create a strategy that not only delivers results, but also seamlessly integrates with your overall marketing plan.I’ll give you an incentive to develop your own email marketing strategy. I’ll tell you a story of how a free email newsletter turned into $27 million. It’s the story of The Hustle.The $27 Millio...
How to create a landing page in 8 steps
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email list, Email Marketing, email outreach, free landing page builder, free landing pages, Internet marketing, landing page builder, landing page design, landing pages, Online Marketing, PPC

How to create a landing page in 8 steps

By Kelsey Johnson June 11, 2021 Getting more sales doesn’t have to be rocket science. Learn the 8 steps to build a landing page in under an hour. Creating a landing page is easier than ever these days, but it can still be intimidating to get started. Like most entrepreneurs, you may be concerned about time.“How long is this going to take? Will it even be worth it?”Answers: It can take less than an hour. And yes, it’s worth it.But let’s start with why you want a landing page in the first place. High consumer expectations and increased competition makes sales hard. Larger companies have been using targeted marketing for years now, changing how your customers expect to be treated.In fact, “80% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase w...
Content Marketing Metrics to Measure Results
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Content Marketing Metrics to Measure Results

Most marketers seem to be taking it on faith that their work is effective: Only 35% of marketers say they think it's "very important" to know the return on marketing investment (ROMI), according to a survey from HubSpot. But that same survey found that 91% of marketers are confident that their campaigns are influencing revenue. If marketers don't understand the ROI of their marketing efforts, they can't possibly know that those efforts are benefiting the bottom line. That's especially true with content marketing, which is inherently a long-term investment: A single piece of content doesn't necessarily lead directly to an increase in sales, which means there's no simple formula for determining content ROI. But just because measuring content marketing ROI isn't always ea...
Your Annual Target Audience Check-Up
Blog, Digital Marketing, digital mkt, Internet marketing, Online Marketing

Your Annual Target Audience Check-Up

If you know marketing, then you know: it is absolutely crucial that you are hitting your target audience right in the bullseye, every time. And if you don’t know marketing we are so glad you are here to learn! In this article, we are going to teach you how to do a quick “check-up” on your current target audience to make sure your advertising is being pointed in the right direction! Skeptical about the need to reassess your target audience? Maybe you have more followers on Facebook than all of your competitors combined! Pretty impressive, right?Well, maybe. A high follower count can play into a common misconception that Alexandrea Harrelson, CEO of Harrelson Media, dubbed “the follower fallacy” which is the idea that the number of followers you have determines your influe...
Build, Grow & Scale a Direct-Sales Business with Social Media
Digital Marketing, digital mkt, email outreach, Internet marketing, Online Marketing, podcast, social media, social media and email

Build, Grow & Scale a Direct-Sales Business with Social Media

By Kelly Forst June 7, 2021 How this entrepreneur bloomed into a thriving coach helping others live their dreams. It used to be about long commutes, stressful corporate jobs and constant anxiety.Not anymore.Now, Brenda Ster runs a thriving coaching business helping online entrepreneurs and direct sellers create authentic relationships online.Oozing energy and passion on the latest episode of The FWD: Thinking Show, Brenda speaks about finding your ideal client, knowing where your community exists and connecting authentically with people online.Take me to the episode nowFinding your zone of geniusCreating content on social media is about more than understanding your audience. It’s more than being everywhere at once. It’s about doing...