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Archive for June, 2013

Email Marketing Campaigns – Best Practice in Email Design

Email Marketing CampaignPeople read emails in lots of different ways now and through lots of different media and platforms. Gone are the days when a simple email program ran off a generic desktop.

These days your email marketing campaign has to deal with mobile platforms and interfaces (nearly half of all emails worldwide are now read on a phone or tablet) and a variety of different browsers too. This means your email marketing campaign has to consider a few factors before you start broadcast your campaign.

Design is important, and this post will look at a few things your email marketing developers may want to think about before they press ‘send’.

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Email Marketing Measurement: 5 metrics you must measure

Email Marketing MeasurementEmail marketing measurement used to be very simple. All a company had to do was set up a campaign and then monitor open rates and click-through rates. There was a time when receiving an email was still a bit of a novelty, so open rates were through the roof! If it went badly you would know about it soon enough through the total lack of any kind of engagement.

Things have become much more sophisticated though. These days there are some clear ‘engagement’ metrics that marketers should be aware of if they are tasked with the job of creating and managing an email marketing campaign for a company. And then, when it comes to the time of reporting the success and contribution of the marketing department as a whole, you’ll need to be in a position to perform Email Marketing Measurement and report on return on marketing investment. (more…)

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10 Free Content Marketing Tools

Content Marketing Tools - Top 10Content Marketing Tools and the process of generating web traffic and leads from valuable online content, is fast becoming the most challenging aspect of a B2B marketer’s job.

Because Google has changed the emphasis of search results to favour websites that have valuable, relevant content, it means that marketers need to be producing high quality resources on a regular basis.

Your typical B2B marketer has to be multi-skilled; they need to be authors, copywriters, photographers, designers, publishers, film makers, VT editors, web developers… as well as lead generators! Phew!

The following list will help you identify some free resources which will help you plan, implement, publish and distribute your great looking, valuable content. (more…)

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Do You Really Need a Content Marketing Agency?

Content Marketing AgencyThe importance of content for b2b marketers means that many rightly consider working with a content marketing agency. It is true that content is king when it comes to raising your company profile in the market. You could be selling flowers or running a high-end business consultancy, it doesn’t matter. If you don’t have a content strategy that creates fresh web content on a regular basis, chances are your customers won’t be able to engage with your ideas and your brand. This can only result in declining traffic, as customers start to look elsewhere for the products and/or service you offer. If you can’t get them to engage with your company through great and relevant content, they will most definitely not buy from you. (more…)

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Web Analytics Tools: 5 things that Google won’t tell you (that target360 will)

Google’s Web Analytics Tools are a fantastic weapon in the online marketer’s armoury. There is no getting away from it.

It’s easy to use, offers fantastic functionality, highlights how your website is browsed by your visitors, and best of all, it’s free!

But, as a B2B marketer, how often have you been digging around in analytics only to say, “I wish it would go further”!

Here are 5 areas where target360 can actually rise to the challenge and tell you the things that Google won’t tell you: (more…)

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