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6 Engagement Marketing Metrics & How to Improve Them

“Engagement.” It’s a term often dismissed as “fluffy” that lacks true value towards primary business goals. But we live in a world where customers can engage with us in real time. And with this comes an expectation of delivering the best experience…

7 Trials and Tribulations Of Email Outreach

It’s the grand old way of getting your website noticed online, but despite its long-in-the-tooth reputation, the effectiveness of email outreach is showing no signs of slowing down – despite what some experts might have us believe. An old-fashioned email campaign can…

6 Marketing Tactics You Can Use to Boost Email Subscribers

If you’ve been involved in marketing for a while, you’ve probably heard the phrase: “The money is in the list.” With new technologies on the rise, email marketing can feel antiquated. In reality, email marketing is still incredibly effective – both in…

5 Signs it’s Time for an Email Marketing Makeover

These days, just about anyone can create and send out email campaigns to their list of prospects. But just because it’s nearly push-button simple to do, doesn’t mean it always gets the results you want. And if your beautifully-designed, precisely-formatted…

What Tinder Can Teach Us About Growth Marketing

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, Tinder is a hugely popular mobile dating app that matches potential partners based on user data and proximity. Since the application was launched in 2012, it has experienced…

5 Post-Purchase Email Campaign Tactics Worth Trying

Woo-hoo! Your team just clinched another new customer. That’s great news. But before you celebrate, think about the next step in the sales process. Communication plays a critical role in fostering customer loyalty. To transform buyers into die-hard advocates, it’s important…

Using Marketing Analytics to Win at Email Marketing

You might be part of the group of marketers that feel as though your email campaigns are missing something. Only, you’re not sure what they’re missing. You’ve reversed engineered your competitor’s email campaigns to see what they’re doing, but the truth of…

Podcasts: Your Next Great Marketing Channel, Or Just a Fad?

When it comes to reaching engaged, relevant audiences, which marketing channels truly shine? Social media? Email? Webinars? How about podcasts? “Podcasts?” I can hear you thinking, “You mean those radio shows that were popular in the early 2000s?” Sure, podcasts may have hit…

Why Segmentation is Vital to Your Marketing Success

When I say “segmentation” with regards to marketing, what comes to mind for you? Chances are, you immediately think of email segmentation. Segmenting your emails is crucial to improving your customer engagement and conversion rate. But although emails are the most widely talked…

Why Your Team Needs a Growth Manager

Growth hackers…growth managers…growth marketers — startups these days are all about growth. But are these titles just different names for the same kind of job? And if you’re a startup, which type should you hire and why? This article will help…

Getting Started with Automated Email Marketing

Email marketing is one of those pivotal, game-changing facets of online marketing that nearly every serious marketer needs to not only know how to do — but do successfully. As you’ve learned to grow your business, you no doubt have come…

Getting Started with Behavioral Email Marketing

When sending out automated emails to your list, how personalized are they? I’m not talking about things like $firstname, or order by $date for free shipping – but actual personalization based on their behavior. According to MarketingSherpa, 39% of…

When ‘Fear’ Works & When it Backfires

Fear works. Except for when it doesn’t. There’s no better way to force prospects to pay attention than by striking the fear of God into them. It interrupts patterns and interests the unaware. But. That doesn’t mean it always works. In…

5 Customer Activation Emails to Add to Your Funnel

If you’re familiar with the world of digital marketing – you’ve probably come across the term “marketing funnels.” And no, they have nothing to do with plastic instruments you would use in the kitchen or the smoking chimneys found on…

How to Leverage Your Creativity to Convert Leads

Creativity (cre·a·tiv·i·ty) krēāˈtivədē noun the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Creativity may not immediately seem incredibly relevant to CRO. After all, CRO is often thought of as a study in best practices and procedural experimentation….

The Right Approach To Building A Solid Growth Strategy

Ask any successful entrepreneur why their startup succeeded and they’ll almost always point you to a growth strategy they followed. They’ll tell you how much they believed the strategy will work because it was solid and had a really high likelihood…

3 Unusual Tactics For Making Your Testimonials More Persuasive

I bet you’ve seen this sort of advice before… When using a testimonial, you should always: List the customer’s first and last name Include their photo Avoid unbelievable, over-the-top praise Those are all fine tips to follow, but they’re really just starting points. Optimizing your social proof…

6 Advanced B2B Lead Conversion Tracking Methods

One of the more loaded questions we hear from execs at our SaaS company is, “How is Marketing doing this month?” Fair question. For B2B marketers who work with lead generation and conversion tracking, the answer beyond “great” may be tricky…