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Video Marketing in 2017

We introduced the concept of video marketing for the first time in 2016, and then again in our recent blog post on the declining consumer attention online. Since discussing the importance of creating attractive content that grabs consumers attention, we have resolved that video marketing is an excellent tool to stimulate reach and engagement this year. After all, over half of people watch videos online every day! Social media has undergone a notable shift toward this trend in the past few years with the rise of social video channels such as Snapchat, Instagram Stories, Facebook Live, and now 360 video! In fact, Facebook has just recently changed their algorithm to place video content higher than other forms of content on your newsfeed. All of these contribute to why the marketing world is setting its sights on video as it’s primary avenue to experiment with in 2017. ... Continue Reading

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Mobile Marketing: Micro-Moments Captured

In our last post, we discussed Google’s recent report on mobile marketing and the opportunity they’ve coined The Micro-Moment. Today we’re going to continue this discussion by moving onto what you can do about these split second, often unpredictable consumer moments. ... Continue Reading

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Mobile Marketing: Micro-Moments Defined

Buzz about mobile continues to increase as businesses, social platforms, and even search engines focus on the growth and ease of its use. Hopefully, after our last post on the importance of being mobile, we’ve convinced you that not having a mobile website nowadays is a huge mistake.... Continue Reading

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Mayday! Your Visitors Need Somewhere to Land!

Have you had trouble generating leads lately? Have you ever considered how implementing landing pages into your online strategy might help to capture those fleeting prospects? First off, you might be wondering- what exactly is a landing page? Contrary to popular belief, a landing page is not just any page a customer or prospect happens to land on. A landing page is a page whose primary function is to capture contact information through a lead form. Although many successful landing pages include additional engaging content, in order for a page to be categorized as a landing page its primary focus must be the capturing of contact information. So even if your homepage has a form on it, it is not a landing page! ... Continue Reading

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Driven by Data: Implement

We have finally come to the last post of our Driven by Data series, and arguably the most challenging because it requires a commitment from you- implementing the information you’ve found into your business strategy!... Continue Reading

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Driven by Data: Analyze

We continue our Driven by Data series with analyzing the salient features of our research, and then next week implementing new strategies to generate more successful and efficient practices. That’s a big challenge so let’s get started! ... Continue Reading

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Driven by Data: Collection

In 2016, a surprising 87% of marketers considered data the most underutilized asset of their marketing endeavors. Why is this? Well, it’s likely because of a lack of understanding. As we aim to maximize campaign results for our dealers in the year 2017, we feel that this is an important topic to review as we refocus and re-strategize. In this post we will be covering where to find data, in the next post we will talk about what to do with your findings!... Continue Reading

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Keyword: Winning

Can you name the top keywords searched for your business? Having just finished up a refresher course on SEO fundamentals, I wanted to share my biggest take away with you, our dealers, for ranking on Google: keywords. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, it all comes down to being found online. And good news- Google actually provides some free tools to help you figure out what people are searching! Our in-house search services team has also contributed to our findings on keywords and how they can impact your business. ... Continue Reading

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The Anatomy of a Successful Website

Wonder what pieces of the “website puzzle” really matter? We’re going to dive into the must-haves of a business website so you don’t miss a crucial page or feature! ... Continue Reading

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Gravity of a Second

What do the faces of babies and pretty women have in common? They both result in the longest viewing time online. In fact, looking at an image of a baby results in the highest lingering time of all, producing unique activity in our orbitofrontal cortex- the emotional part of our brain. Though we’re not endorsing adding either of these to your website, the attention span of online consumers is an important factor to consider when evaluating the value of your content online. After all, the human attention span is now averaging 8 seconds, which is less than the attention span of a goldfish. Content of any kind- whether blog post, social media post, or the ‘about us’ section of your website- must be sensitive to the declining attention span of the average person, as media of all kinds consume and distract our world.... Continue Reading

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