The morning after the premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore, Viacom reported a 37% increase in earnings. Of this, a 14% increase in worldwide ad revenues was attributed to the aforementioned show. How did they make this happen?
Value propositions are everywhere—some good, some bad. Essentially a value proposition is your statement of what your company does best. But a lot of people have trouble communicating that in an easy-to-understand manner. Let’s imagine that you explain what you do simply and concisely. Clarity alone doesn’t cut the deal.
How do you sell a software/service to someone you know little to nothing about? And even more challenging, how do you keep that customer? Maybe you’re asking these same questions. Perhaps your buyers are excited about your product for the first few days. Then slowly, usage declines until one day, he no longer wants it. Even though […]
Marketers and business owners seem to be well aware of the opportunity that personalization presents. According to a survey conducted by Forrester (with 100 B2C marketers participating), more than 94% of respondents said personalization plays an important role in helping them meet short-term goals and 97% say it is important for long-term objectives. That being […]
Transactional emails are the boring ones. You never glance at them twice. They announce order confirmations, shipping details, and delivery estimates, and after a quick review, they tend to get filed away. But here’s the thing: They get an even shorter glance from the marketing department. That means transactional emails provide far more opportunities than […]
Conversion rate optimization (CRO) lets you achieve something quite wonderful: it helps you get more out of your existing traffic. A/B testing is the secret sauce that makes that happen. But what happens when you finally decide to carry out A/B tests? You find tons of articles on the subject and are bombarded with advice—advice which […]
The biggest problem with content marketing today is that we downplay its importance. We take things for granted and presume readers will automatically like our articles. But, more often than not, we don’t write content with the reader in mind. For the professional writer you hire, it could just be a means to an end, […]