10 Branding Stats That Will Blow Your Mind
In business, few things are as important for growth as branding. Successfully branding a company can take it from being just another struggling start-up to an industry leader. Branding is never just about you and your company, it’s about the consumer. Find out what your target audience likes and use it to your advantage.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 branding stats that everyone should be aware of when marketing to consumers:
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The Power of YouTube Advertising
YouTube advertising has been on the rise lately as the platform’s reach steadily grows larger. The number of ads on YouTube has skyrocketed over the past few years, with it only continuing to rise as time goes on. You might be asking yourself “why YouTube?” There are numerous reasons why advertising on this platform is beneficial, but a few of them are simply mind-blowing.
Read below to see why you should be taking advantage of YouTube advertising right now.
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Nonprofit marketing can be tricky to navigate. Many nonprofits operate on a limited budget and likely rely on donations to fund any marketing campaigns. Even though it can get expensive, it’s critical that a nonprofit markets its mission in order to influence donations. Continue reading “Video Marketing for Nonprofits”
Just about everything and everyone has its own website, app and social media page presenting consumers with endless options online. Just like in a brick-and-mortar, you want your online consumer to have a seamless experience – all the way to check out.
User experience (UX) is the way that varying demographics interact with online content or products. Strategizing this experience can help users flow through your website the way you want them to.
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Having trouble generating new leads for your business? Want to expand your reach and gain more awareness? Look no further than Google AdWords. Google AdWords is the best friend that your business has been missing. It features search ads, display ads, video ads and app ads to digitally advertise your business and bring in desirable leads. Generating online leads can seem daunting. Using AdWords helps ease the stress that comes with trying to grow your business online.
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Twenty years ago, when display banners were in their infancy, marketers placed ads by going directly through website owners to buy inventory space on their web pages. The ads came in all shapes and sizes, and most generated click-through rates (CTR) ranging between 50 percent and 90 percent. Everyone was eager to click on a banner. Fast-forward to 2018, and you’re lucky if 10 out of every 10,000 people who see a display ad clicks on it. People have become “banner blind” and generally distrust them, so fewer and fewer people click on them. Continue reading “Are Programmatic Display Ads Worth the Investment?”
Have you ever heard the saying, “build it and they will come?” For social media pages, unfortunately, that’s rarely true. Just two years ago, the average reach for an organic Facebook post was a mere 2.6 percent. With the recent algorithm changes, that’s likely to plummet even more. Does that mean your business should stop all social media efforts and look for some other means of customer engagement? No, but you’ll need to jump into the social media advertising ring if you want to find any success. Continue reading “Social Media Advertising Tips”
Whether you own a small local business or a company with multiple locations, maintaining an active online presence is a must. It not only helps you attract new business, but also provides multiple opportunities for you to engage with current customers. Don’t make the common mistake, however, of relying solely on social media and organic traffic to drive visitors to your business. Continue reading “8 Eye-Opening Digital Marketing Statistics [Infographic]”
Despite what you may have heard, email is not dead. In fact, email marketing drove 18.4% of all online sales in 2016, outperforming social media (1.5%) and display advertising (1.1%). And, it’s expected to grow even more this year. If that isn’t enough evidence that email should be a part of your marketing mix, consider this interesting stat – email delivers a $44 return on investment (ROI) for every $1 spent. Now, do we have your attention? Continue reading “7 Ways to Improve Email Open Rates”
In the U.S., 81 percent of the population has a social media profile. It’s an integral part of our lives. We use it to keep in touch with family and friends, stay on top of breaking news stories, find jobs and to network. We also also use social media for recommendations on services and products. This makes it the perfect arena for businesses. If your business isn’t using social media to target existing and new customers, it’s losing out. Here are five reasons why your company needs a social media strategy right now. Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need a Social Media Strategy”
Is email marketing still a viable tool for reaching new customers and clients? With targeted display, PPC and video advertising consuming such a large portion of most digital marketing budgets for businesses, it’s a natural assumption that email may be dead. That assumption, however, would be wrong. Although there may be some cons associated with email marketing, when it’s done correctly, it can be an effective way to not only reach new people, but also increase your company’s ROI. Continue reading “The Pros & Cons of Email Marketing [Infographic]”
Cart abandonment is a huge problem for most online retailers. In fact, Inc.com estimates that as many as 67 percent of online shoppers will leave items behind in their carts at an estimated cost of $1.79 trillion in lost sales opportunities. That’s a sobering and frustrating statistic for most business owners. But, there is some good news. Research shows that business owners can increase online sales with email remarketing. Continue reading “Increase Online Sales with Email Remarketing”
Have you ever wondered if size really matters? For some things, the answer is no. For other things, maybe. When it pertains to video ads, however, the answer is a resounding yes! But, it’s not a simple “one-size-fits-all” answer. There are many things to consider when determining which video ad length is best for your campaign. Continue reading “Does Size Matter? Finding the Right Video Ad Length”
Web design vs web development – what is the difference? The lines have been blurred for some time and the number of opinions on the matter probably equals the number of fish in the sea. The good news is, that it doesn’t matter. This is not the answer you’re looking for when trying to find a web professional to do work for you.
You need to be able to find that web professional who has the skills to do the job. It doesn’t matter whether they call themselves a designer or a developer.
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Steve Jobs once said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” A good graphic designer understands that fonts, colors and images are merely resources for telling a story. When used correctly, those resources not only catch your eye, but also convey valuable information, such as your company’s mission, vision and purpose. Unfortunately, most businesses notoriously undervalue graphic design, or worse, they think it holds no value at all. If you’re a small business owner, here are five reasons why good graphic design matters, and why it should hold a prominent place in your marketing plan. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Good Graphic Design Matters”