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November 15, 2010

Social Media Most Effective Channel to Integrate with Email Marketing

Several studies have shown that a majority of email marketers are making use of social media tactics, both to boost their social media efforts as well as to improve email campaigns. A June 2010 survey of North American email and online marketers by email marketing firm Lyris found that most of them were seeing positive […]

Email Marketing
November 11, 2010

Small Businesses Focus Digital Marketing Budget on Websites

Looking to other low-cost marketing options A plurality of small businesses will keep their marketing budgets steady next year across the board, including spending on websites, direct mail, print, TV and social media, according to research by Zoomerang and GrowBiz Media, a provider of information and services to help organizations reach the small and midsize […]

News
November 9, 2010

Retailers Ever So Hopeful For Holiday Shopping Season

by Kelly Johnson, Sacramento Business Journal The holiday shopping season isn’t likely to offer any miracles, but local and national retail observers expect revenue to climb a couple percentage points over last year. And given the economy — and compared to declines the past two years — a couple percentage point gain is a much-welcomed gift. […]

News
November 5, 2010

HOW TO: Calculate the ROI of Your Social Media Campaign

Jamie Turner is the chief content officer of the 60 Second Marketer, the online magazine for BKV Digital and Direct Response. He is also the co-author of “How to Make Money with Social Media” now available at fine bookstores (and a few not-so-fine bookstores) everywhere. First the bad news: If you’re going to calculate the […]

Digital Marketing
November 1, 2010

Printers Can Demonstrate ROI to Clients Using Interactive Marketing

Today, more than ever, consumers are more sophisticated in the way they shop and research products and services. According to research firm BiaKelsey, the average consumer looks at 7.9 different sources for product information—including traditional and interactive—before making their final purchase decision. Therefore, cross-channel marketing campaigns that incorporate print, direct mail, Web sites, social media […]

Digital Marketing
October 27, 2010

Welcome e-mails with offers equal more transactions: Experian

Offers within welcome e-mails result in significantly higher transaction rates than those within bulk messages, according to research released October 19 by Experian Marketing Services. Welcome e-mails have transaction rates nine times higher than bulk mailings, according to the study, “The Welcome E-mail Report: Benchmark Data and Analysis for Engaging New Subscribers through E-mail Marketing.” […]

News
October 22, 2010

Why You Should Use Social Media, and How to Do It

One thing most corporates seem to miss about social media is the social part of it. Social media is a network which allows you to keep in contact with people. Think of yourself as a broadcaster and your followers on Twitter or fans on Facebook as recipients of your message. But instead of one way […]

News
October 18, 2010

How Social Search Will Transform the SEO Industry

Facebook and Bing announced last week an agreement that would allow Microsoft’s search engine to return results based on the Facebook “Likes” of the searcher’s friends. Additionally, Google recently began including Twitter updates in its search returns. It’s a natural innovation that fits into the business models of both companies and takes the trend of […]

News
October 14, 2010

Skype Gets Serious Facebook Integration

I think this integration between Skype and Facebook could have some great benefits for your business. Imagine having the ability to reach your loyal customers, talk to your employees, or work on a project with multiple people face to face. Skype 5.0 for Windows has just been released with a slew of improvements and feature […]

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October 13, 2010

The 3 Pillars that shape a Social Business

Organizations cannot have effective, external conversations with consumers, unless they can have effective internal conversations first. And when I refer to internal conversations, I mean much more than a few monthly conference calls and a collaboration forum. Based on my observations and experience working at HP, Yahoo and Intel; organizations that are thriving to be a […]

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