Marketing Automation And The Personalisation Effect

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Whether we like to admit it or not, automation plays a major role in our 21st-century lives. From marketing automation and email apps to Siri and Alexa helping us schedule our calendars to smart homes turning our lights on and off. Not to mention the technology that enables your car to almost park itself or remind you of a vehicle in the blind spot.

If we accept that automation is in our personal lives, why are so few companies really optimising it for business? It comes down to the simple fact that business owners want to be in control. They want to create, manage and adapt customer experiences themselves as some believe that marketing automation is less personable.

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6 Content Marketing Tips To Increase Conversions

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More people are searching for things they want online and in order to stand out, you need content that converts. No matter what type of content you want to publish, you need a good content marketing strategy. In 2018 and beyond, just having content is not enough. Fact is, creating content with no clear goal or added value in mind could harm your business.

You need content that encourages your audience to take action and, at the same time, adds value. The difference between good and great copy is a clearly defined content marketing strategy that takes into account your needs, wants and abilities. This will make your content easier, quicker and cheaper to create.

It’s important to have clear goals and measures in place for content marketing. Avoid simply producing content because you think you should. All content should have a purpose whether it’s lead generation, driving referrals to your website, brand awareness or data capturing. Continue reading

Email Marketing: Blog Series Part 8

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Email marketing is a highly effective digital marketing strategy that involves sending marketing emails to prospects and customers. An effective email marketing campaign can turn prospects into customers, and convert one-time buyers into loyal followers.

There’s no denying that email marketing still plays a pivotal role in business but it’s more than just random emails. Our inboxes are constantly bombarded with marketing-type emails so it really needs to stand out. In many instances, people simply ignore emails, mark all as read, delete them without reading or unsubscribe altogether.

Marketers believe email subject lines are among the top three most important elements after cross-device rendering, deliverability and creativity. Not only that, successful email marketing campaigns require good quality lists and effective market segmentation. Continue reading

Affiliate Marketing Blog Series Part 7

Affiliate Marketing

If you’re a marketer or someone with industry knowledge, you should have a good idea what affiliate marketing is. For those who don’t, affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing where an online retailer, for example, pays affiliates commission for every visitor that they refer to their website to buy products. This relationship helps the business to get more organic leads interested in what they have to offer.

Affiliate marketing overlaps with several other Internet marketing tactics as affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Some methods include organic search engine optimisation (SEO), paid search marketing (PPC), email marketing, content marketing and display advertising. Sometimes affiliates use less orthodox techniques including publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner. In essence, affiliates are not subject to the business’ marketing tactics and are free to promote products as they see fit. Continue reading