January 20, 2011

Facebook Makes a Splash in the Bathroom

January 20, 2011 By Vlad Gorenshteyn, Digital Marketing Manager, AIS Media We’ve all heard about explosive growth figures related to Facebook, social media and mobile usage. So we decided to do our own statistically randomized telephone survey. We contacted 500 Americans and asked them a rather personal question: “Do you ever use Facebook on your mobile device while […]

January 14, 2011

Social Media Strategists Look Hard at ROI this Year

Marketers must begin to seriously evaluate their programs and focus on internal education Marketers and social strategists hope to develop better ways to determine return on investment for social media outreach in 2011. ROI has always been a big issue, but as more companies plan to increase social media budgets in 2011, it has become […]

January 5, 2011

Companies will spend more than ever on social media marketing in 2011

Companies will spend more than ever on social media marketing in 2011, but some businesses are boosting budgets for entirely the wrong reasons. A new report “Social Media in the Marketing Mix: Budgeting for 2011,” demonstrates that companies are planning budget increases next year, as they move from cautious experimentation to full implementation. That sounds great, and […]

December 28, 2010

Email, Social Media to See More Marketing Dollars in 2011

Email marketers have been warming up to social media for the past year, using social elements like “share with your network” and buttons to connect with brands on Twitter and Facebook in email campaigns. Email and social media also go together in another way: They are the top tactics marketers worldwide expect to increase budgets […]

Digital Marketing, Email Marketing
December 27, 2010

HOW TO: Create a Successful Company Blog

I’m often asked by entrepreneurs and business owners whether it is worth blogging, and if so, what they should blog about. On the first question, the answer is obvious to me — you must blog as an entrepreneur. In this post I’ll cover why you need to blog, how to determine what to blog about, […]

December 20, 2010

Building An Effective Loyalty Program with Email Marketing

There has been explosive growth in loyalty programs in recent years. The 2009 Colloquy “Loyalty Marketing Census” reported that from 2006 to 2008, US loyalty program membership grew from about 1.3 billion to 1.8 billion, which is a compound annual growth rate of almost 18%. This equals approximately 14.1 loyalty program memberships per household. But […]

Digital Marketing, Email Marketing
December 14, 2010

Ikea contest drives e-mail opt-ins, catalog requests

Home furnishings giant Ikea named the finalists in its “Life Improvement Sabbatical Contest” on December 13. The company is using the program, part of a larger initiative including in-store seminars, an employee challenge and advertising, to drive opt-ins for e-mail and catalog requests. The retailer is encouraging consumers to vote on the winner. Ikea is […]

Email Marketing
December 6, 2010

Big Jump in Social Media for Holiday Marketing

Three-quarters will market on social sites this holiday season Holiday advertising budgets are shifting as marketers increase their reliance on online channels, according to research from BDO USA. While print advertising remains on top for holiday spending, nearly 27% of retailers reported they would spend most of their budget for the period online, including on […]

Digital Marketing
November 30, 2010

Leveraging Best Practices for Social Media

Achieving social media marketing goals, whatever your level of participation Brands and marketers have different levels of participation in the social media space, but many have similar goals and strategies. The “2010 Social Media Benchmarking Study” from Ketchum and FedEx found when looking at 62 study participants from a variety of industries that 100% had […]

Digital Marketing
November 22, 2010

Understanding How New Moms Share

Word-of-mouth, often shared online, is most trusted source Modern moms are older, more confident and more connected than ever before, according to the report “Delivering a Mom: How today’s New Moms Learn, Decide & Buy.” The technologies moms find most useful for parenting information are those that put them in touch with other moms. […]

Digital Marketing, Email Marketing
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