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How To Calculate Lifetime Value – The Infographic

One way to analyze acquisition strategy and estimate marketing costs is to calculate the Lifetime Value (“LTV”) of a customer. Roughly defined, LTV is the projected revenue that a customer will generate during their lifetime. In this graphic we’ll briefly cover…

The 2011 B2B Marketing Guide

In a recent study conducted by Google, over 600 B2B marketing professionals were surveyed and were asked about their marketing strategy for 2011. This survey assessed how these marketers planned to spend their marketing budget, the challenges they faced, how they…

The Sexy Hidden Secrets of Persuasive Writing

When you think of persuasive copy, you might think of content that’s loud – red headlines, bold yellow highlighters and a mammoth-sized guarantee plunked right in the middle of the page, proclaiming the awesomeness of the product or service. It’s…

If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Stealing

How the Internet has created a culture of plagiarism, why it’s a good thing—and the secret to copying and being copied without going under. In September of 1993, version 1 of the program dubbed “the Internet’s killer app” was released. It…

Beginner’s Guide to Landing Pages

A well-designed landing page can greatly increase conversions for your PPC or email marketing campaigns. Rather than directing visitors from those sources to your general website (where they may have a hard time finding what they’re looking for), you can direct…

What Offline Advertisers Can Teach Online Marketers

As online marketers, we often ignore the methods used by offline advertisers, especially print and outdoor advertisers. After all, print is the past and digital marketing is the future. What could we possibly learn from staring at a bunch of magazine…

18 Reasons Why You Need to Read Copyblogger

Copyblogger, which started back in January of 2006, is a wealth of information useful to any marketer or content creator. If you’re not reading it, you’re missing out on a tool that should be in the arsenal of anyone who…

10 Ways to “Guarantee” More Sales and Conversions

What’s the one thing that all businesses have in common? You guessed it, they exist to generate revenue for someone, whether it be shareholders, co-founders, or small-time owners. Of course, the issue with generating revenue is that you’re required to convert leads into…

David Ogilvy’s 7 Tips for Writing Copy That Sells

David Ogilvy is an advertising legend. Often described as the “Original Mad Man,” and “The Father of Advertising,” Ogilvy is known largely for his advertising work while serving as the founder of Ogilvy & Mather. In addition to building a multibillion…

How do colors affect purchases?

For retailers, shopping is the art of persuasion. Though there are many factors that influence how and what consumers buy. However, a great deal is decided by visual cues, the strongest and most persuasive being color. When marketing new products it…

10 Lies Freelance Copywriters Like to Tell You

Could it really be possible that some freelance writers would lie to you, saying whatever it takes to snag your business, justify their exorbitant fees, and turn you into a submissive client who does whatever they tell you? Well… yeah. It’s sad,…