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3 WAYS TO BOND WITH MILLENNIALS THROUGH PRINT COMMUNICATIONS

While predictably receptive to online promotions and communications, research shows tech-savvy millennials have an unexpected affection for more traditional direct marketing. The 2017 Annual State of Marketing Consumer Survey from Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends reveals 71 percent of North American millennials say they look at most of the direct mail they receive. “There’s just not…

WITH 5 SECONDS TO GET MY ATTENTION, IT’S TIME TO GET CREATIVE

With just five seconds — or less — to catch a prospect’s interest, you must first get them to notice you. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through the use of eye-catching creative design and clear, concise text. How do you get there? Try following some best practices for good “creative”: Focus…

3 WAYS INFOGRAPHICS CAN TAKE YOUR CONTENT MARKETING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Infographics are a great content marketing strategy that can serve as a powerful, informative tool for your business. Not only are they an eye-catching way to educate and promote products and services, they can also simplify complex information or processes for customers and internal audiences. Here are three ways that infographics can take your marketing…

SIMPLE WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

One of the most widely embraced marketing tactics for establishing and maintaining customer rapport and loyalty is personalization. Personalized marketing leverages your customer data to individualize messaging, adding important relevancy. Personalization can be applied to most of your marketing channels: direct mail, email, social media and other digital campaigns. Though personalized marketing can seem daunting,…

4 Ways to Improve Customer Retention

The Harvard Business Review suggests that it is anywhere between five to 25 times more expensive to acquire new customers than retain them depending on the industry. Here are a few considerations as you develop what works best for your company’s retention strategy: 1. Keep VIP customers happy. Track the buying patterns of your best…

Business-to-business Influencer Marketing 101

Between the increasingly competitive business-to-business (B2B) marketing space and a growing skepticism of traditional advertising, many small business marketers are beginning to turn to influencer marketing as an alternative way to build relationships. Traditionally more of a business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing tactic, influencer marketing has gained appeal as an effective B2B marketing strategy. By targeting the…

4 Tips for Creating Engaging B2B Content

Intentional or not, most businesses and organizations create an enormous amount of content every day. With more web writing, blogs, emails, case studies and the like, the risk of favoring quantity over quality grows. Content should be engaging, educational and/or actionable to your key audience. Here are four reminders for your content producers: 1. Share…

Think Like a Content Marketer: 5 Ways to Repurpose Content

According to eMarketer, compilers of data and research across hundreds of industries, 60 percent of marketers create at least one piece of content a day, intended for promotion, SEO or other forms of digital and print marketing. That sounds like a hefty workload that pays off: The Content Marketing Institute says that content marketing leaders…

Creating a Content Marketing Strategy Charts Your Best Tactics

Any small or mid-sized business (SMB) can publish content without heavy investment to try to build a loyal audience. However, random acts of marketing are seldom as effective as creating a content marketing strategy. According to a 2016 benchmark report from the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), fewer North American business-to-business marketers have a documented content…

Just Generating Content or Aiming to Write Well?

Creating more engaging content was picked as the top priority by 72% of B2B content marketers, according to Content Marketing Institute’s (CMI) new 2016 study. Yet becoming stronger writers ranked lowest; just 19% considered it important. Things that make you go, “Hmm.” CMI took this surprising inconsistency to a roundtable of marketing minds to talk…