Your readers don’t want to trawl through endless pages of tables and reams of data, they want attractively and intuitively structured visualisations. They want data that appeals to their eyes as well as their brains.
Manage all your multi-channel marketing campaigns in a single platform with Cascade. Designed to coordinate and manage multiple direct marketing promotions simultaneously, Cascade enables marketing efficiency and streamlines measurement and reporting for improved results.
Content creation can be a key part of your online marketing strategy. But you need to build traffic in order for your content to be effective. This post on the official dlvr.it blog by Bill Flitter includes a playbook for growing traffic to your content.
Gap analysis is a type of higher order analysis that seeks to identify the difference between the organisation’s current strategy and its desired strategy. This difference is sometimes known as the strategic gap. Mintzberg identifies two types of strategy namely deliberate strategy and inadvertent strategy. The deliberate strategy represents the firm’s strategic intent or its desired path while the inadvertent strategy represents the path that the firm may have followed as it adjusted to environmental, competitive and market changes. Other scholars use the terms realized strategy versus intended strategy to refer to the same concepts. This type of analysis indicates whether an organisation has strayed from its desired path during the planning period. The presence of a large gap may indicate the organisation has become stuck in the middle; a recipe for strategic mediocrity and potential failure.
Have you ever had the pleasure of watching Mad Men? I am a huge fan of this TV drama series that describes the structure and code of the marketing world of the 1960s and uncovers the concepts of TV, radio and newspaper advertising campaigns and commercials in a fascinating, sticky way. This drama is full of inimitable genius characters. Here we have Don Draper with his hidden split personality, full of secrets, feminism-driven Peggy Olson with her keen desire to rule in a man’s world and many other characters we, marketers, can drive inspiration from. But what I like the most is their feel for marketing, I love the way they put teeth into effective campaigns. Those guys and gals, in real life, wrote a major chapter in the history of modern marketing. I think, every marketer should watch the episode with Don’s Kodak slide projector ad pitch called “Carousel”. Isn’t it brilliant? He pulls on human sentiments but bases it all on his own experience. This helped to add a personal touch to the ad which is essential for today’s marketing approach.
It’s designed to be very visual and has “Automated Insights” which are insights that are picked up by Facebook Analytics AI and are shown to you on top of the Overview page. This feature is still in beta but works pretty well so far.
Simpli.fi differentiates itself from other tools by taking complete advantage of unstructured audience data. This means that–unlike some other tools on the market–Simpli.fi doesn’t need to rely on pre-made audience segments to categorize audience data. This be a big advantage when working with a lot of data.
ReTargeter is a tool that uses site retargeting, search retargeting and dynamic retargeting. You can use ReTargeter as a self-service platform, or you can pass all of your campaigns onto an account team to run your retargeting for you. You can use these search services à la carte or combine several into a custom package.
SMMU Business Blogging helps you to learn how to blog with an online course, live Q&A, and guest expert webinars. Features: 6 sessions, immediate access, streaming online videos, audio MP3s, unabridged transcripts, certificate of training webinars, and step-by-step cheat sheets.
What a hefty list of tools! Automation is definitely the way to go in marketing these days. Hence, I would also suggest a tool I co-developed at http://www.salesripe.com. It is a must for those looking to build a targeted emails list.
Infusionsoft makes it easy to create and execute a sales and marketing strategy, centralise customer interactions, capture new leads, close sales faster, and automate repetitive tasks like follow-up, contact management, billing, and payment — all from one place.
For Facebook analytics specifically, I like PageLever. Facebook Insights are not as robust as brands would like them to be, so you need to augment it with a different solution to get additional data. PageLever allows you to see your page’s meaningful insights in a visual way.
As everybody knows, headlines are one of the most vital elements of content writing. Whether you’re talking about a blog post, news article, or YouTube video, the title directly affects clicks. Use Headline Analyzer to determine the effectiveness of your titles.
A powerful, integrated marketing solution without the usual headaches and costs, Kentico offers streamlined web content management, e-commerce solutions, online marketing and communities, and collaboration tools to speed processes and enhance your team’s marketing effectiveness.
Strategies often specify how to adjust the marketing mix; firms can use tools such as Marketing Mix Modeling to help them decide how to allocate scarce resources, as well as how to allocate funds across a portfolio of brands. In addition, firms can conduct analyses of performance, customer analysis, competitor analysis, and target market analysis.
You can also assign specific mentions to other users to follow-up on. So if your social media manager finds a post that’s best suited to customer success, they can easily share it with the right person: