3 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Calls-to-Action

As marketers, our job in a nutshell is to inspire people to take action. Even if this desired action is to sign up for a webinar, I often imagine that I’m marketing a skydiving excursion, which is to say, that I’m asking people to spend money to jump out of an airplane. After all, at [...]

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Obama Campaign Leading the Tech Curve with Mobile Payments Device

Square, the mobile payments device that turns any iPhone or iPad into a mobile credit card processor, already had mogul Richard Branson as an investor. Until today, it was hard to imagine Square adding a bigger superstar endorsement to its roster. Enter President Obama’s re-election campaign, which will be using Square for mobile fundraising. During [...]

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Google’s “not provided” Keyword Impact Exceeds 18% Across Tech Sites, 13% In Healthcare

Like all marketing consultancy firms, we’ve been struggling with how to address Google’s decision to limit keyword referral data for users signed in to Google services with our clients. There’s a great SEO success metrics article on the SEO for Salesforce blog arguing that while there is still more than enough organic keyword data to [...]

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David Barad on the Future of Facebook Marketing [Interview]

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Santa Monica, CA., Fan Appz helps businesses, celebrities, musicians, athletes, public figures and brand owners grow, engage and monetize their social network fan base through an integrated suite of applications and features. As Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Fan Appz, David Barad keeps his clients [...]

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Mystery Shopper Campaigns: Which Metrics Matter?

Your sales team is your front line. They are your strikers, your power forwards and your running backs. As evidence-based marketers we spend ample time generating leads, but in the end, we can only bring leads to Sales. It’s up to the sales team to escort them through the sales funnel. Though it would be [...]

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The Psychology of Color: How a Color Change Caused 50% More Clicks

“The world is a carousel of color.” So proclaimed the theme song to Walt Disney’s 1954 television program, “The Wonderful World of Color.” As we ride around on this so-called carousel, it’s only natural for us to be stirred and moved by the colors that swirl around us. Have you ever felt pacified by a [...]

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Social CRM: Winning the Battle of the Brands

Data from the marketing firm Exact Target indicates that customers are becoming increasingly cautious of following brands on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. As brands battle for followers they are eager to embrace automation technology and ramp up engagement strategies to “out-post” the competition. But an IBM study entitled “From Social Media to [...]

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Predicting Netflix Customer Losses Using Social Media and Search Data

Back in July, when Netflix announced structural pricing changes that enraged a vocal segment of its customer base, we noticed a spike in certain search queries and social media posts that suggested a fresh wave of home entertainment comparison shopping. Tactically, we also noticed that, despite tens of thousands of public complaints, Netflix adopted a [...]

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New Evidence That Quality Content Will Rule The Web

By now we are all familiar with Google’s aggressive push to improve the quality of its search results. So far, it has implemented ranking algorithm changes that sought to punish content farms, many of which published thousands of articles a week with the primary goal of ranking well in search results in order to display [...]

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How Organic Web Traffic Increased by 1018% Without Any SEO Efforts

In April, organic Web traffic for the site typeupsidedown.com increased by 1018%.  No particular marketing efforts were implemented that could have accounted for this. At DemandResults, we’re always looking for the root causes of notable traffic events or unusual online activity. Here, we’re using one of the best free evidence-based marketing tools available: Google Analytics. [...]

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