Ugh. The summer sales slump. Everyone expects it. Everyone dreads it. But few marketers know how to power through it. Instead, they hunker down, wait through it, and wake up for the back-to-school blast and holiday uptick. I think there’s a better way. Yes, the summer sales slump is one of the brutal realities of […]
A while back, we discussed ready-made landing pages in some detail. We evaluated how to customize lading pages “out of the box” and even reviewed the top landing page providers. For many businesses, ready-made landing pages are the way to go. You don’t have the time, expertise, or team to tackle landing pages without help, […]
Back in 1986, a researcher named Jerry Burger set up an experiment to test the power of getting a bargain. At his Santa Clara University stall during an art fair, Jerry was selling cupcakes and cookies — with a twist. Half the customers who came to his booth were told immediately that a cupcake and two […]
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.
Robert Cialdini’s famous book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion is a staple of any business-oriented must-read list. You’ve read the concepts before and you’ve probably even seen the full list of principles on numerous occasions. Reciprocity, Consistency, Social Proof, Liking, Authority, & Scarcity These principles tend to dictate the way we behave in society, and […]
Running paid traffic to a landing page can be hard. You need to know how to keep your bounce rates low and subscriber numbers high, in order to keep things profitable. If you’re someone who has trouble making landing pages work with the use of paid traffic, don’t worry. I’ll show you what changes need […]