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The Beginner’s Guide to Inbound App Marketing

You’ve finally written the last line of code and submitted your app to the app store. Countless hours of staring at a screen two feet in front of your face have left you temporarily nearsighted. As you look out the window, your…

How to Sell a High-Priced Digital Product

AppSumo is a free newsletter that promotes tools/knowledge to help startups become winners. We’ve promoted awesome products (such as Optimizely, LinkedIn, and MailChimp) at special prices. Our average selling price is around $49, which, for many small businesses and freelancers,…

How to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing

Growth hacking is the name of the game right now for startups, and why shouldn’t it be? It’s all about bringing in more traffic and putting more users at the top of the conversion funnel. Many consider these goals to be the…

How to Use Intent to Drive Buyer Behavior

On August 28th, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people marched on Washington. The march organizers struggled to put their common intent into words. In fact, there was no plan. There was no real concrete goal. And yet every one of those people…

How to Crack the Email Deliverability Code

According to ReturnPath’s 2013 email benchmark survey – 22% of opt-in emails aren’t reaching subscribers’ inboxes. And while that number is down from the 28% of the previous year – it still demonstrates that nearly a quarter of messages…

CEOs Don’t Trust Marketing – What’s The Solution?

Month after month there’s increasing data showing us that marketing people don’t plan or measure enough. Our own Smart Insights survey broadcast to 40,000 marketers saw 69% admitting that there is no digital marketing strategy in their current role. It’s…

More Content Marketing Isn’t Necessarily Better

When content marketing became the buzzword marketing strategy of 2013, the rush was on to create easy, consumable pieces that fit into the company’s overall promotional strategy. Now, as we turn the corner to a new year, we realize what a…

9 Must-See Marketing Panels at SXSW 2014

Only one day remains to vote for the panels that make it into this year’s SXSW Interactive. I’ve been busy sifting through the hundreds of awesome panels looking for those that seem the most interesting, compelling, and relevant to online marketing…

A Simple Framework for Creating a Viral Video

Do you ever wonder what it takes to create a viral video? Do you want your video content to spread to the masses? While creating a viral video is part science and part art, there are 5 key principles you must follow when…

How to Use Snapguide to Promote Your Mobile App

If you’re promoting a mobile app, you probably are taking the usual steps to publicize it. You’re telling friends and family about it and asking them to spread the word. You’re creating Facebook and Twitter pages and a simple website. And…

50 Tools to Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Efforts

Companies are defined today by their unique story. Anyone can sell a product but why buy that product over another? Creating radio spots and billboard ads are not enough in today’s consumer centric marketplace to connect with customers, it’s content that…

Achieving Engagement with Email Marketing

One of the biggest challenges facing marketers is achieving engagement with email marketing. Obtaining someone’s email address is an awesome privilege, but getting that person to open an email can be an impossible task. In this post, we’ll be discussing three steps…

The 2013 YouTube Marketing Guide

How does a company that sells blenders attract over 220 million views on YouTube? How does Zappos drive over 250,000 visits a year to its website from YouTube? With over 72 hours of footage being uploaded to YouTube every minute, how do…

How to NOT Break the Law While Marketing

The internet is a great force for democracy, industry, the spread of information, and free speech. It’s also a breeding ground for plagiarism, copyright infringement, and libel. Add into the mix a very slow-moving government that not so long ago was calling…

10 Lessons on Marketing (Poster)

Marketing is one of those things that is tough to define when it’s good. Some forms of marketing resonate with people, but others do not. In my opinion, the “Get a Mac” ads were some of the best advertisements I’ve…

The 5 Biggest Mistakes in Mobile App Marketing

Mobile has changed the landscape of consumerism in a few short years by becoming our favorite tool for reading the news, watching television, communicating, socializing, shopping, making decisions, navigating…for just about everything! As a marketer, mobile is a very powerful place for…

How to Grow Your Email List to 5 Digits and Beyond

Email is a proven method for reaching prospects and cultivating long-term relationships with customers. You probably know it has one of the highest ROIs across online marketing channels, especially when used in tandem with social and search. Plus, email provides greater…

Native Advertising: Marketing Flop or Marketing Future?

Pop quiz: Can you spot the native advertising on BuzzFeed’s homepage? Which piece of BuzzFeed’s homepage contains native advertising? If you answered “all of it,” you’d be exactly right. The entire front page, seemingly devoted to Instagrammers you should be following, actually…

The Ultimate Guide to Customer Acquisition

We all need to acquire new customers to make our products and businesses work. Whether there are a few users paying big bucks or thousands visiting your platform for free, how you get and retain customers is what is important. But…

How to Market Your Mobile App

After doing some research in your industry, you discover that you need more than just a mobile website for your business. You are going to have to really grab the attention of the smartphone generation and get them to use your…

How to Become a Mobile Marketing Success Story

Although mobile marketing is in its infancy, that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the medium takes its first steps to be successful. Already, enterprising retailers and small businesses alike are testing the waters of advertising on smart phones, and…